Russia deploys for the first time a frigate equipped with hypersonic Zircon missiles

The frigate Admiral Gorshkov equipped with Zircon missiles. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, they have a range of more than 1,000 kilometers and can evade anti-aircraft defense systems. The missile's flight speed exceeds Mach 9
The frigate Admiral Gorshkov equipped with Zircon missiles. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, they have a range of more than 1,000 kilometers and can evade anti-aircraft defense systems. The missile's flight speed exceeds Mach 9. Photo: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. CC BY 4.0.

Russia on Wednesday commissioned the first warship equipped with Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles, the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, a multi-purpose vessel armed to launch “surgical and [Read More…]

Putin runs out of missiles and uses old weapons to encircle the Ukrainian border

Russian rebel observing Ukrainian army positions though firing port at his position near Donetsk, Ukraine
A Russia-backed rebel observing Ukrainian army positions though firing port at his position near Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine. Photo: Mstyslav Chernov. CC BY-SA 4.0.

The use of obsolete and inappropriate weaponry is beginning to be the general tone for Putin’s strategy in the war in Ukraine. Russian troops are [Read More…]

Brutal Russian attack on Ukraine: missile hits shopping mall with ‘1000 civilians inside’

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Luzhsky training range during the main stage of the Zapad joint Russian-Belarusian strategic exercises
Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Luzhsky training range during the main stage of the Zapad joint Russian-Belarusian strategic exercises. Photo: Press Service of the President of the Russian Federation. CC BY 3.0.

Russian forces have attacked on Monday afternoon in the Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk a shopping center in which, according to the President of Ukraine, Volodimir [Read More…]

Video of Russian missile failure: flips over and hits launch site

Video of a Russian missile in Ukraine that flips over and impacts at the launch site
Video of a Russian missile in Ukraine that flips over and impacts at the launch site. Image: Twitter.

It has been four months since Russia invaded Ukraine, a conflict in which Putin’s troops are advancing slowly and barely achieving their objectives. Moreover, the [Read More…]

Only Buk Missile System Could Have Downed Flight MH17, Dutch Prosecutor Says

Investigation of the crash site of MH-17
Investigation of the crash site of MH-17 by Dutch and Australian police officers.. Photo: Ministerie van Defensie - Ministry of Defence (Netherlands).

The investigators involved in the MH17 case did not find any other weapons that could have downed the plane other than the Buk missile system, [Read More…]