To BCFA members:

 

This special Website feature offers BCFA members timely updates to help illuminate the battle for Ukraine. A major component is official briefings by the Ukraine and Russian governments, which are not always available in the mainstream news media. We’ll also have special features such as letters from the war zone and analyses not available elsewhere.

We welcome comments and suggestions on the content of the feature. Write: president@bcfausa.org

Roy Gutman, BCFA President

Institute for the Study of War:  Russian forces make modest gains around Severodonetsk 

May 20, 2022

Russian forces are focusing on digging in and reinforcing defensive positions in Kharkiv and along the Southern Axis in preparation for Ukrainian counteroffensives...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces step up artillery attacks on Ukraine military

May 20, 2022

The 86th day of the Russian invasion

russian enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone...MORE

Institute for the Study of War:  Russian troops withdrawn from Kharkiv city are redeployed to western Donetsk

May 19, 2022

Ukrainian military officials reported that some Russian troops withdrawn from the Kharkiv City axis have redeployed to western Donetsk Oblast on May 19...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russian forces lob shells at Ukanians but fail to advance on the ground

May 19, 2022

Day 85 of the Russian invasion

The main focus of russian enemy was on the Donetsk direction, where it used aircraft, artillery and mortars...MORE

Institute for the Study of War:  Russia plans to level Mariupol, turn it into a tourist resort

May 18, 2022

Russian occupation authorities announced plans to destroy the Azovstal Steel Plant and turn Mariupol into a resort city, depriving Russia of some of the most important economic benefits it hoped to reap by taking the city in the first place...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russsian forces bombard Ukraine defenders but fail to capture territory

May 18, 2022

russian enemy continues its offensive in the Eastern Operational Zone. It inflates fire along the entire line of contact and in the depths of the defence of our troops in the Donetsk operational area and in the Slovyansk direction, takes measures to strengthen the offensive group...MORE

Institute for the Study of War: Ukrainian defenders abandon the Azovstal steel works in Mariupol, arrested by Russia 

May 17, 2022

Mariupol defenders trapped in the Azovstal Steel Plant likely surrendered after Ukrainian officials negotiated evacuation measures with the Kremlin...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian SU-35 aircraft fire missiles to support military operation near Donetsk

May 17, 2022

The 83rd day.

russian enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone...MORE

Institute for the Study of War:  Russia and Ukraine negotiate evacuation of wounded at Azovstal Steel Plant

May 16, 2022

Russian forces conducted limited and largely unsuccessful ground offensives along the front line in Ukraine on May 16. The Russian grouping around Kharkiv City...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces use cluster munitions near Avdiivka

May 16, 2022

The eighty-second day. 

russian enemy continues to conduct offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone...MORE

Russian Embassy in Washington:  Putin to Russian allies:  Neo-Nazism 'on the rise' in Ukraine

May 16, 2022

The Kremlin hosted a meeting of the heads of state of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation.

Taking part in the meeting, timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the organisation...MORE

Institute for the Study of War: Russian forces put priority on capturing Severodonetsk

May 15, 2022

 

Russian forces have likely abandoned the objective of completing a large-scale encirclement of Ukrainian units from Donetsk City to Izyum in favor of completing the seizure of Luhansk Oblast...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces suffer heavy manpower losses, training new recruits to replenish them

May 15, 2022

The eight-first day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues...MORE

Ukraine Ministry of Defense: Russian forces advance in Avdiyivka

May 14, 2022

The eightieth day of the heroic stand-off of the Ukrainian nation against russian military invasion continues.

The adversary continues its offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone...MORE

Institute for the Study of War: Ukraine appears to have won the Battle of Kharkiv

May 13, 2022

The Russian military has likely decided to withdraw fully from its positions around Kharkiv City in the face of Ukrainian counteroffensives and the limited availability of reinforcements...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russian forces press artillery assault but fail to advance on the ground

May 13, 2022

The seventy-ninth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

russian occupiers did not stop the offensive in the Eastern Operational Zone...MORE

Institute for the Study of War: Ukraine pushes Russian forces away from from Kharkiv; Russians advance toward Severodonetsk

May 12, 2022

Russian forces may be abandoning efforts at a wide encirclement of Ukrainian troops along the Izyum-Slovyansk-Debaltseve line in favor of shallower encirclements of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russia forces shell Ukrainian troops from Russian territory

May 12, 2022

The seventy-eighth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

russian enemy is trying to continue a full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone...MORE

Institute for the Study of War:  Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, May 9

May 9, 2022

Russian forces continue to face widespread force generation challenges. A senior US defense official stated on May 9 that the US has not observed any indicators of a “new major Russian mobilization”...MORE

Institute for the Study of War:  Putin fails to announce progress or any expansion of Ukraine war

May 9, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin used his May 9 speech to praise ongoing Russian efforts in Ukraine and reinforce existing Kremlin framing rather than announce a change...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces fail to advance

May 9, 2022

The seventy-fifth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

russian enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Putin, in VE Day speech, calls invasion of Ukraine a preemptive strike against ‘absolutely unacceptable threats’

May 9, 2022

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Fellow Russian citizens,

Dear veterans,

Comrade soldiers and seamen, sergeants and sergeant majors, midshipmen and warrant officers, 

Comrade officers, generals and admirals,

I congratulate you on the Day of Great Victory!...MORE

Zelinskyy’s V-E Day speech:  "We won then and we will win Now"

May 9, 2022

Great people of great Ukraine!

