Putin’s troops desperately attacking Ukraine defences but soldiers ‘hold firm’

Ukraine is keeping its ground against a barrage of Russian attacks in the Donetsk region, according to one of Kyiv’s officials. The head of Ukraine’s ground forces, Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi, said his country’s soldiers are “holding their defences firm” on the eastern frontline. Russia, he explained, is constantly attacking the direction of Kupiansk, located … Read more

‘Wagner troops asked to visit Poland…’: Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart met in St. Petersburg on Sunday – nearly after a month after the Wagner mutiny rocked Moscow. According to Alexander Lukashenko, Wagner militia fighters are now assembling en masse in Belarus and had recently asked him “for permission to go on a trip to Warsaw”. “They are … Read more

West must focus on preparing Ukraine’s troops – or we will all pay the price | Jack Watling

For two months Ukrainian forces have been endeavouring to fight their way through densely fortified Russian positions to breach the so-called Surovikin line in an attempt to liberate their territory. Fighting has been exceedingly hard, with heavy losses of equipment and personnel on both sides. Irrespective of how much progress is made over the coming … Read more

Staggering scale of Wagner troops laid bare as 10,000 already in Belarus

About 10,000 Wagner Group mercenaries are already in, or are on their way to, Belarus, according to the group-linked Telegram channel. The stats released on Telegram also revealed that of the 78,000 Wagner fighters were sent to Bakhmut, 22,000 were killed and 40,000 wounded. On Wednesday, a video released on Telegram showed Wagner chief Yevgeny … Read more

Psaki says GOP pushing ‘right-wing conspiracy’ that military is ‘indoctrinating troops’ with DEI trainings

Jen Psaki on Sunday defended the Biden administration’s push to expand diversity initiatives in the military while attempting to blame Republicans who oppose the efforts for politicizing the Pentagon.  During Sunday’s episode of MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki,” the former White House press secretary and current MSNBC host accused GOP lawmakers of pushing the “right-wing … Read more

Russian coup leader was warned he would be ‘crushed like a bug’ if troops reached Moscow

Wagner Group commander Yevgeny Prigozhin was warned his troops would be “crushed like a bug” if they reached Moscow during their coup attempt, it was revealed Tuesday. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he told the mercenary leader that his men would be utterly destroyed, while describing how he negotiated a deal for Wagner to halt … Read more

Ukraine’s troops long planned their move on Russian forces. Then came the flood

Streets are flooded in Kherson, Ukraine, on June 7, after the walls of the Kakhovka dam collapsed. Residents of southern Ukraine, some who spent the night on rooftops, braced for days of floodwaters on as authorities warned that the dam breach on the Dnipro River would continue to unleash water from a large reservoir. Libkos/AP … Read more

William thanks troops for withstanding heat during Colonel’s Review

The Prince of Wales reviewed his troops on horseback on Saturday as at least three soldiers fainted in sweltering London temperatures. Thousands gathered at Horse Guards Parade in St James’s Park to witness The Colonel’s Review ahead of Trooping the Colour during the King’s Birthday Parade next week. William acknowledged the “difficult conditions” in a … Read more