VLADIMIR Putin's twisted forces have fired missiles at a town housing Europe's LARGEST nuclear power station in an overnight blitzkrieg.

Local officials claim Russia fired eight missiles on Zaporizhzhia city, following Putin's army suffering heavy losses from Ukraine’s counterattack.

As reported by the Kyiv Independent, Zaporizhzhia oblast governor Oleksandr Starukh said eight projectiles targeted infrastructure facilities in the area.

It comes after Ukraine's hero president Volodymyr Zelensky last night vowed to keep pushing back against Moscow.

During his nightly address on Sunday, he said: "Perhaps it seems to some of you that after a series of victories we now have a lull of sorts," he said in his regular nightly address. "But there will be no lull. There is preparation for the next series … For Ukraine must be free. All of it."

Read our Ukraine-Russia blog below for the latest updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    Russia strikes Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant

    Another Russian attack has reportedly caused a blast just 300 metres from reactors at the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant.

    Energoatom, Ukraine's stat nuclear energy company, said the reactors at the site in the southern Mykolaiv region were not affected by the strike.

    But the company confirmed a hydroelectric power plant and transmission lines were damaged.

  • Henry Moore

    ‘Evil can only be cured by destruction’, says top Ukrainian official

    President Zelensky’s chief of staff has claimed there is no point in negotiating with Russia.

    Andriy Yermak said: “Evil can only be cured by destruction. We are able to destroy evil.”

    This comes just days after a mass grave was found in the recently liberated city of Izium, an atrocity reportedly committed by Russian forces.

  • Henry Moore

    Kate Middleton hosts Olena Zelenska

    The Duchess of Cambridge hosted the First Lady of Ukraine yesterday, in a show of British and Ukrainian unity.

    They sat on either side of a fireplace on gingham armchairs with purple orchids on display in the background.

    Despite the hardships her home nation faces, Zelenska has travelled to the UK in order to attend Her Majesty’s State Funeral.

    Click here to see what other world leaders have decided on Britain this weekend.

  • Henry Moore

    Russian losses mount as Ukraine pushes forward

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence has claimed that Russia has lost a further 230 troops taking the total number to 54,480.

    Russia has also lost a further 17 armoured vehicles as well as eight more tanks.

    This comes as Ukraine pushes on in Kharkiv, with over 3,000 miles of land reclaimed in the last week.

  • Henry Moore

    Justin Trudeau accuses Russia of war crimes

    Speaking in London, the Canadian Prime Minister said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine “clearly includes war crimes.”

    “Obviously the UK and Canada have been two of the strongest countries in standing up in support of Ukraine and pushing back against Russia’s illegal actions,” Trudeau said.

    He added that Putin’s tactics in Ukraine “increasingly, clearly include war crimes, include absolutely unacceptable crimes, whether we think of what we found in Bucha or the discovery of mass graves in the reclaimed territories by Ukraine”.

    In recent days, Western leaders have come together to condemn Russia after a mass grave was discovered in Kharkiv.

  • Henry Moore

    Ukraine’s First Lady visits the Queen

    Ukraine’s first Lady, Olena Zelenska, arrived in Westminster yesterday, in order to pay respects to Her Majesty the Queen.

    In a show of unity between Britain and Ukraine, Zelenska will be attending the Queen’s funeral, despite Russia’s brutal invasion of her homeland.

    She looked sombre as she visited Her Majesty’s coffin.

  • Henry Moore

    No indication of China aiding Russia ‘thus far’, says Biden

    In another clip from his 60 Minutes interview, Joe Biden said China is yet to aid Russia with weaponry, “thus far.”

    The US President said there has been “no indication” of Chinese support in Ukraine.

    He added: “I called President Xi. Not to threaten at all, just to say to him, we’ve met many times. And I said that, ‘if you think that Americans and others are going to continue to invest in China based on your violating the sanctions that have been imposed on Russia, I think you’re making a gigantic mistake. But that’s your decision to make’.”

  • Henry Moore

    Ukraine’s First Lady to attend Her Majesty’s funeral

    First Lady Olena Zelenska is one of the hundreds of high-profile dignitaries set to attend the Queen’s funeral today.

    A source said: “Olena Zelenska’s presence is yet another sign of the global support for Ukraine while Russia is isolated.

    “Britain is one of Ukraine’s staunchest allies. Her presence at the funeral is a sign of that friendship and mutual respect.”

