Ukraine-Russia war LATEST: Claims Vladimir Putin is ‘preparing to starve much of the world’ in order to win

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin plans to starve some countries as part of his efforts to win the war in Ukraine, claims a Yale historian.

Timothy Snyder published a lengthy Twitter thread on Saturday explaining how he believes Putin is using food insecurity to his advantage.

He called the Russian tyrant’s move the “latest chapter of hunger politics.”

“Russia has a hunger plan. Vladimir Putin is preparing to starve much of the developing world as the next stage in his war in Europe,” Snyder, a professor at Yale University and expert on authoritarianism, said.

“If the Russian blockade continues, tens of millions of tons of food will rot in silos, and tens of millions of people in Africa and Asia will starve,” Snyder added.

Lastly, he said Putin wanted to use mass starvation as a “backdrop for a propaganda contest.”

“When the food riots begin, and as starvation spreads, Russian propaganda will blame Ukraine, and call for Russia’s territorial gains in Ukraine to be recognized, and for all sanctions to be lifted,” Snyder said.

Read our Ukraine war live blog below for the latest news & updates…

  • British soldier who fell in Ukraine honoured as ‘a hero’

    The family of Jordan Gatley, who left the British Army in March before heading to Ukraine to help defend the country from Russia, has paid tribute to the fallen soldier.

    Heartbroken Dean Gatley, from Derbyshire, said Jordan went to Ukraine after “careful consideration” after Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin sent his troops in.

    Dean shared an emotional tribute from the family on Facebook to confirm the tragic news.

    He wrote: “I didn’t think that Id ever use social media in this way but Sally, Adam and I would like to share some family news with all our friends, but there are just too many people to contact.

    “Yesterday (10/06/22) we received the devastating news that our son, Jordan, has been shot and killed in the city of Severodonetsk, Ukraine.

    “Jordan left the British Army in March this year to continue his career as a soldier in other areas.

    “The war against Europe had begun so, after careful consideration, he went to the Ukraine to help.”

  • Russia continues to recruit new troops, ministry of defence says

    The Ministry of Defence has given Brits an update on the current state of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    The organisation claims that Russia is seeking to generate more combat units, in order to form a third battalion. They will have to rely on new recruits to do this.

    Moreover, if Russia does deploy three battalion’s simultaneously, it is likely that the longterm staying power of their army will be weakened.

  • Russian politician claims death penalty for Brits is justified

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed that the country is right to hand three Brits death sentences, claiming they committed crimes worthy of the punishment.

    His comments came after a pro-Russian separatist court handed down the sentences to the UK nationals Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner and the Moroccan national Brahim Saadoun on Thursday.

    They were captured by Russian forces in April.

    BBC News reports that the court that handed out the sentences in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic which is not recognised internationally.

  • We must not make allowances for Russia, claims France

    France will not make concessions to Russia and wants Ukraine to win the war against Moscow, a French presidential official has told Al-Jazeera, as Paris seeks to assuage anxieties over its position in the conflict.

    President Emmanuel Macron made this statement after being criticised by Ukraine for saying NATO does not need to “humiliate Russia” .

    “As the president has said, we want a Ukrainian victory. We want Ukraine’s territorial integrity to be restored,” the official confirmed.

    “There is no spirit of concession towards Putin or Russia in what the president says. When he speaks to him directly, it is not compromise, but to say how we see things.”

  • Russia hits Chemical plant in Severodonetsk, leaving 800 stranded

    Reports have emerged that Russian forces have hit a chemical plant in Severodonetsk, where hundreds of civilians had found shelter.

    “The Azot chemical plant has been under heavy shelling for hours,” Serhiy Haidai told Ukrainian media on Saturday

    “Our soldiers are winning in street fights, but, unfortunately, the enemy’s artillery is simply dismantling – floor-by-floor – the houses used by our troops as shelters.

