In the headlines
Ukrainian troops defending the eastern city of Kharkiv have pushed the Russian army all the way back into Russia. A video circulating online shows them returning the border sign to its rightful position. Russia has lost a third of its initial invasion force to death or injury since the war began, says the UK Ministry of Defence. Oleh Psiuk, frontman of Ukraine’s winning Eurovision act Kalush Orchestra, has flown back to the front line to help with the war effort. Psiuk, backed by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, is determined to take up the winner’s right to host next year’s competition “in a newly rebuilt and happy Ukraine”. Britain will be “blitzed by thunderstorms” in the next few days, says the Daily Star – but after “stormageddon” will come a 28C heatwave set for early June.