On August 24, 2021, the whole country celebrated the 30th anniversary of our independence! Our soldiers, our defenders, our equipment were moving along the Khreshchatyk, our "Mriya" was flying in the sky!...MORE

Institute for the Study of War: Russia amasses troops  to head off Ukraine counteroffensive northeast of Kharkiv

May 8, 2022

 

Russian forces did not make any significant advances on any axis of advance on May 8...MORE

 

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russian forces bombard Ukraine airports but are unable to advance on the ground

May 8, 2022

The seventy-fourth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

russian enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry claims more than 25,000 Russian troops killed since February 24

May 7, 2022

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 07.05 were approximately...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russian forces sustain ‘significant losses’, fail to gain ground 

May 7, 2022

The seventy-third day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

russian enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Institute for the Study of War:  Ukraine recaptures territory north and east of Kharkiv

May 6, 2022

The Ukrainian counteroffensive north and east of Kharkiv city secured further gains in the last 24 hours and may successfully push Russian forces out of artillery range of Kharkiv in the coming days...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Ukraine forces capture five villages near Kharkiv and inflict heavy losses on Russian forces

May 6, 2022

The seventy-second day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

russian enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine....MORE

Institute for the Study of War: Ukraine goes on the Offensive

May 5, 2022

The Ukrainian counteroffensive out of Kharkiv city may disrupt Russian forces northeast of Kharkiv and will likely force Russian forces to decide whether to reinforce positions near Kharkiv or risk losing most or all of their positions within artillery range of the city...MORE

Ukrainian Defense Ministry: Russian shelling continue but ground advances are blocked by Ukraine forces

May 5, 2022

The seventy-first day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

russian enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Institute for the Study of War: Ukrainian forces have largely stalled Russian advances in Eastern Ukraine

May 4, 2022

Ukrainian defenses have largely stalled Russian advances in Eastern Ukraine. Russian troops conducted a number of unsuccessful attacks in Eastern Ukraine on May 4...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian attempts to capture territory in East Ukraine are ‘Unsuccessful'

May 4, 2022

The seventieth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

russian enemy continues to conduct offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone...MORE

Institute for the Study of War: Ukrainian forces take the offensive as Russian forces continue regrouping

May 3, 2022

Ukrainian officials reported with increasing confidence that the Kremlin will announce mobilization on May 9...MORE

 
Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russian forces in Transnistria at full combat readiness amid signs an operation will soon begin

May 3, 2022

 

The sixty-ninths day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues...MORE

Institute for the Study of War: Russian forces did not conduct any confirmed ground attacks in Ukraine

May 2, 2022

The April 30 Ukrainian artillery strike on the Russian command post in Izyum may be continuing to disrupt Russian efforts on the Izyum axis...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russian forces fire missiles at Ukraine infrastructure as ground forces regroup

May 2, 2022

 

The sixty-eights day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues...MORE

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy assails Russian Minister for saying Hitler was part Jewish

May 2, 2022

 

The 68th day of our strong defense is coming to an end. The 68th day of self-destruction of Russia. Self-destruction in every sense of the word...MORE

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Italian TV interview. ‘Adolf Hitler had Jewish blood’

May 2, 2022

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Institute for the Study of War: Russia introduces Ruble in areas it occupies

May 1, 2022

Russian forces are setting conditions to establish permanent control over the areas of southern Ukraine they currently occupy, either as nominally independent “People’s Republics” or by annexing them to Russia...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russia sends another 1,000 troops and 300 weapons to the Izyum front

May 1, 2022

 

The sixty-seventh day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

russian enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone...MORE

Ukraine president Zelenskyy: Escape Corridor from Mariupol’s Azovstal Plant opens and Evacuations begin

May 1, 2022

 

Today we finally managed to start the evacuation of people from Azovstal. After many weeks of negotiations, after many attempts, different meetings, people, calls, countries, proposals...MORE

Institute for the Study of War: Russian forces stall on the crucial Isyum front, and reinforcements may not help

April 30, 2022

Further Russian reinforcements to the Izyum axis are unlikely to enable stalled Russian forces to achieve substantial advances...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Ukrainian forces regain control of four villages in Kharkiv region

April 30, 2022

 

The sixty-sixth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues...MORE

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov tells China’s Xinhua News Agency Russia’s ‘Special Military Operation' will ‘definitely achieve all its goals

April 30, 2022

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Institute for the Study of War:  Ukrainian forces succeed in slowing Russian offensive in Eastern Ukraine

April 29, 2022

Russian forces made limited advances west of Severodonetsk on April 29 but remain stalled south of Izyum...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian force install pontoon bridges across Siversky Donets River to funnel more troops to the Izyum front

April 29, 2022

The sixty-fifth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Institute for Study of War, Ukraine reports that chief of Russian general staff to take command of the Izyum offensive in eastern Ukraine

April 28, 2022

Russian offensive operations in eastern Ukraine made minor advances on April 28. Russian forces attacking southwest from Izyum likely seek to bypass Ukrainian defenses on the direct road to Slovyansk...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian ground forces fire artillery and rockets at Ukraine forces, as Black Sea fleet fires missile

April 28, 2022

The sixty-fourth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Institute for the Study of War, More on the false flag attack Russia is said to be preparing for Moldova, Ukraine’s western neighbor

April 27, 2022

Russian forces made minor but steady advances both from Izyum and in continued assaults along the line of contact in eastern Ukraine on April 27. Russian forces took several small towns directly west of Izyum in the past 24 hours...MORE

Putin, addressing parliamentarians, warns of “lightning fast retaliation" if outside countries create a “strategic threat"

April 27, 2022

On the Day of Russian Parliamentarism, the President met with members of the Council of Lawmakers at the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. The meeting was held in the Tauride Palace, per tradition...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian soldiers are demoralized, looking for ways to avoid combat

April 27, 2022

The sixty-third day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Institute for the Study of War: Russian forces make slow, steady advance near Izium amid false flag attacks in Moldova

April 26, 2022

Russian forces have adopted a sounder pattern of operational movement in eastern Ukraine, at least along the line from Izyum to Rubizhne...MORE

Russian Defense Ministry: Precision missiles target Ukrainian military facilities

April 26, 2022

During the night, high-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces hit 4 military facilities of Ukraine. Including 2 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration of the enemy...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian force advances in direction of Izium, eastern Ukraine, as threat grows of Russian military action in neighboring Moldova 

