• Ambassador: Ukraine wants to buy 100 additional Panzerhaubitze 2000 howitzers from Germany

    The German government may approve a contract for the supply of 100 self-propelled howitzers Panzerhaubitze 2000 to Ukraine, said Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk in an interview with Ukrinform.

    "I expect a "green light" from Berlin for the purchase of 100 new Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled howitzers. We have already received the corresponding proposal from the German industry," Melnyk said.

    According to him, in the short term, Germany could supply Ukraine with older models of …

  • Lavrov: Russia is ready to guarantee safety of Ukrainian grain exports

    Russia is ready to provide security guarantees for ships that are blocked in Ukrainian ports. 

    "The main thing is that this should be ensured either by demining or by the organization of free passages. As for international waters, Russia guarantees the safety of these vessels up to the Bosphorus Strait, and we have an understanding with Turkey on this subject," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

    Earlier, Turkey explained that the consent of the Ukrainian and Russian sides is needed …

  • Captured British nationals fighting in the Ukrainian military against Russia will appeal death sentences

    British citizens Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner, both of whom were captured by pro-Russian separatists last month in Mariupol, Ukraine, will appeal their death sentences, according to Russia state-owned TASS news agency.

    On June 9th, Aslin, Pinner, and a Moroccan national, Saadun Brahim, were handed death sentences by a tribunal in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, which now controls the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. The three were captured while defending the city.

    The three …

  • Kremlin ‘can’t rule out’ death penalty for captured Americans

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday that Russia “can’t rule out” a possible death penalty for two captured Americans who were fighting in Ukraine.

    Referring to Alexander J. Drueke, 39, and Andy Tai Huynh, 27, both U.S. military veterans from Alabama who were recently captured by the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Peskov reiterated the Kremlin line that Moscow does not control the judicial system in the separatist republic.

    “We can’t rule anything out, because these are court …

  • DPR head Pushilin says Azov commanders were taken to Russia

    The head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, confirmed that the commanders of the Azov regiment, who were captured at Azovstal plant in Mariupol, were taken to Russia.

    "Our investigators have done their work in DPR, now Russian specialists are working on it. Comprehensive information should be gathered in preparation for the tribunal. Its first stage will take place before the end of the summer, this is for sure," Pushilin said on the air of the TV channel Russia 24. …