• Russia's largest steel factory attacked by drones

    A significant fire broke out at the Novolipetsk Steel Plant (NLMK) in the early hours of Saturday, February 24, following a suspected drone attack, according to officials. Igor Artamonov, the Governor of Lipetsk Region, reported that the fire occurred in one of the plant's buldings. He stated that the fire has been extinguished, there were no casualties, and there is no threat of dangerous substances being released.

    Governor Artamonov attributed the cause of the incident to the "fall" of a …

  • Ukraine downs Russian A-50U surveillance aircraft over Sea of Azov, entire crew lost

    On 23 February 2024, Ukraine shot down a Russian A-50U early warning and control aircraft over the Sea of Azov, an asset estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

    The downed Russian A-50U aircraft's entire crew of ten perished in the incident, reports Ukrainska Pravda, citing sources within the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. As reported by Hromadske, the ranks of those on board the long-range radar plane are still being verified. However, …

  • Political convictions in Putin's Russia surpass USSR levels under Khrushchev and Brezhnev

    In Russia, the number of individuals convicted on political grounds during President Vladimir Putin’s most recent term has surpassed that of the USSR under Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev, reports the Russian publication Proekt (Project).

    Proekt highlighted that the total number of those persecuted in Russia under criminal and administrative charges for the period from 2018 to 2023 is estimated to be around 116 thousand people. According to Proekt, from 2018 to February 2024, 5,613 …

  • Ukrainian missile strike kills dozens of Russian soldiers at Donetsk training range

    According to reports by Ukrainian journalist Denis Kazansky, BBC Russian Service correspondent Ilya Barabanov, and DPR military Egor Guzenko, the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched a missile strike at a training ground near the village of Trudovske in the Volnovakha district of the Donetsk region. As a result, dozens of soldiers from the Russian 36th Guards Motor Rifle Brigade (military unit 06705) from Zabaikalsky Krai were killed.

    The strike, carried out by two HIMARS rockets in the middle of …

  • Russian military blogger, who wrote about large Russian army losses in Aviivka, commits suicide amid harassment by Kremlin propagandists

    Andrey Morozov, the author of the Telegram channel "Letters from Yania," has taken his own life following harassment by official Russian propagandists, employees of Vladimir Solovyov, Yulia Vityazeva, and Armen Gasparyan. Morozov's death has been noted by Miroslava Reginskaya, the wife of the former "Defense Minister of the DPR," Igor Strelkov, who is convicted in Russia for "inciting extremism", and lawyer Maxim Pashkov.

    A suicide note was published on Morozov's channel. In it, he explained …