• UAE banks restrict transactions with Russia amid sanctions risk

    United Arab Emirates banks have restricted transactions with Russia and begun closing both corporate and personal accounts due to the risk of secondary sanctions, reports the Russian news outlet Vedomosti, citing Russian businessmen active in the UAE and representatives from the 'Business Russia' association.

    Tax and legal consultants have confirmed this trend, the Russian government is reportedly aware of it, although the Russian officials consider it minor and solvable.

    "At the moment, UAE …

  • Luhansk leader poisoned, Russia accuses US and Ukraine of violating Chemical Weapons Convention

    Leonid Pasechnik, head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), suffered a serious phenolic compound poisoning in December 2023, said chief of Russian forces for radiation, chemical and biological protection, Igor Kirillov. Furthermore, Kirillov stated that in August 2022, the Russia-installed head of the Kherson regional administration, Saldo, was poisoned with ricin, a substance found in biomedical samples.

    Kirillov highlighted other poisoning incidents involving senior …

  • Kyiv: Russia lost nearly 50,000 troops in battle for Avdiivka

    Nearly 50,000 Russian soldiers have lost their lives in the battle for Avdiivka deemed crucial by Vladimir Putin in the run-up to the elections, reported the press center of the Ukrainian Defence Forces Tavria.

    Ukrainian military officials reported that a large part of the Russian reserves was destroyed in the conflict and, therefore, cannot be redeployed elsewhere. The Russian offensive on Avdiivka, which began on October 10, 2023, led to enormous losses over the course of four months of …

  • Ukrainian forces thwart Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia region

    Ukrainian Forces repelled a Russian offensive on the Zaporizhzhia front on February 17, as reported by the Western Operational Command on their Facebook page.

    "Eighteen units of equipment were destroyed, including three tanks. Around 70 Russian soldiers were 'sent to a Kobzon concert', and 80 are 'ordering tickets'. Following the offensive, the Russians retreated to their previous positions," the post reads.

    According to the Ukrainian command,  the offensive involved 30 units of equipment and …

  • 3rd Separate Mechanized Brigade: withdrawal of Ukrainian Forces from Avdiivka continues

    Ukrainian troops continue to withdraw from Avdiivka, located in the Donetsk region, following orders from General Oleksandr Syrskyi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said the spokesperson for the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade, Oleksandr Borodin, in an interview with Liga.net, published on February 17.

    "These operations are much more complex than assaults because the enemy employs artillery heavily and also has 'carte blanche' to use expensive precision-guided aerial bombs," …