Moscow Moomins festival cancelled by Tove Jansson’s estate over Russia’s ‘illegal attack’ on Ukraine

A Moscow festival based around beloved cartoon characters the Moomins has been cancelled after the author’s estate threatened legal action. The Spring Moomin Festival was due to take place this week in one of Moscow’s largest shopping centres. But the event was pulled after the Russian distributor of Moomin material reported that the rights holders … Read more

Iran’s masters of reverse engineering turn attention to Western weapons from the battlefields of Ukraine

In December 2011, a US RQ-170 Sentinel drone went missing in airspace close to the Iran-Afghanistan border. The Sentinel resurfaced on Iranian TV days later, where it was paraded as a “very valuable” acquisition. Six years later, an Iranian-made copy of the drone crossed from Syria into Israel, sparking a deadly exchange of fire. The … Read more

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill voices air raid alert app in Ukraine when Russia unleashes strikes

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has lent his voice to an alert app in Ukraine warning people to take cover when Russian forces unleash aerial strikes across the country. “Attention. Air raid alert. Proceed to the nearest shelter,” declares the American actor. “Don’t be careless,” Hamill advises. “Your overconfidence is your weakness.” Hamill, who played … Read more

Russia holding Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant ‘hostage,’ Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says – National

Ukraine’s president said Russian troops were holding the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant “hostage” and its safety could not be guaranteed until they left it, while his forces shut off the frontline town of Avdiivka as they planned their next move. Russian troops have occupied the nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, since the early weeks of the … Read more

Will Russia use nuclear weapons in Ukraine? What Putin has said as Nato warns of ‘irresponsible’ rhetoric

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rhetoric on nuclear arms has been deemed “dangerous and irresponsible”, after he confirmed that Moscow would begin to station tactical weapons in Belarus. Mr Putin claimed his plans were “not unusual”, as the US stores weapons in Europe. “Russia’s reference to Nato’s nuclear weapon sharing is totally misleading. Nato allies act … Read more

Holding Bakhmut now a ‘military necessity,’ Ukrainian general says – National

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ukraine’s ground forces commander said on Monday his troops were continuing to repel heavy Russian attacks on the eastern city of Bakhmut and that defending it was a “military necessity.” Ukraine’s military said Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi had acted during a visit to the eastern front line … Read more

Arsenal fans convinced they know what Oleksandr Zinchenko told transfer target Declan Rice after England vs Ukraine game

It’s been an interesting international break for Arsenal fans and one of their top summer transfer targets, Declan Rice. The West Ham captain is again linked with a move away from the London Stadium, and may finally be attainable. AFP Rice and Zinchenko battled on the pitch channel 4 But appeared close post-match Previously rated … Read more

Man City star Foden watches England’s win over Ukraine from hospital bed and gives update on Instagram after appendix surgery

Manchester City star Phil Foden has vowed he will be ‘back soon’ as he delivered an update on his health from his hospital bed. The 22-year-old underwent emergency appendix surgery on Sunday ahead of England’s Euro 2024 qualifying win over Ukraine. Foden took to social media to thank his fans for their support He watched … Read more

‘Drone’ explosion in Russia hundreds of miles from Ukraine leaves three people injured, claims Russian media

Russia state media have claimed a drone caused an explosion in a Russian town hundreds of miles from the Ukrainian border, injuring three people The blast is reported to have happened in the centre of Kireyevsk, in Tula Oblast, about 140 miles south of Moscow and 260 miles from the nearest point in Ukraine. It … Read more