Support our war crimes investigations unit Support
Skip to content

News Feed

11:44 PM
"Yesterday, Russian border guards celebrated their professional holiday. The fighters of the Russian Volunteer Corps congratulated them by successfully crossing the 'holey' state border once again," one of the Russian militia groups fighting on Ukraine's side said on May 29.
Want to partner with the Kyiv Independent?
Contact the Tellers Agency to connect your brand with independent media.
6:09 PM
Russian troops hit the villages of Kozatske and Zolota Balka in Ukraine's southern Kherson Oblast on May 29, the regional administration reported. A 61-year-old man was killed in his house as a result of the Kozatske shelling, according to the report.
Ukraine Daily
News from
Ukraine in your
3:16 PM
Russia shelled two villages in the Kupiansk district of Kharkiv Oblast on May 29, injuring at least seven people, including the elderly, children, and a pregnant woman, Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported.
2:14 PM
Moldova’s President Maia Sandu warned against the dangers of Russian propaganda and disinformation in the country and proposed the creation of a new governmental body to counter this threat. The envisioned “Patriot Center” would coordinate and implement the state's strategy on combatting disinformation, Sandu said during a press conference on May 29.
10:41 AM
According to updated information by the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces, Russia launched 40 cruise missiles and 38 attack drones in the overnight attack. Ukraine’s air defense successfully intercepted 30 Shahed kamikaze drones and 36 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, the General Staff wrote.

watch us on facebook

Edit post

Ambassador: Russia to deploy tactical nuclear weapons near Belarus's western border

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 2, 2023 10:30 PM 1 min read
This audio is created with AI assistance

Russia will place the tactical nuclear weapons that it plans to deploy in Belarus closer to Belarus's western borders, Russian ambassador in Minsk, Boris Gryzlov, told Belarusian TV on April 2.

Moscow last week announced plans to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus, claiming it was doing this in response to the U.K. providing Ukraine with armor and munitions containing depleted uranium.

Gryzlov said that the facility where the weapons will be kept on Belarusian territory will be ready by July 1.

The U.S. denounced Moscow's plan as a desperate move to avoid military defeat and threaten the world with nuclear war.

U.S. President Joe Biden on March 28 expressed concern about Moscow's threats.

While Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is not transferring its nuclear weapons to Belarus, only deploying them, meaning that they will remain under Moscow's control, Belarusian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko suggested he could use them if Belarus was threatened.

Earlier, U.K. Foreign Secretary James Cleverly countered Russian accusations that supplying Ukraine with ammunition containing depleted uranium is "nuclear escalation," saying that "just because the word uranium is in the title of depleted uranium munitions, they are not nuclear munitions, they are purely conventional munitions."

The munitions in question are standard tank rounds with which U.K.-made Challenger 2 tanks are armed.

Ukraine war latest: EU, NATO condemn Putin’s nuclear threats, Kyiv calls for UN Security Council meeting
Key developments on March 26: * EU, NATO denounce Putin’s threat to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus * Ukraine calls for emergency UN Security Council meeting * US sees no signs Russia moved nuclear weapons to Belarus * Military: Vuhledar ‘completely razed to the ground,’ battle for B…

Editors' Picks

Support us

Enter your email to subscribe

Please, enter correct email address


* indicates required
* indicates required


* indicates required
* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.