Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny’s Twitter account, used by his allies to provide updates, says he has been discharged from the prison’s medical facility as he continues his hunger strike, which caused him to shed 8 kg.
Russia has built up troops along the border, raising fears of a major escalation in the long-running conflict in Ukraine's mainly Russian-speaking east.
Moscow has increased its military activities in their far north region, testing weapons with nuclear capabilities. Meanwhile, climate change continues to melt the walls of ice and the natural defences of the Russian north.
Ukrainian President Zelenskiy calls on NATO member states to strengthen their military presence in the Black Sea region to act as a "powerful deterrent" to Russia. Kremlin says NATO membership for Ukraine would do no good in resolving the conflict.
The 44-year-old politician Alexey Navalny has a bad cough and a temperature at 38.1 degrees Celsius, but will carry on his hunger strike, demanding proper treatment for his acute back and leg pain.
Moscow spent more than $6 billion to re-militarize Crimea and analysts compare the current shape of the region to Kaliningrad, an exclave of the former Soviet Union.
State telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor gives Twitter an extra month to remove "illegal content" or face a complete blockage in Russia.
Alexey Navalny says he wants the prison holding him outside Moscow to provide him with proper medical care.
US President Joe Biden includes Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping among the invitees to the first big climate talks of his administration.
Navalny, who is considered a flight risk by authorities, said he is woken eight times per night by guards announcing to a recording camera that he is still in his cell.
Just six weeks before a deadline for the US to pull out troops that have been in Afghanistan for nearly 20 years, Washington sent a senior official for the first time to participate in regional peace talks convened by Russia.
Asked about US President Joe Biden’s remarks, President Vladimir Putin charged they reflect the troubled past of US, pointing to atomic bombing of Japan, history of slaughtering Native Americans and slavery.
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