Ukraine-Russia war latest: Number killed and others feared trapped in fire at Russian former research centre

Ukraine-Russia war latest: Number killed and others feared trapped in fire at Russian former research centre

Two people jumped to their death from the top floors of a burning eight-storey former Russian electronics research institute in Moscow on Monday.

At least six other people have died in the fire as people became trapped on the top floors and were unable to escape, the state-run TASS news agency reported.

One man was shown jumping from the upper floor of the building by the Baza Telegram channel. Another, with serious burns, fell from the upper floors, footage published by Shot Telegram channel showed. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.

In other developments, top North Korean military officials criticised the United States on Monday for its expanding military assistance to Ukraine and warned of a “new world war”.

Just days after Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to Pyongyang, Pak Jong Chon, one of North Korea‘s top military officials, said Moscow had the “right to opt for any kind of retaliatory strike” if Washington kept pushing Ukraine to a “proxy war” against Russia.

It could provoke a stronger response from Moscow, and a “new world war”, Pak said, according to KCNA.

Key points

  • At least eight people dead after fire at Moscow former research building

  • Russia says US responsible for deadly attack on Crimea

  • Three injured after Russian missile strike on Odesa

  • North Korea offended at increased support for Ukraine from US: ‘New world war'

  • Video of Russian soldier’s execution shows ‘pervasive brutal culture’

At least eight people dead after fire at Moscow former research building

16:44 , Joe Middleton

Two people jumped to their death from the top floors of a burning eight-storey former Russian electronics research institute in Moscow on Monday.

At least six other people have died in the fire as people became trapped on the top floors and were unable to escape, the state-run TASS news agency reported.

One man was shown jumping from the upper floor of the building by the Baza Telegram channel. Another, with serious burns, fell from the upper floors, footage published by Shot Telegram channel showed.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.

Hungary seeking to challenge EU decision on frozen Russian assets

16:00 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

A Hungarian legal team in Brussels is looking for ways of challenging an EU decision to use proceeds from frozen Russian assets by circumventing Budapest’s opposition, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on his Facebook page on Monday.

Earlier, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said the EU had found a way to use the proceeds from frozen Russian assets to buy arms for Ukraine despite hold-ups from Hungary.

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Polish president says he hopes China can help bring peace in Ukraine

15:38 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Monday during a visit to Beijing that he hoped China would help find a solution for peace in Ukraine that respects international law.

Diplomats told Reuters this month that China had been lobbying governments with an alternative peace plan for Ukraine.

“I presented our point of view on the security situation in Europe and the world, above all in our part of Europe,” Duda told reporters after a meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

“I hope that China will... support efforts to strive for a peaceful end to the war waged by Russia in Ukraine,” he said, adding that any such peace must respect international law and Ukraine‘s internationally recognised borders.

China and Russia proclaimed a “no limits” partnership just days before President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Russia‘s smaller neighbour. Beijing says it is neutral in the conflict and has not supplied Moscow with weapons or ammunition.

Xi told Duda that China supported all efforts to bring the war in Ukraine to a peaceful end and that China would continue to play a role in finding a political solution to the crisis, Chinese state television reported.

Russian vows response to new EU sanctions as it widens black list

15:03 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Russia‘s foreign ministry reacted to a fresh wave of European Union sanctions on Monday by saying any unfriendly Western actions would be met with “the necessary response”.

The ministry called the sanctions illegal and said in a statement it had “significantly” expanded its black list of people barred from entering Russia. It provided no further details.

Earlier, EU countries adopted a 14th package of sanctions on Russia that aims to close some loopholes and hits Russia‘s gas exports for the first time.

Indian tech company with ties to government sanctioned by Japan for helping Russia evade sanctions

14:28 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Japan has become the latest country to sanction an Indian tech company for its alleged role in helping Russia evade sanctions imposed due to its war in Ukraine.

The sanctions were part of trade restrictions, including asset freezes, against 11 entities in five countries, including China, Kazakhstan, UAE, and Uzbekistan, on Friday.

This is the first time Japan has imposed sanctions on an Indian company since 1998 and the first time for China-based firms in connection with the war in Ukraine.

