• 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Zelensky and Putin to visit Turkey separately after Erdogan's inauguration

    The presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, will visit the recently re-elected Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his inauguration, reported the newspaper Hürriyet, citing its sources.

    According to the newspaper, there will be a large number of foreign leaders at Erdogan's inauguration, but Putin will make a "separate private visit", and Zelensky will visit Turkey shortly after.

    "During these visits, which Putin and Zelensky will hold one after another, …

  • The Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration orders Russia to pay $5 billion to Ukraine’s Naftogaz for assets seized in Crimea

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ordered Russia to pay the Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz $ 5 billion in compensation for the lost property in Crimea. This is the largest amount awarded by an International Arbitration Tribunal as compensation for Russia's expropriation of assets in Crimea. If the Russian Federation refuses to pay, the decision can be enforced, said the press service of Naftogaz.

    "These are the consequences of Russia's seizure of our assets in Crimea in 2014.  …