Author: Kateryna Denisova

Kateryna Denisova is a news editor for the Kyiv Independent news media. She has specialized in both local Ukrainian and international politics.

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight. Become a member Support us just once The Czech Republic is gearing up to support Ukraine by launching a new initiative to purchase artillery ammunition in 2025, according to Czech Defense Minister Jana Cernochova. The initiative, named “Initiative 2025,” aims to provide 500,000 shells to Ukraine by the end of 2024 to address the country’s shell shortages. Czechia, along with five Czech companies, will be involved in the project, acting as a mediator between arms manufacturers and European countries funding the purchase of artillery ammunition for Kyiv. Several European countries…

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Support Independent Journalism in Ukraine Welcome to the fight for independent journalism in Ukraine! Join us in supporting this crucial cause by becoming a member or giving a one-time donation to help us continue our important work. Riga, the capital of Latvia, has prepared a shipment of 500 drones to be sent to Ukraine, with a total of 2,500 drones of various types scheduled for delivery this month, valued at 4 million euros. These drones play a vital role in Ukraine’s defense capabilities. The Latvian Defense Minister, Andris Spruds, shared photos of the packed boxes labeled “drone coalition,” part of…

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Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight. Become a member Support us just once In a recent development, Poland’s deputy defense minister Pawel Zalewski announced that Warsaw will not be involved in recruiting for the first Ukrainian Legion. Volunteers for the legion will be able to return to Poland after completing their service. The Ukrainian Legion was part of a security agreement signed by President Volodymyr Zelensky and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, outlining further cooperation between the two countries. Unlike other legions comprising foreign nationals, the Ukrainian Legion will be made up of Ukrainians. Recruitment will…

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Ukraine Signs Major Security Agreements with Czech Republic and Slovenia At the Fourth European Political Community summit in the U.K. on July 18, Ukraine signed 10-year bilateral security agreements with the Czech Republic and Slovenia. The agreements, in line with a pledge made by the Group of Seven (G7), aim to help Kyiv repel Russia’s aggression. Prague and Ljubljana are set to provide long-term military and non-military assistance to Ukraine, focusing on military tech cooperation such as the production of ammunition, small arms, drones, and heavy equipment. They also plan to establish joint enterprises and conduct annual training for Ukrainian…

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Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight. Become a member Support us just once Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi reported that the Ukrainian military attacked a Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system in Donetsk Oblast on July 16. Russian troops are engaged in multiple sectors in Ukraine’s east and south, with numerous clashes reported by Ukraine’s General Staff. Syrskyi shared a video of the attack on the S-300 system, stating that the radar station and launchers were hit, along with previous destruction of Russian launchers and radar stations. While details are still being confirmed, Ukraine has successfully targeted Russian…

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Support Independent Journalism in Ukraine Join us in the fight to support independent journalism in Ukraine. The last patrol ship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has finally left occupied Crimea, marking a significant moment in the ongoing conflict. Dmytro Pletenchuk, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Navy, confirmed the departure of the patrol ship, highlighting its significance on social media. This move showcases Russia’s acknowledgment that they must vacate Crimea, at least in terms of naval forces. Ukraine’s successful strikes on Russia’s vessels have led to a significant reduction in the Russian Navy’s sphere of influence in the Black Sea. Around…

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Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight. Become a member Support us just once Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, emphasized the importance of Ukraine becoming a NATO member for security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic region. Despite positive affirmations at the recent NATO summit and the signing of the Ukraine Compact, there is no definitive timeline for Ukraine’s accession to the alliance. Kuleba expressed confidence in allies’ commitments but urged for expedited support to combat Russia’s aggression. Outgoing NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hopes Ukraine can join within the next 10 years. President Volodymyr Zelensky echoed the…

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Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight. Become a member Support us just once Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski revealed that Warsaw is considering Ukraine’s proposal to shoot down Russian missiles in Ukrainian airspace to protect Polish territory. This decision follows a security agreement signed between Poland and Ukraine, exploring the idea of intercepting missiles over Ukraine. While Warsaw is an alliance member and often scrambles fighter jets to protect against Russian attacks, shooting down missiles without NATO’s decision remains a point of contention. The concern lies in the potential threat of debris to Polish citizens and…

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Guardian: Russia Accused of ‘Deliberate’ Starvation Tactics in Mariupol A recent analysis submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) accuses Russia of employing a “deliberate pattern” of starvation tactics during its siege of Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, earlier this year. The report suggests that these tactics could potentially constitute war crimes. The Guardian reported on June 13 that lawyers have presented evidence of Russia’s intentional use of starvation as a weapon during the three-month assault on the city. \ Source link

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Support Independent Journalism in Ukraine Join us in this fight to support independent journalism in Ukraine. Your contributions make a difference in ensuring the truth is shared and democracy is upheld. Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight. Become a member Support us just once Australian Couple Arrested for Espionage Australian police arrested Igor Korolev and Kira Koroleva for suspected espionage activities, involving sharing military material with Russian authorities. This arrest is part of an uptick in Russia-linked espionage cases across Europe. The couple, who lived in Australia for over 10 years, face charges of preparing for…

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