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Russia deploys trained military dolphins at its naval base in the Black Sea

Russia has reportedly deployed trained military dolphins at its naval base in the Black Sea possibly to protect its fleet from an underwater attack according to new analysis of satellite images. The US Naval Institute (USNI) reviewed satellite imagery of the naval base at Sevastopol harbor, and concluded that two dolphin pens were moved to […]

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Commercial Chinese drone-maker DJI suspends operations in Russia and Ukraine

The world’s largest commercial drone-maker DJI has suspended all business activities in Russia and Ukraine. Since the start of the war, Ukraine has urged the company to take steps to stop its drones being used by Russia. The Chinese firm said the decision was not a statement about any country, and its drones are not […]

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Ukraine government’s social media post faces backlash for linking Japan’s wartime Emperor Hirohito to Adolf Hitler

An official Ukrainian government Twitter account issued an apology after showing a picture of Japan’s wartime Emperor Hirohito alongside Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in a social media video about the defeat of fascism. “Our sincere apologies to Japan for making this mistake,” read a message on the Ukrainian twitter feed. “We had no intention […]

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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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Japan redraws Ukraine aid flight plan after India refuses aircraft to land

Japan is redrawing its plan for transporting humanitarian aid supplies to displaced Ukrainians after Tokyo said India had refused to let Self-Defense Forces aircraft land in the country. The plan was for an Air Self-Defense Force plane to pick up relief items at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees supply depots in India and the […]

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‘Ukraine needs $7 billion every month to keep functioning’: President Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine’s president has told the world’s finance ministers his country needs $7 billion every month until the summer to keep functioning. Volodymyr Zelensky also said “we will need hundreds of billions of dollars to rebuild all this later”. He was addressing an International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank conference via video link from Kyiv. […]

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has begun a new phase

Russia says it has begun a new phase of the invasion of Ukraine as fighting raged in the Donbas region and officials urged civilians to flee. “Another phase of this operation is beginning and I am sure it will be a very important moment in this entire special operation,” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said […]

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Russia and Belarusian tennis players banned from competing at Wimbledon amid invasion of Ukraine

Russian and Belarusian players will not be allowed to compete at Wimbledon this year because of the invasion of Ukraine. Men’s world number two Daniil Medvedev of Russia and women’s world number four Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus are the highest-ranked players to be affected. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) said it had a […]

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Russia ban Boris Johnson from entering the country over the UK’s stance on Ukraine war

Russia has banned Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other senior ministers from entering Russia over the UK’s “hostile” stance on the war in Ukraine. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and 10 other senior politicians have also been barred. Moscow said the decision had been made in retaliation to the UK’s sanctions against […]

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Trump agrees with Biden in calling ‘Russia’s war in Ukraine is a genocide’

Former President Trump joined President Biden in calling Russia’s war in Ukraine a “genocide” during an interview with Fox News on Wednesday night. While Trump was slamming Biden for policies he said have led to record high inflation, he said, “And now add to that what’s going on in Ukraine. That’s a genocide.” The comment […]

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Ukraine missile drowns Russian warship in Black Sea; becomes largest war vessel to sink since World War II

Conflicting reports of damage to a top Russian warship in the Black Sea have emerged. While the Ukrainian forces have claimed credit for an alleged missile attack sinking the ship and the Russians say it only suffered damage from a fire. Late Wednesday, Odessa state regional administrator Maxim Marchenko said a Ukrainian Neptune anti-ship cruise […]

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Ukrainian Catholic leaders demand Russians be removed from pope’s Good Friday procession

The Vatican’s decision to have both Ukrainians and Russians take part in Pope Francis’ “Way of the Cross” procession on Friday has caused friction with Ukrainian Catholic leaders, who want it to be reconsidered. The annual Via Crucis event on Good Friday at the Colosseum consists of the 14 Stations of the Cross, stages between […]