Ukraine news LATEST: Vladimir Putin should be ‘PUNISHED' for Nuke threats as Truss slams war as a 'catastrophic failure' | The Sun

PRESIDENT Volodymyr Zelensky has called for Russia to face "punishment" and for them to be stripped of their UN veto power after issuing nuke threats to the West.

Zelensky recorded an address to world leaders at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a mobilisation of forces, the first since World War II.

Zelensky told the UN body: "A crime has been committed against Ukraine, and we demand just punishment."

The Ukrainian also set out five non-negotiable conditions, which included punishment for Russian aggression, restoration of Ukraine's security and territorial integrity, and security guarantees.

Lizz Truss slammed the evil dictator for sending his people "to a terrible fate" as the gruelling war continues, with rape and "barborous weapons" being used.

Read our Ukraine-Russia live blog below for the latest udpates…

  • Louis Allwood

    UK's MoD release latest intelligence update

    The UK's Ministry of Defence have claimed that Russia "is likely to struggle with the logistical and administrative challenges of even mustering the 300,000 personnel" after their mobilisation announcement.

    The MoD said: "Even this limited mobilisation is likely to be highly unpopular with parts of the Russian population. Putin is accepting considerable political risk in the hope of generating much needed combat power.

    "The move is effectively an admission that Russia has exhausted its supply of willing volunteers to fight in Ukraine."

  • Louis Allwood

    Huge protests take place

    Around 1,300 protestors have been arrested across Russia in protest of Putin's escalation of war as he moblised 300,000 troops.

    Detentions of those protesting Putin's shock move to double down on the Ukraine war have been reported in at least 15 different cities, accroding to the independent monitoring groiup OVD-Info.

    Russian human rights group OVD-Info put the total of arrests at more than 1,300.

    On social media, people gathered and held protest signs after the despot confirmed Russia would trigger a "partial mobilisation" consisting of reserve troops – all of which will be conscripted to join the Ukraine war – after saying the West had "crossed the line".

  • Louis Allwood

    Hundreds of Ukrainian POWs released

    Hundreds of Ukrainian POW's have been released including Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner, who had been sentenced to death by a Kremlin-backed kangaroo court and held in captivity for five months.

    The prisoners of war were freed in a deal negotiated between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Putin.

    It's believed they may have been traded for high ranking Russian officers captured by Ukraine in its recent lightning victory.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Former President of Ukraine: Putin’s ‘campaign is failing’

    Petro Poroshenko said Ukraine is “definitely not” intimidated by Putin’s threats of partial mobilisation.

    He thanked the world for “international support” and “partners from United States and UK” for sending “new weapons” to help fight back.

    Speaking to Sky News, he said: “Putin demonstrates he is fighting not only with Ukraine but with the whole Western world.”

    “We shouldn’t hesitate to supply Ukraine, and not accept blackmailing from Putin for energy, food, or any other sector.”

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Prisoner of war update: Five Brits released

    The UK Prime Minister has confirmed that five Brits have been released from Russian prisons.

    Liz Truss made the statement this evening.

    Prisoners cannot be named under the Geneva Convention.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    Moldovan President praised families for welcoming Ukrainians

    Ukrainian refugees have fled to Moldova, and were given a place to stay by Moldovan homes.

    Maia Sandu thanked her people at the UN General Assembly yesterday.

    She spoke of how “regardless of our ethnicity” we “want peace” and thanked the “unprecedented solidarity” of the Moldovan’s for the refugees.

  • Lauren Cole-Lomas

    What did Putin announce yesterday morning? RECAP

    Putin announced a series of new war measures yesterday morning in a rare public address to the Russian nation.

    Here is what you need to know:

    • Partial mobilisation: This will see around 300,000 reservists join the Russian army.
    • Referenda in captured regions: “Sham” referenda will take place in occupied Ukrainian territories, and Russia will then officially claim these lands.
    • Willingness to use nukes: In a chilling moment, Putin declared Russia’s willingness to resort to nuclear war if Russia is threatened.

    Joe Biden’s UN speech RECAP

    What did President Biden have to say about Putin’s new plans of partial mobilisation yesterday?

    He told the General Assembly: “A nuclear war cannot be won, and must never be fought,” Biden told the UN General Assembly, as he took aim at Moscow for “making irresponsible nuclear threats.”

    “The United States is ready to pursue critical armed control measure.”

    “Let me be direct about the competition between the United States and China.

    “As we manage shifting geopolitical trends, the United States will conduct itself as a reasonable leader. We do not seek conflict, we do not seek a Cold War.”

    ‘De-Putin-ise’ Ukraine and the world, says former Ukraine President

    Petro Poroshenko, the former President from Ukraine said Putin needs to be “expelled” from power in Russia.

    He told of how Ukraine needs a NATO membership and a European Union membership.

    • Lauren Cole-Lomas

      Sergey Markov accused UK and US of ‘moving toward’ nuclear war

      Speaking to Sky News yesterday, he accused the two ally nations of Ukraine of provoking President Putin.

      The former Putin spokesperson believes “70 per cent” of Ukrainians “are Russian”.

      “Russia is not losing the war,” but loosing the “battle” insisted Sergey Markov on Sky News when asked why Russia had invaded Ukraine.

    • Lauren Cole-Lomas

      Russia is a ‘free country’ and despite mobilisation protests

      Sergey Markov, former Putin spokesperson told Sky News that Russia categorically is a “free country”.

