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Pentagon says Russian buildup has increased “in the last 24 hours” near Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will hold a call with President Biden today, his office told CNN. The conversation is expected to be a “logical continuation of close cooperation, coordination of actions and evidence of support to Ukraine from its reliable partner,” Zelensky’s spokesperson Serhiy Nikiforov said on Facebook. “The leaders can be expected to address …

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US and NATO responses fail to address Russia’s main concerns, says Foreign Minister Lavrov

“There is no positive reaction on the main issue in this document,” Sergey Lavrov told journalists in Moscow. “The main issue is our clear position on the inadmissibility of further expansion of NATO to the East and the deployment of strike weapons that could threaten the territory of the Russian Federation.” Russia has repeatedly denied …

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Irish fishermen plan to disrupt Russian naval exercises citing environmental concerns

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during a plenary meeting of the Russian State Duma in Moscow on January 26. (Russian State Duma/TASS/Getty Images) The written responses presented by the United States and NATO to Russia’s security demands fail to address Moscow’s main concerns over the eastward expansion of the military alliance, Russia’s Foreign Minister said …

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NATO broke its “promise” not to expand but there must be no war, says Medvedev

Ukraine’s negotiator Adriy Yermak said discussions with Russia on Wednesday were “substantial but difficult.” All parties are in support of a permanent ceasefire and Ukraine is ready to negotiate around the clock to prevent war and de-escalate tensions around Ukraine’s border, said Yermak. “The work continues and I can tell you that Ukraine as usual …

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Ukraine-Russia border crisis – Live updates

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during a plenary meeting of the Russian State Duma on Wednesday (Russian State Duma/TASS/Getty Images) The written responses presented by the United States and NATO to Russia’s security demands fail to address Moscow’s main concerns over the eastward expansion of the military alliance, Russia’s Foreign Minister said Thursday, as fears …

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Ukrainian soldier kills 5 in shooting rampage at military factory

A Ukrainian National Guard service-member was detained following the attack, which left four soldiers and a worker dead at a state-owned machine-building factory in eastern city of Dnipro. A woman was among the dead, and doctors are “fighting” to save the lives of those injured, Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky said on Facebook, where he …

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Families discover fate of long lost Dutch Jewish children who perished at Nazis’ Sobibor

The extermination camp at Sobibor, in Nazi-occupied Poland, was established in March 1942 and shut down in late 1943 following a prisoners’ uprising. Some 250,000 Jews died there, according to the World Holocaust Remembrance Center at Yad Vashem. Following the German invasion of the Netherlands in 1940, some 107,000 Jews were deported from the country, …

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Russia and Ukraine agree to continue ceasefire talks

The announcement came after a meeting at the Elysee Palace of the so-called Normandy Format — a four-way conversation between representatives from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France — that has been trying to broker peace in eastern Ukraine since 2014. Tensions between Moscow and Kiev are at their highest in years, with a large Russian …

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Swedish dishcloth review: An eco-friendly paper towel | CNN Underscored

I’m just going to go ahead and admit it: I’m a paper towel addict. While I’ve managed to nip some of my previously eco-unfriendly habits in the bud — Stasher’s reusable silicone bags, for example, were my greatest discovery of 2019 — I am embarrassingly prone to ripping a select-a-size paper towel off the roll …

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister says Russian troops ‘insufficient’ for full invasion

Kuleba told reporters in Kyiv that Russian troops could attack Ukraine at any time, as had been the case since 2014, but currently would not be able to mount a full offensive. “The number of Russian troops amassed along the border of Ukraine and in occupied territories is large, it poses a threat — a …

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