Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Media: Western allies urge Zelensky to negotiate with Russia amid battlefield challenges

    Western countries are gearing up to exert diplomatic pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, attempting to compel him into negotiations with Russia to halt the ongoing war. According to Europe 1, this movement is driven by Russian maneuvers on the frontlines and issues with mobilization within the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    "In every brigade, there is a 40% shortfall. In Kyiv, discussions with us have shifted from armaments to recruitment issues," military sources told Europe 1.

    The …

  • Ukraine to mobilize thousands of prisoners for military service under new legislation

    As many as 4,500 incarcerated individuals in Ukraine have agreed that legislation for conditional early release through military service contracts should be adopted, Deputy Justice Minister Olena Vysotska revealed in an interview with Glavkom.

    According to Vysotska, even before the law was passed in April, the Ministry of Justice conducted a survey among inmates to gauge their stance on introducing such legislation. However, it should be noted that correctional staff did not consider the …

  • Zelensky: unrestricted use of Western weapons is vital for Ukraine's defense

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that there should be no restrictions on the use of Western arms by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He compared such limitations to the preventive anti-Russian sanctions that Kyiv had requested from the West prior to the full-scale invasion. The Pentagon, however, continues to oppose the use of American weapons on Russian territory .

    During a discussion with Ukrainian journalists, Zelensky emphasised that the issue at hand is not an offensive by the …

  • Putin accuses Ukraine of provoking Russian troops' advance on Kharkiv, denies plans to capture the city

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has accused Ukraine of provoking the advance of Russian troops in the Kharkiv region. However, he has stated that Russia has no immediate plans to capture Kharkiv.

    "It's ultimately their fault. The authorities in Kyiv came to power through a coup. Furthermore, by allowing this coup, their Western sponsors turned a smouldering conflict into a military one. They're to blame. They're trying to shift the responsibility from their sick head to a healthy one. …

  • Ukraine's intelligence agencies launch joint drone strikes on Russian Black Sea Fleet facilities

    The operation targeted ships and other vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet at their base locations in Sevastopol and Novorossiysk.

    Ukraine's Defence Intelligence Directorate (GUR) and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) carried out a joint attack on several Russian military installations in Novorossiysk and the temporarily occupied Sevastopol on the night of Friday, May 17, reported Ukrainska Pravda, citing sources within the intelligence agencies.

    The strikes involved drones exclusively …

  • Ukrainian National Guard repels Russian assault near Lyptsi in Kharkiv region

    Drone operators from the 13th Brigade "Khartia" managed to spot a dozen Russian soldiers who were preparing to assault Ukrainian positions. After opening fire on them, the Russian soldiers not only started to flee but also revealed the location of their additional forces.

    The Russian offensive in the Kharkiv region continues, and the Ukrainian Forces are doing everything possible to ensure that Russian troops do not capture new territories. The OSINT Telegram channel CyberBoroshno shared …

  • German defense conglomerate Rheinmetall to launch air defense system production in Ukraine

    German defence conglomerate Rheinmetall is set to establish joint production of air defence systems in Ukraine, announced Rheinmetall's CEO, Armin Papperger.

    During the company's annual general meeting, Papperger outlined plans to create an additional joint venture in Ukraine specifically for air defence systems.

    However, it is anticipated that it will take at least a year, perhaps even two, before production can commence. The necessary documents, including the memorandum of understanding and …

  • Ukrainian Forces halt Russian offensive in Vovchansk, military official reports

    The situation in the Kharkiv region remains complex but is dynamically changing. On May 16, Nazar Voloshyn, a spokesperson for the operational-strategic grouping of troops Khortytsia, elaborated on the state of affairs during a news broadcast. "The situation has been partially stabilised. We are destroying the invaders who entered the Kharkiv region with all available means," he emphasised.

    Voloshyn noted that the advance of the Russian Armed Forces has been stopped in certain areas and …

  • Widespread drone attacks target Russian regions and Crimea overnight

    Several Russian regions, including Belgorod, Bryansk, Kaluga, and Tula, as well as annexed Crimea, were subjected to drone attacks from Ukraine overnight on Thursday, 16 May, according to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defence on their Telegram channel.

    The Ministry reported "four drones were destroyed and two others were intercepted" over Crimea. Specific targets of the drone attacks were not disclosed. Meanwhile, the Telegram channel "Crimean Wind" posted a video late on 15 May, …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky visits Kharkiv amid intense fighting in the region

    On Thursday, 16th May, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Kharkiv, where he held a meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Headquarters. During the session, he received reports from Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi, Commander of the “Khortytsya” Operational-Strategic Troop Grouping Yuri Sodol, and Commander of the “Kharkiv” Operational-Tactical Group Mykhailo Drapaty regarding the situation in the region.

    According to the President, the meeting addressed the tasks and needs of the …