Contents tagged with Russia

  • Turkey thwarts major terrorist plot in Moscow after Crocus City mall attack

    Turkish special services helped to prevent a second terror attack in Moscow after the assault on the Crocus City Hall shopping center, which militants from the group "Vilayat Khorasan" — banned in Russia — were planning. This is reported by the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet.

    It is noted that a crowded shopping center was chosen as the possible target. Turkish intelligence prevented this second major terrorist attack by contacting Moscow, the newspaper writes.

    The "Vilayat Khorasan" group is …

  • Putin to visit North Korea for the first time in over two decades

    Russian president Vladimir Putin will visit North Korea on June 18-19 at the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to the Kremlin’s press service.

    This will be Putin's first visit to North Korea since his first presidential term in 2000, when Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, was still in power.

    Ahead of the trip, the Kremlin leader published an article on the Kremlin website, lauding North Korea for its "firm support" of Russia in its war against Ukraine and expressing …

  • Unintended bombings: Russian Aerospace Forces drop five bombs on Belgorod region in one day

    The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) dropped five more bombs on the Belgorod region in a single day, yet the Kremlin seeks to hide this from the public. The causes of these incidents are unclear, but they likely stem from the poor quality of Russian weaponry, reports the news outlet by ASTRA, citing Ruslan Leviev, founder of the Conflict Intelligence Team (CITeam).

    As of June 15, 2024, FABs (guided bombs) were found near the villages of Arkhangelskoye and Tseplyaevo-Druzhki, with two more …

  • UN's Atomic Energy agency under scrutiny for support and training of Iranian researchers in Russia

    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a part of the UN system, has been supporting Iranian researchers for years and sending them to Russia for training, according to the documents obtained by BILD am SONNTAG.

    According to these documents, representatives of the UN agency met with Javad Karimi-Sabet in Vienna at the beginning of 2022. Karimi-Sabet has been on the US sanctions list since 2020 and is considered one of the key figures behind Iran's nuclear bomb development. Internal email …

  • Yuan trading at risk on Moscow Exchange amid escalating sanctions and stock market panic

    There’s a growing panic on the Russian stock market, and now the Moscow Exchange may have to halt trading of the Chinese national currency, the yuan.

    This comes in the wake of the Moscow Exchange being cut off from trading in US dollars and euros, leading to mounting concerns that the Chinese yuan could be next.

    Reports from Russian media, citing experts, indicate high risks that Chinese banks will cease cooperation with the Moscow Exchange and the National Clearing Center of the Russian …

  • Ukrainian Air Force uses 227 kg precision-guided bombs on Russian-held factory in Vovchansk

    The Ukrainian Air Force conducted strikes using precision-guided bombs on Russian positions located in a surrounded factory in Vovchansk. A corresponding video was released online showing targeted explosions in a relatively small area, indicating the use of guided munitions. 

    The exact type of aerial bombs used remains unknown, but the video suggests the bombs weighed up to 227 kg. It should be noted that remnants of Russian units are positioned in the besieged factory in the city of Vovchansk. …

  • Kremlin-linked bots spread fake celebrity quotes to undermine support for Ukraine

    A widespread online campaign has begun disseminating fake quotes from celebrities calling for an end to support for Ukraine, according to the news outlet Agentsvo. Journalists believe that this phenomenon is driven by bots connected to the Kremlin and operating for a Western audience through the Dvoynik (the double) network.

    The statements, in English, French, German, and Polish, which question the need to continue supporting Kyiv in its war against Russia, have been falsely attributed to …

  • Wives of mobilised Russian soldiers demand elite sons and celebrities replace their husbands on the front lines

    The wives of mobilised Russians from the Put’ Domoi (Road home) movement continue their fight for the return of their husbands. This time, the activists have presented a proposal to the authorities, explaining who should be sent to the front lines in place of the soldiers who have been battling for nearly two years following partial mobilisation.

    Within their plea, "Put’ Domoi" demands not just any rotation, but that their husbands be replaced with "specific other men." The activists argue …

  • Ukraine strikes major blow to Russian Su-34 base with 70-drone attack

    In the early hours of June 14, Ukraine's Forces deployed at least 70 drones to strike the Russian airbase at Morozovsk, confirmed Kyrylo Budanov, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Ministry of Defence, in an interview with The War Zone.

    According to Budanov, the operation was launched from Ukrainian territory, with a minimum of 70 Ukrainian Dragon and Splash drones hitting the airfield.

    The intelligence chief mentioned that they are currently assessing the damage: "We …

  • Ukrainian Forces achieve strategic advances in key regions

    Ukrainian Armed Forces have successfully pushed back Russian troops in the Serebryansky Forestry and Klishchiivka regions, according to DeepState analysts who updated their battle maps on June 15th. The updated maps highlight the advances made by the Ukrainian Forces and map out gains and territorial control on the front lines.

    However, the situation in the Donetsk Oblast shows Russian forces advancing around Kalinivka, Novopokrovske, and Yasnobrodivka. According to DeepState’s analysis, …