Indian tech company with ties to government sanctioned by Japan over Russia sanctions

EU backs using Russian asset profits for Ukraine, despite Hungarian objection, diplomats say

14:15 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The European Union has approved a plan to use a first tranche of profits from frozen Russian assets for military aid to Ukraine, getting around a Hungarian block, diplomats said on Monday.

Earlier in the day, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the bloc had found a way to use the funds to buy arms and other aid for Ukraine without needing Hungary’s consent.

Borrell said the first tranche of the profits of “around 1.4 billion euros” is expected to be available next week.

Russia summons the American ambassador over a deadly attack that Moscow says used US-made missiles

13:44 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the American ambassador on Monday to protest what it says was the use of U.S.-made advanced missiles in a Ukrainian attack on Russian-annexed Crimea that reportedly killed four people and wounded more than 150.

Washington “has effectively become a party” to the war on Ukraine’s side, the ministry said in a statement, adding, “Retaliatory measures will certainly follow.” It did not elaborate.

There was no immediate comment from U.S. or Ukrainian officials. The Associated Press could not independently verify Russia’s claims about the missiles used.

Russia summons the American ambassador over a deadly attack that Moscow says used US-made missiles

Russian missiles kill four and wound 34 in eastern town Pokrovsk, Ukraine says

13:24 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Russian missiles killed at least four people and wounded 34 others, including two children, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Pokrovsk on Monday, the regional governor said.

“This is one of the largest enemy attacks on civilians recently,” Vadym Filashkin said on Telegram.

Images shared alongside his post showed one-story buildings with shattered windows, ruined rooftops and bricks and construction waste scattered around.

Filashkin said Russian troops launched two Iskander-M ballistic missiles at the town which is about 24 km (15 miles) from the front line. The attack destroyed one private house and damaged 16 more, he added.

One missile struck and then, half an hour later, a second, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s office said in a statement. The attacks also damaged a gas pipeline and cars, it added.

In pictures: Burnt Derbent synagogue following after Dagestan attack

12:54 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Sergei Melikov, the head of the Dagestan region, visits Derbent synagogue following an attack by gunmen and a fire.

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(Dagestan authorities/Reuters)
 (Dagestan authorities/Reuters)
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 (Dagestan authorities/Reuters)
(Dagestan authorities/Reuters)

Russia says U.S. programmed and guided missiles which struck Crimea

12:28 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The Russian foreign ministry said on Monday that missiles used in Sunday’s attack on Crimea had been programmed by United States specialists and guided based on intelligence data from U.S. satellites and a nearby U.S. reconnaissance drone.

The ministry earlier on Monday summoned the U.S. ambassador to tell her that Moscow blamed Kyiv and Washington equally for the deadly attack on the city of Sevastopol in Crimea.

North Korea warns US of ‘new world war’ over support for Ukraine

11:53 , Joe Middleton

Top North Korean military officials criticised the United States on Monday for its expanding military assistance to Ukraine and warned of a “new world war”.

North Korea‘s vice minister of defence, Kim Kang Il, said the U.S. sending an aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula was a “very dangerous” show of force, leaving doors open for North Korea‘s “overwhelming, new demonstration of deterrence,” state media KCNA reported.

A nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier, the Theodore Roosevelt, arrived in the South Korean port city of Busan on Saturday to take part in joint military exercises later this month with the host nation and Japan, naval officials said.

Just days after Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to Pyongyang, Pak Jong Chon, one of North Korea‘s top military officials, said Moscow had the “right to opt for any kind of retaliatory strike” if Washington kept pushing Ukraine to a “proxy war” against Russia.

It could provoke a stronger response from Moscow, and a “new world war”, Pak said, according to KCNA.

Farage accused of ‘playing into Putin’s hands’ as he doubles down on Ukraine invasion comments

11:00 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer have led criticism of Nigel Farage after the Reform UK leader claimed that the West “provoked” Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

It did not stop Mr Farage from doubling down on his comments, originally made in a BBC Panorama interview which aired on Friday night, in a column piece on Saturday afternoon for the Daily Telegraph, claiming that he should “not be blamed for telling the truth about Putin’s war”.

Asked about the remarks during an election campaign visit in London on Saturday, prime minister Mr Sunak suggested Mr Farage was “emboldening Putin”.

