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  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: there are doubts that Russian nuclear weapons are in working condition

    There are doubts about the state of Russian nuclear weapons, since last tests were carried out in 1998, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov on Ukrainian national TV.

    According to him, the nuclear weapons, and carriers that Ukraine gave Russia in the 1990s reached their storage life in 1997.

    "Then they could upgrade and modify them, but formally their shelf life was reached then. Plus, Ukrainian factories manufactured many components. We no longer help them," Reznikov said.

    The …

  • Kyiv: drone attack on oil depot in Russia-occupied Sevastopol is a preparation for Ukrainian counteroffensive

    The fire at an oil depot in occupied Sevastopol is a preparation for a large-scale counteroffensive by the Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine, said head of the Joint Press Center of the Ukrainian Defense Forces South, Natalia Gumeniuk.

    "We have already noticed that they [the Russian navy] are relocating to their bases near Novorossiysk, because in the bays of Sevastopol they do not feel safe and do not have that stable logistical support. The fact that the enemy's logistics have been undermined …

  • Massive fire erupts at an oil depot in Russia-occupied Sevastopol after Ukrainian drone attack

    An oil depot is on fire in Russia-occupied Sevastopol after an overnight drone attack, reported the so-called "governor" of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev.

    "A fuel tank is on fire in the area of Manganari Brothers Street in the Cossack Bay micro district. All the necessary emergency services are working in the area," Razvozhaev reported.

    According to Razvozhaev, the fire covered 1000 square meters and was the fourth rank of complexity. There are no casualties.

    "Since the volume of fuel is …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian counteroffensive is already underway

    Natalia Gumeniuk, a spokesperson of the Ukrainian Operational Command South, said that the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian Forces, which everyone is discussing, is already underway. According to her, this happens quietly and in "small steps". At this stage, the Ukrainian Forces are focused on minimizing the capabilities and resources of the enemy.

    "We are not inclined to underestimate the enemy, we know their power and potential, and we are working methodically to ensure that these …

  • Ukrainian intelligence: Russia has additional 120 thousand troops it can deploy to Ukraine

    The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Kyrylo Budanov, warned that Russia has not yet sent about 120 thousand troops to the war in Ukraine.

    "They can't all be deployed. You still have to understand that. Because there are losses, there is some ongoing work, someone has to do it. Since the losses are quite significant, this shortage must be compensated by someone," Budanov said in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

    According to Budanov, mobilization is …

  • Commander of Ukrainian Ground Forces : Ukrainian troops defend and counterattack in Bakhmut

    Ukrainian troops are actively counterattacking in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, said the commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces,Colonel General, Oleksandr Syrskyi.

    Syrskyi visited the Ukrainian military came to the Ukrainian positions in Lyman and Bakhmut to meet with the commanders and analyze the situation on the ground.

    According to him, the Russians made a number of unsuccessful attempts to break through the defenses in the direction of Lyman, as a result of which they suffered significant …

  • Russia-occupied Sevastopol comes under drone attack

    The city of Sevastopol in the occupied Crimea was attacked by drones, according to residents and the so-called "governor" of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev.

    "Our fleet is now repelling an attack by surface drones on an external roadstead. All city services are operating in emergency mode," he wrote on Telegram.

    Local social network users published a video from Sevastopol showing the work of air defense and the sounds of explosions. According to the residents, windows were shattered in some …

  • Russia outraged after U.S. refuses to provide visas to Russian propagandists to accompany Foreign Minister Lavrov to New York

    The Russian Foreign Ministry was outraged by the fact that the American side refused to issue visas to Russian journalists to accompany Minister Sergei Lavrov to a meeting of the UN Security Council, which is to be held in New York. In this regard, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov accused Washington of lying and threatened retaliatory measures "so that the United States will remember it for a long time."

    "It's a game of nerves. It's a mockery. This is yet another proof of the fact that …

  • Entire neighborhood evacuated after a second bomb dropped from Russian Su-34 found in Belgorod

    The authorities of Belgorod are evacuating a neighborhood located near the place where a bomb from a Russian Su-34 aircraft fell a day ago. As it turned out, two bombs were dropped on the city. A FAB-500 bomb, which didn’t explode, was found 250 meters from the first one.

    According to the Governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, the authorities have provided 90 buses for the evacuation of people to temporary accommodation centers. In addition, traffic was blocked in the area and the water supply was cut …

  • Germany is expelling more than 30 Russian diplomats

    Germany has decided to expel more than 30 Russian diplomats. Berlin suspects them of espionage. The German magazine Focus clarified, citing information from the German security agencies, that Russian diplomats are suspected of using diplomatic immunity to illegally recruit informants in politics, business, science, and the military.

    In response, Moscow is taking "mirror measures", according to the statement published by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "The German authorities have …