Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy fires high common
Ukraine will produce hundreds of long-range drones able to deep strikes hitting Moscow and St Petersburg, Kyiv’s digital minister has stated.
Mykhailo Fedorov, who has championed Ukraine’s wartime drone trade, stated they have already got as much as 10 firms making drones that may attain a whole lot of miles into Russian territory.
“The class of long-range kamikaze drones is rising, with a variety of 300, 500, 700, and 1,000 kilometres,” he stated. “Two years in the past, this class didn’t exist … in any respect.”
Over the previous month, Ukrainian drones have reportedly hit St Petersburg, the hometown of Vladimir Putin, positioned greater than 500 miles from Kyiv, on a number of events.
It comes as a Ukrainian open-source intelligence tracker claimed that Russia was constructing a 19-mile mega metallic line of defense behind the frontline in occupied territory.
Blogger DeepState stated the line of defense is made up of round 2,100 prepare carriages and has been slowly constructed up since July 2023. It has been nicknamed the “tsarist prepare”.
“It may be thought-about a separate line of defence,” DeepState wrote. “This can be very troublesome to wreck, transfer or blow a 30-kilometre mass of metallic.”
Historian Tom Holland debunks Putin’s claims after Tucker Carlson interview
The previous Fox Information host interviewed the Russian President, who began with a protracted diatribe on Russian historical past and its relationship with Ukraine, throughout the two-hour interview, which aired on Thursday (8 February).
Talking on The Relaxation Is Historical past podcast, launched on Friday (9 February), historian Tom Holland debunked the claims Putin made, saying he got here up with “details” that have been “so clearly mistaken, that everybody is aware of they’re mistaken”.
Historian Tom Holland debunks Putin’s claims after Tucker Carlson interview
Historian Tom Holland has debunked Vladimir Putin’s claims he made throughout his much-anticipated interview with Tucker Carlson. The previous Fox Information host interviewed the Russian President, who began with a protracted diatribe on Russian historical past and its relationship with Ukraine, throughout the two-hour interview, which aired on Thursday (8 February). Talking on The Relaxation Is Historical past podcast, launched on Friday (9 February), historian Tom Holland debunked the claims Putin made, saying he got here up with “details” that have been “so clearly mistaken, that everybody is aware of they’re mistaken”.
Tom Watling12 February 2024 13:45
Tucker Carlson says anybody who thinks Putin will relinquish Crimea is a ‘lunatic’
Carlson spoke with Mr Putin in a widely-criticised interview on his X/Twitter present.
Following the interview, Carlson famous that Crimea was in Russian possession previous to the present struggle in Ukraine — Russia annexed Crime in 2014 — and stated the prospect of Mr Putin returning the area was out of the query.
Tom Watling12 February 2024 13:15
Russia utilizing Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites in struggle towards Ukraine, claims Kyiv
Russian troopers are utilizing Elon Musk’s Starlink terminals to connect with satellite tv for pc web service on the frontlines in Ukraine, Kyiv’s intelligence service has claimed.
The report got here days after a US navy publication printed a photograph offered by a Ukrainian supply purporting to point out a Starlink terminal on the frontline. It was captured in a video by a Ukrainian drone taking part in a strike on a Russian place on the frontline.
Tom Watling12 February 2024 12:45
Poland to make high quality checks on all grain shipments from Ukraine, minister says
Poland plans to begin high quality checks on all grain shipments from Ukraine, Deputy Agriculture Minister Michal Kolodziejczak stated on Monday as Polish farmers continued nationwide protests towards EU insurance policies, together with permitting low-cost grain imports from Ukraine.
Farmers began blocking roads and border crossings with Ukraine on Friday, kicking off a month-long common strike to protest towards EU insurance policies and an absence of presidency motion to guard their livelihoods.
Representatives of Poland’s new pro-European authorities have stated they perceive the challenges farmers are going through and that assist for Ukraine in its struggle towards Russia’s invasion couldn’t come on the expense of Polish farmers.
“Right now … I’ll request that every one grain transports which can be exported and have an embargo imposed on them be examined in Poland,” Kolodziejczak informed state information company PAP.
