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Telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron 

President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron at the French side’s initiative. The exchange of views on the situation around Ukraine was continued. Responding to the concerns expressed by Emmanuel Macron, the President of Russia emphasised again that during the special military operation the Armed Forces of Russia have been doing everything possible to protect the lives of the civilians, including by organising humanitarian corridors for their safe evacuation. The numerous war crimes committed each day

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Vladimir Putin attended a concert marking eight years since Crimea’s reunification with the Russia, at the Luzhniki Sports Centre in Moscow. 

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: “We, the multi-ethnic nation of the Russian Federation, united by common fate on our land…” These are the first words of our fundamental law, the Russian Constitution. Each word has deep meaning and enormous significance.  On our land, united by common fate. This is what the people of Crimea and Sevastopol must have been thinking as they went to the referendum on March 18, 2014. They lived and continue to live on their land, and they wanted to have a common

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Electronic Monitoring Unit helping to keep Tasmanians safe 

The Tasmanian Government’s dedicated Monitoring and Compliance Unit (MCU) to monitor higher-risk offenders has been in operation for three years today, and has been very successful in making our communities a safer place. The MCU undertakes all electronic monitoring across Tasmania, as a result of the Tasmanian Liberal Government delivering on our commitment to introduce alternative sentencing options for serious

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China urges US answer on Ukraine biolabs. Beijing’s ambassador to the UN said evidence provided by Russia deserves a response without double standards

Russia’s revelations of documents pertaining to US-backed biological laboratories in Ukraine deserve the world’s attention, and the parties involved need to address those concerns, China’s permanent representative to the UN told the Security Council on Friday. Having been a victim of chemical and biological weapons, China believes that “any information and leads on biological military activities should trigger heightened concern and

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Kremlin reacts to Biden’s insults directed at President Putin 

Considering such irritability from Mr. Biden, his fatigue, sometimes forgetfulness, which leads to aggressive statements, we will not give sharp assessments so as not to cause more aggression,” he concluded. Peskov added that being a thoughtful and wise leader, Vladimir Putin never responds to personal insults. The Kremlin sees recent aggressive statements made by US President Joe Biden about his Russian

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There are players who will never accept the existence of a global village under the leadership of a sheriff from America

Lavrov listed countries that do not bow to the United States Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia, China, India, Brazil and Mexico will never accept the existence of a system where the world hegemon is the United States. “There are players who will never accept the existence of a global village under the leadership of a sheriff from

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Beijing asserts it won’t cave in to Washington’s pressure, which it considers irresponsible and futile 

Beijing maintains an “independent” stance on the Ukraine crisis, a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry, Zhao Lijian, said during a press conference on Friday. The remark came in response to threats made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who warned China on Thursday that Washington would “impose costs” on it should Beijing choose to support Moscow. Lijian stated that

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Roger Jaensch, Minister for Education, Children and Youth. – Taking Action Against Bullying and Violence 

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence is an important day for all communities across Tasmania to show their commitment to taking action to combat bullying and violence in schools. We know a collaborative effort, supported by the broader community, is needed to prevent this type of behaviour. And we can make a difference. Serious bullying in government schools

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RESIGNATION OF HUON VALLEY MAYOR BEC ENDERS 

Bec Enders has today advised the Huon Valley Council General Manager, Jason Browne of her resignation as Mayor and as an elected member of the Huon Valley Council effective immediately. Mr Browne has today advised the Tasmanian Electoral Commission and the Director of Local Government of the receipt of Bec Enders letter of resignation. “On behalf of my fellow Councillors,

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