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Russian forces filter deserted navy gear after Ukrainian troops’ retreat from Avdiivka

NATO members and international locations within the European Union are contemplating sending troopers to Ukraine, in keeping with the prime minister of Slovakia.

Robert Fico – who has beforehand opposed sending navy provides to Ukraine – was talking forward of a gathering of European leaders in Paris on Monday.

“I will limit myself to say that these theses (in preparation for the Paris meeting) imply a number of NATO and EU member states are considering that they will send their troops to Ukraine on a bilateral basis,” Fico instructed a televised briefing following a gathering of Slovakia’s safety council.

“I cannot say for what purpose and what they should be doing there,” he mentioned, including that Slovakia, a member of the EU and NATO, wouldn’t be sending troopers to Ukraine.

Although members of NATO have provided billions of kilos value of support to Kyiv, leaders have acknowledged they’re avoiding a direct battle with Russia.

When requested in regards to the feedback, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala mentioned: “The Czech Republic certainly is not preparing to send any soldiers to Ukraine, nobody has to worry about that.”

NATO had no instant touch upon Fico’s remarks.

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Several NATO international locations ‘considering sending soldiers to Ukraine’

Several NATO and European Union members are considering sending soldiers to Ukraine according to the prime minister of Slovakia.

Robert Fico – who has opposed sending military supplies to Ukraine – was speaking ahead of a meeting of European leaders in Paris on Monday.

“I will limit myself to say that these theses (in preparation for the Paris meeting) imply a number of NATO and EU member states are considering that they will send their troops to Ukraine on a bilateral basis,” Fico told a televised briefing following a meeting of Slovakia’s safety council.

“I cannot say for what purpose and what they should be doing there,” he mentioned, including that Slovakia, a member of the EU and NATO, wouldn’t be sending troopers to Ukraine.

Fico mentioned he noticed a danger of a giant escalation of the battle in Ukraine, and that extra info couldn’t be revealed to the general public.

Although members of NATO have provided billions in arms to Kyiv, leaders have acknowledged they’re avoiding a direct battle with Russia.

When requested in regards to the feedback, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala mentioned: “The Czech Republic certainly is not preparing to send any soldiers to Ukraine, nobody has to worry about that.”

NATO had no instant touch upon Fico’s remarks.

(Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Athena Stavrou26 February 2024 17:21

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Inside a frontline drone ‘laboratory’ creating new methods for Ukraine’s troops to hit Putin’s forces

Askold Krushelnycky meets members of a battalion in jap Ukraine utilizing 3D-printed explosive casings to construct ‘bomber’ drones to take out artillery, armoured automobiles and tanks

Joe Middleton27 February 2024 05:00

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ICYMI: Robert De Niro, Emma Thompson and different stars ship message of help to Ukraine

Half of Western arms deliveries are being delayed and the hold-up is placing lives and territories in danger, Ukraine’s defence minister has warned as troopers blamed a crippling lack of ammunition on Kyiv’s withdrawal from the important thing city of Avdiivka.

Speaking from the Ukrainian capital at an occasion to mark the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion, Rustem Umerov mentioned within the “mathematics of war” there are lethal penalties when promised navy help “does not constitute delivery”.

He mentioned it was additionally unprecedented in historical past {that a} nation was anticipated to battle towards an enemy with such a discrepancy in air energy and navy finances. It comes only a week after Kyiv was compelled to tug its forces out of Avdiivka within the east of the nation.

Joe Middleton27 February 2024 03:00

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ICYMI: Robert De Niro, Emma Thompson and different stars ship message of help to Ukraine

Robert De Niro, Emma Thompson and different stars ship message of help to Ukraine

Joe Middleton27 February 2024 02:00

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Russian drone forces German minister to chop Ukraine journey brief

Germany’s international minister was compelled to desert a diplomatic journey to Ukraine on Sunday after a drone hovered above her.

Annalena Baerbock was visiting a waterworks facility in Mykolayiv to coincide with the two-year anniversary of the warfare in Ukraine.

However, a Russian drone was noticed close by forcing her to go away the scene and drive west to Moldova, in keeping with German broadcaster ZDF.

Joe Middleton27 February 2024 01:00

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Zelensky says Ukraine has misplaced 31,000 troopers in warfare and Russia’s losses are six occasions better

At least 31,000 Ukrainian troopers have been killed combating again towards the Russian invasion that started two years in the past, Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned on Sunday, offering the primary official demise toll from Kyiv in additional than a yr.

“31,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed in this war. Not 300,000, not 150,000… (Russian president Vladimir) Putin is lying there… But nevertheless, this is a big loss for us,” he mentioned in a information convention on the Ukraine Year Forum in Kyiv.

Mr Zelensky mentioned Russia’s casualties – each injured and lifeless – throughout the invasion stood at 500,000, of which 180,000 have been Russian troopers killed within the warfare, in keeping with Kyiv’s estimates.

Joe Middleton26 February 2024 23:59

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Russia claims to have destroyed first of US Abrams tanks

Russian officers have claimed to have destroyed a US-supplied Abrams tank in Ukraine for the primary time.

The US started supplying the tanks to Ukrainian forces final September, sparking claims from Russian officers that the tanks would “burn”.

“From the very beginning, our soldiers said that these tanks would burn just like others,” state information company RIA quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying – referring to earlier situations the place Russia says it has destroyed Western weaponry in Ukraine.

Reuters couldn’t instantly confirm a video revealed on social media that purported to indicate an Abrams on fireplace.

Joe Middleton26 February 2024 23:00

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Joe Middleton26 February 2024 21:39

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Russian drone drives German minister out of Ukraine

Germany’s Foreign minister was compelled to chop her journey in southern Ukraine brief on Sunday as a Russian drone repeatedly hovered close by.

Annalena Baerbock was visiting a waterworks facility in Mykolayiv to coincide with the two-year anniversary of the warfare in Ukraine.

However, a Russian drone was noticed close by forcing her to go away the scene, in keeping with German broadcaster ZDF.

It got here after she pledged an £85 million support package deal for Ukraine and mentioned Germany is “racking our brains” to discover a option to ship extra support.

(AP)

Athena Stavrou26 February 2024 17:13

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Russia claims to have destroyed first of US Abrams tanks

Russian officers have claimed to have destroyed a US-supplied Abrams tank in Ukraine for the primary time.

The US started supplying the tanks to Ukrainian forces final September, sparking claims from Russian officers that the tanks would “burn”.

“From the very beginning, our soldiers said that these tanks would burn just like others,” state information company RIA quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying – referring to earlier situations the place Russia says it has destroyed Western weaponry in Ukraine.

Reuters couldn’t instantly confirm a video revealed on social media that purported to indicate an Abrams on fireplace.

(News picture/AFP through Getty Images)

Athena Stavrou26 February 2024 16:47

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