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Ukrainian president seeks trilateral meeting with Biden, Putin

Kiev, Ukraine |  Xinhua | Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed holding a trilateral meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported Friday, citing a senior Ukrainian official. Andriy Yermak, head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, said that Zelensky has already delivered the …

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Putin, Biden disagree on key issues

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden have strong disagreements on important issues, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. During previous talks, Putin elaborated on Russia’s national interests and “red lines,” but Biden showed unwillingness to recognize them, Peskov told an interview …

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Putin blames West for migrant crisis on Belarus-EU border

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | It is the Western countries themselves who caused current migrant crisis on the borders between Belarus and the European Union (EU), Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday. The Western countries fought many years in Iraq and Afghanistan, and economically, high social benefits are attracting migrants …

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Russian military to maintain strategic parity: Putin

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russia will adequately react to any foreign attempts to “break strategic parity,” President Vladimir Putin said on Monday. “Some of our foreign colleagues are not abandoning attempts to break this parity, including through the deployment of global missile defense system components in the immediate vicinity of …

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U.S. will not join Afghanistan talks hosted by Russia

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The United States will not join talks on Afghanistan hosted by Russia this week, the Department of State said on Monday. “We will not participate in the Moscow talks,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters in a press briefing. “The Troika-plus has been an effective, …

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Putin says China highly reliable partner

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin praised China as a highly reliable partner for Russia during his annual question and answer session at the Russian Energy Week forum on Wednesday. “China is our largest trade and economic partner … Trade turnover between Russia and China is increasing, and …

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Russia to invite Taliban for talks in Moscow

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Moscow will invite Taliban representatives to take part in international talks on Afghanistan later this month, Russian Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said on Thursday. Taliban representatives will be invited to take part in Moscow-format talks on Afghanistan on Oct. 20, the TASS news …

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Russia should clean its mess in Africa

Wagner Group mercenaries are a sinister and troubling side of Russia in Africa which needs to be confronted COMMENT | HILDA NASSOZI MUKIIBI | Much of Africa and the developing world was for years fascinated by the Russian assault rifle; the Avtomat Kalashnikova (AK47) which the then-Union of Soviet Socialist …

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Muhwezi explains role in controversial vehicle tracking deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Security Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi has denied any influence in the signing of the contract between the government and a Russian company to install digital monitoring systems in all motorcycles and vehicles. Muhwezi on Thursday presented a personal statement on the floor of …

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