April 26, 2022

The sixty-second day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Institute for Study of War:  Russian missiles strike five Ukraine rail stations but lose territory to Ukraine forces

April 25, 2022

Russian forces conducted precision missile strikes against five Ukrainian railway stations in central and western Ukraine on April 25 in a likely effort to disrupt Ukrainian reinforcements to eastern Ukraine and Western aid shipments...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russian missile strikes aim at halting Western Resupply of Weapons to Ukraine

April 25, 2022

The sixy-first day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues...MORE

Russian Defense Ministry: Russian missiles attack rail junctions in bid to slow NATO Weapons Shipments

April 25, 2022

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine...MORE

Institute for the Study of War: Russian forces achieve minor advances around Severodonetsk 

April 24, 2022

Russian offensive operations in eastern Ukraine made minor advances around Severodonetsk on April 24, seizing several small towns and establishing a pontoon bridge across the Krasna River west of Severodonetsk...MORE

Russian Ministry of Defense: Russian missiles and artillery target Ukrainian defense installations

April 24, 2022

The workshop of an explosive substances and powders for the Ukrainian armed forces was destroyed by high-point ground-based rockets in the area of Pavlograd...MORE

President Putin’s Easter Greeting:  “...The Triumph of Life, Goodness and Justice."

April 24, 2022

President Vladimir Putin: This Feast of feasts, Easter brings Orthodox Christians and all Russians celebrating Easter Sunday together around high moral ideals and values...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces make minor advances but run into fierce resistance by Ukraine forces

April 24, 2022

The sixtieth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Zelenskyy’s Easter Message to the people of Ukraine.  “Our Dawn is Coming Soon."

April 24, 2022

Great people of great Ukraine!

Today is a great holiday. And I'm in a great place...MORE

Institute for Study of War:  Russia Troop Redeployment in East Ukraine: no Pausing, no Massing, no Reorganization 

April 23, 2022

 

Russian forces continued offensive operations along multiple axes even as they completed moving reinforcements drawn from the retreat from Kyiv into the east and continued redeploying some forces from Mariupol to the north...MORE

 

Russian Defense Ministry: Russian missile and artillery forces attack Ukrainian military installations 

April 23, 2022

 

This afternoon, a logistics terminal at a military airport near Odessa was launched with high-precision missiles of large range of air-based air-based missiles from the United States and European countries were launched. early armour...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russian Forces advance on Towns inear Donetsk, Tavriya in Eastern Ukraine

April 23, 2022

 

The fifty-ninth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Russian hopes to capture southern Ukraine unlikely to succeed, says Institue for Study of War

April 22, 2022

A briefing by the Russian Deputy Commander of the Central Military District on April 22 reiterated standing Russian objectives in eastern and southern Ukraine and did not announce any new operations...MORE

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Despite multiple assault operations Russian forces fail to advance

April 22, 2022

 

The fifty-eighth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and launches missile and bomb strikes on military and civilian infrastructure...MORE

Russia claims its missiles destroy Ukrainian missiles and armor

April 22, 2022

 

During the day, 13 Ukrainian military facilities were struck by high-pensity air-base missiles of the Russian Federation of Russia. Including two control points, 11 support points and focal points of life force and Ukrainian military equipment...MORE


 

Russian forces, making minor advances, announce victory parade in Mariupol on May 9

April 20, 2022

 

Russian forces made minor advances in the ongoing offensive in eastern Ukraine on April 19, seizing several small towns and advancing into the key frontline towns of Rubizhne and Popasna...MORE

 

Russian forces continue regrouping, make minor territorial gains, says Ukraine Defense Ministry

April 20, 2022

 

The fifty-sixth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Russian missiles target Ukrainian military equipment, says Russian Defense Ministry

April 20, 2022

 

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine.

High-intensity air-based missiles of the Russian Federation of Russia attacked 12 Ukrainian military objects...MORE

Russia steps up artillery and air attacks but makes little progress on the ground

April 19, 2022

    

Russian and Ukrainian officials announced that the next phase of the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on April 19...MORE

Russia fires missiles at Ukrainian military

April 19, 2022

    

As a result of a strike with high-speed air-base missiles, two support points in the Kalinovo-Popasno district and six live force and military equipment of the enemy in the districts of Mirnoe, Slavyansk and Popasnoy...MORE

Russia suffers growing personnel losses and recruiting problems, Ukraine says

April 19, 2022

    

The fifty-fifth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Russian forces begin new wide-scale offensive in Eastern Ukraine

April 18, 2022 - Institute for the Study of War

 

Russian forces began a new phase of large-scale offensive operations in eastern Ukraine on April 18 likely intended to capture the entirety of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts...MORE

 

 

Russia fires missile at Ukrainian

 

 

April 18, 2022

     

On the morning of April 18, high-performance missiles of the Russian CCC in the area of Lviv, a strike on the 124th joint center for ensuring the back of the command of the logistics forces of Ukrainian troops...MORE

Russian forces storm Mariupol seaport

April 18, 2022

     

The fifty-fourth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Russian forces destroy Ukrainian ammunition factory in Brovary, near Kyiv

April 17, 2022

     

During the night, high-precision air-based missiles destroyed an ammunition factory near Brovary in Kiev region.

Operational-tactical and army aviation hit 68 military assets of Ukraine...MORE

Russia planning illegal referendum in captured city of Kherson. —Ukraine defence ministry

April 17, 2022

     

The fifty-third day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Mariupol appears under Russian control
Apr 17, 2022 - Press ISW
Russian forces likely captured the Port of Mariupol on April 16 despite Ukrainian General Staff denials, reducing organized Ukrainian resistance in the city to the Azovstal factory in eastern Mariupol...MORE
 
Russia concentrates ground forces around Izium in Eastern Ukraine  

April 16, 2022

     

The fifty-second day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.  A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Russia claims Ukraine lost 23,000 soldiers, 10 times Zelenskyy’s estimate 

April 16, 2022

     

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine.

