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Vladimir Putin denies Russia’s interest in annexing Belarus

posted on 12/20/2022 06:00 (credit: Konstantin Zavrazhin/Sputnik/AFP ) St. Nicholas Day was remembered by Ukrainians yesterday amidst the darkness. “This saint of the Orthodox Church distributes gifts to everyone, especially to children. Very early today, the Russians presented us with a drone attack on Kiev. We have been without electricity …

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Ukraine says Russia preparing new major offensive in war

posted on 12/16/2022 06:00 (credit: Sergey Bobok/AFP) Ukrainian officials warned yesterday that Russian forces were planning a new major offensive after suffering setbacks in recent months, including the loss of territory conquered and occupied by Moscow. The Economist magazine and the British newspaper The Guardian reported that the Russian attack …

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Russian military abandons Ukrainian city annexed by Moscow

posted on 11/12/2022 06:00 (credit: Genya Savilov/AFP) A makeshift bonfire in the middle of the main square. A circle made by adults and children, holding hands and also united by voice. “Don’t bow, oh red viburnum, you have a white flower. Don’t worry, glorious Ukraine, you have a free people. …

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Germany pressures China to stop Russia-Ukraine war

posted on 11/05/2022 06:00 (credit: Kay Nietfeld/AFP) Olaf Scholz traveled 7,350km from Berlin to Beijing, willing to send a strong signal to Russian President Vladimir Putin against the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine. But the German chancellor went further and demanded that Chinese President Xi Jinping not only reject …

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Putin decrees martial law in annexed regions in Ukraine

posted on 10/20/2022 06:00 (credit: Sergei Ilyin/Sputnik/AFP) For the first time since World War II, Russia has introduced martial law — the measure limits individual freedoms, imposes restrictions on movement and gives authorities superpowers. The decree covers Donetsk and Luhansk (east) and Zaporizhzhia and Kherson (southeast), regions illegally annexed by …

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