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Joe Biden to address ‘stakes of this moment’ in Ukraine speech from Warsaw
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Joe Biden to address ‘stakes of this moment’ in Ukraine speech from Warsaw

Joe Biden is due to give a “significant speech” on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Saturday after arriving in Warsaw, where he will meet with the Polish president, Andrzej Duda. Biden and Duda are expected to discuss Warsaw’s wish for more US troops bolstering Nato’s eastern flank, as well as the idea of an international...

EU mulls kicking Russia out of IMF
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EU mulls kicking Russia out of IMF

European Union officials are reportedly looking at how to curb Russia’s influence within the International Monetary Fund (IMF), even to the extent of exploring the possibility of kicking the country out of the global organisation entirely. The EU, seeking to up the economic pressure on Moscow following President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, is considering...

Russian dissident Kasparov urges harsher strategy against Moscow
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Russian dissident Kasparov urges harsher strategy against Moscow

Russian human rights activist and former chess champion Garry Kasparov called on Thursday for world powers to adopt a harsher strategy against Russia’s President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine. Kasparov urged the western countries to intensify their military and economic strategies against the Kremlin, calling on all countries to recall their ambassadors from Moscow, to...

Macron says Putin intent on seizing all of Ukraine
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Macron says Putin intent on seizing all of Ukraine

France’s President Emmanuel Macron’s phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin today has led him to conclude that “the worst is yet to come” for Ukraine. Reportedly, the Russian president was the one who initiated the call, using it to restate his determination to achieve “neutralisation and disarmament of Ukraine,” whether by diplomatic means...

Ukraine urges west to be ‘vigilant and firm’ in Russia talks
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Ukraine urges west to be ‘vigilant and firm’ in Russia talks

Kyiv has urged the west to remain “vigilant and firm” in its talks with Russia, as Joe Biden announced a small troop deployment to eastern Europe amid fears Moscow could invade Ukraine. Washington’s top defence officials warned on Friday that the Kremlin had massed enough troops and hardware at the border to threaten the whole of Ukraine, but...

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...