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The G-20 meeting could lead to greater division over the war in Ukraine

The G-20 meeting could lead to greater division over the war in Ukraine

WASHINGTON – Foreign ministers from the world’s largest nations are seeking to address Russia’s war in Ukraine and its impact on global energy and food security when they meet in Indonesia this week. But instead of creating unity, the negotiations may well exacerbate existing divisions over the Ukraine conflict. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, …

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Putin may offer a ceasefire after taking the entire Donbas, analysts say

Putin may offer a ceasefire after taking the entire Donbas, analysts say

With the Luhansk region under Russian control, President Vladimir Putin can now focus on conquering the entire Donbas region of eastern Ukraine before offering a ceasefire, a defense policy analyst told CNBC’s “Capital Connection” on Tuesday. “Putin [may] offer the option of a ceasefire, if only to provide him[self] an opportunity to strengthen the gains …

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The long history of Russia’s efforts to subjugate Ukraine

The long history of Russia’s efforts to subjugate Ukraine

Since its independence in 1991, Ukraine has gained many hard-earned gains and tried to lose at least one small thing. Correspondent Mo Rocca asked: “When I was growing up, we called it ‘Ukraine’.” Why did it change? “ Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum, who has written extensively on Russia and Ukraine, said: “Ukraine, its use …

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Russian forces shift to attack Donetsk after capturing Luhansk

Russian forces shift to attack Donetsk after capturing Luhansk

A grain silo destroyed by Russian airstrikes in the Donbas. Sopa pictures | Lightrocket | Getty pictures Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated the troops on having “liberated” Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk province after weeks of brutal fighting. Much of the area’s infrastructure, including residential buildings, has been destroyed and several civilians have been killed, …

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Russia claims control of the central eastern Ukrainian province

Russia claims control of the central eastern Ukrainian province

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russia on Sunday claimed control of the last Ukrainian stronghold in an eastern province that is key to achieving a major goal in Moscow’s fierce war. The General Staff of the Ukrainian military reported that its forces had withdrawn from Lysychansk in Luhansk province. President Volodymr Zelenskyy acknowledged the withdrawal, but …

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The UK is set to host Ukraine’s 2023 Recovery Conference in Lugano

The UK is set to host Ukraine’s 2023 Recovery Conference in Lugano

Britain will next year host a conference focusing on helping Ukraine recover from the damage caused by Russia’s invasion, the Foreign Office said as nations gather in Switzerland for this year’s event. The Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022), which begins on Monday in Lugano, will discuss how to rebuild Ukraine, and bring together a Ukrainian delegation …

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