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Ukraine unleashes heavy shelling on Russia staging area and drowns it in smoke – VIDEO

Aerial footage released on social media showed the site, which Russian armed forces have been using to prepare for offensives in the eastern regions, devastated by heavy Ukrainian shelling. A missile can be seen striking the centre of the staging area, exploding into a giant fireball and devastating the nearby equipment. The site is later […]

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Brexit Britain on brink of trade win as Ardern says deal signed ‘Waiting to tick all off’

Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern told Lorraine that she has recently “signed a free trade agreement” with the UK that could sound success for Britain’s future business. While Brexit negotiations remain complicated with the European Union over the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, an agreement with New Zealand will be welcome news. Ms Ardern joked […]

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‘We’ll never make any concessions’ Boris defends military spending for ‘properly equipped’

Speaking to LBC’s Nick Ferrari in Madrid, Spain, where the Prime Minister has been partaking in a NATO summit with other world leaders, Mr Johnson launched into a breakdown of British defence spending, claiming that the Government is “investing massively” in the armed forces. The PM has faced criticism this week for breaking a promise […]

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Boris Johnson and Erdogan square up to each other at NATO summit as Biden intervenes

In footage released on social media, Mr Biden can be seen grabbing Boris Johnson’s arm as the PM points back at Mr Erdogan during a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain. The Turkish leader appeared to have made a joke at Mr Johnson’s expense, muttering something to Mr Biden while looking away from the PM. Mr […]

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Russia ‘running into more and more trouble’ as Moscow fails to win over new troops

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, told CNN that she would “not at all bet on Russia” and that Ukraine will prevail in the conflict because their soldiers “know what they are fighting for”. Ms von der Leyen said Russian troops do not “see any sense” in the war and as a […]

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Putin struggles to stay still as he warns Russia ‘will have to respond’ to NATO expansion

The Russian leader, speaking at a news conference today during a visit to Turkmenistan, accused Sweden and Finland of creating trouble where there had previously been “no territorial issues or disputes” by signing up to NATO membership. Unable to stand still, Putin threatened a “mirrored” reaction to the Nordic countries should they allow “military contingents […]

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‘Lunatic with small man syndrome’ Wallace mocks Putin after PM ‘toxic masculinity’ claim

Defence secretary and Conservative MP Mr Wallace slammed the Russian President for having small man syndrome “in spades”, adding that he had a very “macho view” of the world. Speaking to Nick Ferrari on LBC this morning, the minister said he was “worried about” the Russian ethos of invasion but that he believed the “Ukrainians […]

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‘We are ready’ Tory minister warns ‘insane’ Putin that UK will fight Russia for NATO

Chris Philp, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Tech and the Digital Economy, told ITV News that it would be “literally insane” for Vladimir Putin to enter into “direct confrontation” with NATO forces, especially given the alliance’s recent bolserting of their forces from 40,000 to 300,000 troops. But, he added, Britain does “not appease aggressors” such […]

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‘Russia will lose!’ UK army chief launches fighting talk speech ahead of NATO summit

Speaking to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) land warfare conference in London, Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Patrick Sanders said the conflict in Ukraine was heralding a “paradigm shift” regarding how NATO responds to a crisis. Yesterday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced the expansion of the alliance’s troops from 40,000-strong to 300,000, […]

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‘Illegal and unrealistic’ EU ambassador issues warning against ‘unilateral action’ on NI

Joao Vale de Almeida, Union ambassador to the United Kingdom, accused the British Government of behaving in an “illegal and unrealistic” manner over a new Northern Ireland Protocol BIll that will see aspects of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement compromised. Mr Vale de Almeida said the EU would “pursue goodwill negotiations” but suggested the British Government […]