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The nuanced Kremlin reaction made clear that Russia was not rejecting the U.S. and NATO responses out of hand or closing the door to diplomacy. The Russian foreign ministry said the best way to reduce tensions was for NATO to withdraw forces from eastern Europe, but also sought to quash fears of an invasion. Russia is the world's second-largest oil producer, and the crisis over Ukraine has fanned fears that energy supplies to Europe will be disrupted. Ukrainian, Russian, German and French diplomats discussed the conflict in eastern Ukraine in Paris on Wednesday and agreed more talks should be held in Berlin in two weeks. He said Moscow believed Washington was preparing to deploy short and intermediate range missiles to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Persons: Jan, Dmitry Peskov, Russia's, Alexei Zaitsev, Peskov, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Joe Biden, Sergey Pivovarov Read, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Dmytro Kuleba, Sergei Lavrov, Vladimir Putin, Putin, Vladimir Ermakov, Biden, Nikolaj Skydsgaard, Natalia Zinets, Pavel Polityuk, Matthias Williams, Dmitry Antonov, Maxim Rodionov, Vladimir Soldatkin, Alexander Marrow, Mark Trevelyan, Timothy Heritage, Nick Macfie, Gareth Jones Organizations: NATO, U.S, Reuters, Kyiv, Russian, REUTERS, Ukraine's, NATO REDEPLOYMENTS TASS, Thomson Locations: Moscow, Ukraine, MOSCOW, Russia, United States, Europe, Russian, Ukrainian, Rostov, U.S, Turkey, Turkish, Ankara ., Crimea, Paris, Berlin, Washington, Asia, Pacific, Lithuania, Denmark, Estonia, Copenhagen, Ankara, Kyiv
Some insurance companies cited “act of war” exclusions to try to avoid covering the damage of a Russian cyberattack against Ukraine in 2017 that rippled outward internationally, causing billions of dollars in damage. Now, as U.S. officials warn of similar hacks, insurers might not be able to invoke that protection. In November, Lloyd’s Market Association, a trade group, published four first-of-their kind recommendations for how insurers can articulate act-of-war exclusions that cover hacks. Some cyber-specific insurers hope their in-house security expertise can help businesses avoid disruptive hacks and subsequent claims. Policies offered by Mr. Motta’s firm exclude acts of war, as designated by a government, but cover cyber terrorism.
Persons: , Joshua Motta, Motta, Jen Psaki, Drew Angerer, I’m, Moller, Thomas Walsh, , ” Judge Walsh, Merck didn’t, Judy Selby, Mondelez, Biden, Motta’s, it’s, Catherine Stupp, Elisa Cho, David Uberti Organizations: Ukraine, Merck, Co, Coalition Inc, Kremlin, White House Press, House Press, FedEx Corp, Maersk, Superior, of New, Law, Inc, Ritz, Insurance, Zurich, Zurich American Insurance, Lloyd’s Market Association, Coalition, Mr Locations: Russian, Jersey, Ukraine, Russia, Ukrainian, Washington, U.S, Kenilworth, N.J, of New Jersey, Illinois, Chicago
But he said U.S. and NATO statements that Russia's main demands were unacceptable did not leave much room for optimism. The nuanced Kremlin reaction made clear that Russia was not rejecting the U.S. and NATO responses out of hand or closing the door to diplomacy. Russia denies planning to invade Ukraine but says it wants to enforce "red lines" to protect its own security. He has warned of an unspecified "military-technical response" - something defence analysts say could relate to missile deployments - if Russia's demands are ignored. Ermakov said Moscow believed Washington was preparing to deploy short and intermediate range missiles to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Persons: Jan, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Sergey Pivovarov Read, Antony Blinken, Washington, Dmytro Kuleba, Kuleba, Sergei Lavrov, Lavrov, Putin, Russia's, Vladimir Ermakov, Ermakov, Nikolaj Skydsgaard, Mark Trevelyan, Timothy Heritage, Gareth Jones Organizations: Kremlin, U.S, NATO, Russian, REUTERS, Kyiv, Beijing, TASS, Thomson Locations: Moscow, Ukraine, MOSCOW, Russia, United States, Washington, Europe, Rostov, U.S, Ukrainian, Kyiv, Russian, China, Asia, Pacific, Copenhagen
OPEC and its Russia-led partners have promised to increase oil production to pre-pandemic levels this year but are falling short of those public commitments, stoking fast-rising global crude markets. Last month, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its Russia-led allies increased their collective production by 250,000 barrels a day, or 60% of what the two groups promised for the month, according to the International Energy Agency. Overall, the group is pumping 790,000 barrels a day below its publicly stated targets, said the Paris-based watchdog, which advises industrialized nations on energy.
