Russian Navy ship ‘destroyed’ after Kremlin gaffe

It comes because the White House’s Tiger Team is primed and able to strike again towards Vladimir Putin if Russia launches a nuclear assault on Nato allies.

The group of nationwide safety advisors plans out completely different situations and the way the United States and its allies ought to reply in secret conferences held 3 times per week. 

They are taking a look at the potential of a chemical, organic or nuclear assault because the Russian president turns into pissed off by the nation’s lack of progress in Ukraine.

Yet a Western official has stated it’s “highly unlikely” that Nato would intervene militarily in Ukraine if Vladimir Putin makes use of chemical weapons within the nation, after a summit of Alliance leaders in Brussels.

Navy ship ‘destroyed’

In Ukraine, a Russian Navy touchdown ship has reportedly been destroyed by Ukrainian forces after its location appeared in a Kremlin propaganda video.

Ukraine’s navy stated it had achieved a direct hit on the Orsk, a Russian Alligator-class tank provider, whereas it was anchored within the captured port of Berdyansk within the south of the nation. 

The reported success got here simply three days after Russian state media filmed the 370ft vessel having armoured autos unloaded from it, which have been set to bolster troops in close by Mariupol. 

Watch video exhibiting thick black smoke surging above the port. 

Ukraine is utilizing facial recognition software to determine useless Russian troopers by matching photographs of their faces to social media accounts.

It is certainly one of Ukraine’s new ways for letting Russians, who’ve restricted entry to non-state-controlled media, know of the deaths of their members of the family and the brutal toll of conflict.

Lavrov’s ‘stepdaughter’

In Britain, Sergei Lavrov’s “stepdaughter” has been added to the sanctions record because the Government turns its consideration to the family of Vladimir Putin’s cronies. 

Polina Kovaleva, the 26-year-old daughter of the Russian overseas minister’s mistress, was added to the record alongside the paramilitary Wagner Group, which is seen as Putin’s personal military. 

Taking motion towards Kovaleva, who purchased a £4.4million Kensington flat with money on the age of 21, “sends a strong signal that those benefiting from association of those responsible for Russian aggression are in scope of our sanctions”, the Foreign Office stated. 

Read extra on the sanctions and particulars on the Wagner Group, the assassins which Ukrainian intelligence stated has been ordered to kill Volodymyr Zelensky.

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