Updates on the Russian military. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is the world's fifth-largest military force and Russian President Vladimir Putin is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief. With a budget of nearly $70 billion, Russia's armed forces holds the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world and the world's second largest fleet of ballistic submarines.

The video appears to be shot from a Ukrainian airborne drone and shows targets being struck from a distance.

By Isabel van Brugen On 1/5/24 at 8:17 AM EST

If Russia's Kinzhal missiles struck their targets on Tuesday, "the consequences would be catastrophic," Ukraine's lead commander said.

By Ellie Cook On 1/4/24 at 10:35 AM EST

The reported incident comes not long after Ukraine claimed Russia had lost three of its $50 million Sukhoi Su-34 bombers in a single day.

By Isabel van Brugen On 1/4/24 at 7:31 AM EST

Igor Trifonov's lawyer said he went to fight in Ukraine because "wanted to prove to his homeland that he did not do this."

By Isabel van Brugen On 1/3/24 at 9:10 AM EST

Russia's Defense Ministry said that it had targeted ammunition depots in a battle in the Donetsk oblast.

By Brendan Cole On 1/2/24 at 8:50 AM EST

A Ukrainian Air Force spokesman stressed that the country's stock of Patriot systems was still limited.

By Thomas Kika On 12/31/23 at 5:19 PM EST

"Our young generation are being killed," one unnamed Russian man said. "So many of them. We didn't need this war."

By Thomas Kika On 12/31/23 at 12:33 PM EST

Some Russian snipers are reportedly using Western-made rifle scopes along the frontlines in Ukraine.

By Kaitlin Lewis On 12/26/23 at 1:30 PM EST

"Russia's dominance in the Black Sea is now challenged," the U.K. Defense Secretary, Grant Shapps, said on Tuesday.

By Ellie Cook On 12/26/23 at 8:28 AM EST

"In total, five 'Su' aircraft were shot down in the week before Christmas," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday.

By Ellie Cook On 12/26/23 at 7:56 AM EST

The Ukrainian air force claimed to have destroyed the "Novocherkassk," although Moscow only admitted the vessel had been damaged.

By Giulia Carbonaro On 12/26/23 at 4:10 AM EST

Kremlin propagandist and television presenter Vladimir Solovyov wants Russia to take over United States military bases in Europe.

By Gabe Whisnant On 12/25/23 at 3:36 PM EST

Moscow's troops have focused on making "several smaller" advances along the front lines and have regained momentum, but at the cost of high casualty rates.

By Kaitlin Lewis On 12/22/23 at 6:51 PM EST

The Russian commander has been ordered to pay about 14 million rubles ($151,500) in damages.

By Isabel van Brugen On 12/22/23 at 9:59 AM EST

Russia has lost more than 350,000 Russian troops in the full-scale invasion of Ukraine launched by Vladimir Putin, Kyiv said.

By Isabel van Brugen On 12/21/23 at 10:40 AM EST

A U.S. volunteer told Newsweek that recovery teams say "this is the most Russian bodies they've seen" in the war.

By Isabel van Brugen On 12/21/23 at 6:43 AM EST

The Kremlin has accused so-called "saboteurs" of being behind a number of incidents on Russian soil since the war began.

By Isabel van Brugen On 12/18/23 at 8:06 AM EST

The Institute for the Study of War said that a Russian victory in Ukraine would put significant pressure on NATO.

By Giulia Carbonaro On 12/15/23 at 5:13 AM EST

Moscow has lost a total of 342,800 troops since February 24, 2022, Kyiv's military said on Thursday.

By Ellie Cook On 12/14/23 at 6:28 AM EST

Moscow's troops have sustained heavy losses in terms of vehicles in their slow advance around the town of Adviivka, with Kyiv putting up fierce resistance.

By Ellie Cook On 12/12/23 at 5:19 AM EST

Several local leaders have announced plans to cut back on holiday celebrations and instead send money to Russia's troops on the front lines.

By Kaitlin Lewis On 12/8/23 at 7:38 PM EST

The soldier attempted to say he had received a key tip that has helped him carry out offensives in Ukraine unharmed.

By Isabel van Brugen On 12/6/23 at 12:26 PM EST

Eastern Ukrainian towns caught in the frontlines between Russia and Ukraine have been nearly completely ruined.

By Kaitlin Lewis On 12/5/23 at 2:18 PM EST

Soldiers are being thrown into battle as part of "meat assaults" to seize Avdiivka, even if they have injuries, relatives said.

By Isabel van Brugen On 12/5/23 at 12:07 PM EST

The name Khokhlov can be viewed as deriving from the word "Khokhol", which is a derogatory Russian term for Ukrainians.

By Isabel van Brugen On 12/5/23 at 6:44 AM EST

Major General Vladimir Zavadsky died "at a combat post in the [war in Ukraine]," a Russian governor confirmed.

By Isabel van Brugen On 12/4/23 at 6:35 AM EST

Pundit Stanislav Krapivnik suggested that the Baltics would be next in Russia's quest to restore its empire.

By Thomas Kika On 12/3/23 at 1:45 PM EST

Russian President Vladimir Putin "believes that he can outlast the Ukrainians," U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday.

By Ellie Cook On 12/3/23 at 12:04 PM EST

Russian forces likely struck a decoy version of the aircraft, some war observers have assessed.

By Isabel van Brugen On 12/1/23 at 8:00 AM EST

British defense officials said Moscow's heavy losses have largely been caused by Russia's offensive against Avdiivka.

By Isabel van Brugen On 12/1/23 at 5:24 AM EST