Russia closely monitoring ‘potentially dangerous’ situation in Kosovo

The Kremlin says it is closely monitoring what it called a "potentially dangerous" situation in Kosovo, after ethnic Serb gunmen stormed a village at the weekend, battling police and barricading themselves into a monastery.  Russia does not recognise Kosovo, which has a majority ethnic Albanian population, as an independent country and traditionally supports Serbia, with … Continue reading Russia closely monitoring ‘potentially dangerous’ situation in Kosovo

2-hour drone offensive injures people, damages port in Odesa (pictures)

A two-hour drone offensive has injured two people and damaged port infrastructure in Izmail, Odesa, according to the region's governor. "For two hours, Russian terrorists attacked the Odesa region with attack drones," Oleg Kiper said on Telegram.  "Most of the drones were shot down," he added. He said the port infrastructure in the Izmail district was … Continue reading 2-hour drone offensive injures people, damages port in Odesa (pictures)

Russia launches strike on border area with NATO member Romania

Russian forces have in recent months targeted a number of border areas between Ukraine and NATO member states. Western regions near Poland have repeatedly been hit in airstrikes, while Bulgaria destroyed a device attached to a drone that landed on its territory this month in a development officials there said they believed was "related to … Continue reading Russia launches strike on border area with NATO member Romania

Russia ‘launches bid to rejoin UN human rights council’

Just last week, a United Nations report said the human rights situation in Russia had "significantly deteriorated" since its invasion of Ukraine. Six weeks after that invasion of Ukraine, the UN General Assembly suspended Russia's seat in the 47-member-country human rights council in Geneva. Russia is now reportedly seeking to have themselves re-elected to the body … Continue reading Russia ‘launches bid to rejoin UN human rights council’

Ukrainian forces are extremely happy over latest military breakthrough

Defence and security analyst Professor Michael Clarke has been discussing developments on the ground in Ukraine, including the recent liberation of the village of Klishchiivka, in the Bakhmut region. He said Ukrainian forces were not trying to retake Bakhmut, but were instead screening it. "They've moved north and south of Bakhmut... and they're making progress because … Continue reading Ukrainian forces are extremely happy over latest military breakthrough

Russian peacemakers escort hundreds from Azerbaijan to Armenia

Russian peacekeepers escorted 311 refugees from Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia, Russia's defence ministry has said. More are expected to follow after a 10-month blockade and a military offensive this month that resulted in Azerbaijan reclaiming full control of the breakaway region. For context: Nagorno-Karabakh is located in Azerbaijan and came under the control of ethnic … Continue reading Russian peacemakers escort hundreds from Azerbaijan to Armenia

Several drones downed over Crimea and Russian soil

Ukraine appears to be continuing its drone assault over the Black Sea and the Crimean peninsula, as well as on Russian soil - that's according to the Russian ministry of defence. In the last half an hour, the MoD reported "four unmanned aerial vehicles over the northwestern part of the Black Sea and over the … Continue reading Several drones downed over Crimea and Russian soil

Russia-Ukraine War Updates

Odesa strike 'in retaliation for Black Sea HQ attack', Ukraine says Ukraine has claimed this morning's strike on Odesa is in retaliation for its own missile attack on the Russian Black Sea fleet headquarters in Sevastopol at the end of last week. Friday's attack on the Russian base, carried out with Storm Shadow missiles, left … Continue reading Russia-Ukraine War Updates

Taiwan Warns of Chinese Army Buildup in Fujian

On Sunday, Taiwan's military detected a buildup of Chinese forces marshaling along China's Fujian Province, a coastal region bordering the Taiwan Strait, Focus Taiwan reported early Sunday morning. These Chinese "military exercises," as it's being reported, are being "conducted at Fujian's Dacheng Bay" and feature an "undisclosed numbers of People's Liberation Army's (PLA) warplanes, warships, and ground … Continue reading Taiwan Warns of Chinese Army Buildup in Fujian

Did Didier Drogba end civil war in Ivory Coast?

Yes, you read it right. Didier Drogba, a Chelsea forward, who used to play for Galatasaray and is the team captain and star striker for the Ivory Coast national football team, ended Ivory Coast's civil war. For five years (2002-2007) in the Ivory Coast, the northern region was held by the rebels and the southern was … Continue reading Did Didier Drogba end civil war in Ivory Coast?

How a dead homeless man fooled the Nazi war machinery

The allied invasion had not yet begun. Everybody knew the Allies were going to attack, but "where" was a big question. The British came up with Operation Mincemeat. The idea was to successfully convince the Nazis that the Allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia. However, the actual invasion was to take place in the island of … Continue reading How a dead homeless man fooled the Nazi war machinery

Russia, Ukraine accuse each other of air attacks

Ukrainian soldiers follow up a reconnaissance mission on the computers of a fortified antenna station, in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine Russia and Ukraine on Thursday accused each other of airstrikes, with Moscow claiming the downing of 22 Ukrainian drones and authorities on the opposite side reporting destruction in the Lviv region.  The Russian Defense Ministry said … Continue reading Russia, Ukraine accuse each other of air attacks

DR Congo president calls for speedy withdrawal of UN peacekeepers

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s president has called for a speedy withdrawal of the UN peacekeeping mission in his country. The UN Organization Stabilization Mission in Congo (MONUSCO) has been deployed in eastern DR Congo since 1999. Addressing the 78th UN General Assembly session in New York on Wednesday, Felix Tshisekedi expressed disappointment with the … Continue reading DR Congo president calls for speedy withdrawal of UN peacekeepers

Russia and China have ‘similar’ position on conflict, Lviv explosions

Moscow and Beijing are on the same page about solving the conflict in Ukraine, as well as the United States, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.  In a press release published on Monday, the ministry highlighted the two countries' close ties, following talks between Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.  … Continue reading Russia and China have ‘similar’ position on conflict, Lviv explosions

Trump expecting a truce between Russia and Ukraine

Trump repeats claims he would 'get deal worked out' in Ukraine, happy with recent Putin comments Former US President Donald Trump has been speaking with Sky News' US partner, NBC News, about the war in Ukraine.  During an interview with Kristen Welker, which aired in full this morning, Mr Trump said he could not explain in … Continue reading Trump expecting a truce between Russia and Ukraine