Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • British Defense Secretary : Russia has committed 97 percent of its army to war against Ukraine

    Almost the entire Russian army is currently involved in the war against Ukraine, said on the air of BBC Radio 4 British Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace.

    Speaking about Russia’s offensive, Wallace said that Russia could not "punch through" Ukraine's defences, and that 97% of its army was estimated to be in Ukraine

    "We now estimate 97 per cent of the whole Russian army is in Ukraine and to put that in perspective that means that those tens of thousands of miles of border Russians …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: counteroffensive will begin when Ukrainian troops complete training on western weapons

    Deliveries of Western weapons to the Ukrainian army are dependent on the duration of the training of the Ukrainian military. Therefore, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will go on a counteroffensive only after the necessary training of personnel, said the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Oleksiy Reznikov, after the meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels.

    "As for the weapons, the deadlines have been announced. All the timelines of supplying them to Ukraine are dependent, first of all, on the …

  • Kyiv: Russian spies are trying to prevent deliveries of western weapons to Ukraine

    A Russian spy network in Europe is working to prevent the supply of Western weapons to the Ukrainian Army, said Ukrainian Military Intelligence representative Andriy Chernyak in an interview with the Greek newspaper Iefimerida.

    According to him, one of Russia’s main goals is to influence individual authoritative people in Europe and public opinion.

    "Therefore, Russians invest a lot in working with the media. They use their open propaganda mouthpieces, such as Russia Today, and other more …

  • Ukrainian military: Russian advance near Bakhmut has been stopped

    The Ukrainian military holding Bakhmut in the Donbas reported good news over the past day. Russia’s advance in the north of the city has been stopped, and in the south, Ukrainian Forces forced the Russians back at a good distance, said the Commander of the aerial reconnaissance unit of the 28th Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Robert Magyar.

    Over the past day, the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the National Guard have not allowed the Wagner mercenaries to move a single meter …

  • 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 …