Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber accidentally drops a bomb on border city of Belgorod

    During the flight over the city of Belgorod, there was an "abnormal discharge of aviation ammunition," reports the Russian newspaper of Kommersant, citing a press release from the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "On April 20, 2023, at about 22:15 Moscow time, during the flight of the Su-34 aircraft of the Aerospace Forces over the city of Belgorod, an abnormal discharge of ammunition occurred. As a result, there is damage to residential buildings, there are no casualties," the Russian Defense …

  • German Defense Minister: Ukraine has the right to attack military targets in Russian territory

    German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius believes that the operations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Russian territory amid Russian invasion of Ukraine are quite acceptable, reports the German newspaper Zeit.

    In his opinion, it is quite normal for the attacked side to enter the enemy’s territory in order, in particular, to block the enemy's supply routes.

    "As long as cities, civilians, civilian facilities are not attacked, you will have to accept it. Reluctantly, but it's part of it, for …

  • Ukraine has received Patriot air defense systems from 3 countries

    Ukraine has received Patriot air defense systems from the United States, the Netherlands and Germany, said Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavlyuk.

    "Such air defense systems will protect against attacks by Russian cruise missiles and UAVs. We thank our partners for the significant strengthening of Ukraine's air defense," Pavlyuk said.

    The Patriot systems were developed by the American Company Raytheon. They were first deployed by the U.S. Army in the mid-1980s. …

  • Kyiv: Russian troops preparing to withdraw from the remaining part of Kherson region

    Another "goodwill" gesture from the Russian troops can be expected in the near future.

    Russians are preparing to withdraw from the remaining territories of the Kherson region, said the head of the Joint Press Center of the Ukrainian Defense Forces South, Natalia Humeniuk.

    Earlier, the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that collaborators in the Kherson region had already begun to flee. They were taken to Crimea by military trucks. Only hand luggage was allowed to be taken with them. At the same …

  • Kyiv: Russian spring offensive has failed

    In March, the Russian army once again failed to conduct an offensive in the Donbas, said Kyrylo Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, in an interview with NV.

    "On March 31, 2023, another attempt at a Russian offensive failed. The so-called winter-spring. Officially. On March 31, they were supposed to reach the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This is not even the fifth failed attempt," Budanov said.

    According to the …

  • Wagner mercenaries confess to mass killings of Ukrainian civilians on Prigozhin’s orders

    The former commander of the Wagner PMC unit, a former convict from the penal colony 13 of the Saratov region, 42-year-old Azamat Uldarov (pardoned by Putin’s decree) told how he killed Ukrainian civilians following the orders of the Wagner founder, Yevgeny Prigozhin. An interview with the former Wagner mercenaries was published by human rights activist Vladimir Osechkin on the official channel of his organization on YouTube.

    "With this hand I killed children following the orders. …

  • Kyiv: Russian troops unable to advance near Vuhledar and Avdiivka

    Ukrainian Forces are holding their positions near Vuhledar and blocking Russian troops from approaching Avdiivka, said the commander of the operational-strategic group Tavria, Oleksandr Tarnavsky, on his Telegram channel .

    Tarnavsky also published a photo of destroyed Russian armor with the caption: "Orcs are resting near Vuhledar."

    "Our artillery is working accurately, every soldier who is in the trenches today performs tasks at the highest level," Tarnavsky added.

    Russian forces are losing …

  • Poland asks Germany for permission to deliver Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

    Poland has submitted an official request to Germany for permission to supply MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, reports the German news agency DPA.

    The request refers to the supply of Soviet-made fighter jets from former warehouses in East Germany. The planes were in the old stocks of the GDR. Germany transferred them to Poland in 2002, and a permission from Berlin is required for deliveries to third countries.

    At that time, 23 aircraft were sold to Warsaw. Adviser to the President of Poland …

  • Kyiv denies possibility of data leak about Ukraine’s counteroffensive

    Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Ganna Malyar said that the risk of information leak about Ukraine's counteroffensive is minimal. 

    "If military operations are planned, a very narrow circle of people know about the planning of such special operations. The leak and the risk of leak is very minimal. It cannot be completely denied but there have been no such leaks on our part yet. If we are talking about information which a large number of people know, then, of course, on the one hand, security …

  • Head of Crimea Aksyonov: Russia is ready to defend the peninsula

    Crimea is ready for Ukraine's counteroffensive, there will be no catastrophe, said Russian head of the region Sergey Aksyonov. According to him, the armed forces of the Russian Federation have built a modern, "deeply layered defense. Much has been done and continues to be done to provide the defenders" of the peninsula with everything necessary.

    "It is impossible to underestimate the enemy, but we can definitely say that we are ready for this and there will be no catastrophe. I believe that …