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Brazilian model fighting alongside Ukrainian soldiers killed in Russian missile strike

A Brazilian volunteer soldier, fighting alongside Ukrainian soldiers, has been killed in a Russian military strike, reports claim. Thalito do Valle was a Brazilian model who was killed when Russian forces hit a bunker she was stationed at in Kharkiv. The 39-year-old, a sniper, fought against the Islamic State in Iraq before joining the fight […]

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Bugs, mold in burgers at Russia’s copycat McDonald’s sparks outrage

Some customers of Russia’s rebranded McDonald’s are not loving it according to images by social media users of orders that have contained some unexpected ingredients. Images posted have shown what appears to be insect legs and bugs in the burgers, while other pictures document creeping mold on the buns. Another Twitter user posted a video […]

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Russian missile strikes on residential buildings kill at least 21 people in southern Ukraine

At least 21 people, including a child, were killed when Russia launched overnight missile strikes at a residential building and a recreation center near Odesa, southern Ukraine, officials said on Friday. The attack hit a housing block, killing 16 people, according to Ukraine’s State Emergency Services. Another four people, including a child, died when a […]

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Cargo ship carrying grain from Russian-occupied region of Ukraine detained by Turkey

A cargo ship carrying grain from a Russian-occupied region of Ukraine has been detained by Turkish customs authorities, according to Ukraine’s ambassador to Turkey. Vasyl Bodnar says “We have full co-operation. The ship is currently standing at the entrance to the port, it has been detained by the customs authorities of Turkey”. We’ve tracked the […]

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Ukraine Invasion: Russia abandons strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island

Russian forces announced on Thursday they had abandoned the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island, in a major victory for Ukraine that could loosen the grip of Russia’s grain export blockade. Russia’s defence ministry described the decision to withdraw from the outcrop as a “gesture of goodwill” that showed Moscow was not obstructing United […]

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Russia defaults foreign debt for the first time in a century: REPORT

Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time in a century. Moscow has reportedly failed to pay about $100 million in interest on two bonds during a 30-day grace period that expired on Sunday, the White House said the default showed the power of Western sanctions imposed on Russia since it invaded […]

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At least 18 killed in Russian missile attack on shopping centre in Ukraine’s Kremenchuk

At least 18 people have died in a missile strike on a shopping centre in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk. Some 1,000 civilians were estimated to be inside the busy mall at the time of the attack at around 15:50, President Volodymyr Zelensky said. The leaders of the G7 group of richest nations – who […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin promises Belarus nuclear capable missile systems

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday told his counterpart from Belarus that Moscow would supply Minsk with missile systems capable of carrying nuclear weapons, the Russian foreign ministry said. At a meeting with Putin in St Petersburg, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko expressed concern about the “aggressive”, “confrontational” and “repulsive” policies of its neighbours Lithuania and […]

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Russia committing 200-300 war crimes everyday, Ukraine official says

Ukraine is recording 200-300 war crimes committed by Russian forces on Ukrainian territory every day. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said this in an interview broadcast by Ukrainian TV channels. “War crimes are our trouble. Every day we have 200-300 of them, and it’s not because we want or don’t want to start [an investigation] […]

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Russian military cargo plane crash lands South of Moscow

A Russian military cargo plane crash landed south of Moscow on Friday, killing at least four out of nine to 10 people on board, according to media reports. The Il-76 cargo aircraft crashed in the city of Ryazan 200 kilometers southeast of Moscow, officials said in a statement carried by news agencies. Reports said it […]

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Russia’s trade with China, India, Brazil, and South Africa jumps 38% amid Ukraine invasion

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that trade with China, India, Brazil, and South Africa jumped 38% in the first three months of the year, despite “politically motivated sanctions.” Trade volume with those four countries totaled $45 billion in that time, he said. “Russian oil supplies to China and India are growing noticeably,” Putin said […]

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At least eight Russian and Chinese warships cited in seas near Japan

At least eight Russian and Chinese warships have been spotted in the seas near Japan this week, another sign of the apparent pressure the two partners have been putting on Tokyo as relations deteriorate over Ukraine and Taiwan respectively. Japan’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday said its forces had observed five Russian warships led by an […]