Chinese drone giant DJI suspends business in Russia, Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine war News

DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, has announced it is temporarily halting operations in Russia and Ukraine, in a rare example of a Chinese firm suspending business in response to the war in Ukraine. The Shenzhen-headquartered company said on Wednesday it would suspend its business in the two countries while “internally reassessing compliance requirements in … Read more

Germany will send tanks to Ukraine in U-turn by Olaf Scholz

Germany will send tanks to Ukraine in an about-turn by Chancellor Olaf Scholz after weeks of tensions in his coalition government and pressure from his international allies. The decision is likely to further ratchet up tensions with Moscow, after Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, said weapons sent to Ukraine would be a “legitimate target” … Read more

Ukrainian rape victim ordered to help Russian troops hunt for women

Russians are believed to have burned the corpses of many their victims, in turning destroying evidence of rape. “For Russians, it is a routine tactic,” Ms Pavlichenko said. “We saw them use similar tactics in Chechnya and Syria. Russians rape to destabilize civilians.” She said that Ukraine had established specialist teams for investigating rape in … Read more

‘Real’ danger of third world war after mysterious attacks on Russia, says Sergei Lavrov

Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, has warned there is a “real” danger of a third world war breaking out after a day of apparent Ukrainian attacks on Russian soil. In an interview with Russian news agencies, he criticized Kyiv’s approach to peace talks, adding: “Goodwill has its limits. But if it isn’t reciprocal, that doesn’t … Read more

meet Face, the rapper exiled by Putin

The music videos by this fearless rising artist have over 75 million views on YouTube and more than one million monthly listeners on Spotify, despite the streaming platform not being particularly popular in his homeland. From Ufa, the capital of the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan, Dryomin has made enemies 724 miles away in Moscow, thanks … Read more

UK to send Ukraine Stormer armored vehicles with anti-aircraft missile launchers

Vladimir Putin should leave all occupied territory in Ukraine including Crimea for true peace to be achieved, the Defense Secretary has suggested, as he said it is up to Ukraine what a resolution to the war would look like. Commons Defense Select Committee chairman Tobias Ellwood asked: “What does success in Ukraine look like? Are … Read more

Meet the ethnic Russian mayor of Dnipro with a British-made rocket launcher in his private bar

The N-LAW’s utility on the battlefield and their plentiful supply has made the UK one of Ukraine’s most popular backers and feels Boris Johnson’s stock soaring at a time when it is plummeting at home. “Boris Johnson has become a new Winston Churchill to us,” Mr Filatov said. “I think he’s also pursuing his own … Read more

Don’t ban Russian energy, Gerhard Schroder tells Germany as he defends Vladimir Putin

Domestically, calls have grown for his chancellor’s pension to be stopped, while the entire staff at his parliamentary office has resigned in protest. But Mr Schroder, who governed Germany between 1998 and 2005, when he struck up a close friendship with Putin, said the Russian president had been misunderstood. “The image that people have of … Read more

Ukraine repels first week of assaults by Russian forces in Donbas region

Whether Mr Putin can find a way out of that dilemma will likely be a crucial moment. In a recent report for Rusi, Mr Reynolds and Dr Jack Watling, a senior research fellow, suggested that May 9, when Russia celebrates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany, might be used as a moment to rhetorically … Read more

Russian sanctions are set to cost the UK economy £6bn over nine years

Britain’s economy is set to take a £6.2bn hit from the sanctions issued against Russia in the wake of its war in Ukraine. Official analysis of the trade measures issued earlier this month has found the restrictions will deal a multi-billion pound blow to the economy over the next nine years. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss … Read more