Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Head of Kremlin-backed 'Donetsk People's Republic' orders formation of city administration for Mariupol

    The head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, has issued a decree ordering the formation of a city administration for the city of Mariupol, according to Russia’s TASS news agency.

    The city, which is in the Donetsk region but has been controlled by the Ukrainian government since pieces of Donetsk broke away in 2014, has been besieged by Russian forces since March 1st.

    "A local administration of the Donetsk People’s Republic is to be formed in the city of Mariupol," the …

  • Irpin Mayor: 200-300 town residents have been killed

    Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn said an estimated 200-300 civilians have been killed in the Ukrainian town since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24th. The Ukrainian military took the town back from Russian forces this week.

    During a press briefing, Markushyn vividly described how Russian troops, “simply shot people they didn’t like. I will say this- maybe some people won’t like this, but it’s true. They crushed the bodies of Ukrainians who had been killed, just flattened …

  • Berlin: Germany among top 3 arms suppliers to Ukraine

    Germany is one of the three largest suppliers of weapons to Ukraine, and according to some indicators even ranks second, said the spokesperson for the German Defense Ministry, Captain David Helmbold at a press conference in Berlin.

    The day before, during a visit to Washington, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht noted that " Germany has become the second largest supplier of weapons to Ukraine." She declined to give specific numbers.

    The Minister's statement caused some bewilderment …

  • Media: Kadyrov owns a luxury villa in Dubai worth at least $7 million

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, owns one of the villas on the territory of a 5-star hotel in Dubai, worth at least $ 7 million, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

    Thanks to Kadyrov’s love for social networks, journalists have found where the head of Chechnya stays almost every month when he visits the United Arab Emirates.

    In 2021-2022 alone, Kadyrov visited the UAE 14 times flying in on his Airbus A319 private jet, worth about $80 million.

    His villa is located on the territory of the five-star …

  • After talks with Ukraine, Russia says it will wind down military activities near Kyiv and Chernihiv

    The Russian Defense Ministry said Russia would wind down military activity in Kyiv and Chernihiv directions.

    "Because negotiations with Ukraine are moving to the practical plane, it was decided to significantly reduce military activity in the Kyiv and Chernihiv directions," said Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin.

    According to the representative of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, the talks were constructive, and "Russia is taking two steps to de-escalate the conflict …

  • Ukrainian ambassador: Berlin believed Ukraine would fall to Russia in only a few hours

    Berlin believed that Ukraine would last only "a few hours" after the Russian invasion. Therefore, German politicians opposed the supply of weapons to Kyiv and the disconnection of Russia from the SWIFT system, Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnyk told the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

    According to him, German Finance Minister Christian Lindner was one of those who believed in Russia’s quick victory. Melnyk said that, at one of the meetings, Lindner was sitting next to him …

  • Turkish media: Armenia gives Russia four fighter jets with pilots to help with invasion of Ukraine

    Armenia supports Russia's invasion of Ukraine and even provided Russia with combat aircraft and pilots, reported the Turkish newspaper of Haber Global, citing intelligence data.

    "Following the long-standing policy of occupation of the South Caucasus, Armenia now supports the Russian occupation of Ukraine. Armenia has sent combat aircraft and pilots to participate in the war on the side of the Russian army, " the newspaper says.

    According to intelligence reports, on March 25, four Su-30 combat …

  • Mayor of Mariupol: City needs ‘complete evacuation’

    Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko said the entire city requires evacuation, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported. The city has been besieged by Russian forces since March 1st.

    "Those people who remained in the city – our respected, heroic Mariupol residents – are beyond a humanitarian catastrophe,” Boychenko stated on television.

    Mariupol had a pre-war population of more than 430,000, of which an estimated 160,000 remain in the city.

    “About 160,000 people, according to our estimates, are in the besieged …

  • Ankara invites sanctioned Russian oligarchs to park their assets in Turkey

    Russian oligarchs, who are now trying to save their property from being seized due to EU and US sanctions, can continue to operate in Turkey, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, answering questions from the American channel MSNBC at the Doha Forum, reports Evropeyska Pravda.

    "We support only those sanctions that are approved by the UN. If one of Russians wants to come to Turkey, they can come to Turkey, no problem. If one of the oligarchs wants to do business in Turkey, and if this …

  • Head of Donbas pseudo-republic wants to hold referendum on joining Russia

    A referendum on joining Russia may be held on the territory of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) soon, said the head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik, writes the Luhansk Information Center.

    "I think that soon a referendum will be held on the territory of the republic, in which the people will exercise their absolute constitutional right and express their opinion on joining the Russian Federation. For some reason, I am sure that this is exactly how it will be," Pasechnik said.

    He …