    “So, when we push the enemy out of one street, they start using their tanks and artillery to destroy the area house-by-house,” the Luhansk regional head said.

  • Putin given ‘urgent medical help’ 

    VLADIMIR Putin was given “urgent medical assistance” earlier this week after being struck down by a “sharp sickness”, according to Kremlin insiders.

    Russia‘s president has reportedly been ordered by his doctors not to make any “lengthy” public appearances.

    Vlad is said to have fallen ill while talking to his military chiefs and suffered “sharp sickness, weakness and dizziness” as he got up from his desk after a 90-minute virtual session.

    The claims appeared on the General SVR channel on the messaging app Telegram, which is purportedly run by a Kremlin insider.

    It said that Putin “needed urgent medical assistance” from doctors.

    The channel said this sudden “dizziness” spell was the real reason Vlad’s annual “Direct Line” live broadcast had been postponed with no plans for rescheduling.

  • Rolls Royce provides ‘super-powered generators’ to Ukraine

    In a bid to aid Ukraine in its conflict against Russia, the German branch of Rolls Royce has provided a set of generators to the nation.

    The company hopes these will be used to power buildings such as hospitals and schools.

    “One such generator is capable of providing the work of not only one building, but all the buildings, if it is a large regional hospital,” said the Ukrainian Ministry of Health.

  • Ukraine once again calls for EU membership

    Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky is urging the European Union to put his country on track to membership.

    In a video address yesterday to the Copenhagen Democracy Summit, Mr Zelenskyy said the EU should act quickly.

    Mr Zelenskyy also urged the EU to show “that its words about the Ukrainian people being part of the European family aren’t a hollow sound”.

    He deplored that “there are still some political skeptics who doubt whether we should be allowed to move to join the EU”.

  • 10,000 dead: New report outlines Ukraine’s fallen soldiers

    The callous and unjustified invasion of Ukraine has caused a heavy toll on the nation’s military, a new report has suggested.

    According to an advisor to the Ukrainian President, over 10,000 soldiers have died since the invasion began in February.

    He added:  “200 to 300 die, no less.”

  • Help those fleeing conflict with The Sun’s Ukraine Fund

    PICTURES of women and children fleeing the horror of Ukraine’s devastated towns and cities have moved Sun readers to tears.

    Many of you want to help the five million caught in the chaos — and now you can, by donating to The Sun’s Ukraine Fund.

    Give as little as £3 or as much as you can afford and every penny will be donated to the Red Cross on the ground helping women, children, the old, the infirm and the wounded.

    Donate here to help The Sun’s fund

    Or text to 70141 from UK mobiles

    £3 — text SUN£3
    £5 — text SUN£5
    £10 — text SUN£10

  • Head of NATO plays down hopes of resolution to dispute with Turkey

    The head of NATO has appeared to play down hopes of an early resolution of a dispute with Turkey.

    The dispute concerns the planned admission to the alliance of Finland and Sweden.

    Jens Stoltenberg said its summit in Madrid at the end of this month had never been a deadline.

    Speaking at a news conference alongside the Finnish president, Sauli Niinisto, Stoltenberg repeatedly stressed that Turkey’s concerns about alleged support for Kurdish militants must be taken seriously.

    “We have to address the security concerns of all allies, including Turkish concerns about the terrorist group PKK,” Stoltenberg said.

  • Grain storage facility left in ruins

    A grain storage facility located in the Black Sea port of Mykolaiv has been shelled causing huge devastation according to Ukrainian authorities.

    Local media say the shelling hit a warehouse where sunflower meal was stored.

    Piles of sunflower seed meal could still be seen smouldering in the harbour a week after the shelling, after media access was granted access to the facility today.

  • Inside ‘most depressing city on Earth’

    A GRIM city dubbed “the most depressing on Earth” is so remote it can’t be reached by road and so polluted life expectancy is ten years lower than the national average.