Farage accused of ‘playing into Putin’s hands’ as he doubles down on Ukraine comments

Under curfew, Ukrainians mark midsummer with bonfire jumping at a festival with pagan roots

10:30 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Despite war-time restrictions, Ukrainians marked midsummer with festivals that featured frenetic folk dancing, flower decoration and jumping over bonfires.

The festival of Ivana Kupala on Sunday was held as Ukrainians start their third summer at war, with Kyiv and other cities hit by regular blackouts and remaining under nightly curfew.

An hour’s drive south of the capital, several thousand joined the summer festival, many wearing shirts and dresses embroidered with traditional patterns.

Under curfew, Ukrainians mark midsummer with bonfire jumping at a festival with pagan roots

Three injured after Russian missile strike on Odesa

10:15 , Joe Middleton

A Russian missile attack on the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa struck civilian infrastructure and injured at least three people, on Monday morning, regional governor Oleh Kiper said.

The attack damaged a storage facility where some 50 people were working, military and regional authorities said.

The air force said it had prevented one of two cruise missiles launched by Russia from reaching the target.

Mr Kiper said on the Telegram messaging app that two middle-aged men and a 19-year-old boy were taken to hospital.

The air force had warned the city’s residents of the threat of incoming missiles before the explosions sounded.

Odesa has been a frequent target of Russian forces in the 28-month-long full-scale invasion, with many attacks aimed at the city’s port facilities. Russia denies targeting civilians or civilian infrastructure.

With its new pact with North Korea, Russia raises the stakes with the West over Ukraine

10:00 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Behind the smiles, the balloons and the red-carpet pageantry of President Vladimir Putin‘s visit to North Korea last week, a strong signal came through: In the spiraling confrontation with the U.S. and its allies over Ukraine, the Russian leader is willing to challenge Western interests like never before.

The pact that he signed with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un envisions mutual military assistance between Moscow and Pyongyang if either is attacked. Putin also announced for the first time that Russia could provide weapons to the isolated country, a move that could destabilize the Korean Peninsula and reverberate far beyond.

With its new pact with North Korea, Russia raises the stakes with the West over Ukraine

Ukraine sends over 30 drones into Russia after bombing of Kharkiv leaves 3 dead and dozens injured

09:38 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Russian authorities said more than 30 drones were shot down over the country’s western regions overnight into Sunday, just hours after a Russian bomb attack on Ukraine’s second largest city of Kharkiv killed three people and left dozens in hospitals.

One of the four aerial bombs hit a five-story residential building on Saturday afternoon, officials said. Regional Gov. Oleh Syniehubov said 41 people were still being treated for injuries.

In a video address following the attack, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Ukraine’s partners to bolster its air defenses.

Ukraine sends over 30 drones into Russia after bombing of Kharkiv leaves 3 dead and dozens injured

MoD issue ‘myth-busting’ Nato video after Farage comments on Ukraine invasion

09:08 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The Ministry of Defence has published a myth-busting video denouncing the idea that Nato is “encircling” Russia, just a day after Nigel Farage doubled down on his claims that the West had “provoked” Vladimir Putin into invading Ukraine.

In a 31-second clip posted on X, formerly Twitter, the MoD’s video presented the idea that “Nato is encircling Russia” as a myth, before writing that Russia is the largest country in the world and that “it is hard to encircle a country with 11 time zones.”

“Only 11 per cent of Russia’s land border is shared with Nato countries,” a message in the video showed.

MoD issue ‘myth-busting’ Nato video after Farage comments on Ukraine invasion

EU has solution to use frozen Russian funds for Ukraine, Borrell says

08:39 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Monday said he would put forward a proposal on how to avoid any member state blocking the use of proceeds from frozen Russian financial funds to support Ukraine.

“We have a legal procedure in order to avoid any kind of blockage,” Borrell said before a meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Luxembourg.

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Russian strike on Odesa injures three, Ukraine says

08:19 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

A Russian attack on Ukraine‘s southern city of Odesa struck civilian infrastructure and injured at least three people on Monday morning, regional governor Oleh Kiper said.

A 19-year-old boy and two middle-aged men were taken to hospital, Kiper said on the Telegram messaging app.

