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Russian men join exodus, fearful of being called up to fight in Ukraine

Russian men join exodus, fearful of being called up to fight in Ukraine

ISTANBUL (AP) — Military-aged men fled Russia in droves on Friday, filling planes and causing traffic jams at border crossings to avoid arrest to fight in Ukraine after the Kremlin partially mobilized military. Queues stretching 10 kilometers (6 miles) formed on a road leading to the southern border with Georgia, according to Yandex Maps, a …

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Xi and Putin meet in Uzbekistan as war in Ukraine dominates

Xi and Putin meet in Uzbekistan as war in Ukraine dominates

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian Vladimir Putin met Thursday for talks on strengthening ties between their countries, a meeting that follows a major setback for Moscow on the battlefield in Ukraine. The two leaders met in Uzbekistan on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a security alliance created …

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Ceasefire short-lived as Azerbaijan and Armenia resume attacks

Ceasefire short-lived as Azerbaijan and Armenia resume attacks

Russia suggested it brokered a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan in a statement on Tuesday, but that proved to be short-lived. The Russian-brokered ceasefire was “almost immediately broken”, according to US National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby. On Wednesday, the Armenian Ministry of Defense accused Azerbaijan to attack again, claiming that artillery, …

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