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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny appeals against nine-year jail sentence
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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny appeals against nine-year jail sentence

A vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Navalny late March had his jail time extended to nine years after he was found guilty of embezzlement and contempt of court

Meet Vladimir Putin, the family man: Ukraine war spotlights Russian president's personal life
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Meet Vladimir Putin, the family man: Ukraine war spotlights Russian president's personal life

The strategy of strictly shielding his family worked well for Putin till Russia invaded Ukraine. Now the facade is beginning to crumble and shedding new light on the Russian leader’s private life

'Avoiding tensions': President of Finland informs Putin about NATO membership bid
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'Avoiding tensions': President of Finland informs Putin about NATO membership bid

The Kremlin responded by saying that Putin viewed any end to neighbouring Finland's military neutrality as a 'mistake'

As Russia celebrates Victory Day, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky throws a spanner
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As Russia celebrates Victory Day, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky throws a spanner

President Zelensky says Ukraine will not allow Russia to appropriate victory in World War II

Russia admits to carrying out air strike on Kyiv during UN chief visit
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Russia admits to carrying out air strike on Kyiv during UN chief visit

Russia's defence ministry said it had deployed ‘high-precision, long-range air-based weapons’ that it added ‘destroyed the production buildings of the Artyom missile and space enterprise in Kyiv’

'Bodies carpeted through the streets': Mariupol mayor says siege has killed more than 10,000 civilians
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'Bodies carpeted through the streets': Mariupol mayor says siege has killed more than 10,000 civilians

Mayor Vadym Boychenko also accused Russian forces of having blocked weeks of thwarted humanitarian convoys into the city in an attempt to conceal the carnage there from the outside world.

United States announces extra $100 million in military aid to Ukraine
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United States announces extra $100 million in military aid to Ukraine

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, in a separate statement, said that the extra funding would be used "to meet an urgent Ukrainian need for additional Javelin anti-armor systems."

More and more difficult for Vladimir Putin to fund Ukrainian war every single day, says White House
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More and more difficult for Vladimir Putin to fund Ukrainian war every single day, says White House

The White House said that the US is working to rally the world and taking steps to hold Russia accountable.

Top US advisor Daleep Singh has productive conversations in India, says White House
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Top US advisor Daleep Singh has productive conversations in India, says White House

Singh was in India on 30 and 31 March to discuss the consequences of Russia's “unjustified war” against Ukraine and the development of an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

India, 12 others abstain in UNSC on vote on Russian-led draft resolution on Ukraine
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India, 12 others abstain in UNSC on vote on Russian-led draft resolution on Ukraine

Russia and China voted in favour of the resolution while there were no countries voting against. India and the remaining Security Council members abstained.

Russia would only use nuclear weapons faced with 'existential threat', says Kremlin spokesperson
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Russia would only use nuclear weapons faced with 'existential threat', says Kremlin spokesperson

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov comment came as interviewer Christiane Amanpour pushed him on whether he was "convinced or confident" that President Vladimir Putin would not use the nuclear option in the Ukrainian context.

Explained: What happens if Russia defaults on its debt?
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Explained: What happens if Russia defaults on its debt?

Ratings agency Fitch said that 'a default or a default-like process has begun' because Russia missed a 2 March payment to foreign investors

Russia-Ukraine conflict: How China finds itself in a tight spot
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Russia-Ukraine conflict: How China finds itself in a tight spot

Russia has reportedly asked China for military equipment and economic aid, as it finds itself increasingly isolated over the invasion of Ukraine. But can Beijing show more support to Vladimir Putin?

Ukraine war: 35 dead, more than 130 injured after Russian troops launch air strikes in Lviv
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Ukraine war: 35 dead, more than 130 injured after Russian troops launch air strikes in Lviv

Russia attacked the International Centre for Peacekeeping and Security, according to the head of the Lviv regional administration, Maksym Kozytsky

'Positive shift in talks with Ukraine,' Putin tells Belarus president Lukashenko
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'Positive shift in talks with Ukraine,' Putin tells Belarus president Lukashenko

Moscow and Kyiv have held several rounds of talks since Russia attacked Ukraine on 24 February

From Leonardo DiCaprio to Pamela Anderson, tracing Vladimir Putin's connection to the Hollywood
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From Leonardo DiCaprio to Pamela Anderson, tracing Vladimir Putin's connection to the Hollywood

While celebs Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn, and Mark Ruffalo issue their support for besieged Ukraine, there have been instances when Leonardo DiCaprio to Steven Seagal, Hollywood's biggest names were once happy to hang out with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ukraine crisis: Turkey steps in to mediate; will hold meet with Russian, Ukrainian foreign ministers in Antalya on 10 March
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Ukraine crisis: Turkey steps in to mediate; will hold meet with Russian, Ukrainian foreign ministers in Antalya on 10 March

The announcement of the meeting comes after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held phone talks with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts

Russia-Ukraine crisis: More than 1.7 million people have fled since war began, says UNHCR
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Russia-Ukraine crisis: More than 1.7 million people have fled since war began, says UNHCR

Authorities and the UN expect the flow to intensify as the Russian Army advances deeper into Ukraine, particularly as it approaches the capital, Kyiv

Ukraine’s neighbour Moldova worries it could be next on Vladimir Putin’s list. How real is the threat?
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Ukraine’s neighbour Moldova worries it could be next on Vladimir Putin’s list. How real is the threat?

As the war rages on, the small country of Moldova, bordering Ukraine, worries it could be targeted by Russia next. It has joined a list of other nations that have applied for membership to the European Union

Ukraine crisis: Emmanuel Macron keeps an open line to Vladimir Putin as war rages
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Ukraine crisis: Emmanuel Macron keeps an open line to Vladimir Putin as war rages

Macron's relentless push for dialogue reflects France's post-World War II tradition of carving out its own geopolitical path and its refusal to blindly follow the United States