Billionaire businessman Elon Musk has been strongly criticised after posting a series of Tweets about Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba are among the most prominent politicians who responded to the online comments. On Monday evening Musk tweeted about the conflict to his 107.7 million followers, telling them first that to achieve peace between Ukraine and Russia there should be a "redo" of elections "under UN supervision" in four areas of eastern Ukraine illegally annexed by Russia. Musk said "Russia leaves" those areas "if that is the will of the people." He also said that Crimea, illegally annexed by Russia in 2014, should become "formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Krushchev's mistake), referencing the 1954 decree issued by then-Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev to transfer responsibility for Crimea to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. The line about Crimea … [Read more...] about Elon Musk under fire for inflammatory Ukraine Twitter comments
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A Russian airbase in Crimea was rocked by a colossal explosion as horrified tourists looked on. The exact cause of the explosion has not yet been confirmed, however Russian sources have claimed that it was cause when a plane carrying munitions detonated after overshooting the runway and crashing into a cliff. Video from the scene showed noxious smoke pouring from the site of the crash at Belbek airport in Sevastopol in occupied Crimea. Despite speculation, there have been no immediate reports of Ukrainian missile strikes on the plane or airport. The incident comes after Russian troops were forced to pull out of a strategically important city in Ukraine in a heavy blow to Putin's plans. Smoke erupts from the site ( Image: WILL STEWART) Holidaymakers look on in shock ( Image: WILL STEWART) It was unclear if there were any casualties, but Russian sources have reported that the pilot managed to escape the aircraft. The crash was witnessed by people on … [Read more...] about Russian airbase in occupied Crimea shaken by ‘detonating plane’ as horrified tourists look on
AS desperate Putin ramps up his nuclear threats in the face of his faltering Ukraine war, the West is weighing up its options for how it could strike back. Tensions escalated over the weekend as a key ally of the tyrant called for Russia to unleash a "low-yield nuclear weapon" in Ukraine after humiliated Russian forces retreated from a major battleground . After being encircled by Ukrainian troops, Russia pulled its struggling soldiers out of the city of Lyman - and Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of the Chechnya region, called for more "drastic measures" to be taken. In a chilling message, he wrote: "In my personal opinion, more drastic measures should be taken, right up to the declaration of martial law in the border areas and the use of low-yield nuclear weapons." Although other top Putin allies have suggested Russia may need to resort to nukes, Kadyrov's call was the most urgent and explicit. On Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Kadyrov had the right to … [Read more...] about Five devastating ways West could strike back at Putin if Russian tyrant launches nuke in Ukraine
Ukraine: Russian attack repelled by Special Operations Forces SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Senior MP Oleg Morozov has claimed outgoing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been in cahoots with Ukraine to blow up the Crimean Bridge, which links the annexed part of Ukraine to mainland Russia. Speaking on Russian state-backed television, Mr Morozov said: “The Crimean bridge from a military strategic view is similar to Tower Bridge in London. “If the UK is discussing a Crimean bridge attack with Ukraine, why don’t we discuss using Kalibr missiles to attack Tower Bridge in return?” In response, host Yevgeny Popov said: “I should discuss a Tower bridge attack with the Minister of Defence in China.” There is no evidence the … [Read more...] about Ukraine: Chilling threat issued to London as Russian MP vows to BLOW UP Tower Bridge
After being encircled by Ukrainian forces, Russia pulled its troops out from an eastern Ukrainian city that it had been using as a front-line hub. It was the latest victory for the Ukrainian counteroffensive that has humiliated and angered the Kremlin. Russia’s withdrawal from Lyman complicates its internationally vilified declaration just a day earlier that it had annexed four regions of Ukraine – an area that includes Lyman. Taking the city paves the way for Ukrainian troops to potentially push further into land that Moscow now illegally claims as its own. The fighting comes at a pivotal moment in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war . Facing Ukrainian gains on the battlefield – which he frames as a US-orchestrated effort to destroy Russia – Putin this week heightened threats of nuclear force and used his most aggressive, anti-Western rhetoric to date. Russia’s Defence Ministry claimed to have inflicted damage on Ukrainian forces in battling to hold Lyman, but said … [Read more...] about Russia withdraws troops from Lyman as Ukraine’s eastern counteroffensive gains ground
EXPLAINED: Together forever, the billboards proclaimed in the Red Square of Moscow. But even as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed “treaties” folding four Ukrainian territories into Russia on September 30, his soldiers were losing ground there – and Ukrainian flags were still flying. The strange theatre of Russia’s annexation of roughly 15% of Ukraine, some of which remains under Ukrainian control, has raised the stakes even higher in Putin’s grinding war. Western leaders have denounced the move as an illegal sham while the Kremlin buses in strikingly unenthusiastic Russian citizens to the Red Square to celebrate “the people’s choice”. For the first time since the days of the Cold War, officials on both sides are seriously war-gaming a nuclear escalation as more of Putin’s allies call for the use of less powerful or “low-yield” tactical nukes to drive out Ukrainian forces from lands that Russia vows it will now “defend” as its own. Meanwhile, Russia has been hit with more … [Read more...] about Russia has annexed more of Ukraine. What does that mean and what happens now?
Amazon forest fires: Bolsonaro accuses NGO's of starting fires SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Jair Bolsonaro received around 43 percent of the vote and trailed Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva by just five points after Brazilians went to the polls on Sunday. Lula, who previously served as President of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, fell short of surpassing the threshold needed to prevent a head-to-head contest. Related articles Russia's Solovyov sighs in despair as campaign crumbling around Putin Russian conscripts attack officer after he calls them ‘cannon fodder' He had been expected to defeat Bolsonaro by a considerable margin after opinion polls gave the left-leaning Partido dos Trabalhadores candidate … [Read more...] about ‘Very strong!’ Bolsonaro defies polls to enter run-off against Lula in Brazilian election