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Vladimir Putin renewed his nuclear threat at a Kremlin ceremony on Friday, warning he would defend the newly annexed Ukrainian territories “with all our strength and all our means” in another escalatory move. Ukrainian intelligence has since revised the threat of Russia using nuclear weapons to “very high”. But a member of the State Duma,
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Vladimir Putin will proclaim the annexation of four Ukrainian regions today (September 30) in an escalation of his seven-month long war and taking the conflict into an unpredictable new phase. Eight years after Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine, following an invasion and a similar vote, Putin will annex the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions.
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Footage has shown the moment Ukrainian forces destroyed four Russian armoured vehicles and a military base where enemy soldiers were residing in Kharkiv Oblast. As Russian forces are falling back towards the eastern border, Ukraine has accelerated its already rapid counter offensive operation – and this latest video serves as further evidence of the scale
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A number of Russian missiles have been shot down by Ukraine in the Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts. This comes as President Zelensky’s troops have successfully pressed forward its offensive operations in the northeast of the country. The Kyiv Independent shared information about the missile attack on their Twitter page. They wrote on Wednesday night: “Ukraine
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A US coastguard ship spotted a guided Chinese missile cruiser in the Bering Sea, officials have revealed. The vessel was accompanied by other ships as it sailed about 86 miles north of Alaska’s Kiska Island. Seventeenth Coast Guard district commander Rear Admiral Nathan Moore said: “While the formation has operated in accordance with international rules
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is hoping to annex four areas of Ukraine this week as his forces oversee sham referendums to declare them Russian territory. Votes are being held in Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk. The Ukrainian government has already warned that anyone assisting the referendums could be charged with treason. One area which won’t
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Several Russian recruitment offices have been attacked in recent days, as Russians revolt against Putin’s mobilisation. A number of administrative buildings have also been set alight. Protests across Russia have erupted against the move which has been seen as a huge gamble for Vladimir Putin. According to the independent Russian media organisation Mediazona, there have
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Tranches of men called up under Russia’s partial mobilisation have started arriving at military bases, the UK’s Ministry of Defence has said. The latest intelligence briefing said: “The initial tranches of men called up under Russia’s partial mobilisation have started arriving at military bases. “Many tens of thousands of call-up papers have already been issued.
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Italy’s right-wing coalition, led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party, are on course to win a majority in the country’s Parliament, exit polls suggest. The expected result comes after the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen issued a veiled warning when she threatened to take action if events go in a “difficult direction”. According to
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Vladimir Putin’s gamble on a nationwide mobilisation will lead to his “inevitable” downfall and bring about the “destruction of his entire system”, a leading anti-Putin activist predicted. The Russian President announced his decision to implement a “partial mobilisation” in a TV address to the nation last week on Wednesday. Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu said the
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