Organizations: Organization of, Petroleum, International Energy Agency Locations: Russia, Paris
Russia has issued a series of demands to address what it says are security concerns about Ukraine while mounting a large-scale military build-up along the border shared by the two countries. The U.S. and its allies have discussed Russia’s demands in several rounds of negotiations and offered counterproposals to Moscow this week. Western officials warn that a Russian assault may occur in coming weeks, with Moscow citing threats to its security. Here’s a look at what Russia wants, based on documents issued by the Russian foreign ministry, and what the U.S. is proposing or has said about those demands, culled from public statements and Wall Street Journal reporting.
Persons: counterproposals Organizations: Russia, Wall Street Locations: Russia, Ukraine, U.S, Moscow, Russian
EU rejectionIn November 2013, Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's pro-Russian president, rejected closer ties with the European Union by refusing to sign an association agreement on the eve of a summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. Yanukovych was pressured by Russia, which subsequently offered Ukraine economic assistance to the tune of $15 billion. Beeldbewerking | iStock | Getty ImagesMarkets roiledA market rally on Wall Street faded Friday afternoon on rumors of the Russian military action. Elsewhere, companies with high exposure to Russia and Ukraine included French carmaker Renault, which fell 5% that Monday, and Italy's UniCredit, which dropped 4.1%. 'Little green men'The Russian president initially denied that the unbadged soldiers in Crimea — now known as Putin's "little green men" — were Russian troops, before an admission the following month.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Ivan Buvaltsev, Sergei Shoigu, Mikhail Klimentyev, Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's, Yanukovych, Ukraine's hryvnia, DAX —, Sberbank, French carmaker, Italy's, , Sean Gallup Organizations: AFP, Getty, European Union, International Monetary Fund, iStock, Gazprom, Mobile, French carmaker Renault Locations: Russian, Leningrad, Ukrainian, Crimea, Ukraine, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kyiv, EU, Vilnius, Lithuania, Russia, Brussels, Moscow, French, Crimea —, Perevalne
U.S., China confer on Ukraine, urge de-escalation and calm
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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Russia and Ukraine during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2022. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke about Ukraine on a telephone call late on Wednesday. "We call on all parties to stay calm and refrain from doing things that agitate tensions and hype up the crisis," Wang told Blinken, China's foreign ministry said in a statement. The United States and its NATO allies reject that position but say they are ready to discuss other topics such as arms control and confidence-building measures. Wang told Blinken that the United States "continues to make mistakes in its words and deeds on China, causing new shocks to the relationship".
Persons: Antony Blinken, Brendan Smialowski, Wang Yi, Wang, Blinken, Vladimir Putin, Ryan Woo, Gabriel Crossley, Akriti Sharma, Clarence Fernandez, Robert Birsel Organizations: State Department, REUTERS, Register Russia, NATO, U.S, Security, Winter, Beijing, Thomson Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Washington , U.S, China, United States, U.S, Europe, Soviet, U.S ., States, Minsk, Russian, Taiwan, Canada, Australia, Britain, Beijing, Bengaluru
Deputy Chairman of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev gives an interview at the Gorki state residence outside Moscow, Russia January 25, 2022. Russia, which denies planning an attack, has not yet commented publicly on the content of the U.S. written responses. His comments fit into a pattern of softer, more defensive rhetoric out of Moscow after weeks of hawkish remarks by senior officials during the crisis. Some people are doing it out of ignorance, others because they are pursuing a specific political line," he said. Medvedev is deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council.
