Category: Russia

Russia’s firing new, long-range Kh-69 cruise missiles, war experts say, piling on the misery for Ukraine’s dwindling air defense

Russia Kh-69 cruise missile pictured at the 2023 Dubai Airshow Giuseppe Cacace / AFP via Getty Images Russian forces have deployed a new cruise missile, the Institute for the Study of War said. The Kh-69 was used in an attack on a major power station near Kyiv this week. The Kh-69 is a leap forward in Russian tactical munitions. Russian Forces are deploying a new,…

Hackers from China and Russia are finding cracks in Microsoft’s security

The Microsoft logo. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Russian and Chinese hackers have been getting past Microsoft security. In the latest attacks, Russians compromised the emails of multiple federal agencies, watchdog group says. Another watchdog group published a report last week detailing Microsoft’s “inadequate” security culture. China and Russia keep finding ways to get past Microsoft’s security systems. In an emergency directive made public on Thursday, the US…

How Ukraine’s cyber police fights back against Russia’s hackers

On February 24, 2022, Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Since then, life in the country has changed for everyone. For the Ukrainian forces who had to defend their country, for the regular citizens who had to withstand invading forces and constant shelling, and for the Cyberpolice of Ukraine, which had to shift its focus and priorities. […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Zelenskyy says Ukraine will lose the war without help from the US

Low munitions put Ukraine in a desperate position as aid from allies stalls. Zelenskyy says the country is at risk of losing the war. Read the original article on Business Insider Go to Source

Navalny memoir, described as ‘final letter to the world,’ planned for October

A memoir by late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will be released this fall, according to its publisher. Alfred A. Knopf, the publisher of the upcoming memoir titled “Patriot,” said in a post on the social media platform X Thursday that it will be published on Oct. 22, around eight months after Navalny’s death in February. “Written with the passion, wit, candor, and bravery for…

Russia’s army is now 15% bigger than when it invaded Ukraine, says US general

A Russian soldier launching missiles toward Ukrainian positions in Donetsk. Russian Defense Ministry/Handout/Anadolu via Getty Images Russia’s army has grown bigger despite sustaining losses when it invaded Ukraine, says a US general. US Army Gen. Christopher Cavoli said the Russian army “is actually now larger — by 15 percent.” “Russia is on track to command the largest military on the continent,” Cavoli said. Russia’s armed forces…

Some of Russia’s ‘prestigious’ guided missiles may be malfunctioning and falling short of their targets: UK intelligence

Russia dropping AS-23A Kodiak missiles in Syria in a video uploaded in July 2017. Russian Ministry of Defense/YouTube Some Russian missiles may be malfunctioning and missing their targets, per British intelligence. The AS23a Kodiak — or Kh-101 — is one of Russia’s top precision-guided munitions. “Issues in its production” could lead to rushed production jobs, the UK MOD says. Premium Russian cruise missiles might be…

Iran’s stealth drones have become the new blueprint for international warfare

An Iranian schoolboy takes selfie with Iran’s Shahed-136 (L), and Shahed-131 unmanned aerial vehicles in western Tehran, October 11, 2023. Photo by Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images Iran has become a global drone powerhouse as countries around the world copy its technology. Russia has become increasingly reliant on Iranian drones to fight its war in Ukraine.  Iran can easily bypass Western sanctions and buy electronic…

Senate GOP urges Johnson to stand up to ‘chaos caucus’

Senate Republicans are urging Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to stand up to the “chaos caucus” in the House GOP and move forward with legislation providing funds to Ukraine and Israel. GOP senators are encouraging Johnson to face down critics, such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who are threatening to oust him from the Speakership. They say House backbenchers shouldn’t dictate U.S. national security policy….

Russian convicts who earned their freedom fighting Ukraine are going home with swagger and a stash of money to burn:...