  • Henry Moore

    Russians fear as Ukraine continues its advance

    Russian civilians are questioning Putin’s actions in Ukraine, as Zelensky’s troops get closer and closer to the Russian border.

    One Russian in a town on the Russia-Ukraine border wrote on local governor Vyacheslav Gladkov’s Facebook page: “I’m asking once again, where is our army, the one that must be protecting us?.

    “We are on the border; they are shooting at us, so we need an army and protection. Who will wake up the President?”

    One terrified woman told the New York Times: “It is as if they are already here.”

    These fears arise as Ukraine continues its decisive counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region.

    While it is extremely unlikely Ukraine would advance into Russia, these fears are reflective of increasing dissent among the Russian people.

    Click here to read more

  • Henry Moore

    Russia increases attacks against civilians

    Russia has reportedly increased its number of attacks against Ukrainian civilians, the British MoD has said.

    “In the last seven days, Russia has increased its targeting of civilian infrastructure even where it probably perceives no immediate military effect,” the report claims.

    “This category of mission has included strikes against the electricity grid, and a dam on the Inhulets River at Kryvyi Rih.”

    According to the MoD, these attacks are specifically designed to undermine Ukrainian morale, which is currently high following a series of victories in Kharkiv.

  • Henry Moore

    More than ’10 torture rooms’ discovered in Kharkiv, Zelensky claims

    Ukraine’s President has claimed more than 10 Russian “torture rooms” have been discovered in the liberated region of Kharkiv.

    Zelensky made these claims in his nightly address on Saturday.

    “More than ten torture rooms have already been found in the liberated areas of Kharkiv region — in various cities and towns,” Zelensky said. 

    “As the occupiers fled, they also dropped the torture devices.”  

    “Even at the regular Kozacha Lopan railway station, they found a room for torture, found tools for electric torture,” he went on to say.

  • Henry Moore

    ‘Evil can only be cured by destruction’, says top Ukrainian official

    President Zelensky’s chief of staff has claimed there is no point in negotiating with Russia.

    Andriy Yermak said: “Evil can only be cured by destruction. We are able to destroy evil.”

    This comes just days after a mass grave was found in the recently liberated city of Izium, an atrocity reportedly committed by Russian forces.

  • Henry Moore

    Kate Middleton hosts Olena Zelenska

    The Duchess of Cambridge hosted the First Lady of Ukraine today, in a show of British and Ukrainian unity.

    They sat on either side of a fireplace on gingham armchairs with purple orchids on display in the background.

    Despite the hardships her home nation faces, Zelenska has travelled to the UK in order to attend Her Majesty's State Funeral.

    Click here to see what other world leaders have decided on Britain this weekend.

    The Princess of Wales (left) speaks with the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, as she welcomes her to Buckingham Palace in London, ahead of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story DEATH Queen. Photo credit should read: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
  • Henry Moore

    Russian losses mount as Ukraine pushes forward

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence has claimed that Russia has lost a further 230 troops taking the total number to 54,480.

    Russia has also lost a further 17 armoured vehicles as well as eight more tanks.

    This comes as Ukraine pushes on in Kharkiv, with over 3,000 miles of land reclaimed in the last week.

  • Henry Moore

    Justin Trudeau accuses Russia of war crimes

    Speaking in London today, the Canadian Prime Minister said Russia's invasion of Ukraine "clearly includes war crimes."

    “Obviously the UK and Canada have been two of the strongest countries in standing up in support of Ukraine and pushing back against Russia’s illegal actions,” Trudeau said.

    He added that Putin's tactics in Ukraine “increasingly, clearly include war crimes, include absolutely unacceptable crimes, whether we think of what we found in Bucha or the discovery of mass graves in the reclaimed territories by Ukraine,” he said.

    In recent days, Western leaders have come together to condemn Russia after a mass grave was discovered in Kharkiv.

  • Henry Moore

    Ukraine’s First Lady visits the Queen

    Ukraine’s first Lady, Olena Zelenska, arrived in Westminster this afternoon, in order to pay respects to Her Majesty the Queen.

    In a show of unity between Britain and Ukraine, Zelenska will be attending the Queen’s funeral, despite Russia’s brutal invasion of her homeland.

    She looked sombre as she visited Her Majesty’s coffin.

