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More shelling in Kherson as Ukraine gradually restores power |  Russia-Ukraine war News

More shelling in Kherson as Ukraine gradually restores power | Russia-Ukraine war News

The Ukrainian city of Kherson has faced multiple attacks for the second day in an escalation of shelling since Russia withdrew from the city two weeks ago following an eight-month occupation. Ukrainian officials said Russia continued to bombard Kherson on Friday and that at least 10 people were killed in the previous day’s attacks. Yaroslav …

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Merkel says she lost sway with Russia as a lame duck: ‘For Putin, only power counts’

Former German leader Angela Merkel says her decision to step down as chancellor last year caused her to lose sway with Russia in the months leading up to its invasion of Ukraine. “The feeling was very clear: ‘In terms of power politics, you are through,’” Merkel said in a recent interview with the German magazine …

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Russia steps up missile barrage of recaptured Ukrainian city

KHERSON, Ukraine — Natalia Kristenko’s dead body lay covered in a blanket in the doorway of her apartment building for hours overnight. City workers were at first too overwhelmed to retrieve her as they responded to a deadly barrage of attacks that shook Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson. The 62-year-old had walked outside her home …

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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges European unity; Russian reservists suffer heavy losses

Ukrainian soldiers are seen in a tank as the UK defense ministry says Russian reservists have likely suffered heavy casualties. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday called on Europe to stay united in the face of Russia’s ongoing war, calling it “mission number one” for the region …

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Ukraine battles to restore power after Russian strikes leave ‘vast majority’ of people without electricity

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Ukraine raced to restore power across the country on Thursday, a day after Russia sent a new barrage of missiles to target critical infrastructure, resulting in the temporary shutdown of most of its power plants and leaving the “vast majority” of people without electricity. The national energy company Ukrenergo said work …

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Europe has labeled Russia a state sponsor of terror. What next? | Russia-Ukraine war News

Brussels, Belgium – The European Parliament has declared Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism”, saying Russian atrocities against Ukrainians and the destruction of civilian infrastructure violate international and humanitarian laws. The Parliament’s move on Wednesday “was welcomed by Ukrainian officials, who have been pushing the European Union and NATO countries to label Russia a …

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Russian LGBT propaganda law: State Duma passes amendments

CNN — Russia’s lower house of parliament passed in the third reading amendments to a law on so-called “LGBT propaganda” on Thursday, expanding liability to all ages. The discriminatory law proposes to ban all Russians from promoting or “praising” homosexual relationships or publicly suggesting that they are “normal.” The original version of the law adopted …

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Stories of Ukrainian resistance revealed after Kherson pullout

Near Kherson city, Ukraine CNN — Two Russian soldiers walked down a street in Kherson on a spring evening in early March, just days after Moscow captured the city. The temperature that night was still below freezing and the power was out, leaving the city in complete darkness as the soldiers made their way back …

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Gas Price Cap Could Cause Irreversible Harm To Energy Markets

Earlier this week, the European Commission issued a statement declaring what it called a “safety price ceiling” for gas prices set at 275 euros, or $283 dollars, per megawatt-hour. Hailed as the long-awaited gas price cap that EU members have been discussing for weeks now, the ceiling’s aim, according to the Commission, will be used …

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Putin’s ‘Cold War alliance’ gets frosty reception in Armenia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. YEREVAN, Armenia — A small group of demonstrators lined the road from the airport on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate Russian President Vladimir Putin’s arrival in Armenia. “Welcome,” a banner hung over the barriers read, “we will be together forever.” Across Yerevan, in the capital’s …

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