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Africa’s Russia-Ukraine peace mission

What can be achieved by a fact-finding mission of the `Africa six’ that is misrepresented as mediation? COMMENT | GILBERT M. KHADIAGALA | South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa led an initiative of six African heads of state to explore an end to the year-long Russia-Ukraine war. Announcement of the initiative followed his …

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Japan announces further sanctions on Russia

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua | The Japanese government on Friday announced further sanctions on Russia, including a ban on exports, more asset freezes as well as payment restrictions on Russian individuals and entities. The Japanese government will ban exports to 80 Russian entities including several military and tech-related companies, which will …

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Russia’s border region under drone attacks

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua |  Drones were shot down by the air defense system over Russia’s Belgorod region bordering Ukraine, the region’s governor said on Tuesday. According to preliminary data, there are no victims and the consequences on the ground are being clarified, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said in a Telegram …

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Russia bans 500 Americans from entry

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | An additional 500 American citizens, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, have been indefinitely barred from entering Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday. Among the newly blacklisted are significant figures, officials, lawmakers, experts and heads of military-industrial companies, the ministry said in a statement. …

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XI JINPING: No one wins a nuclear war

Xi says dialogue only viable way out for Ukraine crisis Beijing, China | Xinhua | Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that dialogue and negotiations are the only viable way out for the Ukraine crisis, and no one wins a nuclear war. He made the remarks while talking to …

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Ukraine in talks with Russia over “all-for-all” prisoner exchange

Kiev, Russia | Xinhua | Kyrylo Budanov, chief of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, said Ukraine is in talks with Russia over an “all-for-all” prisoner exchange, local media reported Monday. Speaking in an interview with RBC-Ukraine media outlet, Budanov said that the two countries “in principle …

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