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  • Kremlin accuses the U.S. of ‘adding fuel to the fire’ by supplying MLRS systems to Ukraine

    The United States purposefully and diligently "add fuel to the fire" and wants "to fight Russia to the last Ukrainian," said Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, commenting on Washington’s decision to supply Ukraine with HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems) multiple launch rocket systems.

    According to the Kremlin spokesperson, such supplies do not help to prompt Ukrainian leadership to resume peace negotiations.

    Peskov noted that the Kremlin does not trust Kyiv's …

  • EU President: six sanctions packages will destroy Putin's financial foundation

    Six packages of EU sanctions against Russia will destroy the financial foundation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and will hit the Russian economy hard, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

    "Most importantly, there are six big sanctions packages. These sanctions are biting hard and really destroying the financial basis of Putin, who is waging this war, and are hitting the Russian economy hard," von der Leyen said at a press conference following a special meeting of the …

  • Kyiv: Belarus removing tanks from storage to hand them over to Russia

    Belarus has taken its tanks and infantry fighting vehicles out of storage. They can be handed over to Russia, said the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    "The removal of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles from the storage bases of the Republic of Belarus has been observed. Their further transfer to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is not ruled out," the General Staff said in a statement.

    These tanks and infantry fighting vehicles might be used to replenish the Russian …

  • Russia to stop supplying gas to Denmark

    The Danish energy company Ørsted will stop receiving Russian gas, as it did not agree to the demands of the Russian gas conglomerate Gazprom to make payments in rubles.

    "Ørsted lost access to gas supplies from the Russian Federation. Gazprom's subsidiary Gazprom Export, which sells gas to European countries, announced the termination of supplies to Denmark from June 1. As of the end of May 31 (the payment deadline stipulated by the contract), Gazprom Export had not received payment from Ørsted …

  • Slovakia sending latest self-propelled howitzers Zuzana 2 to Ukraine

    Slovakia will send to Ukrainian military Zuzana 2 self-propelled guns, said Slovakia’s Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad.

    According to him, the servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are already training to operate these self-propelled artillery systems. In total, eight artillery systems will be sent to Ukraine.

    Zuzana 2 is an upgrade of the previous modification of Zuzana with caliber 155 mm. In 2018, the Slovak army purchased 25 of these artillery systems.

    The artillery system, thanks to a …

  • Media: Russia is considering another attack on Kyiv

    Even though the current results of the armed invasion of the Russian army into Ukraine clearly do not meet Moscow's original plans, the Kremlin is again discussing a possible assault on Kyiv and even hopes for a full-scale victory in the war, reports Meduza, citing its sources close to the Russian leadership.

    The publication writes that, amid the slow advance of Russian troops in the Donbas, there is again hope in the internal political bloc of the Russian Presidential Administration that …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Kyiv receives M109 self-propelled howitzers from U.S.

    Ukraine has already received self-propelled artillery systems M109. Also, three other types of 155-mm artillery are already working on the front line, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.

    "Three types of 155-mm artillery are already successfully operating on the front line - the M777 howitzer, the FH70 howitzer, the CAESAR self-propelled gun. It was simply unrealistic to think about it back in March. But today it is already a reality... I am glad to announce the news - the fleet …

  • German media: NATO countries have informal agreement not to supply heavy weapons to Ukraine

    There are informal agreements between NATO countries to refrain from supplying certain types of weapons to Ukraine.

    According to the German news agency DPA, this is due to the risk of a direct military confrontation with Russia, which the Alliance wants to minimize.

    There are fears that Russia may officially consider the supply of Western tanks and combat aircraft as NATO entering the war and take military measures in response. Weapons systems of this type have not yet been supplied to …

  • Ukrainian Army Commander calls on the West to supply long-range weapons to Ukraine

    Western weapons and equipment are helping the Ukrainian Armed forces to expel Russian occupiers from Ukrainian soil. However, now the Ukrainian military needs long-range weapons, said the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Valerii Zaluzhnyi.

    "It's very hard for us, but we are standing. We are fighting for every section of the front, for every settlement. Western weapons and equipment help us to drive the enemy out of our land," he wrote.

    Zaluzhny stressed that now the West …

  • Russian oligarchs offer to pay for rebuilding Ukraine in exchange for the West lifting sanctions

    Russian oligarchs are ready to pay for lifting the sanctions against them. They offer to send these funds to Ukraine, said Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland during a meeting with colleagues from the G7 countries, reports the German newspaper Handelsblatt.

    Freeland said that the sanctioned Russian oligarchs call her on their own initiative. They complain that Putin’s war has affected their lives. According to the Canadian official, the Russian rich do not approve of the Kremlin's …