Ukraine‘s interior ministry published pictures of a massive cloud of smoke rising from the site where emergency services were working to put out a fire.

The air force had warned the city’s residents of the threat of incoming missiles before the explosions sounded.

Odesa has been a frequent target of Russian forces in the 28-month-long full-scale invasion, with many attacks aimed at the city’s port facilities. Russia denies targeting civilians or civilian infrastructure.

EU must step up against Russia's hybrid attacks, Lithuania says

07:54 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The EU has to step up its actions against Russia‘s hybrid attacks, which it is also escalating inside NATO countries, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on Monday.

“We have to be very clear what we are going to do about it, and unfortunately I don’t think that we are sending the right message yet,” Landsbergis said before a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg.

“Moscow must get a clear message that whenever they escalate they will receive an answer from our side.”

Dagestan attack: 15 police officers and a priest dead after gunmen open fire in Russia

07:29 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Gunmen opened fire at a synagogue, an Orthodox church, and a police post in Russia’s North Caucasus region of Dagestan, killing at least 15 police officers and a priest in what seemed to be coordinated attacks on several places of worship in Russia’s southernmost province of Dagestan.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks in the volatile North Caucasus region, according to the region’s interior ministry.

“This is a day of tragedy for Dagestan and the whole country,” Sergei Melikov, governor of the Dagestan region, said in a video published early on Monday on the Telegram messaging app.

15 police officers and a priest dead after gunmen open fire in Russia

Video of Russian soldier’s execution shows ‘pervasive brutal culture’

07:12 , Arpan Rai

A video showing a wounded Russian soldier being shot dead by his own side shows the “brutal culture” within the Russian Armed Forces, according to a US-based think tank.

Undated footage was shared on social media platforms over the weekend of a Russian soldier, wounded by a drone strike, motioning to a comrade to help him out. Instead the other soldier, within seconds, kills the wounded soldier with a gunshot at point blank range.

The video suggests the Russian soldier killed his fellow service member instead of attempting to check the soldier’s injury, attempting treatment, taking his identification tags, or attempting a casualty evacuation, the Institute for the Study of War said.

“The attempted or deliberate killing of a fellow soldier is unprofessional, and ISW has observed instances of Russian fragging (the deliberate killing of supervisors) and other anecdotes demonstrative of a callous disregard for the lives of Russia’s own soldiers throughout the war thus far, both within Russia and amongst Russian troops on the battlefield,” it said in its latest assessment,

Fragging is “generally indicative of extremely poor discipline amongst troops, a disconnect between tactical level commanders and their subordinates, as well as a blatant disregard for human life,” it added.

The casualty has not been confirmed by the Russian ministry of defence. The Independent has not verified the time, location and the authenticity of the video independently.

In another incident on Saturday, a Russian military blogger confirmed that commanders of various Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) units are severely mistreating their wounded subordinates and alleged that the 1st DNR Slavic Brigade (1st DNR Army Corps) is holding its own wounded personnel in prison-like conditions in Donetsk City, instead of providing them with the treatment that they require, the ISW said.

“Both the fragging incident and the milblogger claims against the DNR command are indicative of a very poor culture within the Russian military, particularly the command’s disregard for their subordinates and a generally low level of discipline,” it added.

Has Russia just dropped a deadly new 3,000kg glide bomb in Ukraine?

07:00 , Tom Watling

Has Russia just dropped a deadly new 3,000kg glide bomb in Ukraine?

Russian military bloggers slam defence ministry for not preventing attack on Crimea

06:30 , Arpan Rai

The Russian defence ministry has been criticised by the country’s own military bloggers over their failure to prevent a deadly strike in occupied Crimea over the weekend.

At least four people were killed and around 150 people were injured on Sunday after five US-supplied missiles hit Crimea’s Sevastopol.

“Several Russian milbloggers criticised Russian authorities for failing to detect and destroy all the missiles before they approached Sevastopol and for failing to build reinforced shelters within walking distance of the beach, specifically comparing the lack of shelters near this beach in contrast to Russia’s efforts to build shelters in Belgorod Oblast near the international border with Ukraine,” said the Institute for the Study of War.

