Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Poland: some individuals in Zelensky's circle are giving him bad advice

    President Volodymyr Zelensky's speech at the United Nations has sparked critical reactions not only from Poland but also from other countries, said Marcin Pszydach, the Head of the International Policy Bureau in the Polish President's administration,  on Radio ZET. During his speech at the UN General Assembly, President Zelensky expressed concern over how "some in Europe are playing solidarity in the political theater," turning Ukrainian grain deliveries into a thriller, actually helping to " …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine to receive more than 10 Abrams tanks from US in first shipment

    More than ten Abrams tanks, which the US promised to provide to Ukrainian military, will arrive in Ukraine in the near future. The crews who will operate the combat vehicles are already undergoing training, said the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov in an interview with Ukrainian Radio.

    The Secretary of the NSDC also stated that there will be more tanks than previously reported, and Ukrainian military personnel are already learning how to …

  • Ukraine threatens travel restrictions on Hasidic Jews in response to deportations of Ukrainians from Israel

    The Embassy of Ukraine has issued a warning to the Israeli government concerning Hasidic Jews' entry into Uman, stating that if the deportation of Ukrainians from Israel persists, they may not be allowed in. This message was conveyed through a post on the embassy's Facebook page on Sunday, August 20.

    Specifically, Israeli pilgrims will be prohibited from visiting Uman during the Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah, and the visa-free regime between Ukraine and Israel may be cancelled if the …

  • Kyiv: Russian missile attacks on Ukrainian air bases are not effective

    Commenting on the Russian overnight air attack on Starokostiantyniv airfield, the spokesperson of the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuriy Ihnat, said that in case of risks of air attacks, the Ukrainian pilots would relocate the planes to other airfields in Ukraine.

    "It is the Starokostiantyniv airfield that haunts the enemy. It's clear why. From here, our pilots give a whipping to the enemy in the occupied territories. We see how their ammunition depots go up in flames," Ihnat said.

    "This is not the …

  • Zelensky invites Xi Jinping to visit Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sent an official invitation to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who last week made a three-day visit to the Russian Federation and met with Vladimir Putin.

    "We are ready to see Xi Jinping. I want to talk to him," Zelensky said in an interview with Associated Press.

    The Ukrainian President said that before the beginning of the full-scale war, he was in contact with the President of the People's Republic of China, but there have been no contacts since the …

  • Sources: due to significant losses Russia experiencing severe shortage of troops, may need another round of mobilization

    Russia could have lost more troops in Ukraine than between February and September 2022, reports the news outlet Agenstvo, which analyzed the estimates of several sources that monitor the Russian losses.

    The list of names of the Russians killed in Ukraine is maintained by the publications Mediazona and the Russian service of the BBC together with a group of volunteers. When mobilization was announced on September 21, there were 6.6 names in the list, and from September 2022 to March 17, 2023, …

  • Ukrainian military says Russian aircraft launched missile strike on Ukraine from Belarus for first time since August

    A spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuri Ignat, said four Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers took off from Belarus and struck targets in Ukraine. If confirmed, this would be the first time Russian aircraft have launched attacks against Ukraine from Belarus since August 28th.

    "This morning, 4 Tu-22 M3 aircraft of the strategic aviation of the aggressor country from the airspace of Belarus inflicted an air strike on the territory of Ukraine. The previous use of aviation from this direction …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summons Turkish ambassador over Russian ship transporting S-300 missile systems through Bosporus Strait

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed concern about the possible permit given by the Turkish side to the Russian vessel Sparta 2 to pass through the Bosporus Strait. The ship was allegedly transporting S-300 systems from Syria to Novorossiysk. Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Mykola Tochytskyi summoned Turkish Ambassador to Kyiv Yağmur Ahmet Güldere for a conversation on this topic.

    The Ukrainian official specified that in accordance with the provisions of the Montreux …

  • Ukrainian firefighter battling fires in Chernihiv amid Russian bombings

    Author: Nataliia Naidiuk, Ukrainian journalist living in Chernihiv, Ukraine.

    Andriy Evmenenko is a fire brigade commander in Chernihiv. As a child, Andriy would look at colorful photos of red fire engines in the family album. They were his father’s pictures from when he had served in the fire department in Moscow. Who would have thought that many years later, Andriy would be putting out fires, in his native Chernihiv. Fires started by Russian bombs and shells.

    This is a story about a fireman, …

  • Poland and Ukraine to sign the largest arms contract in 30 years

    Poland and Ukraine will sign the largest contract in 30 years for delivery of weapons to the Ukrainian Army.

    "Now we are signing one of the largest arms contracts in the last thirty years - the sale of weapons to Ukraine for Ukrainians. These weapons are well tested, and today we know that they will be very important on the battlefield," Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during a visit to the steel plant in Stalowa Wola.

    According to him, Polish 155-mm howitzers Krab and MANPADS …