U.S. General Ben Hodges: by mid 2023 Ukrainian troops will enter Crimea

By the end of 2022, the Ukrainian military can drive Russian troops to positions they were on February 23, and by the middle of next year enter the Crimea, said the former commander of the US Army in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, in an interview with the Lithuanian TV channel LRT.

"I have great confidence in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They were very wise and did a good job of planning and preparing for the counteroffensive. I would wait until they continue to …


The Kremlin has decided to postpone official annexation of Ukrainian territories

The Kremlin decided not to rush with the official "annexation" of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, and the occupied territories of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, reports Meduza, citing sources in the Kremlin.

Earlier, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin announced that meetings on the "annexation" of Ukrainian territories will be held on October 3 and 4.

"Volodin, as always, was ready to run ahead of the traing and get ahead of the agenda, when there was no clear …


German media: Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 pipelines damaged beyond repair

German security services believe that the three branches of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines were so seriously damaged that they will never be suitable for operation. If they are not repaired quickly, a large amount of salt water will get into the pipes, which will cause corrosion, reports the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, citing sources in German government circles.

Like the European Commission, German security agencies and the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) …


Kyiv: U.S. is supplying Ukraine with devices to counter Iranian drones used by Russia

Ukraine is already receiving from the United States devices to counter the Iranian drones, after Israel gave its consent, said the Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk on air of national telemarathon.

"In fact, Iranian drones are copies of American ones that were shot down by Iran in Syria. They copied them as close as possible. But, of course, the Israeli industry working in this sector, it is actually the entire joint venture with the United States. And, according to my …


President of Kazakhstan promises safe heaven to Russian draft-dodgers

Kazakhstan will "ensure the safety" of Russians who are coming after the announcement of mobilization in the Russian Federation, said the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, at a meeting with the residents of the Turkistan region.

Tokayev stressed that Kazakhstan should maintain "friendly relations with its neighbors."

"Good relations with neighbors are the key to tranquility. The most important thing is that we maintain agreements with neighbouring countries. We have nothing to …