During the day, 15 opponent objects were struck by high-speed air-based missiles...MORE

In the coming land battle, muddy terrain may offset Russia's numerical edge  
Apr 16, 2022 - Press ISW
Ukraine’s sinking of the Moskva was a significant event that has likely triggered intensified Russian air and missile attacks in retaliation, but the decisive operations of this phase of the war will still be conducted on the ground in eastern Ukraine...MORE
 
Russia claims it averted Ukraine attack on a key Dnieper river dam

April 15, 2022

     

On the morning of April 15, the Russian armed forces prevented an attempt of the Kiev nationalist regime with a missile strike to defeat the Kakhovskaya GES dam...MORE

Russia fires missiles at civilian targets but fails to advance on the ground, Ukraine says

April 15, 2022

     

The fifty-first day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Russia continues unsuccessful small scale attacks against Ukraine forces

April 15, 2022

     

Russian forces continued small-scale, tactical attacks on the Izyum and Severodonetsk axes; additional reinforcements to date have not enabled any breakthroughs of Ukrainian defenses...MORE

Russia continues bombarding Ukrainian military positions, says Defense Ministry says

April 14, 2022

     

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to conduct a special military operation in Ukraine.

During the day, 7 military units of Ukraine were affected by operational and tactical aviation...MORE

Russia carries out stealth mobilization of able-bodied men, Ukraine says

April 14, 2022

     

The fiftieth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Russia continues to launch airstrikes against Mariupol

April 13, 2022

     

The forty- ninth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Russia claims Mariupol ‘completely liberated’ from ’Nazi formation'

April 13, 2022

     

Armed forces of the Russian Federation continue to conduct a special military operation in Ukraine.

In the city of Mariupol, completely liberated from the militants of the Nazist formation "Azov" maritime trade port...MORE

Russian forces capture more of Mariupol, but two pockets hold out
Apr 13, 2022 - Press ISW
Russian claims of a mass Ukrainian surrender in Mariupol are likely false, but Russian forces forced Ukrainian troops to abandon the Ilyich metal plant in northern Mariupol on April 13, further constricting the two remaining pockets of Ukrainian defenders...MORE
 
Ukraine Defense ministry publishes Russian military losses

April 12, 2022

     

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 12.04 were approximatel

personnel ‒ about 19600...MORE

Russian Defense Ministry claims to destroy much of a Ukraine mechanized brigade’

April 12, 2022

     

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to conduct a special military operation in Ukraine...MORE

Russia conducting small-scale limited operations as it  rebuilds its forces
Apr 12, 2022 - Press ISW
Russia continued offensive operations in eastern Ukraine on a limited basis as it worked to reconstitute forces withdrawn from the Battle of Kyiv and to establish necessary logistical bases for increased offensive operations in the Donbas area...MORE
 
Russian missiles destroy Ukrainian command posts, “Nazi terrorist organization“ base camp, Russia says

April 11, 2022

     

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to conduct a special military operation in Ukraine.

On April 11, in the area of the Chasov Yar Donetsk region, a deepened, well-defended command point of the group of Ukrainian troops in Donbass was destroyed by the Kinzhal air missile complex...MORE

Russian troops desert in S. Buh amid forced conscription in Luhansk, Ukraine says

April 11, 2022

     

The forty-seventh day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Russian army still plagued by logistics problems, Ukraine says

April 10, 2022

     

The forty-sixth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Russian forces continue firing missiles at Ukraine from land and sea

April 10, 2022

     

During the night, high-precision sea-based missiles destroyed the headquarters and base of Dnepr nationalist battalion in Zvonetskoe, Dnepropetrovsk Region, where foreign mercenaries had recently arrived...MORE

Russian forces have now divided Mariupol
Apr 10, 2022 - Press ISW
Russian forces made territorial gains in Mariupol in the past 24 hours and continued to reinforce operations along the Izyum-Slovyansk axis but did not make other territorial gains...MORE
Ukraine seaborne attempt to rescue troops in Mariupol foiled, Russia claims 

April 9, 2022

     

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to conduct a special military operation in Ukraine...MORE

Russian forces continue offensive agaisnt Mariupol and Izyum 

April 9, 2022

     

The forty-fifth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

The russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine...MORE

Devastating morale problem plagues Rus military massing in E. Ukraine
Apr 9, 2022
The Russian military is attempting to generate sufficient combat power to seize and hold the portions of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts that it does not currently control after it completes the seizure of Mariupol...MORE
Missile that targeted railway station ‘launched from Ukraine-held territory’, Russia claims 

April 8, 2022

     

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to conduct a special military operation in Ukraine...MORE

Russian forces continue to regroup, prepare new offensive in Donbas, Ukraine says 

April 8, 2022

     

The forty-fourth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

The armed forces of the russian federation continue their armed aggression against Ukraine. The enemy is being prepared for the offensive in eastern Ukraine...MORE

Ukraine forces still holding Mariupol port and steel plant
Apr 8, 2022 - Press ISW
 
Ukraine asks NATO to send western, not Soviet-era weapons 

April 7, 2022

     

Statement by the Ukraine Defense Minister, Oleksii Reznikow to partner states

It has been 42 days since Russia's large-scale attack on Ukraine.

Today I want to address all the friends and partners of our people...MORE

Russia claims to destroy Ukrainian fuel depots, other military targets

April 7, 2022      

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry

Units of Donetsk People's Republic troops, continuing their offensive, have completely cleared Sladkoe of nationalists...MORE

Russian proxy forces claim capture of central Mariupol

April 7, 2022

Russian proxy forces claimed to have captured central Mariupol on April 7, but Ukrainian forces retain positions in the southwest of the city...MORE

Russian forces continue redeployment but make no major advances

April 6, 2022  

Russian forces continued to redeploy forces to the Izyum-Slovyansk axis and eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours and did not secure any major advances...MORE
 
Russia claims Ukraine preparing a ‘provocation’ using chlorine gas

April 6, 2022      

Briefing of the Ministry of Defense of Russia (06.04.2022 )

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine...MORE

Zelenskyy’s address to Irish parliament:  Russia is using hunger as a weapon

April 6, 2022      

Dear people of Ireland!

