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As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank   1%


While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow’s influence to Africa.


Putin To Meet Tajik Counterpart Rahmon In Dushanbe As War In Ukraine Continues  

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon, in Dushanbe on June 28 as Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, launched more than four months ago, continues to raise concerns in Central Asia.


The Brutal Killing Of A Reporter Who Probed Putin's Past   2%

As Vladimir Putin’s political star rose, journalist Anatoly Levin-Utkin was a key researcher behind one of the Russian media’s first articles digging into the former KGB officer’s past. Then he was beaten to death.


Why did Vladimir Putin invade Ukraine? The conflict explained   -5%


Vladimir Putin’s military assault continues in face of near-unanimous international condemnation


Why did Putin start the Russia Ukraine conflict?   -5%


Vladimir Putin’s military assault continues in face of near-unanimous international condemnation


Tennis star Elina Svitolina on a mission to lift Ukraines fallen spirits  


Organisers of Wimbledon considered asking Russian and Belarusian players to denounce Vladimir Putin in order to play but instead opted for an outright ban


The Guardian view on defunding the Kremlins war machine: more must be done | Editorial   9%


G7 leaders are right to promote a global price cap on Russian oil and gas

The residential area of Kyiv hit by four missile strikes on Sunday was also targeted in April, as the UN secretary-general, António Guterres, visited the city. This time – after weeks during which the capital had not been attacked – Vladimir Putin doubtless aimed to fire a warning to G7 leaders gathering in Bavaria, and before a Nato summit in Madrid this week. A seven-year-old girl pulled injured from the rubble was among those who paid the price for Mr Putin’s brutal piece of symbolism.

Calculated outrages such as this, and Monday’s strike on a busy shopping centre in central Ukraine, must be met with unity and renewed focus from the west. This is an ominous moment in the war. The Kremlin’s strategic refocusing of its ambitions on the eastern Donbas is now leading to significant Russian territory gains in the region. Mr Putin’s cynical blockade of the Black Sea port of Odesa is, meanwhile, driving food prices up in developing nations, creating a hunger crisis which risks being associated with western sanctions on Moscow. In the west, the politics of the cost of living crisis – in part a consequence of the war – is destabilising governments and leaders who have presented a united front since February’s invasion. Understandably, the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, fears that global repugnance at Russia’s actions since February may morph into wearied resignation and acceptance of a fait accompli in the east.

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Father of Moroccan facing death penalty in Ukraine appeals to Putin  


The father of a Moroccan facing a death sentence in a Russian-backed breakaway region of Ukraine on Monday urged Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to intervene to save his son.Taher Saadoun made the


Putin to make first foreign trip to Tajikistan, Turkmenistan since Ukraine invasion  


Vladimir Putin will visit two small former Soviet states in central Asia this week, Russian state television reported on Sunday, in what would be the Russian leader’s first known trip abroad since


Russia to send nuclear-capable missiles to Belarus  

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to transfer the "conventional and nuclear versions" of the Iskander-M missile systems to neighboring Belarus in the coming months.


Putin will be livid as Russia officially becomes an economic basket case   -9%

Russia just defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time in a century. While seen by some as merely a symbolic defeat, it leaves a sizeable dent in the country’s financial standing - and Vladimir Putin’s pride.


Russias Putin alert for signs of eroding Western unity on Ukraine   26%


Vladimir Putin, who has likened himself to Peter the Great, has used recent public appearances to articulate his raw imperial ambitions.


EU leader reveals bloc's position on G20 boycott   -25%


It would be wrong to boycott the G20 summit because of Vladimir Putin, the European Commission chief says
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Putin to take first foreign trip since February   12%


President Vladimir Putin will visit Tajikistan and Turkmenistan in first trip abroad since the launch of the Russian offensive in Ukraine
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Biden claims Putins hopes have been dashed   -5%


The G7 did not “splinter” as Russian President Vladimir Putin expected, his US counterpart, Joe Biden has claimed
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Price cap on Russian oil could shake up the market  


Europe and the United States have barred the import of Russian oil to cut off a crucial revenue source for the Kremlin. But the plan to pile pain on President Vladimir Putin, forcing him to reconsider his war in Ukraine, hasn't worked.


The West wants to go further on Russian oil. Inflation is making that difficult  


Europe and the United States have barred the import of Russian oil to cut off a crucial revenue source for the Kremlin. But the plan to pile pain on President Vladimir Putin, forcing him to reconsider his war in Ukraine, hasn't worked.


U.S.-Led Alliance Face Frustration Over Russia Sanctions  


Vladimir V. Putin is making gains in his war on Ukraine while the United States and its allies struggle with soaring energy prices and inflation.