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Finland joins NATO on Tuesday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finland will join NATO on Tuesday, completing the Nordic country’s quick entry into the military alliance following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, authorities said. Finland has a 1,300-kilometer (810-mile) border with Russia, which means NATO’s border with Russia would approximately quadruple in length, prompting Moscow to commit to strengthening its military in border regions. “Tomorrow we Read More…

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ICC wants Putin arrested for Ukraine war crimes against children

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a decision that has infuriated the Kremlin, the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of the war crime of the forcible deportation of children from Ukraine. After Muammar Gaddafi of Libya and Omar al-Bashir of the Sudan, Putin is the only other sitting Read More…

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Russia’s Medvedev sad for Ukrainian athletes competing in wartime

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Daniil Medvedev has expressed sympathy for Ukrainian players competing in tennis tours in the midst of unrest in their country, which Russia invaded last year. Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine withdrew from her match against Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka at Indian Wells, citing a panic attack triggered by a conversation with WTA Chief Executive Steve Simon about Read More…

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Ukraine’s Tsurenko claims panic attack after conversation with WTA chief

Reading Time: 2 minutes After speaking with the WTA chief executive, Ukrainian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko withdrew from her match against Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka in the third round in Indian Wells, she said on Monday. Tsurenko, who on Friday defeated Donna Vekic of Croatia 2-6 6-2 6-2, withdrew from the competition soon before the start of her match Read More…

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Ukraine refuses to abandon Bakhmut despite incessant Russian attacks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ukraine’s top military commanders have vowed to continue defending the besieged city of Bakhmut, where Russia hopes to make its first major wartime gain in more than a year, and to strengthen their defences, according to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. In the midst of some of the bloodiest fighting of the over-a-year-long invasion, Moscow says capturing Read More…

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Wagner chief: Russian posture at Bakhmut at peril without promised ammo

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The leader of Russia’s Wagner mercenary army warned that without ammunition, Russia’s position near the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut was in danger, the most recent indication of a rift between the Kremlin and the leader of the private militia. Meanwhile, according to Ukrainian military authorities and analysts, commanders of the Russian 155th Brigade operating Read More…

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Ukraine chopper accident kills Kyiv interior minister as battle rages in east Ukraine

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Ukraine’s interior minister and a toddler were among at least 14 people killed on Wednesday when a helicopter crashed into and set fire to a nursery in a Kyiv suburb. Separately, Ukraine said its soldiers again thwarted Russian advances on the frontline city of Bakhmut in the east, hundreds of kilometres (miles) distant, where both Read More…

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Ukrainians celebrate the New Year as Russian drones are shot down from the sky

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ukrainians rejoiced from their balconies as their air defences shot Russian missiles and drones out of the sky in the early hours of 2023, as Moscow welcomed the new year by striking civilian sites across Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced on Sunday evening that Ukrainian soldiers shot down 45 Iranian-made Sahed drones fired by Russia Read More…

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Russian bomber base struck by Ukrainian drone

Reading Time: 3 minutes In contrast to Ukraine’s claims that Russia has been launching significant artillery barrages on its cities over the past 24 hours, Moscow claimed on Monday that its forces shot down a Ukrainian drone near a long-range bomber base located deep inside Russia. The long-range strategic bombers that would have been deployed to attack Ukrainian cities Read More…

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Putin says Russia is ready to bargain with Ukraine

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Vladimir Putin stated in an interview that was aired on Sunday that Russia is willing to dialogue with all parties involved in the conflict in Ukraine but that Kyiv and its Western allies have so far declined to do so. Since the end of World War Two, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia on Read More…