• Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces do not intend to withdraw from Lysychansk

    Units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces do not plan to leave Lysychansk, said on Thursday, June 30, Deputy Head of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Brigadier Okeksiy Gromov.

    "At this time, there are no plans for withdrawal of the units that defend Lysychansk. Defensive operations of the city continue. In the morning, the enemy also began attacks on our defenders from different directions. Our troops are carrying out their tasks. The battle …

  • Russia withdraws troops and weapons from Snake island, calls it a 'goodwill gesture'

    Ukraine struck Zmiinyi Island (Snake Island) in the Black Sea at night causing Russia to evacuate the remaining military and probably to completely leave the island, reported the Ukrainian Operational Command South.

    "During the night, as a result of another successful military operation including strikes by our missile and artillery units on Snake Island, the enemy hastily evacuated the remaining part of the garrison by two high-speed boats and probably completely left the island. Snake Island …

  • Norway to donate three multiple-launch rocket systems to Ukraine

    Norwegian Prime Minister Gahr Store told journalists at the NATO Summit in Madrid on Wednesday that his country will donate three multiple-launch rocket systems to Ukraine. Norway will supply the three systems to the United Kingdom, which will send three of its own systems to Ukraine.

    “Norway continues to do what it started back in February - to help Ukraine. In cooperation with the UK, the kingdom will provide Ukraine with access to long-range artillery rocket systems,” Store stated.

    Norway …

  • Ukraine orders dozens of Bayraktar drones from Turkey

    Almost all production capacity of the Turkish Baykar Makina plant, which produces Bayraktar drones, will be used to fulfill the orders for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

    According to him, dozens of Bayraktar drones, which have been used successfully in the war, will be produced for the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    Since February 24, the Defense Ministry has provided fifty Bayraktar drones for the Ukrainian military. Several more have already been …

  • Russia says debt default label is ‘unlawful’

    Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since 1918, the year following the Bolshevik Revolution. Moscow, however, claims the necessary payments were made on May 27th.

    Moscow failed to pay approximately $100 million in interest on two bonds during a 30-day grace period that expired Sunday.

    The White House has said the default showed the effect of Western sanctions on Russia.

    "This morning's news around the finding of Russia's default, for the first time in more than a …