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    Ukraine has blamed Iran for providing Russia with drones, which have been used to attack Kyiv in recent days.Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images After months of denials, Iran's government admitted to shipping lethal drones to Russia — but claimed it happened before the full-scale invasion of Ukraine began in late February. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian over the weekend publicly confirmed the drone shipments, but U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley refuted his claims about their timing.  Malley wrote on Twitter that, "Iran didn't give a limited number of drones before the war. They transferred dozens just this summer & have military personnel in occupied Ukraine helping Russia use them against Ukrainian civilians." Amirabdollahian said that "if it is proven to us that Russia has used Iranian drones in the Ukraine war, we won't be indifferent to it." Iran's drones have been used to brutal effect on Ukraine's civilian centers and critical energy infrastructure, as Russia's bombardment appears intent on making parts of the country unlivable as winter sets in. They've also come in handy for Moscow...
    VLADIMIR Putin has sparked alarm among Western leaders when he referenced the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuke attacks as a way to win a war in a chilling call with French President Emmanuel Macron. The deranged Russian leader allegedly told Macron that the bombings - which led to the end of WWII - showed that "you don't need to attack the major cities in order to win". 5Vladimir Putin has again stepped up the rattling of Russia's nuclear sabreCredit: AP:Associated Press 5The threat was made during a call between Putin and French President Emmanuel MacronCredit: REUTERS 5Putin said that the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 was proof you didn't need to nuke major cities to win a warCredit: Getty The two US bombings in August 1945 killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people and forced Japan into surrendering to the Allies. The chilling warning comes as Putin ramps up threats about using a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine to counter losses on the battlefield. According to the source, Macron were left "distinctly alarmed" by the comment. "It sounded like a...
    Vladimir Putin is fighting a two-front war. Sure, he’s losing badly in Eastern Ukraine, but things are looking up for the Russian dictator in the West—at least on the political front that runs through every ballot box in America. Although the resilience, courage, and skill of the Ukrainian military has driven Putin to increasingly desperate and depraved measures to avoid further battlefield humiliation, he can see a glimmer of hope on the horizon. And it’s being provided by the leadership of the Republican Party. “The GOP cavalry is coming! Hang on Vlad!” is the clear message being sent by Republican leaders like House Minority Leader (who might very soon be Speaker of the House) Kevin McCarthy. In an interview with Punchbowl News, McCarthy said:
    Russian media has shown a chilling sequence of mushroom clouds 'in anticipation of nuclear conflict' amid calls for Putin to 'take drastic measures' to win in Ukraine. Sinister footage aired by NTV highlighted nuclear explosions and the 'Armageddon' aftermath. The slavish channel is owned by the media wing of Gazprom, the Kremlin-obedient energy giant which is now starving the West of Russian gas for the coming winter. The sequence was titled: 'In anticipation of nuclear conflict - how weapons of mass destruction have become part of the geopolitical game.' It comes as a top Putin lieutenant Ramzan Kadyrov - the leader of Chechnya and a war fanatic - called on Putin to contemplate 'declaring martial law in the border territories and using low-yield nuclear weapons' to overcome his latest military humiliations in Ukraine.
    SHAKHTAR DONETSK thrashed RB Leipzig 4-1 in their first Champions League game of the season - despite missing SIX MONTHS of football due to the war in Ukraine. Football was halted for 254 days in the country earlier this year due to the ongoing conflict with Russia. 8Shakhtar's players celebrated the win by posing with a Ukrainian flagCredit: Getty 8They thrashed Leipzig in front of the German side's own fans in the Champions LeagueCredit: EPA 8It was a truly sensational performance from ShakhtarCredit: AFP 8Emotional scenes ensued after the game amid the turbulent situation in UkraineCredit: AFP 8The Shakhtar players applauded the fans who came to see them play in GermanyCredit: EPA 8Plenty of Ukrainian flags were on show in the away standCredit: EPA Ukraine's domestic league only returned a fortnight ago, with Shakhtar taking seven points from their opening three matches. Due to the devastation in the home country, the club are also currently playing their home matches in Warsaw, Poland. They came into the clash in Germany with Leipzig the overwhelming favourites to beat them, but the visitors...
