Weapons technology

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‘The big battle is coming’: Ukrainian forces prepare for the war’s most intense phase
Russia and Kyiv both need a breakthrough but a major offensive will be loaded with risk whoever strikes first

Julian Borger in Huliaipole

27, Jan, 2023 @11:52 AM

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When will Putin give up Ukraine? Only when his inner circle forces him to stop | Olga Chyzh
Unlike western leaders, the Russian president does not answer to voters or the media. Which means he plays a much, much longer game, says political science academic Olga Chyzh

Olga Chyzh

22, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Australia must play an active role in ending nuclear arms race, cross-party MPs urge
Statement calls for Albanese government to join landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @1:03 AM

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Zelenskiy uses Davos speech to intensify call for more tanks from allies
President says Ukraine needs heavy armour now but German chancellor is cautious about conflict escalating

John Collingridge and Larry Elliott

18, Jan, 2023 @6:07 PM

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UK seeks more German support as it confirms Challenger tanks for Ukraine
Ben Wallace wants Berlin to allow its Leopard 2 tanks to be re-exported from Nato countries to join British heavy armour

Dan Sabbagh and Kate Connolly in Berlin

16, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Ukraine will need more tanks if it is to make breakthrough
UK is sending 14 tanks, and other countries may soon send more but experts say Kyiv needs about 100

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

16, Jan, 2023 @3:26 PM

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Ukraine war pushes civilian casualties from explosive weapons to four-year high
Reported casualties in Ukraine were eight times more than Afghanistan – and real figure likely to be much higher

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

11, Jan, 2023 @1:23 PM

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US and Germany agree to send infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine
Joe Biden and Olaf Scholz indicate shift in position on supplying heavier weapons to Kyiv to help in war against Russia

Dan Sabbagh and Philip Oltermann in Oslo

05, Jan, 2023 @8:48 PM

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Ukraine calls for Patriot missiles to defend its grid and stop rise in refugees
Prime minister Denys Shmyhal says western air defence systems will keep power stations working despite Russian attacks

Dan Sabbagh in London and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

12, Dec, 2022 @6:39 PM

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Iran has not sent ballistic missiles to Russia so far, says Ukrainian official
Mykhailo Podolyak says pressure on Tehran from overseas and distraction of civil unrest mean helping Moscow is not a priority

Julian Borger and Peter Beaumont in Kyiv, and Dan Sabbagh

06, Dec, 2022 @5:57 PM

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Dozens of countries sign deal to curb bombing in urban areas
Campaigners hope agreement will change military norms, though it was not endorsed by countries including Russia, Israel and China

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

18, Nov, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Drone analysis in Ukraine suggests Iran has supplied Russia since war began
Guardian visits space used by Ukrainian military intelligence to examine captured drones

Isobel Koshiw in Kyiv

10, Nov, 2022 @11:37 AM

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