It added that the Russian sources criticised Russian authorities for not using air raid sirens to alert civilians to seek shelter.

Russian forces ‘intensifying’ attack in eastern Ukraine

06:00 , Tom Watling

Russian forces are “intensifying” the tempo of their attacks on the frontline in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, The Institute for the Study of War has said.

Russia says US responsible for deadly attack on Crimea

05:30 , Arpan Rai

The Russian defence ministry has blamed the United States for a Ukrainian attack on the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula with five US-supplied missiles that killed four people, including two children, and injured 151 more.

It claimed that four of the US-delivered Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles, equipped with cluster warheads, were shot down by air defence systems and the ammunition of a fifth had detonated in mid-air.

Russian officials have claimed US specialists had set the missiles’ flight coordinates on the basis of information from US spy satellites, meaning Washington was directly responsible.

“Responsibility for the deliberate missile attack on the civilians of Sevastopol is borne above all by Washington, which supplied these weapons to Ukraine, and by the Kyiv regime, from whose territory this strike was carried out,” the ministry said.

Russia had illegally annexed Crimea in 2014 and now views the Black Sea peninsula it as a strategically important part of its territory, though most of the world considers it a sovereign and integral territory of Ukraine.

A U.S. envoy visits Hanoi days after Putin, saying US-Vietnam trust is at 'all-time high'

05:00 , Tom Watling

A U.S. envoy visits Hanoi days after Putin, saying US-Vietnam trust is at 'all-time high'

North Korea offended at increased support for Ukraine from US: ‘New world war'

04:29 , Arpan Rai

A top North Korean military official warned of a “new world war” and criticised the United States over its expanding military assistance to Ukraine, reported state media KCNA. The Kim Jong-un administration’s top military official underlined North Korea’s support for Vladimir Putin in the war.

Pak Jong Chon, one of North Korea’s top military officials, said Russia has the “right to opt for any kind of retaliatory strike” in a statement carried by KCNA on Monday, adding if Washington kept pushing Ukraine to a “proxy war” against Russia, it could provoke a stronger response from Moscow, and a “new world war”.

He referred to comments by the Pentagon last week that Ukrainian forces can use US-supplied weapons to strike Russian forces anywhere across the border into Russia.

The remarks come even as Russia may have received about 1.6 million artillery shells from North Korea between August last year to January, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. The data from a US security nonprofit C4ADS that shows 74,000 metric tons of explosives moved from Russia’s far east ports to other sites mainly along the borders near Ukraine.

Mr Pak did not acknowledge the military aid given to Russia by North Korea to hit a much smaller Ukraine.

Senior officials of South Korea, the US and Japan condemned “in the strongest possible terms” deepening military cooperation between North Korea and Russia in a joint statement released by Seoul’s foreign ministry on Monday.

A pact signed between Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during the Russian leader’s visit to Pyongyang last week commits each side to provide immediate military assistance to the other in the event of armed aggression against either one of them.

Putin’s mutual defence agreement with North Korea has the potential to create friction with China, which has long been the isolated state’s main ally, the top US military officer said on Sunday.

Analysts say that pact would lay the framework for arms trade between the two countries and facilitate their anti-U.S. and anti-West coalition.

Additionally, North Korea will also send construction and engineering forces to Russia-occupied territories of Ukraine as early as next month for rebuilding work, a South Korean cable TV network TV Chosun reported earlier, citing a South Korean government official.

Putin’s best friend routine with Kim Jong-un is a clear and present danger to the West

04:00 , Tom Watling

Putin’s friendship with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is a clear danger to the West

WATCH: Buildings reduced to rubble in Russian bombing on Kharkiv

03:58 , Arpan Rai

Kharkiv buildings were reduced to rubble and at least three people were killed in a Russian bombing attack on Ukraine’s second city on Saturday, Volodymyr Zelensky said.

One of four aerial bombs hit a five-story residential building, according to officials.

At least 41 people were being treated in hospital, regional governor Oleh Syniehubov said.

The Ukrainian president urged Ukraine’s allies to bolster its air defences in an address after the attack.

In his nightly video address, Mr Zelensky added that Russian forces had used more than 2,400 guided bombs on Ukrainian targets in June alone, with about 700 aimed at Kharkiv.

