Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Kyiv: Ukraine’s plan is to finish the war by winter

    Ukraine wants to finish the war by this winter, said the Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, in an interview with the Azerbaijani news website Report.

    "We want to completely end the war by this winter. We have a common plan to liberate all our territories from the terrorists who attacked us. The only question is time," Danilov said.

    At the same time, Danilov warned that several counter-offensive operations may be required to liberate Ukrainian …

  • Ukraine confirms Russian troops have withdrawn from some areas in Bakhmut

    The commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi, said that Russian troops had retreated in certain sectors of the front near Bakhmut.

    "Thanks to a well-thought-out defense in the Bakhmut direction, we are getting the results of the effective actions of our units. In particular, we carry out effective counterattacks. In some sectors of the front, the enemy could not hold the onslaught of Ukrainian defenders and retreated to a distance of up to 2 kilometers," the …

  • Ukrainian troops advance several kilometers into Bakhmut destroying several units of Russian 72th Motorized Rifle Brigade

    The 3rd Separate Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed near Bakhmut several units of the  Russian 72nd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade, said the founder of the Azov regiment and the leader of the National Corps party, Andriy Biletsky.

    According to him, as a result of the offensive actions of the Ukrainian 3rd Separate Assault Brigade, units of the 72nd Brigade of the Russian Federation were routed. In fact, the 6th and 8th companies of this brigade were completely destroyed. …

  • Frustrated and enraged, Prigozhin lashes out again at Russian Defense Ministry

    The owner of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, continues to make public his conflict with the Russian Defense Ministry, accusing the Russian military leadership of not providing enough ammunition for the assault on Bakhmut.

    In a new video published today, Prigozhin reads out the order of the Russian Defense Ministry, which says "clearly that the withdrawal of the Wagner fighters from their positions will be regarded as treason." At the same time, the document allegedly states that the Russian …

  • Kyiv: Russia is actively preparing for Ukrainian counteroffensive

    The Russian troops are focusing their main efforts on preparing to repel a possible counteroffensive by the Ukrainian Forces, reported the Ukrainian Military Media Center.

    "According to available information, the aggressor continues to actively transfer additional weapons, military, special equipment, as well as the building up stockpiles of cruise, ballistic missiles and attack UAVs from the territory of the Russian Federation to operational areas," the report reads.

    In addition, the …

  • Prigozhin claims Wagner PMC was promised ammunition and reinforcements

    The founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who threatened the Russian military leadership to withdraw his units from Bakhmut on May 10, due to an ammunition shortage, said today that he was promised ammunition and weapons.

    "They promise to give us ammunition and weapons as much as we need to continue further actions. They swear that they will put everything necessary on our flanks so that we are not cut off by the enemy. They gave us Surovikin as a person who will make all decisions …

  • Prigozhin asks Russian Defense Ministry to allow Wagner PMC to hand over positions in Bakhmut to Kadyrov fighters

    The founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, asked Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu to give an order to hand over positions of the Wagner PMC in Bakhmut to the special unit of the Russian National Guard Akhmat (stationed in Chechnya). Prigozhin’s statement and a copy of the official request were published by Prigozhin's press service.

    Prigozhin also said that he decided to personally meet with Ramzan Kadyrov in order to begin the transfer of positions in Bakhmut.

    "I am already …

  • Ukraine confirms first Russian hypersonic Kinzhal missile downed in Kyiv region

    For the first time, the Ukrainian military managed to shoot down a Russian Kh-47 Kinzhal missile, which the Russians call "hypersonic", said commander of the Ukrainian Air, Lieutenant-General Mykola Oleshchuk, on Telegram.

    "I congratulate the Ukrainian people with a historic event! Yes, we shot down the "unparalleled" Kinzhal. It happened during a night attack on May 4 in the sky of the Kyiv region. The Kh-47 missile was fired by the MiG-31K from the territory of Russia," Oleshchuk wrote.

    He …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Prigozhin does not intend to withdraw Wagner mercenaries from Bakhmut

    Ukrainian intelligence believes that the founder of the Russian PMC Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is not really going to withdraw his mercenaries from Bakhmut, as he said in a video message addressed to the Russian military leadership.

    "Prigozhin is not going to withdraw Wagner mercenaries from Bakhmut. He made these statements because he cannot fulfill another promise - to capture Bakhmut by May 9. Therefore, he is now trying to make someone guilty of this, because he understands that he can no …

  • Ukrainian media: first Russian hypersonic missile Kinzhal downed over Kyiv

    For the first time, the Ukrainian Armed Forces successfully intercepted the Russian "hypersonic" missile Kh-47 Kinzhal. This happened on the night of May over Kyiv, reports the news website Defense Express, publishing a photo of the wreckage, including the nose cone with traces of destruction.

    As reported by the Kyiv City Military Administration, in addition to Shahed kamikaze drones, Russian also used missiles in the attack - "probably of a ballistic type."

    The pictures show that the …