When such grain reaches Germany and, after examination, seems to be of poor high quality, he stated, “99 per cent of the time it returns to Poland as European grain” and to not Ukraine.
Farmers in France, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Spain and Germany have been protesting towards constraints positioned on them by EU measures to deal with local weather change, in addition to rising prices and what they are saying is unfair competitors from overseas.
Polish farmers have been significantly vocal in regards to the affect of low-cost meals imports from neighbouring Ukraine.
Tom Watling12 February 2024 12:10
Ukraine says Russian forces acquiring Starlink terminals by way of third nations
Russian forces are acquiring Starlink terminals illicitly from third nations and they’re growing their use on the entrance line, the Ukrainian navy spy company’s spokesperson informed Reuters on Monday, with out explaining how he knew.
Andriy Yusov, the navy official, additionally stated that work was underway to counter Russia’s use of the terminals in occupied components of Ukraine because the full-scale struggle with Russia nears the two-year mark.
Tom Watling12 February 2024 11:39
Ukrainian commander says he learnt about sacking from information stories as Zelensky’s reshuffle continues
A Ukrainian commander main his nation’s northern forces towards the Russian invasion says he solely came upon he had been fired by Volodymyr Zelensky from studying information stories.
“I learnt about my dismissal from the submit of commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which I’d held since 2020, from the mass media,” Common Nayev stated on his official Telegram channel on Sunday.
“These have been troublesome instances. Probably the most troublesome intervals within the historical past of Ukraine. And along with you, we walked this path with dignity,” the Lieutenant Common stated, as he expressed gratitude to Ukrainian troopers for his or her service.
Tom Watling12 February 2024 10:53
Ukraine to provide hundreds of long-range drones in 2024, minister says
Ukraine will produce hundreds of long-range drones able to deep strikes into Russia in 2024 and already has as much as 10 firms making drones that may attain Moscow and St Petersburg, Ukraine‘s digital minister stated.
Mykhailo Fedorov spoke in regards to the wartime drone trade he has championed in a interview in Kyiv wherein he revealed new particulars in regards to the sector, after a spate of Ukrainian drone assaults on Russian oil services in latest weeks.
“The class of long-range kamikaze drones is rising, with a variety of 300, 500, 700, and 1,000 kilometres. Two years in the past, this class didn’t exist … in any respect,” he informed Reuters.
Fedorov, 33, has been on the coronary heart of Ukraine‘s effort to nurture non-public navy startups to innovate and construct up the drone trade because the struggle goes into its third 12 months and Ukraine seeks new methods to struggle again towards nicely dug-in Russian forces.
Tom Watling12 February 2024 10:19
Kremlin denies Ukrainian allegation that its troops use Elon Musk’s Starlink
The Kremlin has stated that Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite tv for pc web system is neither licensed to be used in, nor formally provided to, Russia, and subsequently couldn’t be used.
Ukraine, which has used Starlink for navy communications all through its battle with Russia, stated on Sunday that Russian troops have been utilizing Starlink in components of Ukraine they management.
Elon Musk additionally denied promoting Starlink to Russia.
Tom Watling12 February 2024 09:45
Ukraine destroys 14 of 17 Russia-launched drones – Ukraine air drive
Ukraine‘s air defence techniques destroyed 14 out of 17 drones that Russia launched in a single day and one Kh-59 cruise missile, Ukraine‘s Air Power have stated.
The Air Power stated on the Telegram messaging app that Russia additionally launched missiles from S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile techniques, nevertheless it didn’t say what number of or whether or not they hit any targets.
Oleh Synehubov, governor of the Kharkiv area in Ukraine‘s northeast, stated late on Sunday that Russia attacked his area with missiles launched from the S-300 techniques in Russia’s Belgorod area that borders Ukraine.
He stated that in response to preliminary info, there have been no casualties, however the facades of some non-residential buildings have been broken.
Serhiy Lisak, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk area, stated late on Sunday that Russia attacked the area’s metropolis of Pavlohrad with drones. There have been no casualties, however some components of the town misplaced electrical energy.
Tom Watling12 February 2024 09:22
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Tom Watling12 February 2024 09:21