A Russian soldier launching artillery attacks towards Ukrainian positions in Donetsk. Russian Defense Ministry/Anadolu via Getty Images Fighting in Ukraine has given some of the ex-convicts Russia recruited their swag back. These men are granted freedom after surviving their military service. Around 15,000 ex-convicts have reportedly returned to Russia, per The New York Times.  Ex-convicts who fought for Russia in Ukraine are heading home with…

Russia using illegal chemical gas to attack us – Ukrainian soldiers cry out

Ukraine has accused Russia of illegal chemical gas attacks against its soldiers. Ukrainian troops told the UK Daily Telegraph that Russia has regularly attacked them with small drones dropping teargas and other chemicals. DAILY POST reports that the use of such substances, also known as CS, is banned during wartime under the Chemical Weapons Convention. Moscow was accused of using chemical weapons in a drone…

Ukraine’s deep drone strike into Russia hit an airfield housing the fighter-bombers able to drop punishing glide bombs

Sukhoi Su-34 bombers drop bombs during the Keys to the Sky competition at the International Army Games 2017 at the Ashuluk shooting range outside Astrakhan. MAXIM SHEMETOV/Reuters Ukraine staged a major drone strike on a Russian airfield home to Su-34 fighter-bombers. Su-34s have been responsible for launching devastating glide bomb attacks on the front lines.  Reports are conflicted on the attack’s outcome, and images suggest…

Shifting focus to threats from China and Russia starts with people, not tech, US special operations leaders say

Members of U.S. Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Europe (NSWTU-E) reload their Colt Mk 18 Carbines during shooting drills at a range in Cyprus, September 29, 2021. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Patrik Orcutt The US military is adjusting to what it sees as the two most pressing national security threats: China and Russia. US Special Operations Command emphasizes the importance of people over hardware…

Our latest drone attacks killed 20 air officers, destroyed warplanes in Russia – Ukraine claims

Ukraine has claimed that its drone attack targeting the Morozovsk airbase in Russia has killed or injured 20 members of airfield personnel. It claimed that the drone also badly damaged eight other Russian warplanes, according to officials in Kyiv. Russian defence officials, however, said they intercepted the Ukrainian drones numbering 40. Russia further said that only a power substation was damaged in the barrage. Neither…

Ukrainian soldiers are relying on leftover artillery shells as US aid remains in limbo: WSJ

Ukrainian soldiers at the artillery position in an unidentified area on the Adiivka frontline prepare to fire the D 30 gun. Jose Colon/Anadolu via Getty Images Ukraine is running short on munition as it fends off Russian forces. As aid from the West remains locked up, Ukraine is relying on unused artillery shells, per WSJ. One soldier has been able to supply brigades with at…

Ukraine claims it destroyed at least 6 Russian fighter jets in one of its biggest drone attacks yet

A Russian Su-34 jet. aviation-images.com Ukrainian officials told AP they destroyed six planes at the Morozovsk military airbase.  Eight more aircraft were damaged, and 20 service personnel were killed or injured, they said. Su-34 fighter-bombers and Su-27 fighters are known to be stationed at the base. Ukraine said it destroyed at least six Russian fighter jets and damaged eight more in what could be one…

Russia’s former president is calling for a ‘maximum reward’ bounty to be put on the heads of any NATO troops...

Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev wearing sunglasses arrives to the Victory Day Red Square Parade on May 9, 2023 in Moscow, Russia. Contributor/Getty Images Dmitry Medvedev is calling for a “maximum reward” for whoever kills NATO fighters in Ukraine. In a social media outburst on Thursday, he painted a scenario where NATO might send troops to aid Kyiv. Medvedev said such troops would be…

It looks like Russia is trying to overrun Ukrainian defenses with mechanized assaults before mud and more weapons can wreck...

Smoke rises after tank firing in the direction of Bakhmut, where clashes between Russia and Ukraine continue to take place, in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine on February 11, 2024. Diego Herrera Carcedo/Anadolu via Getty Images Russia has been increasing the number and size of its mechanized assaults in recent weeks. War experts suggest Russian forces could be hoping to overrun Ukrainian defenses before more Western aid…

Biden warns Xi Jinping about China’s ongoing support for Russia amid Ukraine war

Xi Jinping and Joe Biden. Getty Images US President Joe Biden and China’s leader Xi Jinping spoke in a Tuesday phone call. The leaders discussed global conflicts, including China’s support for Russia amid the Ukraine war.  Russia has managed to maintain its economy thanks in part to its trade partnership with China.  US President Joe Biden warned China’s leader Xi Jinping about his government’s ongoing…

Russia says its economy is off to a — mostly — roaring 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images The Central Bank of Russia is maintaining a 16% interest rate due to a thriving economy. The economic growth is due to an increase in consumer activity and wage gains. But there are potential risks ahead, including the potential impacts of sanctions on foreign trade. Russia’s economy is running so hot the Central Bank of Russia is holding…

