Russian irredentism

The EU and Reporters Without Borders Defended Bulgarian Journalist Christo Grozev over Russia's Actions against him

"We remind Russia that the right to information is enshrined in the international documents to which Moscow is a party", said today a spokesperson for the European Commission in response to a question related to the announcement that the Bulgarian investigative journalist Christo Grozev is wanted by the Russian authorities, BTA reported.

Day 313 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Kyiv reported 400 Russian Fighters Killed in a Missile Attack

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Kyiv reported 400 Russian fighters killed in a missile attack

Ukraine claims to have killed around 400 Russian soldiers in a missile attack in the occupied Donetsk region, the BBC reported.

Kyiv is ready

"Ukrainian side, maintaining unconditional right to defense and protecting its own sky, expressed readiness in the same time, to conduct unbiased research into the incident that occurred in the sky above the territory of Belarus as a result of the rejection of the forced missile attack of Russia," it is said in the commentary published on the site of Defense Ministry.

Russia suspends participation in Ukraine grain deal

Moscow on Saturday suspended its participation in a landmark agreement that allowed vital grain exports from Ukraine, blaming drone attacks on Russian ships in Crimea.

Russia made the announcement after its army accused Kiev earlier Saturday of a "massive" drone attack on its Black Sea fleet, which Ukraine labelled a "false pretext" and the UN urged the deal's preservation.

US: Iranian troops in Crimea backing Russian drone strikes

The White House said Thursday that Iranian troops are "directly engaged on the ground" in Crimea supporting Russian drone attacks on Ukraine's power stations and other key infrastructure, claiming it has troubling evidence of Tehran's deepening role assisting Russia as it exacts suffering on Ukrainian civilians just as the cold weather sets in.

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