Contents tagged with Budanov

  • 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. …

  • Explosion in occupied Crimea destroys Russian S-400 missile system

    Today, around 10:00am near the village of Olenivka, on Cape Tarkhankut in the western part of the occupied Crimea, there was an explosion that destroyed the Russian long-range and medium-range S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system,  reported the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (GUR), publishing a video footage confirming this report.

    It is noted that as a result of the explosion, the entire installation, the missiles mounted on it, and the personnel were …

  • 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 …

  • Head of Ukrainian Military Intelligence: Russia is prepared to lose Crimea

    The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Major General Kyrylo Budanov, said that Russian authorities are ready to lose Crimea.

    Earlier, Budanov predicted that in the coming months, Ukrainian troops would enter the territory of Crimea, which would begin its complete liberation from the Russians. He noted that no nuclear strike would happen in this case.

    The journalists asked Budanov why he was so optimistic, even though other Ukrainian officials do not …