Buildings reduced to rubble in Russian bombing attack on Kharkiv

UN nuclear body warns against attacks on town near nuke facility

03:55 , Arpan Rai

The UN’s nuclear watchdog has sought a halt to attacks on Enerhodar, a town near the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station after drone strikes this week hit two electricity substations serving the area.

Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, made no reference to Ukraine and said the incidents had no affect on the Zaporizhzhia plant’s operations.

But he said the attacks had to stop.

“Whoever is behind this, it must stop. Drone usage against the plant and its vicinity is becoming increasingly more frequent,” Mr Grossi said in a statement on the IAEA website.

“This is completely unacceptable and it runs counter to the safety pillars and concrete principles which have been accepted unanimously.”

The plant’s Russian-installed officials accused Ukraine of staging two drone strikes that destroyed one substation, damaged another and cut power to residents for a time.

Power had been cut to Enerhodar, a few kilometres from the plant, for 16 hours, he said. But neither of the attacks, which occurred on Wednesday and Friday, had any impact on the power lines that the nuclear plant uses to keep operating.

We have some more footage of the Russian attack on Kharkiv

03:00 , Tom Watling

Below we have some more footage from the latest Russian glide bomb attack on Kharkiv.

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02:00 , Tom Watling

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01:00 , Tom Watling

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Russian interference in UK general election will likely ramp up dramatically, warns senior US senator

Monday 24 June 2024 00:00 , Tom Watling

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We have some more footage of the Russian attack on Kharkiv

Sunday 23 June 2024 23:00 , Tom Watling

We have some more footage of the Russian attack on Kharkiv

Below we have some more footage from the latest Russian glide bomb attack on Kharkiv.

Farage accused of ‘playing into Putin’s hands’ as he doubles down on Ukraine invasion comments

Sunday 23 June 2024 22:00 , Tom Watling

Farage accused of ‘playing into Putin’s hands’ as he doubles down on Ukraine comments

Russian-American ballerina who was arrested on treason charges after $51 Ukraine donation faces closed-doors trial

Sunday 23 June 2024 21:00 , Tom Watling

American Ksenia Karelina on trial after donating to charity for Ukraine

A Ukrainian author turned soldier has a stark warning for the West: ‘Be prepared for war with Russia’

Sunday 23 June 2024 20:00 , Tom Watling

Ukrainian author and soldier warns the West: ‘War is coming to you’

Ukraine claims three oil refinery strikes inside Russia as Moscow says naval attack thwarted

Sunday 23 June 2024 19:00 , Tom Watling

Ukraine claims three oil refinery strikes inside Russia as Moscow says naval attack thwarted

With its new pact with North Korea, Russia raises the stakes with the West over Ukraine

Sunday 23 June 2024 18:00 , Tom Watling

With its new pact with North Korea, Russia raises the stakes with the West over Ukraine

Ukraine sends over 30 drones into Russia after bombing of Kharkiv leaves 3 dead and dozens injured

Sunday 23 June 2024 17:00 , Tom Watling

Ukraine sends over 30 drones into Russia after bombing of Kharkiv leaves 3 dead and dozens injured

We have some of the latest photos from Ukraine

Sunday 23 June 2024 16:15 , Tom Watling

Below we have some of the latest photos from Ukraine.

A Ukrainian serviceman of the Ukrainian 92nd Ivan Sirko Separate Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces fires a 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer towards Russian troops in a front line on a front line in Kharkiv region (REUTERS)
A Ukrainian serviceman of the Ukrainian 92nd Ivan Sirko Separate Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces fires a 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer towards Russian troops in a front line on a front line in Kharkiv region (REUTERS)
Ukrainians gather around fire for a traditional Ukrainian celebration of Kupalo Night, in Warsaw, Poland (AP)
Ukrainians gather around fire for a traditional Ukrainian celebration of Kupalo Night, in Warsaw, Poland (AP)

Zelensky posts update on second Kharkiv strike in as many days

Sunday 23 June 2024 15:45 , Tom Watling

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has posted an update on X, formerly Twitter, on the situation in the country’s second largest city after it was hit by multiple glide bombs for the second day in a row.