Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: the main counteroffensive has not yet begun

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that there should be no doubts about the success of Ukraine's summer counteroffensive and that recent modest achievements are only a "preview" for a much larger offensive.

    Reznikov said in an interview with the Financial Times that several villages liberated in recent weeks was "not the main event" in Kyiv's planned offensive.

    "When that happens, you're going to see it all. Everyone will see everything," he said, brushing off media reports of a …

  • Putin: Russia has avoided a civil war

    The Russian military stopped the civil war in Russia during a confrontation with the mercenaries of the Wagner PMC, said Russian president Vladimir Putin during his address to the military.

    "You actually stopped the civil war, acted clearly and coherently," Putin told the military.

    According to Putin, during Prigozhin's rebellion, the Russian command did not have to withdraw units involved in the war in Ukraine.

    Putin added that the pilots killed by the Wagner mercenaries "honorably …

  • Belarus begins construction of camps for Wagner mercenaries

    A camp is being built for mercenaries of the Wagner PMC in Asipovichy, Mogilev region of Belarus, 200 km from the border with Ukraine, reports the news outlet Verstka. According to the news outlet, there will be several such camps.

    According to Verstka’s sources, the camp in Asipovichy will take an area of 24 thousand square meters. It will be able to accommodate eight thousand people. The sources claim that the builders were given the task to complete the construction of the camp by June 27. …

  • Prigozhin accuses Russian Defense Ministry of carrying out missile strikes on Wagner PMC camps in Ukraine

    The Wagner PMC camps, set up in the occupied Ukrainian territory, came under missile strikes, which caused many casualties and significant material damage. According to the surviving mercenaries, they were attacked from the rear, that is, the blow was inflicted by the regula units of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    The attack on the Wagner positions by Russia's regular military units was also confirmed by the owner of this private army of mercenaries, Russian billionaire Yevgeny Prigozhin. …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces have stopped Russian offensive in Lyman-Kupyansk direction

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces stopped the Russians in the Lyman and Kupyansk directions, and there were only 2 clashes, said the speaker of the Eastern Directorate of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Serhiy Cherevaty on Ukrainian TV.

    "Earlier, the enemy tried to actively storm our positions in the Lyman-Kupyansk direction for several days and received a powerful rebuff. During the day, the enemy reduced its intentions, there were only two clashes. But the enemy was most actively shelling our positions …

  • Prigozhin lashes out at Russian military leadership, says invasion of Ukraine should not have happened

    The press service of the founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, published a part of his monologue on Telegram. The head of the mercenaries again sharply criticized the Russian military leadership and made several statements, that do not coincide with the official Russian position regarding the causes and course of the war in Ukraine.

    Prigozhin said that Ukraine was not going to attack Russia: "Now the [Russian] Ministry of Defense is trying to deceive the public, trying to deceive the …

  • Latvia to send all its military helicopters to Ukraine

    Latvia, which has already provided Ukraine with military aid worth more than 1% of its GDP, is ready to continue to support Ukraine. It is preparing to complete the delivery of all its helicopters to Ukraine, said Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš at an international Ukraine Recovery Conference in London.

    The Prime Minister of Latvia said that back in November-December 2021, it was decided to send Stinger MANPADS to Ukraine, and they were delivered the day before the full-scale invasion. …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces are advancing towards Berdyansk and Melitopol

    Over the past day, Ukrainian troops have continued their offensive in the Berdyansk and Melitopol directions and were successful, said the speaker of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Andriy Kovalev.

    "The Ukrainian military had partial success near Novodarivka - Priyutne, Makarivka - Rivnopil and Novodanilivka – Robotine. During the past day, The Ukrainian Forces have been establishing foothold on these defense lines," Kovalev said.

    According to him, the Russians are now …

  • Russian defense minister threatens to strike ‘decision making centers in Ukraine’ if Crimea is attacked

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu threatened to carry out strikes on "decision-making centers" in Ukraine, if the Ukrainian Armed Forces strike at the occupied Crimea, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "According to our information, the leadership of the armed forces of Ukraine plans to carry out strikes on the territory of the Russian Federation, including Crimea, using HIMARS and Storm Shadow missiles," Shoygu said during the meeting of Russian military …

  • Assistant to 'deputy prime minister' of the occupied Zaporizhzhia region injured in car explosion

    A car carrying an assistant to the "deputy prime minister" of the occupied Zaporizhzhia region, Vladimir Epifanov, exploded in Simferopol, reports the news outlet Baza. The explosion occurred on the Yevpatoria highway at 4am local time. The official and two other passengers suffered severe burns.

    According to Baza, a gas cylinder exploded in the car which was driven by Epifanov. There were also two more people in the car - the secretary and Epivanov’s security guard. All three received severe …