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One of Russia's most advanced tanks found in 'perfect condition'

Jak Connor | Sep 20, 2022 2:33 AM CDT

Ukraine's Defense Ministry has announced that it found and claimed one of Russia's most advanced tanks that were seemingly abandoned in the eastern Kharkiv region.

The announcement comes from Ukraine's Defense Ministry, which took to Twitter on September 19 to write that Ukrainian forces found a T-90M tank, a third-generation Russian tank and latest from the Kremlin, it was first publicly revealed in 2017. Ukraine's Defense Ministry claims that the tank was found in "perfect condition" and that "We ask its owner(s) to contact the #UAarmy. Please identify yourself by a sign: a white flag," the ministry wrote.

The tank was discovered in the Kharkiv region, a region of Ukraine that is experiencing a strong counter-offensive attack by Ukrainian forces. This advancement by Ukrainian forces has resulted in many Russians pulling back and abandoning gained ground and seemingly tanks as well. It was only on Monday that the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced on Facebook that Russia has lost 2,212 tanks during the course of the war, which began on February 24, 2022.

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Missile strike less than 1,000 feet from nuclear power plant captured

Jak Connor | Sep 20, 2022 1:06 AM CDT

Ukraine's state energy operation announced on Monday that a Russian missile landed just 1,000 feet from Ukraine's second-largest nuclear power plant.

The moment was captured on video and shared by Ukraine's Defense Ministry via its social channels, and according to reports, the missile strike occurred at 12:19 am local time at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant that's located in the Mykolaiv region. The video showcases the purported Russian missile striking the land near the power plant and causing a large initial explosion, followed by a smaller explosion.

Ukraine's Defense Ministry wrote on Twitter that "Russian terrorists" attempted to strike the facility, and that "Russia is a threat to the whole world". This isn't the first time that conflict between Ukraine and Russia has revolved around nuclear power plants, as both nations were engaging in combat near and around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.

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US official says Russia is recruiting homeless to fight in Ukraine

Jak Connor | Sep 5, 2022 1:31 AM CDT

Russian officials are trying to get homeless people to fight in Ukraine, according to a US official who also said that Russia is planning on enlisting convicted criminals.

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The unnamed US official spoke to Reuters, and said that there is considerable evidence to suggest that Russia has serious manpower shortages. The official said that the Russian military have been recruiting soldiers from homeless shelters across the country. Furthermore, the official said that Russia's defense ministry is pushing to make up the personnel shortages by compelling wounded soldiers to re-enter combat, recruiting personnel from private security companies, and paying soldiers bonuses.

It was only last Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that increased the total number of Russia's armed forces from 1.9 million to 2.04 million. Newsweek reports that in Russian military officials left leaflets at a homeless shelter when they visited on August 17. The homelessness charity Nochlezhka spoke to Newsweek and said that the officers that were speaking to people staying at the shelter were informed by a duty officer that they weren't allowed to recruit individuals from the shelter.

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Ukraine flexes its victory with parade mocking Russian President Putin

Jak Connor | Aug 22, 2022 6:03 AM CDT

Ukrainian's have celebrated a victory by holding a parade on the same day Russians planned on holding a victory parade in the city of Kyiv.

Russia believed it was going to capture Ukraine's capital Kyiv relatively quickly but were met by an unexpectedly tough resistance. Russia initially believed it would capture the city in just three days, with Ukrainian news site "Ukrainian Pravda" reporting that Russian officials even had formal uniforms prepared for the Russian victory parade that would be done in the name of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On August 25, Ukraine's Independence Day, Ukrainian officials dragged numerous destroyed Russian war vehicles such as tanks and trucks to the main street in Kyiv, Khreshchatyk boulevard. The vehicles were all put in two long lines and on Saturday Ukrianian residents took to the streets to celebrate their independence by exploring all of the burnt out Russian vehicles.

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Ukraine may be forced onto an 'ammo diet' says US military analyst

Jak Connor | Aug 18, 2022 5:35 AM CDT

Ukraine may soon be starved of ammunition following a reduction in the amount of ammo provided to it by its European allies.

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According to American military expert and analyst Michael Kofman in a recent interview with Der Spiegel of Germany, Ukraine may be strapped for bullets and ammunition relatively soon as allied nations providing the country with ammunition are reaching their weapon supply limits. Notably, reports indicate that since Western support has a limit in terms of weapon supplies, it's not in Ukraine's best interest to bide for time as it makes making counteroffensive maneuvers much more difficult.

Furthermore, Kofman said that Ukrainian military officials are more than aware of the time limit they have on weapon supplies and that concerns are rising with Ukrainian leaders being very concerned about how long they can expect further support from the Europeans. The analyst said that most European nations that have given to Ukraine are already nearing the amount they can afford to give, and when those limits are reached, Ukraine will be forced to go on an "ammunition diet".

