Ukraine-Russia battle dwell: Putin ‘invokes Cuban Missile Crisis’ as he strikes ‘nuclear-capable’ ships to Havana | EUROtoday

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Zelensky says China making an attempt to undermine Ukraine peace summit

Vladimir Putin is invoking the reminiscence of the Cuban Missile Crisis by transferring “nuclear-capable” warships to Cuba in a transfer supposed to impress the United States, a assume tank warned.

Four Russian vessels will make a port name to Havana between 12 and 17 June earlier than stopping off in Venezuela later within the month, in accordance with Cuban and US officers.

The Admiral Gorshkov frigate, the Kazan nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine, the Academic Pashin replenishment oiler, and the Nikolai Chiker rescue tug will all be a part of the go to, the US-based assume tank Institute for the Study of War.

The Admiral Gorshkov is able to carrying Zircon hypersonic missiles, which the Kremlin has touted as having the ability to carry a nuclear warhead. There isn’t any suggestion the ship will probably be geared up with nuclear weapons through the go to.

In 1962, former Russian premier Nikita Khrushchev moved nuclear missiles to Havana which led to an intense stand off between Moscow and Washington.

Meanwhile, Putin has threatened to retaliate towards Western nations which might be permitting Ukraine to hit Russia with their long-range missiles.


Putin not going to cease with Ukraine: Biden in France

Joe Biden has mentioned in France that Russian president Vladimir Putin just isn’t going to cease with the battle in Ukraine and all of Europe was threatened.

French president Emmanuel Macron welcomed his American counterpart, Mr Biden, in Paris yesterday for a state go to that included talks in regards to the Middle East, Ukraine, and commerce.

“The United States is standing strong with Ukraine. We’re standing with our allies,” Mr Biden mentioned.

“We are standing with France,” he added.

“Putin is not going to stop with Ukraine…. All of Europe will be threatened. We’re not going to let that happen.”

The two nations will work more durable to forestall a regional escalation from Israel’s battle with militant group Hamas in Gaza and deal with calming tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, Mr Macron advised reporters on the Elysee presidential palace, with the US president at his aspect.

French President Emmanuel Macron, from right, President Joe Biden and Brigitte Macron toast during a state dinner
French President Emmanuel Macron, from proper, President Joe Biden and Brigitte Macron toast throughout a state dinner (AP)

Shweta Sharma9 June 2024 04:15


Ukraine air defence downs 9 out of 13 Russian drones over 4 areas

Ukrainian air defence and cell drone hunters teams shot down 9 out of 13 Russian drones over 4 areas of the nation, the air power mentioned on Saturday.

The Iranian-made Shahed drones had been downed over the central Poltava area, southeastern Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk areas, and the Kharkiv area within the northeast, the assertion mentioned. One X-59 Russian missile launched from Russia’s Kursk area was additionally downed.

Serhiy Lysak, Dnipropetrovsk regional governor, mentioned the in a single day drone assault broken industrial and residential buildings and in addition an influence line. Details of the injury in different areas weren’t instantly clear.

Joe Middleton9 June 2024 03:00


While many within the EU fear about far-right good points on the poll field – these near Russia crave safety

Mary Dejevsky travels to Finland, the Baltic states and Poland, the place one concern stands above all others

Joe Middleton9 June 2024 02:00


British overseas secretary falls sufferer to hoax video name and messages

Foreign secretary Lord David Cameron has been the sufferer of hoax a video name and messages from somebody claiming to be the previous president of Ukraine, it has been revealed.

In order to stave off any makes an attempt to control video footage of Lord Cameron from the communications, the federal government has made public what occurred.

An announcement from the Foreign Office mentioned a “number of text messages were exchanged followed by a brief video call between the Foreign Secretary and someone purporting to be Petro Poroshenko, former president of Ukraine”.

Mr Poroshenko served as Ukrainian president between 2014 and 2019, and has remained a outstanding determine within the nation since leaving workplace.

Joe Middleton9 June 2024 01:00


Zelensky hits out at Putin’s claims about Ukraine’s presidential legitimacy

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has hit again at Vladimir Putin for elevating questions over the legitimacy of his presidency within the absence of elections within the war-torn nation.

In a joint information convention with France’s President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, Mr Zelensky mentioned: “President Zelensky’s legitimacy is recognized by the people of Ukraine only, he is elected by the people of Ukraine.”

“I am very grateful for the support. Our people are free. To be honest, that’s what we are fighting for (freedom). I am grateful for the support,” he mentioned.

He added mentioned Mr Putin’s legitimacy is acknowledged solely by the Russian president himself.

“Putin elects himself. Russian people are just a decoration, they only have one actor,” Mr Zelensky mentioned, pointing to Russia’s presidential election,

Ukraine needed to bear elections in March 2024 after Mr Zelensky’s first time period resulted in May. However, martial legislation was imposed following the Ukraine battle in February 2022, banning elections throughout wartime.

