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Ukrainian Troops Appear To Have Fought All The Way To The Russian Border

Ukrainian Troops Appear To Have Fought All The Way To The Russian Border

Ex-Russian T-80 tanks now belonging to the Ukrainian army’s 93rd Mechanized Brigade. Ukrainian defense ministry photo Ukrainian forces around Kharkiv, in northeastern Ukraine, appear to have pushed Russian troops east past Ternova, a settlement on the Russian border. If confirmed, the Ukrainians’ liberation of Ternova could mark an inflection point in Russia’s 10-week-old wider war …

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Why is Hungary not backing EU sanctions on Russian oil?  |  Oil and Gas News

Why is Hungary not backing EU sanctions on Russian oil? | Oil and Gas News

As the European Union tries to impose sanctions on Russian oil over the war in Ukraine, Hungary has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to unanimous support needed from the bloc’s 27 member nations. The president of the EU’s executive commission, Ursula von der Leyen, last week proposed phasing out imports of Russian crude …

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National Intelligence Director Avril Haines Warns Vladimir Putin Could Take Extreme Steps to Win Ukraine War

National Intelligence Director Avril Haines Warns Vladimir Putin Could Take Extreme Steps to Win Ukraine War

The US intelligence community has assessed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is prepared to dig his heels in over the war in Ukraine and let it drag on for some time—and along the way, Putin might resort to extreme measures to ensure Russia wins in the end , top US spies warned Tuesday. The next …

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Russia's Putin defends Ukraine invasion in "Victory Day" speech celebrating Soviet WWII win over Nazis

Russia’s Putin defends Ukraine invasion in “Victory Day” speech celebrating Soviet WWII win over Nazis

Russian President Vladimir Putin used a military parade marking the Soviet Union’s triumph over the Nazis during the Second World War to defend his invasion of Ukraine on Monday, casting it as a response to Western policies. Despite widespread speculation, Putin did not declare victory in Ukraine or hint at any stronger push on the …

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Elon Musk says he might die 'under mysterious circumstances'

Elon Musk says he might die ‘under mysterious circumstances’

Elon Musk suggests he might die “under mysterious circumstances” in a cryptic tweet that appeared to be referring to a threat by the chief of Russia’s space agency. “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya,” Musk said in a tweet Sunday night. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted the foreboding tweet …

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US announces sanctions against Kremlin-controlled media companies and bans Russia from using some American consulting services

US announces sanctions against Kremlin-controlled media companies and bans Russia from using some American consulting services

Washington CNN — The US announced a slate of new sanctions against Russia on Sunday, cutting off Kremlin-controlled media outlets from American advertisers and prohibiting the country from using US-provided management and accounting consulting services, according to a senior administration official and a White House fact sheet . President Joe Biden and the leaders of …

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Oil production

OPEC Stays Silent As EU Rushes To Ban Russian Oil

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its partners in OPEC+ led by Russia decided this week they would not increase their target production figure for next month. Effectively, OPEC+ slapped the EU in the face, as this decision means no additional oil is coming to Europe to replace sanctioned Russian barrels. The European Commission …

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Finland, Sweden need to move now as Putin worries about Ukraine

Finland, Sweden need to move now as Putin worries about Ukraine

SALZBURG, Austria — Finland and Sweden need to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) now while Russia’s Putin is focused on Ukraine, the alliance’s former chief told CNBC. The two Nordic countries have been considering joining NATO in the wake of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Becoming NATO members would represent a sharp U-turn …

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