Defense

Another Russian fake about Leopard tanks in Berlin center

Another Russian fake about Leopard tanks in Berlin center

Russian propaganda forged social ad on the most famous LED advertising screen in the German capital Kremlin's state media, z-Telegram channels, and pro-Russian Twitter accounts are sharing a video allegedly taken by a passer-by near a LED advertising screen in the center of Berlin. The video shows "social ad" displayed on the screen. Two German tanks are depicted: a Panther tank of World War II captioned "1943" and a Leopard tank captioned "2022". A question in German which is translated as "Maybe, there is no need to do this again?" is seen under the picture. In this way, Russian propagandists…
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New German defense minister plans to visit Ukraine

New German defense minister plans to visit Ukraine

The new German defense minister, Boris Pistorius, plans to visit Ukraine soon. He said this to journalists during his visit to the Bundeswehr Joint Forces Operations Command in the state of Brandenburg on Monday, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. "My visit [...] to Ukraine will take place in the near future," Pistorius said, without specifying the date, but making it clear that this would be his first visit to a crisis region, after which he will travel to the countries where Bundeswehr soldiers carry out missions. Pistorius called the issue of sending fighter jets to the Ukrainian Armed Forces "hypothetical"…
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Day 337: Russian missile barrage kills 11 in Ukraine, Russian forces begin assault on Vuhledar

Day 337: Russian missile barrage kills 11 in Ukraine, Russian forces begin assault on Vuhledar

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said one person was killed during the attacks, the city’s first such death since New Year’s Eve. Two others were injured, he said. The head of the Kyiv city administration, Serhii Popko, said Ukrainian air defences shot down 15 cruise missiles heading to the area. Russian forces fired another rash of missiles and self-exploding drones in nearly a dozen provinces of Ukraine early Thursday (local time), causing the first attack-related death of the year in Kyiv and killing at least 11 people in all, according to Ukrainian authorities. The attacks adhered to Russia's recent pattern of…
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United Kingdom provided over 200 armored vehicles to Ukraine

United Kingdom provided over 200 armored vehicles to Ukraine

The United Kingdom has already provided over 200 armored vehicles to Ukraine. The relevant statement was made by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, referring to the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “The UK was the first European nation to donate lethal aid to Ukraine and we are committed to match or exceed last year’s funding in 2023. We have provided over 200 armoured vehicles to date. Meet the Husky, Mastiff, Wolfhound, Spartan and Stormer,” the Ministry of Defence wrote. The General Staff…
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Ukrainian soldiers deepen knowledge of international humanitarian law as part of training in UK

Ukrainian soldiers deepen knowledge of international humanitarian law as part of training in UK

Service members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine deepen their knowledge of International Humanitarian Law as part of basic general military training in the UK. “Strong, well-trained and experienced Armed Forces make Ukraine an active contributor to Euro-Atlantic and world security. Ukraine and the United Kingdom, NATO members and international partners outside of NATO – all countries participating in the basic general military training in Great Britain are developing the defense potential of Ukraine by strengthening it during the training of servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to repel the attack on democracy and the modern world order by…
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Pentagon: USA plans to procure new Abrams tanks for Ukraine

Pentagon: USA plans to procure new Abrams tanks for Ukraine

The security assistance package to Ukraine recently announced by the U.S. President, which includes 31 Abrams M1 tanks, provides for the purchase of new vehicles for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. “We are using the USAI [Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative] capability in order to procure these tanks for the Ukrainians,” Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh said at a press briefing on January 26, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. She noted that she cannot now outline the time frame when the Abrams M1 will appear in Ukraine, clarifying that it’s going to be months, not weeks. At the same time, the…
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Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhnyi: Defense ministry, AFU have zero tolerance for corruption

Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhnyi: Defense ministry, AFU have zero tolerance for corruption

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry and the Armed Forces of Ukraine have zero tolerance for corruption. At the same time, shifting the responsibility or guilt of subordinates onto the managers not only harms a cause but also contradicts NATO’s management principles. The relevant statement was made by Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “The Defense Ministry and the Armed Forces of Ukraine have zero tolerance for corruption. Hence, any information about its possible manifestations should be thoroughly checked, receive a legal assessment and appropriate response. Shifting the responsibility or guilt of subordinates…
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Sweden to deliver CV90 combat vehicles, Archer systems to Ukraine

Sweden to deliver CV90 combat vehicles, Archer systems to Ukraine

Providing support for Ukraine in its struggle for existence and common European values is one of priorities of the Swedish EU Presidency. Hence, Sweden is planning to send 50 CV90 combat vehicles and Archer self-propelled artillery systems to Ukraine. The relevant statement was made by Swedish Defence Minister Pål Jonson at a meeting of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Security and Defence, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. Additionally, Jonson called on the EU to increase defense production volumes. According to Jonson, the Swedish Presidency comes at a really critical time for the entire European Union. Russia’s criminal and unprovoked war of…
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