• President Zelensky: Ukraine does not intend to surrender Bakhmut

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that as soon as Ukraine receives long-range weapons, the Ukrainian Forces will not hold Bakhmut, but will also begin to de-occupy the previously captured territory of the eastern regions.

    "No one will surrender Bakhmut. We will fight as hard as we can. We consider Bakhmut our fortress. If deliveries of weapons, namely long-range weapons, are accelerated, we will not only remain in Bakhmut, but we will also begin to de-occupy the Donbas, which has …

  • Lavrov: Russia will need to push the front line in Ukraine further away from its borders

    In response to Western deliveries of long-range weapons to Ukraine, Russia will need to move the front line even further away from its borders. "The more long-range weapons are supplied to the Kyiv regime by the West, the further it needs to be moved away from Russian territories," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with Russia 24 and RIA Novosti, commenting on the reports about Washington's intention to supply Ukraine with high-precision missiles with a range of up to 1 …

  • Kyiv: Putin has ordered Russian troops to fully capture Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian troops to capture the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March, said the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Andriy Chernyak.

    According tot him, there are signs that Russia is preparing for a new attempt at a massive offensive to capture the east of Ukraine.

    "We are seeing that the Russian-occupation troops are redeploying additional assault groups, units, weapons and military …

  • Kremlin complains ‘friendly countries’ are refusing to do business with Russia

    Countries friendly to Russia, such as China, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, turned out to be no so loyal to the Russian regime and, contrary to expectations, fully joined the Western sanctions against Russian banks, reports the Russian news agency RBC, citing Vice-President of Rosbank Alexander Rakhmanin.

    "Russian companies, especially those involved in foreign economic activity, have a slightly erroneous impression that, roughly speaking, the Chinese banking system and the Chinese …

  • Kyiv: the war will escalate in coming months

    The representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Andriy Yusov, said that Ukraine is on the eve of a "very active phase" of the war. He predicted that active fighting would escalate in February-March.

    "We are on the eve of a very active phase. Both February and March – there will be very active actions," Yusov said on the Freedom TV channel.

    The situation is difficult at the moment. Russia continues offensive actions. Russian commanders are using in …