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Ukraine-Russia war live: 100-mile US glide bombs fail in Ukraine

Ukraine-Russia war live: 100-mile US glide bombs fail in Ukraine

Modern battle tanks are weapons of shock and awe. They are best used manoeuvring around the battlefield at speeds of up to 50mph and delivering devastatingly accurate strikes with their 120mm cannons. But in Ukraine they have been deployed on the frontline more as mobile pillboxes or as 60-ton sniper rifles. This is why it...

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Russia-Ukraine war latest: Ukraine bombs Crimean airbase

Russia-Ukraine war latest: Ukraine bombs Crimean airbase

The news on Thursday morning that two more alleged Russian spies have been arrested in Germany will make disquieting reading for Nato officials.  It is the latest spying scandal to hit Germany after the hugely embarrassing leak of a phone call between German air force officers discussing a potential delivery of Taurus missiles to Ukraine, which was intercepted by...

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Putin’s transformation into the new Stalin is now complete

Putin’s transformation into the new Stalin is now complete

Putin has always had an admiration for Stalin and under his rule, statues of the tyrant have been reappearing at a gathering pace. There are now more than a hundred of them across Russia. Although Stalingrad, now Volgograd, has yet to revert to its wartime name, last year a statue was erected to commemorate the...

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German leaks putting British troops at risk are ‘tip of the iceberg’

German leaks putting British troops at risk are ‘tip of the iceberg’

EU sources said the bloc’s intelligence practices were under constant review because of the threat of Russian attacks. A Nato official said: “We don’t comment on intelligence matters.” Warnings were also issued on Monday night that the NHS must prepare for a “high-casualty scenario” in case war breaks out in Europe. Colonel Si Horne, who...

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‘Don’t let Putin launch an attack on Europe’, says Zelensky’s top adviser | Defence in Depth

‘Don’t let Putin launch an attack on Europe’, says Zelensky’s top adviser | Defence in Depth

To mark the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, The Telegraph was given exclusive access to travel to Kyiv and conduct a series of interviews with some of the most powerful figures in President Zelensky’s administration. In last week’s episode, Dom Nicholls interviewed General Budanov – the head of Ukraine’s military intelligence.  ...

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Ukraine’s greatest victory becomes another countless victim of Russia’s war

Ukraine’s greatest victory becomes another countless victim of Russia’s war

Anton Tatochenko, 24, told The Telegraph that living in Kherson was now “like a permanent lottery game, where the max prize is life”. “If you don’t accept the fact that tomorrow may not come, you just can’t get over it mentally.” Mr Tatochenko said that the moment he saw Ukrainian military vehicles rolling through the...

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Ukraine-Russia was latest: Ukraine sends in fresh forces to save Avdiivka

Ukraine-Russia was latest: Ukraine sends in fresh forces to save Avdiivka

Ukraine is reinforcing the embattled eastern city of Avdiivka with “fresh forces”, a top commander has said. Brig Gen Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, the commander of the Tavriia army group, said: “We strengthen the blocking line, set up additional firing positions, and use fresh effective forces. Logistical delivery continues.” The commander added Russian forces were attempting to...

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Zelensky sacks army chief Valery Zaluzhny in major shake-up

Zelensky sacks army chief Valery Zaluzhny in major shake-up

Tensions spilled into public last November when the general described the war as a “stalemate” in an interview with The Economist – a statement instantly derided by Mr Zelensky and his camp. Around the same time, the president’s office removed one of Gen Zaluzhny’s deputies and sacked the head of Ukraine’s medical forces with little...

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Valery Zaluzhny: How Zelensky’s relationship with the ‘Iron General’ broke down

Valery Zaluzhny: How Zelensky’s relationship with the ‘Iron General’ broke down

Only once the Russians were almost at Kyiv’s door – with their supply lines overstretched – did his forces strike in full, using artillery, Western-supplied anti-tank missiles, and territorial defence militias encouraged to improvise their own methods of attack. It was anything but Soviet textbook doctrine – and as such, the invaders had no answer...