War

Land mines pose threat to wildlife in Chornobyl exclusion zone – ecology ministry

Land mines pose threat to wildlife in Chornobyl exclusion zone – ecology ministry

A high level of wildfire threat is confirmed in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone due to the large number of Russian mines and other munitions triggered by animals. This was stated by the press service of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports. "The level of wildfire threat in the Exclusion Zone has increased significantly due to the onset of dry, windy weather, as well as a large number of mines and flares left by the occupying forces. Numerous mines and booby traps are regularly triggered by wild animals. As a result, the animals get killed…
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Belarus restricts public access to three districts bordering Ukraine through summer-end

Belarus restricts public access to three districts bordering Ukraine through summer-end

The Border Committee of Belarus has restricted until the end of summer public access to the areas bordering Ukraine in three districts of Gomel region. The statement was released by the agency’s press service on Telegram, according to Ukrinform. "The State Border Committee informs that in order to ensure border security from June 1, 2022, to August 31, 2022, entry and temporary stay of citizens across the border zone in Bragin, Loev and Khoiniki districts of Gomel region shall be temporarily restricted," the statement reads. Also during the said period, the agency will not be issuing the relevant passes allowing…
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Ukraine posts review of Russia’s latest fake news

Ukraine posts review of Russia’s latest fake news

The Center for Countering Disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council has released a selection of misinformation, fake reports, and manipulations produced by Kremlin propaganda on May 27. That’s according to the Center’s Telegram channel, Ukrinform reports. In particular, local media in Bryansk, a regional center close to the border with Ukraine, spread misinformation about a “nuclear strike” that Ukraine was allegedly preparing to inflict. At the same time, it is emphasized that, had Russia not started a war against Ukraine, Kyiv would have used “dirty radiation bombs” against Belgorod, Bryansk, Rostov-on-Don, and Simferopol. In this way, the Russian…
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Russian losses in Ukraine’s south in past day: Over 60 soldiers, six helicopters, three tanks

Russian losses in Ukraine’s south in past day: Over 60 soldiers, six helicopters, three tanks

Over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian military in the southern direction eliminated 63 Russian invaders and a large number of military equipment. This was announced on Facebook by Operational Command South, Ukrinform reports. It is noted that the enemy Mi-8 helicopters launched five strikes on Ukrainian positions. In the latest attempt, where three helicopters were deployed, the enemy saw a decent rebuff, so the attack was thwarted. During aviation activity in the sky over Mykolaiv and Kherson regions, two enemy air-to-air missiles self-were downed. They were launched by the same Su-35 aircraft before it was also shot down by…
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Ukrainians, Americans become closer since start of war unleashed by Russia – Zelensky

President Volodymyr Zelensky is convinced that since launch of a full-scale Russian invasion, the Ukrainian and American peoples have become closer in their sense of freedom. The leader stated this in an address to the Stanford University community, Ukrinform reports. “I am confident that after this war, something will change in the relationship between you, the American people, and us. It’s already changing. We’ve become much closer in our feelings. We know for sure that we mean the same thing when we say the word ‘freedom,’” said the head of state. Zelensky stressed that Ukraine is a state that has…
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What can change the course of war, or why Ukraine needs MLRS and NATO-standard shells?

What can change the course of war, or why Ukraine needs MLRS and NATO-standard shells?

Kyiv expects from allies an important decision on armaments that, according to experts, could dramatically change the rules on the battlefield After three months of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine, artillery has become one of the key factors in hostilities. Success in defense and offensive is largely tied to it. In this regard, there are two messages: 1. The Government of Canada will donate more than 20,000 rounds of 155 mm artillery shells to Ukraine. Why is this so important? Despite the fact that 20,000 rounds are clearly not enough to finish off the enemy. But… First, artillery requires a…
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UN: 4,031 civilians killed in Ukraine since start of Russia’s full-scale invasion

UN: 4,031 civilians killed in Ukraine since start of Russia’s full-scale invasion

Since the Russian Federation’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine started, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 8,766 civilian casualties in the country: 4,031 killed and 4,735 injured. “This included: a total of 4,031 killed (1,529 men, 995 women, 92 girls, and 100 boys, as well as 69 children and 1,246 adults whose sex is yet unknown); a total of 4,735 injured (957 men, 629 women, 110 girls, and 132 boys, as well as 164 children and 2,743 adults whose sex is yet unknown),” reads the OHCHR’s civilian casualty update. As noted, most of the…
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Despite intense fire, Ukraine Army in control of situation and aware of enemy plans – Defense Ministry

Despite intense fire, Ukraine Army in control of situation and aware of enemy plans – Defense Ministry

Russian troops are opening intense fire all over the contact line in Luhansk Region and Donetsk Region. The situation is remaining challenging but controlled. The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Oleksandr Motuzianyk during a briefing at Ukraine Media Center, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Russian occupation troops are opening intense fire all over the contact line and striking deep into the defense lines of Ukrainian forces in Luhansk Region and Donetsk Region. The situation is remaining challenging, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine are in control of the situation and aware of the enemy’s plans. The enemy…
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Russia’s Su-35 shot down in Kherson Region

Russia’s Su-35 shot down in Kherson Region

  Russia’s Su-35 fighter jet has been shot down by the Ukrainian fighter aircraft over Kherson Region. The relevant statement was made by the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “At about 02:00 p.m., May 27, 2022, Ukraine’s MiG-29 fighter aircraft shot down Russia’s Su-35 fighter jet, which was hunting for Ukrainian assault aircrafts, over Kherson Region,” the report states. A reminder that, between February 24, 2022 and May 27, 2022, Russia’s total combat losses in Ukraine reached about 29,750 troops. mk  
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World politicians preparing for Russia’s use of tactical nuclear weapons – President of Ukraine

World politicians preparing for Russia’s use of tactical nuclear weapons – President of Ukraine

World politicians are preparing for Russia’s possible use of tactical nuclear weapons. The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his video address to the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Russian state propagandists are openly threatening nuclear weapons. World politicians are preparing for the possibility of Russia’s use of the so-called tactical nuclear weapons or chemical weapons, biological weapons,” Zelensky told. In his words, this may change the attitude of different states to weapons of mass destruction. “If Russia indulges in nuclear blackmail with impunity, it may seem logical to various forces…
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