• US develops cost-effective long-range missile for Ukraine's defense needs

    The United States is developing a new air-launched munition specifically designed for Ukraine, according to a report from the industry publication Aviation Week Network.

    The first details about this new munition emerged in January this year, initially garnering interest from 16 defense companies. The US military invited these firms to consider developing a cost-effective, air-launched weapon with a range of 250 nautical miles (463 km) that wouldn't take long to develop.

    On June 10, the US Air …

  • Kremlin threatens European capitals in response to US missile deployment in Germany

    Russia possesses sufficient capabilities to deter the threat posed by the deployment of U.S. long-range missiles in Europe. However, in response to this, it will have to aim its missiles at European capitals, said the Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov in an interview with Pavel Zarubin, host of the programme "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" on channel "Russia 1".

    In response to Zarubin's comment that placing American missiles in Europe would force Russia to aim its missiles "in that direction," …

  • Putin enacts law requiring approval for Russian lawmakers' foreign travel due to security concerns

    On Saturday, July 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a new federal bill requiring lawmakers from the State Duma and members of the Federation Council to obtain approval from the parliamentary leadership for any travel abroad.

    Previously, Russian lawmakers only needed to notify authorities of their travel plans, explains Interfax. The new legislation shifts this from a notification system to one requiring approval. The process and timelines for obtaining such approvals are now …

  • Poland weighs Ukraine’s request to intercept Russian missiles in its airspace

    Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski announced that Warsaw is considering Kyiv's proposal to shoot down Russian missiles heading towards Polish territory while they are still in Ukrainian airspace.

    Speaking in Washington on Friday, 12th July, Sikorski said that Ukraine's proposition is under review and has been included in a bilateral security agreement, reports Politico.

    "At this stage, it is an idea. Our agreement states that we will explore this idea," Sikorski noted.

    He added that …

  • Russia decides to boycott Paris Olympics broadcast

    For the first time in 40 years, the Olympics won’t be broadcast in Russia, as television channels have refused to air the event, reports Sports.ru, citing informed sources.

    "A political decision was long made that under current circumstances, airing the Olympics without the flag and anthem on 'Channel One' and 'Russia-1' is impossible," a source told the news outlet.

    According to the source, until the last moment, there was a discussion about broadcasting on the channel "Match TV," but only …

  • Ukraine Defense Intelligence reports multiple failed assassination attempts on Putin

    The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is aware of multiple assassination attempts on Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, said the Head of Ukrainian military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, in an interview with NV. According to Budanov, all attempts to kill Putin have, so far, been unsuccessful.

    Budanov also noted that Putin has long ceased to be a compromised figure within his own circle. As an example, Budanov recalled stories from his grandmother, who witnessed …

  • Germany crafts comprehensive troop deployment strategy in response to potential Russian aggression

    Germany is formulating a plan to deploy troops in the event of a Russian attack. Up to 800,000 military personnel and more than 200,000 units of equipment may need to be transported through Germany to Eastern Europe.

    As part of the "Operational Plan Germany" (OPLAN DEU), the Bundeswehr, in collaboration with NATO allies, is devising a scheme to move troops towards Eastern Europe should Russia launch a military attack on the Alliance, reports DW.

    According to Der Spiegel, in the event of an RF …

  • Mysterious deaths in Russian detention linked to Deputy Defence Minister bribery scandal

    In a Moscow detention centre cell on July 8, Igor Kotelnikov, a businessman tied to the high echelons of Russia's Ministry of Defence, passed away. The Russian Telegram channel VChK-OGPU reported the FSB had demanded Kotelnikov testify against former deputy defence minister Timur Ivanov, who was arrested in April over bribery allegations.

    According to the news outlet, Kotelnikov was known for securing lucrative contracts for the Russian Defence Ministry. FSB officials reportedly visited him …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence Chief warns of increasing threat from potential Russian Northern offensive

    The threat of a Russian offensive from the north exists, although it's not catastrophic, it cannot be overlooked, said the Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence Kyrylo Budanov in an interview with NV.

    "If I start answering this question, we might provoke panic. Let's put it this way: problems exist and are tending to worsen," said Budanov in response to a question about whether Russia's plans to mobilise another 300,000 of its citizens will affect the …

  • Russian forces grapple with equipment shortages amid efforts to sustain offensive maneuvers

    The Russian army will continue to have no issues with manpower, according to Alexander Kovalenko, a military-political observer from the group "Information Resistance." However, he noted a significant decline in the effectiveness of Russian offensives, with a reported 80-fold decrease.

    Kovalenko, speaking on Espresso TV, emphasized the emerging problem the Russian Armed Forces face with military equipment. "They (the Russians) mainly rely on two resources — human and technical, the mechanized …