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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’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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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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Russian oligarch’s superyacht stuck in Norway because no one in the port will sell it fuel

A Russian-owned superyacht can’t leave a dock in Norway not because of sanctions, but because no one in the port will sell it fuel. The Ragnar is owned by Russian oligarch Vladimir Strzhalkovsky, a former KGB agent who has long been linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We find the discrimination against us, extremely unjust,” […]

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United Nations court orders Russia to ‘immediately suspend military operations’ in Ukraine

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Russia to cease military actions in Ukraine immediately, saying it is “profoundly concerned” by Moscow’s use of force. “The Russian Federation shall immediately suspend the military operations that it commenced on Feb 24, 2022 on the territory of Ukraine,” judges at the United Nations’ highest court said […]

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United States warns China of ‘consequences’ if it aids Russia in its invasion of Ukraine

The United States said China will face harsh “consequences” if it aids Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, according to media reports. Multiple US news outlets reported that Russia asked China to provide military assistance after it began the invasion. The Chinese foreign ministry described the allegation as disinformation from the US. The exchanges come […]

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Facebook and Instagram to allow calls for violence against Putin and Russian invaders

The owner of Facebook and Instagram will allow users in some countries to call for violence against Vladimir Putin and Russian soldiers. Meta says it has temporarily made allowances for some violent speech, like “death to the Russian invaders,” that would usually break its rules. However, it says it won’t permit calls for violence against […]

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Joe Biden bans US imports of Russian oil and gas amid the invasion in Ukraine

The United States is banning all imports of oil and gas from Russia, US President Joe Biden has announced, in a move that aims to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the war in Ukraine. Speaking at the White House on Tuesday morning, Biden said the move targets “the main artery of Russia’s economy”. […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Canada shuts its ports to Russian-owned ships

Canada on Tuesday shut its ports to Russian-owned ships and said that holdings of all Russian oligarchs and companies in the country are under review. Canada has announced a slew of measures to isolate Russia, including imposing sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, closing Canadian airspace to Russian planes, banning oil imports and forbidding Canadian […]

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Second round of talks between Russia and Ukraine scheduled for Wednesday: REPORT

The second round of talks between Russia and Ukraine are scheduled for Wednesday, Russian news agency TASS has reported. The talks follow the first round on Monday, which lasted 5 hours but resulted in no agreements to end fighting. TASS reported Ukrainian media outlet, Glavkom, disclosed the terms proposed by the two countries during the […]

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At least 5,250 anti-war protesters arrested across Russia since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Police in Russia have arrested more than 2,000 anti-war protesters across the country, an independent monitor said, on the fourth day of President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine that took many Russians by surprise. OVD-Info, which has documented crackdowns on Russia’s opposition for years, said 2,114 protesters were arrested on Sunday. This brought the tally […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: NATO orders commanders to be ready amid fear of Putin piecing together soviet union

NATO has ordered commanders to be ready to defend allied land after Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine. The alliance has previously ruled out military action as Ukraine is not a member, instead vowing to unleash an unprecedented package of sanctions. But ‘graduated response plans’ were activated amid fears Vladimir Putin may be looking […]