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The Russian Navy’s Project 941 Akula-class heavy nuclear-powered strategic submarine Dmitry Donskoy has been decommissioned, head of the Russian Movement for Navy Support Vladimir Maltsev informed. The Dmitry Donskoy submarine cruiser will await utilization at a naval base in Severodvinsk together with two other units of this project. The Dmitry Donskoy was laid down by the Sevmash Shipyard in 1976 and launched on September 29, 1980. The acceptance report was signed on December 29, 1981. Initially, intercontinental ballistic missiles of the D-19 complex were the main weapon of the submarine. In 2002, the sub was upgraded under project 941UM. Then,…

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The President of Ukraine announced in a video speech that he has Strips Citizenship from former government officials of Viktor Yanukovych who support Russia in its war with Ukraine and hold Russian citizenship. “I have signed the appropriate documents to take another step towards protecting and purging our state of individuals on the side of the aggressor,” said the President of Ukraine. Sources say that the list of individuals whose citizenship has been revoked includes former ministers of interior, finance, education and science, former head of the presidential administration, and the former head of the Security Service of Ukraine. Read…

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US Republican senator Senator Ted Cruz. plans to introduce a bill that will prohibit the US administration from renewing licenses allowing cooperation between Russia and Iran in the field of nuclear energy – Washington Free Beacon, citing sources in the government. According to Caliber, the bill was proposed by Senator Ted Cruz. The initiative is expected to receive broad bipartisan support as Congress hopes to punish Russia for using Iranian weapons in Ukraine. The purpose of the bill is to ban Russian participation in work at several Iranian nuclear facilities, including the ongoing reconstruction and modernization of the Arak nuclear…

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US Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen said the new price caps agreed by western economies on Russia’s oil product exports will build on the crude oil cap set in Dec, further limiting Russian oil revenues while keeping global energy markets supplied. The G7 economies, the EU, and Australia, which imposed the measures, set the new price caps at $100 per barrel for products that trade at a premium to crude, primarily diesel, and $45 per barrel for products that trade at a discount, such as fuel oil and naphtha. The price caps, along with a European Union ban on Russian oil…

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According to a statement released by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin and Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu met in Moscow on Thursday. During their meeting, they discussed China to cooperate and respect each other’s interests at UNSC Security Council and confirmed their mutual determination to consider the two countries’ interests at the world organization. The Foreign Ministry said, “The conversation focused on various aspects of cooperation between Moscow and Beijing at the United Nations, including within its Security Council and General Assembly, as well as in some specialized organizations. The parties…

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Ursula Von der Leyen, President of European Commission said that European Union (EU) is in intentions to introduce the 10th package of anti-Russian sanctions before February 24, the anniversary of the special military operation in Ukraine. Von der Leyen said during her visit to Kiev that, “By the 24th of February – exactly one year since the invasion started – we aim to have the 10th package of sanctions in place”. According to Von der Leyen, existing sanctions too weakens the Russian economy in a big way. She hopes that price cap on Russian oil costs Moscow around 160 million…

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Ministry of Defense Reznikov at a meeting with EU representatives in Kyiv said Ukraine would not strike with long-range missiles on the territory of Russia. The minister noted that Ukraine is ready to coordinate its actions with partners and give guarantees that long-range artillery received from Western countries will not be used to strike at Russia. “We have enough targets in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and are ready to coordinate targets with our partners,” Reznikov stressed. The E.U. leaders will take part in a wartime summit with Ukraine, which Kyiv hopes will help its bid to become a…

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Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign minister said on Thursday that, Everybody’s seeking to end the conflict in Ukraine. But, the quality of any outcome, not timeframes, is what matters to the Russian people. Sergey Lavrov said, “All of us want this to be over, but what matters here is not the timing, but the essence and the quality of the outcome that we could secure for our nation, for those people who want to remain part of Russian culture and who have for years been deprived of all things Russian by the Kiev junta with Western connivance”. According to Lavrov, diplomats…

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At least seven people were injured an school bus accident in sakhalin, Russia. There are five children among them, said Svetlana Mishchenko, chief physician of the district hospital. According to the district authorities, the bus picked up children from the villages of Pozharskoye and Pyatirechye in the morning to take them to a school in the village of Chaplanovo, Kholmsky district. It contained children aged 7 to 16 years. All of them were wearing seat belts, the driver observed the speed limit of not more than 60 km / h. The traffic police department in the Sakhalin Region clarified that…

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Alexander Grushko, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said on Friday that, the Council of Europe is no longer an organization promoting the unity of European nations, so it makes no sense for Russia to return there. Alexander Grushko said, “I would like to remind you that the Council of Europe, according to Article 1 of its Statute, was created ‘to achieve a greater unity’ of European nations. Western efforts turned it into something opposite. It makes no sense to return to an organization of this kind”. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko as his official representative…

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