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Ukraine moves to restrict Russian culture by banning certain books, music

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The law stops the printing of books by Russian citizens. There is an exception, however, if the Russian citizen is willing to give up their Russian passport and become a Ukraine citizen, then their books can still be...

US military veterans captured in Ukraine seen for first time in Russian TV footage

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The footage on the Russian news outlet RT’s broadcast Friday was the first time the missing men, Alex Drueke and Andy Huynh, both from Alabama, were seen since they went missing on June 9. "Mom, I just want to let yo...

Brittney Griner prisoner swap for ‘Merchant of Death’ not being considered right now, Russian official says

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A Moscow court extended Griner’s detention until July 2. It was the third time her detention has been extended, Russian state-run media TASS reported. She was arrested in February for allegedly trying to bring vape c...

Russian soldiers smashed up their school. Then they purportedly left messages for pupils urging peace

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When Ukrainian forces regained control of Katyuzhanka, a village north of Kyiv that had been under Russian occupation for more than a month in March, they found the local school wrecked. Any equipment that hadn't be...

Traitor or hero? Ukraine finds it tough to identify Russian collaborators

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A reckoning is underway in Ukraine, with prosecutors building dozens of cases against Ukrainians accused of collaborating with Russian forces. The Interior Ministry says there are already more than 500 cases being i...

Trevor Reed calls for Brittney Griner’s release as he details horrendous conditions of Russian detainment

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Trevor Reed, the American veteran who spent nearly three years detained in Russia before being released in April in a prisoner swap, called upon legislators and the White House Monday to work faster toward freeing A...

US takes action against two private planes owned by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich

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A US judge approved the seizure of two of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich's private planes, valued at more than $ 400 million, for violating US export and sanctions laws. The planes, a Gulfstream and a Boeing 787...

Ukrainian women behind ‘Dattalion’ group reveal identities, expand efforts to document Russian invasion

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Also known as "Data Batallion," the group formed on Feb. 27, three days after Russia's invasion began, as a means of getting journalists and international observers connected to on-the-ground photos, videos and eyewi...

European leaders agree to partial embargo on Russian oil imports in latest round of sanctions

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The deal will still allow for the imports by pipeline but bans all Russian oil brought in by sea, which will cut "a huge source of financing for its war machine," EU Council President Charles Michel wrote on Twitter....

Ukraine video shows massive Russian explosions: ‘What the most horrific war of the 21st century looks like’

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The clip shows aerial views of a series of blasts rocking the Ukrainian countryside, sending shockwaves and plumes of smoke billowing into the sky.  "This is what largest and most horrific war of the 21st century loo...

Brittney Griner’s wife calls on Biden to help in WNBA star’s release from Russian detainment

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In her first appearance since Griner’s arrest on Feb. 17, Cherelle Griner told ABC’s "Good Morning America" that she wants to meet with President Joe Biden to expedite her wife’s return home, by any means necessary. ...

Novak Djokovic criticizes Wimbledon’s ‘lose-lose’ ban on Russian and Belarusian players

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Wimbledon's decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from this year's tournament following Russia's invasion of Ukraine is "wrong," world number one Novak Djokovic said on Monday. Wimbledon, the third of the f...

Putin’s inner circle losing its power, Russian journalist says

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Much has been made of Putin's pandemic-accelerated isolation apparent paranoia and other characteristics fitting of a KGB man two decades in power. A lot has been said too about potential witch-hunts within his secur...

Belarus volunteers fight for Ukraine against Russian invasion: ‘A long journey’

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What united them is their determination to resist Lukashenko by fighting against Russian forces in Ukraine. Volunteers from Belarus train at a shooting range near Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, May 20, 2022. Th...

Tennis tours strip ranking points at Wimbledon over decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players

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Wimbledon, the third of the four majors on the tennis calendar, is arguably the most famous tennis tournament in the world. This year, however, the men's and women's professional tours, along with the International ...

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