Russian children dress as soldiers and tanks with Z symbol for Victory Day

Russia have sparked claims of "child abuse" after nursery school kids were dressed as soldiers and tanks with the infamous Z symbol to mark Victory Day. Footage broadcast on Russian TV shows smiling teachers guiding the youngsters, who appear confused, as the country celebrated victory over Nazi Germany on Monday (May 9). Some pupils wore Soviet-era soldier uniforms while others

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Pro-Putin forces lose first female sergeant in Ukraine as mother-of-one killed

Russia's first female casualty in Ukraine has been named as mother-of-one Valentina Galatova. The 27-year-old was one of six reconnaissance and intelligence troops killed in separate incidents on the same day. She was also the 37th colonel killed since Russia first invaded Ukraine in February. According to local sources, Galatova was part of the storming of Mariupol by Russian forces

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‘Cancer-stricken’ Putin could be killed as spy bosses ‘plot with generals’

As the Kremlin's war effort stumbles against a dogged Ukrainian resistance, generals and spy bosses are said to be growing more and more frustrated at cancer-stricken Vladimir Putin's leadership, sources say. A former US general has claimed that the Russian leader has "no future" if his invasion doesn't succeed, and that there is a possibility that the man who has

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Putin saboteurs heading to Britain to ‘sow chaos and humiliate government’

Don’t miss a thing! Sign up to the Daily Star’s newsletter MI5 Senior Officers have informed the Home Office and Home Secretary Priti Patel about a high-level threat, sources have revealed. The Special Branch have been told to increase the monitoring of travellers to the country with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Chief of Staff, Steve Barclay, having been

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Ukrainian soldier ‘luckiest man alive’ after body armour is riddled in bullets

A Ukrainian soldier has been described as "the luckiest man alive" after pictures emerged of his body armour riddled in Russian bullets. The picture was shared on Twitter by researcher Arslon Xudosi and showed the body armour ravaged by bullets, penetrated at least four times. "A Ukrainian soldier survived several bullets. The armor is Turkish," Xudosi wrote alongside his picture.

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Germany seizes world’s biggest superyacht from Russian oligarch’s sister

Germany has seized the world’s biggest superyacht from a Russian oligarch’s sister. Authorities in the country seized the massive vessel in the port city of Hamburg after determining that it belongs to Gulbakhor Ismailova, the sister of Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov. The 512ft-long superyacht Dilbar is flagged in the Cayman Islands and registered to a holding company in Malta. It

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Putin’s troops ‘booby trap teddy bears’ with explosives to kill children

Vladimir Putin’s troops are planting bombs in children’s teddy bears in a sick strategy to torment ordinary Ukrainians, a surgeon treating the war-wounded in Kyiv has claimed. Oleksandr Yatsyna, a trained urologist, has claimed that Russians are determined to kill Ukrainian children. It is thought to be part of a strategy of psychological warfare, to ‘twist their minds’ by making

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