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Kremlin confirms President Putin to skip G20 in Indonisia

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the Bali summit of the Group of 20 and the Russian delegation will be led by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated.

Russia says world on ‘brink of nuclear war’

Russia on Wednesday claimed that the world was on the brink of nuclear a conflict, accusing the West of provocation.

Russia calls for closer ties with Arab states

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for stronger relations with the Arab League, proposing closer cooperation in maintaining regional security and in resolving a number of ongoing conflicts.

Many killed, wounded in Russian school shooting

Thirteen people were killed and many others wounded as shots were fired at a school in the city of Izhevsk in Russia’s Urals region on Monday, Russia's Investigative Committee has confirmed.

Former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev dies aged 91

Mikhail Gorbachev, the first and only president of the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 91, in Moscow.

Putin says west seeking to discredit Russia’s nationalities policy

Western countries have always been seeking to discredit Russia’s nationalities policy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

Daughter of ‘Putin’s brain’ killed in car explosion

A criminal case has been launched over the death of the daughter of prominent Russian philosopher and political commentator Aleksandr Dugin, who is known as a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Reports say a car bomb is behind the death of Darya Dugina.

Russia hints to likely recognize Taliban govt. in Afghanistan

Moscow will make a decision whether to recognize the Taliban government in Afghanistan regardless of the opinion of the United States or any other country, says Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov.

Israel to summon Russian envoy over Lavrov’s remarks

Israel has denounced Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday for suggesting that the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Israeli Foreign Ministr Yair Lapid said the Russian ambassador would be summoned for "a tough talk" over the assertion.

Russia says successfully test-fires Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile

Russia’s new RS-28 Sarmat Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile was launched successfully from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the north of the country, the Russian military announced on Wednesday.

China: US Russia sanctions put dent in world economy

China's Foreign Ministry Spokesman says US sanctions against Russia have only put a dent in the languishing world economy.

Russia hindering Vienna talks in cahoots with Israel: Ex-MP

An ex-Iranian lawmaker says the demands abruptly put on the negotiating table by Russia in Vienna are a “serious obstacle” to the conclusion of an agreement aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, adding that Moscow made such a move in coordination with Israel.

Russia claims Ukrainian air defenses neutralized

The Russian Defense Ministry has claimed that Ukrainian air defenses have been neutralized. Moscow has launched a ‘special operation’ in Ukraine on Thursday, amid escalating tensions between Kiev's forces and Moscow-backed troops in Donbass.

Oil prices surge above $100 following Russia Ukraine attacks

Oil prices soared past $100 for the first time in more than seven years on Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "military operation" in Ukraine.

Blast reported in Russia near Ukraine border

A shell has exploded on the Russian territory, close to the border with Ukraine, local media reported.

Russia says its forces withdrawing from Ukraine border

Russian troops have completed their training drills in Belarus, close to neighboring Ukraine, and will begin returning to their places of regular deployment, the Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday. It comes amid fears in the West that the exercises could have been a precursor to an invasion.

G7 warns sanctions would have ‘massive’ impact on Russia

World powers have warned Moscow that they stand ready to impose sanctions that would have a huge and immediate impact on Russia's economy, should it pursue any military aggression against Ukraine. Moscow rejects any plan to attack Ukraine, despite mass military deployment on borders.

Ukrainians march in Kyiv as concerns rise over Russian invasion

Thousands of protesters convened in Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv on Saturday to show unity amid increasing concerns over a Russian invasion.

Putin holds talks with Macron over Ukraine, Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin held phone talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday over Ukraine tensions and Iran's nuclear programme.

Lavrov: US propaganda on ‘Russian aggression’ against Ukraine provocative

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a telephone talk with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday that Washington propaganda campaign on Moscow’s alleged aggression against Ukraine pursued provocative goals.

Russian diplomats leaving Ukraine amid escalation of tensions

Diplomats and employees of the Russian consulates have started leaving Ukraine, an informed source told Sputnik on Saturday.

Russia begins joint military drills with Belarus

Troops from Russia and Belarus have kicked off the Union Resolve 2022 joint drills at training grounds on Belarusian soil. Russia’s Defense Ministry announced on Thursday the exercises are part of the second stage of the inspection of the Union State’s response forces.

US says Russian invasion of Ukraine could create instability in ME

The U.S. Army general tapped to take over as top commander in the Middle East has warned if Russia invades Ukraine, it could create broader instability in the Middle East, including Syria.

Russia says west speculation about invasion of Ukraine ‘madness’

The speculation of Western countries about how many days Kiev can fall in the course of a potential Russian invasion is madness and scaremongering, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy said on Sunday.

Kremlin: Bloomberg disseminating false news over Ukraine

Russia says US-based Bloomberg News Agency is publishing baseless stories regarding Moscow’s plans to invade Ukraine. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov added this makes it clear how dangerous West-triggered tensions are.

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