Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • ICC issues arrest warrants for high-ranking Russian generals accused of war crimes in Ukraine

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued arrest warrants for former Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoygu and Chief of the Russian General Staff General Valeriy Gerasimov, according to the press release of the court.

    The ICC states that Shoygu and Gerasimov are suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed between October 2022 and March 9, 2023. Specifically, the charges include:

    - Deliberate attacks on civilian objects in Ukraine, including the country’s …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry condemns US over Sevastopol attack, threatens retaliation

    US Ambassador Lynne Tracy was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, where she was issued a formal protest concerning the attack on Sevastopol, which the Russian Defence Ministry claims was carried out by Ukrainian armed forces using American long-range ATACMS missiles.

    "It was emphasized that the United States, which is waging a hybrid war against Russia and has effectively become a party to the conflict by supplying the most advanced weapons to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, including ATACMS …

  • For the first time, Ukrainian Forces use HIMARS to strike Russian military facilities in Kursk region

    For the first time, the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) used HIMARS systems in an attack on military facilities in Russia's Kursk region, specifically targeting the village of Mirny (Sudzhansky District) and the village of Dolgie Bumy (Belovsky District).

    On Saturday, June 22, AFU launched their HIMARS rocket strikes against Russian military installations located in the Kursk region. The building of the Federal Security Service (FSB) came under fire.

    The news outlet Astra reported that a total …

  • Quiet dismissal: FSB's 5th Service Head ousted over Ukraine offensive failures

    General Sergey Beseda has been dismissed from his post as the head of the FSB's 5th Service, widely considered to be chiefly responsible for the failure of Russia's blitzkrieg in Ukraine. The dismissal took place quietly, with General Beseda being replaced by Alexey Komkov, who previously held a senior position in counterintelligence, reports the news outlet Important Stories, citing two sources close to Russian intelligence services.

    Rumors about Beseda facing significant problems began …

  • South Korea poised to arm Ukraine if Russia transfers weapons to North Korea: Seoul sets clear 'red line'

    If Moscow crosses the "red line" by transferring technology to North Korea, South Korea will unhesitatingly support Ukraine and provide its full arsenal of lethal weapons.

    Chang Ho Jin, South Korea's National Security Advisor, outlined the conditions under which Ukraine would receive weapons during his appearance on the KBS television program. He emphasised that the transfer of arms to Ukraine would be directly contingent on similar actions by Russia, which plans to transfer technology and …

  • Ukrainian missile strikes hit Crimea

    Mikhail Razvozhaev, head of the annexed Sevastopol administration, reported a missile strike by the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) on the city on Sunday, 23 June. According to him, all five "airborne targets" were successfully intercepted by air defenses, but their debris fell in the coastal area. "The number of fatalities has risen to three: we lost two children and one adult," he wrote in his latest update on Telegram at 14:38 Moscow time. Later, the Russian Ministry of Health reported that the …

  • Russian forces escalate air attacks amid battlefield stalemate in Kharkiv region

    Russian forces are continuing to actively use aircraft to drop bombs and launch missile strikes on residential areas in the Kharkiv region. Near Borova, the Ukrainian Forces have thwarted their plans, according to a representative of the Ukrainian operational-strategic group Khortytsia.

    The Russian Armed Forces have paused active combat operations in the Kharkiv region. Nazar Voloshin, the spokesperson for Khortytsia, stated that the Russians are attempting to withdraw units from several …

  • Ukrainian Forces target Russian military bases near Mariupol: significant damage and casualties reported

    On the afternoon of June 22, explosions rocked the temporarily occupied city of Mariupol in the Donetsk region. Notably, a base of the Russian Armed Forces was damaged, repotted Petro Andryushchenko, advisor to the Mayor of Mariupol, on Telegram.

    Preliminary information suggests that today's strikes in the occupied city hit a Russian military base.

    The attack resulted in damage to five pieces of Russian equipment and an air defense system. 

    Andryushchenko also reported that additional …

  • Jailed Russian actor Mikhail Yefremov offered parole in exchange for volunteering in Ukraine war

    Popular Russian actor Mikhail Yefremov, who is serving a prison sentence for a fatal car accident, has been offered parole in exchange for participating in the war against Ukraine. The veterans' organisation "Veterans of Russia" has said it will support the actor "if he repays his debt to the motherland", according to the Telegram channel Shot.

    "The decision for parole is made by the court, but Mikhail Yefremov should know that he can count on our petition for his release if he wishes to …

  • Senior Russian commander killed in fierce battle near Chasiv Yar

    In the fierce battles near Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk region, a high-ranking Russian officer Alexander Lapshin was reported killed.

    Captain Lapshin held the position of battalion commander of the 98th Guards Airborne Division of the Russian Armed Forces. He reportedly lost his life while attempting to advance on Chasiv Yar.

    "A grieving update from the front line. Officer Alexander Lapshin of the 98th Guards Airborne Division from Ivanovo has fallen. Almost the entire battalion was wiped out …