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Ukraine war: Russia must withdraw to pre-invasion position for a deal – Zelensky

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Speaking to a London think tank, Volodymyr Zelensky said that was the minimum that his country could accept. He said he was the leader of “Ukraine, not a mini-Ukraine”. But he did not mention Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014. Russia is currently battling to take full control of the city of Mariupol. There are…

Russia fires more rockets at steel plant, some evacuees reach safety

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Russia unleashed rockets on Tuesday on an encircled steel works in Mariupol, Ukraine’s last redoubt in the port city, after a ceasefire broke down with some civilians still trapped beneath the sprawling site despite a U.N.-brokered evacuation. According to Reuters, scores of evacuees who did manage to leave under United Nations and Red Cross auspices…

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Ukraine will win. Ukraine will be free, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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“You have exploded the myth of Putin’s invincibility and you have written one of the most glorious chapters in military history and in the life of your country”, Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister said during his address to Ukrainian Parliament, on 3 May 2022. Read transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered. President Zelenskyy,…

Guide to help displaced Ukrainians in France created with Imperial College Business School

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Imperial College Business School has helped develop a guide to support community leaders in France look after displaced people from Ukraine. A team of students, faculty and staff from Imperial College Business School have been working with the French charity Solidarité Ukraine to create a playbook so that other communities can replicate what a community…

How to finance Ukraine

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Special account from the National Bank of Ukraine to raise funds for the Ukrainian Armed Forces: USD BENEFICIARY: National Bank of Ukraine BENEFICIARY BIC: NBUA UA UX BENEFICIARY ADDRESS: 9 Instytutska St, Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine ACCOUNT NUMBER: 400807238 BENEFICIARY BANK NAME: JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, New York BENEFICIARY BANK BIC: CHASUS33 ABA 0210 0002 1…

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The impact of the war in Ukraine on economic uncertainty

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VoxEU — The Russia/Ukraine conflict has sent shockwaves throughout the world economy. Commodity prices, including energy, have increased sharply as uncertainty about supply disruptions has grown (Bachmann et al. 2022, Chepeliev et al. 2022). In addition, sanctions and trade restrictions have been imposed on Russian banks, businesses, and individuals (Berner et al. 2022). Finally, the…

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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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Russia use chemical weapon in Ukraine, reports

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(Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine and called on the West to impose strong sanctions on Moscow that would deter even talk of the use of such weapons. There were unconfirmed reports on Monday suggesting that chemical weapons were used in the besieged southern…

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Tech’s role in Russia’s war on Ukraine

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made unequivocally clear that the battlefields of this crisis involve both a literal ground war and a highly destructive digital war. Social media platforms, news sites, and apps are embroiled in an ongoing information war, where harrowing images and stories from ordinary citizens and independent journalists battle against media manipulation,…

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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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Meta Facebook is blocking posts of Bucha Massacre

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The FINANCIAL — Meta is blocking facebook posts with images of civilian killings in Bucha, a Ukrainian city liberated from Russian troops. The FINANCIAL was contacted by Facebook users in Georgia who received warnings from Meta about the Violation of Community Standards.  “Repeatedly violating our Community Standards can cause further account restriction”, meta warned. (see sreenshots).…

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A Civil Guard stands by the yacht called Tango in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Monday April 4, 2022. U.S. federal agents and Spain's Civil Guard are searching the yacht owned by a Russian oligarch. The yacht is among the assets linked to Viktor Vekselberg, a billionaire and close ally with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, who heads the Moscow-based Renova Group, a conglomerate encompassing metals, mining, tech and other assets, according to U.S. Treasury Department documents. All of Vekselberg's assets in the U.S. are frozen and U.S. companies are forbidden from doing business with him and his entities. (AP Photo/Francisco Ubilla)
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“Corrupt Russian oligarchs cannot evade sanctions to live a life of luxury as innocent Ukrainians are suffering”, Department of Justice

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The FINANCIAL — Spanish law enforcement today executed a Spanish court order freezing the Motor Yacht (M/Y) Tango (the Tango), a 255-foot luxury yacht owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg. Spanish authorities acted pursuant to a request from the U.S. Department of Justice for assistance following the issuance of a seizure warrant, filed in…

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US Assesses up to 60% Failure Rate for Some Russian Missiles, Officials Say 

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The United States assesses that Russia is suffering failure rates as high as 60% on some days for some of the precision-guided missiles it is using to attack Ukraine, three U.S. officials with knowledge of the intelligence told Reuters. The disclosure could help explain why Russia has failed to achieve what most could consider basic…