Ukraine war news – UK army chief warns that Russia is still Britain’s deadliest enemy & dismisses Putin health fears

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HEAD of the UK’s armed forces, Sir Tony Radakin, has dismissed claims that Putin might be assassinated, whereas additionally issuing a stark warning that Russia stays Britain’s biggest enemy. 

Chatting with the BBC this morning, the military chief additionally famous that he believes Russia has ‘already misplaced’ the conflict in Ukraine, on account of their sluggish progress and big losses. 

“What you are seeing is a Russia, if we give attention to the Donbas, that’s lower than 10 per cent of the territory of Ukraine and we’re approaching 150 days,” he informed the BBC.

“Russia is struggling to take that territory, and it’s struggling due to the braveness and dedication of the Ukrainian armed forces.” 

He went on to say that any hope that Putin is sick, or will probably be assasinated, within the coming months is “wishful considering.”

Radakin was certain to warn Brits of Russia’s persevering with risk, nonetheless, he stated: “Its land forces are in all probability much less of a risk within the brief time period due to that degradation, that depletion that we’re seeing with their battle in Ukraine.

“However Russia continues to be a nuclear energy, it is obtained cyber capabilities, it is obtained house capabilities, and it is obtained explicit programmes underneath water so it may well threaten the underwater cables that enable the world’s info to transit round the entire globe.”

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  • Our bodies of civilians are but to be recognized after Vinnytsia strike

    11 our bodies, together with two youngsters had been uncovered after the strike yesterday.

    Chatting with Sky Information, deputy head of workplace for President Zelenskiy stated “greater than 70 persons are nonetheless in hospital,” and it’s thought round 18 are nonetheless lacking.

    The our bodies found within the ongoing rescue operation are but to be recognized.

  • Ukrainian aircraft carrying mines crashes in Greece

    A Ukrainian aircraft has crashed over Greece, stories declare.

    The aircraft was travelling from Serbia and crashed in Kavala, Greece, inflicting widespread hypothesis as to what it the place it was heading.

    All 8 members of aircraft’s crew had been killed within the crash.

  • Ukraine proves western dominance is ending, claims former PM Tony Blair

    In a latest lecture, Tony Blair has argued that Russia’s conflict in Ukraine proves we coming into a interval of western decline.

    He believes that China is as a substitute rising to grow to be the world’s largest tremendous energy.

    “We’re coming to the top of Western political and financial dominance,” he stated throughout a lecture in Ditchley Park, west London.

    “The world goes to be no less than bipolar and presumably multipolar,” Blair stated. “The most important geopolitical change of this century will come from China, not Russia.”

  • Russian losses as of July 17

    Russia has misplaced over 38,000 troops thus far, a brand new report has claimed.

    On high of this, the nation continues to leak tools and sources.

    As of at the moment, Russia has misplaced 220 planes, in addition to 1,677 tanks, all costing thousands and thousands to switch.

  • Three killed in missile assault on Ukrainian metropolis of Dnipro

    Roughly three individuals have been killed and 15 injured in a missile assault on the Ukrainian metropolis of Dnipro, Governor Valentyn Reznychenko stated.

    “The rockets hit an industrial plant and a busy avenue subsequent to it,” Mr Rezynchenko stated on his Fb web page.

    Sky Information stories he stated: “The Russian assault took the lives of three individuals, one other 15 had been injured. We’re figuring out the extent of the destruction.”

  • Russian missiles hit Pokrovsk

    The native police have confirmed {that a} barrage of missiles have hit the area of Pokrovsk.

    “The enemy hit civilians twice with Iskander-M ballistic missiles. No less than 27 homes had been broken. The police documented a Russian conflict crime,” the press service stated.

  • In footage: Ukrainian choir joins the Rolling Stones in Vienna

    In heartwarming scenes, a choir consisting of younger Ukrainians carried out in entrance of hundreds throughout a Rolling Stones live performance on Saturday.

    Followers had been touched by the emotional gesture, with one writing: “Unbelievable evening. Fu**ing experience. Greatest Stones present ever seen. Carry on rolling guys. It´s solely rock´n´roll however I prefer it 24/7.”

