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NEWS

Blinken: Russia ‘Weaponizing Food’ By Suspending Grain Exports

Moscow has suspended implementation of a U.N.-brokered grain export deal that has allowed more than 9 million tons of grain to be shipped from Ukraine, helping to ease the global food crisis and lower prices. The Russian Defense Ministry blamed an alleged Ukrainian drone attack against ships of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet anchored off the coast of occupied Crimea for […]

BUSINESS

Marriott Hotel Chain Set To Close Its Doors In Russia

After twenty-five years of operations in Russia, the Marriott Hotel chain has announced that it is pulling out of Russia, citing Western restrictions that have made challenging to keep operating there. The company closed its Moscow office and paused investment in Russia in March, following the invasion of Ukraine. However, its 22 hotels in the country are owned by third […]

NEWS

Russia Taking Command Of Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine Officials Concede

Russia has taken control of half or more of the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk that plays a pivotal role in Moscow’s attempt to capture the industrial Donbas region, the city’s mayor and a Ukrainian regional governor acknowledged Tuesday. Luhansk’s regional governor, Serhiy Gaidai, said that after days of fierce fighting between Russian and Ukrainian troops, Moscow’s forces control most […]