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Which NATO countries spend enough on the army [infographic]

Most NATO countries still do not meet the organization’s standards for military spending, which should exceed 2% of GDP. This is stated in an infographic created by Visual Capitalist. As you can see, as of 2023, only 11 out of 31 alliance countries spend more than 2% of GDP on ... Read more

UK plans to transfer AI drones that can attack in swarms to Ukraine

The UK, along with its allies, plans to arm Ukraine with thousands of artificially intelligent drones. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing knowledgeable sources. One of the features of such drones is that they will be able to swarm and attack Russian targets simultaneously. At the same time, operators will ... Read more

It has finally melted: Elon Musk at X Spaces opposes aid to Ukraine and says Putin can’t lose

Elon Musk believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot lose the war. He also opposed the adoption of aid to Ukraine. The billionaire said this to U.S. Republican senators during a discussion at X Spaces, writes Bloomberg. Opponents of the draft law on further assistance to Ukraine to combat a ... Read more

LifesaverSIM – a game simulator for first aid and tactical medicine

Lviv-based game studio Thundermark is developing a mobile game simulator for first aid and tactical medicine LifesaverSIM, which is adapted to support and complement the existing training program of the Ukrainian Defense Forces. LifesaverSIM is being created by a team of Ukrainian video game developers, tactical medicine instructors and combat ... Read more

Despite sanctions, Russia imported more than $1 billion worth of Western chips last year – Bloomberg

Despite the sanctions, Russia imported more than $1 billion worth of American and European chips in the first nine months of 2023. This is reported by Bloomberg with reference to classified data from the Russian customs service. According to the publication, in total, chip imports to Russia reached $1.7 billion ... Read more

Documentary 20 Days in Mariupol by Mstyslav Chernov nominated for an Oscar

Mstyslav Chernov’s documentary 20 Days in Mariupol has been nominated for an Oscar Academy Award. This is stated in the report of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The film will compete for the title of the best in the feature documentary category. Other contenders in this ... Read more

How the Russian invasion has affected the use of the Ukrainian language on Twitter

The Ukrainian segment of Twitter (now X) has seen an increase in the use of the Ukrainian language since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion. This is evidenced by the results of a study published in the journal Communications Psychology. The authors of the study are Daniel Raczek, Brittany Davidson, ... Read more

A war over Taiwan between China and the United States could cost $10 trillion, or 10% of global GDP

Bloomberg has published an extensive analytical piece on the impact of a hypothetical war between China and Taiwan with the participation of the United States on the global economy. The forecasts are not encouraging. It could cost the world $10 trillion, or 10% of global GDP, which is much more ... Read more

At night, the enemy used 158 air attack vehicles against Ukraine. 114 targets were destroyed

During the night, the enemy used 158 air attack aircraft against Ukraine. 114 targets were destroyed. The scale of another air attack by Russian aggressors against Ukraine was described by the official account of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Last night the enemy launched a massive missile ... Read more

Czech studio Amanita Design raises money for Ukraine

The legendary Czech studio Amanita Design (Samorost, Machinarium, Botanicula, Creaks and others) is raising money for Ukraine. The studio announced this on X/Twitter. The invaded Ukraine is facing yet another harsh winter. Let’s help them survive! 🇺🇦 Buy any of our games or DLC between now and December 20, 9:00 ... Read more

Russia fraudulently used stars Elijah Wood and Priscilla Presley for another fake against Ukraine

In Russia, they fraudulently used videos of Western celebrities to create another fake. This is stated in a security study conducted by Microsoft, according to The Wall Street Journal. The stars were forced to record videos in support of a man named “Vladimir,” who was allegedly struggling with substance abuse. ... Read more

Cisco helps protect Ukrainian power grids from Russian cyberattacks

American tech giant Cisco has supplied Ukraine’s Ukrenergo with modified switches to help it withstand Russian cyberattacks aimed at destroying energy infrastructure, writes The Register. The equipment must cope with Russian radio interference that affects GPS systems. They are aimed at disrupting missile guidance systems and interfering with visibility for ... Read more

Russian hackers launch a new attack on Ukraine that has spread around the world

Hackers from the Russian group Gamaredon, known for its cyberattacks on Ukraine and cooperation with Russian services, have begun distributing new malware via USB. The new attack was discovered by researchers from Check Point Research. Known as LittleDrifter, the new malware, like all previous cyberattacks by Gamaredon, is aimed at ... Read more