Persons: Dmitry Medvedev, Yulia Zyryanova, Jan, Medvedev, Russia's, Vladimir Putin, Maxim Rodionov, Tom Balmforth, Toby Chopra Organizations: Russia's, Sputnik, RIA, Washington, NATO, U.S, Russia's Security, Thomson Locations: Gorki, Moscow, Russia, MOSCOW, United States, Ukraine, Washington, U.S, Russian
And last week, I told Foreign Minister Lavrov the United States would do the same. The United States delivered a written response to Russia’s demands in Eastern Europe, which included its concerns over escalating military tensions in the region. “There’s no daylight among the United States and our allies and partners on these matters,” he said. The United States would not release its response publicly, Mr. Blinken said, adding that he hoped Russia would take the same approach. Mr. Blinken did not indicate what he expects next from the Russians, or when.
Persons: Lavrov, Sullivan, Brendan Smialowski, Antony J, Blinken, John J, Jens Stoltenberg, ” Mr, Sergey Lavrov, Biden, we’ve, Vladimir V, Putin, , ’ ’, Aleksandr V, , Russia’s, it’s, Stephanie Lecocq, Stoltenbeg, , Mr, Stoltenberg, , “ we’re, ” Michael Schwirtz, Steven Erlanger Organizations: United, Credit, NATO, Soviet, Russia, Engage Locations: Russia, States, Eastern Europe, United States, Moscow, U.S, Ukraine, Russian, American, NATO, Washington, Europe, Belarus, Belarusian, France,
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — A national guard soldier in Ukraine opened fire on Thursday at a missile and rocket factory in the eastern part of the country, killing five fellow soldiers and wounding five others, the police said, a new security concern at a time when there are fears of a Russian incursion. The statement said the soldier had fired “for undetermined reasons.” The police and national guard were searching for the suspect, the ministry said. The soldier and those shot were not immediately identified. There was no immediate indication of a connection between the shooting and the military tensions around Ukraine. Russia has amassed tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine’s borders and demanded security guarantees from the United States and NATO.
Organizations: Ukraine’s Ministry of Interior, Southern Machine, NATO Locations: KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, Russian, Russia, Ukraine’s, United States
A radar vehicle of the S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile system drives along a road on the way to Belarus to join military drills, in Khabarovsk region, Russia, in this still image taken from video released January 21, 2022. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERSMOSCOW, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Russian military forces will leave Belarus once joint exercises between the two ex-Soviet countries are over next month, the Belarusian Ministry of Defence said on Thursday. The deployments to Belarus, north of Ukraine, are part of a wider Russian military buildup in the region that has stoked Western fears that Moscow is planning to attack Ukraine. "At the end of the inspection, military units and sub-units of the Russian Federation's Armed Forces will leave the territory of the Republic of Belarus," the ministry said. The Russian rouble, which has been under serious pressure during the Russian troop buildup, was up 1.1% on Thursday after the statement.
Persons: Jan, Maxim Rodionov, Tom Balmforth, Mark Trevelyan Organizations: Russian Defence Ministry, REUTERS, Belarusian Ministry of Defence, Russian Federation's Armed Forces, Thomson Locations: Belarus, Khabarovsk region, Russia, REUTERS MOSCOW, Russian, Belarusian, Ukraine, Moscow, Republic of Belarus
Airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. and the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, arrive at Amari Air Base, Estonia, January 24, 2022. U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. U.S. President Joe Biden has said he will not send American or allied troops to fight Russia in Ukraine. The United States, Britain and the Baltic states are sending weapons to Ukraine, including anti-tank missiles, small arms and boats. Romania is in talks with the United States over increasing troop numbers on its soil.
