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

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

Donald Trump urges the Queen to punish Sussexes’ ‘disrespect’

Donald Trump has called for the Queen to strip Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of their royal titles. The former US president said he thought the Duke of Sussex had been “so disrespectful” to the UK and described him as “an embarrassment”. In an upcoming interview with Piers Morgan, the transcript of which was published … 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

Boris Johnson warns UN chief that Vladimir Putin will ‘manipulate’ his Russia visit

Mr Guterres’ trip also risks worsening relations between Nato leaders and the UN. The alliance has been frustrated at the UN’s lack of action on Russia, with the organization hamstrung by Moscow’s permanent seat on the Security Council, allowing it to veto any resolutions on the conflict. Earlier this month, Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, … Read more

French election results 2022: Exit polls predict win for Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen

French voters in the UK on both sides of the political spectrum have said they believe the presidential election could bring a “big change” to the nation in the form of a shift to the right, PA reports. People at the polls said they believed centrist incumbent Emmanuel Macron would retain his leadership, but his … Read more