• Ukraine's intelligence chief: ICJ's ruling on Russia’s involvement in MH17 crash is a disgrace

    Kirill Budanov, the head of Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, has labeled the International Court of Justice's decision regarding the downing of MH17 flight as mistaken, reports the French newspaper Liberation.

    The court concluded that the Russian Federation could not be deemed a sponsor of terrorism merely because the Russian-made Buk missile system, which was used to down MH17 in 2014, qualifies as a weapon rather than financial support. Liberation …

  • President Zelensky reportedly delays dismissal of Ukraine's military chief Zaluzhny due to a data leak

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had plans to dismiss the country's top military commander, Valeriy Zaluzhny, on January 29 but postponed the decision following a data leak about the dismissal, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. According to a former high-ranking Ukrainian official cited by the newspaper, the process of removing Zaluzhny from his position is now being slowed down.

    A Ukrainian parliamentarian familiar with the leadership's plans confirmed the information, adding that …

  • Ukraine's President Zelensky initiates first-ever dialogue with Bahrain's King Hamad, invites him to Davos event

    Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky held the first historic phone conversation with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, reported the Ukrainian presidential press service.

    "I hope that the establishment of contacts at the highest level will open a new chapter in Ukrainian-Bahraini relations," said Zelensky.

    The leaders discussed bilateral cooperation, global food security, and the support for Ukraine's Peace Formula.

    Furthermore, Zelensky briefed the King of Bahrain on Ukraine's …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia's ballistic missile tests were unsuccessful

    Russia’s tests of the intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 Yars, which serves as the main component of its ground-based strategic nuclear forces, were unsuccessful, reported the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    The missile was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region towards the Kura test range on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

    The Yars missile deviated from its course, just like during the previous command and staff exercises of Russia's …

  • Training of Ukrainian pilots and technicians on F-16 fighter jets can take 6-8 months, says Dutch Defense Minister

    The training of Ukrainian pilots and technicians on F-16 fighter jets can take 6-8 months, said Minister of Defense of the Netherlands, Kajsa Ollongren, as reported by RBC-Ukraine.

    Ollongren emphasized the importance of a thorough training process due to Ukraine's need for the aircraft in the ongoing war, stating, "The pilots need to know how to fly and fight on these aircraft. You need technicians to service the fighters. You need to know how to use the F-16 weaponry."

    She estimated that it …