Contents tagged with Russia

  • Kyiv: Russian troops are caught between Ukrainian Forces and Dnieper river

    Russians are now caught between the Ukraine Forces and the right bank of the Dnieper, said the head of the joint press center of the Defense Forces of the Operational Command South Natalia Gumenyuk.

    "The fire control that we keep over the crossings and transport arteries across the Dnieper makes them understand that they are caught between the [Ukrainian] defense forces and the right bank. These are [Russian] units that are in this part of the Kherson region. Therefore, they have been offered …

  • Hungary: Russia can declare victory in Ukraine ‘at any time’

    At a roundtable discussion at the University of Public Service in Budapest, which was held to promote a new book titled “Russian Great Power Policy 1905-2021”, the head of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás, said that Russia does not pose a threat to the North Atlantic Alliance if NOTO does not “intervene" in a full-scale war in Ukraine.

    Gulyás called incorrect the statements of Poland and the Baltic countries that in the event of Ukraine's loss in a full-scale war with …

  • Russia warns U.S. against delivering longer-range missiles to Ukraine

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said that if the United States provides Ukraine with long-range missiles, it will make Washington a "party to the conflict" and Russia will "adequately" respond to this.

    "If Washington decides to supply Kiev with longer-range missiles, it will cross the red line and become a direct party to the conflict. We reserve the right to defend our territory by all means available to us," said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. …

  • Head of annexed Crimea threatens fans listening to Ukrainian music with criminal punishment

    The so-called "head" of the annexed Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, recommended that fans listening to Ukrainian music move to Ukraine, otherwise they will face punishment, including criminal liability.

    Aksyonov said that videos from certain "public events in Crimea" appeared on social networks, where participants chanted pro-Ukrainian slogans and "sang nationalist songs." Hi did not indicate what kind of events they were but wrote that both the organizers and the participants of "such events" should …

  • Ukrainian Forces continue their offensive in Donetsk and Kherson regions

    The city of Svyatohirsk in the Donetsk region came under the control of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Ukrainian Telegram channels published a photo with the Ukrainian flag on the building of the Svyatohirsk City Council. There is no official confirmation from Ukrainian authorities of this information yet.

    According to Russian blogger Andrei Morozov ("Fighting Cat Murz"), the Ukrainian military occupied a bridgehead on the left bank of the Siverskyi Donets River and moved to the rear of the …

  • Kremlin: Putin is aware of the retreat of Russian troops from Kharkiv region of Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is aware of the retreat of Russian troops from the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, but the "special military operation" continues and will continue until the goals that were originally set are achieved, said Putin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov.

    According to him, "everything that happens, any actions that the military do during the "special operation", are reported to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief," and Putin is personally in constant contact with the Minister of …

  • Kremlin admits withdrawal of Russian troops from Kharkiv region

    The Russian Defense Ministry admitted that Russian troops lost of control over the city of Balakliya, Kharkiv region.

    On the map, which was shown during the briefing of the Russian Defemnse Ministry’s  spokesperson  Igor Konashenkov, Balakliya was removed from the zone showing the Russia controlled territory, while it was there the day before.

    "To achieve the stated goals of the special military operation to liberate the Donbas, it was decided to regroup Russian troops located in the areas of …

  • Russian troops leave Izyum

    The Russian troops have fled from Izyum in the Kharkiv region, leaving behind their weapons and equipment, reported by the commander of the battalion Svoboda, Petro Kuzyk, citing the soldiers of Freedom of Russia Legion.

    The legion consists of Russian volunteers who fight on the side of Ukraine.

    "The soldiers of the Legion report from Izyum that the Rashists [Russians]  fled the city and abandoned the equipment. There is no orc [Russian soldier] or separatist in the center! There has just …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces advance deep into Russian defense lines in Kharkiv region

    Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine have taken control of more than 700 square kilometers (270.2 square miles) of the previously occupied territory in the Kharkiv region, said the Deputy Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksiy Gromov.

    According to him, in certain areas, Ukrainian units advanced deep into the enemy's defense lines, from 2 to dozens of kilometers. Several settlements have been liberated. At the moment, military units …

  • Russian troops encircled near Balakliya as Ukrainian Forces advancing further towards Kupyansk and Izyum

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces continue their counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region. Officially, the Ukrainian authorities have not yet named the liberated settlements, but according to unconfirmed, but credible reports, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have managed to encircle from the north and south a large stronghold of the Russian forces, the city of Balakliya. This opens an opportunity for Ukrainian military to cut off from the supply routes the entire Russian group near Izyum.

    Earlier, Adviser …