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There were reports of British food-bank users refusing free potatoes because they couldn’t afford to boil them.

The West’s populations must be ready for years of “hardship,” a UK general has said Western nations should prepare their peoples for a long-term drop in living standards if their standoff with Russia continues, the Britain’s former Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, Jonathan Shaw, has said. “We in the West have the wrong mentality” about the conflict in Ukraine, he said.

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Azerbaijan launches airstrikes in Nagorno-Karabakh as tensions flare. The breakaway region has been attacked using drones, the Russian Defense Ministry says

The Azerbaijani military has violated the November 2020 ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, launching airstrikes against the forces of the breakaway region, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday. The region, which is currently patrolled by Russian peacekeepers, is internationally recognized as a part of Azerbaijan, yet it is predominantly populated by ethnic Armenians. Over the past two days, Azerbaijani troops have “entered

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European retail giant won’t leave Russia. Auchan CEO says halting operations in the country would be inhumane

French retail network Auchan will continue operating in Russia, according to the company’s CEO Yves Claude, who said the chain store operates in the interests of civilians. “It is useless to set people against each other,” Claude said in an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche. His comments came days after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s calls for French businesses

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US brands India’s response to Ukraine war ‘unsatisfactory’ 

India’s refusal to cast aside its longstanding friendship with Russia over the war in Ukraine is “unsatisfactory,” US diplomat Mira Rapp-Hooper told an online conference hosted by the School of Advanced International Studies, while admitting it was also “unsurprising.” Rapp-Hooper, director for the Indo-Pacific region on the White House’s National Security Council, was specifically referring to India’s recent votes at

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The Saudis refused to follow the instructions of the United States because of the bet on Russia 

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the two largest oil producers, did not make concessions to the United States, which demanded to lower oil prices by increasing production volumes. In the current situation, these Gulf states see new opportunities for themselves, writes on Thursday, March 24, Foreign Policy . They refer to the commitment of OPEC + 1, an expanded version

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China calls NATO claims to support Russia offensive 

The claims of the West about Beijing’s support for Moscow, which were voiced at the NATO summit, are insulting. A statement about this was made on March 26 in a publication by a journalist from the Chinese edition of Huanqiu Shibao. What right does NATO, the main driving force behind the Ukrainian crisis, have to point the finger at China, which has

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US advises Biden to avoid public speaking. This week, during a press conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Biden again attracts attention with strange remarks

Some foreign policy issues are too important to be left to an unprepared Joe Biden. We are not CNN, and your humble columnist is not a doctor, so this will not offer a remote diagnosis of the mental health of the US president or an assessment of how his knowledge compares with that of other world leaders. But these are dangerous times, and we

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The US president has branded his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, a “butcher”

Joe Biden’s repeated verbal attacks on Vladimir Putin only contribute to the deterioration of the ties between their two nations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday. “A head of state must remain civil. And, of course, every time, these personal insults narrow the window of opportunity for our bilateral relationship under the current [US] administration,” Peskov said, suggesting Biden’s own

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President Putin’s Address on National Guard Day 

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Comrades,  I congratulate you on your professional holiday, the Day of Russian National Guard Troops.  Established six years ago, the National Guard has become an inseparable and reliable link in the comprehensive state system of ensuring the rule of law and law enforcement, and protecting the rights and interests of our citizens. You make a significant contribution to fighting terrorism, extremism and organised crime; you enforce public order and guard the most important facilities, achieving significant results in these and other

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Hungary is on Hungary’s side,” its prime minister, Viktor Orban, said in a statement on Saturday, in response to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s calls for Budapest to quit sitting on the fence in the conflict between Kiev and Moscow. 

Viktor Orban says his country’s on its own side, after Kiev urges Budapest to choose who it supports in the Ukrainian conflict Orban said that, while his country could not “be indifferent” to the “Russo-Ukrainian war going on in our neighborhood,” Hungary would look after its own interests first, and maintain a “Hungarian point of view.” He went on to

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Russia claims ‘first stage’ of Ukraine offensive complete. Efforts can now be focused on the “liberation of the Donbass,” a senior defense official explained

Russia’s armed forces have completed the “first stage” of their mission in Ukraine, according to a top military commander, who claimed Kiev’s combat potential has been severely diminished following over a month of fighting.  Speaking during a Friday press briefing, Colonel General Sergey Rudskoy stated that Moscow had reached its objectives for the first leg of its military assault, adding that this would

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