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Ukraine has repelled Russia’s attempt to cross Donbas river, UK confirms

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Ukrainian forces have repelled a Russian attempt to cross a strategically significant river west of Severodonetsk in the Donbas, incurring heavy losses in the process, according to British defence intelligence. The Br...

Russia’s war in Ukraine ‘causing £3.6bn of building damage a week’

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is inflicting damage to the country’s infrastructure at a cost of $4.5bn (£3.6bn) a week as bombs tear through thousands of buildings and public utilities, and miles of road. According to ...

Russia’s Bolshoi theatre cancels shows by directors who spoke out over Ukraine

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Russia’s Bolshoi theatre has upset opera and ballet fans by abruptly cancelling a series of shows this week by directors who have spoken out against the war in Ukraine. The theatre gave no reason for dropping Timofey ...

Russia’s trolling on Ukraine gets ‘incredible traction’ on TikTok

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Russia’s online trolling operation is becoming increasingly decentralised and is gaining “incredible traction” on TikTok with misinformation aimed at sowing doubt over events in Ukraine, a US social media researcher h...

Russia’s push into eastern Ukraine comes amid fears of a protracted war

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Amid mounting fears among western officials that Russia’s war in Ukraine could drag on for months or years, the Kremlin appears to be focusing its operations around the city of Izium as part of renewed efforts to seiz...

Russia’s war in Ukraine threatens to spill over in dangerous new phase

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A series of mysterious explosions in Moldova have raised the threat of Russia’s war in Ukraine spilling over into new territory, with unpredictable consequences. The blasts destroyed radio antennas in a Russian-garris...

Russia’s Rublev accuses Wimbledon of ‘complete discrimination’ over ban

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Wimbledon has been warned it could face legal action from the Belarusian Tennis Federation after it was accused of acting illegally by banning Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s championships. The All Eng...

Empty galleries and fleeing artists: Russia’s cultural uncoupling from the west

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On a recent Saturday in April, Muscovites strolled around GES-2, a vast new arts centre built in a disused power station steps away from the Kremlin. But guests visiting the 54,400 sq metres centre, designed by the pi...

First Thing: Russia’s Black Sea flagship sinks

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Hello and good morning, Russia’s Black Sea flagship missile cruiser, the Moskva, has sunk while being towed to a port after an explosion, according to the Russian defense ministry. It comes after Ukraine said on Wedne...

We are risking our lives to expose Russia’s atrocities. The world must do more than just watch

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On 23 March, at 7am, Svetlana Zalizetskaya, editor-in-chief of the RIA-Melitopol news outlet, learned that armed men in a white jeep had arrived at her house. She wasn’t in the city but neighbours told her they saw me...

Liz Truss announces full asset freeze against Russia’s biggest bank

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The UK will impose a full asset freeze on Russia’s largest bank and end all imports of oil and coal by the end of the year, the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, has said. Sanctions will also be imposed on eight more olig...

Russia’s services sector shrinks amid western sanctions over Ukraine

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Russia’s services sector has suffered the worst slump in activity since the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020 as consumers and businesses cancelled orders amid increasingly severe western sanctions after the invasion of U...

‘Massacre of innocents’: how the papers covered Russia’s atrocities in Bucha

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Revulsion at the atrocities committed by Russian forces in the Ukrainian town of Bucha dominates today’s front pages, as politicians lined up around the world to condemn the massacre of hundreds of civilians. The Mirr...

Scott Morrison defends trade pact with India after its refusal to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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Scott Morrison has said that Australia has not betrayed Ukraine despite signing an interim trade deal with India, which has refused to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and continued to trade with Russia. The inter...

Germany to pay for gas in euros despite Russia’s rouble decree, says Scholz

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The German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, said he expects his country will continue to be able to pay for Russian gas in euros from Friday, after Vladimir Putin signed a decree threatening to enforce rouble payments from “u...

Is Russia’s military strategy in Ukraine changing?

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On Tuesday, Russia announced it would ‘radically reduce’ its military activity in northern Ukraine, but the Ukrainian military warns that Russia’s statement is intended to mislead them. Emma Graham-Harrison reports fr...

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