Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Russia withdraws final patrol ship from Crimea as Ukraine gains precision strike capability

    Russia has withdrawn all its patrol ships from occupied Crimea, the Ukrainian Navy has announced. In a significant development, the last remaining Russian patrol ship has now departed the region, reported Dmytro Pletenchuk, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Navy, on Facebook on Monday, July 15. According to Pletenchuk, this day should be remembered as the last Russian patrol ship exits Ukrainian territory in Crimea.

    "The last Russian Black Sea Fleet patrol ship is leaving our Crimea as we speak. …

  • Ukraine's drone strikes target Crimea and multiple Russian regions

    Russia's Ministry of Defence has reported that during the night of Monday, July 15, Russian air defense systems intercepted and destroyed 22 Ukrainian drones. According to the ministry, 15 drones were shot down over the Bryansk region, one over the Lipetsk region, and six over annexed Crimea.

    Lipetsk region Governor Igor Artamonov shared on his Telegram channel that a drone crashed on the territory of an electrical substation in the Stanovlyansky municipal district. "Law enforcement officers …

  • Ex-convicts turn heroes: Ukrainian ‘Shkval’ battalion captures Russian positions in Donetsk region

    Members of the Shkval unit were deployed and engaged Russian infantry, successfully taking over their positions. Ukrainian unit cleared Russian occupied areas with the help of Bradley BMP crews.

    In the Pokrovsk direction, fighters from the 47th Independent Mechanized Brigade, which includes former convicts, dislodged Russian forces and captured their positions, as reported by the press service of the 47th Brigade. "The warriors of the special battalion 'Shkval' of the 47th Independent …

  • US develops cost-effective long-range missile for Ukraine's defense needs

    The United States is developing a new air-launched munition specifically designed for Ukraine, according to a report from the industry publication Aviation Week Network.

    The first details about this new munition emerged in January this year, initially garnering interest from 16 defense companies. The US military invited these firms to consider developing a cost-effective, air-launched weapon with a range of 250 nautical miles (463 km) that wouldn't take long to develop.

    On June 10, the US Air …

  • Kremlin threatens European capitals in response to US missile deployment in Germany

    Russia possesses sufficient capabilities to deter the threat posed by the deployment of U.S. long-range missiles in Europe. However, in response to this, it will have to aim its missiles at European capitals, said the Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov in an interview with Pavel Zarubin, host of the programme "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin" on channel "Russia 1".

    In response to Zarubin's comment that placing American missiles in Europe would force Russia to aim its missiles "in that direction," …

  • Poland weighs Ukraine’s request to intercept Russian missiles in its airspace

    Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski announced that Warsaw is considering Kyiv's proposal to shoot down Russian missiles heading towards Polish territory while they are still in Ukrainian airspace.

    Speaking in Washington on Friday, 12th July, Sikorski said that Ukraine's proposition is under review and has been included in a bilateral security agreement, reports Politico.

    "At this stage, it is an idea. Our agreement states that we will explore this idea," Sikorski noted.

    He added that …

  • Ukraine Defense Intelligence reports multiple failed assassination attempts on Putin

    The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is aware of multiple assassination attempts on Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, said the Head of Ukrainian military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, in an interview with NV. According to Budanov, all attempts to kill Putin have, so far, been unsuccessful.

    Budanov also noted that Putin has long ceased to be a compromised figure within his own circle. As an example, Budanov recalled stories from his grandmother, who witnessed …

  • Ukrainian Intelligence Chief warns of increasing threat from potential Russian Northern offensive

    The threat of a Russian offensive from the north exists, although it's not catastrophic, it cannot be overlooked, said the Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence Kyrylo Budanov in an interview with NV.

    "If I start answering this question, we might provoke panic. Let's put it this way: problems exist and are tending to worsen," said Budanov in response to a question about whether Russia's plans to mobilise another 300,000 of its citizens will affect the …

  • Russian forces grapple with equipment shortages amid efforts to sustain offensive maneuvers

    The Russian army will continue to have no issues with manpower, according to Alexander Kovalenko, a military-political observer from the group "Information Resistance." However, he noted a significant decline in the effectiveness of Russian offensives, with a reported 80-fold decrease.

    Kovalenko, speaking on Espresso TV, emphasized the emerging problem the Russian Armed Forces face with military equipment. "They (the Russians) mainly rely on two resources — human and technical, the mechanized …

  • UK Intelligence predicts over 70,000 Russian casualties in next two months amidst Kharkiv offensive

    According to British military sources, the increase in casualties since May is linked to the advance of Russian forces in the Kharkiv region. Due to the effective defence by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and inadequate preparation by Russian forces, tactical successes for the Russians are unlikely. Russian battlefield losses keep setting new records month after month. The UK Defence Ministry's intelligence report provides further details on how the manpower of the Russian Armed Forces has …