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Ukraine talks: Russia sees no grounds for optimism ahead of Nato meeting
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Ukraine talks: Russia sees no grounds for optimism ahead of Nato meeting

The Kremlin has said it sees “no significant reason for optimism” about diplomatic solutions for the Ukraine crisis, ahead of a meeting in Brussels between Russia and Nato’s 30 member states. As Moscow was playing down the chances for success at the negotiating table after initial US-Russian talks in Switzerland on Monday, Russian forces deployed near Ukraine conducted a...

Kremlin hails ‘positive steps’ in US ties as Biden waives pipeline sanctions
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Kremlin hails ‘positive steps’ in US ties as Biden waives pipeline sanctions

Relations between the US and Russia have taken a tentative step forward after the Kremlin welcomed a decision by the Biden administration not to impose significant sanctions on a controversial Russian pipeline delivering gas to Germany. The Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, on Thursday hailed what he called “positive steps” in ties with Washington, ahead of a face-to-face summit between Joe Biden...

Biden hits Russia with new sanctions in response to election meddling
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Biden hits Russia with new sanctions in response to election meddling

The Biden administration has announced the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats and broad sanctions against Russian officials and companies in retaliation for Moscow’s interference in elections and cyber-espionage campaigns such as the SolarWinds hack. The sanctions, which were the Biden administration’s largest punitive action against the Kremlin yet, also targeted six Russian cybersecurity companies deemed to...

Russia v Ukraine: Crisis looms as Kiev teams up with NATO for drills – Putin sent warning
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Russia v Ukraine: Crisis looms as Kiev teams up with NATO for drills – Putin sent warning

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and stoke already heightened tensions with Moscow, which has expressed its opposition to the idea. Meanwhile, Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski – who was born in neighbouring Poland – warned Mr Putin was testing the resolve of the West by sending troops and tanks to Ukraine’s borders, as well as criticising the proposed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline...

What’s Putin planning? Russia sends NINE ships past UK waters as Navy ‘ready to respond’
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What’s Putin planning? Russia sends NINE ships past UK waters as Navy ‘ready to respond’

Russian leader Vladimir Putin sent a number of vessels, including a surfaced submarine, a destroyer, a corvette, and a patrol ship, near UK waters. The ships travelled through the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, and passed the Outer Hebrides. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, First Sea Lord Admiral Tony Radakin said: “This is why the Royal Navy...

Russia threat: NATO ‘to confront Moscow’ amid Arctic cable fears in ‘Cold War return’
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Russia threat: NATO ‘to confront Moscow’ amid Arctic cable fears in ‘Cold War return’

All land, internal waters, territorial seas and Exclusive Economic Zones in the Arctic are under the jurisdiction of the eight Arctic coastal states of Canada, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Russia. As climate change melts away more ice, Professor of geopolitics and security at Royal Holloway, Klaus Dodds, has warned the area is becoming of more...