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Germany, Italy agree to pay for Russian gas in rubles – media

Germany and Italy have allowed national companies to open ruble accounts in Russia’s Gazprombank to comply with the new natural gas payment scheme and avoid a supply cut-off, Reuters reported on Friday, citing sources. The move comes after Poland, Bulgaria and most recently Finland refused to accept Russia’s new payment …

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Bans protect Russian athletes, IOC chief insists

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has claimed sanctions were imposed on Russian sport partly for the good of its athletes, while cautioning any Russian stars against supporting their country’s military campaign in Ukraine. Speaking at an IOC session in Switzerland on Friday, Bach repeated the refrain that the …

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ATP punishes Wimbledon for Russian ban

The ATP has declared it will strip Wimbledon of rankings points at this year’s tournament after the grass court Grand Slam banned Russian and Belarusian players from competing. The ATP announced the move in a statement on Friday, saying: “The ability for players of any nationality to enter tournaments based …

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Azovstal ‘fully liberated’ – Russian military

The entire territory of the “Azovstal” factory complex in Mariupol has been liberated, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Friday. More than 2,400 people surrounded inside for almost a month, including Ukrainian servicemen and members of the neo-Nazi ‘Azov’ unit, have laid down their arms and surrendered. “The last group of …

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G7 wants to cap Russian oil price – US Treasury

The Group of Seven (G7) countries, represented by their respective finance ministers and central bank governors, on Thursday discussed the creation of a cartel of buyers in order to control the price of Russian oil. This was announced by US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in comments to reporters between G7 …

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Ex-German chancellor quits Russian oil giant

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Matthias Warnig, the executive director of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, are stepping down from their positions on the board of Russian oil giant Rosneft, the company reported on Friday. The two directors said they cannot keep their positions, a statement from the company …

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Russian and US top generals hold talks

Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov and chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley held a rare series of phone calls on Thursday. The two top military officials discussed various “issues of mutual interest,” including the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry …

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Turkey outlines position on Russian gas

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Ankara would be unable to refuse natural gas deliveries from its major supplier, Russia. “We get 50% of natural gas from Russia. This is a strategic issue for us, strategic relationship. We cannot break it,” he stressed while addressing a group …

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Russian exports can solve global food crisis – UN

Food products and fertilizers from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus must be allowed on the world markets if the global community wants to stem an unfolding food crisis, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at a ministerial meeting on global food security on Wednesday. “Let’s be clear, there is no more effective …

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