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Zelenskiy says Russia is evading sanctions on weapons; Ukraine’s military urges “silence” ahead of expected counter-offensive

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to the media at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on 14th May, 2023.

Kyiv, UkraineReuters  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday said that Russia was using a network of suppliers to evade international sanctions designed to prevent it from making missiles and other weapons. In a video address, Zelenskiy said unnamed countries and companies were helping Russia acquire technology with the emphasis on producing missiles. Russia has launched […]

Russia says it repels border incursion, strikes on Kyiv kill three

People take cover inside a subway station during an air raid alert, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 1st June, 2023.

Kyiv, Ukraine/Moscow, Russia Reuters Russia said on Thursday it had repelled more cross-border attacks from Ukraine while its aerial assaults on Kyiv killed another three people including a nine-year-old girl and her mother locked out of an air raid shelter.  Both sides are trying to sap morale and weaken military capacity ahead of a long-promised […]

Analysis – Belgorod incursion may stretch Russia’s defences

A view shows damaged buildings, after anti-terrorism measures introduced for the reason of a cross-border incursion from Ukraine were lifted, in what was said to be a settlement in the Belgorod region, in this handout image released on 23rd May, 2023.

London, UK/Kyiv, UkraineReuters A two-day incursion from Ukraine into Russia’s western borderlands could force the Kremlin to divert troops from front lines as Kyiv prepares a major counteroffensive, and deal Moscow a psychological blow, according to military analysts. Though Kyiv has denied any role, the biggest cross-border raid from Ukraine since Russia invaded 15 months […]

Russia says cross-border attack from Ukraine has been crushed, one civilian killed

A still image from video, released by Russia's Defence Ministry, shows what it said to be an aerial attack of Russian armed forces against Ukrainian militants in the Belgorod region, at an unknown location, in this image taken from handout footage released on 23rd May 2023.

Reuters The Russian military said on Tuesday it had routed militants who attacked a Russian border region with armoured vehicles the previous day, killing more than 70 “Ukrainian nationalists” and pushing the remainder back into Ukraine. In what appeared to be one of the biggest incursions from Ukraine since the war began 15 months ago, […]