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Russia-Ukraine breaking news today: Putin sends more troops to Bakhmut despite Russian 'victory'

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Biden pledges ‘shared and unwavering commitment’ to stand with Ukraine at G7 summit

joe middletonMay 23, 2023 02:00

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They are known as “family photos”, images of world leaders in mock relaxation during global summits.

And like the pictures of a family that has estranged a dysfunctional member, recent “family photos” from the G7 and G8 – the world’s most industrialized nations – show how ostracized Russian President Vladimir Putin has been. .

The Russian president has faced unprecedented international isolation since he invaded Ukraine in February 2022. An International Criminal Court arrest warrant hangs over his head and his prospects for traveling to multiple destinations, including those seen as allies of Moscow, are clouded.

joe middletonMay 23, 2023 01:00

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Access to rare earth minerals and Russia’s war against Ukraine top the agenda of French President Emmanuel Macron’s historic visit to Mongolia.

Macron met his Mongolian counterpart Ukhnagin Khurelsukh in the capital Ulaanbaatar on Sunday and promised cooperation on the extraction and trade of minerals used in satellites, cell phones and other key technology.

It was the first visit by a French head of state to Mongolia, a landlocked democracy of 3 million people twice the size of Texas sandwiched between Russia and China.

joe middleton22 May 2023 23:59

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Vladimir Putin has relied on military contractors to claim victory in Ukraine, but his leader’s apparent dispatch has increasingly rattled the Moscow establishment, writes Liam James.

joe middleton22 May 2023 23:00

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WATCH: Russia’s Wagner Group chief claims to have captured Bakhmut

joe middleton22 May 2023 22:30

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The leaders of South Korea and the European Union agreed on Monday to step up pressure on Russia over the war against Ukraine and condemn North Korea’s ballistic missile tests.

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol meets with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Seoul after attending the weekend summit of the Group of Seven major industrialized countries in Hiroshima, Japan.

“We agree to maintain and increase collective pressure on Russia, in particular through effective implementation of relevant restrictive measures,” they said in a joint statement. “We are committed to supporting Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction and will remain committed to supporting Ukraine for as long as it takes.”

joe middleton22 May 2023 21:45

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The erasure of the past has prompted a debate not unlike the one in the UK and US: how to combat a sinister history with physical monuments? Ruby Mellon, Joan Murphy, Konstantin Khudov And cassia streak Report.

joe middleton22 May 2023 21:00

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Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant was left without power today after Russian shelling, the UN nuclear watchdog has said.

Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), appealed for the safety of the plant after warning the situation was “extremely vulnerable”.

He said the plant was forced to switch to emergency diesel generators after losing its external power supply for the seventh time since Vladimir Putin launched the invasion.

joe middleton22 May 2023 20:00

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Even if Russia and its mercenaries, the Wagner Group, did eventually capture the city, its loss would be neither the moral nor the strategic victory Russia desperately needed, writes Kit McDonald.

joe middleton22 May 2023 19:15

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The prime minister has said that attempts to “stabilize” the conflict in Ukraine are “absolutely wrong” and must be “outed”.

Rishi Sunak was responding to former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, who made the case for a ceasefire.

The prime minister said he could not disagree more with Mr Corbyn, an independent MP, and said a temporary suspension of fighting would not result in a “just and lasting peace” for Ukraine.

joe middleton22 May 2023 18:29