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Ukrainian forces have captured more villages in Kherson, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said, just days after Vladimir Putin claimed the region as part of Russia. The Ukrainian president announced the liberation of settlements Arkhanhelske and Myrolyubikva from Russia in his daily address. The Moscow-installed leader of Kherson, Vladimir Saldo, described the situation as “tense” on Russian
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The biggest landgrab since the Second World War. A dictator threatening the use of nuclear weapons. The world’s most important institution meant to guarantee global security, the UN Security Council, rendered impotent yet again with one of its permanent members doing exactly what it was set up to prevent. The West’s response: a strategy that has
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Vladimir Putin has for seven months insisted his invasion of Ukraine was only a special military operation. That way he hoped the conflict would seem distant and contained to the broad Russian public. With his military suffering setback after setback, a week ago he announced the mobilisation of hundreds of thousands of reservists. But even
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Mysterious leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipe network began with “powerful subsea blasts” and resulted from “deliberate actions”. Two pipelines running underwater from Russia to Germany were damaged in a total of three places on Monday. Nord Stream AG, the owner, described the breakages as “unprecedented”. The pipes were not pumping gas to Europe
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