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Russian forces ‘repel’ Ukraine’s advances

On Sunday, Russia’s defense ministry stated that its forces repelled efforts by Ukrainian troops to advance in the Donetsk, Kherson, and Mykolaiv regions. The ministry also said that Russian forces destroyed three US-made M777 howitzers in Ukraine’s northern Kharkiv region.

Turkey to pay for Russian gas in Roubles

London: On September 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that 25% of Russian gas supplies to Turkey would be paid for in roubles. He further stated that an agreement on that would come into force soon. "Our agreement on deliveries of Russian natural gas to Turkey should come into effect in the near future, with 25% of the payment for these deliveries in Russian roubles," he stated after meeting Turkish President at SCO.

Russian cruise missiles slam Kyiv

Kyiv: On June 5, Russia hit Kyiv with cruise missiles fired from the Caspian Sea, striking a rail car repair facility in the Ukrainian capital. Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said that at least one person was hospitalized though no deaths were immediately reported. Ukrainian air defense shot down one incoming missile at around 6 a.m. local time (0300 GMT), the military said.

AELTC bans Russian, Belarusian athletes

Grand Slam's organizer, All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), said in a statement that tennis players from Russia and Belarus would not be allowed to compete at Wimbledon due to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. "We recognize that this is hard on the individuals affected, and it is with sadness that they will suffer for the actions of the leaders of the Russian regime," Ian Hewitt, chairman of the AELTC said in a statement. The players have also been banned from the UK grass-court tournaments held in the build-up to Wimbledon, he added.

Russian finance minister to attend G20 meeting virtually

Jakarta: On April 14, G20 host Indonesia said that Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov had confirmed to attend virtually next week's meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 major economies. The issue of Russia's G20 membership has split the group, with strong calls from Western nations for it to be excluded, but support for Moscow staying from members including China. Last week, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Russia should be expelled from the G20, and warned that the United States would boycott some G20 meetings if Russian officials show up.

Russian forces pound Ukraine cities after harder sanctions

Lviv: On April 6, Russian artillery pounded key cities in Ukraine after its president urged the West to act decisively in imposing new and tougher sanctions against Russia. The United States announced a new round of sanctions targeting Russian banks as well as Kremlin officials and their family members. The head of the European Commission signalled further moves - including analysing energy imports - on top of sanctions unveiled by the bloc.

UK warns Russia of sanctions

London: On Jan 30, the UK warned that sanctions law would be implied on Russia and it would have ‘nowhere to hide’. The UK planned legislation to prevent a Russian invasion of Ukraine, as Moscow said that NATO wanted to ‘drag’ Kyiv into the alliance. “Any company of interest to the Kremlin and the regime in Russia would be able to be targeted so there will be nowhere to hide for Putin’s oligarchs, for Russian companies involved in propping up the Russian state,” Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said on Sunday

Russian film crew blasts off to make first movie in space

On Tuesday, a Russian actress and a film director launched for the International Orbit Station, beating Tom Cruise to the first movie shot in space. At 12:12 GMT, the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft will dock at the station, which circles Earth at a height of roughly 220 miles (354 km). In the run-up to the event, Russian official media aired extensive and patriotic coverage, with a countdown clock on Channel One and news anchors portraying the event as a huge breakthrough by Russia that the rest of the world is closely watching.