• Spain to send armored vehicles and an air defense system to Ukraine

    Spain will send Ukraine air defense systems and armored vehicle as part of the country’s package of military assistance to Kyiv, according to the Spanish Ministry of Defense.

    “Coinciding with the sixth month of the war in Ukraine, and with (Ukraine’s) Independence Day, Spain continues supporting the Ukrainian people in their fight to defend peace and freedom against the Russian invasion,” a Spanish Ministry of Defense statement read.

    The shipment will include an anti-aircraft battery and …

  • Explosions rock ammunition storage site near Russian base in Crimea

    A week after blasts at a Russian air base in Crimea destroyed several fighter jets, explosions rocked a Russian ammunition depot near the village of Mayskoye in the Dzhankoi district of the occupied Crimea.

    Videos on social media show thick plumes of smoke rising over flames in Mayskoye. A series of explosions could be heard in the background.

    Russia blamed the blasts on an “act of sabotage”, leading to speculation that Ukrainian special forces may have mounted an attack on the storage depot. …

  • German Chancellor Scholz says he does not support EU ban on visas for Russians

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (Olaf Scholz) was skeptical about calls to introduce a total ban on issuing visas to citizens of the Russian Federation because of the Russian armed invasion of Ukraine. "This is Putin's war, so I don't like such initiatives," he said at a big summer press conference in Berlin.

    According to Scholz, the European Union has already imposed broad sanctions against representatives of the Russian leadership, and "this will continue." At the same time, the Federal …

  • Ukrainian official: Attack on Russian air base in Crimea was conducted by Ukrainian special forces

    A Ukrainian official, on the condition of anonymity, told The Washington Post that Tuesday’s attack on a Russian air base in the occupied Crimean Peninsula was the work of Ukrainian special forces.

    At least three explosions hit the Saki air base on the Crimean coast. The base is home to the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s 43rd Independent Naval Attack Aviation Regiment and other units. Immediately prior to the attack, the base housed around a dozen each Su-24 frontline bombers and Su-30 fighters, as …

  • Russian shelling at bus stop in eastern Ukraine kills 8

    A Russian artillery strike at a public transport stop in Toretsk, Donetsk Oblast has killed at least 8 people, according to Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk Oblast Military Administration.

    In a post on Facebook, Kyrylenko wrote, "8 dead, 4 wounded – these are the consequences of the shelling of Toretsk, which the Russians carried out today at about 11 o'clock.”

    Three of the four injured were children.

    “According to preliminary information, there was artillery fire. They hit a public …