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Stefanchuk and French Prime Minister Born discuss creation of special tribunal for Russia

Stefanchuk and French Prime Minister Born discuss creation of special tribunal for Russia

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk discussed with Prime Minister of the French Republic Elisabeth Born the mechanisms for establishing an international special tribunal for Russia. "To say 'thank you' to France and to urge them to stay with Ukraine in the future. These are two key messages that I voice during every meeting, including during a conversation with the Prime Minister of the French Republic, Elizabeth Born," Stefanchuk said. During the conversation with Born, he emphasized the importance of recognizing Russia as a terrorist state. The interlocutors also discussed defense support for Ukraine. "We are striving to restore…
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Russia strikes Ukraine’s cities hours after Western countries pledge tanks to Kyiv

Russia strikes Ukraine’s cities hours after Western countries pledge tanks to Kyiv

Ukraine has urged the West to get military hardware into the hands of its troops as quickly as possible, as Russia fired missiles toward Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities just hours after Germany and the US announced their plans to provide modern tanks to the country. Russia launched 55 missiles at Ukraine on Thursday morning, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Telegram. Shmyhal said the salvo was aimed at the country’s “energy facilities” and some power substations had been hit. “The main targets were energy facilities to deprive Ukrainians of power and warmth,” Shmyhal said on Telegram. “The majority…
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Russian troops are turning Bakhmut into “a total ruin,” Ukrainian regional military chief says

Russian troops are turning Bakhmut into “a total ruin,” Ukrainian regional military chief says

A man walks through the rubble of a building destroyed by shelling in Bakhmut, Ukraine, on January 29. (Marek M. Berezowski/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Russian troops are pummeling the eastern Ukrainian town of Bakhmut into what the Donetsk region military administration head Pavlo Kyrylenko called a “total ruin.”  Two people were killed Tuesday, including a child, Kyrylenko said on Telegram. Four civilians were wounded, he added.  “Russians are levelling Bakhmut to the ground, killing everyone they can reach. We are carefully documenting all war crimes. They will be held accountable for everything!,” he wrote on Telegram. CNN reported in January that…
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US Army Readies Ukraine Abrams Tank Options For Policymakers

US Army Readies Ukraine Abrams Tank Options For Policymakers

Now that the White House has pledged to send M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, the Army is working up various plans to help the Ukrainian military operate the maintenance-hungry and fuel-thirsty battlefield behemoths. “The Army is developing options that will be presented to senior leaders,” Douglas Bush, the Army’s top acquisition official, said at a Pentagon briefing just hours after President Joe Biden announced the coming transfer of 31 tanks to Ukraine. “I think there are multiple courses of action and it's not just the tanks. We have to be able to deliver the tanks, the support equipment, the training,…
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I would urge countries to deliver tanks as soon as possible, – NATO ex-Secretary General Rasmussen on weapons for Ukraine

I would urge countries to deliver tanks as soon as possible, – NATO ex-Secretary General Rasmussen on weapons for Ukraine

Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that Russia is preparing a new offensive that could happen "sooner than we expect. Answering the question of how crucial the time factor is now for the delivery of tanks to Ukraine, the former Secretary General noted that it is an urgent matter and called on the countries that have made the decision to speed up the delivery. "I would urge the countries to speed up the decision-making process and deliver the tanks as soon as possible. (...) We have two tasks: first, to help Ukraine close the skies so that attacks…
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<strong>Yandex suppresses Ukraine war information for Russian internet users</strong>

Yandex suppresses Ukraine war information for Russian internet users

The logo of Russian internet group Yandex is pictured at the company’s headquarter in Moscow, Russia, October 4, 2018. (Source: REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov) Russia’s most popular search engine is limiting information about the invasion for people using Russian IP addresses By Jacqueline Malaret and Ingrid Dickinson Since the onset of Russia’s war on Ukraine, global technology firms have grappled with how to mitigate disinformation and respond to requests from the Russian government to censor information on their platforms. While much international attention has been paid to social media platforms, much less has been given to Yandex, the most popular search engine…
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Zelenskyy starts Marathon of Honesty to prevent Russian athletes from entering Olympics

Zelenskyy starts Marathon of Honesty to prevent Russian athletes from entering Olympics

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has announced the beginning of a Marathon of Honesty, which will be aimed at cleansing hypocrisy from the international Olympic leadership and preventing any attempts to bring representatives of Russia back into world sport. Source: Zelenskyy's evening address Details: The head of state expressed his disappointment with the statements made by Thomas Bach, the current President of the International Olympic Committee, who wants to bring Russian athletes back to international competitions. "I spoke with him several times. And I never heard how he was going to protect sport from war propaganda," Zelenskyy noted.He pointed out that tyrannical…
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“We are starting a marathon of honesty, which will be aimed at clearing the leadership of international Olympic structures of hypocrisy and preventing any attempts to bring representatives of the terrorist state into world sports,” Zelenskyy said

“We are starting a marathon of honesty, which will be aimed at clearing the leadership of international Olympic structures of hypocrisy and preventing any attempts to bring representatives of the terrorist state into world sports,” Zelenskyy said

The International Olympic Committee this week reaffirmed its commitment that Russian and Belarusian athletes would be able to compete. Russian olympian Anastasia Fesikova who won a Silver medal in the London Olympics | Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Image Ukraine will start an international campaign to ban Russian athletes from competing in the Olympic Games to held in Paris next year, according to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the country’s president. Speaking during his daily address late on January 27, the Ukrainian leader said Russian athletes should be barred from participating in next year’s Games even under a neutral flag. The Olympics should not…
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