Russian President Putin is trying bring the Wagner troops under his control….
The Ukraine hold’s a group meeting to talk about getting more arms and making more of its own…
Drone wars continue between Russia and the Ukraine….
Russia will begin drafting more men in to it’s military…
Russia athlete’s strill face trouble getting into international sports events….
Did a Polish helo cross into Belarus?
Ukraine on Friday marked the 82nd anniversary of the Nazi massacre of more than 30,000 people, and many more thereafter, most of them Jews, at Babyn Yar, outside Kyiv, during World War II….
The Russian leader asked a founding member of the mercenary group to set up volunteer units of fighters to carry out combat missions in the war.
Here’s what we’re covering:
Putin meets with a former Wagner deputy as he tightens his grip on the militia after the death of its leader.
Ukraine is updating its military industry to build precision weaponry and armaments.
Threatened by air raids, Ukraine stages an arms industry conference in a hotel basement.
Wall Street Journal reporter’s family holds on to hope as he reaches 6 months in detention.
A Ukrainian drone attack hit a substation in Russia, a local official says.
Young Ukrainian cadets receive their epaulets.
Soccer opens a door to Russia’s return, prompting a backlash.
An official with Ukraine’s SBU security service, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter, told The Washington Post on Friday that the substation was shut down as a result of “a successful attack” near the border.
The attack on the power facility sparked a blaze, and firefighters rushed to the site in the Kursk region of western Russia, the governor, Roman Starovoyt, wrote on Telegram. “Power will be restored as soon as it is safe to do so,” he added.
Air defenses shot down several other drones targeting Kursk,the governor and the Russian Ministry of Defense said, also blaming Kyiv. There were no initial reports of casualties. As Russia has reported a recent uptick in attempted drone attacks, Ukrainian officials have emphasized that targets inside Russia are part of the conflict.
Russia has recently reported an increase in attempted drone attacks by Ukraine. Ukrainian officials have emphasized that targets inside Russia are part of the conflict.
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with former Wagner commander Andrei Troshev and instructed him to work on forming volunteer units for the Ukraine war, Russian news agencies reported Friday. Troshev was considered a potential contender to intervene after a short-lived mutiny by Wagner chief Yevgeniy Prigozhin, who was killed in a plane crash in August. A former lieutenant colonel in Russia’s Internal Affairs Ministry, Troshev is one of the few top public figures of the mercenary group who was not listed on the passenger manifest of that plane, The Washington Post reported.
Britain imposed asset freezes and travel bans on officials in Ukrainian regions illegally annexed by Russia last year, theForeign Office announced Friday. It said the Russian officials were involved in holding “sham elections” in Ukraine’s east and southeast, in the regions of Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Luhansk and Donetsk — as well as in the Crimean Peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014. “The UK will never recognise Russia’s claims to Ukrainian territory,” British Foreign Minister James Cleverly said.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said the latest round of conscription for military service begins Sunday. The draft will take place across Russia and in the four recently annexed Ukrainian regions, even though parts of the territories are not under Russian control. The announcement said those conscripted in the fall campaign would not be sent to the battlefield in Ukraine.