Ukraine decided to keep Bakhmut.

Ukrainian officials say the Bakhmut defense forces will do whatever it takes to hold the city, despite Russia’s buildup along the front lines in Donetsk province. “The Russian army and the militias of Donetsk and Lugansk are concentrating their forces,” said Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Oblast Military Service appointed by Ukraine, on February … Read more

Three countries agree to transfer more than 100 tanks nearly 60 years old to Ukraine.

Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands will contribute capital to restore at least 100 Leopard 1 tank in storage to supply Ukraine. In a joint statement on February 7, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands said Ukraine would receive at least 100 Leopard 1A5 tanks in the coming months and train soldiers to operate and provide logistics … Read more

Chechnya leader: ‘West will kneel when the war in Ukraine is over.’

General Kadyrov predicts that the Russian-Ukrainian war will end in 2023, and the West will admit its mistakes and “kneel” before Moscow. “The special military operation will end at the end of this year,” said Major General Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of the Russian Republic of Chechnya, on February 7. “European countries will admit their behavior … Read more

Ukrainian intelligence says Russia can mobilize half a million more troops.

According to a high-ranking Ukrainian intelligence official, Russia could deploy another half a million troops in the coming months to begin a new offensive. “In the spring and summer of 2023, Russia plans to organize up to half a million troops to conduct an aggressive assault in eastern and southern Ukraine. Additionally to the 300,000 … Read more

FFG from Germany will deliver 20 former Danish Leopard 1A5 tanks to Ukraine in 3 months.

According to photos posted on Social Media on Saturday, February 4, the German company FFG (Flensburger Farhzeugbau Gesellschaft) unveiled the facility where the Danish Leopard 1A5 Main Battle Tanks that will be donated to Ukraine are stored. FFG will have 20 Leopard 1A5 tanks repaired and ready to ship to Ukraine in three months and … Read more

Ukraine says Russia mobilizes nearly half a million troops.

Ukraine’s Defense Minister said that Russia mobilized nearly 500,000 troops under partial mobilization orders, nearly double the number announced by Moscow. “We do not underestimate the enemy,” Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on February 1. “They announced the mobilization of 300,000 troops, but when we saw their forces at the border, we assessed the … Read more

The UK says Russia benefits from the deadlock in the Ukraine war.

Prime Minister Sunak said Britain needs to speed up its support for Ukraine because the prolonged stalemate in the host actions only benefits Russia. “Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that since taking office, he has considered the British approach and concluded that the prolonged stalemate in the conflict is only in Russia’s favor.  That’s why … Read more

What is the difficult situation with Western tanks on the Ukrainian battlefield?

The US, Germany, and the UK have agreed to transfer the main battle tanks to Ukraine, but their small numbers and logistical challenges make it difficult for these tanks to be effective. After nearly a year, Ukraine asked its NATO allies to transfer Western-made main battle tanks, and the alliance finally accepted. The decision to … Read more