Tonight Russian missiles again struck the territory of our state. Foully hitting the ordinary civilian infrastructure. In particular, the new depot with fuel...MORE

Russian forces regroup and prepare to relocate eastwards by rail, Ukraine says

April 6, 2022      

The forty-second day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

A russian enemy continues to prepare for an offensive operation in eastern Ukraine in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts...MORE

Russian Foreign Minister label war crimes charges as ‘blatant lies'

April 5, 2022      

In the past few days, the propaganda machine of the West and Ukraine has focused exclusively on fueling hysteria over video taken, as we understand, by the military and security service of Ukraine in the city of Bucha, Kiev Region...MORE

Zelenskyy:  Russian ‘turns UN veto into right to kill'

April 5, 2022      

Dear Mrs. President!

Dear Mr. Secretary General!

Dear members of the Security Council and other participants of the meeting!...MORE

Russia ‘fabricating evidence’ of Ukraine war crimes, Ukraine charges

April 5, 2022      

Measures to regroup the troops of the russian federation continue. The enemy did not abandon the purpose of the operation to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions...MORE

Russian army advances two kilometers daily in eastern Ukraine, Defense Ministry claims

April 4, 2022      

Units of the People's Militia of the Lugansk Republic, continuing the attack, advanced 2 kilometers in a day and blocked the settlements of Novotoshkovskoe, Borovskoe and Metelkino...MORE

Bucha atrocities are ‘hoax’, says Russian Defense Ministry

April 4, 2022      

Statement by the Russian Defence Ministry

The Russian Defence Ministry denies accusations of Kiev regime of allegedly killing civilians in Bucha, Kiev Region Facts...MORE

Russian army 'prepares new offensive in eastern Ukraine’ — Kyiv defense ministry

April 3, 2022      

The fortieth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion continues...MORE

Zelinskyy decries alleged Russian atrocities in Bucha

April 3, 2022      

Today this address will be without greetings. I do not want any extra words.

Presidents do not usually record addresses like this. But today I have to say just that. After what was revealed in Bucha and our other cities the occupiers were expelled from...MORE

Russian troops continue withdrawal from north of Kyiv

April 3, 2022      

The thirty-ninth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion continues...MORE

Russians make little headway in East Ukraine
April 2, 2022  
 
Russia withdraws forces from north of Kyiv but continuing offense in south — Ukraine ministry

April 2, 2022      

The thirty-eights day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion continues...MORE

Ukraine says Russians based at Chernobyl being treated for radiation exposure

April 1, 2022      

The thirty-seventh day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion continues...MORE

Ukraine blows up Russian fuel dump in Belgorod

April 1, 2022      

On April 1, around 5 am Moscow time, two Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopters at very low altitude entered the airspace of the Russian Federation...MORE

Russia withdraws from north of Kyiv
Apr 1, 2022 - Press ISW
 
Russia claims to destroy Ukrainian helicopters

March 31, 2022      

Troops of the Lugansk People's Republic continue aggressive actions on the outskirts of Severodonetsk, advancing in a deep day of defense of the 57 separate motor brigade for 2 kilometers...MORE

 
Russia recruits Syrian militia veterans to fight in Ukraine

March 31, 2022      Jennifer Cafarella, Ezgi Yazici, and Zach Coles 

 

Key Takeaways: 

• Russia began redeploying Russian private military contractors (PMCs) and their Syrian proxies  from Africa and Syria to Ukraine in approximately the second week of the war...MORE

Zelenskyy appeals to Dutch, Australian parliaments for support

March 31, 2022      

WAR ROOM

 

General Stuff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 31.03...MORE

Russian forces north of Kiev appear ‘incapable’ of mounting major operation 
 
 
Ukraine asks Intl Red Cross to repatriate 2000 children ‘abducted by Russia’

March 26, 2022      

Russia deployed Rosguard units in order to suppress the resistance of the local population in Kherson, Henichesk (Kherson region), Berdyansk (Zaporizhzhia region) and some areas of Mariupol (Donetsk region)...MORE

Russians still trying to encircle Kyiv despite claimed Pivot to East
Russia claims to capture five Ukraine towns

March 25, 2022      

The grouping of troops of the Russian Armed Forces advanced another 4 kilometers overnight and captured Batmanka, Mikhailovka, Krasny Partizan, Stavki and Troitskoe. Currently developing an offensive against units of the 25th Airborne Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces...MORE

Peace Talks slow as Ukraine demands Russia return Donbass and Crimea
Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, March 24
 
 
Russian forces ‘regroup in preparation for offensive,’ Ukraine says

March 24, 2022      

Enemy maintains preparation for resume of advance in order to  capture/surround main administrative centers of Ukraine and elimination of JOF  grouping...MORE

Russia flies 250 air sorties in 24 hour, Ukraine says

March 24, 2022      

The twenty-ninth day of Ukrainian people’s heroic resistance of the Russian military invasion has begun.
The Defence Forces continues to conduct a defence operation in the Eastern, Southeastern and Northeastern directions.
The enemy did not succeed in any of them...MORE

Ukraine asks Israel to be the main guarantor of any peace deal with Russia

March 24, 2022      

President Zelenskyy: The threat of large-scale use of chemical weapons by Russia on the territory of Ukraine is quite real.

