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US, Canada, EU announce economic sanctions against Russia, ‘independent’ states

Warn of more sanctions against Russia in coming days if it continues its action against Ukraine Ottawa: The tension between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate with each passing day. While the former may have denied plans to invade Ukraine, its lawmakers on Tuesday authorised President Vladimir Putin to use military force outside the country,...

Russia recognises 2 rebel-backed regions in Ukraine as independent, triggers outrage

Ukrainian President Zelensky rules out territorial concessions Moscow: Russia formally recognised two regions of Ukraine, held by rebels backed by Moscow, with President Vladimir Putin signing decrees to this effect. In the decrees, Putin also directed the Russian defense ministry to send troops to the regions for “peacekeeping”. Accusing Russia of damaging peace...

Amid Russia-Ukraine tensions, Biden agrees ‘in principle’ to meet Putin

Accepts French President Emanuel Macron’s proposal for a summit, but will meet Putin only if Russia does not invade Ukraine Washington: Amid the ongoing, and escalating, tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the United States President Joe Biden has ‘in principle’ agreed to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin if the latter does not invade Ukraine....

Russia to begin ‘strategic’ drills from Saturday

Moscow: Russia has announced that it will begin new drills from Saturday. These drills will involve “strategic forces”. The defense ministry of the country on Friday said that President Vladimir Putin would be overseeing “strategic” missile drills on Saturday. This will include ballistic and cruise missile launches, according to reports. The...