Contents tagged with War in Ukraine

  • Austria and Hungary have agreed to not provide military assistance to Ukraine

    The defense ministers of Austria and Hungary, Klaudia Tanner and Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky, said that their countries will continue to adhere to the policy of refusing military assistance to Ukraine.

    "The position of Austria and Hungary on the war in Ukraine is clear, as both countries do not send weapons to the conflict zone," they said at a joint press conference after a meeting in Budapest.

    Austria and Hungary explain their position by the desire to "prevent further escalation." At the …

  • Kyiv confirms Ukrainian offensive on Kreminna and Svatove has been temporarily stopped

    Serhiy Cherevaty, a spokesman for Ukraine's forces in the east, said that the Ukrainian offensive towards Kreminna and Svatove has slowed down. Speaking on the Ukrainian TV, he said that the number of forces and also the weather conditions in the Luhansk region are not in Ukraine’s favor at the moment. According to him, it is necessary to form a "powerful fist", including with the help of the West.

    "A number of factors influence the offensive. Firstly, we are not Russians. We do not send our …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: in the first round of shipments, Kyiv is expected to receive between 120 to 140 Western tanks

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that, according to the results of the initial commitments received from the partners, Ukraine is expected to receive from 120 to 140 modern Western tanks.

    Kuleba noted that there are 12 countries in the tank coalition, and so far not all of them can be named, since some must make a decision according to their internal procedures.

    "I can only note that in the first round of shipments, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will receive from 120 to 140 modern …

  • Strategic bridge destroyed by Ukrainian HIMARS strikes near occupied Melitopol

    On the afternoon of January 29, a strategically important bridge was destroyed by the Ukrainian Forces in the temporary occupied territory near the village of Svitlodolynske, in the Melitopol district.

    The Russia-installed governor of the Zaporizhzhia region Vladimir Rogov said that the bridge across the Molochna River near the village of Svitlodolynske, was hit by the Ukrainian HIMARS missiles.

    According to him, the repair work was being done on the bridge at the time of the strike which led …

  • German Chancellor Scholz promises to continue talks with Putin

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that he would continue to try to achieve an end to a full-scale war against Ukraine through talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tagesspiegel reported.

    "I will also be talking to Putin on the phone again, because we have to talk to each other. It is Putin who must withdraw troops from Ukraine and stop this terrible senseless war, which has already claimed hundreds of thousands of lives," Scholz said.

    According to the German Chancellor, as long as …

  • Media: Despite sanctions Russia continues using Dutch microchips in production of its weapons

    Despite tough sanctions, microchips produced by Dutch companies still make their way to Russia, according to a journalistic investigation by NOS and Nieuwsuur.

    "Many millions" of microchips that were reportedly supplied to the Russian Federation from the beginning of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine until December inclusive.

    According to journalists, exports are carried out through intermediaries. Several hundred shipments were sent to three Russian companies associated with defense sector. …

  • Belgium to deliver its largest military aid package to Ukraine

    Belgium will deliver to Ukraine the "largest to date" package of military assistance, the total cost of which amounts to 92 million euros, said Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo during a press conference.

    The aid package will include AMRAAM anti-aircraft missiles used in NASAMS air defense systems, anti-tank weapons, grenades, FN Minimi machine guns, FN SCAR rifles and ammunition, as well as light armored vehicles. The number of weapons was not disclosed for security reasons.

    "Since …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to France: Kyiv will receive 321 tanks from the West

    Ukraine will receive 321 tanks from Western partners as part of military assistance, which will help it resist the aggression of the Russian Federation, said the Ukrainian Ambassador to France Vadym Omelchenko, reports the French TV channel BFM TV.

    "We need this help as soon as possible," he said.

    The diplomat also added that the delivery time depends on the type of tank and the manufacturing country.

    "If you wait until August or September, it will be too late," Omelchenko summed up. …

  • Kyiv: advanced anti-drone systems have been deployed in Ukraine

    “Shahed hunters" are already in Ukraine and are protecting energy and infrastructure facilities from Russian drones, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mikhailo Fedorov.

    "6 systems to counter enemy drones have been purchased. These are the most modern defense technologies that protect our strategic facilities. The complex of radars and signal jamming tools helps to identify and block enemy UAVs and disable its drones," the Minister said.

    These are Fortem …

  • Russian missile attack on Kyiv fails, all missiles and drones shot down by Ukrainian Air Defense

    On Thursday, January 26, Russia carried out 2 massive drone and missile strikes on Ukraine. The Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down 47 out of the 55 missiles fired in the morning and all the Iranian kamikaze drones launched at night, said Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valery Zaluzhny.

    All the missiles and drones flying towards the Ukrainian capital Kyiv were shot down, which may indicate that Western air defense systems has made the Kyiv region impenetrable for Russian missiles, reports the …