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FBI was after nuclear weapons documents when they raided Trump's house

Jak Connor | Aug 12, 2022 2:35 AM CDT

Former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Largo Club, located in Palm Beach, Florida, was recently searched by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and now details are coming out about what they were looking for.

According to recent reports from The Washington Post, which cited people familiar with the investigation, the FBI agents that searched the residence on Monday this week were looking for classified information that had the potential danger of falling into the wrong hands. Indicating that the search was a top security concern that required a decent amount of speed from government officials. The individuals spoke to the publication under anonymity and didn't reveal the contents of the documents that were being looked for, if any were recovered, and if weapons were involved.

Notably, Attorney General Merrick Garland said on Thursday at the Justice Department that he personally authorized the search warrant while also saying that the department doesn't take a decision such as this one lightly. Furthermore, Garland said that "this is all that I can say right now" and that more information will be made available in the future at the appropriate time.

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Elon Musk challenges North Korean leader Kim Jong-un 'wouldn't say no'

Jak Connor | Aug 9, 2022 2:06 AM CDT

Elon Musk sat down for the Full Send Podcast, where he said that he wouldn't turn down an offer from North Korean President Kim Jong-un.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO recently appeared on the Full Send Podcast, where he was asked about various topics such as his thoughts on space, artificial intelligence, neural link, SpaceX rockets, the future of humanity, and challenging Russian President Vladimir Putin to single combat. Stemming from the conversation of challenging Putin to single combat, Musk was asked if North Korean President Kim Jong-un asked him to compete in single combat would he accept, the billionaire said he "wouldn't say no".

Musk went on to explain the stir he caused when he challenged Putin to single combat and that if the event was to go ahead, it would be a pay-per-view. Notably, Musk acknowledged that Putin would be a reasonable challenge as "he's good at martial arts, and he's pretty buff", citing the viral image of Putin station on top of a horse shirtless. Furthermore, Musk said he would have a "weight advantage" over Putin that would allow him to get him into an MMA move that he calls "the walrus".

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Situation at Europe's largest nuclear power plant is 'out of control'

Adam Hunt | Aug 4, 2022 5:31 AM CDT

The head of the United Nations (UN) International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has warned of the "completely out of control" situation in Ukraine.

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Europe's largest nuclear power plant (NPP), the Zaporizhzhia NPP, is located in Ukraine and has been the site of numerous battles since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24th, 2022. Rafael Grossi, the Director-General of the IAEA, has pleaded with Russia and Ukraine to allow experts to visit the complex and contain any potential for a nuclear accident.

The plant has suffered shelling attacks and weapons fire on its premises, potentially compromising its physical integrity. Paradoxically, the plant is currently under Russian control, though Ukrainian staff continue to come and go from the plant to continue operating it. The IAEA claim to have contact with some of the staff, however, they are "faulty" and "patchy" according to Grossi.

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Russia says its losing the war because of Ukraine's 'mutant soldiers'

Jak Connor | Jul 25, 2022 2:52 AM CDT

Russian lawmakers have accused Ukraine of using "mutant soldiers" on the battlefield that were reportedly created in a biolab.

The Daily Beast has reported that Russian lawmakers are accusing Ukraine of using "mutant soldiers" created in a US-operated biological laboratory, but according to a retired US general, the claims from the Kremlin have no basis and are whimsical. According to retired US General William Enyart, who spoke to NewsNation's Rush Hour last Tuesday, "I think those Russian legislators must have been watching too many old cartoon reruns. You remember the old cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? My kids used to watch it."

Notably, the former US general went on to explain that Russia has been making "mutant soldier" claims since 2015 and that there is "no truth to this ancient rumor at all". Furthermore, Enyart believes that Russia is pushing out this story to derail attention from the nation's failing attempt at invading Ukraine and the myriad of logistical problems that are plaguing its invasion. Lastly, Enyart says that Russian soldiers are unable to perform even the "basic functions of modern military" and, as a result, are attempting to blame a "boogeyman and the US".

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MrBeast gives $3 million of aid to Ukrainian refugees

Jak Connor | Jun 21, 2022 12:02 AM CDT

Jimmy Donaldson, better known as "MrBeast," has given a substantial amount of aid to struggling Ukrainian refugees.

Donaldson posted a new video to his "Beast Philanthropy" YouTube channel that explains that there are more than 12 million Ukrainian refugees currently struggling to figure out where they are going to live, being forced out of their homes by Russia's invasion. Donaldson explains that the Beast Philanthropy team "had to help" and got into contact with several refugee centers across Eastern Europe to gather a long shopping list of supplies that people need.

The shopping list included various items such as food, toilet paper, water, medical supplies, cleaning supplies, and more. The long shopping list stacked up to a staggering $3 million, then Donaldson reached out to his local community in North Carolina to help him pack all of the purchased items to be made ready for transportation. Donaldson explained that he established his own global logistical transportation chain through Flexport.

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