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115 Russian national guard soldiers sacked for refusing to fight in Ukraine

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Meer as 100 Russian national guardsmen have been fired for refusing to fight in Ukraine, court documents show, in what looks to be the clearest indication yet of dissent among some parts of security forces over Mosc...

Russian forces close to encircling Sievierodonetsk in eastern Ukraine

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The besieged Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk appears to be almost completely surrounded by attacking Russian forces, as the Kremlin continued to make incremental gains in its offensive in the Donbas region, backed b...

Russian forces have ‘upper hand’ in Donbas fighting, Ukrainian officials say

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Officials in Ukraine have admitted that Russia has the “upper hand” in fighting in the country’s east, as Ukrainian forces fell back from some of their positions in the Donbas region. Amid reports that Lyman, the sit...

UK government to allow councils to sever Russian contracts

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The UK government introduced legislation on Thursday to help councils, NHS trusts and other public bodies exit contracts with Gazprom and other Russian companies Councils have been keen to withdraw from contracts amid...

Ukraine pleads for more weapons to tackle Russian onslaught in Donbas

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Fierce battles have continued to rage in eastern Ukraine with Russian troops on the verge of encircling a key industrial city, bringing a sharp rebuke of the west from Volodymyr Zelenskiy for not doing enough to help ...

‘You shake at the smallest of noises’: Russian soldier tells of life as a PoW

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Still getting used to the feel of his gun and military fatigues, Anton suddenly found himself surrounded by Ukrainian forces as bullets flew by, with one striking his arm. “It was our first confrontation with the enem...

Russian mercenaries accused over use of mines and booby traps in Libya

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Russian mercenaries in Libya systematically broke international law by laying mines in civilian areas without any attempt to mark their location or remove the lethal devices, UN investigators have found. According to ...

Russian assault on eastern Ukraine threatens to encircle Sievierodonetsk

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Russian forces have launched fresh assaults on towns in eastern Ukraine, with the city of Sievierodonetsk increasingly in danger of being totally encircled. The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov,...

‘I’m never going back’: the high-profile Russian defectors rejecting war

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Igor Volobuyev spent two decades working in the heart of the Russian business establishment, first for Gazprom and then for its affiliate Gazprombank, where until February this year he was vice-president. Then Vladimi...

Ukrainian court sentences Russian soldier to life in prison – video report

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A court in Kyiv has sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life in prison for killing a Ukrainian civilian in the first war crimes trial held since Russia's invasion. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old sergeant, was...

‘Warmongering, lies and hatred’: Russian diplomat in Geneva resigns over Ukraine invasion

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A veteran Russian diplomat in Geneva has resigned over his country’s invasion of Ukraine in a rare political protest from within the Russian foreign policy establishment. Boris Bondarev, a counsellor at the Russian pe...

Ukrainian court sentences Russian soldier to life in prison for killing civilian

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A court in Kyiv has sentenced a Russian soldier to life in prison for the killing of a Ukrainian civilian, in the first verdict in a trial related to war crimes carried out by the Russian army during its invasion of U...

Kyiv museums exhibit Russian artefacts with pride and a warning

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A young woman takes a selfie in front of the burned-out carcass of a Russian armoured personnel carrier. A child eating an ice cream peers at the remains of a tank turret. A curious pensioner photographs the label on ...

‘Devil’s advocate’? Russian soldier’s Ukrainian lawyer defends role on eve of verdict

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Defending a Russian soldier accused of a war crime in Ukraine is no easy task, which is why some people have described Viktor Ovsyannikov as “the devil’s advocate”. But the 43-year-old Ukrainian is unrepentant. “First...

Russian soldier says he will accept punishment for Ukraine war crime

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A Russian tank commander who pleaded guilty earlier this week to shooting dead an unarmed Ukrainian civilian has said he will accept any punishment from the court, on the third day of the first war crimes trial result...

Zelenskiy compares Russian laser threat to nonexistent Nazi ‘wonder weapon’

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Russia’s promise to use lasers to shoot down drones in Ukraine has prompted widespread scepticism that the novel and possibly nuclear-powered weaponry could be deployed on the battlefield or have any significant impac...

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