A senior Ukrainian security official has said his country’s investigators will explore a range of possible reasons why one of its passenger jets crashed in Iran

A senior Ukrainian security official has said his country’s investigators will explore a range of possible reasons why one of its passenger jets crashed in Iran, including a drone collision, a terrorist bomb and a missile attack.

Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine’s national security council, cited unconfirmed reports circulating on social media that debris from a Russian-made missile had been found at the site, on the outskirts of Tehran, where the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed on Wednesday, killing all 176 passengers and staff onboard.

As House speaker Nancy Pelosi prepares for a Thursday vote on limiting his power to launch the US military into further skirmishes overseas, her impeachment stalemate with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell continues and a new poll forecasts the president losing the 2020 election in November to a “generic Democrat” by a humiliating nine-point margin.

Despite coming within an inch of going to war with Iran on the basis of “razor thin” evidence that Qassem Soleimani posed an imminent threat to America, Trump returns to the campaign trail tonight in Toledo, Ohio, a town he accidentally namechecked last August when he confused it with Dayton, scene of a tragic mass shooting he was due to visit.

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From there the pipeline continues into Bulgaria, where it branches south and west. The southern branch, supplying Greece and North Macedonia, was turned on this week, while the western branch, supplying Hungary and Serbia, is due to come online this year.

Europe’s reliance on Russian gas has stunted its ability to impose sanctions on Moscow after its annexation of Crimea in 2014, with Mr Putin more than willing to leverage energy supplies for political ends. Russia has cut off gas to Europe and Ukraine several times over the past 15 years, and once to the Balkans during the bitter winter of 2008-09.

The crash came just hours after Iran fired missiles at US bases in revenge for the death of Qassem Soleimani, sparking fresh fears in the tense Middle East. However, the Iranian investigators are insisting that the plane suffered a technical fault unrelated to the tensions between Tehran and Washington.