‘Hundreds’ of Russian soldiers dying in battle for strategic Ukrainian town

It came as Poland said it would send 60 modernised Soviet-era tanks to Ukraine on top of its promise to send 14 German-made Leopard II tanks. “If we don’t want Ukraine to be defeated we have to be very much open and brave in supporting Ukraine,” Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister, told Canada’s CTV News … Read more

WHO issues new advice on stockpiling radiation sickness medicines in event of nuclear attack

The World Health Organization has given new advice on stockpiling medicines to treat radiation sickness, amid worries the Ukraine war could result in a nuclear emergency. The United Nations health body updated its 15-year-old list of medicines health services should have at hand in case of “radiological and nuclear emergencies”. Sources confirmed the new advice … Read more

Europe’s defence giants brace for surge in orders as tanks enter the theatre in Ukraine

The Leopard 2 is an extraordinary success story, according to Yohann Michel, a research analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. While dwarfed in sheer number by the Russian T-72 and T-90, which were exported to India, it is still the most popular tank in Europe, he said. Western made tanks offer a greater … Read more

Without Crimea, Ukraine will never win

The Ukrainian General Staff have set an amazing example for military planners in Europe. Their activities are methodical, professional and disciplined. Their understanding of operational design on the battlefield, and operational security, has never been matched by the Russians. So we can safely conclude that, with the right weapons, Ukraine can prevent a major Russian … Read more

France could meet Ukraine’s demand for fighter jets

The French government could be prepared to offer some of its older generation planes – likely Dassault Mirages – but Paris is aware of the difficulties in training both Ukrainian pilots and the 10 support staff needed for a jet. The final condition is that president Emmanuel Macron does not judge the deliveries of the … Read more

Hitmen, murderers and alcoholics killed fighting for Wagner Group

Hitmen, murderers and alcoholics from in and outside Russia have been killed fighting for the notorious Wagner mercenary group. New graves discovered in a plot in rural southern Russia expose the array of convicts sent to their deaths on the front lines after a major prison recruitment drive. A Reuters investigation found many of the … Read more

Russia: NATO war involvement ‘growing’ with arms to Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia says the delivery of NATO battle tanks to Ukraine is evidence of “direct and growing” US and European involvement in the war, with one analyst suggesting supplying nations could become potential targets. The comments come after the United States and Germany on Wednesday said they would arm Ukraine with dozens of heavy tanks in … Read more

Nato’s support for Kyiv is shakier than it seems

To judge by Moscow’s hysterical reaction to the West’s decision to supply Ukraine with battle tanks, the move could ultimately prove to be a game changer for the eventual outcome of the conflict. One of the less convincing aspects of Russia’s campaign has been the constant stream of threats emanating from the Kremlin, whether it … Read more

‘Massive arms factory’ must be built in Poland to help Ukraine win war

The move would significantly ease pressure on Western arms companies struggling to keep up with the demand of the war in Ukraine and the need to replenish stocks among Nato’s militaries. It comes as the Pentagon said it wanted to increase the production of artillery shells to levels not seen since the Korean War in … Read more

Ukraine eyes fighter jets after tanks: ‘This is what we want’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukraine says it will now push for Western fourth-generation fighter jets such as the American F-16 after securing dozens of high-end battle tanks from NATO allies. Ukraine won a huge boost for its troops as the United States and Germany announced plans to provide heavy tanks for Kyiv on Wednesday. “The next big hurdle will … Read more