Media: Despite sanctions Russia continues using Dutch microchips in production of its weapons

Despite tough sanctions, microchips produced by Dutch companies still make their way to Russia, according to a journalistic investigation by NOS and Nieuwsuur.

"Many millions" of microchips that were reportedly supplied to the Russian Federation from the beginning of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine until December inclusive.

According to journalists, exports are carried out through intermediaries. Several hundred shipments were sent to three Russian companies associated with defense sector. …


Belgium to deliver its largest military aid package to Ukraine

Belgium will deliver to Ukraine the "largest to date" package of military assistance, the total cost of which amounts to 92 million euros, said Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo during a press conference.

The aid package will include AMRAAM anti-aircraft missiles used in NASAMS air defense systems, anti-tank weapons, grenades, FN Minimi machine guns, FN SCAR rifles and ammunition, as well as light armored vehicles. The number of weapons was not disclosed for security reasons.

"Since …


Ukrainian Ambassador to France: Kyiv will receive 321 tanks from the West

Ukraine will receive 321 tanks from Western partners as part of military assistance, which will help it resist the aggression of the Russian Federation, said the Ukrainian Ambassador to France Vadym Omelchenko, reports the French TV channel BFM TV.

"We need this help as soon as possible," he said.

The diplomat also added that the delivery time depends on the type of tank and the manufacturing country.

"If you wait until August or September, it will be too late," Omelchenko summed up. …


Kyiv: advanced anti-drone systems have been deployed in Ukraine

“Shahed hunters" are already in Ukraine and are protecting energy and infrastructure facilities from Russian drones, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mikhailo Fedorov.

"6 systems to counter enemy drones have been purchased. These are the most modern defense technologies that protect our strategic facilities. The complex of radars and signal jamming tools helps to identify and block enemy UAVs and disable its drones," the Minister said.

These are Fortem …


Kremlin blocks access to CIA and FBI websites in Russian territory for ‘spreading fake information’

Access to the websites of the Central Intelligence Agency and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has been restricted in the territory of Russia, reports TASS, citing the Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor. According to Roskomnadzor, the sites were blocked for "spreading fake information."

According to the Roskomnadzor, materials "containing inaccurate socially significant information" aimed "at destabilizing the social and political situation in Russia" were found on the websites …