Russia’s evolving relationship with Israel: What you need to know in 60 seconds
When it comes to their relationship with Israel, Russia’s stance has been changing significantly. To get a full understanding of their dynamic over the past 75 years, and the shifts that have occurred, check out the video below.
Russian court sentences artist Alexandra Skochilenko to prison for anti-war protest
In a recent verdict, 33-year-old Russian artist Alexandra Skochilenko was found guilty of spreading fake news about the Russian army and engaging in an anti-war protest. This led to her receiving a seven-year prison sentence. Skochilenko’s protest involved changing supermarket price tags to convey messages criticizing Russia’s military actions in Ukraine, during which she denied knowingly spreading false information about the army.
Black Sea fleet retreats at Ukraine’s command, President Zelenskyy claims
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated that Russia’s naval fleet has retreated from the Black Sea under pressure from his nation’s forces. According to Zelenskyy, their efforts in increasing attacks on Russia’s Black Sea fleet forced much of the fleet to relocate, preventing them from utilizing the region to destabilize other areas.
Russian forces claim to be inflicting heavy losses on Ukrainian troops
Recent updates indicate that Russian forces are inflicting heavy losses on Ukrainian troops who have crossed the Dnieper River into Russian-occupied territory. The regional governor has claimed that the Russian forces are actively destroying the enemy on a large scale, but the validity of these claims is yet to be verified.
Russian President Putin seeks to attract investments back to Russia
In a meeting with Russia’s business leaders, President Vladimir Putin focused on encouraging increased investment in the country. With the goal of improving the investment atmosphere and competitive conditions for businesses, Putin discussed the ongoing process of companies relocating to Russian jurisdiction. The shift came amidst international sanctions that have occupied the attention of Western businesses.
UK suggests Russian forces are attempting to encircle the town of Avdiivka
The UK’s Ministry of Defense has reported that Russian forces may be attempting to encircle the town of Avdiivka. This town holds strategic significance given its political influence and importance in the ongoing conflict between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces. Meanwhile, fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces has intensified in the area.
UK’s new Foreign Secretary visits Kyiv
In his first official visit to Ukraine, the U.K.’s new Foreign Secretary, David Cameron, met with President Zelenskyy to discuss support for Ukraine against Putin’s aggression. Cameron emphasized the U.K.’s commitment to stand by Ukraine until victory is achieved.
Intense combat takes place in Russian-occupied territory, with fighting concentrated around the Dnieper River
Fierce fighting is underway between Russian forces and Ukrainian troops in the Russian-occupied left bank of the Dnieper River. While Ukrainian forces have established footholds in the region, Russian forces have launched attacks on their positions. These developments have raised concerns about the escalating conflict and its potential impact on the region’s stability.