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Russia plans to occupy complete Donbas region, southern Ukraine: Military official

Russia plans to seize the Donbas region and southern Ukraine, a military official said, explaining the latter move was a “way to Transnistria”, the Russia-backed breakaway region in Moldova. Rustam Minnekaev, deputy commander of Russia’s central military district, made the announcement on Friday at a meeting in Sverdlovsk, according to Russian media. He said capturing […]

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Apple Maps now show Crimea part of Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion

Apple Maps now shows Crimea as part of Ukraine when viewed outside of Russia, in what appears to be a new and quiet update. Mashable first reported the change, which comes amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Now, when you search or click on Crimea, it is displayed as Ukrainian territory. Russia invaded and annexed […]

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US orders relatives of embassy staff in Ukraine to leave amid rising tensions

The US has ordered the relatives of its embassy staff in Ukraine to leave amid rising tension in the region. The State Department has also given permission for non-essential staff to leave and urged US citizens in Ukraine to consider departing. In a statement, it said there were reports that Russia is planning significant military […]

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Russia fires warning shots to turn back British warship off disputed Crimea, UK denies

A British warship was involved in a confrontation with Russian forces off the coast of the disputed territory of Crimea on Wednesday. Russia says one of its warplanes dropped bombs and a patrol boat fired warning shots to turn back a British destroyer it claims entered into its territorial waters in the Black Sea. The […]

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Russia still has 100,000 troops near its borders with Ukraine and annexed Crimea, Ukraine claims

Russia still has about 100,000 soldiers deployed near its western border with Ukraine and in annexed Crimea despite Moscow announcing a publicised military pullback last month, head of Ukraine’s state security service, Ivan Bakanov, said. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday accused Russia of having failed to fully withdraw military hardware and troops from the […]

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Russia launches probe into killing of 5-year-old by Ukrainian government forces

Russia to probe the death of a five-year-old child allegedly killed by Ukrainian government forces, Moscow announced on Monday, as tensions rose in Ukraine’s conflict-stricken east. Russian Investigative Committee, which inspects major crimes, said the Ukrainian army had breached a ceasefire deal on Friday and attacked civilian infrastructure in Oleksandrivske using heavy armament and drones. […]

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Russian millionaire craving McDonald’s food HIRES private helicopter to fly to the nearest store 450km away

In a rather unusual incident a Russian millionaire craving for some burgers and fries hired a private helicopter to fly out to the nearest McDonald’s store. At the end of the last month, 33-year-old Viktor Martynov was on a vacation in Alushta, Crimea with his girlfriend when they craved McDonald’s and decided to take a […]

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Ukraine Provoked Russia – Kerch Strait

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia escalated on Monday after Russia captured Ukrainian ships, prior to a gun fire. Russia then closed the Kerch Strait (waterway for ships in or out of Ukraine’s eastern cities). This act put Ukraine on alert, the Ukrainian Parliament approved martial law imposition in Ukraine’s coastal regions and those bordering Russia […]