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Explained: What are Vladimir Putin's next options after Ukraine's successful counteroffensives?
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Explained: What are Vladimir Putin's next options after Ukraine's successful counteroffensives?

One of the options open for Vladimir Putin is to escalate the war and send a message to both the West and Ukraine that he means business. Given the dubious nature of his other choices, that may be increasingly likely

Drone strike hits Russian Black Sea headquarters in Crimea's Sevastopol; six injured
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Drone strike hits Russian Black Sea headquarters in Crimea's Sevastopol; six injured

The attack caused the cancellation of observances of Russia's Navy Day holiday. A press service says that the drone appeared to be homemade

Ukraine: Shipping companies not ready to export grain despite deal to provide safe corridors through Black Sea
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Ukraine: Shipping companies not ready to export grain despite deal to provide safe corridors through Black Sea

The deal, brokered by Turkey and the UN, has set the goal to export 20 million tons of grain out of three Ukrainian sea ports over the next four months, but the ship owners see this as a risk, because of the explosive mines in the waters

'A beacon of hope': Ukraine, Russia sign deal to allow grain exports across Black Sea
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'A beacon of hope': Ukraine, Russia sign deal to allow grain exports across Black Sea

The UN plan will enable Ukraine to export 22 million tons of grain and other agricultural goods that have been stuck in Black Sea ports due to Russia's invasion

Ukraine farmers pray deal can free grain trapped in storage
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Ukraine farmers pray deal can free grain trapped in storage

Russia's naval blockade in the Black Sea has sparked a global food crisis that has sent prices soaring and sparked fears of famine

Romania's Black Sea port struggles to handle flow of Ukrainian grain amid growing food crisis
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Romania's Black Sea port struggles to handle flow of Ukrainian grain amid growing food crisis

Constanta, Romania's biggest port, has processed nearly a million tonnes of grain from Ukraine since the 24 February invasion. But port operators say that maintaining, let alone increasing, the volume they handle could soon be impossible without European Union support and investment

Ukraine Navy claims to have struck Russian boat carrying air defence systems in Black Sea
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Ukraine Navy claims to have struck Russian boat carrying air defence systems in Black Sea

In a statement on social media, the Navy said that the Vasily Bekh was used to transport ammunition, weapons and personnel to Snake Island, which is vital for protecting sea lanes out of the key port of Odesa. It did not say how much damage it inflicted with the strike

Explained: How thousands of dolphins are dying in the Black Sea due to Ukraine war
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Explained: How thousands of dolphins are dying in the Black Sea due to Ukraine war

Since the beginning of the war, hundreds of dolphins have washed up on the shores of Turkey, Bulgaria and Ukraine with visible burn marks that have been caused by fires and explosion

Ukraine says it sank two Russian patrol boats near Snake Island
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Ukraine says it sank two Russian patrol boats near Snake Island

Raptor patrol boats can carry up to three crew and 20 personnel and are usually equiped with machine guns and used in reconnaissance or landing operations

Reconciling war with peace amid Ukrainian crisis: Through the works of a Russian poet and an Indian rishi
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Reconciling war with peace amid Ukrainian crisis: Through the works of a Russian poet and an Indian rishi

How the writings of Sri Aurobindo and Alexander Pushkin provide us with a compass that will show us the right direction in this overwhelmingly chaotic world of ours

GhoseSpot | India has changed and it will be a mistake to judge it by the lens of the past
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GhoseSpot | India has changed and it will be a mistake to judge it by the lens of the past

As seen in the Modi government’s handling of the Ukraine crisis or Jaishankar’s aggressive diplomacy in the US, it’s obvious that the old order now has to deal with a new India which will talk in its own idiom and walk at its own pace

How Ukraine crisis undermines nuclear non-proliferation regime and may lead to more countries developing nukes
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How Ukraine crisis undermines nuclear non-proliferation regime and may lead to more countries developing nukes

The Ukrainian conflict has clearly brought to the fore the glaring inequalities between five of the world's largest nuclear powers and the rest

Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now
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Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now

At a time when there are suggestions for India to play a peacemaker's role in the Ukraine war, the South Asian neighbourhood — from Pakistan on the land-side to Sri Lanka on the Oceanfront — is in trouble

How a new world order is emerging from the ruins of Ukraine — and India is at the heart of it
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How a new world order is emerging from the ruins of Ukraine — and India is at the heart of it

Ukraine is a wake-up call for the West. To wake up to the reality of a rapidly emerging new international order: Less weighed down by old loyalties or ideological hang-ups and more transactional and driven by national interests

Right Word | NATO is a guarantee for peace and Russia cannot accept it because of its imperialism: Polish Ambassador
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Right Word | NATO is a guarantee for peace and Russia cannot accept it because of its imperialism: Polish Ambassador

Polish Ambassador Adam Burakowski said that Poland understood the finer nuances of India’s stand on the Ukraine-Russia conflict

Explaining India’s position on Ukraine war, West’s coercive pressure, China-Russia tangle and pitfalls in New Delhi’s pursuit of neutrality
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Explaining India’s position on Ukraine war, West’s coercive pressure, China-Russia tangle and pitfalls in New Delhi’s pursuit of neutrality

What we have seen from India so far is the fullest expression of strategic autonomy — a posture that relies on diplomatic activism and prioritizing of own interests over bloc politics

Head-on | US double-standards on invasive wars need to be laid bare
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Head-on | US double-standards on invasive wars need to be laid bare

The Russia-Ukraine war is an intra-Slav conflict, but remote-controlled by Saxons in Washington and London. Their destructive capacity remains as unparalleled in the modern world as it was throughout history

How India showcased its diplomatic maturity while handling Russian and Chinese foreign ministers
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How India showcased its diplomatic maturity while handling Russian and Chinese foreign ministers

The importance given to Sergey Lavrov as compared to Wang Yi displayed the importance India accords to friendly nations

Why US’ ‘sanctions threat’ to India is counter-productive on China front
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Why US’ ‘sanctions threat’ to India is counter-productive on China front

Daleep Singh is considered President Joe Biden’s ‘sanctions czar’, but his tough-talking to India in Delhi is not going to be liked on the Indian streets

Does road to end the war in Ukraine run through Delhi?
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Does road to end the war in Ukraine run through Delhi?

The message that India has been radiating is quite transparent. It would like to stay off Cold War politics. It would not abandon its strategic partnership with either Russia or the United States