Russia Ukraine war: Drone and missile assault launched by Putin’s forces blown out of sky by Kyiv

Zelensky says China trying to undermine Ukraine peace summit

The Ukrainian air force said it shot down all 23 drones and five out of six missiles launched by Vladimir Putin’s forces in the early hours of Thursday.

Khmelnytskyi regional governor Serhii Tiurin said the air defence shot down nine aerial targets over his region. Local authorities have not received any reports of casualties or property damage, he added.

Governor Vitaliy Kim said the military destroyed six drones and three cruise missiles over the southern region of Mykolaiv.

It comes as the Russian navy missile cruiser Varyag has carried out drills in the Mediterranean Sea, the state-owned TASS news agency reported on Thursday, citing the navy command.

The drills focused on repelling a mass sea drone attack, the navy command said. It also involved simulated engagements with an enemy vessel and a submarine.

Earlier this month a Russian naval frigate conducted drills in the Atlantic Ocean searching for submarines while on its way to Cuba.

Pictured: Zelensky meets EU leaders

Zelensky meets EU leaders in Brussels
Zelensky meets EU leaders in Brussels (EPA)

Alexander Butler28 June 2024 01:00

US ambassador calls China’s tech support for Russia during Ukraine invasion a ‘major mistake’

Alexander Butler28 June 2024 00:01

A Ukrainian author turned soldier has a stark warning for the West: ‘Be prepared for war with Russia’

Alexander Butler27 June 2024 23:00

Russia accused of flashing violent Ukraine war images on children’s TV channels

Alexander Butler27 June 2024 22:00

Zelensky and Orban in animated exchange

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and Hungarian prime minister Victor Orban were seen having an animated exchange at an EU summit in Brussels.

Alexander Butler27 June 2024 21:00

Russian navy to be boosted by over 40 new ships

Vladimir Putin says Russia’s navy will be boosted by at least 40 new ships in 2024.

In a report by state-run news agency TASS, the Russian leader is quoted as saying that one of the country’s main objectives is to “comprehensively upgrade” its naval capabilities.

This includes “ship, aircraft and coastal components”, while there are also plans to improve the infrastructure of naval bases to “strengthen its positions in the strategically crucial areas of the world ocean, and to drastically improve its combat potential”.

Alexander Butler27 June 2024 19:00

EU signs security agreement with Ukraine

The European Union has signed a security agreement with Ukraine in Brussels.

The pact, confirmed today, is intended to complement similar agreements sealed between Ukraine and its allies as it continues its defence against Russia’s invasion.

The agreement entrenches the EU’s commitment to help Ukraine in nine areas of security and defence policy – including arms deliveries, military training, defence industry cooperation and demining,

Alexander Butler27 June 2024 18:00

George Galloway says he trusts Vladimir Putin more than Keir Starmer

George Galloway says he trusts Vladimir Putin more than Keir Starmer

George Galloway told Piers Morgan that he trusts Vladimir Putin more than Sir Keir Starmer. The MP for Rochdale was challenged on his comments during an appearance on the presenter’s Uncensored show on Talk TV broadcast on Wednesday, 26 June. Explaining his view, Mr Galloway said it was because he “doesn’t trust, automatically, any politician.” Mr Morgan took issue with Mr Galloway’s comments, remarking: “You seem to have brought into Putin’s whole justification, as [Nigel] Farage has, ‘He was provoked. He had no option’. “[Putin] will attack where he smells weakness.”

Alexander Butler27 June 2024 17:13

Ukraine’s president urges EU leaders to make good on their arms promises

Alexander Butler27 June 2024 16:00

Poland’s Tusk and Ukraine’s Zelenskiy to hold talks in Warsaw

Polish prime minister Donald Tusk will hold talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Warsaw before a NATO summit that starts on July 9 in Washington.

“We agreed with President Zelenskiy to talk in Warsaw before the NATO summit,” Tusk said in a post on social media platform X.

Joe Middleton27 June 2024 15:01

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