      “Putin has not lost the war,” he told Sky News, and that Putin.

      “Nuclear war is becoming more and more close to our homes and our families,” he said.

      Reports have been made of Russians being detained for protesting against the partial mobilisation.

      Credit: AFP
    • Lauren Cole-Lomas

      President Biden vows Iran will not obtain nuclear weapons

      Iran has become increasingly close to Russia in since the nation’s invasion of Ukraine this year.

      Currently women in Iran are protesting after a 22 year old woman died in police custody over violations of the nation’s dress code.

      Biden vowed to support the women’s protests, and vows that Iran will not receive nuclear weaponry.

    • Lauren Cole-Lomas

      Joe Biden Addresses the UN

      Joe Biden has slammed Putin’s “brutal” and “needless” war in Ukraine today, as he addressed the UN general assembly.

      “This war is about extinguishing Ukraine’s right to exist as a state, plain and simple, and Ukraine’s right to exist as a people,” Mr Biden said.

      “Wherever you are, wherever you live, whatever you believe… That should make your blood run cold.

      “Ukraine has the same rights that belong to every sovereign nation. We will stand in solidarity with Ukraine which will stand in solidarity against Russia’s aggression, period.”

      “Now we see attacks on schools, railway stations, hospitals… even more horrifying evidence of Russia’s war crimes.”

    • Lauren Cole-Lomas

      Russia releases prisoners of war

      The Kremlin says it will release 10 prisoners of war captured in Ukraine by Russian forces.

      A Saudi official confirmed the release had been mediated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

      It comes as Joe Biden condemned Putin’s nuclear threats.

      Read more here

    • Lauren Cole-Lomas

      Ukrainian army will 'destroy' invaders says boss

      The Commander in Chief of the Ukrainian army sent a stark warning to Russia.

      General Valerii Zaluzhnyi: "We will destroy everyone who comes to our land with weapons, whether voluntarily or due to mobilization."

    • Lauren Cole-Lomas

      NATO Chief: 'We will stay calm and continue to support Ukraine'

      Jens Stoltenburg has given a direct address to give Ukraine his views on Putin's recent announcement.

      Putin's announcement has been branded as "dangerous" and "reckless".

    • Lauren Cole-Lomas

      Moldovan President praises families for welcoming Ukrainians

      Ukrainian refugees have fled to Moldova, and were given a place to stay by Moldovan homes.

      Maia Sandu thanked her people at the UN General Assembly.

      She spoke of how "regardless of our ethnicity" we "want peace" and thanked the "unprecedented solidarity" of the Moldovan's for the refugees.

    • Lauren Cole-Lomas

      Prisoner of war update: Five Brits released

      The UK Prime Minister has confirmed that five Brits have been released from Russian prisons.

      Liz Truss made the statement this evening.

      Prisoners cannot be named under the Geneva Convention.

    • Lauren Cole-Lomas

      What did Putin announce this morning? RECAP

      Putin announced a series of new war measures this morning in a rare public address to the Russian nation.

      Here is what you need to know:

      • Partial mobilisation: This will see around 300,000 reservists join the Russian army.
      • Referenda in captured regions: “Sham” referenda will take place in occupied Ukrainian territories, and Russia will then officially claim these lands.
      • Willingness to use nukes: In a chilling moment, Putin declared Russia’s willingness to resort to nuclear war if Russia is threatened.

      Joe Biden's UN speech RECAP

      What did President Biden have to say about Putin's new plans of partial mobilisation?

      He told the General Assembly: "A nuclear war cannot be won, and must never be fought,” Biden told the UN General Assembly, as he took aim at Moscow for “making irresponsible nuclear threats.”

      “The United States is ready to pursue critical armed control measure.”

      “Let me be direct about the competition between the United States and China.

      “As we manage shifting geopolitical trends, the United States will conduct itself as a reasonable leader. We do not seek conflict, we do not seek a Cold War.”

      Flights fleeing Russia today

      It has been reported that Google searches for how to leave Russia spiked today following Putin's huge war announcement.

      After he vowed partial mobilisation, flights have sold out according to AP news.

      • Lauren Cole-Lomas

        FOUR British prisoners of war have been released from Russia

        The prisoners of war were captured in Ukraine.

        The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman  is reported to have brokered their escape.

        Click here to read more.

      • Lauren Cole-Lomas

        Russia is a 'free country' and despite mobilisation protests

        Sergey Markov, former Putin spokesperson told Sky News that Russia categorically is a "free country".

        "Putin has not lost the war," he told Sky News, and that Putin.

        "Nuclear war is becoming more and more close to our homes and our families," he said.

        Reports have been made of Russians being detained for protesting against the partial mobilisation.

        Police officers detain a man in Moscow on September 21, 2022Credit: AFP
      • Lauren Cole-Lomas

        Sergey Markov accuses UK and US of 'moving toward' nuclear war

        Speaking to Sky News, he accused the two ally nations of Ukraine of provoking President Putin.

        The former Putin spokesperson believes "70 per cent" of Ukrainians "are Russian".

        "Russia is not losing the war," but loosing the "battle" insisted Sergey Markov on Sky News when asked why Russia had invaded Ukraine.

      • Lauren Cole-Lomas

        'De-Putin-ise' Ukraine and the world, says former Ukraine President

        Petro Poroshenko, the former President from Ukraine said Putin needs to be "expelled" from power in Russia.

        He told of how Ukraine needs a NATO membership and a European Union membership.

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