Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Amid reports of heavy losses near Vuhledar, Putin still praises Russian marines for their effort

    Russian president Vladimir Putin spoke about the Marine Corps of the Russian Armed Forces, which suffered catastrophic losses near the Ukrainian town of Vuhledar.

    The losses of the Russian Pacific Fleet Marines near Vuhledar caused public outcry in Russia. In an attempt to calm down the wave of indignation, Putin noted the “bravery” of the marines in the battle for Vuhledar.

    Speaking on the talk show "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on Russia 1 channel, Putin said "the Naval Infantry are working …

  • Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny: Ukrainian Forces have regained control of some previously lost positions in Donbas

    The Ukrainian military managed to recapture previously lost positions in certain areas of the front in the Donetsk region and gained a foothold there, said the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valeriy Zaluzhny during a telephone conversation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, General Mark Milley.

    Zaluzhny said that the situation in the Donetsk direction remains the most difficult. The Russians conduct up to 50 attacks every day there.

    "Fierce …

  • Ukrainian Forces carry out HIMARS strikes on Russian military facilities in occupied Melitopol

    On February 10, the Ukrainian Armed Forces carried out HIMARS missile strikes on Russian military facilities in occupied Melitopol. According to the mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, Ukrainian military struck warehouses with military equipment and ammunition.

    “Melitopol is rocked by powerful explosions. The power is so strong that the windows are blown out. Occupiers, how’s the mood,” Fedorov wrote on Telegram.

    Residents confirm on social networks powerful explosions at Russian ammunition …

  • Ukraine seizes $1 million worth of Russian iron ore

    Ukrainian Law enforcement agencies have seized about 2.5 thousand tons of Russian-made iron ore found at one of the railway stations in the Odesa region. According to preliminary estimates, the total cost of the seized cargo is about a million dollars, reports the Department of Strategic Investigations of the Ukrainian National Police of Ukraine.

    The raw materials were discovered by operatives and investigators of the Odesa region as part of measures aimed at locating and seizing Russian and …

  • Ukraine requests F-16 fighter jets from the Netherlands

    The Dutch government confirmed it received an official request from Ukraine for fighter jets, reports the news agency NOS, citing the Dutch Defense Minister, Kajsa Ollongren.

    The minister called this request understandable, adding that it is not easy to fulfill.

    "We should discuss the availability of the F-16 with the Americans and other allies. And we have to seriously look at the consequences. It can't happen overnight. We must be honest in this regard," the Minister said. "We take the …

  • Prigozhin claims to have stopped recruiting prisoners to Wagner PMC

    The founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, claims that his private military company no longer recruits new mercenaries in Russian prisons. "The recruitment of prisoners to the Wagner PMC has been completely stopped. All obligations to those who are now working in our country are fulfilled," his press service said in response to a question from Live24. The latter, citing a "large number of prisoners," wrote that the recruitment of mercenaries in the colonies has not been conducted for …

  • Kyiv: deliveries of western fighter jets to Ukraine may be unblocked soon

    The issue of providing Ukraine with long-range weapons and fighter jets can be resolved, said the  Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration, Andriy Yermak.

    "The issue around long-range weapons and fighters for Ukraine can be resolved soon. Details will be a little later?" Yermak wrote on Telegram.

    During a speech in the British Parliament, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, presented the Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle with a helmet of a Ukrainian fighter pilot and …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia’s Gazprom is creating its own private military company

    Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft, a subsidiary of the gas giant Gazprom, is creating its own private military company. The corresponding order was signed by the Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, reports the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    The document states that the founders of the organization will be JSC Gazprom Neft with a 70% share and a "private security organization Staff Center" with a share of 30%.

    The Russian government justifies the …

  • Wagner PMC begins a new round of recruitments in Russian prisons

    Recruiters from the Russian private military company the Wagner Group began coming to Russian penitentiaries again, where they had already recruited prisoners to the war in Ukraine, reports the news outlet Mediazona.

    The inmates told reporters that now the recruitment process takes place in a less "solemn" environment. Prisoners are no longer lined up on the parade ground, and the founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, does not fly in by helicopter.

    In addition, 50 or 75 percent fewer …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Kyiv will soon be getting Western fighter jets

    Western partners will provide Ukraine with aircraft, the question is only which ones, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov at a press conference.

    "Today, in terms of obtaining weapons, we have received everything. Only the planes are remaining. I can add optimism. There will also be planes, the question is simply what kind of planes," he said.

    According to him, Ukraine's partners are constantly being told about the need for aircraft since this is also part of the air defense. …