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

Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation deal with has been stuffed with rambling threats towards the West, who he has accused once more of beginning the struggle in Ukraine and of attacking Russia.

“We are dealing with a state whose ruling circles are taking open hostile actions against us,” he stated, suggesting that Nato forces are “preparing to strike our territory”.

He stated: “We too have weapons that can strike on their territory.

“Everything they use to threaten us, all this is a real threat of nuclear weapons being used, which spells the destruction of civilisation. Do they not understand this?”

In actuality, there is no such thing as a proof that Nato is planning to strike Russian territory nor that it has ever been formally concerned in preventing in Ukraine.

Putin additionally started his deal with by claiming that the “absolute majority” of Russians supported what he calls the “special military operation” in Ukraine earlier than calling for a minute’s silence for all Russians killed on the frontline.

His deal with to each homes of Russia’s parliament was broadcasted to cinemas throughout Russia. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated the speech could possibly be thought of Putin’s election programme.

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Putin: Russia’s financial system will likely be one among world’s 4 largest by buying energy

President Vladimir Putin has stated Russia’s financial system will quickly be among the many world’s 4 largest by way of buying energy parity.

Boasting huge pure sources, Russia’s gross home product (GDP) rebounded sharply final 12 months from a stoop in 2022, however the progress depends closely on state-funded arms and ammunition manufacturing for the struggle in Ukraine, masking issues which might be hampering an enchancment in Russians’ residing requirements.

Tom Watling29 February 2024 10:30

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Putin: Russia will increase troops stationed close to new NATO members

Russia might want to strengthen its western navy district now that Sweden and Finland have joined Nato, Vladimir Putin has stated.

Finland has a protracted land border with northwest Russia. When they joined Nato final April, it greater than doubled the alliance’s border with Russia.

Earlier this week, Putin declared the recreation of the Leningrad Military District (LMD), the only focus of which would be the Baltic and Finnish border with Russia.

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW), a Washington-based thinktank and struggle tracker, stated the transfer steered Putin was “preparing for a potential future large-scale conventional war against Nato in the long term”.

Tom Watling29 February 2024 10:02

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Putin makes renewed menace of nuclear struggle

Vladimir Putin has issued a renewed menace of nuclear struggle.

“We too have weapons that can strike on their territory,” Putin stated.

“Everything they use to threaten us, all this is a real threat of nuclear weapons being used, which spells the destruction of civilisation. Do they not understand this?”

Earlier throughout his speech, nonetheless, he performed down the potential of nuclear escalation.

Tom Watling29 February 2024 09:36

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Putin claims ‘absolute majority’ of Russian assist the struggle in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has begun his speech claiming the “absolute majority” of Russians assist the struggle in Ukraine, which he phrases a “special military operation”.

“Our heroes on the frontline, where it is the hardest, they know the whole country is with them.” Putin stated.

He later described the Russian forces as “indestructible”.

Tom Watling29 February 2024 09:22

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Putin praises annexation of Crimea

Vladimir Putin says the annexation of Crimea is a “matter of pride”, a decade after it was introduced.

Tom Watling29 February 2024 09:18

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Putin begins his parliamentary deal with

Vladimir Putin has begun his parliamentary deal with.

We will maintain you up to date on what he says as translations come by.

Tom Watling29 February 2024 09:14

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European leaders rule out sending troops to Ukraine after Macron suggestion – as Russia warns of struggle with Nato

Leaders throughout Europe have lined as much as rule out placing troops on the bottom in Ukraine after French president Emmanuel Macron introduced he was open to the thought of sending troopers to struggle towards Vladimir Putin’s forces – because the Kremlin warned of the “inevitability” of a direct struggle with Nato if such a transfer occurred.

Tom Watling29 February 2024 08:58

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Ukraine repels Russian assaults however state of affairs is troublesome, high common says

Ukrainian forces have pushed again Russian troops from the village of Orlivka, west of Avdiivka, however the state of affairs on the jap entrance stays troublesome, Ukrainian military chief Oleksandr Syrskyi has admitted

Orlivka is lower than 2 kilometres northwest of Lastochkyne, which was lately occupied by Russian forces.

Russian forces final week captured the strategic jap Ukrainian metropolis of Avdiivka after a months-long assault and are urgent on a number of different areas alongside the entrance line, Ukrainian authorities say.

Ukraine‘s military said this week it had withdrawn from two more villages near Avdiivka, losing more territory as support from its Western allies runs short.

“The enemy continues active offensive actions in many areas of the front line. The situation is particularly tense in the Avdiivka and Zaporizhzhia sectors,” Gen Syrskyi said on the Telegram messaging app.

He said Russian assault units were trying to break through the Ukrainian defences and capture the settlements of Tonenke, Orlivka, Semenivka, Berdychi and Krasnohorivka.

Syrskyi, who visited troops on the eastern front, said some commanders had revealed certain shortcomings in their “situational awareness and assessment of the enemy”, which directly affected the sustainability of defence in certain areas.

“I took all measures to remedy the situation on the ground, with the allocation of additional ammunition and material resources, as well as the necessary reserves,” Syrskyi said.

The Ukrainian military and President Volodymyr Zelensky have repeatedly said that troops are lacking military equipment and ammunition needed to repel Russian attacks because of a shortage of military aid from Western allies.

Ukraine’s navy chief Oleksandr Syrskyi visits positions close to the frontline in jap Ukraine

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Tom Watling29 February 2024 08:35

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Germany accused of ‘flagrant abuse of intelligence’ for revealing British assist in Ukraine

On Monday, he stated that German troopers couldn’t observe the lead of their British and French allies in “the way of target control and accompanying target control”.

Tom Watling29 February 2024 08:07

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Ukraine downs Russian fighter jet, Kyiv claims

Ukraine has downed one other Russian fighter jet, the top of the Ukrainian Air Force has claimed.

“Today, February 29, is a date that occurs once every four years, but it is already a familiar day for Russians with the loss of another plane,” stated Mykola Oleshchuk.

He stated Ukraine shot down a Su-34 fighter jet within the jap course, with out offering additional particulars.

At least half a dozen Su-43s have been shot down prior to now fortnight, in keeping with claims made by Mr Oleshchuk.

Tom Watling29 February 2024 07:38

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