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Top Iranian general killed in Israeli strike: What we know so far

A top Iranian general was among those killed in an apparent targeted assassination by Israel on Syrian soil on Monday. The airstrike, which hit Tehran’s consulate in Damascus, raises the prospect of a major regional escalation. The airstrike The diplomatic compound was hit by a missile, purportedly launched by an …

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Ukraine sends fired top general to London

Former Ukrainian commander-in-chief Valery Zaluzhny has been appointed the country’s new ambassador to the UK, the Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday. The ministry said it has already informed London about the development, formally requesting approval from it. “The President of Ukraine approved the candidacy of Valery Zaluzhny for the post …

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Zelensky threatens to fire Ukraine’s top general – media

Ukrainian commander-in-chief Valery Zaluzhny has rejected President Vladimir Zelensky’s “offer” to resign and become the national security head instead, the Financial Times and The Economist reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with discussions between the potential political rivals. Zelensky allegedly told Zaluzhny that he would be removed from his current …

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Ukraine must copy 1944 Nazi Germany – retired US general

The Ukrainian government needs to look at what Germany did in WWII to stand a chance against Russia, according to Ben Hodges, former commander of US Army forces stationed in Europe. Hodges, who retired as a lieutenant-general in 2017, has long been an outspoken supporter of Ukraine. In an interview …

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Zelensky meets top US general in Europe

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky met Christopher Cavoli, the top general in the US European Command (EUCOM) and the most senior NATO military leader, during a trip to Germany on Thursday. Zelensky, who arrived in Germany on the last leg of his foreign tour this week, met Cavoli at the Lucius …

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Beijing names US-sanctioned general as new defense minister

China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) appointed General Li Shangfu, who has been sanctioned by the US for dealings with Russia, as the country’s new defense minister on Sunday. In 2018, the US blacklisted Li as the then-head of the Equipment Development Department for “significant transactions” involving the transfer of Su-35 …

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Zelensky at odds with top general – Bild

An internal conflict is underway between Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and General Valery Zaluzhny, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, according to government sources cited by Bild on Monday. Kiev insiders told the German tabloid that the military commander called for a withdrawal from a key Donbass city weeks ago. Zaluzhny …

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Top US general visits troops in Syria

US troops occupying the petroleum-rich region of northeastern Syria have gotten a surprise visit from America’s top-ranking general and a vote of confidence that their illegal deployment is absolutely necessary to keep Americans safe. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley made an unannounced stop at a US …

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