Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Railway tracks in Belgorod border region damaged as Ukraine claims ‘partisan war’ in Russian territory has begun

    Railway tracks in the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine, said Belgorod region governor Vyacheslav Gladkov.

    "There is damage to railway tracks in the Shebekinsky district. There were no casualties or injuries. Only the railway tracks were destroyed. A task force is working on site. I will report abut the reasons later," Gladkov wrote on his Telegram channel.

    Earlier, Ukrainian intelligence reported that Russian authorities are preparing for a potential guerrilla war in their territory. …

  • German company Rheinmetall says it is ready to supply tanks to Ukraine

    The German defense concern Rheinmetall is ready to provide a shipment of used Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine. "The first Leopard 1 can be delivered within six weeks," said Armin Papperger, chairman of the board of directors, in an interview with the newspaper Handelsblatt. To begin deliveries to Ukraine the company will need consent of the German government.

    According to Papperger, Rheinmetall can supply up to 50 Leopard 1 tanks from the old stock of the armies of other countries. The status of …

  • Lavrov: Russian ‘special operation’ in Ukraine is meant to end U.S. world dominance

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov named another goal of Russia's "special operation" in Ukraine. According to him, it is meant to put an end to the reckless expansion of the United States and its course towards domination in the world.

    Lavrov explained that Washington is building its dominance "with gross violations of international law," adjusting the international rules accordingly.

    Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, said that one of the main goals of …

  • Macron insists on continued dialogue with Putin

    French President Emmanuel Macron defended his decision to continue dialogue with Russian Vladimir Putin, before and after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In an interview published by the French newspaper Le Parisien, Macron spoke about his "thankless role" in maintaining a dialogue with the Kremlin.

    Macron noted that he spent "hours" in conversations with Putin and "every discussion takes place under an aura of cynicism, and this never gives pleasure." At the same time, he stressed that he …

  • Media: Many Russian servicemen are refusing to go to Ukraine

    Russian servicemen are increasingly refusing to participate in hostilities in Ukraine. About 60 paratroopers from Pskov refused to go to Ukraine, even despite the risk of criminal prosecution, reported to the Russian telegram channel "Pskov Governate", citing its sources.

    These paratroopers have been in the territory of Ukraine since the very beginning of the invasion. Then, they were moved to neighboring Belarus, after that they were moved to their permanent base in the city of Pskov for …

  • Deputy PM of Ukraine advises residents of Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Luhansk oblasts to evacuate if possible

    Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk has encouraged residents of the Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Luhansk oblasts to evacuate while they still can, Ukrainskaya Pravda reported.

    “The heads of the military administrations of Kharkiv, Luhansk, and Donbas regions ask the population to leave the borders of the regions and do everything to ensure that an evacuation is organized,” Verreshchuk stated.

    After withdrawing from the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions, Russian forces have focused their attacks on …

  • Estonia delivers large shipment of lethal weapons to Ukraine

    The Estonian government has delivered a shipment of lethal weapons to Ukraine, including howitzers, said by the Embassy of Estonia in Ukraine.

    Estonia has  also handed over to Ukraine anti-tank missiles, howitzers, anti-tank mines, recoilless anti-tank guns, automatic weapons, ammunition, disposable grenade launchers and hand grenades.

    In addition, Estonian businessman, in cooperation with government institutions and the Estonian Armed Forces,provided helmets, body armor, communication …

  • Kyiv: Russian troops responsible for Bucha massacre returning to Ukraine

    The Russian soldiers, who committed atrocities in Bucha, are coming back to Ukraine, reported the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry (GUR).

    "The 64th Motor Rifle Brigade of the 35th Combined Arms Army of the Russian Federation, the servicemen of which committed mass murders and torture of civilians in Bucha, will be sent back to the territory of Ukraine. The Russian command will not rotate personnel in this unit and will again deploy it to the front line, " the …

  • Russian troops leave dead bodies and mines as they retreat from Kyiv region

    The mayor of Ukraine's town Bucha in the Kyiv region, Anatoliy Fedoruk, said bodies of killed civilians are everywhere in the streets. After the departure of the Russian military, 280 dead civilians were found there and were buried in mass graves.

    According to the mayor, dozens of corpses lie on the streets of the city, some of the dead have their hands tied. The adviser to the Ukrainian President, Mykhailo Podolyak, confirmed this information. 

    "Bucha, Kyiv region. The bodies of people with …

  • Kyiv: Russia continues using its banks to buy military equipment abroad

    Russia continues to use Gazprombank, which has not been disconnected from the SWIFT international payment system, to finance the war in Ukraine.

    Russia purchased UAVs, components for military equipment and electronic reconnaissance equipment for units of the 47th Tank Division through Gazprombank and Promsvyazbank.

    "On March 12, Promsvyazbank was included in the list of institutions disconnected from the SWIFT system. As for Gazprombank, only the UK imposed sanctions against it. This bank is …