Persons: Megan Beatty, Jan, Joe Biden, Tsvetelia Tsolova, Luiza Ilie, Timothy Organizations: 4th Fighter, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, 48th Fighter, Royal Air Force, Amari, Base, . Air Force, Staff, REUTERS, NATO, Treaty, Canada, UKRAINE, The U.S . Department of Defense, Moscow, Russia, United, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: N.C, England, Estonia, Handout, REUTERS BRUSSELS, Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Kyiv, Denmark, United States, Britain, Baltic, Turkey, Russian, Germany, Berlin, Crimea, The, Lithuania, Spain, Madrid, Bulgaria, Netherlands, France, Romania, Brussels, Canada, Latvia, Poland
BERLIN, Jan 27 (Reuters) - German prosecutors arrested and charged a Russian citizen with spying for Russia, alleging he had passed information on aerospace technology, in particular the Ariane space launch vehicle, to Russian intelligence. The arrest casts a spotlight on Russian intelligence activity in Germany even as Berlin faces pressure from Western allies to take a more robust stance in support of Ukraine as Russian forces mass on its borders. "The agency's interests particularly targeted the various development stages of the European space launcher Ariane and the accused's research into tools," prosecutors said in a statement. Germany is a major centre for Russian intelligence operations. ($1 = 0.8929 euros)Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterReporting by Thomas Escritt, editing by Kirsti Knolle and Kim CoghillOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Jan, Thomas Escritt, Kirsti Knolle, Kim Coghill Organizations: Bavarian, Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, SVR, Thomson Locations: Russian, Russia, Germany, Berlin, Ukraine, Chechen
MOSCOW, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Any tightening of western sanctions on an already pressured Russian domestic bond market would make borrowing more expensive for the government and trigger significant short-term volatility, a deputy finance minister said. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterUnder existing sanctions, U.S. investors are already banned from buying new OFZ bonds, and U.S. banks from buying sovereign Eurobonds directly from Russia. U.S. officials have floated the possibility of extending the bans to cover secondary market trading of new issues of both instruments. Because even if we wash 19% out of the portfolio, we still have 80% (held by domestic investors)," Maksimov said. The finance ministry still plans to raise 3.3 trillion roubles ($41.5 billion) in OFZ bonds this year, re-introducing bonds with floating coupons in addition to its main fixed-coupon OFZs, he said.
Persons: Jan, selloff, Timur Maksimov, Maksimov, Darya, Katya Golubkova, John Stonestreet Organizations: Reuters, Thomson Locations: MOSCOW, Russian, Russia, Ukrainian, U.S
A security guard stands near a banner separating a closed loop area from a street, ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China January 27, 2022. Skeleton racer Nikita Tregubov, who won silver in 2018, may also miss out after two positive tests during a training camp in Sochi, southern Russia, his coach said on Tuesday. Teams have gone to great lengths to keep their athletes shielded including chartering flights to reduce close contacts. To minimize risks, Beijing 2022 has introduced a "closed loop" system which restricts all Games participants to certain zones in and around venues and accommodation, creating a bubble that separates them from the local population. Only two of those have been athletes or team officials, the rest have all been "other stakeholders", the organizers have said.
Persons: Tingshu Wang BEIJING, Jan, Heidi Weng, Josh Williamson, Mikhael Kolyada, Nikita Tregubov, Elena Vyalbe, Petter Myhlback, Martin Quin Pollard, Amy Tennery, Gabrielle Tetrault, Farber, Hritika Sharma, Frank Pingue, Philip O'Connor, Alan Baldwin, Steve Keating, Helen Coster, Michael Martina, Tony Munroe, Tomasz Janowski Organizations: REUTERS, Winter Games, Register, Russian, Skiing Federation, Games, TV2, Team Canada, SVT, Olympic Sports Confederation, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, Sochi, Russia, Russian, Sweden, Italy
More than 100,000 Russian troops are on the border with Ukraine, raising fears of an invasion. A senior MP said the UK could not 'ignore' hostilities because of its role in money laundering. Tom Tugendhat, chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the UK had a responsibility to act because of London's role in global money laundering. Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty ImagesTugendhat's committee of British parliamentarians has long warned that Putin has been emboldened by the inaction of the UK to extensive tackle money laundering in London. He told the Guardian: "We have again to address the issue of the dirty money in the UK.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Ben Wallace, Tom Tugendhat, Brian Lawless, Putin, Putin's, Tugendhat, Biden Organizations: Service, Conservative, Russia, BBC, Foreign Affairs, BBC Radio, Tonbridge, Foreign, Guardian, American Center for Progress, London Locations: Ukraine, London, Europe, Ukrainian, Berlin, Moscow, Sarajevo, Bosnia, Russia, Edenbridge, Malling, Kremlin, City of London
Archaeologists think ancient people used these three-foot straws to drink beer from a communal jug. Illustration of the Maikop tubes intact with their bull figurines. Straws allowed ancient people to share big jugs of beerA figure shows how ancient people may have used the Maikop straws to drink from a communal vessel. Courtesy of Antiquity Publications LtdAncient Sumerian art depicts several long straws sticking out of a communal vessel with people surrounding it. The analysis of the Maikop tubes was published in the January issue of the journal Antiquity.
