Several hundred members of Russia’s Wagner private mercenary group have returned to eastern Ukraine to fight but are not having a significant impact on the battlefield, a Ukrainian military spokesperson said on Wednesday. Wagner fighters played an important role in Russia’s capture of the eastern city of Bakhmut in May but left Ukraine after a brief […]

13 Mins Ago Russia likely exhausting aircraft lifespan more quickly than expected It’s “highly likely” that Russia is exhausting its aircraft stock more quickly than expected, the U.K.’s Ministry of Defence said Thursday. “Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) have lost approximately 90 fixed-wing aircraft in combat since February 2022,” the ministry said in an intelligence update […]

Ukraine needs more means to destroy Russian missiles, drones and aircraft, Kyiv says Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told international partners that its armed forces need more weaponry in his nightly address Wednesday. “Our warriors need more means of destroying Russian missiles, [Iranian-made] ‘Shaheds’ and other combat drones, as well as Russian aircraft,” Zelenskyy said in […]

The latest updates from the war in Ukraine. Russia shows video of “dead” Black Sea fleet commanderADVERTISEMENT Ukraine’s special forces said yesterday that they had killed Moscow’s top admiral in Crimea – along with 33 other officers – in last week’s missile attack on the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea fleet in the port of […]

By Rob Harris, sport correspondent England will oppose playing matches against Russian football teams after UEFA suddenly lifted its blanket ban on the country competing in its competitions to allow under-17s fixtures. European football’s governing body took the decision at a meeting of its executive committee 18 months after banning all Russian teams from its […]

US supplies of long-range ATACMS missiles and Abrams tanks to Ukraine will not change the situation on the battlefield, the Kremlin warned on Tuesday, hours after the latest wave of Russian drones hit Ukraine’s Danube river port of Izmail, damaging grain-exporting facilities. Follow our live blog for the latest developments on the war in Ukraine. […]

In recent weeks, Ukraine has intensified its campaign of strikes against military targets in Crimea, a region illegally annexed by Moscow nearly a decade ago. It has used air and sea drones as well as missiles to blast an air base, a naval port, a warship and a submarine. Then, on Friday, it targeted a […]

48 Mins Ago Russia senses weaknesses in Ukraine’s global alliances Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky listens during a meeting with US President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 21, 2023. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Ukraine is trying to keep its international backers close as […]

Putin trying to create new ‘assault’ units – but his mobilisation issues remain, says ISW Russian military officials are pressing forward with building out their armed forces despite a “multitude of endemic mobilisation issues” facing the country, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). The US-based thinktank noted a report from Russian […]

CNN  —  Russian warships were still launching attacks on Ukraine following the claim from Kyiv that the commander of Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet was killed Friday, as President Volodymyr Zelensky praised the arrival . . .

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