    (CNN)Daria Snigur dedicated her shock victory over Simona Halep in her grand slam debut at the US Open on Monday to her home country, Ukraine. Snigur, ranked No. 124 in the world and qualifier for the US Open, beat seventh seed Halep in the first round in three sets 6-2 0-6 6-4 at the Louis Armstrong Stadium. Afterwards, as the emotions appeared to catch up with her, she had a message for her compatriots back home. "This is a victory for Ukraine, for all Ukrainian people, for my family, for my team," she said on court post-match."The situation is bad, of course. I try to do the best for Ukraine, I try to support my country.Read MoreSnigur reacts after defeating Halep at the US Open."It's not so easy because the war is continuing. Sometimes, it's impossible to play but I try to do my best because I want to live in Ukraine."Despite being drawn onto the second biggest court for her grand slam debut against arguably tennis' hottest player at the moment, Snigur never looked daunted, facing a top-10 opponent...
    EVERTON honoured super-fan Paul Stratton for his heroic efforts helping Ukraine by handing him a scoring cameo against Dynamo Kyiv. Manager Frank Lampard brought on the Liverpool council worker to round off a 4-0 'peace friendly' win at Goodison Park with a penalty. 3Frank Lampard shows why football can be special and play such a huge role in the community as he brings on Paul StrattonCredit: Getty 3Paul Stratton carefully rolls home his penalty after Everton boss Frank Lampard brought him as a thanks for his work helping Ukraine 3Everton players were quick to congratulate their final scorer Paul Stratton Stratton's fellow supporters voiced their approval as he was given a unique thanks for travelling to the Ukraine border to do whatever he could to help following Russia's invasion. The ex-police officer ran away, sank to his knees to celebrate his successful penalty at the Gwladys Street End and kissed the badge. Toffees' team-mates then rushed into congratulate and hug an emotional-looking Stratton. The Liverpool Echo reported how Stratton responded to Ukraine's suffering in March by replacing his week off to "watch Netflix...
    BRITAIN’S top general has told every soldier to prepare to fight Russia in a potential Word War Three. Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, the new Army commander, said that Vladimir Putin’s bloodbath assault on Ukraine had rocked the foundations of global security. 6UK army must get ready to fight the Russians and win in potential WW3, says Britain's top generalCredit: PA:Press Association 6Gen Sir Patrick Sanders said that Putin’s bloodbath assault on Ukraine had rocked the foundations of global security He vowed to forge an Army that can beat Russia in battle. And he warned brave British troops that they must now prepare “to fight in Europe once again”. In a rousing first message to every serving soldier, he said the world had changed since the Russian dictator had invaded Ukraine on February 24. Gen Sanders started in his new role last Monday — and in his fourth day in the job, wrote: “There is now a burning imperative to forge an Army capable of fighting alongside our allies and defeating Russia in battle.” MORE ON UKRAINE WARMAD VLAD Putin victory...
    Volodymyr Zelensky's top adviser has told the West to dramatically step up deliveries of heavy weapons if Ukraine is to defeat Russia's invasion. Mykhailo Podolyak said Monday that Kyiv needs 1,000 howitzers, 300 rocket artillery systems, 500 tanks, 2,000 armoured vehicles and 1,000 drones 'to end the war'.  The eye-watering shopping list amounts to an army's-worth of Western equipment and goes well beyond both what has been supplied so far and what Ukraine itself has been requesting. Put in context, 500 new tanks would be more than the UK and Germany have in active service combined, while 1,000 howitzers and 300 rocket launchers is more than the US currently has in active service. The US has supplied a little over 100 howtizers to Ukraine so far while the US and UK combined are thought to have sent seven rocket systems. Podolyak published the list amid heavy fighting in Ukraine's east - where Russia has this week issued a 'surrender or die' order to troops defending a key Donbas city - and ahead of a Wednesday meeting in Brussels to discuss...
