Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Russian Ministry for State Security and army barracks hit by Ukrainian missile strikes in occupied Melitopol

    This morning, the occupied city of Melitopol, in Zaporizhzhia region, was rocked by five powerful explosions. A column of black smoke rose above the Russian facilities, reported the telegram channel RIA-Melitopol.

    According to eyewitnesses, "after the explosions, the occupiers were running out in panic, some in their underpants."

    According to the Melitopol mayor, Ivan Fedorov, buildings of the Russian Ministry of State Security (MGB) were destroyed. As Fedorov explained on the air of the TV …

  • Putin: Russia will produce and modernize more than 1600 tanks

    Russia intends to produce and modernize a total of more than 1600 tanks in the next three years, said Russian president Vladimir Putin

    "The arsonists [Ukraine’s western partners] plan to send 420 or 440 tanks to Ukraine. The same situation is with the ammunition. During this time, we will produce new and modernize over 1600 existing tanks. The total number of tanks in the Russian army will exceed three times the number of tanks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Even more than three times. I'm not …

  • A year later Russia confirms the loss of warship in a Ukrainian missile strike

    A commemorative plaque was opened to the sailors of large landing ships Saratov, Novocherkassk and Caesar Kunikov, who died in March last year during a missile strike of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. At the event, the commander of the Crimean naval base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Rear Admiral Felix Menkov, confirmed the loss of the Saratov, the newspaper Kommersant reports.

    "A year ago, during the fighting, we lost a large landing ship Saratov, lost the personnel of the landing ships …

  • Zelensky: Ukraine not yet ready to begin counteroffensive

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine cannot yet launch its counteroffensive as it is waiting for a sufficient number of weapons from its partners.

    According to Zelensky, Ukraine needs ammunition and fighter jets.

    "We are waiting for ammunition from our partners," he said in an interview with the Japanese newspaper the Yomiuri Shimbun, adding that the Russian military uses three times more ammunition every day than Ukrainian forces.

    The Ukrainian President stressed that …

  • Commander of Ukrainian Ground Forces: soon we will take advantage of situation in Bakhmut

    The Russians are trying to capture the city of Bakhmut at all cost, regardless of the losses in infantry and equipment, said the Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi.

    According to him, Russia is using the Wagner mercenaries as its main force in Bakhmut.

    "Sparing nothing, they are losing considerable strength and running out of steam. Very soon we will take advantage of this opportunity, as we once did near Kyiv, Kharkiv, Balakliya and Kupyansk," Syrskyi said.

    The …

  • Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council: any attempt to arrest Putin will be viewed by Russia as declaration of war

    Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev any attempt to enforce the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for Russian president Vladimir Putin will mean a declaration of war against Russia.

    "Let's imagine, although it is clear that this will never happen, but, nevertheless, let's imagine that it has occurred. The current head of a nuclear power came to the territory of, say, Germany and was arrested. What is this? Declaration of war on the Russian …

  • Slovakia delivers first 4 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

    Slovakia has handed over the first four MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, reported Slovakia’s Defense Minister Jaroslav Naď on Facebook.

    "Many thanks to all the teams involved for their fantastic professional work. Slovakia stands on the right side and with this gesture we will go down in history as a country that responded to the request for help in a timely manner," the Minister wrote.

    According to Naď, the transfer of the fighter jets was carried out by Ukrainian pilots in coordination with …

  • Zelensky visits Ukrainian troops in Bakhmut

    During a working trip to the Donetsk region, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Bakhmut, reported Zelensky’s press service.

    Zelensky listened to reports on the operational situation and the course of the hostilities on the front line. He talked to the servicemen and thanked them for defending Ukraine.

    "I have the honor today to be here, in the east of our country, in the Donbas, and to award our heroes, to thank them, to shake their …

  • NATO believes main goal of Ukrainian counteroffensive will be to breach a land corridor to Crimea

    The NATO leadership believes that the main goal of the anticipated offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be to establish a corridor to the Crimean peninsula, reports Bild, citing one of NATO’s top officials.

    According to the official, leading NATO analysts suggest that a critical six-month in the war is approaching, and in May Western weapons will be used to drive the Russians out from the south and east of Ukraine. Ukrainian counteroffensive may begin in the spring or summer.

    At the …

  • Ukraine claims to have destroyed Russian Kalibr cruise missiles in overnight drone attack on Crimea

    On the evening of March 20, several explosions were heard in the city of Dzhankoy in the annexed Crimea. Later, power outage was reported in some areas of the city.

    The Russian authorities of the Crimea and the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation announced the attack of several drones on the city. The drones were allegedly shot down, but their wreckage damaged a house and a store. One person was injured. The Crimean authorities claim that the drones targeted civilian objects. The …