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Ukraine war update: Vladimir Putin's Russian warplane mistakenly bombs city of Belgorod

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* The US decision to provide 31 advanced M1A2 Abrams tanks to Ukraine will make a difference in the war, but there is no silver bullet, US Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Friday.

* Six German-made Leopard 2A4 tanks left Spain by ship for Ukraine, according to a naval monitoring website.

* Ukraine pressed allies for long-range weapons, jets and ammunition as the United States discussed increasing support to repel a Russian invasion of Ramstein air base in Germany on Friday.

* Russia’s Defense Ministry said troops under attack were fighting in the western parts of Bakhmut, the last part of Ukraine’s beleaguered city still held by Kiev’s forces.

* Ukraine said Russian forces had made some progress in their fight for Bakhmut but the situation was under control.

Sam Rakena22 April 2023 08:10

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As Ukrainian and Russian troops fight conventional battles on the front lines, Europe’s first major war of the internet age has also sparked a war of technology as both sides vie for advantage with their drones and satellite communications.

While the two sides have so far kept pace with each other, Ukraine’s technology minister told The Associated Press in an interview on Friday that he believed his country had the motivation and ability to finally topple Russia.

As Ukrainian and Russian troops fight conventional battles on the front lines, Europe’s first major war of the internet age has also sparked a war of technology as both sides vie for advantage with their drones and satellite communications

Emily Atkinson22 April 2023 06:00

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address that Kiev was actively preparing new units that had not yet appeared amid heavy fighting in Bakhmut.

Russia’s assault on Bakhmut relies heavily on private forces from the Wagner Group, whose commander Yevgeny Prigozhin expressed concern on Friday about a Ukrainian counter-offensive.

In an audio recording released on Telegram, he said, “Today we are killing people who were trained in Ukraine but will be technically educated coming from Germany.” United States.

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“The West has handed over 230 tanks and 1,500 other armored vehicles. This, too, is enough to provide serious opposition.

Ukraine, he predicted, would attack when the ground firmed up after the spring rains.

“They will attack… They will come and try to separate us, and we must resist,” he said.

Emily Atkinson22 April 2023 04:00

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A heart-wrenching photo of a pregnant woman in the bombed-ravaged Mariupol maternity hospital has won this year’s World Press Photo Award.

The winning photo shows Irina Kalinina, 32, carrying an injured pregnant woman from a maternity hospital that was damaged during a Russian airstrike in Mariupol in March last year.

Her child – who was named Miron after the word for “peace” – was born dead. The World Press Photo website said that Kalinina died half an hour after giving birth.

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Emily Atkinson22 April 2023 02:00

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Six Leopard 2A4 tanks destined for Ukraine left Spain by ship on Friday, according to a naval monitoring website, part of Western military aid for Kiev’s fight against Russia’s invasion.

Reuters witnesses said German-made Leopard tanks and armored personnel carriers were driven over a cargo ship. The ship will go to Poland and the hardware will be transferred to Ukraine, which is expected to launch a spring counteroffensive. It was not clear when the equipment would arrive.

Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles said this month that Spain would send 10 Leopard 2A4 tanks. The Army is repairing the remaining four. Spain has also trained 40 tank crew members and 15 mechanics.

Emily Atkinson22 April 2023 00:00

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A Russian warplane accidentally fired a weapon at the Russian city of Belgorod near Ukraine late on Thursday, April 20, causing an explosion and damaging buildings. Local authorities reported a large explosion in the city, which lies across the border from Ukraine. The regional governor said two women were injured when anti-aircraft ammunition accidentally fell from a Sukhoi Su-34 air force aircraft. The Su-34 is a supersonic fighter-bomber jet. Video footage from the site showed piles of concrete in the street, several damaged cars and a building with broken windows. In one shot, an overturned car was visible on the roof of a shop. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Emily Atkinson21 April 2023 22:00

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Stoltenberg says all NATO members agree Ukraine will join

Emily Atkinson21 April 2023 20:00

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US Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Friday that the US decision to provide 31 advanced M1A2 Abrams tanks to Ukraine will make a difference in the war but it is not a silver bullet.

Mili’s comments came as the US announced that Abrams tanks used to train Ukrainians would be arriving in Germany in the coming weeks.

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“I’m biased, but I think the M1 tank is the best tank in the world … I think the M1 tank, when it’s delivered, will make a difference,” top US general Milley said after a meeting said allies of Ukraine at the Ramstein air base in Germany.

“But I would also caution that there is no silver bullet in the war.”

Emily Atkinson21 April 2023 19:00

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A Russian official warned on Friday about an “uncontrollable” arms race involving several nuclear powers, the state-owned RIA news agency said.

“In short, we are witnessing a missile arms race whose consequences are difficult to predict. Billions of dollars are being invested in improving missile technology. This process is taking on an uncontrollable character,” Ambassador- At-Large Grigory Mashkov was quoted as saying.

RIA said Mashkov referred to China’s rapid expansion of its missile systems and the nuclear capabilities of Israel, India and Pakistan in a magazine interview.

Nuclear scientists said in January that “doomsday” – a hypothetical measure of the risk of extinction for the human race – was ticking closer to midnight as a result of rising nuclear tensions since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russia has claimed four regions of Ukraine as its territory and placed them under its nuclear umbrella, a move condemned as illegal by most countries at the United Nations. President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated that Russia will use all means to defend its “territorial integrity”.

In February, Putin announced that Moscow was suspending the New START treaty with the United States, which limits each side’s deployed nuclear weapons, saying Washington was trying to inflict a “strategic defeat” on Russia in Ukraine. is trying

Earlier, RIA quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying that a “vacuum” in strategic stability could arise after New START expires in 2026. It was not clear whether this was a statement from the ministry or a comment on Mashkov’s interview.

RIA also quoted the ministry as saying Moscow needed to build up its strategic missile capabilities, including in its Kaliningrad region, which borders NATO members Poland and Lithuania.

Emily AtkinsonApril 21, 2023 18:11

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They’ve attracted the most attention in eastern Ukraine, but it seems wherever war breaks out – from Syria to Sudan – this group of mercenaries can be found profiting from bloodshed. Now, leader Yevgeny Prigozhin’s rift with the Kremlin could make him even more dangerous, world affairs editor writes Kim Sengupta,

Emily Atkinson21 April 2023 17:00