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Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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Moves by Russia, China, North Korea rekindle nuclear concerns

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Russia’s threats to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine along with China’s missile system expansion and North Korea’s recent accelerated pace of missile testing have revived concerns about global arms security.…

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Non-Profit Group Thanks Donors with Key Chains Made from Fallen Russian Aircraft

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Kyiv Post — A Ukrainian non-profit group that provides drones and other materiel to Kyiv’s military is showing gratitude to its donors by gifting them with key chains made from the wreckage of Russian plane and helicopter parts that were shot down in Ukraine. The Drones for Ukraine Fund, composed of some 30 members in-country…

SHALVA PAPUASHVILI: GEORGIA HAS REPEATEDLY PROVEN TO BE A DEPENDABLE AND QUALIFIED NATO PARTNER, CAPABLE OF MAKING A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL PEACE AND SECURITY
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NATO Membership Requests: Georgia and Ukraine Should Not Be Forgotten

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has changed the world order. Over the past eleven weeks, the international community has stood firmly behind Ukraine. It has supplied Ukraine with billions of dollars in humanitarian, medical, and financial assistance and millions in defense aid. Moreover, the international community has implemented stiff penalties on Russia to try to force…

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Ukraine “appears to have won the Battle of Kharkiv”

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Ukrainian forces began a counteroffensive Saturday near the Russian-controlled town of Izium in northeastern Ukraine, a regional governor said. Ukraine wants to push Russia from its staging area there and prevent it from encircling thousands of Ukrainian troops on the eastern front of the Donbas. The Russians turned their focus on the Donbas after they…

FILE PHOTO: People, some wearing protective face masks, walk over Westminster Bridge, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo
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The impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the UK economy

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022, has had a devastating humanitarian impact on Ukraine. The resultant sanctions on Russia will surely have a determinantal impact on the Russian economy – how much will depend on the fortitude of the sanctioning countries. The conflict will also affect the world economy, regardless…

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Majority of Russians Approve Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, War

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64% of Russians closely monitor the situation around Ukraine. 81% of respondents support the actions of the Russian armed forces in Ukraine. The dominant feelings among Russians caused by military actions in Ukraine are “pride for Russia” (51%), “anxiety, fear, horror” (31%), “shock” (12%). 64% of Russians closely monitor the situation around Ukraine: 29% –…

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There is no clear understanding of the motives of the protesters in society, Russian Levada survey

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58% of Russians have heard about the recent protests in Russian cities against the “special operation” (Russian invasion of Ukraine) in Ukraine: 8% have been following the events closely, half have heard something about them. 41% have not heard anything about these demonstrations. The youngest respondents – 18-24 years old – are the most knowledgeable:…

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‘Would you negotiate with Hitler?’: Poland’s PM questions Macron over Putin dialogue

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Paris has advocated maintaining an open channel of dialogue with the Russian president on top of EU sanctions. According to the Elysée Palace, Macron has spoken to Putin at least 16 times since the start of the year. But the Polish PM has described Russia under Putin as a “totalitarian-fascist state” and called for strong…

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An injured pregnant woman in a maternity hospital hit by Russian shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Russia used cluster weapons at least 24 times, says UN’s Bachelet

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“For more than one month now, the entire population of Ukraine has been enduring a living nightmare,” she said. “The lives of millions of people are in upheaval as they are forced to flee their homes or hide in basements and bomb shelters as their cities are pummelled and destroyed.” Probe investigators named In a…

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What do ordinary Russians really think about the war in Ukraine?

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The long-term outcome of Putin’s bloody Russian invasion of Ukraine will depend on hard power (coercion, tanks and rockets versus Molotov cocktails and rifles) as well as soft power (winning hearts and minds at home and abroad). And in turn, soft power depends on cultural attitudes and information streams flowing through legacy airwaves, digital platforms,…

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Chernobyl nuclear power: Any loss of power is potentially a serious threat to their nuclear safety

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EBRD has managed €2.5 billion in international funds to transform the site since 1995 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extremely concerned by recent developments at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) in Ukraine. The EBRD, which has been managing over €2.5 billion in international funds to transform Chernobyl since 1995, believes…

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The European Council Agree on Giving Candidate Status to Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova

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Statement of the heads of state or government, meeting in Versailles, on the Russian military aggression against Ukraine, 10 March 2022 1. Two weeks ago Russia brought war back to Europe. Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine grossly violates international law and the principles of the UN Charter and undermines European and global…

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Government has increased the expenditures of the reserve fund of the state budget by UAH 50.8 billion, Denys Shmyhal

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The Ukrainian Government has increased the expenditures of the reserve fund of the state budget by UAH 50.8 billion. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal announced in a video address March 10. “This will allow the needs of the security and defense sector to be promptly met under martial law”, noted the Head of Government.…

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An injured pregnant woman in a maternity hospital hit by Russian shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
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Accepting refugees raises income per capita and wages in the long term, new research

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The FINANCIAL — In 1945, millions of refugees were displaced westward to Germany, which was divided into four zones occupied by France, the US, the UK, and the Soviet Union. However, refugee acceptance differed: the French zone restricted access. This led to a much higher population density in the US zone of the modern Baden-Württemberg…

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How history will look back on Russian invasion, expert comment

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The FINANCIAL — ‘The war has set off a chain of events that could alter the balance of power for good,’ writes Peter Frankopan, Professor of Global History at the University of Oxford, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research and Senior Research Fellow at Worcestor College.…

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