NATO says Moscow’s offensive has sparked a shift in its defence approach and G7 leaders assert they will explore steps to cap Russia's income from oil sales amid the Ukraine conflict — now in its 125th day.
President Putin says Russia is in the process of rerouting its trade and oil exports towards BRICS countries in the wake of Western sanctions over Ukraine, where fighting has entered 119th day.
Ukraine has said that it needs at least $5 billion per month in the near term to keep its government operating in the face of ongoing Russian onslaught.
The fast-food giant's decision is part of an exodus of foreign corporations including H&M, Starbucks and Ikea in reaction to Russia's incursion in Ukraine in February.
While the Ukrainian defence has disrupted Moscow’s plans, it does not guarantee a return to the status quo ante.
Russian forces have intensified their strikes on the southern region of Ukraine hoping to gain full control of the port city of Mariupol as the conflict enters its 74th day.
"Only together we have the potential to stop the war and to rebuild what Russia has destroyed," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says.
The Kremlin has welcomed the fact that Kiev has set out its demands for an end to the Ukraine conflict – now into its 35th day – in written form, but said there was no sign of a breakthrough yet.
The conflict shows that the regional order, particularly around the South China Sea, may not be sustainable if agreements are viewed as “mere words” on a piece of paper.
Moscow’s purported use of a hypersonic missile also carries a political message.
Around 5,000 people chanted "Russia without Putin", "Freedom for Russia, peace for Ukraine" and "Putin is not Russia" as they marched through Prague's historic centre.
The new exhibition of 24 photos has been set up on a platform used by transit trains, visible to Russian passengers who travel to and from the exclave of Kaliningrad.
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