Latvian parliament declares Russia a ‘sponsor of terrorism’

Latvian parliament declares Russia a 'sponsor of terrorism'

The Latvian parliament declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” and said Moscow’s actions in Ukraine constituted “genocide”. “The Latvian parliament recognizes Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, and calls on like-minded countries to express the same view,” the …

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Russia, Ukraine quarrel over nuclear power plants

Russia, Ukraine quarrel over nuclear power plants

Moscow and Kiev accuse each other of being behind the attacks on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in the city of Zaporizhzhia, southeastern Ukraine. The Russian military has controlled the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant from the very beginning of its …

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US urges Russia to exchange prisoners

US urges Russia to exchange prisoners

Washington is increasingly persuading Moscow to accept a prisoner swap deal after the American women’s basketball star was sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia. “It’s a serious proposal. We urge Russia to agree. They should have accepted the …

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US sanctions Russia’s ‘Silicon Valley’

US sanctions Russia's 'Silicon Valley'

The United States imposed sanctions on Russia’s financial and technology sectors, including a technology park dubbed “Silicon Valley” of Moscow. The non-profit organization Skolkovo Foundation, Technopark Skolkovo and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) were blacklisted because “are or …

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Russia warns the West to start nuclear war

Russia warns the West to start nuclear war

Moscow says it may decide to use its nuclear arsenal in response to NATO’s “intervention” in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. At a United Nations non-proliferation conference on August 2, Russian diplomat Alexander Trofimov rejected “completely baseless, far-fetched and unacceptable speculations that …

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