  • Henry Moore

    No indication of China aiding Russia ‘thus far’, says Biden

    In another clip from his 60 Minutes interview, Joe Biden said China is yet to aid Russia with weaponry, “thus far.”

    The US President said there has been “no indication” of Chinese support in Ukraine.

    He added: “I called President Xi. Not to threaten at all, just to say to him, we’ve met many times. And I said that, ‘if you think that Americans and others are going to continue to invest in China based on your violating the sanctions that have been imposed on Russia, I think you’re making a gigantic mistake. But that’s your decision to make’.”

  • Henry Moore

    Ukraine’s First Lady to attend Her Majesty’s funeral

    First Lady Olena Zelenska is one of the hundreds of high-profile dignitaries set to attend the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

    A source said: “Olena Zelenska’s presence is yet another sign of the global support for Ukraine while Russia is isolated.

    “Britain is one of Ukraine’s staunchest allies. Her presence at the funeral is a sign of that friendship and mutual respect.”

  • Henry Moore

    Russians fear as Ukraine continues its advance

    Russian civilians are questioning Putin's actions in Ukraine, as Zelensky's troops get closer and closer to the Russian border.

    One Russian in a town on the Russia-Ukraine border wrote on local governor Vyacheslav Gladkov's Facebook page: "I’m asking once again, where is our army, the one that must be protecting us?.

    "We are on the border; they are shooting at us, so we need an army and protection. Who will wake up the President?"

    One terrified woman told the New York Times: "It is as if they are already here."

    These fears arise as Ukraine continues its decisive counteroffensive in the Kharkiv region.

    While it is extremely unlikely Ukraine would advance into Russia, these fears are reflective of increasing dissent among the Russian people.

    Click here to read more

  • Henry Moore

    Russia increases attacks against civilians

    Russia has reportedly increased its number of attacks against Ukrainian civilians, the British MoD has said.

    "In the last seven days, Russia has increased its targeting of civilian infrastructure even where it probably perceives no immediate military effect," the report claims.

    "This category of mission has included strikes against the electricity grid, and a dam on the Inhulets River at Kryvyi Rih."

    According to the MoD, these attacks are specifically designed to undermine Ukrainian morale, which is currently high following a series of victories in Kharkiv.

  • Henry Moore

    More than '10 torture rooms' discovered in Kharkiv, Zelensky claims

    Ukraine's President has claimed more than 10 Russian "torture rooms" have been discovered in the liberated region of Kharkiv.

    Zelensky made these claims in his nightly address on Saturday.

    "More than ten torture rooms have already been found in the liberated areas of Kharkiv region — in various cities and towns," Zelensky said. 

    "As the occupiers fled, they also dropped the torture devices."  

    "Even at the regular Kozacha Lopan railway station, they found a room for torture, found tools for electric torture," he went on to say.

  • Henry Moore

    'Evil can only be cured by destruction', says top Ukrainian official

    President Zelensky's chief of staff has claimed there is no point in negotiating with Russia.

    Andriy Yermak said: "Evil can only be cured by destruction. We are able to destroy evil."

    This comes just days after a mass grave was found in the recently liberated city of Izium, an atrocity reportedly committed by Russian forces.

  • Henry Moore

    Pope says supplying weapons to Ukraine is ‘morally acceptable’

    Pope Francis has defended the act of sending weapons to Ukraine, as “self-defence.”

    According to Reuters, the religious leader emphasised the need for Ukrainians to protect their homeland.

    “Self defence is not only licit but also an expression of love for the homeland. Someone who does not defend oneself, who does not defend something, does not love it. Those who defend (something) loves it,” he said

  • Louis Allwood

    Western sanctions harm Russia’s ability to produce weapons, report claims

    As reported by Reuters, Western sanctions are beginning to drastically affect Russia’s ability to produce advanced weaponry.

    Rob Bauer, who chairs NATO’s Military Committee, told the publication that Putin’s army is having trouble producing cruise missiles among other important weapons.

    This comes as Ukraine receives a $1.5bn investment from the World Bank Trust fund, as the democratic west unites behind the under-siege nation.

  • Louis Allwood

    A visual look at Ukraine’s heroic counteroffensive

    Over the last week, Ukrainian forces have taken back large swathes of the Kharkiv region.

    Russian forces have been forced to retreat as Zelensky’s soldiers regained around 3,000 miles of land.

    Here is a visual look at the gains:

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