A philologist by education, in 2003-2007 Yuri worked as a journalist in a Luhansk online media. He was born and lived all his life in the peaceful provincial city of Luhansk, where nothing serious happened. Until 2014. Now he is an IDP. Follow Yuri on twitter: @loogunda
UK intel: Russia depicts its war in Ukraine as conflict with West, shifting rhetoric to excuse its failures
Framing the failing Ukraine invasion as a war with the collective West, Russia aims to prepare the domestic population for extended military losses and declines in economic conditions, per UK intelligence.
Stoltenberg on F-16: Ukraine has right to self-defense, including hitting targets outside the country
Regarding Ukraine's future use of the F-16 jets, NATO chief Stoltenberg says Ukraine has the right to self-defense, including striking legitimate Russian military targets outside its borders.
Popular Russian military blogger commits suicide after top brass orders him to censor his own reporting on disastrous Russian losses of up to 16,000 dead during failed winter offensives to capture Avdiivka.
Iran has supplied Russia with about 400 ballistic missiles with a 700 km range, and plans new supplies, per Reuters sources.
CNN says the EU's newest Russia sanctions bundle, to be finalized on 24 February, marking two years since Russia's Ukraine invasion, will newly blacklist Russian drone producers and global procurement networks supplying components to Moscow's military.
The first Ukrainian pilots undertaking US F-16 training are expected to graduate by May 2023, with a dozen other airmen progressing in groups through August as part of a coordinated fighter jet supply effort.
A Polish farmer showcased a banner reading "Putin, bring order to Ukraine, Brussels, and our rulers" during farmers' protests against Ukrainian exports to Poland, facing charges of promoting totalitarianism and inciting hatred.
Ukraine destroys one Su-34 bomber, 13/19 suicide drones, 1/6 missiles during Russia’s night air assault
Last night, Russia attacked Ukraine with missiles and '"kamikaze" drones. Ukraine says it destroyed 13/19 drones, one of the missiles, and a Russian Su-34 bomber.
Polish farmers escalated border protests over Ukrainian imports, completely blocking trucks at one checkpoint and spilling grain, while Ukrainian truckers initiated counter-blockades against Polish trucks.
International allies criticize US House speaker Mike Johnson for dodging swift legislative decision on depleted Ukraine's vital defense assistance
Under pressure following Russian trade sanctions that targeted Ecuador's banana and flower exports, Ecuador's foreign minister announced the country no longer has plans to transfer Soviet-era equipment to Ukraine.
Polish farmers expand protests primarily focusing on blockading the Ukrainian border, targeting 100 locations across Poland including borders, ports and rail to restrict Ukrainian agricultural imports they say undercut domestic producers.
Russia achieved temporary localized air superiority over Avdiivka by mass deployment of glide bombs, enabling close air support for advancing troops on the ground, per ISW.
German Defense Minister Pistorius urges US legislators to approve the $60+ billion aid package for Ukraine, as billions in deals between German and American defense contractors now hang in the balance as lawmakers obstruct crucial Ukraine military aid.
In Kyiv Oblast 198/244 educational institutions damaged or destroyed during Russia's full-blown war have been restored, according to the regional authorities.
Ukrainian documentary '20 Days in Mariupol" telling the story of the first weeks of fighting in the encircled city in 2022 has won the BAFTA award for best documentary
Ukraine successfully tested long-range Lantset-style loitering munitions domestically, the digital minister announced, with serial production possible within months.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yi told Ukraine's Kuleba that Beijing doesn't sell lethal weapons to conflict parties, implying Russia, and reaffirmed support for "peace' and "negotiations" between Ukraine and Russia.
France will supply Ukraine with latest-model suicide drones in coming weeks, the French defense minister revealed, detailing feedback improving domestic arms programs.