    Just before dawn yesterday, the war in Ukraine entered its 100th day with the demented propagandists of Russian state television more belligerent than ever. One threatened this week that the Red Army will not halt until it reaches Stonehenge. Another declared that World War III has begun and that Nato must be forced to disarm. These war-mongering rants are echoed by Vladimir Putin’s most hawkish advisers in the corridors of the Kremlin. But in reality it is the sound of whistling in the dark, a nervous attempt to keep spirits up as fears loom ever larger. The truth is the Russian President is mired in a conflict he can neither win nor abandon. His greatest problem, worse even than the mounting death toll or crippling sanctions, is that he has no way to declare victory unilaterally. It takes only one side to start a war, but both sides to end one. 'When Russia invaded in late February, Putin expected the conflict to be over in a matter of days' 'At the moment, much of Putin’s army is devoted to smashing...
    Ninety-nine days ago, Volodymyr Zelensky left the presidential palace in Kyiv to shoot a selfie video outside in the street. The previous day, President Vladimir Putin had sent his troops into Ukraine and the Ukrainian leader was coming under Western pressure to save himself and evacuate the capital before the massive column of Russian armor reached the city. But no, Zelensky said, Ukraine will fight and he would stay. “I need ammo, not a ride,” he declared. It was a line that passed immediately into history and helped steel a nation to defend itself against a brutal and illegal invasion. On Friday, Zelensky returned to the same spot outside his Kyiv office to shoot another video and send out the same message: “We’re defending Ukraine for 100 days already. Victory will be ours.” Experts say that might be true, but not anytime soon and not without a lot more death and destruction. One hundred days in and Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine is not going well. For anyone. What began as just another neo-imperial adventure, a “special operation’” to “denazify”...
    UKRAINE boss Oleksandr Petrakov dedicated their stunning World Cup play-off win over Scotland to the heroic soldiers defending his war-torn country. Goals from from Andriy Yarmolenko, Roman Yaremchuk and Artem Dovbyk set up a Sunday showdown against Wales in Cardiff for a place in the Qatar finals. 8Oleksandr Petrakov dedicated Ukraine's win over Scotland to soldiers defending their homeland against RussiaCredit: Rex 8Ukraine did their country proud with a 3-1 win in their World Cup qualifierCredit: Getty And an emotional Petrakov declared: “This victory was not for me, nor the team, but for our country. “We play for our people back home who suffer every day, for our armed forces who are in trenches and hospitals, who fight with their last drop of blood. “All my emotions are on the pitch. I am exhausted and empty.” His team produced a heroic Hampden performance in their first match since the horrific Russian invasion back in February to crush the Scots’ own World Cup dreams. READ MORE SUN STORIESScotland 1 Ukraine 3 Dobvyk finishes Scots off with strike for brilliant UkrainiansWales vs...
