Ukraine is relying on Soviet-era tanks to hold the line until Western reinforcements arrive

Near Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — Dug in amid the rolling hills west of Bakhmut, the tanks of the Ukrainian army’s 28th Mechanized Brigade are helping to hold the line against a growing Russian offensive. They are battered and bruised by almost a year of combat, but despite their age they are cherished by their crews. … Read more

Russia strikes Ukraine’s cities hours after Western countries pledge tanks to Kyiv

CNN — Ukraine has urged the West to get military hardware into the hands of its troops as quickly as possible, as Russia fired missiles towards Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities just hours after Germany and the US announced their plans to provide modern tanks to the country. Russia launched 55 missiles at Ukraine on … Read more

Remains of soldiers killed at the Battle of Waterloo found in Belgian attic

CNN — Bones thought to belong to soldiers killed at the Battle of Waterloo have been discovered in an attic in Belgium. Scientists are now analyzing the human remains to try to learn more about the identity of those who died. The battle was fought near Waterloo village, south of Brussels, on June 18, 1815. … Read more

Der Spiegel reports Germany set to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

CNN — Germany is set to send its sought-after Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to help bolster the country’s war effort, Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday evening, attributing to unnamed sources. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided to deliver the battle tanks following “months of debate,” according to the German news outlet’s exclusive report. The … Read more

US finalizing plans to send approximately 30 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, two US officials say

Washington CNN — The US is finalizing plans to send approximately 30 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, two US officials familiar with the deliberations told CNN. The Biden administration announcement to send the US-made tanks could come as early as this week, CNN reported earlier Tuesday. The timing around the actual delivery of the tanks is … Read more

Zelensky shakes up Ukrainian government amid growing corruption scandal

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — President Volodymyr Zelensky has fired a slew of senior Ukrainian officials amid a growing corruption scandal linked to the procurement of war-time supplies, in the biggest shakeup of his government since Russia’s invasion began. During his nightly address on Monday evening, Zelensky announced he was banning government officials from traveling abroad … Read more

Russia’s Wagner’s brutal tactics in Ukraine revealed by intelligence report

Kyiv CNN — Wagner Group fighters have become the disposable infantry of the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, but a Ukrainian military intelligence document obtained by CNN sets out how effective they have been around the city of Bakhmut – and how difficult they are to fight against. Wagner is a private military contractor run … Read more

US and Israel launch largest military exercise ever despite concerns over Netanyahu’s government

CNN — The US and Israel launched their largest joint military exercise ever on Monday, sending a clear signal to Iran and underscoring the strength of their alliance despite concerns over the composition of the new Israeli government which includes ultra-nationalist and ultra-religious parties. The live-fire exercise, named Juniper Oak, will include 100 US aircraft … Read more

Trilobites armed with tridents could be the earliest known example of sexual combat

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — From a deer’s elaborate branching antlers to the fiddler crab’s oversize claw, the animal kingdom is full of flashy features used in combat to help secure a mate. A team of researchers announced … Read more

Leopard tanks: With a Russian offensive looming, Ukrainian officials battle to train military up with new Western weapons

Pripyat, Ukraine CNN — A few kilometers from the Belarus border, Ukrainian forces are training for what they expect to be a brutal spring. Aging T-72 tanks – some twice the age of their crews – fire off rounds into the mist, while ground troops practice storming abandoned buildings. Some of the training takes place … Read more