Explaining complex things in simple words: Military perspectives, Moscow-Pyongyang cooperation,  international sport

Explaining complex things in simple words: Military perspectives, Moscow-Pyongyang cooperation, international sport

The Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security pursues efforts to provide a brief explanation to foreign audiences on the current topics of particular interest as regards Ukraine.  


  • Another attempt at a large-scale offensive by Russia has failed. The Defence Forces restrained the enemy in the north of the Kharkiv region and prevented him from breaking through the defences in the Donetsk region.
  • Time plays in our favour. The gradual arrival of significant amounts of weapons and military equipment from partners, including F-16 aircraft, further reduces the aggressor's chances of success.
  • The Defence Forces are already preparing the conditions for the successful use of the F-16. In a month and a half, about 15 enemy air defence systems (S-300, S-350, S-400) were attacked in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
  • Therefore, the Russian troops command is making every effort to increase the intensity and expand the geography of hostilities: it seeks to exhaust our troops as much as possible, disrupt the preparation of reserves, and prevent the transition to active offensive actions.
  • Failures on the battlefield encourage the enemy to intensify information and psychological operations against Ukrainians, hoping to demoralize us. It is important not to let Russia even partially achieve its desires. 


On June 18-19, the Russian dictator Putin's state visit to the DPRK is ongoing.

  • Putin's visit to the totalitarian, isolated North Korea demonstrates how dependent the Russian Federation is on authoritarian regimes around the world.
  • Due to an International Criminal Court warrant, Putin cannot visit most countries in the world for fear of arrest.
  • Russia and the DPRK cooperate to circumvent international sanctions imposed on them. Moscow helps the North Korean regime circumvent even those sanctions that it itself voted for in the UN Security Council.
  • The Russian Federation received North Korean ballistic missiles and ammunition and promised North Korea, in return, its technologies for satellite and missile programs.
  • The military cooperation between Putin and Kim Jong Un is directed against global security and the principles of international law, and deepens the crisis in both Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.


The Ukrainian national team lost to Romania in the first round of the 2024 European Football Championship with a score of 0:3.

  • Ukrainian fans are saddened by the defeat, but the game was fair and the opponent deservedly won. We follow the continuation of the championship.
  • It's just football. Ukraine's main victory is yet to come.
  • Ukrainian sports are developing despite Russian aggression, when athletes die, get injured, leave the industry, replenishing the ranks of the Defence Forces, and the enemy destroys the country's sports infrastructure. 
  • In Munich was exhibited a tribune from Kharkiv Sonyachny Stadium, which was destroyed as a result of Russian shelling.
  • Ukraine continues to participate in all international competitions. At the same time, the Russian national football team was suspended from international competitions due to Russian aggression. 
  • The aggressor state continues to hold the so-called ‘’BRICS games’’, which are a substitute for international sports competitions, and where in a number of competitions Russian athletes perform without rivals and ‘’win gold’’ with any results.

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