100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
VIDEO: Killer Copters: Russian Ka 52 Choppers Take Part In Combat Mission To Protect Donbas
On Friday, May 13, the Ministry of Defence reported this and showed footage of the combat work of the Ka-52…
VIDEO: Russian Attack: Destruction Of Two Ukrainian Command Posts And Missile Launchers
The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed the attack took place near the town of Popasnaya.
VIDEO: Killer Copter: Russian Ka 52 Choppers Destroy Ukrainian Munitions And Tanks
This is the moment Russian Ka-52 ‘Alligator’ helicopters take to the sky and reportedly destroy Ukrainian ammo depots and armored…
VIDEO: Air Raising: Ukrainian Paratroopers Greatest Hits
The Ukrainian paratroopers carried out the attacks near the city of Mykolaiv in the southern region of Mykolaiv Oblast.
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
VIDEO: Line Of Fire: Russian Troops Load Up Howitzers And Blast Ukrainian Targets
The footage shows Russian troops loading the howitzers and shooting in formation under tree cover.
VIDEO: Super Troopers: Paratroopers Leave Russian Base In Ruins
One brigade paratrooper said: “Our ancestors, together with the Allies, defeated Nazism, and now we will defeat racism!
Get all your news in one place
Latest World news:
Teen kills children in another American school massacre
A teenager has killed 14 people – including children and at least one teacher – at an American primary school. The…
Read news from The Economist, FT, Bloomberg and more, with one subscription
Learn More
Kuwait Interior Ministry Warns against Gathering at Erada Square on Wednesday
The Kuwaiti Interior Ministry warned on Tuesday against holding any protest rally at al-Erada Square, which faces the National Assembly.…
First victim of Texas primary school shooting named as US President Joe Biden says nation must take on its gun lobby
US President Joe Biden delivered an urgent call for new restrictions on firearms after a gunman shot and killed at…
19 children, 2 adults killed in Texas school massacre
UVALDE, Texas: A gunman killed at least 19 children and two adults on Tuesday in a rural Texas elementary school,…
Texas school shooting live news: Biden calls for US action
19 children killed in a shooting at a primary school in a small community in southern Texas.
From analysis to good news, read the world’s best news in one place
Texas school shooting: Biden calls for ‘turning pain into action’ on gun laws after 21 killed – latest updates
US president Joe Biden called for ‘common sense’ legislation and lamented that an 18-year-old was able to purchase a gun
Iran Buries Slain Revolutionary Guards Colonel, Vows Revenge
Iran held a funeral procession on Tuesday in the center of the capital Tehran for Revolutionary Guards Colonel Hassan Sayad…

VIDEO: Victory V: Syrian Troops Paint Night Sky With ‘V’ For Russia

By Lee Bullen
V symbol appears in the sky over Idlib in May 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Zenger).

Russia’s Syrian allies have put on a sinister show of support for Moscow with a brutal V symbol made of explosions from howitzer shells.

The operation – filmed by Syrian military leaders – shows troops priming the huge shells before firing them into the air.

As they explode in the night sky, they make up the letter V, seen all over Russian tanks and military gear during the invasion of Ukraine.

The Syrian military said: “We know that Russia has just celebrated Victory Day over the Nazis.

“We know that your country is now at war with neo-fascists in Ukraine.

“We have illuminated the letter V with shells as a sign of our common victories.

“Over Ukrainian nationalists and militants who hide in Idlib.”

The Syrian military’s gesture was made in support of the government’s alliance with Russia.

During the Syrian civil war, Russia sided with president Bashar al-Assad.

And Russia’s Wagner Group private army – currently in action in Ukraine – were also sent to Syria to back up the regime.

Fighting between Syrian government forces and rebel fighters has intensified in recent weeks in the province of Idlib.

V symbol appears in the sky over Idlib in May 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Zenger).

Meanwhile, Russian planes have escalated the number of air raids in the region in support of the government.

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 78th day of the campaign.

From February 24 to May 12, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 26,650 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,195 tanks, 2,873 armored fighting vehicles, 534 artillery systems, 191 multiple launch rocket systems, 87 anti-aircraft systems, 199 warplanes, 161 helicopters, 2,019 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 398 unmanned aerial vehicles, 41 units of special equipment and 94 cruise missiles.

V symbol appears in the sky over Idlib in May 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Zenger).

This week, Vladimir Putin addressed a huge military parade on Red Square in Moscow to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany at the hands of the Soviet Union in World War II.

The Russian President used his speech to claim that Russian troops in eastern Ukraine were “defending the motherland”. He also said that the “special military operation” in Ukraine was necessary and was provoked by the West.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that the Russian blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports threatens global food supplies.

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.

Dive Deeper:
VIDEO: Killer Copters: Russian Ka 52 Choppers Take Part In Combat Mission To Protect Donbas
On Friday, May 13, the Ministry of Defence reported this and showed footage of the combat work of the Ka-52…
VIDEO: Russian Attack: Destruction Of Two Ukrainian Command Posts And Missile Launchers
The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed the attack took place near the town of Popasnaya.
VIDEO: Killer Copter: Russian Ka 52 Choppers Destroy Ukrainian Munitions And Tanks
This is the moment Russian Ka-52 ‘Alligator’ helicopters take to the sky and reportedly destroy Ukrainian ammo depots and armored…
VIDEO: Air Raising: Ukrainian Paratroopers Greatest Hits
The Ukrainian paratroopers carried out the attacks near the city of Mykolaiv in the southern region of Mykolaiv Oblast.
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
VIDEO: Line Of Fire: Russian Troops Load Up Howitzers And Blast Ukrainian Targets
The footage shows Russian troops loading the howitzers and shooting in formation under tree cover.
VIDEO: Super Troopers: Paratroopers Leave Russian Base In Ruins
One brigade paratrooper said: “Our ancestors, together with the Allies, defeated Nazism, and now we will defeat racism!
Get all your news in one place