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EU readies €195bn plan to quit Russian gas, oil, and coal

The European Commission plans to unveil a €195bn plan to stop importing Russian fossil fuels by 2027, combining a faster rollout of renewable energy and energy savings with a switch to alternative gas supplies, draft documents show. The draft measures, which could change before they are due to be published next week, include a mix …

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What Does The EU Need To Do To Wean Itself Off Russian Fossil Fuels?

According to draft proposals obtained by the FinancialTimesthe European Union is set to ease environmental regulations to replace Russian fossil fuels with renewable energy and imported hydrogen power. The draft calls for the acceleration of wind and solar projects without the need for an environmental impact assessment across the EU’s 27 member states. “Lengthy and …

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Ukraine to hold first war crimes trial of Russian soldier

Russia is the “most direct threat” to the international order because of its invasion of Ukraine, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in Tokyo on Thursday. “[Russia] is today the most direct threat to the world order with the barbaric war against Ukraine, and its worrying pact with China,” she said after meeting …

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Vladimir Putin ‘gearing up for a prolonged war and will not stop at Donbas’

She added: “Combined with the reality that Putin faces a mismatch between his ambitions, and Russia’s current conventional military capabilities, the next few months could see us moving along a more unpredictable and potentially escalatory trajectory.” Appearing before the armed services committee in the US Congress, Ms Haines said that she expected more “ad hoc …

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Russia cancels flypasts as Victory Day parade turns into damp squib

The Victory Day parade is held every year to celebrate the Soviet defeat of Hitler in World War II – a campaign Putin claims he is now ending off by fighting “Nazis” in Ukraine. Western governments claimed last month that the Russian president was pressuring generals to win the war there before May 9 so …

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Russia Victory Parade LIVE: Putin blames West for war as UK says Ukraine could ‘break’ Red Army

V ladimir Putin has delivered a speech in Moscow’s Red Square in which he blamed the West for his war in Ukraine. It came as a huge military parade was taking place in the capital to mark Russia’s “Victory Day”. At the same time, the UK’s defense secretary said it is possible Ukraine could “break” …

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‘West was preparing to invade our land’, says Vladimir Putin

Back here in Britain, the defense minister has called out “the absurdity” of Russia’s bemedalled military top brass at the annual Victory Day parade in Moscow, highlighted by President Vladimir Putin’s speech. Putin addressed a vast parade on Red Square in Moscow for a public holiday celebrating Soviet victory in World War II, as the …

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Russia forced to fire ‘ageing’ munitions in Ukraine, says UK

V ladimir Putin’s 9 display of military power was generald on Monday by British defense chiefs who said his forces were having to fire “ageing” munitions in Ukraine after using up many of their precision-guided weapons. Just hours before the Russian president was due to oversee a military parade in Moscow’s Red Square, the Ministry …

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