Persons: Viktor Trifonov, Trifonov Organizations: Service, Antiquity Publications, Archaeologists, Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Hermitage Museum Locations: Caucasus, Israel, Andes, Iraq, Kuwait, St . Petersburg, Russia
The Kremlin has given its response to U.S. security proposals that were hand-delivered to Moscow on Wednesday, saying it believes Russian views have not been taken into account. While President Vladimir Putin has read the documents and will take time to study them, "it cannot be said that our views were taken into account, or that a readiness to take our concerns into account was demonstrated," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Thursday, Reuters reported. Likening current tensions in Europe as reminiscent of the Cold War, Peskov said it would take time for Moscow to review the U.S.' response and that "it would be silly to expect a response on the next day." In its response, which was given to the Kremlin by the U.S.' ambassador in Moscow, the U.S. repeated its previous refusal to concede to such demands, sticking instead to its commitment to NATO's "open-door" policy. At the same time, Blinken told reporters in a press briefing that the U.S.' response also offered Russia "a serious diplomatic path forward, should Russia choose it."
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Sergei Lavrov, Antony Blinken, Blinken, we're Organizations: Reuters, Russian, Blinken, Kremlin, NATO, U.S . Locations: Moscow, Europe, Ukraine, U.S, Eastern Europe, Russia
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow, which has massed troops near Ukraine, would not rush to draw conclusions after Washington formally responded to Russian proposals for a redrawing of post-Cold War security arrangements in Europe. Describing tensions on the continent as reminiscent of the Cold War, Peskov said it would take time for Moscow to review Wednesday's response from Washington. But he said U.S. and NATO statements that Russia's main demands were unacceptable did not leave much room for optimism. Russian and Ukrainian dollar bonds, which have been hammered in recent weeks by the mounting tension, both rose in response to Peskov's comments. 1/4 A Russian army service member fires a howitzer during drills at the Kuzminsky range in the southern Rostov region, Russia January 26, 2022.
Persons: Jan, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Sergey Pivovarov Read, Sergei Lavrov, Antony Blinken, Washington, Dmytro Kuleba, Dmitry Antonov, Tom Balmforth, Mark Trevelyan, Timothy Organizations: United, U.S, Russian, REUTERS, NATO, Ukrainian, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Russia, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, MOSCOW, United States, Ukraine, Moscow, Washington, Europe, Rostov, Denmark, Kyiv
Russian gas flows to Europe have been lower than usual for several months already. Most countries have cut reliance on Russian gas over the years and there are also more supply routes that bypass Ukraine. Nord Stream 2 is awaiting certification before Russian gas can flow through to Germany. For example, Germany, the biggest consumer of Russian gas, can also import from Norway, the Netherlands, Britain and Denmark via pipelines. On top of all this, European gas storage levels are very low for winter, when demand is traditionally highest.
