Contents tagged with Russia

  • Ukraine strikes 2 Russian patrol ships in Black Sea

    Ukrainian Forces have struck two Russian patrol ships in the southwestern part of the Black Sea, reported the Strategic Communications Directorate of the Ukrainian Armed Forces "On the morning of September 14, the Defense Forces struck two patrol ships of the Vasily Bykov project 22160 type from the occupying Russian fleet in the southwestern part of the Black Sea. There is significant damage," the statement reads.

    The explosions were reportedly heard in Sevastopol on the night of September 13 …

  • Pashinyan: Armenia no longer sees Russia as a security guarantor amid tensions with Azerbaijan

    Armenia can no longer consider Russia as its security guarantor, despite growing concerns about the resumption of the conflict with Azerbaijan, said  Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with Politico.

    "As a result of events in Ukraine, Russia's capabilities have changed," said Pashinyan , adding that the Kremlin seeks to avoid strained relations with Azerbaijan and its close ally, Turkey.

    Pashinyan criticized the "unstable" approach of relying on Russia as a security …

  • Kyiv: Russia deploying reserves amid Ukrainian Forces' progress, keeps up air attacks

    Russians are deploying reserves to the front lines to prevent a breakthrough of their defense by Ukrainian forces, reported the Ukrainian Military Media Center.

    "The Russians are deploying reserves to prevent a breakthrough of their defense by Ukrainian forces. According to the available information, the enemy is regrouping its troops between operational directions and moving reserves to the front from the depths of Russian territory in order to avoid a breakthrough of their defense line," the …

  • Ukrainian Forces enter Opytne, are now only a few kilometers away from Donetsk airport

    Ukrainian Forces have taken control of a part of the village of Opytne in Donetsk region. Fierce fighting continues in the area, with the situation remaining volatile. The proximity of the settlement to Donetsk is causing concern among Russians.

    Opytne is situated between Avdiivka and Donetsk. Its borders Avdiivka to the north and is separated from Donetsk by the E50 road, near Donetsk International Airport in the Kyiv district.

    Opytne has been under occupation since the large-scale war began …

  • Estonian Prime Minister proposes joint trade embargo against Russia, calls for support from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Finland

    Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has made a proposal following a scandal surrounding her husband's business ties with Russia. She called on the neighbouring countries to introduce a unified trade embargo against Russia. According to Kallas, Finland could play a key role in this matter.

    Kallas said she had not spoken  with Finland's new Prime Minister, Petteri Orpo, yet but promised to do so.

    Estonian broadcaster ERR highlights that daily exports from Estonia to Russia include electronics, …

  • UN Secretary-General secretly proposes sanctions relief for Russia in exchange for grain deal resumption

    According to the results of an investigative report by German newspaper Bild, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sent a confidential letter to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on August 28. In the letter, Guterres proposed a significant easing of sanctions in exchange for Russia's return to the "grain deal" and the resumption of the Black Sea Initiative. Guterres' proposal consists of four specific points, as reported by Bild.

    Specifically, the UN chief suggests lifting the financial …

  • Ukraine calls on international community not to recognize regional elections in Russia occupied territories

    Regional and municipal elections have begun today in Russia. Voting is taking place in 85 regions, including the "new Russian territories" – partially occupied areas of the Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions of Ukraine.

    Russia-appointed governor of Zaporizhia, Yevgeny Balitsky, has stated that over 30% of residents in the region have already cast their votes, according to reports RBC news agency.

    However, powerful explosions rocked a lyceum in Berdiansk overnight, where the …

  • Armenia distancing itself from Russia amid Nagorno-Karabakh escalation

    Against the backdrop of the new escalation in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia, which has oriented itself towards Russia for the past ten years, is increasingly turning towards the West. Moreover, Yerevan has recently begun to harshly and openly criticize Moscow for "failure to fulfill its obligations", and the recent events - the visit of the wife of Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to Kyiv, the provision of assistance to Ukraine, and military exercises with the United States - have caused a …

  • Kremlin outraged over U.S. plans to transfer Russian oligarchs' frozen assets to Ukrainian Armed Forces

    Washington's statement about transferring frozen assets of Russian oligarchs to the Ukrainian Armed Forces has sparked an "absolutely negative" reaction in Russia. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, in particular, referred to such plans as "unlawful acts".

    "Undoubtedly, any claims that they have found legal grounds to continue this lawlessness are legal nonsense. This will inevitably lead to legal proceedings. None of these cases of illegal confiscation will be ignored," he said.

    Peskov also …

  • Major General overseeing Moscow's air defense detained over alleged land bribery scheme

    Moscow's Garrison Military Court has remanded Major General Konstantin Ogienko, responsible for the air defense operation in the Russian capital, into custody, reports the newspaper Kommersant.

    According to court documents cited by the publication, Ogienko, who recently commanded the 1st Army of Special Purpose Air Defense and Missile Defense, is accused of illegal dealings involving defense lands in the Moscow region.

    According to investigators, Ogienko tasked Major General Dmitry Belyatsky, …