Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Commander of Russian brigade that committed atrocities in Bucha promoted to new rank

    The commander of the motorized rifle brigade that committed atrocities in Bucha, Kyiv region, Azatbek Omurbekov was promoted to the rank of colonel, reports the Russian news agency Agentsvo. Novosti.

    "Within three weeks on the frontline, under the leadership of Colonel Omurbekov, the brigade units repelled more than 50 enemy attacks using tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and heavy artillery," Agentsvo. Novosti quotes the Russian Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda.

    The Russian …

  • Russian military commander says Moscow seeks ‘control’ of southern Ukraine to make path to Moldova

    On Friday, Russian Major Gen Rustam Minnekayev said Moscow seeks to establish “complete control” over eastern and southern Ukraine, which would provide a land bridge from Russia to the annexed Crimea as well as the Moldovan breakaway region of Transnistria, Russia’s TASS news agency reported.

    According to Minnekayev, Russia’s second stage of the “special military operation”, the Kremlin’s euphemism for the invasion of Ukraine, seeks to establish control of Ukraine’s Donbas region.

    Such a move, …

  • Despite Pentagon claim, Kyiv says NATO states have not sent aircraft to Ukraine, only spare parts

    The Ukrainian Air Force said it only received spare aircraft parts and components from NATO states, not full aircraft. The remarks come after Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Ukraine had received additional aircraft and parts to bolster the Ukrainian Air Force.

    "Ukraine did not receive new planes from partners!" the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday. “With the assistance of the United States Government, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine …

  • Hungarian Foreign Minister: Hungary will not support EU sanctions against Russian oil and gas

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó said that his country will not join the sanctions of the European Union against Russian oil and gas, reported Interfax-Ukraine.

    "The Hungarian people cannot pay for this war, so we will not support the imposition of sanctions on gas and oil supplies," Szijjártó said at a news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara.

    "Hungary depends on Russian gas. The supplies are carried out in accordance with international agreements," …

  • Moldova refuses to sell MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

    At the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukraine appealed to Moldova with a request to sell or hand over six MiG-29 aircraft, inherited by Moldova after the collapse of the USSR, but Moldova categorically refused to provide these planes, reports the Ukrainian newspaper Evropeyska Pravda.

    Sources of the newspaper claim that Moldovan authorities explained the refusal by the fact that they do not want to "irritate Russia", and the fear that the actions of the Moldovan authorities will be viewed …

  • Ukrainian boy escapes Russian bombing to reunite with his mother in Poland

    Author: Nataliia Naidiuk, Ukrainian journalist living in Chernihiv, Ukraine.

    Ukrainians who were working or vacationing abroad at the time of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine remained cut off from their families. It was especially painful for those who had children living in cities that were being shelled by Russian troops.

    Here is one such stories with a happy ending. 9-year-old Maksim travelled 1000 km with strangers to get from Chernihiv to Krakow, Poland. His mother Victoria S (the …

  • Kyiv: Russia’s plan for an offensive in Donbas is under threat of failure

    Russia is experiencing difficulties gathering sufficient forces for an attack in the Eastern Front.

    A third of the Russian army involved in the war has already been destroyed, that is why it is difficult for Russia to gather sufficient troops for a large-scale offensive operation in the Donbas, said Lieutenant General Ihor Romanenko on the air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.

    "They are trying to recruit personnel wherever they can. In terms of technology, too, but the equipment is no longer as new …

  • Arrests, heart attacks happening in Russia’s power circles as invasion of Ukraine does not go according to plan

    Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, who has not been seen in public for a long time, has a massive heart attack, said Leonid Nevzlin, a Russian businessman living in Israel.

    "Shoygu is out of the game, perhaps he will become disabled if he survives. He suddenly had a massive heart attack. He is in intensive care, connected to devices. There are rumors that the heart attack could not have occurred due to natural causes," Nevzlin wrote.

    The businessman also added that twenty generals were …

  • Kyiv: Russia tried to create breakaway republics in western Ukraine

    The Russian authorities planned to create so-called "people's republics" in the western regions of Ukraine. Preparations to overthrow the constitutional order have been carried out since the last summer, reported the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU).

    The SBU published a video of the interrogation of a member of this group who agreed to cooperate with investigators.

    The person said he was recruited by a retired Russian intelligence officer - the organizer of the "plot". He proposed to create a …

  • Railway tracks in Belgorod border region damaged as Ukraine claims ‘partisan war’ in Russian territory has begun

    Railway tracks in the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine, said Belgorod region governor Vyacheslav Gladkov.

    "There is damage to railway tracks in the Shebekinsky district. There were no casualties or injuries. Only the railway tracks were destroyed. A task force is working on site. I will report abut the reasons later," Gladkov wrote on his Telegram channel.

    Earlier, Ukrainian intelligence reported that Russian authorities are preparing for a potential guerrilla war in their territory. …