Ukraine points to success in Bakhmut defense

Ukrainian commanders on Friday touted their latest successes in holding back Russian forces in Bakhmut, as they continue to defend the town in eastern Ukraine despite dwindling ammunition stockpiles and pressure from some Western officials to that they withdraw. Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskiy, commander of Ukraine’s ground forces, said time was working against Russia as … Read more

Russia set to take over UN Security Council presidency amid war in Ukraine

Russia is set to chair a meeting of the United Nations Security Council as it continues to wage its year-long war against neighboring Ukraine, drawing criticism from Ukrainian leaders. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed at the top The Security Council cracked down on an April meeting in … Read more

How Russian support is growing in the developing world

A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit earlier this month assessed that net support for Russia has risen in the year since the invasion of Ukraine, as Moscow steps up its footfall with previously neutral countries. or geopolitically unaligned. By assessing countries’ implementation of sanctions, UN voting patterns, national political trends and official statements as … Read more

Armenia warns Vladimir Putin he will be arrested for Russian war crimes if he visits

Armenia’s ruling party has warned that if Russian President Vladimir Putin comes to Armenia, the country will have no choice but to arrest him. The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Putin earlier this month for alleged war crimes in Ukraine, in particular his alleged involvement in the illegal deportation of children … Read more

Is the Russian boss of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, in the running to oust Vladimir Putin?

Wagner Group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin made a name for himself by having his men kill as many Ukrainians as possible on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, but some analysts now say he is vying for the president’s throne. “Wagner Group financier Yevgeny Prigozhin could use his influence in Russia’s mainstream media landscape to present himself … Read more

Zelensky invites Chinese Xi to visit Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited Chinese leader Xi Jinping to visit Ukraine for an interview on Tuesday. “We’re ready to see it here,” Zelensky told The Associated Press. “I want to speak with him. I had contact with him before the large-scale war. But all this year, more than a year, I haven’t had one. … Read more

Zelensky urges Chinese Xi to visit Ukraine

Mr. Zelensky’s overtures are a test of China’s efforts to expand its influence on the world stage while maintaining Beijing’s claim of neutrality in the war in Ukraine. Xi met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last week on a visit that reaffirmed the countries’ economic and political partnership. Today, kyiv seeks to counter Russia’s … Read more

Ukraine says Bakhmut’s tactics will give it advantages elsewhere

Ukraine’s efforts to drain and deplete Russian forces in the eastern town of Bakhmut will help it reclaim other territories in the country, a Ukrainian commander in the region has said. “Our main task is to exhaust the overwhelming forces of the enemy and inflict heavy losses on them,” Ukrainian Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskiy wrote on … Read more

Strikes hit Russian-occupied Ukraine as kyiv prepares new offensive

Explosions rocked Russian-occupied towns in southern Ukraine, injuring a police chief and hitting a military installation, while a Russian missile strike killed at least two people and injured 29 others in the eastern city of Sloviansk, Ukrainian officials said. Monday’s blasts came as frontlines in the east and south were largely deadlocked and Ukraine’s military … Read more

Depleted uranium shells, armor-piercing munitions headed for Ukraine

By-product of uranium enrichment, depleted uranium has been stripped of most – but not all – of its radioactivity and is dense enough to pierce many types of armor. The British government confirmed last week that he would provide Ukraine with the ammunition necessary for its fight against Russia. Russian President Vladimir Poutine reacted to … Read more