Arms Cooperation? What is behind the meeting

Kim Jong Un plans to travel to Russia in September. There he is supposed to decide on a weapons cooperation with Kremlin boss Putin. North Korea expert Eric Ballbach explains what’s behind it. The enfant terrible of world politics is traveling: According to US reports, North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un is due to visit […]

Bundeswehr brigade to Lithuania – for the tension with Russia

The Bundeswehr’s plans to permanently station a brigade in Lithuania are taking shape. But there are also many doubts about Boris Pistorius’ plans. It is new military territory for the Bundeswehr: plans are to be in place for the permanent stationing of around 4,000 Bundeswehr soldiers on the eastern flank of NATO by the autumn. […]

The most important faces in Russia’s army

They all have one thing in common: they obey Vladimir Putin and play a central role in his war against Ukraine. These are the leaders of the Russian army. War has been raging in Ukraine for more than 17 months. But although news from the front, from Kiev and the Kremlin has become almost everyday, […]

Arrested ultra-nationalist and pro-war Girkin

An international arrest warrant has been issued for Igor Girkin for his part in the downing of passenger plane MH17. Now he is in custody, but for a different reason. Ex-secret service officer and ultra-nationalist Igor Girkin, known under the pseudonym Igor Strelkov, has been arrested in Moscow, according to his wife. Miroslava Reginskaya said […]

News blog about Ukraine | Ultranationalist and warmonger Igor Girkin arrested

Day 513: China confirms damage to its consulate in Odessa. Putin has inaugurated a strategically important LNG project in the Arctic for Russia. All information in the news blog. The most important things at a glance Russian warmonger Girkin arrested in Moscow 1:40 p.m.: Former intelligence officer and ultra-nationalist Igor Girkin, known by the pseudonym […]

News blog about Ukraine | Russia conscripts 70-year-old officers to war

News blog about the Ukraine war Russia is now calling up 70-year-old officers for war From dpa, afp, Reuters, t-online Updated on 07/18/2023 – 06:15 p.m.Reading time: 18 min. Explosion on the Crimean bridge: photos show the collapsed parts of the bridge. (Source: t-online) Day 510: Russia raises draft age for senior officers. According to […]

News blog about Ukraine | Selenskyj praises German Iris-T systems – “very effective”

Day 496: President Selenskyj thanks Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Russia claims to have foiled an attack on Crimea chief. All information in the news blog. The most important things at a glance Selenskyj thanks Scholz for anti-aircraft defense 1 O ‘clock: In a telephone conversation with Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised […]

News blog about Ukraine | Prigozhin announces “further victories at the front”.

Day 495: President Zelenskyy says Ukrainian army is making progress. Russia claims to have foiled an attack on Crimea chief. All information in the news blog. The most important things at a glance Russian websites with election advertising for Prigozhin blocked 8:05 p.m.: Several Russian websites with unofficial election advertising for the mercenary boss Yevgeny […]

Was Prigozhin’s coup against Putin just a fake?

The Wagner mercenaries openly revolted against Vladimir Putin and advanced towards Moscow without much resistance. Is the Russian president so weak that parts of his army mutiny – or is there something else behind it? The most important things at a glance As suddenly as they came, they were gone. Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Wagner group opposed […]

war | For Vladimir Putin, this is psychological terror

The tension ahead of the expected Ukrainian counter-offensive is growing. Above all, the Russian elites are losing their nerve and publicly insulting one another. Little is happening on the fronts in Ukraine. The Russian and Ukrainian armed forces are refraining from large-scale ground attacks, and neither side is currently making any major gains in territory. […]