A.Yermak: Ukraine wants the State of Israel to be one of the guarantors of a major international treaty that would provide clear security guarantees for our country after the end of the war with Russia...MORE

Ukraine claims to destroy of six Russian warplanes

March 23, 2022      

The twenty-eighth day of Ukrainian people’s heroic resistance to the Russian military invasion has began.
The defence forces continue to conduct a defence operation in the Eastern, Southern, and North-Eastern directions...MORE

Russian landing ships in Black Sea shell Mariupul

March 23, 2022      

Enemy continues full scale armed aggression against Ukraine.
Enemy doesn’t’t stop preparing for active offensive actions to capture Kyiv and movement towards administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk regions...MORE

Zelinskyy addresses Japanese parliament

March 23, 2022      

President V.Zelenskyy: About 9 million Ukrainians were forced to leave their homes, their native places, fleeing from Russian troops.

Chernobyl NPP facilities in the exclusion zone have been under the control of the aggressor, which leads to a deterioration of the radiation situation and contributes to the spread of radioactive contamination outside the exclusion zone...MORE

Russia claims modest advances on the ground, destruction of 1,528 Ukraine tanks and armored vehicles

March 22, 2022      

Units of the Russian armed forces, developing the aggression, advanced another 6 kilometers and mastered the settlement UROZHAJNOE... MORE

Russian advances slow amid command and control problems

Russia claims capture of key Ukraine command post

March 21, 2022      

Units of the Russian Armed Forces advanced another 4 kilometers overnight and completely took control of Sladkoe. Currently, scattered groups of the nationalist battalion «Donbass» are being destroyed...MORE

Ukraine Sets up Jobs Program for Internally Displaced

March 21, 2022      

Heroic people of Ukraine!
It is the 26th day of the war.
Having failed all plans to occupy Ukraine, the Russian aggressor resorted to outright genocide of the civilian population of Ukraine...
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Russian forces Regroup, Rearm, Ukraine says

March 21, 2022      

Enemy is continuing strategic offensive operation against our State.
Enemy will likely resume dynamic advance and massive firing with artillery, aviation and naval assets on all directions...
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Ukraine General Staff claims 15,000 Russian combat losses, as many as in the 10-year Soviet war on Afghanistan

March 21, 2022      

The accident on ammonia emissions in Sumy after Russian shelling on chemical plant caused gas leak.

Ukrainians in Kherson keep protesting against Russian invaders; they forced two huge Russian trucks to retreat simply by their peaceful pressure...MORE

Peculiarities of Russia’s open armed aggression against Ukraine

March 20, 2022      

Enemy is continuing strategic offensive operation against our State.
Russian troops are taking up defense on the captured thresholds, regroup and develop logistic support system in order to provide the assault of Kyiv and other main cities of Ukraine, as well as surround the Joint Forces grouping...
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Zelenskyy urges Israeli Knesset to send  weapons, sanction Russia

March 20, 2022      

Russian forces have damaged around 60 houses, 6 schools and 4 kindergartens in Kyiv since the invasion began. 228 people were killed, including 4 children with 912 people were wounded, including 16 children...MORE

Russia 'mines sea lanes to Odesa, blames Ukraine.

March 19, 2022      

COUNTERING RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION AND PROPAGANDA
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation spread a fake that since the beginning of the special military operation...
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Six Russian generals, 14,400 Russian troops killed, Ukraine says

March 19, 2022      

WAR ROOM

 

General Directorate of Military Cooperation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The total estimated loss of the Russian forces between 24.02.22 – 19.03.22...MORE

Russian War Bulletins

March 18, 2022      

Russia Claims Military Advances in Donbass

(Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry)

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation...MORE

Ukraine WAR BULLETIN

March 17, 2022      6PM

Immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Ukraine are among the key aspects of a peace agreement that could be signed as a result of negotiations with Russia to end the war against Ukraine...MORE

Russia again charges US, Ukraine with bio weapons development
 
Russian Ministry of Defense Briefing

March 17, 2022     

The grouping of troops of the Lugansk People's Republic conducted successful hostilities against Ukrainian nationalists from several directions inside Severodonetsk and Rubezhnoye during the night...MORE

Ukraine WAR BULLETIN

March 17, 2022       11AM

Zelenskyy to the German Bundestag:  ‘pull down the Wall and help us’

President of Ukraine: for weeks, hundreds of thousands of people in Mariupol have been under shelling around the clock, without food, water, electricity and communications...MORE

Ukraine WAR BULLETIN

March 16, 2022       7PM

On 16 March, Russian air force dropped a powerful bomb on the building of the drama theater in Mariupol with civilians inside.

Already 3 million Ukrainians took refuge in neighboring countries...MORE

Russian Ministry of Defense Briefing

March 16, 2022      

The group of troops of the Lugansk People's Republic, developing the aggression, moving forward from several directions within the city of SEVERODONETSK...MORE

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry

March 16, 2022      

The grouping of troops of the Lugansk People's Republic, continuing offensive operation, is fighting inside Severodonetsk city limits in the north-west, north-east and east...MORE

Peculiarities of Russia’s open armed aggression against Ukraine

March 16, 2022  1PM

Due to the lack of success in the offensive actions, occupational forces groupings are focusing on long term surrounding of big cities...MORE

Ukraine WAR BULLETIN

March 16, 2022       1:00PM

President Zelenskyy: We have already become part of the anti-war coalition. But we have to move on and create new tools to respond quickly to stop the war. The full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24...MORE

Ukraine WAR BULLETIN

March 15, 2022       7:30PM

Doctors and patients were taken hostages by Russian invaders in Mariupol.

In the city of Rubizhne (Luhansk region) Russian forces destroyed: an institution for visually impaired children “Kryshtalyk”, three schools, and a Multidisciplinary Hospital...MORE

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry

March 15, 2022       11AM

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation took full control of the entire territory of Kherson region...MORE

Ukraine WAR BULLETIN

March 14, 2022       7PM

Ukrainian city of Izyum, which before had only 46,000 inhabitants, is now almost wiped out, the infrastructure destroyed.

