• German Chancellor Scholz promises to continue talks with Putin

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that he would continue to try to achieve an end to a full-scale war against Ukraine through talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tagesspiegel reported.

    "I will also be talking to Putin on the phone again, because we have to talk to each other. It is Putin who must withdraw troops from Ukraine and stop this terrible senseless war, which has already claimed hundreds of thousands of lives," Scholz said.

    According to the German Chancellor, as long as …

  • Media: Despite sanctions Russia continues using Dutch microchips in production of its weapons

    Despite tough sanctions, microchips produced by Dutch companies still make their way to Russia, according to a journalistic investigation by NOS and Nieuwsuur.

    "Many millions" of microchips that were reportedly supplied to the Russian Federation from the beginning of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine until December inclusive.

    According to journalists, exports are carried out through intermediaries. Several hundred shipments were sent to three Russian companies associated with defense sector. …

  • Kyiv: advanced anti-drone systems have been deployed in Ukraine

    “Shahed hunters" are already in Ukraine and are protecting energy and infrastructure facilities from Russian drones, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mikhailo Fedorov.

    "6 systems to counter enemy drones have been purchased. These are the most modern defense technologies that protect our strategic facilities. The complex of radars and signal jamming tools helps to identify and block enemy UAVs and disable its drones," the Minister said.

    These are Fortem …

  • Kremlin blocks access to CIA and FBI websites in Russian territory for ‘spreading fake information’

    Access to the websites of the Central Intelligence Agency and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has been restricted in the territory of Russia, reports TASS, citing the Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor. According to Roskomnadzor, the sites were blocked for "spreading fake information."

    According to the Roskomnadzor, materials "containing inaccurate socially significant information" aimed "at destabilizing the social and political situation in Russia" were found on the websites …

  • Air defense systems deployed near Putin’s residence on Lake Valdai

    An air defense system was reportedly deployed in the Novgorod region near the residence of Russian president Vladimir Putin in the Lake Valdai area, reported the news outlet Agenstvo.

    Journalists received from a local resident a photo taken in the village of Yashcherovo last week. The picture shows a Pantsir-S1 air defense system, which, according to the person who took it, was placed near the village "a few weeks ago." Similar air defense systems were also deployed in Moscow in recent days. …