Live updates on the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine: A former Russian officer claims that the strength of Putin’s forces is declining.

Live updates on the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine: A former Russian officer claims that the strength of Putin's forces is declining.

Consequences of a Russian missile attack on a Ukrainian mail facility resulting in the deaths of six individuals.

A former Russian military member claimed that Vladimir Putin’s troops are declining in Ukraine, while up to 17 drones were reported in Crimea.

According to the Institute for the Study of War, Igor Girkin, a Russian nationalist currently in prison, stated that by spring 2024, Putin’s forces would have even less ability to carry out offensive operations than they do currently.

According to a letter released by his spouse, Girkin alleged that the condition of Russian troops was declining and they were displaying less strength compared to Ukraine’s capabilities.

According to the ISW, the Avdiivka offensive resulted in thousands of troop casualties and highlighted the Russian Army’s failure to gain control over a small portion of the front. He also mentioned that the offensive showed the Russian Army’s lack of ability to achieve dominance in a specific area.

The Russian defense ministry reported that Ukraine launched approximately 17 drone attacks on Crimea and the Black Sea, but Russia was able to destroy and intercept them.

According to local reports, there were explosions near the towns of Novofedorivka and Saky, a Russian air base on the peninsula, just after 4am. Nine drones were taken down by air defense systems and eight were stopped by electronic warfare.


According to an expert, Putin may have a difficult decision to make in order to maintain his regime, as he balances relations with Iran and Israel.

According to Kimberly Kagan, president of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) think-tank, Moscow’s ongoing conflict in Ukraine will put its relationship with both Iran and Israel to the test.

Athena Stavrou8 November 2023 04:00

Zelensky decides to cancel his trip to Israel due to leaked plans being made public.

According to reports, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has cancelled his scheduled visit to Israel today. The news of his planned trip was leaked to Israeli media over the weekend, prompting this decision.

According to diplomatic sources, Israeli newspaper The Times of Israel reported that the Ukrainian president is still planning to visit the country, although a specific date has not yet been determined.

An Israeli representative reportedly stated that President Zelensky would receive a warm welcome if he were to visit. A Ukrainian diplomat had previously informed The Times that Mr. Zelenskyy was deeply disappointed by the leaked information.

Athena Stavrou8 November 2023 03:00

Mapped: Tracking Ukraine’s frontline

Amid intense combat in large parts of eastern and southern Ukraine, Maryam Zakir-Hussain outlines the current location of Ukraine’s front line.

Athena Stavrou8 November 2023 02:00

Ukrainian President Zelensky believes that the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza is diverting attention away from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, acknowledged that the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza has shifted attention away from Russia’s large-scale invasion, but refuted claims that the situation in Eastern Europe has reached a standstill.

During a briefing in Kyiv on Saturday, President Zelensky addressed the issue of Russia’s desire to diminish focus on Ukraine. He stated that although this is their goal, Ukraine still has the ability to maintain control.

President Zelensky expressed his willingness to travel to Israel, but acknowledged that it may be challenging due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which he described as still being intense.

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Athena Stavrou8 November 2023 00:45

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has put on hold a significant armed forces agreement from the Cold War era due to Russia’s withdrawal from it.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has declared the official pause of a significant military treaty from the Cold War era, following Russia’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.

The group announced that those who endorsed the Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe have decided to temporarily suspend their involvement in the agreement.

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Athena Stavrou7 November 2023 23:30

The United States has halted the export of goods from three companies due to their sales to Russia.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an order halting the export of goods from three companies. These companies have been accused of providing electronics to Russia for their war efforts, according to the department.

The information regarding which companies have been suspended has not yet been disclosed.

Athena Stavrou7 November 2023 22:30

Zelensky has eliminated the possibility of holding elections in the upcoming year.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has stated that there will not be a presidential election in the spring. He also encouraged his fellow citizens to unite and avoid political disagreements, emphasizing the need to focus all efforts on countering Russia.

In March 2019, Mr. Zelensky was elected for a term of five years. He had previously refrained from making clear statements on the subject, with his colleagues stating that he was considering different options.

During times of war, with numerous challenges to face, it is completely irresponsible to casually bring up the subject of elections in society. The spread of politically divisive topics must come to an end.

The speaker emphasized that the current focus should be on defending the state and its people, rather than succumbing to manipulations desired by Russia. This battle is crucial in determining the fate of the country.

I am of the opinion that holding elections at this time is not appropriate.

Elections are prohibited by Ukrainian laws during the period of martial law, which was declared in February 2022 due to Russia’s invasion.

If the country chooses to conduct the ballot, the legislation would have to be altered.

Athena Stavrou7 November 2023 21:30

Democrats in the US Senate prevent Republicans from providing assistance to Israel instead of Ukraine.

Senate Democrats in the US rejected a Republican attempt to swiftly pass a bill that would provide emergency aid to Israel but not to Ukraine.

The initial legislation was approved by the House of Representatives last week.

Senator Roger Marshall, a member of the Republican Party, stated that it is crucial for the Senate to act promptly and provide aid to Israel without delay.

The Democrats raised concerns about the need to offer assistance to both Ukraine and Israel, as well as providing humanitarian aid, funding for border security, and resources to counter China’s actions in the Indo-Pacific. These items were included in a funding proposal of $106 billion that President Joe Biden submitted to Congress in the previous month.

Athena Stavrou7 November 2023 20:30

“Charted: Monitoring the Frontline of Ukraine”

Amid intense clashes in many parts of eastern and southern Ukraine, Maryam Zakir-Hussain depicts the current location of Ukraine’s front line.

Athena Stavrou7 November 2023 19:30

Ukraine has implemented fresh air defense systems in preparation for potential attacks during the upcoming winter season.

Ukraine has deployed new western air defence systems as it braces for a second winter of Russian attacks on its energy grid.

President Volodymyr Zelensky praised the implementation of extra Nasams mobile surface-to-air missile launchers.

“I was informed through social media that there were reports of ammunition, hardware, and equipment being received within the last day.”

“Our partners have provided us with additional Nasams systems that are now on active duty. This timely reinforcement of our air defense was needed before the onset of winter.”

Athena Stavrou7 November 2023 18:30