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Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny ends hunger strike after 24 days

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny ended his hunger strike after 24 days. Navalny began refusing food on 31 March to demand better medical care. He said he had twice been seen by civilian doctors and “given the progress and circumstances, I am ending my hunger strike”. The process would be gradual, he added in […]

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Russian soldiers at Ukrainian border asked to return to their bases

Russia has decided to pull back some of the troops it sent close to Ukraine’s border. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered a number of units to return back to their bases. The European Union estimated a build of over 100,000 Russian soldiers near the border as well as in Crimea, which was seized […]

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Russia unveils proposal to launch its own space station by 2030

Russia revealed plans of building its own space station with the aim of launching it into orbit by 2030. The project is currently waiting for President Vladimir Putin’s approval, the head of its Roscosmos space agency said on Wednesday. If approved it would mark a new start for Russian space exploration and an end to […]

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Alexei Navalny: Thousands of Russians protest against detention of Kremlin’s critic

Thousands in Russia took part in protests against the detention of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. They called for Navalny, who has been on hunger strike for weeks, to receive proper medical care. More than 1,000 people were reportedly arrested. Navalny, 44, was jailed in February and is demanding medical attention for acute back pain […]

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Russia will trigger rapid and harsh response if the West cross red line: Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin warns the West not to cross a “red line” with Russia, saying such a move would trigger an “asymmetrical, rapid and harsh” response. The Russian president’s warning came in his annual state of the nation address, amid heightened tension with the West over Ukraine and jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny. Meanwhile, hundreds of […]

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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny moved to hospital and prescribed ‘vitamin therapy’

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has been moved from a penal colony to a regional hospital for prisoners east of Moscow as concerns grow over his health. Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) said in a statement Monday that the opposition leader had been moved to the hospital, which specializes in “dynamic” observation of patients. The […]

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Russia will face consequences if jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny dies in prison

The United States has warned Russia of consequences if Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny dies in prison. “We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility and they will be held accountable by the international community,” President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said. “In […]

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Russia expels 20 Czech diplomats in retaliatory move over explosion row

A day after the Czech Republic expelled 18 Russian diplomats, Russia expelled 20 Czech Republic diplomats from the country. Czech local intelligence agents say the diplomats are Russian intelligence operatives. They are suspected of involvement in an explosion at an arms depot in 2014 which killed two people. European Union foreign ministers are set to […]

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Russia detains Ukraine’s consulate general for ‘spying’ after catching him ‘red handed’

Russia detained Ukraine’s consulate general for ‘spying’ as tensions between the two nations escalated even further. Ukrainian diplomat Oleksandr Sosonyuk is accused of receiving classified information from law enforcement agency databases, according to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). The spying claims come amid high tension between the two ex-Soviet countries with fears the situation could […]

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Russia sends warships to the Black Sea amid rising tensions

Two Russian warships transited the Bosphorus en route to the Black Sea on Saturday and 15 smaller vessels completed a transfer to the sea as Moscow beefs up its naval presence at a time of tense relations with the West and Ukraine. The reinforcement coincides with a huge build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine, something […]

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Russia sanctions US officials and expels diplomats in retaliation

Russia sanctioned eight senior US administration officials Friday, including FBI director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, one of several measures a day after President Joe Biden announced sweeping sanctions against Russia and warned against a “cycle of escalation.” Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that Russia will also expel 10 US […]

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‘If Russia crosses the red line, then it will have to suffer’: Ukraine warns Moscow

Ukraine’s foreign minister has accused Russia of flagrantly threatening Ukraine with destruction as fears continue to rise over a possible escalation of hostilities in the country’s conflict-stricken east. Fighting has intensified in recent weeks in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Lugansk regions, where government forces have battled Russian-backed separatists since April 2014 after the rebels seized a […]