Good evening. Rishi Sunak must challenge a Court of Appeal ruling that ruled the government’s plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda is illegal.
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Rishi Sunak appealed to Supreme Court after Rwandan migrant plan blocked
The prime minister said he “fundamentally disagreed” with the Court of Appeal’s ruling that Rwanda was not a safe country and that the deportation of migrants to the East African state to seek asylum was therefore illegal.
The three judges of the Court of Appeal ruled by two to one that there was a real risk that asylum seekers who were relocated to Rwanda would be wrongly returned to their country of origin.
Suella Braverman said that despite the setback, she will not “step back” on the government’s plans to deal with the small boat crisis.
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‘General Armageddon’ who worked with Prigozhin ‘has been detained’ during post-coup purges
The top Russian general who allegedly knew about the Wagner uprising in advance has reportedly been arrested and his deputy dismissed from the Russian army.
Sergei Surovikin, the head of the Russian Air Force and known as “General Armageddon” from his time in Syria, acted as a point of contact between the private military company and Moscow.
Dominic Nichols reports that one of the Russian warplanes allegedly shot down during the Wagner uprising was a “special mission aircraft” with a key role in the war in Ukraine. And new satellite images suggest Russia has built a dam on the outskirts of Tokmak, one of the main targets of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, to flood the area and complicate Kiev’s attempts to regain it.