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Ukraine war: Russia bans 963 Americans from country; Finland holds talks with Turkey over Nato bid – live

Russia on Saturday released a list of 963 Americans it said were banned from entering the country, a punctuation of previously announced moves against president Joe Biden and other senior US officials. The country, which has received global condemnation for its 24 February invasion of Ukraine, said it would continue to retaliate against what it called hostile US actions, Reuters reported.

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Ukraine war: Russia bans 963 Americans from country; Finland holds talks with Turkey over Nato bid – live

Russia’s war on Ukraine can only be resolved through ‘diplomacy’, says Zelensky

An end to the fierce war can only be reached ‘at the negotiating table’, Zelensky said Zelensky: Ukraine is not looking to attack Russia Ukraine’s bloody battle to victory against Russia’s invasion will be hard won through diplomacy, said Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview marking the third anniversary of his inauguration.

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Russia’s war on Ukraine can only be resolved through ‘diplomacy’, says Zelensky

Stripping Wimbledon of ranking points is set to push Russian Daniil Medvedev to world No 1 and dethrone Novak Djokovic at the summit of tennis

There will be no world ranking points at the Wimbledon Championships this year This was implemented after a ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes competing Russian world number two Medvedev could thus dethrone Djokovic at the top Veterans Federer and Serena Williams risk losing their world ranking altogether Nothing sums up the chaos of Wimbledon’s ranking statement more than the elevation to world No 1 that it will bring for Daniil Medvedev.

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Stripping Wimbledon of ranking points is set to push Russian Daniil Medvedev to world No 1 and dethrone Novak Djokovic at the summit of tennis

China in talks with Russia to buy oil for strategic reserves: Report

Beijing [China], May 22 (ANI): China is seeking to refill its strategic crude stock pipes with discounted Russian oil, a sign that Beijing is strengthening its ties with Moscow as the country stands alone after launching its military operation against Ukraine. Responding to whether China supports Russia by buying more energy and other commodities, Foreign Minister spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Friday said, "China and Russia will continue to conduct normal trade cooperation in the spirit of mutual respect, equality, and mutual benefit.

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China in talks with Russia to buy oil for strategic reserves: Report

Russia’s claim of Mariupol’s capture fuels concern for prisoners of war

Concern is mounting over Ukrainian fighters who became Moscow’s prisoners at the end of a brutal three-month siege in Mariupol – as a Russian-backed separatist leader vowed tribunals. Russia has claimed the Azovstal steel plant, which for weeks was the last hold-out in Mariupol and a symbol of Ukrainian tenacity in the strategic port city, now in ruins with more than 20,000 residents feared dead.

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Russia’s claim of Mariupol’s capture fuels concern for prisoners of war

Severely ill Vladimir Putin's health 'has been deteriorating for the past five years'

Independent Russian media outlet Proekt looked into the Vladimir Putin's lengthy public absences and medical visits from 2017, surmising that he has been ill since then As rumours swirl about the health of Russia's leader and mastermind behind the Ukraine invasion, an independent investigation has found that he has been ill for five years.

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Severely ill Vladimir Putin's health 'has been deteriorating for the past five years'

Truss and US politicians discuss ‘cast-iron commitment’ to Good Friday Agreement

The Foreign Secretary said she discussed the UK’s “cast-iron commitment” to the Good Friday Agreement during a meeting with US politicians. Liz Truss said it was “great” welcoming a bipartisan US congressional delegation led by top Democrat Richard Neal, with topics of conversation ranging from the peace treaty to “the importance of free trade” and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Truss and US politicians discuss ‘cast-iron commitment’ to Good Friday Agreement

Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Vladimir Putin's Russia's forces are not going to ‘regain their feet’

UKRAINE has “broken the backbone” of the Russian army – but the war will only come to an end through diplomacy, the country’s president has said. Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Putin’s forces were not going to “regain their feet in the next several years”.

