Race to find survivors after Kramatorsk missile strike kills three

The missile might have had a specific target – perhaps one of the government and administrative buildings in the streets in Kramatorsk’s small grid-pattern centre, writes Roland Oliphant.   Instead, it hit a yellow-painted, four-storey block of flats. One witness said three families lived in the building. Hundreds of rescuers including local civilians, police, soldiers … Read more

Ukraine is fighting Western war fatigue, minister says – POLITICO

BERLIN — Combatting war fatigue in the West has become a central challenge for Ukraine as it urges its allies to keep weapons and other aid flowing, according to Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrij Melnyk.  “There’s a feeling that now the tank issue has been settled people can put their feet up,” Melnyk told POLITICO … Read more

Why the West is making Ukraine wait for fighter planes  – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. The West isn’t really saying “never” on fighter jets for Ukraine — it just wants to focus first on getting Kyiv weapons for a looming offensive. That’s the sentiment emerging in the wake of U.S. President Joe Biden’s blunt “no” — echoed to various … Read more

Russia building ‘new axis’ to distract Ukraine forces

Russia is trying to develop a new “axis of advance” to divert Ukrainian troops from Bakhmut, British intelligence has warned. In its latest intelligence update, the Ministry of Defence said: “Russian commanders are likely aiming to develop a new axis of advance into Ukrainian-held Donetsk Oblast, and to divert Ukrainian forces from the heavily contested … Read more

Boris Johnson says Vladimir Putin threatened to kill him ‘with a missile’

Mr Johnson says he warned Putin there would be much tougher Western sanctions if he invaded Ukraine and said Russian aggression would only lead to the West intensifying its support for Ukraine, leading to “more Nato, not less Nato” on Russian borders. “He said, ‘Boris, you say that Ukraine is not going to join Nato … Read more

Send Kyiv F-16 jets, US military officials tell Pentagon

North Korea on Sunday denied providing arms to Moscow after the United States said the nuclear-armed state supplied rockets and missiles to Russia’s private military group Wagner. Washington earlier this month designated the Wagner group as a “transnational criminal organisation”, citing its weapons dealings with Pyongyang in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. The White … Read more

Ukraine in talks with allies to negotiate supply of long-range missiles

Ukraine and its Western allies are engaged in “fast-track” talks on the possibility of equipping the invaded country with long-range missiles and military aircraft, a top Ukrainian presidential aide said Saturday. Earlier that day, at least three people were killed after Russian forces struck a residential neighbourhood in Kostiantynivka in Donetsk Oblast, the regional governor … Read more

‘Fast track’ talks underway for West to send long-range missiles and planes

Ukraine and its Western allies are engaged in “fast-track” talks on the possibility of equipping it with long-range missiles and military aircraft, a top Ukrainian presidential aide said Saturday. Ukraine has been urging the West to send long-rang ATACMS surface-to-surface missiles, which have a range of 190 miles, and MiG and F-16 fighter jets. While … Read more

Novak Djokovic: Ukraine demands Australian Open ban for dad for posing with Russian Putin fans 

Outrage after Novak Djokovic’s dad posed with fans wearing Putin’s ‘Z’ symbol and allegedly said ‘long live the Russians’ in Serbian – as Ukraine calls for him to be banned Ukraine ambassador has called for Srdjan Djokovic to be banned He joined flag-waving pro-Putin Russian fans at the Australia Open The tournament favourite’s father has … Read more

Kremlin-linked journalist organised Quran-burning at Turkish embassy in Stockholm

A far-Right journalist with links to the Kremlin organised the Quran-burning stunt that has threatened Sweden’s attempt to join Nato.  Chang Frick, who has previously worked for Russia Today (RT) and sister agency Ruptly, paid the administrative fee for the demonstration outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm where Rasmus Paludan torched the holy book. Mr … Read more