• US prosecutors move to seize bank account belonging to Russian oligarch who called invasion of Ukraine a ‘holy war’

    Federal prosecutors in New York announced they were moving to seize $5.3 million from a bank account belonging to pro-Kremlin Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev.

    The Russian tycoon was placed on a US sanctions list that was released on April 20th and was aimed towards "a global network of more than 40 individuals and entities led by US-designated Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev."

    Malofeyev had previously been subject to US sanctions in 2014 for his support of separatists in the …

  • Ukrainian military analyst: Russian offensive in Donbas has started losing steam

    Military expert and reserve colonel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Oleh Zhdanov believes that by the end of June Russian troops will switch to trench warfare.

    "In principle, today the intensity of the hostilities is decreasing. The Russians are trying to resume the offensive in certain areas around Severodonetsk, but this is not as powerful an offensive as it was at the beginning of last week, when the situation seemed almost critical for us, and the threat of encirclement was very big," …

  • Erdogan is planning to host talks between Zelensky and Putin

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to host new talks between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss grain exports, reported the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    "Negotiations are continuing. Last night we had conversations with some officials. Next week we will discuss what steps we can take during talks with Zelensky and Putin," Erdogan said.

    On June 7, Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar told Anadolu that Turkey is in …

  • Amnesty International: Russia’s widespread use of cluster munitions caused hundreds of civilian deaths in Kharkiv

    A report released by Amnesty International on Monday outlined how Russian forces killed hundreds of civilians in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv using rockets and cluster munitions.

    The repeated attacks were indiscriminate “and as such constitute war crimes,” the report noted.

    The organization found that Russian forces repeatedly used land mines and  9N210 / 9N235 cluster munitions prohibited by international law, which are prohibited by international law.

    “Russian forces have repeatedly …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine began to prepare for Russian invasion last year

    Adviser to the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration Mykhailo Podolyak said that Ukraine began to prepare for war last year, while weapons from the allies began to arrive only in January.

    "If Ukraine did not prepare for war, why did the first Russian strikes fell on mock-up targets, all ammunition was spread out, and exercised were held in January and February ?" Podolyak wrote on Twitter, arguing that not only the Western intelligence was acting on the data about the Kremlin's …