Russia claims it shot down nearly 190 Ukrainian UAVs and intercepted 226 US-made HIMARS rockets over the past month.
Investigating authorities have not been able to ascertain whether Maganov’s death was an accident, a suicide, or caused by foul play.
When Putin launched his all-out invasion of Ukraine in February, the Black Sea fleet was at the centre of the action. The Crimea-based fleet was tasked with launching Kalibr cruise missiles at military and civilian targets deep inside Ukrainian territory. The fleet was also supposed to block access to Ukraine’s ports, and threaten an amphibious landing on Odesa. However, six months into the war, the once-feared force has turned into a largely defensive force.
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi, who visited Zaporizhzhia amid constant shelling, said that the UN team will be "staying" at the plant.
Experts say the Wagner group may become extremely disruptive for Putin if their power continues to expand. Experts warn these “lawless freebooters” can be as much a threat to the regime they serve as they are to the target they hunt.
Ukrainian forces claim to have had “successes” in three areas of the Russian-occupied region of Kherson. Russia claims its forces shot down three Ukrainian helicopters and four fighter jets during two days of fighting in the south.
Since Kherson’s fall in March, a number of challenges have forced Russia to adopt measures to tighten its grip over the region.
As Russian forces try to destroy US-supplied HIMARS in Ukraine, Kyiv has come up with a unique strategy to trick Putin’s forces. According to a report in Washington Post, Ukraine has deployed a fleet of decoys resembling the HIMARS. These decoys, draw the attention of the Russian army away from the 16 HIMARS currently on the frontlines in Ukraine. The decoys drew at least 10 Kalibr cruise missiles and tricked Putin’s forces into wasting expensive cruise missiles on dummy targets.
Russia claims Kyiv suffered "large-scale losses" of more than 1,200 troops and dozens of equipment during its southern attacks. An ex- Russian commander has said the fastest way of defeating Ukraine is to "wipe out the British Isles".
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