• Kyiv: Ukrainian Forces preparing for Russian offensive in Sumy region

    Sumy Region is likely to become a battlefield once again in the near future, said Lieutenant Andrii Kovalenko, head of the Centre for Countering Disinformation at Ukraine's Security Council.

    "Sumy Region. Defence forces are ready. It is important for you to know this," Kovalenko wrote. A few hours later, he elaborated, saying that similar to the situation in Kharkiv, this concerns a border military operation by the Russian army.

    "There are no significant troop formations on the Kharkiv and …

  • Putin accuses Ukraine of provoking Russian troops' advance on Kharkiv, denies plans to capture the city

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has accused Ukraine of provoking the advance of Russian troops in the Kharkiv region. However, he has stated that Russia has no immediate plans to capture Kharkiv.

    "It's ultimately their fault. The authorities in Kyiv came to power through a coup. Furthermore, by allowing this coup, their Western sponsors turned a smouldering conflict into a military one. They're to blame. They're trying to shift the responsibility from their sick head to a healthy one. …

  • Russia expels British Military Attaché in tit-for-tat move amid escalating tensions

    On May 16, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared the British military attaché at the UK Embassy in Moscow, Adrian Coghill, persona non grata. He has been given one week to leave the Russian Federation. The Russian Foreign Ministry explained this move as a response to the expulsion of the Russian military attaché from the UK, labelling it "hostile and unfounded."

    "This measure does not exhaust our reaction to the May 8 hostile anti-Russian actions by the British side. The initiators …

  • Putin and Xi cement strategic alliance amid rising tensions with US

    Russian and Chinese leaders have reaffirmed their shared strategic interests and criticized what they see as the global dominance of the United States. During talks on Thursday, 16 May, the two sides agreed to expand political and economic cooperation.

    Putin is currently on a two-day state visit to China. This marks his first overseas trip since his inauguration for a fifth term as Russia's president. At the outset of his visit, Putin emphasised the "unprecedentedly high level of strategic …

  • Ukrainian Forces halt Russian offensive in Vovchansk, military official reports

    The situation in the Kharkiv region remains complex but is dynamically changing. On May 16, Nazar Voloshyn, a spokesperson for the operational-strategic grouping of troops Khortytsia, elaborated on the state of affairs during a news broadcast. "The situation has been partially stabilised. We are destroying the invaders who entered the Kharkiv region with all available means," he emphasised.

    Voloshyn noted that the advance of the Russian Armed Forces has been stopped in certain areas and …