    The most northerly city in the world, the remote Russian mining town of Norilsk is dark for two months of the year and has a truly chilling past.

    Home to over 170,000 people, the small city in the Krasnoyarsk Krai region of Siberia, eastern Russia, is one of the most remote cities on the planet.

    Norilsk is just under 1,800 miles from Moscow and more than 930 miles north of the regional capital Krasnoyarsk.

    No roads lead to Norilsk. One freight railway line runs in and out of the city, and the port city of Dudinka 40 miles away provides a route to the city by sea – although it is frozen over in the winter.

    It is so cut off that when locals leave the city they joke that they are “going to the mainland”.

  • Sweden and Finland rehearse for an INVASION

    Sweden and Finland have joined troops from 14 Nato countries for major war games amid invasion fears after Vladimir Putin’s threat to “reclaim” territory.

    Some 7,000 troops and 45 ships took part in the military drills alongside the two countries in defiance of a chilling warning from Russia that it could nuke the regions in “ten seconds”.

    The training tasks included air drops and amphibious landings on Gotland, an island strategically located in the middle of the southern part of the Baltic Sea.

    Swedish Armed Forces have been practicing with US troops how to defend the island of 58,000 people – and how to take it back from a foreign aggressor.

    It comes amid heightened tensions as Putin’s war in Ukraine rages on and just weeks after both Finland and Sweden confirmed they would be applying for Nato membership.

  • Ukraine establishes export routes to combat food crisis

    Ukraine has established two routes through Poland and Romania to export grain.

    The move will help avert a global food crisis, Kyiv’s deputy foreign minister, Dmytro Senik, has said.

    He said global food security was at risk because Russia’s invasion had halted Ukraine’s Black Sea grain exports.

    Ukraine was in talks with Baltic states to add a third corridor for food exports, Senik said.

    “Those routes are not perfect because it creates certain bottlenecks, but we are doing our best to develop those routes,” he told Reuters.

  • Russia launches new ‘Tasty’ McDonald’s replacement

    Crowds of people queued outside the former McDonald’s flagship restaurant in central Moscow for the opening of Russia’s rebrand of the American restaurant chain.

    McDonald’s pulled out of the country over its invasion of Ukraine.

    The stores have new branding and a new name “Vkusno i tochka” or “Tasty and that’s it'”.

    The chief executive, Oleg Parov, said the new name had only been decided on yesterday.

    McDonald’s flagship Big Mac is missing, but other popular items are on sale.

  • Putin’s ‘pregnant’ lover flanked by all-female ‘bodyguards’

    VLADIMIR Putin’s alleged mistress has been spotted out for the first time since she was stung by sanctions over the tyrant’s war in Ukraine.

    Former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabaeva – rumoured to be pregnant with Putin’s child – was flanked by all female “bodyguards” in St Peterburg as the Russian president hosted a summit.

    The 39-year-old flew into the city ahead of the key economic forum Putin is using in a bid to save his country from the crippling impact of Western sanctions over his invasion of Ukraine.

    Reclusive gold medal winner Alina is suspected to have a secret family with the Kremlin leader, and was seen for the second time in a week amid rumours of his failing health.

    She was pictured with grim-faced female companions on a “private tour” of the city’s Mikhail Vrubel in the Russian Museum.

    An eyewitness said she was prevented from getting closer to Kabaeva by the women – possibly plain-clothed bodyguards – who were with her, reported Fontanka.

  • Ukraine: Russia can continue war ‘at current pace for another year’

    Ukraine’s military intelligence directorate believes that Russia can continue its war at its current pace “for another year”.

    It warned that Russia has the economic resources to continue its attack.

    “The Kremlin leadership probably will try to freeze the war for a while in order to convince the West to lift sanctions, but then continue the aggression,” it said in a Telegram post.

    “Russia’s economic resources will allow the occupying country to continue the war at its current pace for another year.”

