Tag: Russia

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Ukraine, Russia Report Heavy Fighting In Battle For Soledar

The Russian and Ukrainian militaries said there was heavy fighting Wednesday in Soledar, countering an earlier claim by Russia’s mercenary Wagner Group that it had taken control of the town in eastern Ukraine. Hours after the Wagner Group claim, the Russian military said fighting was ongoing with Russian airborne units surrounding the town on the north and south. A spokesman […]

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Zelenskyy Warns Of New Week Of Russian Attacks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late Sunday the coming week could be as difficult as the past week when Russian missile strikes caused widespread damage to the country’s electrical grid. Speaking during his nightly video address, Zelenskyy said Ukraine’s military and other state entities are preparing, and he thanked the energy workers who have been able to restore power service. […]

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NATO Chief: Poland Explosion Likely Ukrainian Air Defense Missile

BALI, INDONESIA — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday an explosion in eastern Poland near the Ukrainian border was “likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile fired to defend Ukrainian territory against Russian cruise missile attacks.” Speaking to reporters in Brussels after a meeting of the North Atlantic Council, Stoltenberg said all NATO allies agreed with the assessment, which […]

BUSINESS

G7 Flex Its Muscles At Russia

The Group of Seven (G7) countries, which represents the world’s most advanced economies, has agreed to set a fixed price for Russian oil. The G7 coalition says floating rates on seaborne oil shipments will be phased out by the end of the month. The actual price has not been set but should be announced in the coming weeks. The price […]

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UK Defense Ministry: Russia’s Lack Of Air Superiority Exacerbated Due To Poor Training

Britain’s Defense Ministry said Monday that Russia’s loss of experienced aircrew members during the invasion of Ukraine is contributing to Russia’s “lack of air superiority is likely exacerbated by poor training,” and “heightened risks of conducting close air support in dense air defense zones.” The U.K. said Russia’s air capacity “is unlikely to change in the next few months,” in […]

BUSINESS

The World Bank — Brace For Higher Prices

According to press reports, the World Bank has warned that developing countries are to brace for higher food and commodity prices. It says the shrinking value of the currencies is driving up food and fuel prices, which could further deepen the food and energy crises. It noted that because of currency depreciations, almost 60 percent of oil-importing emerging-market and developing […]

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Lavrov Draws Parallels Between Ukraine War, Cuban Missile Crisis

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says there are ‘similarities’ to the Cuban crisis, mainly because Russia is now threatened by Western weapons in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said he hopes US President Joe Biden has the wisdom to deal with a global confrontation similar to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, referencing the war on Ukraine. Russia’s invasion of […]

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No Distinction In Response If Russia Uses Nuclear Weapon

Jake Sullivan United States National Security Advisor, says the U.S. would not make any distinction in its response to Russia if it used a nuclear weapon in its war with Ukraine. He was responding to a hypothetical question of whether the U.S. would distinguish between so-called “tactical” nuclear weapons and those used in a wide-scale attack. “The use of a […]

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Joe Biden Has ‘No Plans’ To Meet Saudi Arabia’s MBS At G20 Summit

Saudi Arabia’s defence minister, meanwhile, said he is ‘astonished’ by accusations the kingdom is ‘standing with Russia in its war with Ukraine’. United States President Joe Biden has “no plans” to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at next month’s G20 summit in Indonesia, a senior US official says, as tensions over the OPEC+ decision to cut oil […]

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Russian Missiles Hit Ukrainian Capital, Other Cities

Deadly Russian missile strikes hit Ukraine’s capital Monday, part of a barrage of what the Ukrainian military said was 75 missiles launched at the country. Kyiv police said most of the strikes hit the center of the city, killing at least five people and wounding 12 others. Missiles struck busy areas, including parks and tourist sites. Explosions were also reported […]