    Film Director Oliver Stone floated a theory during a recent podcast appearance that the U.S. could attempt a false flag attack against Ukraine and blame Russia. Speaking with podcast host Lex Fridman on Tuesday, Stone said, “Is the United States gonna start — they’re making a lot of noise in the United States press about Russia using nuclear weapons and chemical weapons. That’s a lot of noise. Again, going back to my analogy when the United States starts, that it starts the conversation going it’s in the interest of the United States for Russia to be pinned with any kind of chemical or nuclear incident.” He continued, “For example, it’d be very, not simple, but it would be possible to explode a nuclear device in Donbas and kill thousands of people. And we would not know right away who did it, but of course the blame would go right to Russia. Even if it didn’t make sense, if there was no motivation for it, it would just be blamed on Russia.” “The United States might well be the one...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Fresh off his country’s Eurovision win, a defiant Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed early Sunday to one day host the song contest in the embattled city of Mariupol, which is almost entirely in Russian hands aside from a stalwart group of a few hundred Ukrainian fighters who continue to hold out in a steel factory. Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra won the popular contest with its song ‘Stefania’, which has become a popular anthem among Ukrainians during the war, and its victory was a morale booster. “Our courage impresses the world, our music conquers Europe,” Zelensky said on Facebook. “Next year, Ukraine will host Eurovision!” The band made an impassioned plea during the show to help the fighters still in the Azovstal steel plant in the port city, and Zelensky said “one day” the contest would be held “in a Ukrainian Mariupol.” The president’s optimistic words come as Russian troops are retreating from Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, after bombarding it for weeks, and Moscow’s forces continue to engage in a grinding battle for the country’s eastern industrial...
    Ukraine's Eurovision commentator will broadcast live from a bomb shelter - as the war torn nation's entry is the bookmakers' favourite to win the contest. Timur Miroshnychenko, the Ukrainian Graham Norton, will broadcast from a dank Kyiv bomb shelter to prevent Russian artillery from interrupting his broadcast during tonight's final in Turin, Italy. The gloomy shelter features a single light bulb, peeled plaster and exposed brick alongside a mass of unorganised wires. The gloomy shelter features a single light bulb and exposed brick alongside a mass of unorganised wires Timur Miroshnychenko, Ukraine's answer to Graham Norton, will broadcast from the dank Kyiv bomb shelter to prevent Russian artillery from interrupting his broadcast Mr Miroshnychenko, 36, told the Telegraph: 'We have to be underground because… you never know. 'You don't have a schedule of air raid alerts when Russia decides to launch their missiles... we have to be underground not to interrupt the broadcasts.' Timur Miroshnychenko co-hosted the song contest final in 2017 in Kyiv after Ukraine's victory in the 2016 competition. He has either hosted or commentated on every Eurovision for Ukraine...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Asia Muhammad and Jessica Pegula beat Lyudmyla Kichenok and Dayana Yastremska 7-6 (5), 6-3 in doubles play Saturday to give the United States a 3-2 victory over Ukraine in a Billie Jean King Cup qualifier. The Americans secured a spot in the Cup finals in November at a site to be determined. Ukraine was hoping to become only the eighth country in Billie Jean King Cup history to recover from a 2-0 deficit and win after taking the first two singles matches on Saturday to even things up. But the Americans rallied to win the first set of the doubles match after Ukraine double-faulted on set point. Muhammad’s serving was a key for the Americans throughout the match. Ukraine entered the day down 2-0 after singles wins by Pegula and Alison Riske on Friday, but the tables quickly turned in the reverse singles on Saturday as Yastremska beat Pegula 6-3, 6-4 to keep Ukraine’s hopes alive. “I just relaxed and thought it’s going to be like it’s going to be,” Yastremska said. “I just went there...
    Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers will soon descend on the Donbas region as part of efforts to outnumber Ukrainian troops in the east by five to one - but military chiefs insist it still won't be enough to win the war. The Kremlin's offensive, which it hopes will result in a decisive face-saving battle, is expected to begin by the end of the week, according to some western sources. Moscow is building up troops and equipment in a number of locations along the border, satellite images and reports suggest. Forces will look to reinforce efforts around Izyum, south-east of Kharkiv, before pushing further south to seize the city of Slovyansk, the Times reports via a US think tank. The plan would then be to advance to the south-east to encircle a Ukrainian contingent. General Sir Richard Barrons, a former British military chief, told the paper: '[The Russians] will try to put more ground forces in the face of the Ukrainians at once to get the force ratios right, knowing the Ukrainians in the east are in very well-prepared positions.'  However,...
