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Ukraine begins shaping operations ahead of major counter-offensive

The war in eastern Ukraine has entered a new phase as Ukrainian forces have started to conduct "shaping" operations in the south of the country to prepare the battlefield for a major counter-offensive against...

UK to train Ukrainian pilots on NATO-standard fighter jets

The UK has announced a new initiative to train Ukrainian pilots on the use of NATO-standard fighter jets, as part of its ongoing support for Ukraine's defence and security. The training program for Ukrainian pilots...

UK delivers Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine

The UK has confirmed that it has supplied Ukraine with Storm Shadow long-range, air-launched cruise missiles, a move that could significantly alter the balance of power in the ongoing conflict with Russia. The Storm Shadow...

Italy to supply additional M109L artillery systems to Ukraine

The Ukrainian army will soon receive 40 more M109L 155mm self-propelled howitzers from Italy, as part of a military assistance programme. The M109L is a modernized version of the M109 howitzer, which has been...

Slovakia transfers entire MiG-29 fleet to Ukraine

In a move that has been hailed as a sign of solidarity and support for Ukraine's sovereignty and security, Slovakia has transferred its entire fleet of 13 MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jets to Ukraine. The...

US-supplied Bradley IFVs enter service in Ukraine

The US has recently delivered 60 Bradley M2A2 tracked armoured IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) to Ukraine as part of a $3.75 billion military aid package. According to pictures published on Twitter, the first batch of...

Leopard 2 tanks from Germany shipped to Ukraine

In a major boost to Ukraine's defense capabilities, the first batch of 10 Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) from Germany arrived on Monday. The tanks are part of a deal signed in December...

Russia to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has announced that his country will station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, a move that has alarmed Ukraine and NATO members. Putin said that the decision was not a violation...