Volodymyr Zelensky hits back at Elon Musk after he tweets his ‘peace’ plan for Ukraine

Elon Musk has found himself embroiled in a row with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky after the billionaire suggested his own controversial peace plan to end the war with Russia. Mr Musk, the world’s richest person, proposed UN-supervised elections in four occupied regions that Moscow last week moved to annex after what it called referendums. The … Read more

Zelenskyy vs. Musk on Twitter – POLITICO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took time out of his busy schedule of fighting a war to troll Elon Musk on Twitter. Zelenskyy on Monday asked his followers “Which @elonmusk do you like more?” followed by a poll in which the options were “One who supports Ukraine” and “One who supports Russia.” Unsurprisingly, the former option … Read more

Russia fires another general as Ukraine forces continue to advance across two fronts

A sudden Ukrainian attack along the western bank of the Dnipro river liberated several settlements and raised fears on Russian war bloggers about a collapse on the Kherson front. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces in the north east of the country advanced several miles after the Russians failed to establish a new defensive line following the fall … Read more

Putin ‘highly unlikely’ to use nuclear weapons but is not rational, says Wallace

V ladimir Putin is “highly unlikely” to use nuclear weapons in the Ukraine conflict but he is not acting in a “rational” way, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said. The Russian president has threatened to use “all the means at our disposal” if his country is threatened, seen as a sign that he could use … Read more

Vladimir Putin is making rash and secretive decisions in face of defeats, Kremlin insiders warn

There is little sincere support for the war in the Russian establishment, according to an executive at a major private company who knows Mikhail Mishustin, the Russian prime minister. “All these officials making comparisons with the Second World War in public are only doing what is expected of them. It’s their defence mechanism.  “There used … Read more

Allies to help Norway patrol platforms at sea after ‘sabotage’ – POLITICO

Norway’s allies will help patrol the country’s oil and gas platforms at sea after Western countries declared leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines a likely act of sabotage, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said. “We’re in a dialogue with our allies regarding increased presence in the Norwegian (offshore) sector and have said yes to … Read more

Unleash nuclear weapons on Ukraine in wake of defeat in Lyman, Chechen warlord tells Putin

Senior Conservative MPs said the threat should be taken seriously.  Sir Iain Duncan Smith, the former Tory leader who is a candidate to be the next chair of the foreign affairs select committee, told The Telegraph: “He wouldn’t be saying this if he hadn’t been authorised by Putin.” He said that Russian military tactics had … Read more

Russia kidnaps head of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

The head of Ukraine’s occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station has been kidnapped by Russian forces, the state-owned company in charge of the plant said on Saturday. Ihor Murashov was abducted on his way from Europe’s largest nuclear plant to the town of Enerhodar on Friday afternoon, the head of Energoatom Petro Kotin said in a … Read more

Meet the mayor who liberated his mother – and his village – from Russian occupation

The soldiers were promptly evicted – although Mr Zadorenko says they took the oven, the television, and drinks cabinet with them. “I’m in charge around here. If any others give you trouble,” said the apologetic Russian commander, “just give them this password: Crimea five.” A month later, when an aggressive drunken soldier barged into her … Read more

Russia could carry out attacks in space, warns British Armed Forces head Tony Radakin

He cited the diplomatic response seen since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, with the majority of western nations “deploring” Mr Putin’s behaviour. “Countries are adjusting their energy policies so that they buy less energy from Russia this year and they will look to wean themselves off Russian energy in future years,” he said. “That’s important … Read more