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Moment Russian jet crashes into United States drone

Footage of what it referred to as a Russian airplane performing a hazardous obstruct of a US Air Force security drone in global airspace over the Black Sea has actually been shared by the Pentagon.

The 42-second video, launched on Thursday, reveals a Russian Su-27 approaching the back of the MQ-9 drone and starting to launch fuel as it passes, the Pentagon said.

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Russian forces reached the website of the downed security drone in the Black Sea on Wednesday, United States authorities informed CNN, as the Kremlin pledged to recuperate it from deep water around 70 miles from Crimea.

And in a different event, a Russian airplane was obstructed by RAF and German fighter jets near Estonian airspace in the very first joint workout in between the 2 Nato allies.

Two British and German Typhoon jets were rushed on Tuesday when a Russian air-to-air refuelling airplane stopped working to interact with Estonian air traffic control service.

The UK Ministry of Defence worried the “routine” nature of the objective, however it comes amidst stress in between the West and Russia over the intrusion of Ukraine.

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Video records minute Russian fighter jet crashes into United States drone

The American armed force said 2 Russian Su-27 jets obstructed the unmanned MQ-9 Reaper drone in global airspace prior to among them struck the airplane’s prop, triggering United States forces to need to bring it down.

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Russia rejected participation, with a senior figure explaining the episode as a “provocation.”

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Emily Atkinson16 March 2023 10:38


Weaponised drone made in China shot down in Ukraine

A Chinese-made business drone that was retrofitted and weaponised has actually been shot down in Ukraine.

The Mugin-5, available for sale on Alibaba – China’s equivalent of Amazon – was secured of the sky by AK-47s in the wartorn nation over the weekend.

The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was made by a Chinese producer based in the port city of Xiamen, on China’s eastern coast.

Emily Atkinson16 March 2023 15:05


China ‘hopes Ukraine and Russia will not close door to political solution’

China is concerned about an escalation of the war in Ukraine and wants Moscow and Kyiv to engage in peace talks, senior Chinese diplomat Qin Gang told his Ukrainian counterpart on Thursday.

“China hopes that all parties will remain calm, rational and restrained, and resume peace talks as soon as possible,” Qin told Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba, according to a Chinese foreign ministry statement.

Qin added that China hopes Ukraine, Russia will not close door to political solution, the ministry said.

(AFP via Getty Images)

Emily Atkinson16 March 2023 14:45


Western allies debating whether to send jets to Ukraine, Denmark PM says

Western nations are debating whether to send fighter jets to Ukraine, Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen informed Danish TV2 on Thursday.

“This is something we’re discussing in the group of allied countries. It’s a big wish from Ukraine,” she said.

Poland will send out 4 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine in coming days, the Polish president said previously on Thursday, making it the very first of Kyiv’s allies to offer such airplane.

Emily Atkinson16 March 2023 14:25


UN discovers no proof of genocide in Ukraine

An unique UN commission for Ukraine has actually not discovered proof of genocide as it examines offenses of human rights in the dispute with Russia, its head said on Thursday.

“We have not found that there has been a genocide within Ukraine,” Erik¸se, head of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, informed reporters.

He said the group was following the proof which there were “some aspects which may raise questions” about possible genocide.

(AFP through Getty Images)

Emily Atkinson16 March 2023 14:05


Putin shows Russia might loosen up constraints on dividend payments to immigrants

Russian president Vladimir Putin has actually said he would think about a “more flexible” method to a restriction on Russian organisations paying dividends to investors and parent business in “unfriendly” nations.

Putin said Russia might think about permitting some payments if the business reinvested the earnings back into Russia.

The constraints belonged to sweeping capital controls Russia presented in 2015 in reaction to Western sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine.

(SPUTNIK/AFP through Getty Images)

Emily Atkinson16 March 2023 13:50


Russia has actually dedicated ‘wide range’ of war criminal activities in Ukraine, UN questions discovers

Russia has actually dedicated extensive war criminal activities in Ukraine such as wilful killings, abuse and the deportation of kids, according to a UN-mandated report.

The report, based upon more than 500 interviews in addition to satellite images and sees to detention websites and tombs, comes as the International Criminal Court in The Hague is anticipated to look for the arrest of Russian authorities for by force deporting kids from Ukraine and targeting civilian facilities.

The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine said that Russian forces have actually performed “indiscriminate and disproportionate” attacks on Ukraine, turned to abuse, killed civilians beyond battle and stopped working to take procedures to protect the Ukrainian population.

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“Russian authorities have committed numerous violations of international humanitarian law and violations of international human rights law, in addition to a wide range of war crimes…,” the report said.

The file provided information of abuse techniques utilized in Russian detention centers where victims went through electrical shocks with a military phone – a treatment called a “call to Putin” – or hung from the ceiling in a “parrot position”.

Russia rejects dedicating atrocities or targeting civilians in Ukraine.

Emily Atkinson16 March 2023 13:32


Watch: Ukrainian soldiers launch attack on Russian forces in Maryinka

Ukrainian soldiers launch attack on Russian forces in Maryinka

Emily Atkinson16 March 2023 13:20


Immersive website lets individuals stroll Ukraine’s war-torn streets

A Ukrainian professional photographer has actually added to a website which permits individuals to immersively stroll the war-torn streets of his nation and compare them prior to and after the Russian intrusion, in the hope it will highlight the “terrible” reality of the damage triggered.

The Undeniable Street View was released on the 1 year anniversary of Russia introducing a major intrusion of Ukraine – February 24 – and is the very first battle zone provided in Street View and made from more than 100km of raw Street View video footage.

It has actually been shot by Ukrainian photography professionals on the ground, consisting of Mykola Omelchenko, whose task called War Up Close played a critical function in The Undeniable Street View’s presence.

Emily Atkinson16 March 2023 12:55


Latest images from the frontline city of Bakhmut



Emily Atkinson16 March 2023 12:30

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