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Ukraine Russia war: US House passes crucial aid deal worth $61bn

By Anthony Zurcher, James Waterhouse & Jacqueline Howard,BBC News in Washington, Kyiv and London The House of Representatives has finally approved billions of dollars in new US military aid for Ukraine to help combat Russia’s invasion. The much-delayed measure had vocal opponents in Congress and it took a fragile bipartisan deal to get the $61bn […]

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Five years ago, Volodymyr Zelenskyy won Ukraine’s presidential election by a landslide.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy enjoys considerable domestic backing© Valentyn Ogirenko/REUTERS His term officially ends in May but an election is unlikely while the country remains at war with Russia. Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s five-year term as Ukraine’s president formally ends on May 20. An election would have been held in late March, but the parliament postponed the vote as the

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Pope Francis criticized for Ukraine ‘white flag’ remarks

Ukraine and its allies denounced the pope for not condemning Russia while calling for Kyiv to negotiate. Pope Francis has come in for fierce criticism over remarks that Ukraine should have what he called the courage of the “white flag” and negotiate an end to the war with Russia. The head of the Catholic Church

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Ukraine war: Zaluzhnyi sacking will not instantly solve battlefield woes

General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, who led Ukraine’s war effort for two years, faced huge challenges By Jonathan Beale Defence Correspondent Speculation that Ukraine’s popular military chief, Gen Valerii Zaluzhnyi, was on his way out has been swirling for months. That in itself has been damaging. Strain at the top does not bolster morale at home or

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Wagner Group’s Prigozhin releases 1st message since mutiny

In his first remarks since launching — and ending — an insurrection against Russian military leaders over the weekend, Wagner Group head Yevgeny Prigozhin said the aim was to avoid the destruction of the mercenary force. Yevgeny Prigozhin and the Wagner Group’s weekend revolt has sparked uncertainties about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s political future© Press service

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Opening Remarks by President Volodymyr Zelensky while meeting African Leaders in Kiev Ukraine* 2023-6-16

Caption:African leaders in Kyiv on peace mission Zelenskyy urges African leaders to ask Putin to liberate political prisoners. The delegation met with the Ukrainian president on Friday ahead of a meeting with President Putin in St Petersburg on Saturday. Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged a group of African leaders to ask Vladimir Putin to free political

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Russian fighter jet’s ‘aggressive’ actions cause Polish plane to lose control

 Featured Photo Caption: Russian fighter jet’s ‘aggressive’ actions cause Polish plane to lose control The Polish twin-propeller surveillance plane lost control after an aggressive Russian manouevre – Wojciech Strozyk / Alamy Stock Photo© Wojciech Strozyk / Alamy Stock Photo APolish military aircraft nearly crashed into the Black Sea after a Russian fighter jet crossed its path in

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England maintained their winning start to Euro 2024 qualifying with a comfortable victory over Ukraine at Wembley.

England have won both of their Euro 2024 qualifiers so far England maintained their winning start to Euro 2024 qualifying with a comfortable victory over Ukraine at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side built on the foundation of their first away win against Italy since 1961 with an efficient performance that was more than enough to see off the

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For years, Putin didn’t invade Ukraine. What made him finally snap in 2022?

Photograph: Charles Platiau/AFP/Getty Images© Provided by The Guardian Why did Vladimir Putin invade Ukraine and try to capture Kyiv in February 2022, and not years earlier? Moscow has always wanted to dominate Ukraine, and Putin has given the reasons for this in his speeches and writings. Why then did he not try to take all or

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Putin speech: Eight key claims from Russian leader – and the reality

President Vladimir Putin’s speech to Russia’s elite on Tuesday came almost one year to the day since invading Ukraine. Here are eight key points from his speech, which was delivered to members of both houses of parliament, state officials, military commanders and soldiers. It lasted about one hour and 45 minutes. West is seeking ‘global

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