• Ukrainian Defense Minister: Kyiv will soon be getting Western fighter jets

    Western partners will provide Ukraine with aircraft, the question is only which ones, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov at a press conference.

    "Today, in terms of obtaining weapons, we have received everything. Only the planes are remaining. I can add optimism. There will also be planes, the question is simply what kind of planes," he said.

    According to him, Ukraine's partners are constantly being told about the need for aircraft since this is also part of the air defense. …

  • Media: Kremlin bribed EU officials to recognize Crimea as part of Russia

    After the annexation of Crimea, a group of political technologists associated with the Russian government began to "restore" Russia's image abroad and ensure recognition of the "annexation" of the peninsula in the EU countries. Tens of thousands of euros were allocated for bribing European officials, according to a joint investigation of the Important Stories Project, the international Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), the Italian Association of Investigative Journalists …

  • 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 …

  • Austria and Hungary have agreed to not provide military assistance to Ukraine

    The defense ministers of Austria and Hungary, Klaudia Tanner and Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky, said that their countries will continue to adhere to the policy of refusing military assistance to Ukraine.

    "The position of Austria and Hungary on the war in Ukraine is clear, as both countries do not send weapons to the conflict zone," they said at a joint press conference after a meeting in Budapest.

    Austria and Hungary explain their position by the desire to "prevent further escalation." At the …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: in the first round of shipments, Kyiv is expected to receive between 120 to 140 Western tanks

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that, according to the results of the initial commitments received from the partners, Ukraine is expected to receive from 120 to 140 modern Western tanks.

    Kuleba noted that there are 12 countries in the tank coalition, and so far not all of them can be named, since some must make a decision according to their internal procedures.

    "I can only note that in the first round of shipments, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will receive from 120 to 140 modern …