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Vladimir Putin's Russia's forces are not going to ‘regain their feet’

Ukraine's first lady speaks and a call for diplomacy - round-up

There is still no end in sight to the fighting in Ukraine - but according to the country's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, the conflict can only be resolved through diplomacy. Speaking on Ukrainian television, he suggested his country could be victorious on the battlefield - but that the war could only come to a conclusive halt "at the negotiating table".

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Ukraine's first lady speaks and a call for diplomacy - round-up

Zelensky: Only diplomacy can end Ukraine war

The war in Ukraine can only be resolved through "diplomacy", President Volodymyr Zelensky has said. Speaking on national TV, he suggested his country could be victorious against Russia on the battlefield. However, he added that the war could only come to a conclusive halt "at the negotiating table".

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Zelensky: Only diplomacy can end Ukraine war

Vladimir Putin 'has had cancer' confirms director who spent two years with him

According to Oliver Stone, who interviewed Vladimir Putin between 2015 and 2017, the Russian President did have cancer but "licked it", amid rumours that the disease has returned A director who spent two years with Vladimir Putin claims the Russian President has suffered from cancer.

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Vladimir Putin 'has had cancer' confirms director who spent two years with him

Ukraine's Zelenskiy talked to Italian PM, urged more Russia sanctions

(Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he talked to Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Saturday and stressed the importance of more sanctions on Russia and unblocking Ukrainian ports. Video: 'No alternative' to Ukraine's EU bid says Zelensky (AFP) Zelenskiy tweeted that he had also thanked Draghi for his "unconditional support" of Ukraine's bid to become a member of the European Union.

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Ukraine's Zelenskiy talked to Italian PM, urged more Russia sanctions

Morgan Freeman among 963 Americans banned from entering Russia

Russia has published a list of 963 Americans who have been "permanently banned" from entering the country in response to US sanctions related to the invasion of Ukraine. Actor Morgan Freeman, 84, is among the names on the list, apparently as a result of appearing in a video clip in 2017 that accused the Russian government of meddling with American democracy.

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Morgan Freeman among 963 Americans banned from entering Russia

Global grain shortage branded 'existential threat' to Europe amid 'mass starvation' fears

GRAIN shortages resulting from the war in Ukraine have been branded an "existential threat" to European security by a Tory MP. Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood has issued a severe warning about Russia's naval blockade of Ukrainian ports which has sparked a global shortage of grain. Putin's military has closed off the Black Sea port of Odesa, greatly impacting the global supply of grain.

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Global grain shortage branded 'existential threat' to Europe amid 'mass starvation' fears

Moscow Bans 963 US Citizens From Entering Russia as Countermeasure - Foreign Ministry

Moscow [Russia], May 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Moscow has banned 963 US individuals, including US President Joe Biden, his relatives, and other officials and managers, from entering Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. "Russia is publishing the list of American citizens, who are permanently barred from entering the Russian Federation, as countermeasures to the constant imposition of sanctions against Russia by the US and in response to inquiries about individuals included in our national stop list," the ministry said in a statement.

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Moscow Bans 963 US Citizens From Entering Russia as Countermeasure - Foreign Ministry

Russia destroys major shipment of Western weapons en route to Donbas

Another blow to Ukraine came as Moscow finally seized the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, after a brutal three-month campaign Moscow has claimed to have destroyed a major Western weapons shipment meant to reinforce Ukraine's defence of the Donbas, as the Russian army intensified its attempts to seize the key eastern region.

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Russia destroys major shipment of Western weapons en route to Donbas

Putin's 'Illogical' Acts Show Need to Prepare for Nuclear Strike: Romney

Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah said Saturday that it's necessary to be prepared for a nuclear strike given Russian President Vladimir Putin's "illogical" acts. "By invading Ukraine, Mr. Putin has already proved that he is capable of illogical and self-defeating decisions," Romney said in an op-ed in The New York Times.

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Putin's 'Illogical' Acts Show Need to Prepare for Nuclear Strike: Romney