    The choir carried out a variety of songs, together with “cannot all the time get what you need”, and even joined the band for the encore.

  • Battle might be ‘extended’ if UK retains supplying Ukraine with weapons

    Andrei Kelin informed Sky Information that weapons are getting used to bomb civilians within the Donbas area.

    He stated: “The battle will finish and should finish fairly quickly as a result of the UK will perceive that there isn’t any risk to win over Russia.

    “The battle will probably be extended within the UK will proceed to produce arms, which are actually getting used additionally for shelling cities and civillian individuals in Donbas and in different areas.”

  • Russia ‘evacuates’ over 5,000 Ukrainian youngsters in a single day

    Yesterday, Russian officers claimed to have “evacuated” 30,000 Ukrainians to Russia, together with 5,000 youngsters.

    This was executed in opposition to the desire of the Ukrainian authorities.

    This occurred in a single day, with the full variety of these compelled to maneuver to Russia unknown.

  • Russian losses as of July 16

    Russia has misplaced over 38,000 troops thus far, a brand new report has claimed.

    On high of this, the nation continues to leak tools and sources.

    As of yesterday, Russia has misplaced 220 planes, in addition to 1,677 tanks, all costing thousands and thousands to switch.

  • Ukraine: Three killed by Russian strike in Kharkiv

    Three individuals had been killed after a Russian assault hit the northeast Ukrainian city of Chuhuiv in Kharkiv area in a single day, the Governor has stated.

    Sky Information stories that casualties embody a 70-year-old girl.

    One other three individuals had been injured.

    The strike broken a residential block, a college and a store, Governor Oleh Synehubov stated on Telegram. 

  • Russian Defence Ministry: Manufacturing facility in Dnipro destroyed

    Russian troops have destroyed a manufacturing facility within the Ukrainian metropolis of Dnipro that manufactured items for Tochka-U ballistic missiles, the Russian Defence Ministry confirmed in an announcement on Saturday.

    Guardian On-line stories that Russian forces have additionally shot down three Ukrainian airplanes and two helicopters.

  • Russian missile assault at Vinnytsia kills 23

    Roughly 23 individuals, together with three youngsters, had been killed after a Russian missile struck Ukrainian metropolis Vinnytsia on Thursday.

    Unbiased.co.uk stories that three youngsters, together with a four-year-old lady, had been killed within the assault on Thursday.

    Among the many casualties, 71 individuals had been hospitalised and 29 others have been reported lacking.

  • Zelensky – Russia should be formally acknowledged as terrorist state

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has as soon as once more known as for Russia to be formally acknowledged as a terrorist state,

    In response to Unbiased.co.uk, he made the plea after a lethal strike in Vinnytsia killed no less than 23 individuals.

    “At the present time as soon as once more proved that Russia should be formally acknowledged as a terrorist state. No different state on this planet poses such a terrorist risk as Russia. No different state on this planet permits itself to destroy peaceable cities and unusual human life with cruise missiles and rocket artillery on daily basis,” Mr Zelensky stated in his nightly deal with on Thursday.

    He added: “Three youngsters underneath the age of ten. And this, sadly, just isn’t but the ultimate quantity. Particles clearance is ongoing. Dozens of persons are listed as lacking. Closely wounded are amongst these hospitalised”.

  • Battle might be ‘extended’ if UK retains supplying Ukraine with weapons

    Andrei Kelin informed Sky Information that weapons are getting used to bomb civilians within the Donbas area.

    He stated: “The battle will finish and should finish fairly quickly as a result of the UK will perceive that there isn’t any risk to win over Russia.

    “The battle will probably be extended within the UK will proceed to produce arms, which are actually getting used additionally for shelling cities and civillian individuals in Donbas and in different areas.”

  • Ukrainian girls are searching for abortions in Poland

    Some girls have confronted rape from Russian troopers, or the dying of a partner and are in want of abortions.

    In Poland, abortion is simply allowed when a lady’s life or well being is in danger.

