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In Major Retreat Russia orders troop withdrawal from strategic Kherson

"Start with the withdrawal of troops and take all measures to ensure the safe transfer of personnel, weapons and equipment across the Dnieper River," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered, according to Russian State Media.

But a senior advisor to Ukraine’s President Zelensky  cautioned Wednesday that, "Until the Ukrainian flag is flying over Kherson, it makes no sense to talk about a Russian withdrawal,"

The city of Kherson is the only regional capital that Russian forces have captured since the February 24 invasion.


Chief Twit to followers: "Trash me all day, but it'll cost $8." Elon Musk announces new premium tier, with blue check mark verification for $7.99 monthly fee. Though New Twitter team sacks 50% of work force

WATCH! Elon Musk tweeted this video in support of his new premium fee. Argument - Monty Python

Elon Musk Twitter Team layed off  half of its 7,500 staff on Friday as new owner Elon Musk launched a major overhaul just one week after blockbuster $44 billion dollar deal. 

"Regarding Twitter's reduction in force, unfortunately there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day," Musk tweeted

Further offering his set of plans for the social media, the Twitter chief added, "Everyone exited offered 3 months of severance,which is more than legally required, In fact, we have seen hateful speech decline "below".our prior norms. 

Musk also announced that "Twitter willsoon add ability to attach long-form text to tweets, ending absurdity of notepad screenshots."


Tensions Rise. US Defense Secretary speaks out: Nuclear attack by North Korea on US, or its Allies would end Kim Jong-un’s regime

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and South Korean Minister of Defense Jong-Sup Lee hold a news conference at the Pentagon after meeting Thursday

In a joint communique released by the US Department of Defense, in a meeting with the South Korean defense minister, Lee Jong-sup, Secretary Austin stated: “Any nuclear attack against the United States or its allies and partners, including the use of non-strategic nuclear weapons, is unacceptable and will result in the end of the Kim regime.”

Austin is a retired US army general, and the first African American defense secretary. 

Speaking to reporters alongside his South Korean counterpart, Austin said, “Minister Lee and I had an outstanding discussion today,

"We talked about how the DPRK [North Korea] has continued provocations and destabilising actions, and at this time of heightened tension, our alliance is ironclad.

“The United States remains fully committed to the defense [of South Korea]. Our extended deterrence commitment is firm and includes a full range of our nuclear and conventional and missile defense capabilities.”