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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Russia has captured Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukrainian official says

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant was captured by Russian forces, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidential office, Mykhailo Podolyak, said on Thursday. “It is impossible to say the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is safe after a totally pointless attack by the Russians,” he said. “This is one of the most serious threats in Europe today,” […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: NATO orders commanders to be ready amid fear of Putin piecing together soviet union

NATO has ordered commanders to be ready to defend allied land after Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine. The alliance has previously ruled out military action as Ukraine is not a member, instead vowing to unleash an unprecedented package of sanctions. But ‘graduated response plans’ were activated amid fears Vladimir Putin may be looking […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Bomb hits Turkish ship off the coast of Odessa in Ukraine

A Turkish ship was struck by a bomb off the coast of Odessa in Ukraine after Vladimir Putin launched an ‘onslaught on the free and sovereign nation’. There were no casualties and it is safely en route into Romanian waters, Turkey’s Maritime General Directorate said. “Upon information that the Marshall Islands-flagged Turkish-owned Yasa Jupiter ship […]

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Ukrainian capital of Kyiv might fall in 48 hours if Putin unleashes full military potential

Russian President Vladimir Putin has now assembled 70% of the military personnel and weapons on Ukraine’s borders he would need for a full-scale invasion of the country. The figure is an estimate based on the latest intelligence assessments by two unnamed U.S officials, several media networks reported. The assessment represents the continuing significant buildup of […]

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Russia and US envoys clash at UN Security Council amid troop build-up along Ukraine

Russian and US envoys at the UN Security Council had a fierce encounter, after the US called a meeting to discuss Moscow’s troop build-up on its borders with Ukraine. US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the mobilisation was the biggest Europe had seen in decades. Her Russian counterpart accused the US of fomenting hysteria and unacceptable […]

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Ukrainian soldier opens fire, kills five guards at military plant

A Ukrainian National Guard soldier has shot security guards at a military factory in central Ukraine for unknown reasons, killing five people and wounding five others. The incident took place in the early hours of Thursday in Dnipro at the Pivdenmash missile factory (Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant Yuzhmash) as weapons were being issued to the guards […]

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US military aid arrives in Ukraine amid border tensions with Russia

The first shipment of the United States’ $200 million security support package for Ukraine has arrived in Kyiv, the US embassy said. The delivery followed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Kyiv this week amid concerns from Ukraine and its Western allies over tens of thousands of Russian troops amassed at the border […]

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Russia lays demands to diffuse situation with Ukraine

Russia has demanded strict limits on the activities of the US-led Nato military alliance in countries in Eastern Europe. The demands, which are unlikely to be met, come amid Western fears Russia plans to invade its neighbour Ukraine. Russia denies this, but wants Nato to rule out Ukraine and others ever joining the alliance to […]

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Russia may be forced to deploy mid-range nuclear missiles in Europe in response to NATO plans

Russia said on Monday it may be forced to deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe in response to what it sees as NATO’s plans to do the same. The warning from Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov raised the risk of a new arms build-up on the continent, with East-West tensions at their worst since the […]

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Russia suspends diplomatic mission to NATO amid tensions

Russia is suspending its diplomatic mission to NATO, according to the nation’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. In addition, staff at NATO’s office in Moscow will be stripped of their accreditation by November. It comes after NATO expelled eight diplomats from Russia’s mission earlier this month, saying they were working as intelligence officers. Relations between NATO […]

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Taliban conducts ‘targeted door-to-door visits’ searching for opponents and their families: UN document

The Taliban is going house-to-house searching for opponents and their families, according to a United Nations threat assessment report, deepening fears that Afghanistan‘s new rulers are planning revenge. The Taliban has been conducting “targeted door-to-door visits” of people who worked with US and NATO forces, according to the confidential document by the UN’s threat assessment […]

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US, NATO troops begin preparations for withdrawal from Afghanistan

The commander of foreign military in Afghanistan claimed ‘local actions’ begun as part of the planned withdrawal of foreign troops from the country, about two weeks after US President Joe Biden announced all US forces would leave by September 11. US Army General Scott Miller on Sunday said foreign military bases would be gradually handed […]