Contents tagged with Russia

  • Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber accidentally drops a bomb on border city of Belgorod

    During the flight over the city of Belgorod, there was an "abnormal discharge of aviation ammunition," reports the Russian newspaper of Kommersant, citing a press release from the Russian Defense Ministry.

    "On April 20, 2023, at about 22:15 Moscow time, during the flight of the Su-34 aircraft of the Aerospace Forces over the city of Belgorod, an abnormal discharge of ammunition occurred. As a result, there is damage to residential buildings, there are no casualties," the Russian Defense …

  • German Defense Minister: Ukraine has the right to attack military targets in Russian territory

    German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius believes that the operations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Russian territory amid Russian invasion of Ukraine are quite acceptable, reports the German newspaper Zeit.

    In his opinion, it is quite normal for the attacked side to enter the enemy’s territory in order, in particular, to block the enemy's supply routes.

    "As long as cities, civilians, civilian facilities are not attacked, you will have to accept it. Reluctantly, but it's part of it, for …

  • Russia is reportedly preparing acts of sabotage in the North Sea to cause chaos in Europe

    Russia uses civilian vessels to gather intelligence on Scandinavian countries' military activities and critical infrastructure in the North Sea, according to an investigation conducted by the special services and public broadcasters of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

    An entire fleet of Russian ships disguised as fishing trawlers and research vessels is reportedly studying and mapping the location of oil and gas pipelines, telecommunications cables, power plants and other facilities. …

  • Kyiv: Russian troops preparing to withdraw from the remaining part of Kherson region

    Another "goodwill" gesture from the Russian troops can be expected in the near future.

    Russians are preparing to withdraw from the remaining territories of the Kherson region, said the head of the Joint Press Center of the Ukrainian Defense Forces South, Natalia Humeniuk.

    Earlier, the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that collaborators in the Kherson region had already begun to flee. They were taken to Crimea by military trucks. Only hand luggage was allowed to be taken with them. At the same …

  • Kyiv: Russian spring offensive has failed

    In March, the Russian army once again failed to conduct an offensive in the Donbas, said Kyrylo Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, in an interview with NV.

    "On March 31, 2023, another attempt at a Russian offensive failed. The so-called winter-spring. Officially. On March 31, they were supposed to reach the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This is not even the fifth failed attempt," Budanov said.

    According to the …

  • At Germany’s request Armenia begins cracking down on flow of sanctioned goods to Russia

    Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was warned during his March visit to Germany about the need to block channels for "parallel exports" of goods and stop making money transfers to Russia, reports the Armenian news outlet Hraparak.

    According to sources of the publication, Pashinyan was "seriously concerned" about these requirements. Upon arrival in Armenia, he convened a meeting attended by the heads of the Central Bank and the State Revenue Committee, as well as members of the government. …

  • The Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration orders Russia to pay $5 billion to Ukraine’s Naftogaz for assets seized in Crimea

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ordered Russia to pay the Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz $ 5 billion in compensation for the lost property in Crimea. This is the largest amount awarded by an International Arbitration Tribunal as compensation for Russia's expropriation of assets in Crimea. If the Russian Federation refuses to pay, the decision can be enforced, said the press service of Naftogaz.

    "These are the consequences of Russia's seizure of our assets in Crimea in 2014.  …

  • Kyiv denies possibility of data leak about Ukraine’s counteroffensive

    Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Ganna Malyar said that the risk of information leak about Ukraine's counteroffensive is minimal. 

    "If military operations are planned, a very narrow circle of people know about the planning of such special operations. The leak and the risk of leak is very minimal. It cannot be completely denied but there have been no such leaks on our part yet. If we are talking about information which a large number of people know, then, of course, on the one hand, security …

  • Head of Crimea Aksyonov: Russia is ready to defend the peninsula

    Crimea is ready for Ukraine's counteroffensive, there will be no catastrophe, said Russian head of the region Sergey Aksyonov. According to him, the armed forces of the Russian Federation have built a modern, "deeply layered defense. Much has been done and continues to be done to provide the defenders" of the peninsula with everything necessary.

    "It is impossible to underestimate the enemy, but we can definitely say that we are ready for this and there will be no catastrophe. I believe that …

  • Macron: now is not the time for negations between Ukraine and Russia

    French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with the French newspaper Les Échos that now is not the time for negotiations in the Russian war against Ukraine and China also understands this.

    The journalist asked Macron what after his dialogue with Xi can be expected from China regarding the war in Ukraine.

    "I think China is making the same observation as we are, which is that the weather is currently military. Ukrainians are resisting, and we are helping them. It’s not the time for …