  • British soldier who fell in Ukraine honoured as ‘a hero’

    The family of Jordan Gatley, who left the British Army in March before heading to Ukraine to help defend the country from Russia, has paid tribute to the fallen soldier.

    Heartbroken Dean Gatley, from Derbyshire, said Jordan went to Ukraine after “careful consideration” after Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin sent his troops in.

    Dean shared an emotional tribute from the family on Facebook to confirm the tragic news.

    He wrote: “I didn’t think that Id ever use social media in this way but Sally, Adam and I would like to share some family news with all our friends, but there are just too many people to contact.

    “Yesterday (10/06/22) we received the devastating news that our son, Jordan, has been shot and killed in the city of Severodonetsk, Ukraine.

    “Jordan left the British Army in March this year to continue his career as a soldier in other areas.

    “The war against Europe had begun so, after careful consideration, he went to the Ukraine to help.”

  • Russia continues to recruit new troops, ministry of defence says

    The Ministry of Defence has given Brits an update on the current state of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    The organisation claims that Russia is seeking to generate more combat units, in order to form a third battalion. They will have to rely on new recruits to do this.

    Moreover, if Russia does deploy three battalion’s simultaneously, it is likely that the longterm staying power of their army will be weakened.

  • Russian politician claims death penalty for Brits is justified

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed that the country is right to hand three Brits death sentences, claiming they committed crimes worthy of the punishment.

    His comments came after a pro-Russian separatist court handed down the sentences to the UK nationals Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner and the Moroccan national Brahim Saadoun on Thursday.

    They were captured by Russian forces in April.

    BBC News reports that the court that handed out the sentences in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic which is not recognised internationally.

  • We must not make allowances for Russia, claims France

    France will not make concessions to Russia and wants Ukraine to win the war against Moscow, a French presidential official has told Al-Jazeera, as Paris seeks to assuage anxieties over its position in the conflict.

    President Emmanuel Macron made this statement after being criticised by Ukraine for saying NATO does not need to “humiliate Russia” .

    “As the president has said, we want a Ukrainian victory. We want Ukraine’s territorial integrity to be restored,” the official confirmed.

    “There is no spirit of concession towards Putin or Russia in what the president says. When he speaks to him directly, it is not compromise, but to say how we see things.”

  • Russia hits Chemical plant in Severodonetsk, leaving 800 stranded

    Reports have emerged that Russian forces have hit a chemical plant in Severodonetsk, where hundreds of civilians had found shelter.

    “The Azot chemical plant has been under heavy shelling for hours,” Serhiy Haidai told Ukrainian media on Saturday

    “Our soldiers are winning in street fights, but, unfortunately, the enemy’s artillery is simply dismantling – floor-by-floor – the houses used by our troops as shelters.

    “So, when we push the enemy out of one street, they start using their tanks and artillery to destroy the area house-by-house,” the Luhansk regional head said.

  • Ukraine military receives Starlink satellite from SpaceX founder Elon Musk

    When the invasion of Ukraine began, billionaire and controversial internet personality Elon Musk promised to provide the country with his SpaceX technology.

    Four months later and the Ukrainian Military has their hands on a Starlink Satellite.

    This tech will reportedly be used for ‘special missions’.

    It has the potential to provide internet to millions of Ukrainians, should Russia find a way to remove access.

  • Help those fleeing conflict with The Sun’s Ukraine Fund

    PICTURES of women and children fleeing the horror of Ukraine’s devastated towns and cities have moved Sun readers to tears.

    Many of you want to help the five million caught in the chaos — and now you can, by donating to The Sun’s Ukraine Fund.

    Give as little as £3 or as much as you can afford and every penny will be donated to the Red Cross on the ground helping women, children, the old, the infirm and the wounded.

    Donate here to help The Sun’s fund

    Or text to 70141 from UK mobiles

    £3 — text SUN£3
    £5 — text SUN£5
    £10 — text SUN£10

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