New figures published this week show the UK did not import any Russian gas in the 12 months to the end of March 2023, while UK gas exports to Europe tripled over the same period. The UK has gone a whole year without importing any Russian gas - a boost for the country’s energy security and a blow to Putin’s war machine.1 comment
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has become a major player in South American diplomacy lately, but he has been forced to decline an invitation from his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin to go to St. Petersburg. I can't go to Russia now, Lula said days after a frustrated meeting with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky in Hiroshima.Add your comment!
Russia on Friday declared the environmental group Greenpeace an “undesirable organization.” The designation criminalizes the work of organizations that bear the brand and puts employees at risk of criminal prosecution.
Ukrainian diplomat Andrij Melnik Wednesday said Brazil can “play an important role” in stopping the war with Russia ahead of his meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's envoy Celso Amorim in Kyiv.
The Kremlin announced on Wednesday that its HQ had been targeted for the first time in the war unleashed against Ukraine. At least two drones reportedly attempted to strike the residence of President Vladimir Putin but were shot down by the residential complex's anti-aircraft defenses, it was reported by the presidential press service.
Drones crash into Kremlin, Russia accuses Ukraine of attempted Putin's assassination
Moscow warned that the outlook for extending a deal beyond May 18 that allows the safe wartime export of grain and fertilizer from several Ukrainian Black Sea ports was not great as Russia’s own such exports still faced obstacles.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday told Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel that Moscow continued to reject the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by Washington on Havanna. The Russian diplomat also met with former President Raúl Castro and with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla during the last stop of his Latin America and Caribbean tour which included Brazil, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.
During the second stop of his Latin American tour after Brasilia and ahead of Cuba and Nicaragua, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Tuesday said in Caracas in front of his local colleague Yván Gil Pinto that Venezuela was “without a doubt” one of Russia's “most loyal partners.”
Energy cooperation helped China's overall trade with Russia maintain its strong growth momentum in the first quarter with an increase of 38.7% from a year earlier, far outpacing the growth of China's total trade.
Ukraine, arguing sovereignty and territorial integrity has rejected a peace plan proposed by former Brazilian President Lula da Silva, stating that they will not renounce Crimea. Lula's proposal involved the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine and the establishment of an autonomous region in the Donbass region.