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Uganda again abstains in UN vote against Russia

New York, US | Rédaction Africanews & AFP  | The UN General Assembly on Wednesday condemned Russia’s “illegal annexations” of Ukrainian territory after Moscow vetoed a similar text in the Security Council in late September. Twenty-six African countries voted in favor of the resolution rejecting Moscow’s controversial referenda in four Ukrainian …

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Putin offers additional gas supply to Europe

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russia is ready to deliver additional volumes of natural gas to the European Union in the autumn-winter period, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday. One of the two branches of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has survived the recent leak incident and Russia is willing to send …

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Putin approves treaties on accession of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin signed federal laws Wednesday formalizing the accession of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. Putin also signed federal constitutional laws on forming new regions within Russia. The relevant documents have been published on the country’s official legal information portal. Russia’s upper house of …

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Sweden cordons Nord Stream leak area for investigations

Stockholm, Sweden | Xinhua | Swedish Prosecution Authority said on Monday that an area around the Nord Stream leaks in the Swedish exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Baltic Sea has been cordoned off in order to conduct a criminal investigation. According to a press release from the Swedish Prosecution …

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Russia denies involvement in Nord Stream gas leaks

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday called it “stupid and absurd” to allege that Russia was involved in leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines. “Is this in our interests? No, we will lose gas supply routes to Europe. Is it in Europe’s …

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UN chief calls for efforts to de-escalate Ukraine conflict

Beijing, China | Xinhua |  The following are the latest developments in the Ukraine crisis: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for international efforts to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine. “I will continue to spare no effort for peace — peace in line with international law and the Charter …

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Russia’s partial mobilization rattles Europe’s markets

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russia’s announcement that President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the partial mobilization elicited a mixed reaction from the European markets on Wednesday. Major European stock exchanges slipped into negative territory after Russia’s announcement. Natural gas prices surged and the euro lost ground against the U.S. …

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