Four more IRIS-T SLM systems from Germany in the €1.3 billion aid package

During a visit to Kyiv, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius announces a new €1.3 billion military aid package for Ukraine. This was reported by Suspilne. The new package includes four more modern medium-range air defense systems IRIS-T SLM, plus 20 000 155-mm shells and anti-tank mines. The head of the ... Read more

New US military aid package and very strange HIMARS

The U.S. Department of Defense announces a new $100 million military aid package for Ukraine, and one item in it is surprising. У рамках цього пакети Україна отримує: Stinger anti-aircraft missiles; one (!) M142 HIMARS and additional ammunition; 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds; anti-tank missiles TOW; FGM-148 Javelin and AT-4 ... Read more

Ukrainian sniper sets world record for most accurate shot using Ukrainian MCR Horizon’s Lord rifle

According to some Ukrainian Telegram channels and media, a Ukrainian special forces soldier has set a new world record for a well-aimed shot from a sniper weapon in real combat. A soldier of the SBU Alpha special forces unit, whose name has not been disclosed, hit the enemy at a ... Read more

LEGO models of Ukrainian monuments – a new initiative to rebuild the country

Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Development Mykhailo Fedorov announced the #LEGOwithUKRAINE initiative to rebuild Ukraine. He wrote about it on Telegram. “Together with UNITED24, we are uniting LEGO creators from around the world for a common goal. Top LEGO developers will help create LEGO models of ... Read more

The population of Ukraine may decrease to 26 million in 2033

The Ptukha Institute of Demography and Social Studies has predicted what Ukraine’s population will look like in 10 years. It warns of negative prospects, writes hromadske. Ella Libanova, a scholar and director of the institution, believes that the population of Ukraine within the 1991 borders will range from 26 million ... Read more

FrankenSAM: Buk-M1 air defense systems plus RIM-7 Sea Sparrow anti-aircraft missiles

The Soviet Buk-M1 air defense system, which is in service with the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces, has been converted to use American RIM-7 Sea Sparrow anti-aircraft missiles. This is reported by Military with reference to the spokesman for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Yuriy ... Read more

Wargaming games raised UAH 39 million to help Ukraine

Wargaming has shared the results of WargamingUnited charity campaign, which was supported by players from 115 countries in two weeks. As a reminder, six of the company’s games, World of Tanks, World of Tanks Blitz, World of Tanks Modern Armor, World of Warships, World of Warships: Legends, and World of ... Read more

Russian Sandworm hackers disrupted power supply in Ukraine in 2022

Last year’s power outages in Ukraine were caused not only by missile attacks, but also by what appears to be a coordinated cyberattack on one of the energy facilities. This was reported by analysts at Mandiant, a Google company, according to The Register. It refers to the events in Ukraine ... Read more

Ukrainian ST1 mine-clearing drone is being actively tested and prepared for large-scale production

The Ukrainian ST1 mine-clearing drone is being actively tested in the field. This was reported by Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Development Mykhailo Fedorov on Telegram. “ST1 is an autonomous drone for mine detection. It is equipped with an inductor coil and sensors that allow it ... Read more

KibOrg and NLB hackers hacked into the database of the Russian Alfa-Bank and published the information obtained

A project team of journalists and IT specialists from KibOrg, in collaboration with NLB hackers, hacked into the database of the Russian Alfa-Bank. This is stated in the message on the project website. “The personal data of more than 30 million clients of Russia’s largest private bank has been obtained. ... Read more

Ukrainian developers have created a Himera walkie-talkie that cannot be jammed by Russians

Ukrainian specialists created the Himera radio station so that our military could always be in touch and effectively coordinate the work of their units. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Development Mykhailo Fedorov in Telegram. “This is a unique technology that works under ... Read more

YouTube starts removing links to Come Back Alive due to “obscene images”

Ukrainian video bloggers have faced the removal of links to the Come Back Alive army aid fund on YouTube. The explanation for such actions is rather strange – the links are removed because of allegedly obscene content, writes AIN.UA. This was not an isolated problem; many popular bloggers wrote about ... Read more