• German Foreign Minister: it will take months to supply promised air defense systems to Ukraine

    It will take months for Germany to supply Ukraine with the German IRIS-T SLM air defense systems, said German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock during a speech in the Bundestag.

    When asked about the delivery of IRIS-T SLM to Kyiv, which was previously announced by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Baerbock said: "Yes, it will take months."

    The Minister explained the delay by the fact that the weapons will be supplied by the manufacturer Diehl directly to Ukraine, and not from Bundeswehr warehouses. …

  • Ukraine to buy 60 Krab howitzers from Poland

    Ukraine will buy about 60 self-propelled artillery howitzers AHS Krab in addition to the 18 that Poland already shipped to Ukraine, reported the Polish newspaper Dziennik.

    According to the newspaper, on Tuesday an agreement was signed for three more shipments, that is, about 60 howitzers capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 40 km.

    They will be manufactured by Huta Stalowa Wola, which is part of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA concern. Deliveries will begin in the next few months. The …

  • EU President: six sanctions packages will destroy Putin's financial foundation

    Six packages of EU sanctions against Russia will destroy the financial foundation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and will hit the Russian economy hard, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

    "Most importantly, there are six big sanctions packages. These sanctions are biting hard and really destroying the financial basis of Putin, who is waging this war, and are hitting the Russian economy hard," von der Leyen said at a press conference following a special meeting of the …

  • Russia to stop supplying gas to Denmark

    The Danish energy company Ørsted will stop receiving Russian gas, as it did not agree to the demands of the Russian gas conglomerate Gazprom to make payments in rubles.

    "Ørsted lost access to gas supplies from the Russian Federation. Gazprom's subsidiary Gazprom Export, which sells gas to European countries, announced the termination of supplies to Denmark from June 1. As of the end of May 31 (the payment deadline stipulated by the contract), Gazprom Export had not received payment from Ørsted …

  • Slovakia sending latest self-propelled howitzers Zuzana 2 to Ukraine

    Slovakia will send to Ukrainian military Zuzana 2 self-propelled guns, said Slovakia’s Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad.

    According to him, the servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are already training to operate these self-propelled artillery systems. In total, eight artillery systems will be sent to Ukraine.

    Zuzana 2 is an upgrade of the previous modification of Zuzana with caliber 155 mm. In 2018, the Slovak army purchased 25 of these artillery systems.

    The artillery system, thanks to a …