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Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Russians have begun their offensive to take control of eastern Ukraine, and it could be a seismic battle.
Ukrainian officials said their forces hit the vessel with missiles, while Russia acknowledged a fire aboard the Moskva but no attack.
“We know what we have to do next...we’ll definitely carry out all the plans we have made," the Russian leader promised.
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Three rare white Bengal tigers were born at a safari park in Crimea. Tigers are endangered, with poaching, deforestation and over-hunting of their natural prey making it hard for them to survive in the wild. These white tigers are purposefully bred from a line of tigers with the recessive gene needed to give them their white fur.
He's previously claimed Russia 'does not pose an ideological or systemic challenge'.
Whether this is another case of sabre-rattling by the Russians or something more sinister, it remains the truth that an invasion of Ukraine would be so complex and costly it would tie up Russia for years, making any interference in the Baltic States by Putin to be quixotic to the extent that along with his involvement in Ukraine and Syria, it may prove instantly fatal to his regime.
Achieving ever-closer-union, as it foreshadowed, has been the driving force behind the gradual (and often forceful) assimilation of law, currency and culture across the European continent. To many, it seemed a wonderful way of enhancing international cooperation, and promoting both peace and unity.
The West is pushing Russia towards "a new Cold War" because of "unfriendly" policies, the country's prime minister has said
Vladimir Putin hit peak SPECTRE on Tuesday, the Russian president pictured diving to the bottom of the Black Sea to explore