An advisor to the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has said he doubts Russia would negotiate an end to Vladimir Putin 's invasion in good faith. In an interview with the BBC's Ukrainian service , Mykhailo Podolyak said that Moscow would use talks as an operational pause so it could make up for its shortfall in munitions and technology due to sanctions and then adjust its military strategy. "Russia is so intellectually predictable," that it would be "obvious" how any negotiations would play out, according to Podolyak. He believes that Russia would seek to start talks with a promise to temporarily stop shelling areas it is trying to seize. Moscow would then portray the administrations in place in the already captured territories as de facto Russian, and so should be recognized as "lost," a position Ukraine would refuse to accept. "Then a banal story would take place," he said, according to a translation. This would involve a ceasefire being followed by a Ukrainian … [Read more...] about How Russia-Ukraine peace talks would go, according to Zelensky’s adviser
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Anonymous, the famed hacker collective, appeared to claim responsibility Sunday for the personal information of 120,000 Russian soldiers allegedly fighting in Ukraine being leaked last month. The information included names, dates of birth, addresses, unit affiliation and passport numbers. "All soldiers participating in the invasion of Ukraine should be subjected to a war crime tribunal," the group tweeted Sunday. This week the Russian military has faced heightened scrutiny over alleged human rights abuses in the Ukrainian town of Bucha. Reports suggested civilians in the town were shot to death with their hands tied behind their backs, and corpses were spotted in yards, cars and streets. The leak results first appeared in the Ukrainian news outlet Pravda on March 1, just days after the invasion of Ukraine began. The outlet did not disclose at the time where the information came from, only noting the "Centre for Defence Strategies acquired this data from reliable sources." … [Read more...] about Anonymous apparently behind doxing of 120K Russian soldiers in Ukraine war
In the week that saw England celebrate their first victory in an international football tournament since 1966, the Telegraph's news quiz is here to find out how closely you have been paying attention to the headlines. Why has the UK Parliament shut down its TikTok account just one week after its launch? Also this week, who is the latest to join a string of senior Facebook executives moving to London , after four years in Silicon Valley? If you've been reading this week's Telegraph Front Page newsletters you will have come across all of the answers to the quiz. If you haven't, you can sign up for the newsletter from The Telegraph's Danny Boyle and Chris Price to revise ahead of next week's quiz. If you're looking for the last week's quiz, you can find that here . For more ways you can have your say and get involved, visit the Telegraph Community Hub Sign up for the Telegraph's Front Page newsletter to find all of the answers to next week's quiz. … [Read more...] about The Telegraph weekly news quiz: Who scored the winning goal in the Women’s Euro 2022 final?
After Russia invaded Ukraine, the Slovak parliament passed a law to shut down media spreading disinformation. Then, in just a few days, the National Security Authority (NBÚ) blocked the Hlavné správy and Armádny magazín websites. A week later, Hlavný denník and Infovojna followed suit. Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Their blocking was supposed to last until the end of June, but the parliament has since approved that it can be extended until the end of September. However, the NBÚ did not act this time. More than a month has passed since the websites have become available again and will most likely remain so. Actually, the NBÚ could find reasons for their blocking again. The Sme daily analysed whether the content of these websites changed in any way after unblocking, focusing on how they report on the war in Ukraine, as it was the … [Read more...] about Disiformation outlets are back, prompting no response from state
Emily Maitlis will deliver this year's flagship lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival - her first major address since leaving the BBC earlier this year. The award-winning journalist - who grabbed headlines around the world with her exclusive Prince Andrew interview in 2019 - will speak about the complex world of modern journalism and the challenges of holding power to account. Sky News is the official broadcast partner of this year's Edinburgh TV Festival, and will bring exclusive coverage on mobile, TV and podcast over the three-day event. The festival will be a fully in-person event this year, after several years online due to the pandemic. The James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture - named in honour of the writer, producer and director who died in 1974 - is the centrepiece of the festival, and this year will be exclusively streamed on Sky News. Advertisement The flagship address - which has taken place since 1976 - has previously been used as a … [Read more...] about Emily Maitlis to deliver the Edinburgh TV Festival 2022 MacTaggart Lecture
More than 115,000 Royal Mail staff have voted in favour of a national strike in what could be the first in a wave of public sector walk outs in the coming months as essential workers continue to struggle with the cost of living crisis. In a ballot announced today, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) – which represents Royal Mail Group workers – voted by 97.6%, on a 77% turnout, to take industrial action. The union is demanding that Royal Mail group enters into negotiations to secure 'a straight, no-strings pay increase for workers.' The Royal Mail said it was 'disappointed' by the strike announcement after offering workers a 5.5% salary boost. It comes as the Government geared up for a hot summer and autumn fight with trade unions today as it offered two million public sector workers including doctors and nurses below-inflation pay rises. More than a million NHS staff including nurses, midwives and paramedics have been offered increased that will see the worst-paid … [Read more...] about More than 115,000 Royal Mail workers vote for strike action in row over pay