After months of fighting, many of the last defenders of the steelworks in Mariupol were evacuated overnight, with the Ukrainian government saying they had fulfilled their mission. Hundreds were evacuated to Russian-held territory, including wounded, though some remain behind. However, Russia’s main federal investigative body said it intends to interrogate those extracted as part of its probe into alleged “crimes by the Ukrainian regime against the civilian population” in Ukraine’s east. Meanwhile, Finland's parliament has approved 188-8 the country's application to join NATO, hours after Sweden formally signed its application to join the military alliance. Read our live coverage below for more of the key events as they developed on Tuesday. 05.17.2022 06:39 Tuesday's key events: Eight killed in Russia strike north of Kyiv, say local rescuers. "Surrendering Azovstal fighters will be treated in line with international norms", says Kremlin … [Read more...] about Russia to interrogate Ukrainian fighters evacuated from Mariupol steelworks
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Ukraine: Strikes reported near Zaporizhzhia's nuclear power station 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 Antonio Guterres, 73, suggested the threat of nuclear confrontation had returned after decades in which it was a less significant concern. The ex-Portuguese Prime Minister also called on nuclear states to commit to no first use of the weapons. Related articles Russian rouble now useless as Putin's propaganda torn apart Trump hints at 2024 run after hailing himself 'healthiest POTUS ever However, Guterres went on to claim any attack on a nuclear plant is a "suicidal thing". His remarks came after it had been reported Russia had renewed efforts to shell the Zaporizhzhia facility in Ukraine. … [Read more...] about ‘Suicidal!’ UN chief warns against nuclear plant attack as Russia shells Zaporizhzhia
Russian MP Zhuravlyov threatens to murder German reporters 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 Russian President Vladimir Putin 's future could be at stake as Ukraine's counteroffensive looks to drive Moscow's troops out of the country. Key battles are set to take place in the south and the east of Ukraine, where Russian forces have asserted control. Ukrainians are hoping to liberate cities such as Kherson and Mariupol, which remain under Russian occupation Related articles Putin's plot to recruit Russian murderers exposed Russia opens two nuclear research facilities closer to US Various reports in recent weeks have signalled that the Russian army is struggling for men and for supplies of … [Read more...] about Putin growing desperate in failed Ukraine bid: ‘Tempted to use small nuclear weapons’
Putin 'much weaker than we think' says John Sweeney 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 Nico Lange, who is chief of staff for Christine Lambrecht, Germany’s Federal Minister of Defence, was speaking days after British military intelligence claimed Putin had fired several commanders as a result of the nation's "poor performance" since the start of the war on February 24. Russia is struggling to gain a foothold as vast quantities of military aid pours in to bolster the campaign being spearheaded by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky , Mr Lange said. Related articles Carnage or starvation: China's terrifying twin threats to Taiwan pinpo 'Bewitched and besotted' Harry told to steer clear of politics … [Read more...] about Zelensky turns tide: Putin in ‘tremendous difficulty’ in Ukraine over HIMARS ‘gamechanger’
Soaring temperatures and a conspicuous lack of rainfall have left many European countries grappling with historic droughts this summer. This is having wide-reaching effects across the region, significantly impacting agriculture, energy production and water supplies. But how is each European country being affected and what are local authorities doing to combat the problems caused by these extreme temperatures? France The French government has set up a crisis team to tackle a historic drought that has left more than 100 municipalities short of drinking water . Trucks are taking water to those areas as "there is nothing left in the pipes", said Christophe Béchu, the country's minister for ecological transition. "This is a situation like nothing we've ever seen... And the bad news is that, as far as we can see, there's no reason to think that it will stop." Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne has warned that France is facing the "most severe drought" ever recorded … [Read more...] about ‘Nothing left in the pipes’: How is Europe tackling unprecedented water shortages?