Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Poland initiates training and enlistment for Ukrainian Volunteer Brigade

    Several thousand Ukrainians residing in Poland have already registered to join the Ukrainian Legion. The country is preparing to train its first brigade of Ukrainian volunteers.

    Polish authorities will not actively seek out Ukrainian nationals within the country to recruit them for the Ukrainian Legion, said the country's Deputy Minister of Defence, Paweł Zalewski, during a broadcast on Polish Radio.

    "The provisions in the security agreement concerning the creation of the legion in Poland …

  • Russian military stretched thin: Freedom Legion's Caesar weighs in on Ukraine's strategic advantage

    According to Maximilian Andronnikov, the deputy commander of the Freedom of Russia Legion, known by the call sign Caesar, this surge is because President Putin is trying to secure a favorable negotiating position. Andronnikov shared his insights during an interview with Yuriy Bibik on the YouTube channel "Fabrika Novyn".

    The issue does not concern manpower, which Russia still has in abundance, but weaponry and armored vehicles. “A tank is not a drone that can be cast on a plastic printer, …

  • Stoltenberg's warning: Europe must brace for a decade-long war in Ukraine

    The stronger Europe's support for Ukraine, the sooner the war will end, believes current NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. On the other hand, the longer the war continues, the greater the chances of a Russian victory.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is confident that time is on his side. Therefore, European countries should consider that the Russian-Ukrainian war could last for 10 years. Its duration depends on how long and how strongly Europeans will support the Ukrainians, said …

  • Russian intensifies offensive in Zaporizhzhia region

    According to military analysts, the offensive in the Zaporizhzhia region has already begun. Robotyne is almost entirely under Russian control, raising questions about combat operations in the summer of 2024. The Russian army aims to recapture territories liberated by Ukrainian forces in 2023 during the summer counteroffensive. Recently, the villages of Urozhaine and Krynky came under Russian occupation, with Ukrainian defense forces repositioning to more advantageous locations.

    Notably, …

  • UK grants Ukraine £2 Billion loan for for defence modernization and weapons procurement

    The United Kingdom has extended a loan of £2 billion to Ukraine for purchasing military supplies. The loan, set over a period of 15 years, will be supervised by a special commission to ensure proper allocation of funds.

    Ukraine and the UK signed the loan agreement, which will finance Ukraine's defence needs. Under this agreement, British suppliers can enter into credit agreements and contracts with Ukraine, according to the Office of the President of Ukraine.

    The framework agreement, signed …

  • Zelensky questions Trump's claim to end Ukraine war in 24 hours

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has responded to former US President Donald Trump's claim that he could end the war in Ukraine within 24 hours.

    "Everyone would be happy if a single person in the world, regardless of who it is—let's say Donald Trump—could stop the war in 24 hours. But the question is, at what cost and who will pay it," Zelensky said in an interview with BBC.

    Zelensky believes that the cost would ultimately fall on Ukraine.

    "I'm not suggesting that his (Trump's) idea is …

  • Russian forces advance across multiple frontlines in Ukraine

    Russian troops are advancing on various frontlines with minor successes and are amassing forces in the Zaporizhia region, according to the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) report dated July 18.

    On July 16, it was reported that Russian forces attempted a limited and unsuccessful cross-border raid into Sumy region. A Ukrainian military official stated that a Russian reconnaissance and sabotage group tried to break through to Chuikivka, Rozhkovychi, and Sytne, about 5 km from the …

  • Euroclear to channel €1.55 billion from blocked Russian assets to Ukraine

    Euroclear, the international securities depository, has announced it will contribute approximately €1.55 billion to the European fund for Ukraine from investments of blocked Russian assets by July this year.

    According to Euroclear's report released on Friday,July 19th, for the first half of 2024, Euroclear realised €3.4 billion in interest income from investing these frozen Russian assets, compared to roughly €4.4 billion in 2023 and €821 million in 2022.

    Euroclear's overall interest income …

  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz rejects Zelensky's plea for NATO to intercept Russian missiles over Ukraine

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has dismissed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's plea to Western allies to use their weaponry to shoot down Russian missiles and drones over Ukrainian territory, reports the German news agency dpa.

    At a press conference following the European Political Community summit in Woodstock, UK, where Volodymyr Zelensky was also present, Scholz once again rejected Zelensky's request to lift restrictions on using Western weapons for strikes on Russian territory.

    When …

  • From Kyiv to Moscow: Luhansk-born engineer pioneers Russian military drone design

    Luhansk native and Kyiv Polytechnic Institute graduate, Alexander Makhnev, serves as the chief designer at the Russian bureau "Stratim", which develops drones for the Russian military, reports the Russian news outlet "Important Stories".

    In 2014, Makhnev moved to Kyiv to study at Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. In 2015, he proudly shared on social media about receiving an award from the hands of Ukrainian scientist Mykhailo Zgurovsky and Ukraine's second president, Leonid Kuchma.

    Later, …