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Russia-Ukraine tensions

US And Russia Launch Special Talks Ukraine Tension Worsens

Jan 10, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

The meeting on Ukraine between USA and Russia is part of 'Strategic Security Dialogue' talks launched by Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin during a June summit in the Swiss city.

Russia Says Thousands Of Its Troops Have Left Ukraine Border Amid Invasion Allegations

Dec 26, 2021 Deutsche Welle

While Western countries are accusing that Russia is plotting an invasion of Ukraine, Kremlin says that its soldiers are returning to their permanent bases after finishing military drills.

Ukraine: After NATO's Preconditions, Russia Demands Its Withdrawal From Eastern Europe

Russia has released a series of security demands to NATO, including a veto on the alliance's expansion. It is calling for an immediate dialogue, but NATO members aren't likely to acquiesce to Moscow's wish list.

Russia: Court Acknowledges Country's Troops Are Stationed In Ukraine

Dec 17, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Russia has been persistently denying about its troop buildup along the border with Ukraine, raising fears that the former with invade the later, early next year. A Russian court has acknowledged the country's armed forces are present in the eastern part of Ukraine.

NATO Precondition For Russia: 'Ease Tensions With Ukraine'

Russia has recently moved thousands of its troops to its border with Ukraine, raising apprehensions that the former is going to invade the later early next year.

16 December, 2021

Ukraine: EU Hopes To Avoid Russia's Invasion With Sanctions Threat, Dialogue

Associated Press (AP)

Ukraine: The Russian military's buildup near the country's border is taking centre stage at the summit of the EU's 27 leaders, with a plea from Ukraine's president to start imposing more sanctions before any possible incursion.

15 December, 2021

Ukraine: 'Don't Violate Territorial Integrity' Germany Warns Russia

Deutsche Welle

Ukraine: German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock spoke with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, telling him that the 'territorial integrity of Ukraine must not be violated'.

13 December, 2021

China’s Xi, Russia’s Putin To Hold Virtual Summit

Associated Press (AP)

China's President Xi Jinping and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will hold a virtual summit on Wednesday over Ukraine this week. US President Joe Biden has already warned Russia against its attempts to invade Ukraine.

12 December, 2021

UK Warns Russia Of 'Severe' Cost Of Ukraine Incursion At G7

Associated Press (AP)

Despite facilitating heavy military build-up near the Ukrainian border, Moscow denies having any plans to attack Ukraine and accuses Kyiv of its own allegedly aggressive designs.

07 December, 2021

US's Joe Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin To Discuss Growing Tensions In Ukraine Today

Deutsche Welle

Ukraine: Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have been deployed along its border. President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden will address the growing tensions — and other issues — in a video call Tuesday.

04 December, 2021

Russia Plans To Launch Offensive In Ukraine Finds US Intelligence

Associated Press (AP)

Russia US intelligence officials have seen an uptick in former's propaganda efforts through the use of proxies and media outlets to denigrate Ukraine and NATO ahead of a potential invasion.


04 December, 2021

US Confirms Military Action As Russia Deploys Troops Along Ukraine Border

Associated Press (AP)

A Biden administration official confirmed that a plan for deploying an estimated 175,000 Russian troops is underway and almost half of them are already placed along various points near Ukraine's border.

10 June, 2021

EURO 2020: Ukraine Team Shirt To Keep Crimea Design, Lose Slogan

Associated Press (AP)

The design unveiled on Sunday angered Russian officials by including an outline of Ukraine's land territory with the Crimea region which Russia annexed in 2014.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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