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‘Dilemma for the Russians’ after surrendering key Ukraine city | Russia-Ukraine war News

The recapture of Lyman city in the east – in territory recently annexed by Moscow – raises questions about how Russia can hold surrounding areas with supply routes severed. Questions about Russia’s faltering military operation in Ukraine continue to be raised as Kyiv announced it was in full control of the key eastern city of […]

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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 219 | Russia-Ukraine war News

Here is the situation as it stands on Friday, September 30. Annexation Russian President Vladimir Putin took the intermediary step of signing decrees declaring the “independence” of the partially occupied Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Zaporizhia. The two regions are set to be incorporated into Russia along with the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk […]

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Kremlin says no decision to seal Russia’s borders amid chaos | Russia-Ukraine war News

The Kremlin says no decision has been taken on whether to seal Russia’s borders to stop an exodus of military-aged men fleeing the country after days of chaotic scenes during partial mobilisation for its war in Ukraine. Asked on Monday about the prospect of the border being shut, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: “I don’t […]

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Putin’s nuclear threats raise the risk of disaster

Speaking in a rare, televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia is threatened, the Kremlin would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” Gavriil Grigorov | Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the […]

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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 197 | Russia-Ukraine war News

Here is the situation as it stands on Thursday, September 8. Fighting Diplomacy Russian President Vladimir Putin called Western sanctions imposed on his country following the invasion of Ukraine a “threat to the entire world”, adding that efforts to isolate Russia were “impossible” amid a pivot towards Asia. At a speech in Vladivostok, Putin also […]

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Why has Russia cut off gas supplies to Europe?

Russia’s move to indefinitely suspend gas flows to Europe via Nord Stream 1 is seen as a further escalation of its policy to inflict economic pain to Germany. Lisi Niesner | Reuters Europe has been thrown into its biggest energy crisis in decades with natural gas supplies from Russia becoming volatile and unpredictable even before […]

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OPEC+ surprises energy markets with a small production cut

The OPEC logo on a sign at the group’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images A group of some of the world’s most powerful oil producers on Monday agreed on a small output cut from next month, surprising energy markets at a time of considerable turmoil. OPEC and non-OPEC partners, an […]

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Ukraine nuclear plant loses power line, Moscow makes Europe sweat over gas

U.N. vehicles transporting members of the International Atomic Energy Agency inspection mission on a road outside Zaporizhzhia city in southern Ukraine on Sept. 1, 2022. Genya Savilov | Afp | Getty Images A nuclear power plant on the front line of the Ukraine war again lost external power, U.N. inspectors said on Saturday, fuelling fears […]

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EU urges China and India to support a price cap on Russian oil

BALI, Indonesia — The European Union on Saturday urged China and India to join the G-7 initiative to apply a cap on Russian oil prices, saying it is unfair for countries to pay excess revenues to Moscow amid the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine. The G-7 nations announced Friday that they agreed on a plan to […]

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G20 faces ‘tough’ negotiations on climate

U.S Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry (right) with President of COP26 Alok Sharma at the G-20 Joint Environment and Climate Ministers’ Meeting in Nusa Dua, Indonesia’s Bali island, on Aug. 31, 2022. Firdia Lisnawati | Afp | Getty Images BALI, Indonesia — G-20 ministers have gathered in Indonesia to discuss their progress on […]

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