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Vladimir Putin ‘gearing up for a prolonged war and will not stop at Donbas’

She added: “Combined with the reality that Putin faces a mismatch between his ambitions, and Russia’s current conventional military capabilities, the next few months could see us moving along a more unpredictable and potentially escalatory trajectory.” Appearing before the armed services committee in the US Congress, Ms Haines said that she expected more “ad hoc …

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Russia cancels flypasts as Victory Day parade turns into damp squib

The Victory Day parade is held every year to celebrate the Soviet defeat of Hitler in World War II – a campaign Putin claims he is now ending off by fighting “Nazis” in Ukraine. Western governments claimed last month that the Russian president was pressuring generals to win the war there before May 9 so …

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Russia Victory Parade LIVE: Putin blames West for war as UK says Ukraine could ‘break’ Red Army

V ladimir Putin has delivered a speech in Moscow’s Red Square in which he blamed the West for his war in Ukraine. It came as a huge military parade was taking place in the capital to mark Russia’s “Victory Day”. At the same time, the UK’s defense secretary said it is possible Ukraine could “break” …

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Rumors swirl that Vladimir Putin’s gymnast ‘lover’ ‘is pregnant ‘much to hisshock’

Vladimir Putin has been ‘shocked’ to discover his gymnast lover is pregnant again, sources have claimed. The Russian leader, 69, is said to have been in a secret relationship with Olympic gold medallist Alina Kabaeva, 38, since 2008. It has been claimed the couple already have two children together, which Putin has not publicly acknowledged. …

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‘West was preparing to invade our land’, says Vladimir Putin

Back here in Britain, the defense minister has called out “the absurdity” of Russia’s bemedalled military top brass at the annual Victory Day parade in Moscow, highlighted by President Vladimir Putin’s speech. Putin addressed a vast parade on Red Square in Moscow for a public holiday celebrating Soviet victory in World War II, as the …

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Russia forced to fire ‘ageing’ munitions in Ukraine, says UK

V ladimir Putin’s 9 display of military power was generald on Monday by British defense chiefs who said his forces were having to fire “ageing” munitions in Ukraine after using up many of their precision-guided weapons. Just hours before the Russian president was due to oversee a military parade in Moscow’s Red Square, the Ministry …

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Vladimir Putin is ‘mirroring’ Nazis, says Ben Wallace

Vladimir Putin is “mirroring” the fascism of Nazi Germany, Ben Wallace will say on Monday – as the Russian president a massive military parade to hold his war effort. In a major speech, the Defense Secretary will condemn Putin of “hijacking history” and insulting the memory of the fallen Soviet forces in the annual Victory …

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Russia’s ‘doomsday plane’ to take to the skies at Moscow Victory Day parade

Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, released a heartfelt video, likening Russia’s war crimes to Nazi atrocities during the Second World War. “Darkness has returned to Ukraine the decades after the Second World War… The evil has returned,” he said in a video address filmed near the rubble of a charred apartment block in a Kyiv …

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Vladimir Putin faces ‘huge cost’ if he threatens other countries, warns Navy chief

Sir Ben revealed that he had spoken to Amiral Pierre Vandier, his French counterpart, about The Telegraph’s recent disclosure that British officials suspected Exocet missiles used in the Falklands war contained a “kill switch” that could disable them but France denied such a device had been inserted into the weapons. “When I was speaking to …

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Putin’s forces losing heavy in Ukraine, says former UK ambassador to Moscow

V ladimir Putin’s forces are losing heavily in Ukraine and he cannot “win the war to achieve a settlement settled,” Britain’s former ambassador to Moscow said on Thursday. Sir Andrew Wood, the UK’s top diplomat in Russia from 1995 to 2000, stressed that Ukrainians would not forget “what he has done and what his forces …

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