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Russia earns $98B from fuel exports in first 100 days of Ukraine war

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- Russia has earned billions from energy exports as Russian fossil fuel exports totaled $98 billion during the first 100 days of invasion in Ukraine, most of it going to the European Union.

Russia destroys bridge over Ukrainian river, cutting escape route

Tehran (The Times Groupe)- Russian troops have destroyed a bridge connecting the embattled Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk with another city across the river, cutting off a possible evacuation route for civilians, local officials said on Sunday.

EU Commission chief visits Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s candidacy bid

Kyiv (The Times Groupe)- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal met with European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday at Kyiv, as heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine.

Russia announces deputy foreign minister met U.S. ambassador

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- The Russian foreign ministry said on Friday that Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov met with U.S. ambassador John Sullivan.

Russian central bank cuts key rate to 9.5%, borrowing costs back to pre-war level

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- The Russian central bank cut its key interest rate by 150 basis points to 9.5% in June, bringing borrowing costs back to levels before the war in Ukraine.

NATO conducting air defense exercises in Poland, Baltic region

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is conducting exercises in Poland and the Baltic states to improve its air defense capabilities.

Oil up over rising demand in China versus tight supply fears

World (The Times Groupe)- Oil prices rose on Tuesday due to tight supply concerns as Chinese demand is likely to rebound from COVID19 restrictions, while OPEC+ output levels are believed to fall short of demand.

Putin warns against supply of long-range rockets to Ukraine

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that Moscow would order strikes on new targets if the US supplied long-range rocket systems to Ukraine.

Russia’s Lavrov forced to cancel Serbia visit due to flight ban

Belgrade (The Times Groupe)- The Russian foreign minister has been forced to cancel a two-day visit to Serbia after Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Bulgaria closed their airspace to his plane, reports said Sunday.

Switzerland rejects Denmark’s arms request

Bern (The Times Groupe)- Swiss Government said it will not honor Denmark's request to send nearly two dozen Swiss-made armored personnel carriers to Ukraine, citing Swiss neutrality law that prohibits the export of military hardware to a country at war.

Russia claims West does not allow Ukraine to conduct negotiations with Russia

Moscow (The Times Groupe)- Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Saturday the West doesn't permit Ukraine to negotiate with Russia.

Ukrainian troops push back Russian advance in eastern city

Kyiv (The Times Groupe)- Ukraine said it has recaptured a chunk of the factory city of Sievierodonetsk, which was the focus of a Russian offensive to take the eastern Donbas region, and could hold it for up to two weeks as fighting resumed on Saturday.

Putin Treated for Cancer in April, U.S. Intelligence: Newsweek

Washington (The Times Groupe)- After the end of May, the intelligence community produced its fourth comprehensive assessment of Vladimir Putin's health. According to three U.S. intelligence leaders who have read the classified reports, Putin seems to have reemerged after receiving treatment for advanced cancer in April.

EU officially adopts sixth sanctions package against Russia

Brussels (The Times Groupe)- As the war in Ukraine continues, the European Union adopted its sixth sanctions package against Russia on Friday.

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