• Media: Kremlin bribed EU officials to recognize Crimea as part of Russia

    After the annexation of Crimea, a group of political technologists associated with the Russian government began to "restore" Russia's image abroad and ensure recognition of the "annexation" of the peninsula in the EU countries. Tens of thousands of euros were allocated for bribing European officials, according to a joint investigation of the Important Stories Project, the international Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), the Italian Association of Investigative Journalists …

  • Kyiv: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard trained Russian forces to use drones in occupied areas of Ukraine

    According to Ukraine’s center for national resistance, personnel linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard travelled to the occupied territories of Kherson and Crimea to teach Russian forces to use Shahed-136 “kamikaze” drones.

    The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is comprised of elite paramilitary units that are a branch of the Iranian armed forces.

    The Iranian instructors are reportedly based in the settlements of Zalizniy Port, Hladivtsi (Kherson region), and Dzhankoy (Crimea). …

  • As Russian media confirm KIAs among reservists in Ukraine, Putin says mobilization will be completed in two weeks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said the partial mobilization of reservists will be completed in two weeks, Russia’s state-run Interfax news agency reported.

    "This work is already coming to an end. Now there are 222,000 people mobilized out of 300,000 in the forming troops, and I think that within about two weeks all mobilization measures will be completed," Putin said at a press conference following his visit to Kazakhstan.

    The announcement comes amidst further reports that mobilized …

  • Ukrainian military says Russian aircraft launched missile strike on Ukraine from Belarus for first time since August

    A spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuri Ignat, said four Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers took off from Belarus and struck targets in Ukraine. If confirmed, this would be the first time Russian aircraft have launched attacks against Ukraine from Belarus since August 28th.

    "This morning, 4 Tu-22 M3 aircraft of the strategic aviation of the aggressor country from the airspace of Belarus inflicted an air strike on the territory of Ukraine. The previous use of aviation from this direction …

  • Czech Republic crowd funds purchase of T-72 tank for Ukraine

    Czech citizens have crowd funded the purchase of a modernized T-72 tank to be given to the Ukrainian military.

    According to the Ukrainian Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Yevhen Perebynis, the Czech Republic is the first country to crowd fund the purchase of a tank.

    “The Czech Republic became the first country where ordinary people bought a tank for @DefenceU - a modernized T-72 AVANGER. It was given the name Tomas (on the left in the photo). More than 11,000 people collected 33 million …