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Putin attended the plenary session of the First Eurasian Economic Forum, an annual business event of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) concentrating on economic and commercial issues and is this year being held in the Kyrgyzstani capital Bishkek. The leader joined representatives from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan via video link. The EAEU’s conference saw a seemingly
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This allows the country’s outspoken Prime Minister to to repeal existing laws and take coercive measures by decree, meaning his Government can respond quickly to challenges created by the war in Ukraine. Viktor Orban said his Government’s first measures would be announced on Wednesday as he desperately attempts to stabilise Hungary’s economy as the conflict
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This enables them to make incremental measured gains, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has said. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces are instead focusing on smaller areas in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The ISW said in its latest campaign analysis: “Russian forces are likely attempting to achieve several simultaneous encirclements of small pockets
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley did acknowledge on Monday that some low-level planning had begun, after President Biden withdrew all American soldiers from Ukraine before the February 24 invasion. This was to avoid the US coming into direct conflict with Russia, particularly due to fears over Putin’s nuclear capabilities. However,
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Kyrylo Budanov, Ukraine’s Chief of Defence Intelligence, has claimed there was an “unsuccessful attempt” against the Russian President’s life around two months ago. He told Ukrainian Pravda: “There was an attempt to assassinate Putin. He was even attacked, it is said, by representatives of the Caucasus, not so long ago “This is non-public information. “Absolutely
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An opposition source has claimed that canned footage of Putin recorded a while ago was used in video appearances for several meetings. Russian aide Nikolai Patrushev is now allegedly in virtual control of the Kremlin, according to the General SVR Telegram channel. The channel has previously claimed that the Russian President has received treatment for
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Fighting has intensified in Ukraine’s eastern territories, as Vladimir Putin’s army steps up its efforts to seize control of the Donbas. Ukrainian forces are grimly clinging on as they come under intense Russian artillery and aerial bombardment. The Russians are closing in on the city of Severedonetsk in Luhansk province and appear increasingly confident of
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