Contents tagged with Russia

  • Ukrainian Air Force uses 227 kg precision-guided bombs on Russian-held factory in Vovchansk

    The Ukrainian Air Force conducted strikes using precision-guided bombs on Russian positions located in a surrounded factory in Vovchansk. A corresponding video was released online showing targeted explosions in a relatively small area, indicating the use of guided munitions. 

    The exact type of aerial bombs used remains unknown, but the video suggests the bombs weighed up to 227 kg. It should be noted that remnants of Russian units are positioned in the besieged factory in the city of Vovchansk. …

  • Kremlin-linked bots spread fake celebrity quotes to undermine support for Ukraine

    A widespread online campaign has begun disseminating fake quotes from celebrities calling for an end to support for Ukraine, according to the news outlet Agentsvo. Journalists believe that this phenomenon is driven by bots connected to the Kremlin and operating for a Western audience through the Dvoynik (the double) network.

    The statements, in English, French, German, and Polish, which question the need to continue supporting Kyiv in its war against Russia, have been falsely attributed to …

  • Wives of mobilised Russian soldiers demand elite sons and celebrities replace their husbands on the front lines

    The wives of mobilised Russians from the Put’ Domoi (Road home) movement continue their fight for the return of their husbands. This time, the activists have presented a proposal to the authorities, explaining who should be sent to the front lines in place of the soldiers who have been battling for nearly two years following partial mobilisation.

    Within their plea, "Put’ Domoi" demands not just any rotation, but that their husbands be replaced with "specific other men." The activists argue …

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Forces achieve strategic advances in key regions

    Ukrainian Armed Forces have successfully pushed back Russian troops in the Serebryansky Forestry and Klishchiivka regions, according to DeepState analysts who updated their battle maps on June 15th. The updated maps highlight the advances made by the Ukrainian Forces and map out gains and territorial control on the front lines.

    However, the situation in the Donetsk Oblast shows Russian forces advancing around Kalinivka, Novopokrovske, and Yasnobrodivka. According to DeepState’s analysis, …

  • Zelensky rejects Putin's ceasefire conditions as deceptive ultimatum

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has rejected the conditions set by Russian President Vladimir Putin to cease hostilities and initiate peace talks, describing them as an "ultimatum that cannot be trusted." Zelensky made the comments on Friday, June 14, during an interview with Italian broadcaster Sky TG24 on the sidelines of the G7.

    "These are ultimatum messages that are no different from what we have heard before," Zelensky said, adding that he did not believe Putin would halt the …

  • Taliban seeks Russian endorsement for Afghanistan's membership in global alliances, including SCO, EAEU, and BRICS

    The Taliban movement is keen for Afghanistan to become a full member of the SCO, EAEU, and BRICS, stated Afghanistan's chargé d'affaires in Moscow, Jamal Nasir Garwal, in an interview with Russian newspaper Izvestia.

    "Afghanistan remains an observer in the SCO, but we want to become a permanent member of this organization. And we hope Russia will support us in this matter," said the head of the Afghan diplomatic mission in Russia. He added that the same intention applies to the BRICS …

  • Ukrainian Special Operations Forces use new cutting-edge kamikaze drone to target Russian communication station

    The Ukrainian website Defense Express reports that Ukrainian Special Operations Forces (SOF) have utilized a new, highly resistant, long-range kamikaze drone to effectively target and destroy a Russian R-416GM radio relay station. This remarkable achievement is the first historical strike directed at this sophisticated communication equipment, showcasing the advanced capabilities of Ukraine’s modern warfare technology.

    In an unprecedented development, the drone, whose exact identity remains …

  • Negotiations stalled: Russia and Iran suspend preparations for comprehensive cooperation agreement

    Negotiations on a new comprehensive cooperation agreement between Moscow and Tehran have been halted, reports RIA Novosti, citing the Director of the Second Asian Department of Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zamir Kabulov.

    "The decision to sign a new comprehensive cooperation agreement between Moscow and Tehran has never lost its relevance and is not connected to recent events," he stated. "It is a strategic decision by the leadership of both countries. The process has understandably …

  • Ukraine to receive €1.5 billion in July from frozen Russian assets

    Ukraine is poised to gain approximately €1.5 billion in revenue from frozen Russian assets in the EU by July, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Tuesday, June 11, at a conference in Berlin focused on Ukraine's recovery.

    Von der Leyen specified that the majority of these funds will be allocated for defence, with 10% dedicated to Ukraine’s reconstruction. "We are leveraging financial power to help Ukraine endure and rebuild," she emphasised.

    Additionally, von der …