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Germany building LARGEST army in Europe as Scholz vows Kyiv support ‘as long as necessary’

Post-Cold War Germany steadily reduced the size of its army from around 500,000 troops at the time of reunification in 1990 to just 200,000. Its military spending has for decades been notoriously cautious – until Berlin’s approach abruptly changed in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February. Days after the start of […]

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‘Russian terror’ killing innocent civilians, Ukraine says; Kyiv releases footage of deadly shopping mall strike

Russia’s shortage of modern, precise strike missiles likely to cause more civilian deaths, UK says Young women mourn in front of a memorial made of flowers to the civilian victims nearby a shopping mall targeted by a missile strike in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, June 28th, 2022. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Russia’s shortage […]

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Horror as Kyiv Mayor warns NATO ‘you are next’ after devastating missile attack hits mall

A Russian missile attack Monday on a shopping mall in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk was a grim reminder of the war’s horrors, and some saw the timing of the attack – as G7 leaders met in Germany and just ahead of NATO – as a direct message from Moscow. Leaders of the world’s […]

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Zelenskyy tells G-7 summit Ukraine forces face urgent moment

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday underscored the urgency of helping his country’s military improve its position against Russia in a video meeting with leading economic powers, who in turn pledged to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes.” Zelenskyy addressed the delicacy of the moment for Ukraine in its […]

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Putin poised to launch second deadly missile strike on Kyiv ahead of NATO summit TOMORROW

Weapons expert Hamish de Bretton-Gordon told Express.co.uk that Putin “will try and unsettle” Kyiv by “firing some of his few remaining precision-guided missiles”. This comes ahead of the NATO summit taking place in Madrid from tomorrow. Yesterday, the Russian President launched a missile attack on Kyiv just hours before world leaders met for a G7 […]

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Ukraine LIVE: Hammer blow to Putin as CIA spies and British Commandos travel to help Kyiv

George Eustice indicated that the Navy would not be used to bypass a Russian blockade to help get grain out of Ukraine. “We’re looking at what we can do to help to repair railways, to look at a land bridge so that we can get that wheat out across the land border. It is now very, […]

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Ukraine: Russian warplanes pound Kyiv after weeks of calm

Russian air strikes hammered Ukraine’s capital Kyiv for the first time in weeks, slamming into an apartment block and kindergarten and killing at least one person with others trapped in destroyed buildings. Up to four explosions shook central Kyiv in the early hours of Sunday. “The Russians hit Kyiv again. Missiles damaged an apartment building […]

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Russian missiles strike Kyiv as G7 leaders meet in Germany

Russian missiles struck Kyiv on early Sunday morning, a day after a barrage of missiles hit targets across Ukraine and just hours ahead of a G7 meeting in Germany that will discuss new ways to punish Moscow for its invasion. The missiles hit residential buildings in Kyiv’s central Shevchenkovskiy district, just after 6am local time, […]

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Russia-Ukraine war: Kyiv hit by missile strikes; G7 leaders gather in Germany – live updates

Reports of missile strikes as explosions rock Kyiv Several explosions took place early on Sunday in the Shevchenkivskiy district of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, the city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said on the Telegram messaging app. There was no immediate information on the cause of the explosions or casualties.“Ambulance crews and rescuers dispatched to the scene. […]

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Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, while pressing their momentum following the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk. The military said Saturday that Moscow-backed separatists were now in full control of the chemical plant that was the […]