Wagner PMC owner Prigozhin warns of imminent uprising in Russia
The head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, predicts an apocalyptic scenario for Russia. He believes that the country is on the verge of a grandiose popular uprising.
Prigozhin warns that the revolution in the Russian Federation will begin with the revolt of the military, who was sent to a certain death. According to Prigozhin, anger in the ranks of Russian soldiers and their families is growing very rapidly.
"The system is designed in such a way that there is some clown in the …
Ukrainian Intelligence Chief: Kyiv has the minimum number of weapons required to begin counteroffensive
Ukraine has now the minimum number of weapons required to launch a counteroffensive, said head of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Major General Kyrylo Budanov, in an interview with the Japanese news agency NHK.
"Many civilians are still under Russian occupation, and we have no more time to lose. We already have the minimum number of weapons and other equipment. All I can say is that it will start soon," Budanov said.
According to Budanov, Ukrainian …
Panic in Belgorod region as Russia struggles to drive opposition forces out
The Russian border city of Belgorod was rocked by explosions late at night, report the local Telegram channels Belgorod - Lightning, Blatgorod and Pepel. The news outlet Sota posted a selection of photos and videos sent by the residents of the city, showing a column of smoke rising above the city.
"An “arrival” (bomb explosion) in Belgorod in the building of the FSB," writes Sota.
According to Blatgorod, after that, Preobrazhenskaya Street, where the regional department of the FSB is located, …
Russian armed opposition forces cross into Russia, report capturing several villages
The Russian Belgorod region came under massive shelling on the morning of May 22. According to social media reports, there were firefights and Ukrainian tanks entered the Russian territory through the Grayvoron checkpoint. Russian authorities established a counter-terrorist operation regime in the region.
The governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said that " sabotage and reconnaissance group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces" entered into the territory of the Graivoron district. " …
Kyiv denies Prigozhin’s claims that Wagner mercenaries are in full control of Bakhmut
In a video published by his press service, the head of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said that his units had established full control of Bakhmut.
Prigozhin said that the Wagner PMC completely controls the city. Prigozhin made several claims before about completely capturing Bakhmut.
In his address, Prigozhin noted that the "Bakhmut meat grinder" lasted 224 days. According to him, the Ukrainian city was taken under control exclusively by the forces of his private army, without the help, …
Ukraine carries out missile strike on Russian military base in occupied Mariupol
On the evening of May 19, explosions rocked the suburbs and at the airport of the occupied Mariupol.
According to the adviser to the Mariupol mayor, Petro Andriushchenko, the Russian military base was hit. 150 Russian servicemen were at the base at the time of the explosion. This site is used to host Russian air defense systems.
"Russians are deliberately lying about the place of the strike to prevent the follow-up strikes. They are just wasting time. Ukraine has the most sensitive eyes and …
Biden gives green light to training Ukrainian pilots on American F-16 fighter jets
US President Joseph Biden has given the green light to training Ukrainian pilots on American F-16 combat aircraft, said the national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, at a press conference.
Sullivan noted that the nature of military assistance to Ukraine is changing "as military operations move forward in the conflict with Russia," and promised that training will begin in the coming months.
Possibility of deliveries of American fight jets to Ukraine has faced many difficulties, although this …
Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces are seizing initiative from Russians near Bakhmut
Ukrainian Forces have seized the initiative from Russians in the Bakhmut direction and try to counterattack. Today, the Ukrainian troops have advanced to a distance of up to 500 m in various areas hear Bakhmut, said Serhiy Cherevaty, spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, speaking on the Ukrainian TV.
The U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported that, during counter-offensive operations on May 18, Ukrainian forces achieved tactically significant gains in …
Kyiv: U.S. has determined that Ukrainian pilots would need only 4 month to master F-16
Spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force Yuriy Ihnat confirmed that skills of Ukrainian pilots were evaluated in the United States to see how much time they would need to master the F-16 aircraft.
Ihnat noted that the Ukrainian Air Force had previously announced that up to six months of training would be required, but the American side came to the conclusion that the Ukrainian pilots could probably be retrained in four months.
"An evaluation of our pilots was done. These are combat pilots, with …
Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia only capable of producing 2 Kinzhal hypersonic missiles a month
According to the Ukrainian Intelligence, the capabilities of the Russian defense industry are limited. It is capable of producing only two Kinzhal hypersonic missiles per month.
For their airstrikes on Ukraine, the Russian Armed Forces are using missiles that have just rolled off the assembly line, which shows that Russia has almost no industrial capacity left, said the deputy head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Vadym Skibitsky.
According to him, the …