    Additionally it is continued in instances of rape and incest. However activists have informed Reuters this can be very tough to entry an abortion on these authorized grounds.

    Extra teams are protesting for abortions to not be criminalised and a bunch arrange a hotline, the Basis for Girls and Household Planning (FEDERA).

    Reuters reported that: “FEDERA gives counselling and authorized recommendation, and directs girls to teams elsewhere in Europe that may ship drugs into Poland, or organise journey and lodging to bear an abortion in additional liberal locations like Germany or the Netherlands.”

  • What occurred to Paul Urey?

    The British support employee has been reported as deceased by pro-Russian separatists.

    Paul Urey, 45, died whereas in captivity of pro-Russian separatists who detained him at a checkpoint in Zaporizhzhia, round 470 kilometers (290 miles) southeast of Kyiv.

    Reported by Related Press, Presidium Community co-founder Dominik Byrne stated Urey had diabetes and wanted an everyday provide of insulin.

    “It’s apparent that his welfare was not sorted,” Byrne stated.

    He informed AP: “The Russian authorities and the Donetsk Peoples Republic knew he had want of insulin however during this the Purple Cross has been denied welfare entry to him and has by no means been capable of confirm his precise circumstances in jail.”

  • United Arab Emirates agrees diesel provide to France

    The settlement is predicted to be signed on Monday 18 July.

    UAE will assure diesel provides to France, a supply at President Emmanuel Macron’s Elysee division has revealed to Reuters.

    The UAE president will go to Paris subsequent week, as the 2 international locations agree a bilateral partnership. They’ll share tasks comparable to nuclear and hydrogen vitality.

    This comes after France has determined to construct different connections as a substitute for counting on Russia, which reduce main gasoline provides to Europe just lately.

  • Our bodies of civilians are but to be recognized after Vinnytsia strike

    11 our bodies, together with two youngsters had been uncovered after the strike yesterday.

    Chatting with Sky Information, deputy head of workplace for President Zelenskiy stated “greater than 70 persons are nonetheless in hospital,” and it’s thought round 18 are nonetheless lacking.

    The our bodies found within the ongoing rescue operation are but to be recognized.

  • Missiles have hit Ukrainian Universities

    Reportedly Russia has fired greater than 10 missiles at two universities in Ukraine.

    The assaults had been made earlier at the moment, in keeping with Mykolaiv govenor Vitaliy Kim.

  • Explanation for dying of British support employee

    Paul Urey is believed to have flown to Ukraine to assist allies, however was captured by pro-Russian separatists.

    Reviews have been launched that say he died of “sickness and stress,” on 10 July.

    That is but to be formally confirmed.

  • Ilya Yashin, Russian opposition activist, detained for 2 months

    The activist, who’s opposing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, was arrested.

    He was detained, and can stay in detention till the trial begins in September.

  • Kyiv experiencing air raid sirens

    Air raid sirens sounded throughout Kyiv on Saturday as Russia deepened its long-range assault of Ukrainian cities, Sky Information stories.

    No less than 34 individuals have been killed within the final three days and plenty of extra wounded.

  • Three killed in missile assault on Ukrainian metropolis of Dnipro

    Roughly three individuals have been killed and 15 injured in a missile assault on the Ukrainian metropolis of Dnipro, Governor Valentyn Reznychenko stated.

    “The rockets hit an industrial plant and a busy avenue subsequent to it,” Mr Rezynchenko stated on his Fb web page.

    Sky Information stories he stated: “The Russian assault took the lives of three individuals, one other 15 had been injured. We’re figuring out the extent of the destruction.”

  • Zelenskyy claims air raid sirens are going off throughout Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has claimed air raid sirens had been going off throughout Ukraine on Friday.

    “The occupiers are realising that we’re regularly turning into stronger and the aim of their terror may be very easy — to place stress on us, to place stress on our society, to intimidate individuals, to trigger most hurt to Ukrainian cities, no less than whereas the Russian terrorists are nonetheless able to doing it,” he stated in his nightly video deal with to the nation, in keeping with Sky Information.

    He urged his fellow Ukrainians to hunt cowl.



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