Tag: Ukraine War

Moldova Says Russian Missiles That Hit Ukraine Crossed Its Airspace
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Moldova Says Russian Missiles That Hit Ukraine Crossed Its Airspace

Moldova said Monday that Russian cruise missiles targeting Ukraine had crossed its airspace, and summoned Moscow’s envoy to demand an explanation. “Three cruise missiles launched on Ukraine this morning from Russian ships in the Black Sea crossed Moldova’s airspace,” Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu said on Twitter. https://twitter.com/nicupopescu/status/1579403165476454402   “I instructed that Russia’s ambassador be summoned to provide an explanation.” Popescu expressed outrage at the many strikes carried out on Ukrainian cities on Monday, a day after Moscow blamed Ukraine for an explosion on a bridge connecting Crimea to Russia. “Appalled by multiple Russian rocket strikes on cities across Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv, striking civilian targets. Russia must stop killin...
Captured modern Russian tank allows West to unlock defence systems
Intelligence, Land

Captured modern Russian tank allows West to unlock defence systems

State-of-art T-90M moved to undisclosed location for close examination by technicians. Intelligence officials have been able to discover key weaknesses and examine secret systems on Russia’s most advanced operational tank captured by Ukraine. Western scientists have been able to scrutinise the T-90M, including its specialist armour and targeting systems, after it was abandoned by fleeing Russian troops late last month following Ukraine's lightning offensive in the Kharkiv region. It was found in near perfect condition with only one track missing. Specialist teams will likely now be able to unlock the tank's sophisticated defence systems that include Nakidka stealth material that absorbs heat and radio signals, potentially cloaking it from Nato surveillance aircraft while offering pro...
Drone crashes into Russian military airfield northeast of Ukraine, governor says
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Drone crashes into Russian military airfield northeast of Ukraine, governor says

LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - A drone has crashed into a military airfield in Russia's Kaluga region, just over 200 km (130 miles) northeast of Ukraine, the region's governor said on Friday. "Today there was an explosion at the Shaykovka military airfield in Kaluga region," governor Vladislav Shapsha wrote on Telegram. "A drone, presumably coming from the direction of the border, crashed," he said. "The airfield infrastructure and equipment were not damaged. There is no threat to operations."
Russian Call-Up Dies Of Heart Attack During Military Training
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Russian Call-Up Dies Of Heart Attack During Military Training

A man in Russia's western Penza region who was called in for military service died while undergoing training, according to reports. The unnamed 41-year-old conscript suffered a heart attack during drills at a training ground in Penza's eponymous administrative center, Russian publication PenzaInform reported. No other details regarding the death were disclosed. The press service of Penza region's governor denied having any knowledge of the fatality, PenzaSMI reported. This is the ninth case of a draftee dying since Russia started mobilizing troops, according to the independent Russian investigative outlet The Insider. The previous case was a serviceman identified as Dmitry V., who was found dead in a military unit in Omsk. Dmitry's cause of death cannot be established until the cir...
Russia. Defense Minister says 300,000 reservists will be mobilized
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Russia. Defense Minister says 300,000 reservists will be mobilized

Russian Defense Minister announces that 300,000 reservists will be mobilized to fight and that students will not be mobilized. After Putin's speech, Sergei Shoigu said, quoted by AFP, that at the moment the fight is "not so much against Ukraine, but against the West". According to Sky News, Shoigu said the people "will receive military training before being mobilized", adding that the mobilization will not include "people who have served as recruits or students". Shoigu also put forward a figure for Russian losses, speaking at 5,937 were killed, a number far below estimates given by Ukrainian and Western agencies. Russia recognizes around 6,000 dead soldiers and estimates 61,200 Ukrainian soldiers killed in the war. Speaking of the dead, he praised the work of doctors in ensuring th...