Russian irredentism

General's warning: Germany will have to prepare; The Russians will invade?

It has been almost two years since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Over the past few weeks, Russian troops have launched a major offensive targeting Avdiyivka, a city in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region that Moscow also claims as its territory.

Kremlin: No Peace Talks on Kyiv's Terms!

In a firm statement, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed the prospect of peace talks with Ukraine on terms set by Kyiv, citing the impossibility of negotiations under such conditions. Peskov's remarks were in response to comments from official Washington, where he labeled the White House's expectations for 2024 negotiations as "absolutely unrealistic."

A soldier's sobering letter: Hell; The Russians knew exactly

As the BBC reports, several hundred Ukrainian soldiers have been sent to that part of Ukraine as part of a counter-offensive launched six months ago.
Under relentless Russian fire, that soldier spent several weeks on the Russian-occupied side of the river as Ukraine tried to establish a bridgehead around the village of Krink.

Ukraine is fiercely attacked; Soldiers deserting battlefield?

The mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, announced that the Russian Air Defense Forces had destroyed a drone launched by Ukrainian forces towards the Russian capital.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the foreign ministers of the Alliance members reiterated their determination to support Ukraine on its way to the Alliance, as well as its defense in the war with Russia.