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Putin asserts Russia’s non-aggression towards NATO amid F-16 controversy

In a recent statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin has emphatically denied any Russian intentions to launch attacks on NATO countries, including Poland, the Baltic states, and the Czech Republic. This declaration comes amidst the ongoing conflict with Ukraine, which has seen the deepest rift in Russia-West relations since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Addressing Read More…

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Russia takes aggressive stance as Ukraine’s counter-offensive fails

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a warning on Tuesday, suggesting that Ukraine’s statehood could face an “irreparable blow” if the current war pattern persisted. Putin’s comments followed Switzerland’s agreement to host a global summit at Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s request. Dismissing proposed peace formulas, Putin asserted Russia’s determination not to abandon the gains it had Read More…

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Russia warns Japan over planned supply of Patriot missiles to Ukraine

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova issued a stark warning on Wednesday, cautioning Japan about the potential “grave consequences” in Russia-Japan relations following Japan’s decision to provide Patriot air defence systems to Ukraine. Zakharova highlighted the escalating tensions between Moscow and Tokyo, exacerbated since Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine in February 2022. Japan, in line Read More…

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Ukrainian strike damages Russian warship in Crimea, Moscow confirms

Moscow confirmed a Ukrainian attack on the Crimean port of Feodosia, revealing damage to a significant Russian landing ship and reporting a casualty, in a development escalating tensions in the region. According to the Russian defence ministry, cited by Interfax, Ukraine deployed air-launched missiles in the assault on Feodosia, resulting in damage to the ‘Novocherkassk’ Read More…

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Russian militants call on Wagner Group to defect amid revenge claims

A faction of Russian militants who are aligned with the Ukrainian forces has issued an appeal to the Wagner Group of mercenaries, urging them to defect and join their ranks in retaliation for the deaths of Wagner’s founder, Yevgeny Prigozhin, and their commander, Dmitry Utkin. Russian aviation authorities have confirmed that Prigozhin, Utkin, and eight Read More…

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Crash of Prigozhin jet fuels speculation of Putin’s involvement

The wreckage of a jet carrying Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, which crashed with no survivors, has prompted widespread speculation about President Vladimir Putin’s possible involvement, given Prigozhin’s history of challenging the army’s leadership. Two months prior, Prigozhin led a mutiny against the military, positioning himself as a significant threat to Putin’s authority. “Putin’s silence Read More…

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Mali’s Military Leader Discusses Niger Situation with Putin

Mali’s military commander, Assimi Goita, announced on Tuesday that he had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the ongoing situation in Niger. Last month, a junta took control through a coup. Goita shared on the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) that Putin emphasized the importance of achieving a peaceful Read More…

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Putin cosies up with Xi as ‘dear friends’ meet in the Kremlin

Vladimir Putin had tea with his “dear friend” Xi Jinping in the Kremlin on Monday, demonstrating his rapport with his most powerful ally just days after an international court ordered his arrest for war crimes in Ukraine. US condemned Xi’s visit, claiming that the timing demonstrated that China was helping Moscow with “diplomatic cover” to Read More…

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ICC wants Putin arrested for Ukraine war crimes against children

In a decision that has infuriated the Kremlin, the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him of the war crime of the forcible deportation of children from Ukraine. After Muammar Gaddafi of Libya and Omar al-Bashir of the Sudan, Putin is the only other sitting Read More…

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Ukraine refuses to abandon Bakhmut despite incessant Russian attacks

Ukraine’s top military commanders have vowed to continue defending the besieged city of Bakhmut, where Russia hopes to make its first major wartime gain in more than a year, and to strengthen their defences, according to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. In the midst of some of the bloodiest fighting of the over-a-year-long invasion, Moscow says capturing Read More…