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Russian Victory Day: Invasion of Ukraine was 'right decision', preemptive move to ward off aggression, says Putin
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Russian Victory Day: Invasion of Ukraine was 'right decision', preemptive move to ward off aggression, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Ukraine and the West for the conflict, saying that Kyiv and its allies have been preparing for 'an invasion' in 'our historical lands' including the Russian-speaking Donbas region and Crimea

Russia holds dress rehearsal for Victory Day parade
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Russia holds dress rehearsal for Victory Day parade

The parade will take place at Moscow's Red Square on 9 May to celebrate 77 years of the victory in WWII

Decades after Putin's war akin to that in Mariupol, Chechens live in dread, speak about Russia's relentless hunt
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Decades after Putin's war akin to that in Mariupol, Chechens live in dread, speak about Russia's relentless hunt

People talk about the constant menace of being targeted by Kadyrov's notorious henchmen, the 'Kadyrovtsy', who have been accused of hunting down his opponents abroad

An Oval Office visit and a Moscow trip: Inside the deal for the release of Trevor Reed
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An Oval Office visit and a Moscow trip: Inside the deal for the release of Trevor Reed

A series of events and considerations in the last two months helped facilitate the swap, including escalating concerns over the former US Marine's health

European Central Bank governors ponder economic uncertainty, Ukraine crisis and record-high inflation
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European Central Bank governors ponder economic uncertainty, Ukraine crisis and record-high inflation

The ECB's dilemma has been complicated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and Western sanctions against Moscow, as the fallout from the upheaval to international trade and energy markets remains difficult to predict

RBI says sensitive to economic sanctions on Russia, no formal rupee-rouble payment platform in place yet
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RBI says sensitive to economic sanctions on Russia, no formal rupee-rouble payment platform in place yet

RBI Deputy Governer also clarified that there is no new payment platform available between New Delhi and Moscow since the war erupted in late February

EU condemns Kramatorsk train station attack; Russia denies
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EU condemns Kramatorsk train station attack; Russia denies

Russia denied its forces attacked the Kramatorsk train station, calling allegations that they did "absolutely untrue"

WHO says over 100 attacks confirmed on healthcare in Ukraine , calls for humanitarian access to Mariupol
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WHO says over 100 attacks confirmed on healthcare in Ukraine , calls for humanitarian access to Mariupol

Of the confirmed attacks 89 had impacted health facilities and most of the rest hit transport services, including ambulances.

European Union approves Russia coal embargo, proposes more arms to Ukraine
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European Union approves Russia coal embargo, proposes more arms to Ukraine

In addition to the sanctions, the EU also backed a proposal to boost its funding of arms supplies to Ukraine by 500 million euros, taking it to a total of 1.5 billion euros.

Government taking measures to mitigate impact on Indian economy from Russia-Ukraine conflict: EAM Jaishankar
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Government taking measures to mitigate impact on Indian economy from Russia-Ukraine conflict: EAM Jaishankar

EAM S Jaishankar, while explaining India's stand in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict in Lok Sabha, said India encourages talks between Kyiv and Moscow, including at the level of their Presidents

US pressure won't affect India-Russia partnership, says Sergey Lavrov
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US pressure won't affect India-Russia partnership, says Sergey Lavrov

In a major announcement of further deepening of ties between Russia and India, the foreign minister also said Moscow is ready to supply oil and hi-tech weapons which Delhi wants to buy from it

EU to hold a virtual summit with China amid increasing alarm over Beijing's growing proximity with Moscow
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EU to hold a virtual summit with China amid increasing alarm over Beijing's growing proximity with Moscow

In a meeting with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said that 'China-Russia cooperation has no limits', repeating a line used by Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping

'Unfriendly' countries must open ruble accounts in Russian banks to pay for gas, warns Vladimir Putin
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'Unfriendly' countries must open ruble accounts in Russian banks to pay for gas, warns Vladimir Putin

While payments for gas in rubles will allow Russia to support its national currency, it will also deprive Moscow of a source of foreign currency

Ukraine-Russia war: Moscow threatens EU of cutting off gas supply if not paid in rubles
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Ukraine-Russia war: Moscow threatens EU of cutting off gas supply if not paid in rubles

Germany, which before Vladimir Putin's offensive in Ukraine imported 55 per cent of its gas supplies from Russia has insisted that it will pay in euros or dollars as stipulated in the contracts

Five weeks of war: From Russian invasion of Ukraine to 'meaningful' talks
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Five weeks of war: From Russian invasion of Ukraine to 'meaningful' talks

Ukraine says it is prepared to become neutral, a key Russian demand, in return for an international agreement guaranteeing its security

Ukraine-Russia war: Kremlin denies US, UK claims that Vladimir Putin 'misled' over invasion
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Ukraine-Russia war: Kremlin denies US, UK claims that Vladimir Putin 'misled' over invasion

Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said "it was not just a pity" that such claims were made, but "it causes concern, because such complete non-understanding is what leads to mistaken decisions

US president Joe Biden calls India 'shaky' in Russia confrontation over Ukraine war
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US president Joe Biden calls India 'shaky' in Russia confrontation over Ukraine war

Biden lauded the US-led alliance, including NATO, the European Union and key Asian partners, for its united front against President Vladimir Putin

‘Planned provocation by Ukrainian forces’, says Moscow as Kyiv accuses it of shelling chemical plant
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‘Planned provocation by Ukrainian forces’, says Moscow as Kyiv accuses it of shelling chemical plant

Vitaliy Koval, the head of the Rivne regional military administration, however, confirmed a twin Russian missile strike on a training centre there early Monday but offered no details about injuries or deaths

US lags behind Russia to develop hypersonic weapons; Moscow claims to have deployed them against targets in Ukraine
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US lags behind Russia to develop hypersonic weapons; Moscow claims to have deployed them against targets in Ukraine

Hypersonic weapons are defined as anything travelling beyond Mach 5, or five times faster than the speed of sound

Vladimir Putin appears at a huge flag-waving rally in Moscow as Russian troops continue to rain fire in Ukraine
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Vladimir Putin appears at a huge flag-waving rally in Moscow as Russian troops continue to rain fire in Ukraine

The invasion of Ukraine has touched off a burst of antiwar protests inside Russia, and the Moscow rally was surrounded by suspicions it was a Kremlin-manufactured display of patriotism