West was ‘overly optimistic’ about Ukraine in 2023 – NATO commander — RT World News

West was ‘overly optimistic’ about Ukraine in 2023 – NATO commander — RT World News

Source link Ammunition and training were mistakenly believed to be enough for Kiev to win, Admiral Rob Bauer has said The West grossly overestimated Ukraine’s chances of battlefield progress against Russia last year, a senior NATO commander has told the Financial Times. His comments came after Kiev’s botched counteroffensive and the recent loss of the […]

Al Jazeera journalist is ‘Hamas commander,’ IDF claims — RT World News

Al Jazeera journalist is ‘Hamas commander,’ IDF claims — RT World News

Source link The Israeli military has accused a Palestinian journalist working with Al Jazeera of also operating as a senior Hamas militant Mohamed Washah, a Palestinian journalist working for Al Jazeera is simultaneously working as a senior militant with the Hamas group, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has claimed, publishing imagery that purports to incriminate […]

Zelensky’s generals refuse to accept firing top commander – Bild — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Zelensky’s generals refuse to accept firing top commander – Bild — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Source link Both potential replacements for Valery Zaluzhny have declined to take his place, the German paper has claimed Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has been unable to fire the nation’s top general, Valery Zaluzhny, because both replacements under consideration refused the job, the tabloid Bild reported on Thursday. A host of Western and Ukrainian media […]

Ex-Donbass commander handed four-year prison term — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Ex-Donbass commander handed four-year prison term — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Source link Former Donetsk militia commander Igor Strelkov was sentenced on Thursday to four years in a penal colony; after his release, he will be banned from administering websites for three years. He was charged with public incitement of extremism over two posts on social media. Strelkov, whose real name is Igor Vsevolodovich Girkin, shot […]

Ex-NATO commander demands Ukrainian attacks on Crimea — RT World News

Ex-NATO commander demands Ukrainian attacks on Crimea — RT World News

Source link US General Philip Breedlove urged the West to give Kiev the means to strike the peninsula The West should be providing Ukraine with weapons it could use to intensify attacks on Crimea, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Philip Breedlove has argued. The US general opined that increasing pressure on the peninsula, which […]

Türkiye must let ‘defensive’ warships into Black Sea – ex-NATO commander — RT World News

Türkiye must let ‘defensive’ warships into Black Sea – ex-NATO commander — RT World News

Source link James Stavridis said Ankara should obey its role as a US-led military bloc’s member Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis has claimed that there was no justification for Ankara to prevent a fellow bloc member from donating its warships to Ukraine. The Turkish government said on Tuesday that it will not allow […]

Ex-NATO commander believes Ukraine is living on borrowed time — RT World News

Ex-NATO commander believes Ukraine is living on borrowed time — RT World News

Source link Kiev’s limited resources could force its troops to retreat in the coming months, a former NATO commander warns Ukraine is unable to reclaim land taken by Russian forces and will likely have to accept territorial concessions before the conflict winds down, ex-NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis has argued. Writing in a Bloomberg […]

Russia attacking on all fronts – senior Ukrainian commander — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Russia attacking on all fronts – senior Ukrainian commander — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Source link The battlefield situation remains difficult for Kiev, Colonel General Aleksandr Syrsky has said Russian troops are attacking Ukrainian positions in all areas along the conflict front line, the commander of Ukraine’s ground forces, Colonel General Aleksandr Syrsky, has said. In a Telegram post on Sunday, Syrsky acknowledged that “the operational situation in the […]

Ukraine conflict may expand – top military commander — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Ukraine conflict may expand – top military commander — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Source link Hostilities could spread beyond the east and south of the country, the general in charge of Ukraine’s border defense told ABC The frontiers of the Ukrainian conflict could expand if Russia continues to increase arms production while Kiev’s troops are deprived of advanced weapons from Western allies, Lieutenant General Sergey Naev told ABC […]

Ukraine can be ‘new Korea’ – ex-NATO commander — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Ukraine can be ‘new Korea’ – ex-NATO commander — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Source link Freezing the conflict and giving Kiev seized Russian money is “a realistic scenario” for a “miracle,” James Stavridis has said Ukraine will experience a “Korean-style miracle” if it stops fighting, gets limited NATO protection and rapidly rebuilds, preferably paid for by Russian money, according to retired US Admiral James Stavridis, NATO’s former top […]