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Ukraine’s drones are becoming increasingly ineffective as Russia ramps up its electronic warfare and air defenses

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Russia has learned from the humiliation by drones in the first months of the invasion. Experts told Insider that the drone wonder weapons are becoming increasingly ineffective because Russia has improved its defense systems and is downing and jamming many of Ukraine’s drones. “What’s happening now is that Russia’s electronic warfare and air defenses have become better organized and fielded when compared to the earlier months of the war,” Samuel Bendett, an analyst and expert in unmanned and robotic military systems, said at the Center for Naval Analysis. Russian forces are using early warning radars to identify the drones and…

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Ukraine’s drones are becoming increasingly ineffective as Russia ramps up its electronic warfare and air defenses

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Russia has learned from the humiliation by drones in the first months of the invasion. Experts told Insider that the drone wonder weapons are becoming increasingly ineffective because Russia has improved its defense systems and is downing and jamming many of Ukraine’s drones. “What’s happening now is that Russia’s electronic warfare and air defenses have…

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FILE -- In this Friday Aug. 8, 2008 file photo, a column of Russian armored vehicles move through North Ossetia towards the breakaway republic of South Ossetia's capital Tskhinvali. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has marked the anniversary of the Russian-Georgian war on Monday Aug. 8, 2011, by visiting an army unit that fought in the conflict. Three years ago the conflict erupted when Georgian troops tried unsuccessfully to regain control over the Moscow-backed rebel province of South Ossetia, and Russia sent troops that routed the Georgian military in five days of fighting in August 2008. Georgia entirely lost control of both South Ossetia and another separatist region, Abkhazia.(AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, File)
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International Criminal Court delivered arrest warrants for Russians involved in war crimes

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The FINANCIAL — International Criminal Court issued the public redacted versions of arrest warrants for three individuals in the context of the situation in Georgia: Mr Mikhail Mayramovich Mindzaev, Mr Gamlet Guchmazov and Mr David Georgiyevich Sanakoev. On 24 June 2022, Pre-Trial Chamber I, composed of Judge Péter Kovács, Presiding Judge, Judge Reine Adélaïde Sophie…

Why this refugee crisis is different

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The FINANCIAL — More than 11 million people have fled their homes in Ukraine since the war began. Five million of them looked for safety and shelter in the EU. Political scientist Polly Pallister-Wilkins discusses fundamental differences we witness in this crisis. ‘To the Ukrainian refugees we see a completely different response that relates to…

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Selective Default – Implications for Russia

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The FINANCIAL — London Business School’s Professor Richard Portes recently appeared on Times Radio to discuss the news that S&P Global has placed Russia under a “selective default” rating after the Russian government said that it had repaid about $650m in dollar-denominated debt in rubles.…

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A winning proposal for Ukraine’s business community

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The FINANCIAL — The power of business and business skills can on occasion go unnoticed when conflict intensities into major confrontation. Business leaders past and present have been famed for their “citizen diplomacy”, often creating bridgeheads of commerce, comity and understanding when all other measures of diplomacy have been lost.…

How sanctions on Russia and the invasion of Ukraine affect the U.S. economy

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Although a world away, American citizens are feeling the punishing effects of the global economic sanctions against Russia. Inflation has continued to soar in the last month, according to federal data released in February. In the past few months, prices for fuel, food, rent, and other goods surged due to pandemic labor shortages and supply-chain…

Finding exit to war in Ukraine

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a CNN interview on Sunday that he was ready to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but if the talks failed, “that would mean that this is a third world war.”…

How Russians see Russia

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President Vladimir Putin moved swiftly to limit and then outlaw any news outlet, social media platform, or critical voice in Russia that disputed the Kremlin’s narrative about the invasion of Ukraine.…

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Opinion: Russian gas will fund Putin’s war on Ukraine no matter what decisions Europeans might take

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Would Europe cutting off Russian oil and gas imports be enough to convince Putin to stop the war on Ukraine? According to Dr Chi Kong Chyong from the Energy Policy Research Group at Cambridge Judge Business School, the global nature of energy markets means that stopping the flow of Russian oil and gas into Europe…

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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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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.…

It’s going to get worse before it gets better in Ukraine

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Analysts, scholars predict that fighting will grow more brutal, deadly before serious talks begin. Military and intelligence analysts and Ukraine scholars offered a somber assessment of the weeks ahead in Ukraine, saying that despite the resistance offered by Ukrainian fighters, the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better.…

Six tips to help explain the realities of war to children

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It’s a daunting task, but not impossible, says Penn GSE’s Marsha Richardson. With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine the lead story on every news outlet, parents and educators are now placed in the position of having to explain the enormously complex emotions and realities of war to children who have already had a deeply traumatic couple of…

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West Skeptical of Russian Troop Withdrawal as Ukraine Diplomacy Continues

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Russia reiterated claims Wednesday that it has begun withdrawing some troops from close to the Ukrainian border. Many Western nations, however, say there is little evidence of a pullback and fear an invasion of Ukraine is still imminent. Russia’s Ministry of Defense released several videos purporting to show tanks and troops withdrawing from the border…

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This image provided by The White House via Twitter shows President Joe Biden at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. Biden on Saturday again called on President Vladimir Putin to pull back more than 100,000 Russian troops massed near Ukraine’s border.
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Biden Assures Ukraine’s Zelenskiy of US Support in Face of Russian Invasion Threat

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WASHINGTON —U.S. President Joe Biden assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday of Washington’s commitment to “Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” even as the United States says the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine looms as a “distinct possibility” in the coming days.…