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Ukraine reports “particularly fruitful” few days in counter-offensive

A Humvee vehicle moves along a road near a the recently retaken village of Novodarivka, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine on 2nd July, 2023.

Kyiv, UkraineReuters A Ukrainian counter-offensive against Russian forces has been “particularly fruitful” in the past few days and Ukraine’s troops are fulfilling their main tasks, a senior security official said on Tuesday. The comments by Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council, were Kyiv’s latest positive assessment of the month-old counter-attack although […]

Ukraine says Russia plans new mobilisation to “turn tide of war”

Ukraine Kreminna Carpathian Sich international battalion

Kyiv, UkraineReuters Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russia was planning to call up more troops for a major new offensive, even as Moscow was facing some of its biggest internal criticism of the war over a strike that killed scores of fresh conscripts. Kyiv has been saying for weeks that Russian President Vladimir Putin plans […]

Updated: Russia blames its soldiers’ mobile phone use for deadly missile strike

Ukraine Makiivka Russian barracks

Updated 11:25am (AEST)Kyiv, UkraineReuters Russia’s defence ministry on Wednesday blamed the illegal use of mobile phones for a deadly Ukrainian missile strike that killed 89 servicemen, raising the reported death toll significantly.  Moscow previously said 63 Russian soldiers were killed in the weekend strike. The ministry’s reaction came amid mounting anger among some Russian commentators, […]

Anger in Russia as scores of troops killed in one of Ukraine war’s deadliest strikes

Ukraine Donetsk cannon shells

Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Russia acknowledged on Monday that scores of its troops were killed in one of the Ukraine war’s deadliest strikes, drawing demands from Russian nationalist bloggers for commanders to be punished for housing soldiers alongside an ammunition dump. Russia’s defence ministry said 63 soldiers had died in the fiery blast which destroyed a […]