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Russia's Putin and Belarus' Lukashenko play hockey after talks

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Russia's Putin and Belarus' Lukashenko play hockey after talks

Russia's Putin and Belarus' Lukashenko play hockey after talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko play ice hockey after holding diplomatic talks.


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Belarusian volunteers join Ukraine's foreign legion as the war passes the three-month mark [Video]

Belarusian volunteers join Ukraine's foreign legion as the war passes the three-month mark

Belarusian fighters have answered President Zelenskyy's call for foreign fighters to join Ukraine's resistance - united against the alliance between Presidents Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin.

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Russia to Build Up Military Presence Along Western Border [Video]

Russia to Build Up Military Presence Along Western Border

Russia to Build Up , Military Presence , Along Western Border . On May 20, Russia's Defense Ministry said it would bolster its military presence along its Western Military District by the end of 2022. . On May 20, Russia's Defense Ministry said it would bolster its military presence along its Western Military District by the end of 2022. . Fox News reports that Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu said the move was in response to increased Western military activity in the region. Fox News reports that Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu said the move was in response to increased Western military activity in the region. We are taking adequate countermeasures. Under these conditions, we are actively improving the combat composition of the troops. By the end of the year, 12 military units and subunits will be formed in the Western Military District, General Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defense Minister, via Fox News. According to Shoigu, the United States has increased its strategic aviation presence in Europe 15-fold in recent months. According to Shoigu, the United States has increased its strategic aviation presence in Europe 15-fold in recent months. The news comes just days after Finland and Sweden formalized their bids to join NATO. The news comes just days after Finland and Sweden formalized their bids to join NATO. Last month, Russia threatened to deploy hypersonic and nuclear warheads in the Western Military District if NATO continued to expand. . Last month, Russia threatened to deploy hypersonic and nuclear warheads in the Western Military District if NATO continued to expand. . Fox News reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has long considered NATO to be Moscow's largest threat. . Fox News reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has long considered NATO to be Moscow's largest threat. . On May 19, NATO's Military Committee announced that it was developing a strategy that would cover land, air, sea, space and cyber threats. On May 19, NATO's Military Committee announced that it was developing a strategy that would cover land, air, sea, space and cyber threats. President Putin's war in Ukraine has presented us with a new strategic reality. We always have to be ready to expect the unexpected, Admiral Robert Bauer, NATO’s Military Committee, via Fox News. President Putin's war in Ukraine has presented us with a new strategic reality. We always have to be ready to expect the unexpected, Admiral Robert Bauer, NATO’s Military Committee, via Fox News

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Ukraine Aid Funding Receives Overwhelming Bipartisan Support in US Senate [Video]

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Ukraine Aid Funding Receives, Overwhelming Bipartisan Support, in US Senate. Ukraine Aid Funding Receives, Overwhelming Bipartisan Support, in US Senate. The Senate approved $40 billion in additional aid for Ukraine on May 19. The vote was 86 to 11, a commanding show of bipartisanship in a deeply divided Senate. President Joe Biden is expected to sign the bill into law immediately. The total amount of U.S. aid supplied to the nation equates to $54 billion. Ukraine has been battling an invasion of Russian forces since Feb. 24. . Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stated that passage of the aid means that more "help is on the way.". We Americans — all of us, Democrat and Republican — cannot afford to stick our heads in the sand while Vladimir Putin continues his vicious belligerence against the Ukrainian people, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), via 'The New York Times'. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that passage of the aid is good for American interests. Aid for Ukraine goes far beyond charity; the future of America’s security and core strategic interests will be shaped by the outcome of this fight, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), via 'The New York Times'. McConnell accompanied a delegation of Republican senators to Ukraine over the weekend. The bill passed by the Senate provides significantly more aid than what was asked for by President Biden. Its focus is almost equally divided on both weapons and humanitarian aid. The humanitarian aid includes funding to assist the Ukrainian government. as well as support for refugees in the form of training, housing and trauma services

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Russia says easing Ukraine Black Sea ports blockade dependent on sanctions review [Video]

Russia says easing Ukraine Black Sea ports blockade dependent on sanctions review

Moscow's comments follow an appeal by the UN food chief to Vladimir Putin that millions would die around the world because of Russia's blockade of Ukraine's Black Sea ports.

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Wimbledon: ATP Tour strips ranking points from Grand Slam over ban for Russians and Belarusians

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Belarusian journalists receive UNESCO Press Freedom Prize in Uruguay

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Kremlin Says , Exclusion of Russian Athletes , From Wimbledon Is 'Unacceptable'. Kremlin Says , Exclusion of Russian Athletes , From Wimbledon Is 'Unacceptable'. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced on April 20 that it would ban both Russian and Belarusian players from Wimbledon 2022. Given the profile of The Championships in the United Kingdom and around the world, , AELTC Statement, via CNN. ... it is our responsibility to play our part in the widespread efforts of government, industry, sporting and creative institutions to limit Russia's global influence through the strongest means possible, AELTC Statement, via CNN. In the circumstances of such unjustified and unprecedented military aggression, , AELTC Statement, via CNN. ... it would be unacceptable for the Russian regime to derive any benefits from the involvement of Russian or Belarusian players with The Championships, AELTC Statement, via CNN. It is therefore our intention, with deep regret, to decline entries from Russian and Belarusian players to The Championships 2022, AELTC Statement, via CNN. Dmitry Petrov, a spokesman for the Kremlin, responded to the announcement. Making athletes victims of some kind of political prejudices, intrigues, hostile actions towards our country, is unacceptable. One can only express regret here, Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin Spokesman, via CNN. Considering that Russia is after all a very strong tennis country, our tennis players are in the top lines of the world ranking, the competition itself will suffer from their removal, Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin Spokesman, via CNN. I would like to wish the guys to do everything in order not to lose shape and not lose their world tennis class, Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin Spokesman, via CNN. The Association for Tennis Professionals (ATP) condemned the decision. We believe that today's unilateral decision [...] is unfair and has the potential to set a damaging precedent for the game, ATP Statement, via CNN. Three players from Ukraine — Lesia Tsurenko, Elina Monfils and Marta Kostyuk — spoke out against the silence of some Russian and Belarusian players concerning Ukraine. The very silence of those who choose to remain that way right now is unbearable as it leads to the continuation of murder in our homeland, Ukrainian Tennis Players, Statement, via CNN

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Ukraine: Chernigiv after the Russian siege [Video]

Ukraine: Chernigiv after the Russian siege

Chernigiv, located 50 kilometres (32 miles) from the Ukrainian border with Belarus, is slowly recovering after a month-long siege by the Russian army.

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