    VIDEO2:0702:07U.S. is discounting 'too casually' the risk of Putin using WMDs: Niall FergusonSquawk Box Asia Russian President Vladimir Putin might resort to weapons of mass destruction, like chemical and tactical nuclear weapons, if he fails to achieve a "conventional forces victory" in eastern Ukraine, says Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. "Those are very serious risks the Biden administration seems to be discounting rather too casually," he told CNBC's "Squawk Box Asia" on Thursday. The U.S. strategy seems to be to let the war go on to "bleed Russia dry" and hope for a regime change in Moscow, but Ferguson said this is a "very hazardous" strategy. Over the past week, Russian forces have pulled back from areas around Ukrainian capital Kyiv as Moscow shifts its focus to what Sergei Rudskoy, deputy chief of staff of Russia's Armed Forces, called the "complete liberation" of the Donbas region. The Donbas in eastern Ukraine is the site of two breakaway regions where Ukrainian forces and Moscow-backed separatists have fought since Russia illegally annexed Crimea in 2014....
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Monday congratulated Hungary's authoritarian leader, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, on his landslide victory in the country's Sunday election.  She also shared praise for Hungary's referendum to ban 'sexually-explicit media' from public schools' sex education classes, urging the US to follow suit. 'Congratulations to Viktor Orban on winning a victory well deserved! He’s leading Hungary the right way and we need this in America,' the Republican firebrand wrote on Twitter. 'America should also ban sexually explicit media in sex-ed and all gender change information for minors under 18 intentionally confusing children.' Along with her post she shared a European news outlet's report on the results of a referendum on educating kids about 'sexual orientation' and showing them 'sex-change media content,' as well as asking if Hungarians 'support the promotion of sex reassignment therapy for underage children.' More than 90 percent of voters who answered said they disapproved of all the measures, according to Visegrad 24. Greene shared praise for Orban's victory and said the US should be led the same way the authoritarian leader is...
    Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch expressed her concerns over the possibility of former President Donald Trump running for a second term in the 2024 election. On Thursday’s episode of The Axe Files, Yovanovitch said, “the possibility concerns me, it concerns our allies as well. They don’t want to go back to that and, you know, imagine if Trump were president right now, how he would be leading the country and the world. I mean, he wouldn’t be.” Yovanovitch hopes the eventual findings from the Jan. 6 Committee will lead Republicans to seek a different 2024 nominee. “Again, each one of us has to do what we can to strengthen our democracy and I think part of that also is going to be the January 6 committee,” Yovanovitch said. She concluded, “I’m hoping that, you know, further shining the light on that conspiracy with regard to the elections and then the January 6 insurrection, I’m hoping that will help to convince Republicans that- that they need rethink their allegiance to the former president and to rethink their brand.” Yovanovitch...
    Nuclear war is 'no longer unthinkable' and atomic weapons 'could' be used as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, a former military chief warned today. Air Marshal Edward Stringer said Vladimir Putin sanctioning the deployment of nuclear weapons was 'in the realms of possibility' and 'only a few steps away'. He added that this was a 'pretty terrifying prospect' and it would 'clearly be weighing on the minds of those who are making all the political calculations'. The former Director-General of Joint Force Development at Strategic Command and RAF Assistant Chief of Air Staff was asked today about the chance of nuclear war. And he told LBC: 'It's no longer unthinkable and it will clearly be weighing on the minds of those who are making all the political calculations at the moment.  This image provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on February 19 shows a Yars intercontinental ballistic missile being launched from an air field during military drills Servicemen up by Yars intercontinental ballistic missile systems of the 54th Guards Rocket Division of the 27th Guards Missile Army of...
