Monday, 27 March, 2023

Topic: Russia

Putin declares annexation of four Ukrainian regions, partly occupied by Russian forces

The declaration came 3 days after completion of 'referendums' in which Moscow's proxies in the occupied regions claimed majorities of up to 99% in favour of joining Russia.

Russia says Nord Stream leaks appear to be result of state-sponsored ‘terrorism’

The EU is investigating the cause of the leaks which it suspects to be sabotage. An EU official said the incident had fundamentally changed the nature of the conflict in Ukraine.

Russia says Nord Stream pipelines leak occurred in zone controlled by US intelligence

Russia’s foreign ministry stated in a broadcast that the four leaks occurred in trade and economic zones of two NATO-centric countries, Denmark and Sweden.

Russia set to annex 4 Ukraine provinces after ‘referendums’, West warns of new sanctions

Residents who escaped to Ukrainian-held areas in recent days have told of people being forced to mark ballots in the street by roving officials at gunpoint.

World Bank chief Malpass warns of likely recession in Europe, stagflation

Malpass said the bank's upcoming 'Poverty and Shared Prosperity' report, due next week, showed a 4% decline in the global median income.

Russian gas pipelines leak raise climate fears, but scientists say impact hard to quantify

Unexplained leaks in 2 Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea, conservative estimate suggests the leaks together, were more than 500 metric tons of methane per hour when first breached.

Japanese consul briefly detained by Russia on spying charge, Tokyo lodges ‘strong protest’

Russia's FSB security agency said the consul was caught 'red-handed' receiving secret information on the effects of Western sanctions on the economic situation in Russia's far east.

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.

Mystery leaks hit two Russian undersea gas lines, EU rushes to probe

The leaks happened just before the ceremonial launch of the Baltic Pipe carrying gas from Norway to Poland, a centrepiece of Warsaw's efforts to diversify from Russian supplies.

‘No decisions taken,’ says Kremlin on closure of Russia’s borders amid mobilisation drive

Russia's frontiers are seeing an unprecedented outflow of military-aged men since a partial mobilisation was declared by President Putin last week.

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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.