Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • The Kremlin has decided to postpone official annexation of Ukrainian territories

    The Kremlin decided not to rush with the official "annexation" of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, and the occupied territories of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, reports Meduza, citing sources in the Kremlin.

    Earlier, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin announced that meetings on the "annexation" of Ukrainian territories will be held on October 3 and 4.

    "Volodin, as always, was ready to run ahead of the traing and get ahead of the agenda, when there was no clear …

  • Kyiv: U.S. is supplying Ukraine with devices to counter Iranian drones used by Russia

    Ukraine is already receiving from the United States devices to counter the Iranian drones, after Israel gave its consent, said the Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk on air of national telemarathon.

    "In fact, Iranian drones are copies of American ones that were shot down by Iran in Syria. They copied them as close as possible. But, of course, the Israeli industry working in this sector, it is actually the entire joint venture with the United States. And, according to my …

  • President of Kazakhstan promises safe heaven to Russian draft-dodgers

    Kazakhstan will "ensure the safety" of Russians who are coming after the announcement of mobilization in the Russian Federation, said the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, at a meeting with the residents of the Turkistan region.

    Tokayev stressed that Kazakhstan should maintain "friendly relations with its neighbors."

    "Good relations with neighbors are the key to tranquility. The most important thing is that we maintain agreements with neighbouring countries. We have nothing to …

  • German media: Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines may have been attacked by specially trained divers or submarines

    Russia's Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines could have been attacked using submarines or specially trained divers, reports the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, citing sources close to the investigation of the incident.

    Representatives of the German authorities do not provide details about the incident, insisting on the lack of information and the need to dive to the bottom to find out the details. However, the sources of the newspaper say they do not believe in a coincidence that …

  • Former chief of Russian space agency to head annexed territories of Ukraine

    After the "referendums" in the occupied territories of Ukraine, a new federal district will be created in Russia - "Crimean". It is expected to include Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, as well as the Crimean Peninsula, reports the newspaper Vedomosti, citing sources close to the Kremlin.

    According to the newspaper, the former director of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, will be appointed as head of the new federal territory. According to one of the …

  • Russian defense lines collapsing near Lyman under pincer attack of Ukrainian Forces

    Russian telegram channels and military propagandists are sounding an alarm because of a difficult situation for the Russian army near Lyman, Donetsk Oblast. The military telegram channel Rybar (one of the largest in Russia) reports that the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces attacked from Lozove, Lyman district, and  broke through the Russian defense lines. Now the Russian troops are facing a threat of encirclement.

    Russian military sources claim that if Ukrainian Forces manage to reach …

  • Lavrov: Russian nuclear doctrine will apply to newly annexed territories of Ukraine

    Russian legislation and military doctrines will apply to new territories if their entry into Russia is enshrined in the country's constitution, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference at the UN.

    "The entire territory of the Russian Federation, which is stipulated and can additionally be stipulated in the Russian Constitution, is certainly under the full protection of the state. This is absolutely natural. All laws, doctrines, concepts, strategies of the Russian …

  • On September 30th, Putin to declare annexation of Russia-occupied territories of Ukraine

    Russian president Vladimir Putin is expected to address the Russian Federal Assembly on September 30, reports RIA Novosti, citing sources in the Russian Parliament, the State Duma.

    The source of the news agency said that on this day there will be a "protocol event", which, according to the preparation level, indicates the presence of the president.

    According to the Russian news agency TASS, on this day the State Duma is expected to implement “a procedure for the accession of the DPR, LPR, …

  • Ankara: Turkey will not recognize results of referendums in Russia-occupied territories of Ukraine

    Chief advisor to the Turkish President, Ibrahim Kalin, said on the air of the TV channel NTV that Turkey would not recognize the results of referendum held by Russia in occupied territories of Ukraine.

    "Similar to our position on Crimea, we do not recognize the outcome of the referendums that Russia wants to conduct. We recognize the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," Kalin said. The politician also said that Turkey from the very beginning supports Ukraine and is the only …

  • Berlin: Germany is ready to provide asylum to Russian 'draft dodgers'

    Russians who do not want to join the Russian army as part of the mobilization announced by the Russian president, Vladimnir Putin, will be able to obtain political asylum in Germany, said the German government.

    Evasion of mobilization is a convincing reason for a positive consideration of the application for political asylum in Germany, DW cites the press secretary of the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

    According to the German government, the corresponding instruction has already been given to …