Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Dutch Defense Minister: Netherlands to supply Ukraine with 24 F-16 fighter jets by summer

    Dutch Defence Minister Kajsa Ollongren has indicated that the Netherlands plans to supply Ukraine with a total of 24 F-16 fighter jets.

    "They will be transferred to Ukraine as soon as everything is ready. This is contingent on the training of Ukrainian pilots and maintenance staff, as well as on the necessary infrastructure," Ollongren said in an interview with Ukrinform.

    Ollongren also discussed the types of weapons needed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces to win the war.

    The head of the …

  • Largest ship since Russia’s invasion: Captain Leonidas departs Ukrainian port with record cargo

    The vessel Captain Leonidas, the largest ship to call at a Ukrainian port since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, departed from the port of Pivdennyi, the Ministry of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Development reported.

    The Ministry noted that this Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier exported 195,700 tonnes of cargo. "The ship is 300 meters long, 50 meters wide, with a deadweight of over 203,000 tonnes," the statement reads.

    The Administration of Sea Ports clarified that …

  • Explosions rock Belgorod as Russian air defense intercepts missiles over the city

    Early on Saturday morning, April 6th, the Russian city of Belgorod was jolted by powerful explosions. The Russian air defense was reportedly intercepting projectiles overhead, causing significant damage.

    Sirens began wailing before 6:00 AM, followed shortly by blasts. The loudest were in the southern part of the city, where Russian air defense installations are likely located. They were shooting down missiles above the residential area, leading to debris raining down onto civilian …

  • Syrskyi: Ukrainian Forces achieve tactical successes in Kupiansk and Lyman areas

    The Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi, said on April 6 that Ukrainian troops have achieved certain tactical successes in the Kupiansk and Lyman directions. In other parts of the front, the situation remains tense, with heavy fighting continuing.

    According to him, Russian forces are attempting to reach the borders of the Donetsk region, using their advantage in air power, missiles, and artillery ammunition. Occupying forces are launching offensive operations …

  • Media: NATO debates Ukraine membership in exchange for ceding Russian-occupied territories

    NATO representatives are discussing the possibility of Ukraine relinquishing regions occupied by Russia in exchange for guaranteed NATO membership, according to La Repubblica.

    The Italian newspaper says while this scenario is not on the official agenda, it is increasingly brought up informally, particularly ahead of forthcoming presidential elections in the United States.

    The report draws parallels with Western Germany post-World War II, which was divided, with the Soviet Union taking control …

  • Ukraine's drone strikes destroy six Russian aircraft at Morozovsk airbase

    Drone strikes on the Russian airbase Morozovsk overnight on April 5 resulted in the destruction of at least six aircraft. The operation was conducted by the Security Service of Ukraine in conjunction with the Defence Forces, reports public broadcaster Suspilne, citing its sources.

    The targeted airfield housed bombers Su-24, Su-24M, and Su-34, which Russia uses to attack Ukrainian Armed Forces' positions and Ukrainian cities near the front line using guided air bombs.

    "At least six Russian …

  • German companies linked to reconstruction efforts in Russian-occupied Mariupol

    German construction equipment and materials have been spotted in the occupied city of Mariupol, which was largely destroyed by Russian forces, ARD News reported. An investigation by ARD's Monitor magazine, which analyzed construction company reports and photo and video material from Mariupol, revealed the presence of German-made machinery and windows, as well as cement bags bearing the logo of Knauf, a major German company with business in Russia.

    In response to a query from ARD Monitor, Knauf …

  • Western allies, led by Germany, commit to strengthening Ukraine's air defense with Patriots

    Western allies led by Germany have agreed to bolster Ukraine's air defense by providing additional anti-aircraft systems, including the Patriot system, following a meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Council in Brussels, according to statements made by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock.

    "After the Ukraine-NATO Council meeting, where I urged the Alliance countries to immediately provide Ukraine with additional air defense systems, specifically …

  • Ukrainian military acquired GPS coordinates of Russian cruiser Moskva for $3,000

    The Ukrainian military paid $3000 for the the information about the technical condition and coordinates of the Russian cruiser Moskva, obtained using a GPS tracker, reports TSN, citing its sources.

    According to TSN, a representative of the Russian Black Sea Fleet sold confidential data to Ukrainian forces before planting a GPS device on the vessel, which allegedly helped to monitor the ship's movements.

    Andrey Yusov, a spokesperson for Ukraine's Main Directorate of Intelligence at the …

  • Multiple international workers injured in Ukrainian attack on Russian drone factory in Tatarstan

    A drone attack on the Alabuga Polytech compound in Tatarstan, where Shahed-136 strike drones are assembled, injured citizens from nine countries, reports the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, citing the press service of the Tatarstan governor.

    In addition to Russian citizens, individuals from Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Sudan were allegedly injured.

    Fourteen people were affected in total, with six still in hospital. It is likely they all worked at …