Persons: Vasily Fedosenko, Ned Price, Bruegel, Nina Chestney, Nerijus Adomaitis, Nora Buli, Vladimir Soldatkin, Stephen Jewkes, Kate Abnett, Jan Lopatka, Luiza Ilie, Catherine Evans Organizations: REUTERS, Gazprom,, The, Strategic, International Studies, . State Department, ING, Gas Pipeline, European Commission, LNG, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Europe, Nesvizh, Minsk, Russia, Ukraine, United States, U.S, Qatar, United, EUROPE, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Nord, Slovakia, Austria, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Britain, Denmark, Europe's, Southern Europe, Turkey, Belgium, France, Kyiv, Crimea
Aside from the obvious potential human and political impact, a Russian invasion of Ukraine could destabilize global stock markets. Strategists from the Swiss bank UBS said that Russian invasion looks increasingly unlikely. "Our base case is for diplomatic efforts to continue, allowing the situation to stabilize and the tensions to eventually ease," Haefele's team said. Over that period of volatility, UBS outlined three strategies that retail investors can use to shield their portfolios from geopolitical risk. "Russia supplies around 40% of Europe's natural gas, and prices have already risen sharply," Haefele's team said.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, State Anthony Blinken, Mark Haefele Organizations: UBS, State, White, West, Nasdaq Locations: Russia, Ukrainian, Ukraine, Russian, Swiss, Iran, Iraq
MOSCOW, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday that a nuclear missile crisis between Moscow and Washington was unavoidable without measures to ensure restraint and predictability, the TASS news agency reported. The remark by foreign ministry official Vladimir Ermakov came a day after the United States and NATO formally responded to Russian security proposals in ways that the Kremlin said failed to address its key concerns but left open the possibility for further dialogue. Otherwise, new 'missile crises' are unavoidable," he was quoted as saying. Russia's security package, presented in December, included a proposal that it and the West should refrain from deploying short or intermediate-range (INF) nuclear missiles that could hit each other's territories. Ermakov said Moscow thought the United States was making preparations to deploy short or intermediate-range missiles to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Persons: Jan, Vladimir Ermakov, Ermakov, NATO's, Maxim Rodionov, Tom Balmforth, Mark Trevelyan Organizations: TASS, NATO, Kremlin, Washington, Thomson Locations: MOSCOW, Russia, Moscow, Washington, United States, Europe, Asia, Pacific, Ukraine, flouting
Fox News' Tucker Carlson denied being a Russian agent in an interview with The New York Times. Carlson has stirred controversy by questioning why the US is backing Ukraine over Russia. On Wednesday, Carlson defended his views in an interview with The New York Times. "Everything I've said about Russia and Ukraine strikes me as commonplace, as obvious," Carlson said. In turn, Carlson is frequently praised for his stance by pro-Kremlin commentators on Russian state TV.
Persons: Tucker Carlson, Carlson, Victor Orban, I've, Sen, Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden's, Putin's, Biden Organizations: Fox, The New York Times, Service, Fox News, Kremlin, Republican Party, Putin, NSA Locations: Russian, Ukraine, Russia, United States, Iraq, Putin's Russia
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While Moscow deployed more forces to its neighbor's frontier and held new military drills, the United States stepped up efforts to support European allies and counter the Russian threats. Russia has repeatedly denied planning to invade Ukraine and has blamed the West for stoking tensions. This week Russia announced a flurry of military drills throughout its territory, ranging from the Pacific Ocean to its western borders. Amid the standoff with Ukraine, Russia launched a slew of military drills this week, including in the Yaroslavl region on Tuesday. Talks between advisers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will resume Wednesday to stop a long-simmering war in eastern Ukraine.
Persons: Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Biden, Putin, Dmitri Peskov, Jen Psaki, Sergey Lavrov, , Alexei Alexandrov, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, ” Zelenskyy Organizations: Kremlin, Russian, Kyiv Tuesday, West, Putin, U.S, Northern, NATO, Washington, AP, European, Kyiv “ Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Moscow, United States, Europe, U.S, Kyiv, Belarus, Rostov, Ukrainian, Yaroslavl, European Union, Washington, Eastern Europe, Germany, France, Paris, Ukraine’s, West
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