Russians are aiming at agricultural machinery and undermining food security in Ukraine and the world...MORE

Peculiarities of Russia’s open armed aggression against Ukraine

March 14, 2022  11AM

Russian occupation forces continue strategic offensive operation against Ukraine.
Enemy is redeploying additional units (reserves) for reinforcement/renewal operational capabilities of Russian offensive grouping.
At present, enemy is most active in Joint Forces Operation area, in particular in Mariupol, Volnovakha and Izum...MORE

Statement by Russian Defence Ministry

March 14, 2022  11:30

On March 14, at about 11.30 a.m. Moscow time, Tochka-U tactical missile was fired at a residential block of Donetsk city from the territory controlled by the Kiev nationalist regime...MORE

Ukraine WAR BULLETIN

March 14, 2022       10:30AM

Mercenary recruitment centers for support of Russian war in Ukraine have been opened in Syria. More than a thousand people have been recruited in recent days, and about 400 people have already arrived in Russia...MORE

Briefing of the Ministry of Defense of Russia

March 13, 2022  17:00

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, continuing the attack on the wide front, established control over the settlements NOVOANDREEVKA, KIRILOVKA and went to the border of NOVOMAYORSKOE - PAVLOVKA - NIKOLSKOE - VLADIMIROVKA - CHARITY...MORE

The address by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy

March 12, 2022  13:46

Brave people of the unconquered country! 

From the very morning in the Ukrainian - forever Ukrainian - Melitopol people, our  citizens, gathered for the regular protest action against the Russian troops... MORE

Peculiarities of Russia’s open armed aggression against Ukraine

March 12, 2022  6PM  Kyiv time

Russian occupation forces continue strategic offensive operation against our  State. 

Having operational pause, enemy is renewing combat capabilities and  regrouping forces for further advance in Pollisskyi, Siverskiy, Slobozhanskyi,  Donetsk, Tavriyskyi and Southern Bug operational zones...MORE

Ukraine WAR BULLETIN

March 12, 2022      

President of Ukraine: The losses of Russian troops are enormous. Since the beginning of the invasion, 31 battalion tactical groups of the enemy have lost their combat capability. The invaders lost more than 360 tanks; 1205 armored vehicles; almost 60 planes; more than 80 helicopters...MORE

Peculiarities of Russia’s open armed aggression against Ukraine

March 11, 2022  6PM  Kyiv time

Main efforts of aggressor are focused on capturing/blocking of Kyiv, Kharkiv,  Chernihiv, Sumy, Kherson, Mariupol and Mykolaiv, advancing towards Kryvyi Rih,  Kremenchuk, Zaporizhzhya as well as on establishing (keeping) control over  temporary occupied territories districts...MORE

Ukraine WAR BULLETIN

March 11, 2022      6:30PM 

As a result of air strikes, the city of Chernihiv is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe - left without electricity, water, gas and heat...MORE

The Russian War Report

March 11, 2022  

The grouping of troops of the Donetsk People's Republic liberated Volnovakha city...MORE

Russian Agression

March 11, 2022   12AM

After the failure of Putin`s plan of “Blitzkreig” war against Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces, Kremlin began to look for allies for his aggression...MORE

Briefing of the Ministry of Defense of Russia

March 10, 2022

"Grouping troops of the Donetsk People's Republic took control of the settlements of MARIANOVKA, LAZAREVKA, LESNOE...MORE

Ukraine WAR BULLETIN

March 10, 2022   6:30PM 

President of Ukraine: “Mariupol and Volnovakha humanitarian corridors remain completely blocked. Russian troops did not cease fire.”...MORE

Ukraine WAR BULLETIN

March 10, 2022  

Ukraine's defense forces are repelling and holding back the offensive of the Russian armed forces in all directions...MORE

Peculiarities of Russia’s open armed aggression against Ukraine

March 9, 2022  9AM

Russian command is preparing to boost offensive operation against Ukraine.  For this purpose, additional reinforcement units (including airborne troops)  approach to the border areas of Ukraine. Missile and air weapon systems are also being supplied to the stocks near Ukrainian border...MORE

Ukraine WAR BULLETIN

March 9, 2022 10AM 

Dmytro Kuleba: The only electrical grid supplying the Chornobyl NPP and all its nuclear facilities occupied by Russian army is damaged...MORE

Briefing of the Ministry of Defense of Russia
March 9, 2022

"The grouping of troops of the Lugansk People's Republic, continuing offensive actions, took control of the settlements of TOSHKOVKA and GRACHEVO. 2 kilometers of progress...MORE

Ukraine War Bulletin

March 8, 2022   7PM   

 

In order to strengthen the grouping of troops in the direction of Kyiv, Russians plan to  transfer up to a thousand militants from the private military company "League" (former  "Wagner")... MORE

Russian Defense Ministry Briefing

March 8, 2022

Given the rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the settlements of Ukraine, where nationalists continue to forcibly detain thousands of civilians, including foreigners, the Russian side yesterday despite repeated disruptions of the conflict eh agreements by Kiev authorities, took another initiative to carry out a humanitarian operation....MORE

Ukraine War Bulletin

March 8, 2022    

 

D.Kuleba: Russia holds 300 000 civilians hostage in Mariupol, prevents humanitarian evacuation despite agreements with ICRC mediation. One child died of dehydration yesterday. War crimes are part of Russia’s deliberate strategy... MORE

Ukraine War Bulletin

March 7, 2022     7PM

 

A major general of the Russian army was liquidated near Kharkiv.