A shadowy Russian assassination unit may be behind mysterious ‘Havana syndrome’ cases: investigation

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba on October 14, 2017, where the first reported case of Havana Syndrome was detected. Gary Hershorn/Getty A new investigation has linked a shadowy Russian unit to instances of ‘Havana Syndrome.’ US agencies have previously said it’s unlikely the syndrome is the work of a foreign adversary. Sources told The Insider, 60 Minutes, and Der Spiegel that evidence points to…

Russia’s economy is now so isolated that it has few options other than the Chinese yuan for its reserves

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Sergei Savostyanov/Pool/AFP/Getty Images Russia’s central bank says it has few alternatives other than the Chinese yuan as a key reserve asset. The West is tightening its sanctions on Russia. Russia cites the yuan’s rising international role and liquidity as reasons for its choice. Russia’s central bank is feeling the heat from tightening Western sanctions. In a…

Russia is moving barges in to try to protect what remains of its damaged Black Sea Fleet, UK defense ministry...

Sailors standing at attention on the deck of a Russian Black Sea Fleet warship during the Navy Day celebrations in the port city of Novorossiysk on July 30, 2023. Stringer/AFP via Getty Images Russia is fortifying its Black Sea Fleet with barges, says the UK’s defense ministry. The barges are meant to “enhance the defences of the port” against Ukraine’s attacks, per the UK. Russia’s…

Russian journalist who covered Navalny’s trial jailed in Moscow on extremism

Antonina Favorskaya, a Russian journalist that covered the trial of late Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, has been jailed in Moscow on extremism charges. Favorskaya, identified also as Antonina Kravtsova, was ordered by a Moscow court Friday to remain in custody pending an investigation and trial until at least May 28, The Associated Press reported. Mediazona, an independent news site, reported that the journalist and…

Russia’s ammo supply is outgunning Ukraine at a rate of 6 to 1, Zelenskyy warns of retreat

A serviceman of the 66th separate cannon artillery battalion of the 406th separate artillery brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is pictured by the American M777 howitzer. Dmytro Smolienko/Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images Russia is outguning Ukraine on the front line, Ukraine’s top general said. He called on Western allies to provide Ukraine with much-needed military aid. Oleksandr Syrsky said that the situation was…

Biden reups vow to bring Evan Gershkovich home from Russia, one year after arrest

President Biden reupped his vow to bring detained American journalist Evan Gershkovich home from Russia Friday, one year after the Wall Street Journal reporter was arrested. “Journalism is not a crime, and Evan went to Russia to do his job as a reporter–risking his safety to shine the light of truth on Russia’s brutal aggression against Ukraine,” Biden said in a statement. Biden said he…

Russian veto halts UN monitoring of North Korea nuclear sanctions

Russia this week vetoed the annual renewal of a panel of experts tasked with monitoring the enforcement of U.N. sanctions against North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.  Thirteen U.N. Security Council members voted in favor of extending the panel’s mandate for an additional year, while China abstained.  North Korea has been under sanctions for its ballistic missile and nuclear programs since 2006…

A truck got stuck underneath an Emirates A380 at a Moscow airport and tore a hole in the fuselage

The truck wedged underneath the Airbus A380. Courtesy of the Moscow Interregional Transport Prosecutor’s Office An Emirates Airbus A380 was damaged by a truck at a Moscow airport on Wednesday. Images show the water truck tore open the A380’s fuselage. Russian media reported that the truck driver had a stroke and was paralyzed. An Airbus A380 was badly damaged on Wednesday after a truck got…

Putin looks to exploit Moscow terror attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin has seized on the Moscow terror attack carried out by ISIS-K last week that killed more than 130 people at a concert hall by linking it to Ukraine, spurring fears he may use the tragedy to mobilize more forces and ramp up the war against Kyiv. The Friday attack, in which multiple gunmen opened fire into a crowd at the Crocus…

The Moscow terror attack could drive a wedge between Russia and one of its longtime allies

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon after posing for a photo prior to a meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in October 2023. AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin Russia says suspects in the Moscow terror attack came from Tajikistan, something the country denies. Tajikistan and Russia are allies, but tensions have been growing between them. Tensions have also been growing between Russia and other former Soviet republics….