    (CNN)It's sometimes useful to remind yourself what things might have been like if Donald Trump had actually won the 2020 election.Over the weekend, the former President provided a glimpse into how he may have handled on the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine -- and it is a doozy.According to audio obtained by The Washington Post, Trump told a group of Republican donors in New Orleans that the United States should paint Chinese flags on its F-22 planes and then use those planes to bomb Russia."And then we say, 'China did it, we didn't do it, China did it,' and then they start fighting with each other and we sit back and watch," Trump concluded.Uh, what?Read MoreThe naivete here is massive. (And that's just the start of the problem.) Does Trump really think that that the Russians would be so easily fooled? That painting a Chinese flag on our airplanes is a significant enough ruse to fool the Russians? THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little...
    MARYNA MOROZ had to fight back the tears after scoring an impressive victory in her grudge match with Mariya Agapova. The Ukrainian submitted her former training partner in the prelim portion of a stacked UFC 272 card in Las Vegas - forcing her to tap to a second-round arm triangle. Powerful words after competing under extraordinary circumstances. ???????? Maryna Moroz with an unforgettable victory tonight. #UFC272 pic.twitter.com/SayMp4FT0T— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) March 6, 2022 Moroz - who donned her country's flag as she made her way to the octagon - was overcome with emotion after submitting her rival, roaring with delight after she put their feud to bed. And it hit her further during her post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. She said: "If you know, my country is at war and my family is in Ukraine. "My family in Ukraine, because my family, we're in a bad situation. "Thank you everyone who messaged me, supported me, because this week was hard for me. "I want to cry because of this war, my country." Most read in SportLEGEND DEAD Live updates...
    MEDIA WINNER: The Washington Post The phrase “bombshell report” has been thrown around a lot in recent years, and usually with a partisan tinge. Bombshell is in the eye of the beholder, so to speak, and whether or not it’s damaging to one’s political opponents is often a deciding factor. But a new report from The Washington Post’s Dalton Bennett and Jon Swaine published on Friday, The Roger Stone Tapes, truly deserves the bombshell label. Roger Stone, the longest-serving political adviser to former President Donald Trump, was filmed by a Danish film crew for more than two years for the upcoming documentary A Storm Foretold. Stone spoke directly to the camera throughout the documentary and even allowed filmmakers to capture “fly-on-the-wall footage of his actions, candid off-camera conversations from a microphone he wore and views of his iPhone screen as he messaged associates on an encrypted app.” Post reporters reviewed more than 20 hours of footage filmed for the documentary, finding clips that featured Stone’s efforts to undermine the 2020 presidential election results, secure preemptive pardons for himself and...
    Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty Images On Tuesday, the European Council accepted Ukraine’s to join the European Union, marking a step toward membership in Brussels. According to Fox News producer Nana Sajaia, 637 voted in favor, 13 voted in opposition and 26 abstained. NEW via @NanaSajaia: The European Parliament accepted Ukraine’s application to join the EU, calling on EU institutions to work towards granting Ukraine status of an EU candidate, thus recognizing Ukraine’s European perspective. 676 voted 637 affirmative 13 against 26 abstained — Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) March 1, 2022 With the Council’s recommendation, the European Commission, which is the EU’s executive branch, “must unanimously agree on a formal framework for negotiations, which then take place between ministers and ambassadors of EU governments and the candidate country,” reported NPR. Although Ukraine has called for its application to be expedited, the EU has reportedly signaled that it won’t be a quick process. Tuesday’s development comes just hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave an emotional speech before the European Parliament amid Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. He called on Brussels to immediately admit Ukraine into...
    PUTIN has “weaponised” Facebook in a bid to win the propaganda war over Ukraine, it was claimed last night. Kremlin-owned media outlets have blitzed it with disinformation — such as Ukraine planned a “false flag” incident “prepared by British-trained saboteurs”. 2Putin has 'weaponised' Facebook in a bid to win the propaganda war over Ukraine, it was claimed last nightCredit: Reuters Research by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate shows that in the last year, the posts got 500,000 likes, comments and shares. But 91 per cent had no warning label despite a 2019 pledge to fight disinformation by boss Mark Zuckerberg. CCDH chief Imran Ahmed said: “Facebook has once again fallen short on its promise to enforce its own rules. "The justification for the Russian war against Ukraine was built on Facebook. “It is time Mark Zuckerberg stopped allowing his platform to be used by hostile actors with malignant intentions. "His failure to stop Facebook being weaponised by the Russian state is being felt right now by the people of Ukraine and, given the bellicose words of...
    ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE scored a winner for Arsenal with the last kick of the game to break Wolves' hearts. The Gunners were heading to a defeat against fellow Champions League contenders Wolves at the Emirates. 2Alexandre Lacazette was Arsenal's hero as he netted a late winner against WolvesCredit: Getty 2Nicolas Pepe also played a role in the comeback, coming off the bench to equaliseCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun But Nicolas Pepe pounced with 10 minutes left to level the scores before Lacazette pounced at the death with a dramatic winner. MORE TO FOLLOW Most read in Premier LeagueFREE MONEY Applications for $1,000 monthly payments open as deadline for $500 checks passesNUCLEAR FRONT Russia CAPTURES Chernobyl and 'takes hostages' amid nuclear disaster fearsSTAKING TERRITORY Putin’s troops raise flag in Ukraine as ‘Z’ tanks lead 2nd invasion waveINNOCENT TARGETS Bloodied civilians seen as Russia blitzes Ukraine apartments killing boy ⚽ Read our Football News Live blog for breaking news, transfer gossip and must-read stories
    Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor John Bolton blasted US President Joe Biden on Tuesday for failing to mount a successful NATO deterrence effort against Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion into Ukraine. Bolton, who also served as George W. Bush's United Nations ambassador, spoke with MNSBC after Russia's authoritarian leader defied international law by declaring two regions of Ukraine -- at the heart of a years-long conflict between pro-Russian separatist forces and the Ukrainian military -- to be independent.  He conceded to host Andrea Mitchell that Ukraine's current role in Eastern Europe was first politicized by Trump, who frequently praised Putin and who infamously held a 2019 phone call pressing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into Joe Biden. However, the longtime GOP foreign policy operative said, Putin was getting just as much leeway under Biden's administration now. 'I think Putin was undoubtedly waiting for a second Trump term, but he's getting effectively almost what he would have expected then. This is going to be a victory for Russia,' Bolton said. Russian 'peacekeeping' forces were ordered into Dontesk...
    OLEKS ZINCHENKO is poised to begin Manchester City's season with his morale sky high - after becoming a dad for the first time. The Ukraine international's wife Vlada Sedan gave birth to a baby girl in a Miami hospital on Sunday. 7Oleks Zinchenko has welcomed his first child with his wife Vlada Sedan 7The Manchester City star was on FaceTime with his other-half in hospital 7Zinchenko - who married Vlada last August - has become a dad for the first time The pair are a power couple back in Ukraine having been together for years Delighted wing-back Zinchenko posted a picture of Vlada and the new arrival on social media. The 24-year-old wrote: "Dear, thank you!  Vlada Sedan, you are my life!  08/01/2021." The couple married last August - but Zinchenko broke off from his wedding issue a statement on his wife's behalf apologising for her reaction to a 3-1 defeat to Lyon in 2020. JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply) The baby's arrival caps off a...
    ITALIAN police barred 52 fans from entering last night's England game in Rome due to strict Covid rules. Cops prevented the supporters from attending the quarter final against Ukraine at Stadio Olimpico amid fears of the contagious Delta variant of the virus. ⚽ Follow ALL of the latest news and updates from Euro 2020 with our live blog 6England still managed to have a strong cohort of supports in RomeCredit: PA 6Three Lions fans saw their heroes take an incredible win over UkraineCredit: PA England fans had already been warned that a five day quarantine was in place for anyone coming to Italy who had been to Britain in the previous two weeks. Detectives cross checked names of travellers who had arrived in Italy from England and Ukraine with Euro 2020 ticket holders. Non-essential travel is also currently banned between Ukraine and Italy. Italian cops found some 52 fans who had not compiled with quarantine rules and arranged to have their tickets cancelled. Warnings had previously been issued which told fans not to try and use loopholes to...
