Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Germany to supply anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine

    The German government is likely to allow the supply of Flakpanzer Gepard anti-aircraft self-propelled guns from its industrial reserves to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, repots Der Spiegel, citing its sources.

    According to the newspaper, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht will announce this today at an Allied conference at the Ramstein air base in Germany.

    Also, according to the source, she will announce that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be trained to operate Panzerhaubitze 2000 …

  • UK to send Stormer armored vehicles and Starstreak AA missiles to Ukraine

    UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace announced Monday that Britain will send a “small number” of Stormer armored vehicles fitted with launchers for Starstreak anti-air missiles to Ukraine to bolster the country’s air defenses.

    Wallace told the House of Commons the Stormers would offer improved "short-range anti-air capabilities both day and night".

    The anti-aircraft missiles can be used to target fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

    He added the Starstreak missiles had already been deployed to …

  • Russian Ambassador: Moscow wants to ‘stabilize’ relations with US, warns against sending weapons to Ukraine

    Russia’s Ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, told the Russian 24 TV Channel that Russia hopes not only “to stabilize, which is what we want now… but to develop” relations with the United States.

    Last week in an interview with Politico, Antonov admitted that he hasn’t had a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin since the former departed for Washington in 2017.

    “Frankly, we are in a blockade,” Antonov says of himself and the embassy. “When I came to Washington, my idea was …

  • Switzerland vetoes supply of heavy weapons from Germany to Ukraine

    The position of the Swiss authorities may become an unexpected obstacle for supplying heavy weapons from Germany to Ukraine. The Swiss government has vetoed  Germany’s request to ship Swiss-made ammunition used in the Marder infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) to Ukraine, the Swiss newspaper Sonntags Zeitung reported, citing a representative of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

    "SECO has received two requests from Germany for the shipment of ammunition previously produced in …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister: Russian troops are in for an unpleasant surprise in the coming days

    New western weapons are being shipped to the Ukrainian military on the front lines, which will be a very unpleasant surprise for the Russian troops, said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

    The Minister confirmed that Ukraine had received heavy weapons from the Western partners, including long-range artillery of 155mm caliber. According to Reznikov, these weapons will allow the Ukrainian military to carry out artillery strikes on the Russian troops at a long distance, blocking their …

  • Commander of Russian brigade that committed atrocities in Bucha promoted to new rank

    The commander of the motorized rifle brigade that committed atrocities in Bucha, Kyiv region, Azatbek Omurbekov was promoted to the rank of colonel, reports the Russian news agency Agentsvo. Novosti.

    "Within three weeks on the frontline, under the leadership of Colonel Omurbekov, the brigade units repelled more than 50 enemy attacks using tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and heavy artillery," Agentsvo. Novosti quotes the Russian Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda.

    The Russian …

  • Russian military commander says Moscow seeks ‘control’ of southern Ukraine to make path to Moldova

    On Friday, Russian Major Gen Rustam Minnekayev said Moscow seeks to establish “complete control” over eastern and southern Ukraine, which would provide a land bridge from Russia to the annexed Crimea as well as the Moldovan breakaway region of Transnistria, Russia’s TASS news agency reported.

    According to Minnekayev, Russia’s second stage of the “special military operation”, the Kremlin’s euphemism for the invasion of Ukraine, seeks to establish control of Ukraine’s Donbas region.

    Such a move, …

  • Despite Pentagon claim, Kyiv says NATO states have not sent aircraft to Ukraine, only spare parts

    The Ukrainian Air Force said it only received spare aircraft parts and components from NATO states, not full aircraft. The remarks come after Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Ukraine had received additional aircraft and parts to bolster the Ukrainian Air Force.

    "Ukraine did not receive new planes from partners!" the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday. “With the assistance of the United States Government, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine …

  • Hungarian Foreign Minister: Hungary will not support EU sanctions against Russian oil and gas

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó said that his country will not join the sanctions of the European Union against Russian oil and gas, reported Interfax-Ukraine.

    "The Hungarian people cannot pay for this war, so we will not support the imposition of sanctions on gas and oil supplies," Szijjártó said at a news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara.

    "Hungary depends on Russian gas. The supplies are carried out in accordance with international agreements," …

  • Moldova refuses to sell MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine

    At the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukraine appealed to Moldova with a request to sell or hand over six MiG-29 aircraft, inherited by Moldova after the collapse of the USSR, but Moldova categorically refused to provide these planes, reports the Ukrainian newspaper Evropeyska Pravda.

    Sources of the newspaper claim that Moldovan authorities explained the refusal by the fact that they do not want to "irritate Russia", and the fear that the actions of the Moldovan authorities will be viewed …