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Zelensky says China attempting to undermine Ukraine peace summit

The US and Ukraine have signed a safety settlement on the G7 summit in Italy, as world leaders agreed to a $50bn mortgage to assist Kyiv following the Russian invasion.

Joe Biden’s nationwide safety adviser, Jake Sullivan, described the pact as a “real marker” of the US dedication to Ukraine, “not just for this month and this year, but for the many years ahead”.

Volodymyr Zelensky stated on social media that the doc is “unprecedented, as it should be for leaders who support Ukraine“.

The agreement will not commit US troops directly to Ukraine‘s defence against Russia‘s invasion. That is a red line drawn by the US president, who does not want to have America pulled into a direct conflict with nuclear-armed Moscow.

It comes as Russian drills to deploy tactical nuclear weapons for combat involved the special delivery of dummy nuclear warheads to forward storage points and an airfield where they were loaded on bombers, according to Russia‘s nuclear unit.

Meanwhile, drones struck an oil refinery in Russia’s Voronezh Oblast overnight damaging fuel tanks, the regional governor said.


Putin shows off in launch of Russian dummy nuclear warheads

Russian drills to deploy tactical nuclear weapons for combat involved the special delivery of dummy nuclear warheads to forward storage points and an airfield where they were loaded on bombers, according to Russia‘s nuclear unit.

President Vladimir Putin ordered the nuclear drills after what Russia said were threats from the West, including signals from Western officials that they would allow Ukraine to strike deep into Russia with Western weapons.

Drills have taken place in the south of Russia, which borders Ukraine, and with the involvement of soldiers from the Leningrad military district in Russia‘s northwest, and have included mobile missile launchers, the air force and navy.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain14 June 2024 06:00


Drones strike Russian oil refinery

An oil refinery in Russia’s Voronezh Oblast has been struck by drones overnight, regional Governor Aleksandr Gusev said.

One of the drones hit the oil refinery damaging fuel tanks but caused no deaths, he added.

Russia has reported a rise in Ukrainian attacks on its territory since its forces opened a new front in northeastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv region last month.

Alisha Rahman Sarkar14 June 2024 05:41


Russian journalist killed in shelling in Ukraine

Ukrainian shelling killed a Russian journalist covering the 27-month-old war in a village in eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

Valery Kozhin, who worked for Russia’s NTV television channel, was one of a group of journalists hit in the strike, said Ivan Prikhodko, mayor of Horlivka, north of the Russian-held regional centre of Donetsk.

NTV had earlier reported that three of their staff, including Kozhin, had been wounded in the village of Holmivskyi and taken to hospital.

At least 16 journalists have died since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, according to Reuters.

Alisha Rahman Sarkar14 June 2024 05:30


Two Indians killed fighting for Russian military in Ukraine

Two Indian men recruited by the Russian army have been killed in Ukraine, India’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain14 June 2024 05:00


UK imposes first sanctions targeting Russia’s ‘shadow fleet’

Britain has imposed its first sanctions targeting vessels in Russian president Vladimir Putin’s “shadow fleet” that it stated was used to avoid Western sanctions on the commerce in Russian oil.

The motion, a part of 50 new sanctions and co-ordinated with G7 companions, additionally focused suppliers of munitions, machine instruments, microelectronics, and logistics to Russia’s navy, together with entities based mostly in China, Israel, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey, the federal government stated.

“Today’s action includes the UK’s first sanctions targeting vessels in Putin’s shadow fleet, used by Russia to circumvent UK and G7 sanctions and continue unfettered trade in Russian oil,” a authorities assertion stated.

Britain additionally sanctioned Russia’s main monetary market, the Moscow Exchange, saying it had obtained a profit from or supported the Kremlin “by carrying on business in a sector of strategic significance.”

Alisha Rahman Sarkar14 June 2024 04:30


US reporter Evan Gershkovich, jailed in Russia on espionage costs, to face trial, officers say

U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been jailed for over a 12 months in Russia on espionage costs, will stand trial within the Ural Mountains metropolis of Yekaterinburg, authorities stated Thursday.

An indictment of the Wall Street Journal reporter has been finalized and his case was filed to the Sverdlovsky Regional Court within the metropolis about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) east of Moscow, in accordance with Russia’s Prosecutor General’s workplace.

Gershkovich is accused of “gathering secret information” for the CIA about Uralvagonzavod, a facility within the Sverdlovsk area that produces and repairs navy tools, the Prosecutor General’s workplace stated in a press release, revealing for the primary time the main points of the accusations towards him.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain14 June 2024 04:00


G7 leaders strike deal on $50bn funding for Ukraine

G7 leaders have reached a deal to make use of income from frozen Russian belongings to supply round $50bn (£39bn) price of help to Ukraine.

It got here after Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky stated he anticipated “important decisions” from the summit in Italy, with leaders from the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan searching for to shore up help for Kyiv as a number of of them face elections or political turmoil at residence.

Also on Thursday, US president Joe Biden agreed to a sweeping bilateral safety settlement that may see his nation and Ukraine work collectively “to help deter and confront future aggression against the territorial integrity” of both state.

Alisha Rahman Sarkar14 June 2024 03:52


Poland honors soldier who was fatally stabbed by migrant at border with Belarus

Sirens wailed and lawmakers within the Polish parliament noticed a minute of silence on Wednesday to honor a younger soldier who was fatally stabbed on the Polish-Belarusian border throughout a migration disaster that Poland says has been engineered by Russia and Belarus.

The soldier, Mateusz Sitek, was stabbed within the chest by a migrant who thrust a knife by way of a niche in a metal fence on May 28. He died of his wounds greater than every week later, on June 6.

Sitek was laid to relaxation Wednesday in his residence village of Nowy Lubiel in central Poland.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain14 June 2024 03:00


The enemy inside: How corruption and inefficiency are sabotaging Ukraine’s struggle effort

The most senior Ukrainian official in command of reconstruction has resigned, bitterly complaining that his place was intentionally undermined by the Zelensky authorities, writes Kim Sengupta – such instability might show deeply damaging:

Maryam Zakir-Hussain14 June 2024 02:00


NATO protection ministers thrash out new safety assist and coaching help plan for Ukraine

NATO protection ministers gathered Thursday hoping to agree on a brand new plan to supply long-term safety help and navy coaching to Ukraine, after Hungary promised to not veto the scheme so long as it’s not compelled to participate.

The ministers are assembly over two days at NATO headquarters in Brussels within the final high-level talks earlier than a summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington on July Sept. 11, the place the navy group’s leaders are anticipated to announce monetary help for Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Western allies are attempting to bolster their navy help as Russian troops launch assaults alongside the greater than 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) entrance line, profiting from a prolonged delay in U.S. navy assist. European Union cash was additionally held up by political infighting.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain14 June 2024 01:00