Volodymyr Zelensky’s “king of spin” has quit after claiming that a Russian rocket that hit an apartment block in Dnipro on Saturday had been shot down by Ukrainian forces. Oleksiy Arestovych stood down after making the comments to a YouTube channel in the hours after the attack. “The rocket was shot down, it fell on the driveway, it exploded when it fell,” he told Feigin Live. Critics demanded his sacking, accusing him of helping Russia’s propaganda operation.
Scholz finally buckled to intense pressure from NATO partners after Washington pledged 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine.