RUSSIA

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

Although the Defense Ministry denies that any "mobilization activities” are taking place, authorities seem to be pulling out all the stops to bolster enlistment.

published on : 11th August 2022

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts

Russian warplanes have used Saki to strike areas in Ukraine’s south on short notice, and Ukrainian social networks were abuzz with speculation that Ukrainian-fired long-range missiles hit the base.

published on : 10th August 2022

Russian oil shipments to central Europe expected to resume

Slovnaft is owned by Hungary's MOL energy group. "I expect the oil shipments to resume in hours," Sulik said. Slovakia receives practically all its oil through the Druzhba pipeline.

published on : 10th August 2022

Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea

Crimea Today News said on Telegram that witnesses reported fire on a runway and damage to nearby homes as a result of what it said were dozens of blasts.

published on : 10th August 2022

Two more grain shipments leave Ukraine

It said that one of the ships, the Rahmi Yaggi, was bound for Turkey with 5,300 tons of products, while the Ocean Lion was carrying some 65,000 tons of corn to South Korea.

published on : 9th August 2022

Ukrainian resistance grows in Russian-occupied areas

Pro-Moscow officials are preparing for a possible referendum on Melitopol and other occupied areas joining Russia, conducting security raids and handing out Russian passports, Fedorov said.

published on : 9th August 2022

Russia successfully launches Iranian satellite Khayyam into orbit

If it operates successfully, the satellite would give Iran the ability to monitor its archenemy Israel and other countries in the Middle East.

published on : 9th August 2022

Russian disinformation spreading in new ways despite bans

YouTube, TikTok and Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, all pledged to remove RT and Sputnik from their platforms within the European Union.

published on : 9th August 2022

Discounts drive up India’s fertiliser imports from Russia in current fiscal

Fertilisers are being offered at a discount of anywhere between 10 to 25 per cent from Russia as a result of which nearly 20 per cent of the fertiliser imported between April and July came from Russia

published on : 7th August 2022

Ukraine's Amnesty International head resigns following report sparking furore

President Volodymyr Zelensky said the rights group had tried to "amnesty the terrorist state and shift the responsibility from the aggressor to the victim."

published on : 6th August 2022

Russia-origin man ties knot with Ukrainian girlfriend in Hindu traditions

Russian national Sergei Novikov, who has been staying here for over a year, married his Ukrainian girlfriend Elona Bramoka in a traditional Hindu ceremony this week.

published on : 5th August 2022

Russia 'ready' to discuss prisoner swap after Griner jailed

The highest-profile Russian prisoner in the United States is Victor Bout, a 55-year-old arms trafficker, dubbed the "Merchant of Death", who is serving 25 years in jail. 

published on : 5th August 2022

Moscow TV protester plays 'Russian roulette' with risky comeback

In March, Ovsyannikova shot to prominence for interrupting a live TV broadcast to denounce President Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Ukraine.

published on : 5th August 2022

Three more grain ships leave Ukraine's Odessa port: Turkey

Moscow and Kyiv agreed in Istanbul last month to resume shipments of wheat and other grain from Ukrainian ports for the first time since Russia invaded its neighbour in February.

published on : 5th August 2022

Russian prosecutors seek 9.5 years in jail for Brittney Griner

It’s not clear when the verdict will be announced. If she does not go free, attention will turn to the high-stakes possibility of a prisoner swap.

published on : 4th August 2022

Russia to put Iran satellite into orbit next week

Iran insists its space programme is for civilian and defence purposes only and does not breach the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, or any other international agreement.

published on : 4th August 2022

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Russia accuses Baku of violating ceasefire as new tensions explode over Karabakh

Arch enemies Armenia and Azerbaijan have fought two wars -- in 2020 and in the 1990s -- over Azerbaijan's Armenian-populated region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

published on : 4th August 2022

US Senate votes 95 to 1 to approve Sweden, Finland's membership in NATO 

"This historic vote sends an important signal of the sustained, bipartisan US commitment to NATO," Biden said in a statement.

published on : 4th August 2022

Russia backs Myanmar junta's efforts to 'stabilise' country, hold elections

The Southeast Asian nation has been in turmoil since the putsch last year, with the junta accused by rights groups of committing war crimes as it struggles to crush resistance to its rule.

published on : 3rd August 2022

German Chancellor accuses Russia of blocking gas turbine delivery

Germany has been working to wean itself off Russian energy imports since the invasion of Ukraine in February.

published on : 3rd August 2022
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