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Russia's Putin defends Ukraine invasion in "Victory Day" speech celebrating Soviet WWII win over Nazis

Russia’s Putin defends Ukraine invasion in “Victory Day” speech celebrating Soviet WWII win over Nazis

Russian President Vladimir Putin used a military parade marking the Soviet Union’s triumph over the Nazis during the Second World War to defend his invasion of Ukraine on Monday, casting it as a response to Western policies. Despite widespread speculation, Putin did not declare victory in Ukraine or hint at any stronger push on the …

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Russia-Ukraine war: Azovstal troops say 'surrender not an option' |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia-Ukraine war: Azovstal troops say ‘surrender not an option’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

The pledge comes as the most senior Russian government official yet to set foot in Mariupol welcomes the ‘restoration of peace’ in ‘liberated’ cities. Ukrainian fighters holed up in underground bunkers in a vast steel mill in the southeastern city of Mariupol have pledged to continue to fight until the end as Russian forces kept …

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Intelligence provided by the US helped Ukrainians sink Russian ship Moskva

Intelligence provided by the US helped Ukrainians sink Russian ship Moskva

Intelligence provided by the US helped the Ukrainians sink the Russian Moskva in April, according to a senior defense official. The US shared the location of the Moskva in the Black Sea with the Ukrainians but had no role in the decision to strike it, the official said. The role the US played in the …

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Russia and Ukraine's "war of attrition" has begun, says European official

Russia and Ukraine’s “war of attrition” has begun, says European official

The “war of attrition” has begun in Ukraine, as Russian forces make a grinding push using heavy artillery shelling in the south and east of the country alongside deep strikes further west into Ukraine in an attempt to disrupt logistical supply lines used by the West. Predicting when the Russian offensive will end is very …

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Drone footage shows how Russians destroyed one Ukrainian town in savage battle

Drone footage shows how Russians destroyed one Ukrainian town in savage battle

CNN — A 22-minute video shot by a surveillance drone over the Ukrainian town of Popasna has illustrated the stunning destruction being inflicted on settlements across the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk. It’s also another insight into the importance of drones in modern warfare, as well as the Russian approach to combat and the …

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Why May 9 is a big day for Russia, and what a declaration of war would mean

Why May 9 is a big day for Russia, and what a declaration of war would mean

CNN — Russia may have invaded Ukraine on February 24, but President Vladimir Putin has insisted that his troops are carrying out a “special military operation” instead of declaring war. However, Western officials and analysts believe that could change on May 9, a symbolic day for Russia, with a formal declaration of war that will …

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Russia-Ukraine war: Civilians evacuate Mariupol's Azovstal plant |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia-Ukraine war: Civilians evacuate Mariupol’s Azovstal plant | Russia-Ukraine war News

Dozens of people, including women and children, have been evacuated from a steel plant in the pulverized city of Mariupol. Two groups of civilians left the residential area around the Azovstal steelworks – the last Ukrainian stronghold in the bombed-out ruins of the southern Ukrainian city – on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported citing the …

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Russia-Ukraine war: Civilians evacuate Mariupol's Azovstal plant |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia-Ukraine war: Civilians evacuate Mariupol’s Azovstal plant | Russia-Ukraine war News

Dozens of people have been evacuated from a steel plant in the pulverized city of Mariupol, including women and children. Two groups of civilians left the residential area around the Azovstal steelworks – the last Ukrainian stronghold in the bombed-out ruins of the southern Ukrainian city – on Saturday, Russian news agencies cited the defense …

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Chechen Soldiers in Bucha Civilian Massacre Accused of Killing Russian Comrades

Chechen Soldiers in Bucha Civilian Massacre Accused of Killing Russian Comrades

BUCHA, Ukraine—Ihor Yuschenko, 61, a former colonel in the Ukrainian Armed Forces who once served as the deputy chief of staff of ground forces in the Donbas in eastern Ukraine, watched in horror as a war crime took place right outside his window in broad daylight. According to Yuschenko, a column of Russian troops advancing …

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