Joe Middleton8 June 2024 23:00


Putin’s forces killed his brother. He takes revenge utilizing a whole bunch of suicide drones to blow Russian troops up

Askold Krushelnycky visits the hid base of the ‘Barney Unit’ in jap Ukraine. Created by Stepan Barna within the wake of the demise on the entrance line of his older brother Oleh, its drone operators declare to have achieved greater than 100 kills

Joe Middleton8 June 2024 22:00


Putin says Russia doesn’t want to make use of nuclear weapons for victory in Ukraine

Russian president Vladimir Putin mentioned there was no want to make use of nuclear weapons to ship victory for Moscow in Ukraine, the strongest sign but from the Kremlin chief that there is not going to be a nuclear strike.

Mr Putin, whose forces have been making advances in jap Ukraine in current months, mentioned he didn’t see the situations for the usage of such weapons and requested that folks cease discussing the nuclear subject.

However, Mr Putin, who leads the world’s greatest nuclear energy, mentioned he didn’t rule out adjustments to Russia’s nuclear doctrine, which units out the situations beneath which such weapons could possibly be used.

He additionally mentioned that if obligatory Russia may check a nuclear weapon, although he noticed no want to take action this present day.

Mr Putin’s response got here to a query from Sergei Karaganov, an influential Russian analyst, who requested if Mr Putin ought to maintain a “nuclear pistol to the temple” of the West over Ukraine.

“The use is possible in an exceptional case – in the event of a threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. I don’t think that such a case has come. There is no such need,” he mentioned on the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

“But this doctrine is a living tool and we are carefully watching what is happening in the world around us and do not exclude making some changes to this doctrine. This is also related to the testing of nuclear weapons.”

Joe Middleton8 June 2024 21:00


Ukraine is in a race towards time to metal itself for a Russian summer time assault. Western assist wants to hurry up

Leaders similar to Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron used D-Day celebrations to underline their help for Kyiv, writes Kim Senguptahowever the West is struggling to seek out the manufacturing capability for the shells and missiles the nation desperately wants

Joe Middleton8 June 2024 20:00


US may deploy extra nuclear weapons on its border to discourage adversaries, Biden aide says

The US might need to deploy extra strategic nuclear weapons in coming years towards rising threats from Russia, China and different adversaries, a senior White House aide mentioned yesterday.

Pranay Vaddi, the highest National Security Council arms management official, made his feedback in a speech on “a more competitive approach” to arms management that outlined a coverage shift aimed toward urgent Moscow and Beijing to reverse rejections of US requires arsenal limitation talks.

“Absent a change in adversary arsenals, we may reach a point in the coming years where an increase from current deployed numbers is required. We need to be fully prepared to execute if the president makes that decision,” he advised the Arms Control Association.

“If that day comes, it will result in a determination that more nuclear weapons are required to deter our adversaries and protect the American people and our allies and partners.”

The US presently adheres to a restrict of 1,550 deployed strategic nuclear warheads beneath the New START treaty with Russia though Moscow suspended it final 12 months.

The administration stays dedicated to worldwide arms management and non-proliferation regimes designed to curb the unfold of nuclear weapons, Mr Vaddi mentioned.

But, he mentioned, Russia, China and North Korea “are all expanding and diversifying their nuclear arsenals at a breakneck pace, showing little or no interest in arms control.”

The three and Iran “are increasingly cooperating and coordinating with each other in ways that run counter to peace and stability, threaten the United States, our allies and our partners and exacerbate region tensions,” he mentioned.

Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are sharing superior missile and drone know-how, mentioned Mr Vaddi, citing Moscow’s use in Ukraine of Iranian drones and North Korean artillery and missiles, and Chinese help for Russia’s protection industries.

Joe Middleton8 June 2024 19:00


UN says Ukraine’s month-to-month civilian demise toll rises to highest in a 12 months

Ukraine marked a big enhance in month-to-month civilian casualties in May, reaching the very best level in almost a 12 months, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) mentioned at this time.

It mentioned conflict-related violence killed a minimum of 174 civilians and injured 690 in Ukraine in May, the very best variety of civilian casualties since June 2023.

It famous that the primary cause for the excessive variety of civilian casualties was the usage of air-dropped bombs and missiles in populated areas similar to communities close to the frontline and Kharkiv metropolis.

“Over half of the casualties in May occurred in Kharkiv city and region where Russian armed forces launched a new ground offensive on May 10,” Danielle Bell, the pinnacle of HRMMU, mentioned.

Ms Bell mentioned that the assaults in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis, have been lethal and no place in Ukraine was secure.

“The attacks on a shopping center and printing house in Kharkiv city highlight the stark vulnerability of civilians engaged in everyday activities, where even routine tasks like buying supplies to repair damaged homes can result in the loss of life and loved ones,” mentioned Ms Bell.

Joe Middleton8 June 2024 18:00