Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: spokesman of DPR Defense Ministry has been detained by Russian security services

    The spokesman of the Defense Ministry of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Eduard Basurin, has been detained by Russian military.

    Russian security services began reprisals against commanders in the occupied Donbas because of unsuccessful "special military operation". Eduard Basurin is one of such high-ranking military officials who has been detained, reported the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    "After speaking with FSB officers, Eduard Basurin was …

  • Kyiv: Russia’s plan for an offensive in Donbas is under threat of failure

    Russia is experiencing difficulties gathering sufficient forces for an attack in the Eastern Front.

    A third of the Russian army involved in the war has already been destroyed, that is why it is difficult for Russia to gather sufficient troops for a large-scale offensive operation in the Donbas, said Lieutenant General Ihor Romanenko on the air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.

    "They are trying to recruit personnel wherever they can. In terms of technology, too, but the equipment is no longer as new …

  • Kharkiv region governor: Ukraine has enough forces to drive Russian troops out from the region

    Ukraine has enough forces in the Kharkiv region to drive the Russian troops out, but this will happen when an all-out counteroffensive can begin, said the head of the Kharkiv regional administration, Oleg Sinegubov, in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

    "We are now holding defensive positions. This requires a different balance of forces and means. If we begin an offensive, this will be a completely different balance of forces and means. We have enough strength to do this," he assured.

    Sinegubov …

  • Arrests, heart attacks happening in Russia’s power circles as invasion of Ukraine does not go according to plan

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, who has not been seen in public for a long time, has a massive heart attack, said Leonid Nevzlin, a Russian businessman living in Israel.

    "Shoygu is out of the game, perhaps he will become disabled if he survives. He suddenly had a massive heart attack. He is in intensive care, connected to devices. There are rumors that the heart attack could not have occurred due to natural causes," Nevzlin wrote.

    The businessman also added that twenty generals were …

  • Macron calls Russians and Ukrainians ‘brothers’

    In his interview with the public television channel France 2, French President Emmanuel Macron refused to use the term "genocide" to describe the actions of the Russian troops in Ukraine.

    "I would be careful with such terms, because these two peoples (Russians and Ukrainians) are brothers. I want to continue to try, as far as possible, to stop this war and restore peace. I am not sure that the escalation of rhetoric serves this cause," Macron said.

    At the same time, he added that Russia …

  • Kyiv: Russia tried to create breakaway republics in western Ukraine

    The Russian authorities planned to create so-called "people's republics" in the western regions of Ukraine. Preparations to overthrow the constitutional order have been carried out since the last summer, reported the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU).

    The SBU published a video of the interrogation of a member of this group who agreed to cooperate with investigators.

    The person said he was recruited by a retired Russian intelligence officer - the organizer of the "plot". He proposed to create a …

  • Railway tracks in Belgorod border region damaged as Ukraine claims ‘partisan war’ in Russian territory has begun

    Railway tracks in the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine, said Belgorod region governor Vyacheslav Gladkov.

    "There is damage to railway tracks in the Shebekinsky district. There were no casualties or injuries. Only the railway tracks were destroyed. A task force is working on site. I will report abut the reasons later," Gladkov wrote on his Telegram channel.

    Earlier, Ukrainian intelligence reported that Russian authorities are preparing for a potential guerrilla war in their territory. …

  • Putin: Russia will achieve its 'noble' goals in Ukraine

    During a speech marking the 61st anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human in space, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia’s goals in Ukraine are “noble”.

    “The goals of the ‘special operation’ to protect the Donbas will be achieved, they are noble,” Putin stated.

    "On the one hand, we are helping and saving people, and on the other, we are simply taking measures to ensure the security of Russia itself," Putin exclaimed.

    He also noted that a clash between Russia and Ukraine …

  • German company Rheinmetall says it is ready to supply tanks to Ukraine

    The German defense concern Rheinmetall is ready to provide a shipment of used Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine. "The first Leopard 1 can be delivered within six weeks," said Armin Papperger, chairman of the board of directors, in an interview with the newspaper Handelsblatt. To begin deliveries to Ukraine the company will need consent of the German government.

    According to Papperger, Rheinmetall can supply up to 50 Leopard 1 tanks from the old stock of the armies of other countries. The status of …

  • Lavrov: Russian ‘special operation’ in Ukraine is meant to end U.S. world dominance

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov named another goal of Russia's "special operation" in Ukraine. According to him, it is meant to put an end to the reckless expansion of the United States and its course towards domination in the world.

    Lavrov explained that Washington is building its dominance "with gross violations of international law," adjusting the international rules accordingly.

    Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said that one of the main goals of …