• British MoD: Ukrainian strike on Russian ammunition train likely severed rail link between Kherson and Crimea

    According to Britain’s Ministry of Defense, a Ukrainian strike on a Russian ammunition train most likely damaged the rail connection between the Russian-occupied Kherson region and the annexed Crimea.

    In an intelligence update on Wednesday, the British Ministry stated, “As a result of a Ukrainian strike against a Russian ammunition train in Kherson oblast, southern Ukraine, it is highly unlikely the rail link connecting Kherson with Crimea remains operational.”

    The intelligence update noted …

  • UK to donate 2 warships to Ukraine

    Ukrainian Ambassador to Britain Vadym Prystaiko said that the British government decided to donate several warships to Ukraine. He said that he had visited one of them. According to him, Ukrainian servicemen are already being trained to operate these warships.

    "Our serviceman are already training there. They're learning to navigate the ship, learning to use the weapons. There will be several such ships," the ambassador said in an interview with Suspilne.

    The ambassador recalled that after the …

  • Hungarian Foreign Minister travels to Moscow to discuss purchasing more Russian gas

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijarto travelled to Moscow on Thursday to discuss purchasing more Russian gas, according to a Facebook post by Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party.

    “In order to ensure the security of Hungary’s energy supply, the government has decided to purchase an additional 700 million cubic meters of natural gas in addition to the quantities stipulated in the long-term contracts,” the post read.

    Szijarto is scheduled to meet with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. …

  • EU to add Russia's largest bank and Night Wolves biker club to sanctions list

    The European Union is expected to add Russia’s largest bank, Sberbak, and the pro-Kremlin biker club Night Wolves to the list of individuals and companies under sanctions for supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    A total of 48 individuals and nine entities are to be added to the sanctions list.

    The new additions include the head of the giant zinc and cooper firm UMMC, Andrew Kozitsyn, as well as the deputy head of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), Sergei Korolev. Korolev "is …

  • British aid worker dies in captivity of Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine

    A British aid worker who had been detained by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has died in their custody.

    Paul Urey, 45, was charged with “mercenary activities” by rebels in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.

    Presidium Network, a British nonprofit, said in April that Urey and another volunteer were providing humanitarian assistance when they were detained at a checkpoint in southern Ukraine while trying a help a family escape.

    Urey had reportedly spent several years as a …