Contents tagged with Budanov

  • Budanov: an integrated approach is essential to achieve lasting peace in Ukraine

    The head of Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR), Lieutenant General Kyrylo Budanov, has stated that scenarios similar to those in Korea, Moldova, and Germany will not work with Russia. He has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of "undermining the global security system."

    Overcoming the destructive effect of Russian propaganda can only be achieved in two ways, Budanov explained.

    According to the intelligence chief, it involves either an unforeseen emergency situation or a very …

  • Ukraine strikes major blow to Russian Su-34 base with 70-drone attack

    In the early hours of June 14, Ukraine's Forces deployed at least 70 drones to strike the Russian airbase at Morozovsk, confirmed Kyrylo Budanov, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Ministry of Defence, in an interview with The War Zone.

    According to Budanov, the operation was launched from Ukrainian territory, with a minimum of 70 Ukrainian Dragon and Splash drones hitting the airfield.

    The intelligence chief mentioned that they are currently assessing the damage: "We …

  • Ukraine's Intelligence Chief vows support for Russian armed opposition forces in Belgorod and Kursk regions

    The head of Ukraine's Military Intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, has stated that the fighters of the Freedom of Russia Legion, the Russian Volunteer Corps, and Siberian Battalion, who are conducting operations in the territories of Belgorod and Kursk regions in Russia, are "becoming a force," and Ukraine will assist them.

    "These units are definitely emerging, and they should now no longer be referred to as mere groupings—they are becoming a force. There are several of them, they are operating …

  • Budanov: Ukraine is preparing a new special operation in Crimea

    The head of Ukraine's Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR), Kyrylo Budanov, has stated that the combat missions by GUR representatives in the Black Sea and the occupied Crimea constitutes special measures to prepare for a significant operation on the peninsula. It also sends a clear signal to the population that, after ten years living under the occupation, they are not forgotten, said Budanov in a documentary titled “War for the Sea: From Dnipro to Crimea”.

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense …

  • Ukraine's Intel Chief: downing of Russian A-50 early warning aircraft was result of a 2 weeks operation

    The head of Ukraine's military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, has revealed details of an operation that targeted a Russian A-50U early warning and control aircraft. Although General Budanov did not specify the weapon used, experts from Defence Express have proposed some hypotheses on the matter.

    Budanov told journalists on the sidelines of“Ukraine, Year 2024” conference that a two-week meticulous preparation preceded the special operation to destroy the Russian early warning plane. The Defense …

  • Ukraine's intelligence chief: ICJ's ruling on Russia’s involvement in MH17 crash is a disgrace

    Kirill Budanov, the head of Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, has labeled the International Court of Justice's decision regarding the downing of MH17 flight as mistaken, reports the French newspaper Liberation.

    The court concluded that the Russian Federation could not be deemed a sponsor of terrorism merely because the Russian-made Buk missile system, which was used to down MH17 in 2014, qualifies as a weapon rather than financial support. Liberation …

  • Budanov: Ukraine regains control of Northern Black Sea and targets Russian forces in Crimea

    Ukraine's operation to liberate Crimea and its territorial waters in the Black Sea is gaining momentum, according to Ukraine's military intelligence chief Budanov.

    During successful multi-faceted operations, Ukraine has managed to take back control of the northern Black Sea and has weakened the Russian forces in Crimea. The Russian fleet is fleeing the peninsula, General-Lieutenant Kirill Budanov of Ukraine's military intelligence service (GUR MO) told French newspaper Le Monde.

    "The northern …

  • Wife of Ukrainian Intelligence Chief hospitalized for heavy metal poisoning amid alleged assassination attempt

    The wife of the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov, has been hospitalized with a diagnosis of "heavy metal poisoning". This was first reported by the news outlet Babel, citing an anonymous source.

    "These substances are not used in everyday life or military affairs. Their presence may indicate a deliberate attempt to poison a specific person," claimed the source, without specifying which substances were discovered in the body. …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence Chief: war with Russia may last a long time

    War in Ukraine may continue for a long time. Russians will not sign any agreements with Kyiv and its allies and will continue to carry out sporadic shelling of Ukraine without major military operations, according to the Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Kyrylo Budanov, in an interview with NV (New Voice).

    "There are cases in history when long-standing wars between countries remain legally unresolved. A simple example is Russia and Japan, who have not …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence Chief: no super weapons in Russian arsenal, contrary to previous claims

    Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Kirill Budanov, disclosed that Russian forces do not possess any technology on the battlefield that could be classified as "super weapons," despite previous claims made by Russians. "No, we have not seen any of these alleged Russian super weapons. T-14, T-90 - they are burning. Everything is burning, there is no invincible weaponry here (on the battlefield)," said Budanov at the Yalta European Strategy conference. …