Contents tagged with Russia

  • Media: Russians discussed a nuclear strike on Germany before the war with Ukraine

    A few weeks before the attack on Ukraine, the Russian army discussed scenarios for a nuclear strike on Germany, reports Spiegel, citing intelligence data. Western intelligence agencies allegedly intercepted Russian Navy radio communications during its drills in the Baltic Sea at the end of last year.

    The intercepted conversations focused on three targets for possible strikes: Berlin, the U.S. air base at Ramstein and Büchel Air Base, where the U.S. army stores nuclear weapons.

    Security …

  • Russian warships in Sevastopol attacked by unknown drones

    Russian ships docked at Sevastopol Bay of the Black Sea Fleet located in it were attacked by drones, reported Sevastopol governor Mikhail Razvozhaev.

    "Black Sea Fleet ships are repelling a UAV attack in the waters of the Sevastopol Bay. No facilities in the city are affected. Stay calm. The situation is under control. All operational services are ready," he said. According to Razvozhaev, in addition to the UAV, the Russian military, according to preliminary information, "destroyed an above- …

  • EU report: about 31,000 European companies owned by Russians

    Despite the sanctions, Russian citizens continue to be actively engaged in business in the countries of the European Union, reports DW.  According to the report, published on Friday, October 28, by the European Commission (EC) on the risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing, Russians are the owners of almost 31 thousand companies in Europe.

    The main areas of their entrepreneurial activity in the EU, as follows from the document, are construction, real estate trade, hotel …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian troops advancing in Luhansk region

    The Ukrainian Armed Forces are advancing in the Luhansk region, despite difficult weather conditions.

    Russians are losing control over the Luhansk region as the Ukrainian troops advance towards the key cities: Kreminna and Svatove, said head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Haidai.

    "There is an advance of our defenders in the direction of Kreminna and Svatove ," said Haidai.

    According to him, the pace of the counteroffensive is slowed down by difficult weather …

  • Russia threatens to shoot down U.S. satellites used by Ukraine

    U.S. commercial satellites, which are used to support the Ukrainian Armed Forces, could become "legitimate targets" for a Russian strike, said Konstantin Vorontsov, deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for Non-proliferation and Arms Control. These satellites include Elon Musk's systems, as well as satellites of American companies Planet Labs and Maxar.

    "These are space components of civilian infrastructure, including commercial, which are used by the United States and …

  • Defense Minister Reznikov: advance of Ukrainian troops in Kherson region has been slowed down by bad weather

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said that rainy weather slowed down the advance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Kherson region, but Ukrainian troops are successfully using “small steps” tactics.

    "In the south, we are also continuing the counter-offensive campaign. Right now, the weather conditions – I mean the rain. This slowed us down a little,” said the Ukrainian Defense Minister in an interview with the Fox News.

    Reznikov pointed out that all the bridges in the Kherson …

  • Two military commanders allegedly responsible for the supply of kamikaze drones to Russia killed in Iran

    The head of the regional intelligence of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Colonel Molashakhi, as well as the general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Basij), Javad Kikha, were shot dead in a car in the city of Zahedan. According to media reports, they were likely responsible for the supply of Shahed-136 kamikaze drones to Russia for its war against Ukraine.

    According to the Iranian news agency Tasnim, in addition to these two high-ranking military officers, two more …

  • Russia to hold nuclear deterrence drills

    Russia will conduct the Thunder-2022 nuclear deterrence exercises by the end of the year. This is the second such exercise in 2022, the first took place five days before the invasion of Ukraine.

    The timing of the exercises is still unknown, but it is expected that they will take place after the completion of the NATO exercise on nuclear deterrence Steadfast Noon, which started on October 17 and will last until October 30. The Russian Federation is obliged to warn about such exercises.

    The …

  • Putin’s friend Prigozhin claims inmates who joined his private military company have ‘balls of steel’

    The founder of the Russian private military company the Wagner Group, an oligarch and close associate of the Russian president, Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as "Putin's cook", is confident that the inmates who joined his private military company have "balls of steel " and are ready to fight amid any adversity.

    After Russia’s  full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Prigozhin, apparently having special powers, began to visit penal colonies and prisons and recruit convicts to join the Wagner Group and …

  • Kyiv: Russia deploying additional troops to Kherson

    Evacuation of people and property from the occupied Kherson, previously announced by Russia, is an information operation and manipulation. In fact, the Russian authorities are bringing additional military units to the city and preparing the streets for defense, said the Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Kirill Budanov in an interview with the newspaper Ukrainska Pravda.

    "In many aspects, it is an information operation and manipulation. Here are some …