Category: Ukraine

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,…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Russian missile briefly enters Polish airspace during massive missile attack on Ukraine

A Russian missile bound for Ukraine crossed through Polish airspace early Sunday, sending NATO F-16 fighter jets scrambling and sparking the Polish government to demand answers. The Armed Forces Operational Command of Poland said a cruise missile crossed into its airspace at about 4:40 a.m. on Sunday near the village of Oserdów, on the Ukrainian border. The Polish military said it was over the country’s…

4 suspects detained, 115 dead in Moscow concert hall attack: Russian authorities

Four suspects have been detained for a Friday attack that left 115 dead at a Moscow concert hall, Russian authorities said Saturday. Intelligence and law enforcement agencies in the Bryansk region detained four suspects in the attack on Crocus City Hall music venue, “not far from the border with Ukraine,” the Investigative Committee of Russia said in a Telegram post translated from Russian, according to…

1991 Ventures in London joins the growing list of VCs aimed at Ukrainian startups

U.K.-based limited partners Venrex and Samos Investments are this week backing the launch of a new VC primarily aimed at investing in startups led by Ukrainians inside and outside the war-torn country. The LPs are better known for being early institutional investors in the successful early stage startup funds Seedcamp and Entrepreneur First. 1991 Ventures is the […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Ukraine says it will hit Russia’s precious oil refineries even if the US tells it not to

Smoke rises from an oil refinery after an attack outside the city of Lysychans’k in the eastern Ukranian region of Donbas, on May 22, 2022, on the 88th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images The US has urged Ukraine not to strike Russian oil refineries, fearing it could drive up prices and prompt retaliation, reports say. Ukraine responded that…

Russia seems to be using its Ukraine playbook to destabilize another European state, experts warn

Chisinau, Moldova Ihor Sirosh/ Getty Images Russia accused Ukraine of drone striking a Moldova base amid an election. Moldovan government officials are supportive of Russian involvement. The actions of the Kremlin and pro-Russian actors in Moldova mirror behavior prior to the invasion of Ukraine. Some of Russia’s recent behavior in parts of Moldova has some experts sounding alarm bells, warning some of it looks similar…

Russia finally ditched the euphemism it used to pretend it isn’t at war with Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a training center in October 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS Russia has clung to the term “special military operation” to describe its invasion of Ukraine. But a Kremlin spokesperson admitted on Friday that “we are in a state of war,” blaming the West.  Putin signed a law effectively criminalizing calling the attack on Ukraine a “war” or “invasion.” Russia is…

Trump wants to give Ukraine a ‘loan’ — but some of his GOP allies on Capitol Hill worry it would...

Sen. Tommy Tuberville mused that Ukraine would have to “give us part of their country” in order to pay back a loan from the United States. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images Trump raised the idea of providing US aid to Ukraine via loan so that it might get paid back. But Republicans on Capitol Hill are skeptical that will happen. “I just think a…

A video from Ukraine shows how the powerful armor on a US-built Humvee saved a soldier from Russian shrapnel

A soldier is photographed in a Humvee in Hostomel, Ukraine, in April 2022, left, and a damaged Humvee, right. Oleksandr Klymenko/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images, UNITED24 Media/@Fokus2204/TikTok New footage showed the aftermath of a US-built Humvee getting hit in Ukraine. Ukrainians have praised the ruggedness of US-made vehicles, including the Bradley IFV. The Humvee is among more than 1,700 delivered to Ukraine by the…

These 9 House Republicans voted against a resolution condemning the Russian abduction of Ukrainian children

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was among the Republicans who voted against the resolution. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The House passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning the Russian abduction of Ukrainian children. Nine Republicans voted against it. It comes as a majority of the party has firmly turned against providing further US aid to Ukraine. On Tuesday, the House overwhelmingly passed a resolution to condemn Russia’s abduction…

Family of slain Ukrainian reporter accuses Fox News of negligence by ignoring warnings to stay out of a war zone,...

Fox News’ Oleksandra Kuvshynova, Pierre Zakrzewski, and Trey Yingst working in Ukraine. Fox News Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova died in Ukraine in 2022 while helping Fox News report on the war. Her parents filed a lawsuit against Fox News, accusing the news outlet of the wrongful death of Sasha. The lawsuit alleges that Fox News misled the public about the circumstances of her death. The family…

Drones are watching ‘at all times’ and show just how ‘scary’ future wars will be, says a US Army officer...

A Russian armored vehicle after it was hit by a Ukrainian drone. 47th Mechanized Brigade/Ministry of Defense of Ukraine screengrab via X Small drones capable of constantly keeping an eye on soldiers are changing the modern battlefield. It’s a developing problem that underscores how “scary” future wars may be, a US Army officer said. Business Insider recently traveled to Fort Sill, where American troops are…

Johnson signals shift on Ukraine to GOP senators

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) told Republican senators Wednesday to expect the House to send them legislation to help Ukraine, but cautioned that what comes out of the House will look substantially different than the $95 billion foreign aid package the Senate passed last month. Johnson tried to reassure frustrated GOP senators who asked him about funding for Ukraine during a question-and-answer session at the annual…

Russian defectors fighting for Ukraine are attacking their motherland and rolling across the border in tanks: reports

Representatives of the Freedom of Russia Legion and the Russian Volunteer Corps holding a briefing near the border in northern Ukraine last year. Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/Future Publishing via Getty Images Paramilitary groups comprising Russian defectors attacked their own country on Tuesday.  One group, the Freedom of Russia Legion said they were there to liberate their countrymen. A spokesperson for Ukraine’s military intelligence said the groups were…

US asked China and India for help to prevent Russia from carrying out a nuclear strike in 2022, report says

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. Artem Geodakyan/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The US sought the help of non-allies to try to dissuade Russia from carrying out a nuclear strike in 2022. The US feared a Ukrainian counteroffensive against Kherson could trigger Putin. US officials told CNN that input from India and China may have had an effect on Russia’s thinking.  The US asked non-allies for help in…