Russia Parliament mulls over presenting draft resolution to ban exchange of...

Russian State Duma has been planning to introduce a draft resolution to impose a ban on the exchange of Nazi criminals on Wednesday, May 18. The proposal presented by Andrei Kartapolav has been supported by the deputies. The Russian Defence Ministry on May 17 said that 265 militants, including 51 seriously wounded, had surrendered at a Russian steel plant.
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Russia's Lavrov sees no reason for Sweden, Finland to feel unsafe; avers...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused the NATO military alliance of using Sweden and Finland territories for expanding eastward. He said that he found nothing new in both countries seeking NATO membership. Russia will keep a close eye on the way the US and NATO use their territory for expansion and will act accordingly.
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NATO member Turkey against Finland Sweden seeking alliance membership

Sweden joins Finland in seeking NATO membership, ending more than two centuries of military nonalignment. Turkey, a NATO member itself, is against both countries seeking membership. Turkey says they should not be allowed to join because they have been too lax in taking action against Kurdish militants. Sweden's prime minister warns citizens to brace themselves for Russian counter-actions.
#NATO #Kurdish #Russian #Turkey #News #Politics #LawGovernment

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'Ukraine a Crime Scene', Says ICC Chief Prosecutor as 'Largest-ever' Team...

The International Criminal Court has sent a 42-member team to Ukraine to probe alleged war crimes since the Russian invasion. The team comprises investigators, forensic experts and support staff and will work with Ukrainian authorities. ICC prosecutor Karim Khan said “Ukraine is a crime scene” as he later visited the town of Bucha near Kyiv.
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Siege of Azovstal steel plant ends with Mariupol fighters in Putin’s hands;...

Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters left the vast steel plant in Mariupol where they mounted a dogged last stand and turned themselves over to Russian hands. Russia on Tuesday called the operation a mass surrender. The Ukrainians avoided using that word — but said the garrison had completed its mission. Other fighters — their precise numbers unknown — remain inside the ruins of the fortified mill.
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Zelenskyy & Scholz discuss Ukraine's situation & increasing sanctions against Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday, May 17. The two leaders discussed the ground situation in Ukraine, increasing the sanctions and pressure on Russia. Both leaders underscored that a negotiated diplomatic solution between Russia and Ukraine would require an immediate end to hostilities by Russian forces and the withdrawal of Moscow's troops.
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Finland's Parliament votes in favour of NATO membership despite apparent...

Finnish lawmakers approved the proposal of applying for membership in NATO. 188 MPs voted in favour of the proposal while eight were voted against it. This came days after Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced that the Nordic country would apply right away for membership.
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Russia to take over Renault's Moscow factory; plans to revive Soviet-era...

Russia to take over Renault’s Moscow factory to revive Soviet-era car Moskvitch. Renault has given up its majority stake in AvtoVAZ with an option to buy it back within six years. Mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyanin, stated that the government has taken this decision to stop Renault's 45,000 workers from becoming unemployed.
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Russian expert says assessments of 'demoralisation' among Ukraine's troops...

Mikhail Khodaryonok, a retired Russian colonel and current defence columnist, made the remarks while appearing on Russian state television on Monday. He downplayed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear missile threats against Finland. Also called Moscow's assessment of the 'demoralisation' of Ukraine troops 'not accurate' and said the reports are “not indicative of the general mood”
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Ukraine claims Russia lost over 27,000 soldiers since the commencement of war

War-torn Ukraine claims that 27,900 Russian soldiers have been killed since February 24. The invading army has lost over 1,235 tanks, 3,009 armoured fighting automobiles and 578 artillery systems, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said. The enemy has sustained most losses in the Lyman and Zaporizhzhia directions on the previous day.
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European Commission to urge members for full disruption of Russian gas supply: Report

Several states opposing EU's proposal to limit the export of Russian oil and gas. Landlocked countries, which are heavily dependent on Russia, are opposing the move. EU will try to convince the member states by considering emergency measures like a temporary cap on gas prices. The European countries are facing the worst-ever crisis as the prices of natural gas have increased seven-fold compared to long-time average prices.
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Russia-Ukraine War: Zelenskyy's top advisor claims Putin not ready to meet &...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is ready to discuss ongoing issues with Russian President Putin. Russian President Vladimir Putin is not ready to meet and hold talks with his Ukrainian counterpart. Three rounds of peace talks were held between the Russian and Ukrainian diplomats but the meeting did not yield the desired results.
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EU remains unsuccessful in reaching unanimity on Russian oil ban amid war:...

The European Union (EU) has remained unsuccessful in reaching unanimity on banning Russian oil as the bloc’s foreign ministers met in Brussels, said Josep Borrell, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy. Borrell said “unhappily” it was not possible to reach an agreement on the sixth sanctions package against Russia over Moscow's military aggression in Ukraine.
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West believes Vladimir Putin micro-managing war in Ukraine at 'brigadier'...

Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin is personally vested in Moscow's war to a level of a colonel or brigadier. Western military intelligence believes Putin is micro-managing movement of Russian troops in Ukraine. Kyiv claimed last week that Putin had sidelined General Gerasimov and taken matters of Donbass operations into his own hand.
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Ukraine seizes nearly $420 million in frozen assets linked with Russian oligarchs

Ukraine has seized nearly $420 million in frozen assets linked to Russian oligarchs. Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office and Bureau of Economic Security seized Hr 12.4 billion from Cypriot company accounts in Alfa-Bank whose Russian beneficiaries tried to circumvent sanctions. Ukrainian Parliament enacted a law that makes it easier to seize Russians' assets who are subject to other nations' sanctions.
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Ukraine claims 20 civilians including child killed in Russian shelling in...

Russian bombardment in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas killed 20 people, including a child. 25 towns in the region were targeted, with 42 residential buildings and a school among the targets. Evacuation of wounded Ukrainian troops from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol is underway, with more than 260 fighters taken out of the factory.
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Putin asserts strengthening trade between Russia and Tajikistan is important

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon before the commencement of the CSTO summit on Monday. According to the Russian leader, Tajikistani's key trading and economic partner is Russia. Putin highlighted the fact that the trade between both nations have rapidly expanded last year, by about 45%.
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Russia avers G7 nations, West attempts to isolate Moscow 'exacerbating'...

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday warned that such moves could escalate the global food shortages that are already all-time dangerous. Moscow also flagged that the unilateral actions of Western countries, primarily from the Group of Seven (G7), exacerbated the problem of breaking the logistics and financial chain or food supplies to the world market.
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McDonald’s to sell its Russian business, exit after 30 years

McDonald's has 850 restaurants in Russia that employ 62,000 people. The company says holding on to its business in Russia “is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values” It says it plans to start removing golden arches and other symbols and signs with the company's name. The Chicago-based fast food giant said in early March that it was temporarily closing its stores in Russia.
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14 hours ago

Russia-Ukraine War LIVE: Ukrainian troops evacuate from Mariupol

Explosions strike western Ukrainian city of Lviv. Nine civilians killed by Russian attacks in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region. Ukraine's military said it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from Mariupol. Ukraine said troops defending its second-largest city, Kharkiv, had repelled Russian forces.
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