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Russia says return of Russian soldiers is top priority
... returned 144 captured Ukrainian soldiers in exchange for the same number of Russian servicemen, as well as fighters from the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. The Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday that it had been authorized by President Vladimir Putin . The exchange was organized and carried out on the direct orders of the Supreme Commander of the Russian Armed Forces, said General Igor Konashenkov, Defense Ministry spokesman. The most important task is to protect the lives, health, release ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
Canada to take part in G20 summit if Putin attends
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada will take part in the G20 summit in Bali in November if Russian President Vladimir Putin attends. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada will take part in the G20 summit in Bali in November if Russian President Vladimir Putin attends. Indonesia holds the rotating presidency of the G 20 and Jakarta has been under Western ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
Russia’s hold on territory it seized in Ukraine may be fragile
... advance. Recent developments suggest Russia s hold on territory it seized may be increasingly fragile in the south. Moscow troops withdrew from a key strategic outpost off Ukraine's southern Black Sea coast Thursday, the latest blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin in the area. It comes amid a nascent Ukrainian counteroffensive around Kherson and growing signs of partisan activity and the Kremlin straining to exert control: The south may be under the radar for now but analysts say it could ultimately be ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
Formula One distancing itself from Bernie Ecclestone’s Putin remarks
Formula One has distanced itself from remarks made by former chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, who said he would take a bullet for Russian president Vladimir Putin, who has been friends with Putin since the introduction of the Russian Grand Prix in 2014, and said Russia's invasion of the Russians. Formula One has distanced itself from remarks made by former chief executive Bernie Ecclestone , who said he ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
Putin shares his thoughts on NATO summit, Moscow's military goals
The Russian president shared his thoughts on the latest NATO summit and Moscow's military goals. The Russian president shared his thoughts on the latest NATO summit and Moscow's military goals. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about his goals in Ukraine on Wednesday at a press conference in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The president stated that the tactics used to achieve them may change based on what the military considers appropriate and that the goals stay the same....
Updated: 06/30/2022
Russian-controlled Berdyansk port now operational
... pressure on Ukraine's allies by allegedly disrupting the sale of Ukrainian grain to a number of African and Middle Eastern nations. Moscow argues that Ukrainian mines are making the route unpassable for commercial vessels. In early June, President Vladimir Putin assured the safe passage of Ukrainian grain through Russian-controlled ports in the south of the country. He denied any responsibility for the food shortages. At the time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the Ukrainian grain in ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
Lithuania could resume sanctions from Russia in July
... sucked into a direct military confrontation with Russia, the sources said. One of the officials with direct knowledge of the EU discussions said that we have to face reality and that the outcome of the Kaliningrad standoff may appear unfair for Europe. Putin has more leverage than we have. The official said it was in our interest to find a compromise. Former Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev , who is now a deputy chairman of the country's National Security Council , warned this week that Moscow's ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
Watch out for Russia, Iraq
... because Iraq s oil has had to discount to compete for market share in Asia because of the surge in flows. Refiners in India have been robbing cheap Russian barrels in a way they never did before the invasion of Ukraine, making it noticeable even to Vladimir Putin, Russia s president. Flows to Asia increased because European companies stopped buying, putting an onus on Russia to find alternative markets. The vessel tracking figures vary from provider to provider, depending on assumptions and underlying information ...
Updated: 06/30/2022
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