    JADON SANCHO insists he is fully focused on England - despite his £73million transfer to Manchester United. The winger, 21, was handed a shock start as the Three Lions crushed Ukraine 4-0 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020 barely 48 hours after his Old Trafford switch was announced. 4Jadon Sancho is giving his full attention to England's bid to win Euro 2020 despite his Manchester United transferCredit: Getty Sancho was one of the stars of the show with a strong performance, despite only featuring for six minutes in the tournament prior to his Rome display. And speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live afterwards, he confirmed his sole attention is on all matters Three Lions with a semi-final against Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday. The ex-Manchester City youngster said: "To be fair, I don't want to talk about Manchester United. "Right now I just want to focus on England. "I've just been focusing on myself while I've been at England. I've always been ready if I needed to come on." Borussia Dortmund and United confirmed an agreement was...
    JACK GREALISH'S absence from every England teamsheet at Euro 2020 has stuck out like a sore thumb. And that might be because the Aston Villa captain has been nursing a secret injury ever since he came across Tottenham's Japhet Tanganga in May. 4England hero Jack Grealish has been nursing a broken thumb during Euro 2020Credit: Getty 4The Aston Villa skipper suffered the injury when he came up against Tottenham's Japhet TangangaCredit: Getty Grealish, 25, has become the national team’s poster boy this summer, despite just ten caps following his senior debut last September. The playmaker played a part in both goals in the 2-0 win over Germany and is in line for his second start of the Euros against Ukraine. BET BOOST: Get £30 in free bets and no-lose bet on England vs Ukraine CASINO DEAL: £10 bonus with Sun Vegas no deposit required BET BONUS: Get £40 in free bets for England vs Ukraine WIN A LAMBO: Enter now to win your dream car and £50,000 FREE BETS: Get over £2,000 in free bets But Grealish has admitted to...
    GARY NEVILLE has backed Mason Mount to return to the England team to face Ukraine after missing two Euro 2020 games in a row. The Chelsea star, 22, was ruled out of the win over Czech Republic after being told to self-isolate before watching the Germany game from the bench. 4 Gareth Southgate also took a midfielder out of the Wembley triumph to set up with a back five, a decision he may reverse in Rome. Former defender Neville picked his expected team for Saturday on Twitter and called on the Three Lions boss to use a 4-2-3-1 formation. There has been a clamour for Jack Grealish to feature more heavily all tournament but the 46-year-old opted for Mount instead. Neville added that the Aston Villa playmaker 'could' feature having also preferred Phil Foden on the right wing. The 21-year-old is also hoping for a recall after two games on the sidelines. Foden is one of four players on a yellow card ahead of the final match before Uefa scrubs tournament bookings. Harry Maguire, Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips would...
    KIERAN TRIPPIER has promised England's faithful that Harry Kane will deliver if they keep their trust in him. Kane struggled once again to impose himself against Germany before he finally broke his Euro 2020 duck with the late second goal in Tuesday’s 2-0 win. 5Trippier urged fans to have patience with KaneCredit: AFP 5Kane's Euro 2020 form had come into question but he reminded fans of his ability with a superb strike against the Germans yesterdayCredit: Getty But Atletico Madrid star Trippier insists the Three Lions captain IS putting in a shift for his country, and the goals will surely follow. Trippier, 30, said: “You know, his goals will come - just believe in him, that's all. “I've stood by him - all the team has. H has been unbelievable. “Okay if he’s not scoring, just please watch what he does for the team. He works so hard for the team. “I'm so happy for him, as everybody is of course.” Trippier also hailed another player who has had to shoulder his fair share of criticism – keeper and occasional...
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