A recent increase in the number of migrants from Africa and the Middle East attempting to enter Poland has sparked concerns in neighbouring Germany – causing some to call for a reintroduction of controls along the countries' shared border.
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Russia and China seal economic pacts despite Western disapproval; China will likely be hit by new Covid-19 wave with up to 65 million weekly cases; F-16 training begins for Ukrainian pilots in Poland amid Russian invasion, says EU; Russia claims it defeated insurgents after cross-border incursion in Belgorod.
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EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that the training of Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16 jets has begun in Poland. The move comes after US President Joe Biden last week gave the go-ahead for Ukrainian pilots to be trained on the American-made jets that Ukraine says it needs to fight off Russia's invasion.
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Days after claiming full control of the war-ravaged city of Bakhmut, Russia’s Wagner mercenary group has started withdrawing fighters from the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, leader Yevgeny Prigozhin said. "We are withdrawing the units from Bakhmut. From today at five in the morning, May 25 until June 1, most of the units will rebase to camps in the rear. We are handing our positions to the military," Prigozhin announced.
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Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick says net migration is “far too high” after newly published figures for 2022 showed around 606,000 more people are estimated to have moved to the UK than have left. The Office for National Statistics said factors contributing to relatively high levels of immigration over the past 18 months include people coming to the UK from non-EU countries for work, study, and for humanitarian purposes, including those arriving from Ukraine and Hong Kong. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Russian Defense Ministry has claimed that Russian troops have taken control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. It said that as a result of offensive actions by Wagner assault units, supported by artillery and aviation of the Southern Group of Forces, the liberation of Artyomovsk has been completed, referring to Bakhmut by its Soviet-era name. Earlier on Saturday, the head of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, had also reported the capture of Bakhmut. Bakhmut, which is located in Ukraine's Donetsk province, has been the site of fierce fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces for months. Russia controls around half of the province and claimed to have annexed it in the autumn of 2022. But Kyiv has disputed the Russian claims and has said that Bakhmut has not fallen into the hands of Russians.
The Indian Air Force has decided to ground the entire fleet of its Mig 21s as as the investigations into the May 8 crash are still underway and the reason behind the crash is being probed. 3 civilians were killed after the wreckage of a MiG-21 fighter jet fell on a house on May 8 in Rajasthan while the pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries. Air Force officials say that the grounding is a routine procedure that is undertaken after any such tragic incidents…and that the fleets would be back in action after the checks are done. The IAF has already constituted a Court of Inquiry to ascertain the cause of Rajasthan accident. Mig stands for Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau of the erstwhile Soviet Union and it is a supersonic fighter jet. Since its initial induction in 1963, India has inducted over 900 MiG-21s. Up until the first half of 2022, the IAF operated four squadrons of MiG-21 Bison fighters, each squadron comprising around 16 to 18 aircraft. This made the total strength of MiG-21 Bisons between 64 and 72. But on 30th September last year, the Indian Air Force retired the No. 51 ‘swordarms’ MiG-21 fighter Squadron based in Srinagar.
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Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion, countries around the world have been hesitant to send fighter aircraft to Ukraine, worrying it might be seen as an increased provocation by Moscow. Now, just..