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  • Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov reportedly in critical condition following unsuccessful kidney transplant

    Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, is facing severe health problems. He recently underwent a kidney transplant surgery which was unsuccessful, said Russian opposition politician and former State Duma MP Gennady Gudkov, citing high-ranking sources in Chechnya.

    According to these sources, Kadyrov's problems were so serious that he required a kidney transplant. However, it appears that the operation did not go well as rejection occurred.

    "I spoke to prominent Chechens and asked them if he …

  • Romania strengthens air defense on Ukrainian border to counter Russian drones

    Romania is ready to deploy anti-aircraft systems against Russian drones depending on the "level of threat". In addition to this, 600 soldiers have been sent to the Danube Delta region bordering Ukraine, reported the Romanian news website Digi24, citing Gheorghiță Vlad, Romania’s Deputy Chief of Defence Staff.

    "We have decided to send around 600 soldiers to strengthen the defensive line in the northern part of Dobruja. We have deployed several radars, enhanced our defenses, and held …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence : Thousands of Russian soldiers seek surrender to Ukraine

    More than 25,000 Russian citizens, predominantly soldiers, have reached out to the Ukrainian initiative "I want to live" in its first year of existence, said the spokesperson of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry (GUR), Andriy Yusov.

    According to Yusov, the government initiative "I want to live", created by the Coordinating Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War (POWs), has received nearly 25,000 applications from Russians in almost a year. These …

  • 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 …