Contents tagged with Russia

  • Ukrainian General: Crimea will be liberated through military means

    The annexed Crimea will be liberated by military means and to achieve this it is necessary to destroy the the Crimean bridge, said Ukrainian Major General Dmytro Marchenko in an interview for RBC-Ukraine.

    "We will do it. No one has given it up. Crimea is Ukraine. It is our land. There are our people who are still forced to live in occupation. No one gave Russia the right to come, take a piece of land and say that "this is mine." We will reconquer Crimea, just as we will reconquer Kherson, …

  • Panic in Crimea as massive explosions rock Russian military airbase

    On August 9, massive explosions occurred at the military airfield near the city of Saki in annexed Crimea. According to eyewitnesses, there were more than ten explosions. The witnesses say that “the windows were shaking, and the car alarms went off" 20 km from the air base in Novofedorivka

    The head of the annexed Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, said that a five-kilometer safety zone has been established around the base. Ambulance crews and medical aircraft are working at the scene. One person was …

  • Ukrainian Security Service detains Russian mercenaries planning to assassinate Ukrainian Defense Minister and Military Intelligence Chief

    As a result of a multi-stage special operation, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) neutralized a sabotage and reconnaissance group of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces  (better known as the GRU). The members of the group were preparing assassinations of the Ukrainian Defense Minister, the Chief of the Ukrainian Main Intelligence Directorate and a well-known Ukrainian activist.

    According to the SBU, the group consisted of career employees of the Russian military …

  • Russia-installed Kherson regional governor allegedly poisoned by his cook and housekeeper

    The head of the Russia-installed  Kherson regional administration, Vladimir Saldo, could have been poisoned by his cook and his housekeeper. Saldo has all the symptoms of poisoning, reports the Russian Telegram channel Baza, citing sources.

    "It turned that the day before the alleged poisoning, a housekeeper who works at Saldo's house brought in a cook. Half an hour after the head of the military administration had a meal, he started getting confused, then his fingers began to go numb. A couple …

  • More than 1,000 Russian inmates recruited by Wagner private military company to fight in Ukraine

    The Russian news outlet Verstka reports, citing inmates, that the representatives of the Wagner private military company managed to visit about 17 Russian penal colonies in 10 regions of the Russian Federation.

    Verstka notes that Russia has already created a special military base for training the recruited inmates. It is located in the territory of the penal colony in Rostov-on-Don. There, inmates are trained for 20 hours a day, 4 hours are given for sleep. The first group, which was trained …

  • Developer of Putin’s hypersonic missiles arrested on charges of treason

    Director of the Novosibirsk Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ITPM) Alexander Shiplyuk was arrested in Russia on charges of treason. Search warrants were executed in the institute before his arrest.

    According to the Russian newspaper Kommersant, the scientist’s arrest may be associated with the transfer abroad of information about hypersonic weapons. He is an expert of the scientific and technical council of the military-industrial commission under the government of the Russian …

  • Latvia stops issuing visas to Russians

    Latvia will no longer issue visas to Russian citizens, said the Embassy of Latvia in the Russian Federation and at the Latvian visa center. "The Embassy of Latvia in Russia has indefinitely suspended the acceptance of applications for visas for citizens of the Russian Federation," the diplomatic mission said on Twitter.

    The embassy's website clarified that the decision was made "in connection with the international situation." The only exception is the need to participate in the funeral of a …

  • Russia-installed governor of Kherson region in induced coma due to suspected poisoning

    The head of the Russian-occupied Kherson region Vladimir Saldo was put into a medically induced coma, his condition is assessed as moderate, RIA Novosti reports. The official was hospitalized yesterday. First, he was transferred from the hospital in Kherson to the annexed Crimea, and then sent by special aircraft to Moscow.

    Later, a statement was posted on Saldo’s telegram channel: "Following the advice of doctors, I agreed to undergo a medical examination. According to preliminary estimates, …

  • Russia rules out possibility of a nuclear strike on Ukraine

    Russia is not considering the possibility of using nuclear weapons against Ukraine, said the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Alexander Trofimov, at the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapon.

    "We allow a nuclear response only while responding to an aggression with the use of weapons of mass destruction or an aggression using conventional weapons when the very existence of the state is threatened. None of these …

  • Russia says it’s ready to help China in the event of an armed conflict with Taiwan

    Russia is ready to provide military assistance to China in the event of an armed conflict with  Taiwan, said the First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov.

    "I see no reason to refuse to help the Chinese. But I would like this interaction with China to be bilateral, that is, we should get some benefit from this cooperation," he said.

    "In principle, nothing is impossible. We understand that sometimes it is a matter of chance. …