Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Flights leaving Russia sell out after Putin announces 'partial' mobilization

    Russians rushed to leave the country after Putin declared “partial” mobilization. All the tickets to visa-free destinations have been sold out. The Russian news website The Insider reports that, according to the Russian travel search platform Aviasales, there are no tickets available for the flights to Istanbul for the next few days. There are also no direct tickets to other cities in Turkey: Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir.

    There are no tickets for flights to Armenia – neither direct nor …

  • Erdogan: Russia must return all seized territories to Ukraine to end the war

    During the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Uzbekistan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a private conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "In Uzbekistan, I met with President Putin, and we had a fairly open conversation. And he actually made it clear to me that he was ready to end the conflict as soon as possible. That was my impression," Erdogan said in an interview for the American television channel PBS.

    The Turkish President said that he …

  • Russia hastily prepares ‘accession referendums’ in occupied territories of Ukraine

    Referendums on accession of the occupied territories to the Russian Federation will be held from September 23 to September 27. This decision was made by the Russia-controlled administrations of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics and also occupied territories of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions. The so-called heads of regions said that joining the Russian Federation "will protect the region."

    The "head" of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, also asked Russian President Vladimir …

  • U.S. Ambassador: Washington has developed an action plan in the event that Russia uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine

    The United States of America is developing an action plan in the event that Russia uses nuclear weapons, said US Ambassador Bridget Brink in an interview with Evropeyska Pravda.

    "We are working on this in the United States and discussing together with partners how we could act in response to those actions that would be completely unacceptable. And the President said it very clearly," she said.

    She recalled that both the United States and the Russian Federation "stated that it is impossible to …

  • Kyiv: Russian troops are caught between Ukrainian Forces and Dnieper river

    Russians are now caught between the Ukraine Forces and the right bank of the Dnieper, said the head of the joint press center of the Defense Forces of the Operational Command South Natalia Gumenyuk.

    "The fire control that we keep over the crossings and transport arteries across the Dnieper makes them understand that they are caught between the [Ukrainian] defense forces and the right bank. These are [Russian] units that are in this part of the Kherson region. Therefore, they have been offered …

  • Hungary: Russia can declare victory in Ukraine ‘at any time’

    At a roundtable discussion at the University of Public Service in Budapest, which was held to promote a new book titled “Russian Great Power Policy 1905-2021”, the head of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás, said that Russia does not pose a threat to the North Atlantic Alliance if NOTO does not “intervene" in a full-scale war in Ukraine.

    Gulyás called incorrect the statements of Poland and the Baltic countries that in the event of Ukraine's loss in a full-scale war with …

  • Germany agrees to sell RCH-155 self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

    Germany approved the sale of 18 self-propelled artillery systems RCH-155 to Ukraine. However, their delivery is possible no earlier than 2025, reported the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

    According to Welt am Sonntag, the contract for the supply of 18 self-propelled artillery systems costs 216 million euros.

    The Ukrainian and German Defense Ministers - Oleksiy Reznikov and Christine Lambrecht- discussed the contract this July. However, deliveries of RCH-155 will take place no earlier than 30 …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: Germany is deliberately delaying assistance to Ukraine

    Germany is deliberately delaying the real military assistance to Ukraine, as it still hopes that normal cooperation with Russia could resume, said Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau in an interview with the news website

    "Meanwhile, the scale and pace of Germany's support for Ukraine shows deliberate procrastination, as if the goal is that regardless of the outcome of this war, German-Russian relations suffer as little as possible, even though the free world loses trust in Germany," the …

  • Media: Putin concerned about growing alcohol abuse among Russian elite

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is concerned about the increasing alcohol abuse among his "inner circle" and the top leadership of the Russian Federation, reports Meduza, citing several sources close to the presidential administration.

    According to two sources, Putin began to pay special attention to the problem of alcohol abuse, because Russian officials began to drink alcohol much more often and more amid the ongoing war in Ukraine. The Russian President is particularly concerned about the …

  • Scholz: Putin still believes invasion of Ukraine was the right decision

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that, after a 90-minute conversation with Vladimir Putin, he saw no change in the Russian president's position on Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Putin still believes that the war was the right decision and does not plan to curtail it.

    "Unfortunately, I cannot tell you that [Putin] has come to the realization that starting this war was a mistake. There are also no signs that he has new views,” Scholz told reporters in Berlin.

    The German Chancellor …