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The lawyer appreciated the decision to settle accounts with aircraft lessors in rubles. Lawyer Kapshtyk called Russia’s decision to settle accounts with foreign lessors in rubles a countermeasure

The decree allowing Russian airlines to pay for the lease of aircraft to unfriendly countries in rubles is a countermeasure that is directly proportional to the decisions of lessors from the respective states. This was stated to Izvestia by a lawyer, mediator Yuri Kapshtyk on Friday, April 1. Earlier on the same day, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which

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Ukraine does not want foreign aid groups to inspect Russian POWs after the leak of a torture video, Russian intelligence claims 

Kiev has asked British and other Western nations to help in relieving the pressure it has come under over the mistreatment of Russian prisoners of war, Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) said on Friday. Moscow believes Ukraine is in damage control mode after footage of the alleged torture of Russian soldiers in Ukrainian custody became public. The Ukrainian government has informed Britain

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Special Investigation: The Ukraine ‘aid’ bill that’s actually a license to kill and defraud. Papers show how Ukraine is used in a Western proxy in a war against Russia

On March 15, US President Joe Biden signed a bill approving a staggering $13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine. Heavily promoted in advance as a vital lifeline to Kiev that would safeguard citizens, defend refugees, and protect “democracy,”references to the supposedly landmark move immediately vanished from the mainstream media following its White House approval, and have remained absent ever since. One explanation for this

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Russia ramps up gas supply to China. Shipments through the Power of Siberia mega-pipeline are rising

Russian energy major Gazprom said on Friday that it has pumped more gas to China via the Power of Siberia pipeline than planned. The exports were part of the contract between Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), according to the company’s report on the first quarter results. “Gazprom continues to supply gas in accordance with consumer requests in full

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France’s Macron is a key enabler of NATO’s anti-Russian provocations. Far from being ‘the next de Gaulle’, the French president has sided with the US and NATO at every turn.

During NATO’s US-led intervention in Iraq, then-UK Prime Minister Tony Blair played the role of shotgun-riding sidekick to then-US President George W. Bush when the prime minister was in the best position to mitigate the headlong rush into war. Now, the role of enabler in the conflict ginned up by NATO against Russia in Ukraine goes to French President Emmanuel

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Viktor Orban says Russian gas is his country’s only option. Impossible to replace Russian gas with ‘expensive’ US alternative, he says.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says there are countries which will not be able to substitute Russian gas with the more expensive American alternative. Speaking to local radio station Kossuth on Friday, the Hungarian PM said Russian gas is his country’s only option, as Hungary is landlocked and won’t be able to receive liquified gas from the US.  Orban reiterated

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US to unleash strategic oil reserves to lower prices – Biden boasts move will protect Americans from what he claims is ‘Putin’s price hike’

US President Joe Biden unveiled a two-pronged plan on Thursday to lower gas prices by increasing supply and decreasing demand, vowing to lead the country to a future of clean energy while soothing its immediate wounds by unleashing millions of barrels from its strategic reserves. A “use it or lose it” policy would see Washington punish US oil companies by

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Russia comments on security guarantees for all European states. Russia’s top diplomat, Sergey Lavrov, has said that nations should agree not to strengthen their security at the expense of others.

Moscow wants security guarantees for all European nations, not just Ukraine and Russia, the country’s foreign minister told journalists on Friday. During peace talks with Russia, Kiev has confirmed it is prepared to become a non-aligned country in exchange for legally binding security guarantees. Following talks with his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, in New Delhi, Sergey Lavrov emphasized that other

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Ex-president calls for Russia to abandon food trade with West. Dmitry Medvedev says that Russia could cease exports to “unfriendly countries”

Amid Western sanctions, Russia might stop selling and buying food from “unfriendly countries,” former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has revealed. Medvedev, who is currently the deputy chair of the country’s Security Council, published a list of suggestions related to Russia’s food security and exports on Telegram on Friday. The post notes that Russia is a “major grain producer, on a

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UK hopes Ukraine will keep fighting – The US, Germany, and France may push Ukraine into ending the fighting early – and the UK is reportedly concerned

Britain wants Ukraine and Russia to keep on fighting until Kiev scores a military victory, an alleged government source, cited on Thursday by The Times, has indicated. London is concerned that Kiev’s other Western backers might push it into settling for peace too soon. Boris Johnson’s government is concerned that President Volodymyr Zelensky may be pushed into making significant concessions to his Russian

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Control over the defunct nuclear facility has been transferred to its regular staff 

Russian forces have begun leaving the defunct Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the site of the major 1986 disaster, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said. Russia seized the facilities last month amid its military campaign in Ukraine. “Ukraine today informed the IAEA that the Russian forces that have been in control of Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) since 24 February

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