Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz rejects Zelensky's plea for NATO to intercept Russian missiles over Ukraine

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has dismissed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's plea to Western allies to use their weaponry to shoot down Russian missiles and drones over Ukrainian territory, reports the German news agency dpa.

    At a press conference following the European Political Community summit in Woodstock, UK, where Volodymyr Zelensky was also present, Scholz once again rejected Zelensky's request to lift restrictions on using Western weapons for strikes on Russian territory.

    When …

  • From Kyiv to Moscow: Luhansk-born engineer pioneers Russian military drone design

    Luhansk native and Kyiv Polytechnic Institute graduate, Alexander Makhnev, serves as the chief designer at the Russian bureau "Stratim", which develops drones for the Russian military, reports the Russian news outlet "Important Stories".

    In 2014, Makhnev moved to Kyiv to study at Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. In 2015, he proudly shared on social media about receiving an award from the hands of Ukrainian scientist Mykhailo Zgurovsky and Ukraine's second president, Leonid Kuchma.

    Later, …

  • Ukrainian drones strike Russian base on Lake Donuzlav, Crimea

    The attack targeted the command headquarters, an ammunition and equipment depot, an electrical substation, technical facilities, and Russian firing positions.

    In the early hours of Thursday, a Russian coast guard base on Lake Donuzlav in the temporarily occupied Crimea was attacked. Ukrainian sea and air drones conducted the strike, Interfax-Ukraine reports, citing sources in the Ukrainian Security Service.

    On the night of the attack, Russian naval forces stationed in Crimea were engaged in …

  • Coordinated maritime drone attacks target Novorossiysk and Sevastopol

    Novorossiysk was subjected to an assault by unmanned vessels on the morning of Thursday, July 18, reported the city's mayor, Andrey Kravchenko. Early in the morning, the mayor wrote on his Telegram channel that due to the attack, a siren was sounding in Novorossiysk, urging residents near the shoreline to take cover in rooms where the windows do not face the sea.

    At 7:24 AM Moscow time, Kravchenko announced that the unmanned vessel attack signal had been cancelled and that residents of …

  • Explosions and fire erupt at Russia's Uraltransmash military factory

    A significant fire has broken out at the military factory Uraltransmash in Yekaterinburg, Russia. According to media reports, the blaze was preceded by at least three explosions, after which thick smoke was seen billowing above the installation.

    Uraltransmash holds a crucial role in Russia's military-industrial complex, producing self-propelled artillery howitzers such as the Msta-S and Tulip. It is the only facility in Russia dedicated to this type of manufacturing.

    Russian news agencies …

  • Ukrainian Navy reports significant reduction in Russian Naval Forces in the Black Sea

    During the full-scale invasion by Russian forces, Ukraine has destroyed 28 enemy vessels, including the submarine Rostov-on-Don, said Ukrainian Naval Forces spokesperson Dmytro Pletenchuk during a press briefing.

    "The total number is 28, including the submarine Rostov-on-Don, which was hit in dry dock," Pletenchuk said.

    He also highlighted that the significance lies not only in the number of destroyed vessels but their importance.

    "Among the destroyed ships are three cruise missile carriers, …

  • Germany sentences businessman to nearly seven years for illegally supplying drone components to Russia

    The Stuttgart Higher Regional Court has sentenced a former businessman from the Saar region to six years and nine months in prison for illegally supplying drone components to Russia. [Materials supplied by the defendant have found military applications, the court noted on Wednesday, July 17.

    The businessman's wife, from the Baden-Wurttemberg region, was handed a 21-month suspended prison sentence for aiding her husband. The court's decision was in line with the Federal Prosecutor's requests. …

  • Strategic withdrawal: Ukrainian Forces exit Krynky but maintain pressure on Russian troops in Kherson Region

    Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from Krynky, but the bridgehead's strategic significance continues. Thanks to the battles in Krynky, the defense forces compelled Russian forces to station an extensive 120,000-strong army on the left bank of the Dnipro River. If not for these maneuvers, Russian units would have been free to relocate to other front lines, wrote military-political analyst Alexander Kovalenko on his Facebook page.

    For nearly a year, Ukrainian forces kept Russian troops pinned on …

  • Germany's covert military support: tanks and air defence systems sent to Ukraine

    Germany covertly delivered a significant consignment of military aid to Ukraine this summer, comprising dozens of pieces of armoured vehicles, according to Merkur.

    It is claimed that Berlin, from late June to early July, "practically secretly and unnoticed," sent Kyiv another large military package for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The shipment included 39 tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, supplied by Germany's defence industry and the Bundeswehr.

    Specifically, last week Ukraine received …

  • NATO to appoint special representative in Kyiv, boost presence in Ukraine following Washington summit

    NATO will enhance its presence in Ukraine by appointing a special representative in Kyiv, as decided at the NATO Summit held in Washington from July 9-11, reports Evropeyska Pravda.

    The NATO representation in Ukraine will undergo a leadership change, with the new head taking on the role of a special representative of the Secretary General.

    Negotiations are ongoing regarding who will fill this position. According to sources from Evropeyska Pravda, European NATO members insist that the role …