Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Prigozhin lashes out at Russian Defense Minister for not providing ammunition and weapons to Wagner PMC

    A conflict is actively developing in the Russian military-political elite. The founder of the private military company the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, complains about the shortage of weapons and ammunition, and personally blames the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. The conflict between Wagner mercenaries and the Russian military leadership has been brewing for more than a month, but up until now Prigozhin preferred that subordinates publicly complain about the problems.

    "The sh**t …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister Reznikov says he explained to the US Defense Secretary the importance of defending Bakhmut

    Ukrainian troops are grinding down Russians in Bakhmut and reduce their offensive potential, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov in an interview with Babel.

    According to him, the defense of Bakhmut is a military question, not a political one.

    "Our military clearly understands that Bakhmut is a fortress that grinds down the Russian resources. The Russians have the greatest daily losses just in the directions of Bakhmut, Lyman, the entire area. They attack in groups and leave the …

  • Kyiv: Russia is experiencing shortage of Kalibr cruise missiles

    Two Russian warships carrying Kalibr cruise missiles have sailed into the Black Sea, but the reserves of these missiles have been depleted, said on the Ukrainian TV the speaker of the Joint Press Center of the Southern Defense Forces, Nataliya Gumenyuk.

    According to her, as of Sunday morning, Russian warships and submarines carrying the missiles are on combat duty. This naval group can potentially launch up to eight missiles.

    She pointed out that the Ukrainian Armed Forces observe "some enemy’ …

  • Kadyrov wants to create his own private military company

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that he wants to create his own private military company similar to the Wagner Group PMC, which was founded by the Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin. Kadyrov admitted that the success of the Wagner mercenaries in the battles in Ukraine makes him very happy.

    "It is just a private military company, but it has managed to achieve very impressive results. And this is considering the fact that the assault brigades of this PMC always take on an extremely …

  • Russia claims to have increased production of Kinzhal hypersonic missiles

    The head of the Russian defense corporation Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, said that the Russian Federation had increased the production of Kinzhal hypersonic missiles.

    "The production [of these missile systems] began a long time ago. In the beginning such a quantity was not required. We are now increasing the production," Chemezov said in an interview with the Russian news agency Interfax.

    He also added that Rostec produces "colossal volumes of products" for the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "Volumes …

  • Kyiv: Russia has dialed down its offensive on Vuhledar

    The Russian forces have significantly reduced offensive and assault operations in the Vuhledar direction compared to last week, said the spokesman for the joint press center of the Ukrainian Defense Forces, Oleksiy Dmytrashkovsky.

    "The enemy has slowed down somewhat. The Russians no longer have the potential to conduct large assault actions. Today, the enemy managed only two attacks, which can hardly be called an offensive," he said.

    According to Dmytrashkovsky, the Russians tried to advance …

  • Germany has frozen 5.32 billion euros of Russian assets since the beginning of war in Ukraine

    During the year of the war in Ukraine, the German authorities froze 5.32 billion euros worth of Russian assets, reports the newspaper Welt, citing the Federal Ministry of Finance.

    The newspaper clarifies that that this includes the assets of the Central Bank of Russia, and also assets belonging to Russian companies and individuals who have fallen under the sanctions of the European Union.

    The German Ministry of Finance refused to provide the names of the Russian oligarchs whose assets were …

  • Poland considers delivering Soviet-made fighter jets to Ukraine

    Poland will consider the possibility of delivering MiG-29 aircraft, which it has in service, to the Ukrainian Army, and in future will also join the broad coalition of countries willing to supply F-16 fighter jets, Polish President Andrzej Duda told the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.

    According to Duda, it takes months to train a F-16 pilot. But if Kyiv is provided with MiG-29 or Su aircraft, then Ukrainian pilots "are ready to fly them almost immediately."

    "In fact, they could just fly home …

  • Russia planning to increase the use of its air force in Ukraine

    Russian commanders have decided to increase the use of air force in the war against Ukraine, reported the news outlet Important Stories, citing a source close to the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "They used to spare the aircraft before. They almost never flew into the zone of the Ukrainian air defense. Now we decided to change the tactics," the interlocutor said, adding that Russia still has an undeniable advantage in aircraft over the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    He believes that Russian planes and …

  • Russia suffers record losses sending its army into the minefields in eastern Ukraine

    In the first half of February, Russia suffered record losses in eastern Ukraine, according to the joint analysis of Mediazona and the Russian service of the BBC.

    A team of volunteers from the media outlets analyzed social networks during 15 days and established 1,555 names of killed Russian servicemen. According to the publication, this is the largest increase in losses in the entire war. At the same time, Mediazona notes that the real number of deaths may be several times higher. In addition, …