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The UK will provide an extra £1 billion of military aid for Ukraine, dramatically increasing its support for Volodymyr Zelensky’s defence of his country.

The new funding amounts to a 77 per cent increase on the £1.3 billion already provided, with Boris Johnson claiming British support was “transforming Ukraine’s defences” against the Russian onslaught.

The promise of extra military support comes after Ukraine’s president urged Nato leaders to do more to help his country resist Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

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President Zelensky said he is grateful for the UK’s assistance, calling Britain a “true friend and strategic partner.”

It comes as UK foreign secretary Liz Truss labelled Mr Putin an “appalling dictator” and said his rhetoric should be “ignored” after the Russian president issued a fresh threat to Nato.

“This is rhetoric, we have to ignore the rhetoric and instead do all we can to continue to support Ukraine with the weapons they need to win this appalling war,” Ms Truss said

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European court tells Russia to ensure two Britons do not face death penalty

The European Court of Human Rights issues said on Thursday it had issued interim measures to instruct Russia to ensure the death penalty on two Britons who were captured after fighting for Ukraine was not carried out.

“The Court indicated in particular to the government of the Russian Federation, under Rule 39 (interim measures) of the Rules of Court, that they should ensure that the death penalty imposed on the applicants was not carried out,” the court said in a statement.

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British citizens Aiden Aslin (L) and Shaun Pinner (R) and Moroccan Saaudun Brahim (C) attend a sentencing hearing at the Supreme Court of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in Donetsk

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British citizens Aiden Aslin (L) and Shaun Pinner (R) and Moroccan Saaudun Brahim (C) attend a sentencing hearing at the Supreme Court of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in Donetsk

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Thomas Kingsley30 June 2022 09:16

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Watch: Bernie Ecclestone says he would still ‘take a bullet’ for ‘first-class’ Vladimir Putin

Bernie Ecclestone says he would still ‘take a bullet’ for ‘first-class’ Vladimir Putin

Thomas Kingsley30 June 2022 09:00

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UK promises extra £1 billion of military aid for Ukraine’s fight against Russia

The UK will provide an extra £1 billion of military aid for Ukraine, dramatically increasing its support for Volodymyr Zelensky’s defence of his country.

The new funding amounts to a 77 per cent increase on the £1.3 billion already provided, with Boris Johnson claiming British support was “transforming Ukraine’s defences” against the Russian onslaught.

The promise of extra military support comes after Ukraine’s president urged Nato leaders to do more to help his country resist Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

At the Nato summit in Madrid, which ends on Thursday, the UK promised funding towards capabilities including sophisticated air defence systems, drones and electronic warfare equipment.

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Thomas Kingsley30 June 2022 08:46

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Watch: Vladimir Putin an ‘appalling dictator’ who is perpetrating illegal war, Truss says

Vladimir Putin an ‘appalling dictator’ who is perpetrating illegal war, Truss says

Thomas Kingsley30 June 2022 08:40

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Bernie Ecclestone says he would ‘take bullet’ for Putin in bizarre GMB interview

Former F1 executive Bernie Ecclestone has called Vladimir Putin a “first class person” and claimed he “would take a bullet for him”.

In a bizarre interview with Good Morning Britain, the 91-year-old was asked whether he still stood by his friend Mr Putin. To which, Mr Ecclestone replied: “I would still take a bullet for him. I’d rather it didn’t hurt but I would still take a bullet.”

When asked why he would take such drastic action, Mr Ecclestone said: “Because he’s a first class person, and what he’s doing is something that he believed was the right thing.”

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Thomas Kingsley30 June 2022 08:26

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Liz Truss has called Russian President Vladimir Putin an ‘appalling dictator’

Speaking from the Nato summit in Madrid, the foreign secretary told Sky News: “I would describe him as an appalling dictator perpetrating a war that was neither legal nor justified in any possible way.

“I’ve not met Vladimir Putin, I don’t know the motivation for carrying out this appalling war. All I know is that we have to make it our absolute priority to stop this war and to push Vladimir Putin and the Russian troops out of Ukraine.”

It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Mr Putin “evil” and defence secretary Ben Wallace said he was a “lunatic”.

Thomas Kingsley30 June 2022 08:05

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Russia attacks grain warehouse in Ukraine, 40 tonnes of food torched

A Russian attack has destroyed a warehouse containing grains in central Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, reported The Kyiv Independent.

Regional governor Valentyn Reznichenko confirmed the attack on early Thursday and said that at least 40 tonnes of grain was destroyed and the Russian offensive led to a fire.

Russian forces also attacked Velyka Kostromka village, however, no casualties were reported.

Arpan Rai30 June 2022 07:07

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Russia Ukraine ground combat focussed around oil refinery in Lysychansk

The British ministry has said that Ukrainian troops are continuing to hold their positions in the eastern city Lysychansk after capturing and withdrawing from Sievierodonetsk.

“Russian forces continue to pursue an approach of creeping envelopment from the Popasna direction, removing the need to force a major new crossing of the Siverskyi Donets River in this sector,” the ministry said in its latest intelligence update.

It added: “Current ground combat is likely focused around the Lyschansk oil refinery, 10km south-west of the city centre”.

However, the Russian fighters are making “limited progress” at the operational level as they try to encircle “Ukrainian defenders in northern Donetsk Oblast via advances from Izium”, the British MoD said.

“It is highly likely that Ukrainian forces’ ability to continue fighting delaying battles, and then withdraw troops in good order before they are encircled, will continue to be a key factor in the outcome of the campaign,” it added.

Arpan Rai30 June 2022 07:01

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Volodymyr Zelensky meets Sir Richard Branson in Kyiv

British billionaire Sir Richard Branson said his visit to the war-torn Ukraine was a “humbling and emotional experience”.

Mr Branson travelled to Ukraine on Wednesday to meet Volodymyr Zelensky on invitation and to witness the destruction wrounght by Russia’s “appalling invasion”.

He visited a residential area with a destroyed kindergarten that was recently hit by a Russian missile strike. Mr Branson also travelled to Gostomel Airport to see the remains of Antonov AN-225, the world’s largest transport plane that had been known as Mriya (Dream).

Condemning the Russian attacks, he said: “It is clear these kinds of attacks are not unintended and arbitrary. They are part of a deliberate strategy to spread fear and terror among Ukraine’s civilian population”.

“I hope the Russian perpetrators of these shocking acts will be held to account,” he said.

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Arpan Rai30 June 2022 06:38

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Mariupol theatre attack a ‘clear war crime’ – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has said that the Russian military’s attack on the Mariupol drama theatre in March, which was sheltering hundreds of civilians, was a “clear war crime”.

In its latest investigation, Amnesty International released a new report showing how the Russian forces “likely deliberately targeted the theatre despite knowing hundreds of civilians were sheltering there on 16 March, making the attack a clear war crime”.

The group’s crisis response team spoke with “numerous survivors and collected extensive digital evidence, concluding that the attack was almost certainly carried out by Russian fighter aircraft”.

Two 500kg bombs were dropped by the aircraft that “struck close to each other and detonated simultaneously”, officials from Amnesty said in a statement.

“Many people were injured and killed in this merciless attack. Their deaths were likely caused by Russian forces deliberately targeting Ukrainian civilians,” the statement added.

Arpan Rai30 June 2022 05:46

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