US intelligence believes Ukraine can break through Russia’s remaining defence lines by end of year

The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency believes that the recent successes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine suggest a «realistic possibility» of a breakthrough in the rest of the Russian defence lines by the end of the year, although it would be extremely difficult — Trent Maul, Director of Analysis at Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in […]

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The company emphasizes privacy and anonymity in part to avoid the filter bubble of personalized search […]

Blinken in Kyiv to hear latest on Ukraine’s counteroffensive

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Kyiv on what is his third trip to the Ukrainian capital since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion in February last year.

The visit comes as Ukraine’s counteroffensive moves into its fourth month, with both political and military leaders in […]

Zelensky replaces Ukrainian defense minister, citing need for ‘new approaches’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has fired his defense minister, citing the need for “new approaches” as the war with Russia enters its 19th month.

“This week, parliament will be asked to make a personnel decision … I have decided to replace […]

Ukrainian forces advance towards ‘first line’ of Russian defenses in southern Zaporizhzhia region

Ukrainian forces said they had penetrated the “first line” of Russian strongholds in the Zaporizhzhia region, in a sign that Kyiv is edging closer to Moscow’s sprawling network of fortified trenches along the southern front.

The Ukrainian military claimed on Thursday […]

Ukraine war: Mass ‘Drone attack’ on airport damages Russian transport planes


A drone attack on an airport in the north-western Russian city of Pskov has damaged two military transport planes, Russian news agencies are reporting.

The Ilyushin 76 transport planes caught fire in the attack, the reports say.

The local governor said earlier the military was repelling […]

Ukraine faces many challenges in getting the F-16 into combat

After months of intense lobbying, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is ebullient about the upcoming transfer of Dutch, Norwegian and Danish F-16 fighter jets to the Ukrainian air force.

In many ways, the US-made F-16 is the ideal platform for the Ukrainians. It’s multi-role: […]