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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

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Mobilisation law comes into force as Ukraine struggles to boost troop numbers

A mobilisation law has come into force in Ukraine as Kyiv struggles to boost troop numbers after Russia launched a new offensive. The legislation, which was watered down from its original draft, will make it easier to identify every conscript in the country. It also provides incentives to soldiers, such as cash bonuses or money towards buying a house or car, that some analysts say Ukraine cannot afford. Ukraine’s parliamentarians […]

todayMay 18, 2024 5

US Senate

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US Senate passes aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan with big bipartisan vote

The bill passed the Senate on an overwhelming 79-18 vote. The Senate has passed 95 billion dollars (£76.2 billion) in war aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden after months of delays and contentious debate over how involved the United States should be in foreign wars. The bill passed the Senate on an overwhelming 79-18 vote late on Tuesday after the House had approved […]

todayApril 24, 2024 3

Rishi Sunak and Volodymyr Zelensky

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Zelensky welcomes £500m UK military aid package

Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky has welcomed a record military package from the UK including long-range missiles, armoured vehicles and boats. Mr Zelensky, who spoke to Rishi Sunak on Tuesday morning, said “all of this is needed on the battlefield”. The Prime Minister announced the £500 million in military aid as he travelled to Warsaw and Berlin to meet the leaders of Poland, Germany and Nato. Mr Sunak warned Russian President Vladimir […]

todayApril 23, 2024 4

Ukrainian Flag

World

US approves multibillion-dollar Ukraine and Israel aid

The House of Representatives has voted to approve 95 billion dollars in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other US allies. Democrats and Republicans joined together after a months-long fight over renewed American support to help Ukraine repel Russia’s invasion. With overwhelming support, the House approved the Ukraine portion, a 61 billion dollar aid package, in a strong showing of American backing as lawmakers race to deliver a fresh round […]

todayApril 21, 2024 5

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