Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Russian Neo-Nazi suspected of war crimes in Ukraine detained in Finland

    Finnish police have detained a Russian man suspected of committing terrorist crimes in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine in 2014-2015, reported  the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat. According to the newspaper , the 36-year-old man is suspected of participating in a terrorist group in the Donbas region from June 2014 to August 2015. Ukraine has requested his extradition. The suspect's case and the extradition request will be considered by the Ita-Uusimaa district court on August 25. …

  • Training of Ukrainian pilots and technicians on F-16 fighter jets can take 6-8 months, says Dutch Defense Minister

    The training of Ukrainian pilots and technicians on F-16 fighter jets can take 6-8 months, said Minister of Defense of the Netherlands, Kajsa Ollongren, as reported by RBC-Ukraine.

    Ollongren emphasized the importance of a thorough training process due to Ukraine's need for the aircraft in the ongoing war, stating, "The pilots need to know how to fly and fight on these aircraft. You need technicians to service the fighters. You need to know how to use the F-16 weaponry."

    She estimated that it …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence forces Russian military helicopter to land in Ukraine, Russia claims navigation error

    The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry (GUR) carried out an operation that resulted in a Russian Mi-8 helicopter being landed in Ukraine, according to sources in the Ukrainian security services cited by Ukrainska Pravda.

    According to the information provided, the operation lasted over six months. The helicopter was transporting spare parts for Russian Su-27 and Su-30 SM fighters, conducting flights between two airbases. Unlike the other two members of the crew, the …

  • Explosion in occupied Crimea destroys Russian S-400 missile system

    Today, around 10:00am near the village of Olenivka, on Cape Tarkhankut in the western part of the occupied Crimea, there was an explosion that destroyed the Russian long-range and medium-range S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system,  reported the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (GUR), publishing a video footage confirming this report.

    It is noted that as a result of the explosion, the entire installation, the missiles mounted on it, and the personnel were …

  • Ambassador : France delivers all promised SCALP missiles to Ukraine

    "All long-range SCALP cruise missiles, which France promised to provide to Ukraine in the framework of the first batch, have already been delivered," said Ukraine's ambassador to France, Vadym Omelchenko.

    "This batch was a trial one, the missiles have proven themselves well. The main question of these deliveries is their pace, and here the French are doing very well. In general, if you hear a statement from President Zelensky or President Macron that France has made a decision at the request …

  • Ukrainians largely reject Russia's demands on occupied territories and NATO accession, survey finds

    More than 90% of Ukrainians consider Russia's demands for recognition of the occupied territories of Ukraine as Russian territories in exchange for cessation of aggression to be "unacceptable." According to the survey conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation in collaboration with the Razumkov Center's sociological service, with the support of the Matra program from August 9-15, 2023, only 4.7% of respondents found such demands "acceptable."

    Nearly 74% of those surveyed …

  • Ukrainian drones attack Moscow airport during arrival of Iranian Ground Forces Commander

    On the morning of August 20, Ukrainian drones attacked Moscow's Vnukovo airport just as a plane carrying Iranian Army Brigadier General Amir Kioumars Heydari, commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces, was landing, reported the Israeli website Nziv, citing Iranian opposition sources. The website suggested that this attack may be a signal from Kyiv to Tehran about its intention to retaliate against the Ayatollah regime for kamikaze drone deliveries to Russia.

    According to Iranian news …

  • Russian General Sergei Surovikin fired as Commander of Russian Aerospace Forces

    Russian General Sergei Surovikin, who disappeared from sight after the Wagner PMC rebellion, was dismissed from his position as Commander of the Russian Aerospace Force, reported former chief editor of radio station Echo of Moscow, Alexei Venediktov. According to Russian journalist Ksenia Sobchak, the "General Armageddon " or "Syrian Butcher" was removed from his post on August 18 by a classified presidential decree. Sobchak also noted that Surovikin's family has been unable to contact him so …

  • Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council: the most likely path to liberating Crimea is through military means

    The most likely path to liberating Crimea is through military means, specifically by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), said the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, at a press conference on the eve of the third summit of the Crimea Platform. "For us, Crimea is part of our territory. We must liberate it. Moreover, we will liberate it. Most likely, this will happen by military means if the aggressor country does not understand that it needs to leave our …

  • Ukraine confirms its involvement in destruction of strategic nuclear bombers during drone attacks on Russian air bases

    As a result of attacks on the Russian airfields Soltsy and Shaikovka, two Tu-22M3 strategic bombers were completely destroyed, while two other aircraft were damaged, reported Ukrainska Pravda, citing sources in intelligence.

    According to the source, "Two Tu-22M3 bombers were completely destroyed, while two other aircraft were slightly damaged." The source also revealed that the airfields were attacked by quadcopters from Russian territory.

    Satellite photos published LIGA.net show the Soltsy …