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Putin tightens infrastructure security after blast on bridge

  By AP and published by Mercury News Kyiv, Ukraine – An explosion on Saturday caused the partial collapse of a bridge linking the Crimean Peninsula with Russia, damaging an important supply artery for the Kremlin’s faltering war effort in southern Ukraine and hitting a towering symbol of Russian power in the region. Nobody immediately […]

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Russian men join exodus, fearing call-up to fight in Ukraine

  By AP and published by NBC Boston Istanbul – Military-aged men fled Russia in droves on Friday, filling planes and causing traffic jams at border crossings to avoid being rounded up to fight in Ukraine following the Kremlin’s partial military mobilization. Queues stretching for 10 kilometres (6 miles) formed on a road leading to […]

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India’s Modi tells Putin now is ‘not a time for war’

By AFP and published by CNA Samarkand, Uzbekistan – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin that now “is not a time for war” today (Sept. 16) on the sidelines of a regional summit. New Delhi and Moscow have longstanding ties dating back to the Cold War, and Russia remains by far […]

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Ukraine’s Zelenskiy warns Europeans to brace for bleak winter

By Reuters and published by US News & World Report Kyiv – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has told Europeans to expect a difficult winter as the Russian assault on his country leads to cuts in oil and gas exports by Moscow. Zelenskiy was speaking on Saturday night after Moscow shut down a main pipeline that […]

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Fears of a radiation leak mount near Ukrainian nuclear plant

By AP and published by Washington Post Kyiv, Ukraine – Authorities began distributing iodine tablets to residents near Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant today (August 26) in case of a radiation leak, amid mounting fears that the fighting around the complex could trigger a catastrophe. The move came a day after the plant was temporarily […]

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Car blast kills daughter of Russian known as ‘Putin’s brain’

  By AP and published by ABC News plus CNN Moscow – The daughter of an influential Russian political theorist often referred to as “Putin’s brain” was killed in a car bombing on the outskirts of Moscow, authorities said today (August 21). The Moscow branch of the Russian Investigative Committee said preliminary information indicated 29-year-old […]

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Drone explosion hits Russia’s Black Sea Fleet HQ

By AP and published by Nbc12.com Kyiv, Ukraine  – A small explosive device carried by a makeshift drone blew up on Sunday at the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet on the Crimean Peninsula, wounding six people and prompting the cancellation of ceremonies there honouring Russia’s navy, authorities said. Meanwhile, one of Ukraine’s richest men, […]

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Indonesia and Russia to build $22b refinery in East Java among other projects

   By Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, The Straits Times Jakarta – Indonesia and Russia are set to work together on several projects, even as the West is isolating Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. Indonesian state-owned oil company Pertamina and Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company are going ahead with their project to build a refinery in […]

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Russia seizes control of Sakhalin gas project, raises stakes with West

By Reuters and published by CTV News Tokyo/London – President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes in an economic war with the West and its allies with a decree that seizes full control of the Sakhalin-2 gas and oil project in Russia’s far east, a move that could force out Shell and Japanese investors. The […]

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Tycoon Deripaska casts doubt on Russia quest for ‘victory’ in Ukraine

  By Reuters and published by US News & World Report London – Russian aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska suggested on Tuesday (June 28) that no winner would emerge from Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and highlighted the economic price that Russia was paying for its actions. Deripaska’s comments to reporters in Moscow represented a rare public […]

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