Russian Armed Forces plan to intensify their war aviation in order to launch missile and bomb strikes on major cities and industrial infrastructure of Ukraine... MORE

 
Russian Defense Ministry Briefing

March 7, 2022  11PM

"The grouping of troops of the Lugansk People's Republic, continuing offensive actions, took under control the settlements of KUDRYASHOVKA, VORONOVO, METELKINO, MEDVEZHIE, ASKORONOVKA, PETROVKA, ALEXANDROVKA....MORE

Ukraine War Bulletin

March 7, 2022    

 
Aggressor violates the rules of international humanitarian law, shells civilians, "green corridors", takes women and children hostage, artificially creates a humanitarian crisis in the occupied settlements... MORE
Peculiarities of Russia’s open armed aggression against Ukraine

March 7, 2022  1AM

Russian aggressor is regrouping and aggravating his forces for seizure of Kyiv,  Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Mariupol and Mykolaiv...MORE

11 Days of War, 2nd Letter from Odesa--Baltimore sister city in Ukraine
Mar 6, 2022   Julia Gorodetskaya
 
Today we had several air raid alerts. I didn’t hear any of them, for I was staying in a very deep and paralyzing sleep with no chance to wake up. Of course, the reason for that is not only the unbearable stress, but also the fact that Odesa was not actually bombed. Not really...MORE
Russian Defense Ministry Briefing

March 6, 2022  11PM

Briefing of the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Major General Igor Konashenko...MORE

Russian Defense Ministry Briefing

March 5, 2022 

Briefing of the Head of the National Center for Defense of the Russian Federation Colonel Mikhail Mizintsev...MORE

Ukraine War Bulletin

March 6, 2022    2PM

 
Urgent address of Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Eight rockets hit a peaceful city of Vinnytsya. The city airport is completely destroyed. Russia continues destroying Ukraine’s infrastructure... MORE

Ukraine War Bulletin

March 5, 2022    6:30PM

Russian private military companies (PMC) intensified recruitment of personnel with military experience... MORE

Ukraine War Bulletin

March 5, 2022    

Russia impeding the opening of humanitarian corridors in Ukraine.

The main efforts of the aggressor were focused on the encirclement of Kyiv and the weakening of resistance in the settlements they blocked... MORE

 
Russian Foreign Ministry critisize State Department

March 4, 2022    

We paid attention to the U.S. Department of State statement about the alleged “attacks” of the Russian authorities on “independent” media in the light of banning of the rsourses of Ekho Moskvy and Dozhd... MORE

 
Ukraine War Bulletin

March 4, 2022    

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the shelling and seizure of the Zaporizhzhya NPP site in the town of Energodar by the occupying armed forces of the Russian Federation... MORE

  

   

Peculiarities of Russia’s open armed aggression against Ukraine

March 4, 2022 UTC+3    8AM   

Situation in Ukraine remains extremely complicated. Kremlin maintains full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. Enemy is continuously trying to break down the defense of key cities and areas in Ukraine... MORE

Ukraine War Bulletin

March 3, 2022 8PM   

Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant hit by shelling, is on fire.

The Panamanian-flagged civilian ship “HELT was sunk by gunfire from a Russian warship.

The enemy fears ordinary Ukrainian villagers so much that Russians have started extermination of entire villages... MORE

Ukraine War Bulletin

March 3, 2022 3AM   

In violation of the norms of International Humanitarian Law, Russian high-power cluster munitions and fragmentation munitions are used in bombardments of Ukrainian cities.

Deployment of a network of Voluntary Formations of Territorial Communities... MORE

Ukraine War Bulletin

March 2, 2022    

Many Ukrainian cities and villages are suffering from Russian terror, but most of all - Kharkiv, Mariupol and Kherson. Bombs, rockets and shells hit homes and civilian infrastructure.

Russian forces target hospitals and kill medics... MORE

Ukraine War Bulletin

March 1, 2022    

From the beginning of the day, the enemy regrouped troops and fired missiles and bombs from the air. It attempted to land tactical landings. Widely used sabotage and reconnaissance teams to attack civilian and military infrastructure.... MORE

Senior Defense Official Holds A Background Briefing

March 1, 2022    

SENIOR DEFENSE OFFICIAL: Okay, good morning, everybody. (inaudible) senior defense official here, a little -- get that started. We'll get started.

I don't have a whole lot of changes to offer today. We still can see -- we still see -- I'm sorry -- the Russians move along those same major axes of advance. We still see that that is their -- those remain, I guess what I should say is those remain their focus areas.

We believe that they have committed now more than 80 percent of what was their pre-staged combat power, so more than 80 percent, now, of combat power is in the Ukraine. To the north near of Kyiv, we are continuing to observe the Ukrainians resisting Russian advances on the city. We see the same reports that you see of shelling inside the city which -- which certainly does align with reports of both civilian infrastructure damage, as well as civilian casualties. And no, we can't give you an estimate on the numbers of casualties. MORE

Putin addressed his nation, announcing a “special military operation” against Ukraine

February 24, 2022     The Kremlin, Moscow

Respected citizens of Russia! Dear friends!

Today, I again consider it necessary to come back to the tragic events taking place in the Donbas and the key issue of ensuring Russian security. Let me start with what I said in my address of February 21...

Address by the President of Ukraine

23 February 2022 - 00:15

Address by the President after meeting with leaders of all parliamentary factions and groups

Address by the President of the Russian Federation

February 21, 2022   22:35   The Kremlin, Moscow

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Citizens of Russia, friends,

My address concerns the events in Ukraine and why this is so important for us, for Russia. Of course, my message is also addressed to our compatriots in Ukraine.

The matter is very serious and needs to be discussed in depth...

A Letter from Odesa--Baltimore sister city in Ukraine
Julia Gorodetskaya

My “anxiety suitcase” sits near my apartment door. It’s a backpack, and these are the contents:  personal documents, cash, warm clothes, a first aid box, nicotine gum, some snacks, and a water bottle.  Bags like this have been prepared in many Ukrainian homes. All my electronic devices are fully charged all the time...

Putin’s Obsession with Ukraine
Daniel Speckhard
Why does Putin care so much about Ukraine, and what is he trying to achieve with the saber rattling and a potential invasion when it comes with such great risk and potential cost to Russia?...

Reports of multiple voting, falsified turnout cast doubt on results of Crimea referendum
Roy Gutman
On March 16, as Crimeans voted in a referendum on joining Russia, a convoy of Russian minibuses and cars drew up to the center of Lytvynenkove, a village about 15 miles northeast of the peninsular capital...