MILITARY CONFLICTS

Russian Soldiers Slam Commanders After Sustaining Heavy Losses: Report

Russian Soldiers Slam Commanders After Sustaining Heavy Losses: Report

Several Russian soldiers have slammed their generals over an “incomprehensible battle” in Ukraine that saw Moscow sustain heavy losses in just a week of fighting. Servicemen from the 155th Brigade of the Russian Pacific Fleet Marines aired their complaints on Monday through an open letter published on a popular Russian military blog. They sarcastically claimed […]

Armenia and Azerbaijan in New Border Shootout Ahead of US Talks

Armenia and Azerbaijan in New Border Shootout Ahead of US Talks

Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday traded accusations of provoking a shootout along their troubled border, just hours before the arch-foes were to hold US-mediated peace talks. The incident came ahead of a meeting in Washington of Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov for a fresh round of peace talks hosted by […]

Russia Strikes Ukrainian Patrol Boat With Lancet Kamikaze Drone

Russia Strikes Ukrainian Patrol Boat With Lancet Kamikaze Drone

The Russian military has struck a Ukrainian Gyruza-M-class patrol boat using its sophisticated Lancet loitering munition. Russian news agency RIA Novosti shared a video on Telegram of what appears to be a direct hit on one of the Ukrainian Navy’s few remaining patrol boats. Although the location of the attack was not indicated in the footage, […]

Iran Admits Sending Russia Drones

Iran Admits Sending Russia Drones

Iran admitted for the first time on Saturday that it has sent drones to Russia, but insisted they were supplied to its ally before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “We supplied Russia with a limited number of drones months before the war in Ukraine,” Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said, quoted by the official news agency IRNA. Ukraine and its Western allies have accused Russia of […]

Ukraine Orders ‘Shahed Catcher’ Counter-Drone Systems: Minister

Ukraine Orders ‘Shahed Catcher’ Counter-Drone Systems: Minister

The Ukrainian government has ordered counter-drone systems with funds received through the sale of bracelets made of pre-war Azovstal steel, Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov revealed. Fedorov didn’t reveal the number of systems — called the “Shahed Catcher” — ordered from the 200 million Ukrainian hryvnia ($5.4 million) sale. Ukrainian blogger and volunteer Igor Lachenkov, […]

Russia Finally Admits Weapons Shortage in Ukraine War

Russia Finally Admits Weapons Shortage in Ukraine War

Russia has finally admitted to running out of weapons and equipment to supply its troops in Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov recognized the weapons shortage months after media outlets reported suffering major blows in its invasion of Kyiv. He said that the government is taking “vigorous measures” to address the problem, such as creating a […]

Russia Claims Ukraine in ‘Final Stage’ of Creating ‘Dirty Bomb

Russia Claims Ukraine in ‘Final Stage’ of Creating ‘Dirty Bomb

Moscow said Monday that Ukraine had nearly completed developing a “dirty bomb,” after Russia’s defence minister in calls with NATO counterparts claimed Kyiv’s forces were planning to deploy the weapon. “According to the information we have, two organisations in Ukraine have specific instructions to create a so-called ‘dirty bomb.’ This work is in its final […]