Good night. The missile attack that hit the Russian navy headquarters was a “blow to Putin’s dictatorship,” according to a Ukrainian air force spokesman. In addition, the Kings close their state visit to France.
Black Sea Navy headquarters hit by Ukrainian missile
A Ukrainian missile hit the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea naval fleet in the occupied Crimean port of Sevastopol, the latest in a succession of brazen attacks on the peninsula. Online videos showed plumes of smoke rising above the headquarters in the major naval port city. Russian positions in Crimea, seized and annexed from Ukraine in 2014, have recently been attacked by British long-range Storm Shadow missiles. Find the latest in our live blog.
It comes after Volodymyr Zelensky vowed to liberate the eastern city of Bakhmut and two other cities in a secret plan. “We will vacate Bakhmut,” the Ukrainian president told reporters in Washington. “I think we will vacate two more cities,” he added. Joe Barnes It has all the details. Separately, The Telegraph was allowed exclusive entry into a US munitions facility to see how the war in Ukraine is changing military logistics. Watch the Defense in Depth special.
Immigrants must get at least three-star hotels, according to Interior Ministry contract
The Home Office is forcing some contractors to book hotels with “at least a minimum of three stars” to house migrants on small boats after costs soared to £8 million a day. The most recent contract issued by the Home Secretary’s department, seen by The Telegraph, lists “mandatory requirements” for all booked hotels, stating: “Contracted venues must be at least a minimum of three stars.” The revelation comes after Suella Braverman said she is “very concerned about hotels” and called their use “unacceptable.” Lizzie Dearden It has the complete story.
Estate agents illegally hiding best deals from sellers, watchdog warns
Home sellers could miss out on the best deals because of the commissions estate agents earn, Trading Standards has warned. The head of the estate agent enforcement authority said referral fees obtained through third-party services can become so high that it becomes more lucrative to choose a buyer based on the services they have used, rather than choosing the best. bidder. Speaking to The Telegraph, James Munro, team leader at the National Estates and Lettings Trading Standards Agency, said: “We have seen commissions of 50 per cent of the price, which is really ridiculous. In some cases, the consumer does not get any benefit from them.” alexa phillips has more from this interview.
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