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Leader of Belarus gifts Putin a tractor for 70th birthday

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin got an unusual gift for his 70th birthday on Friday: a tractor. As the leaders of several ex-Soviet nations met at the Czarist-era Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus presented Putin with a gift certificate for the vehicle. Lukashenko, an autocratic leader who has ruled the ex-Soviet nation with an iron hand for nearly three decades while cultivating a man of the people image, told reporters he used a model in his garden similar to the one he gifted Putin.

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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to activists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

Activists from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a strong rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose invasion of Ukraine has outraged the international community and highlighted his authoritarian rule.
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    Joe Biden took his own national security officials by surprise as he warned the world faces potential “nuclear Armageddon”.

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    Leader of Belarus gifts Putin a tractor for 70th birthday

    Russian President Vladimir Putin got an unusual gift for his 70th birthday on Friday: a tractor. As the leaders of several ex-Soviet nations met at the Czarist-era Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus presented Putin with a gift certificate for the vehicle. Lukashenko, an autocratic leader who has ruled the ex-Soviet nation with an iron hand for nearly three decades while cultivating a man of the people image, told reporters he used a model in his gard

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    Putin directly confronted by key ally over progress of Ukraine war, says US intelligence

    A member of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle challenged him over his handling of the Ukraine war, US intelligence sources have claimed, in a sign the Russian president is under mounting pressure.

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    Europe praises, Belarus scorns Nobel for rights defenders

    Officials in Europe praised the awarding of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to activists standing up for human rights and democracy in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine while authorities in Belarus scorned the move. Russia's invasion of Ukraine this year has pushed Moscow's relationship with its Western neighbors to a new low.

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  • The New York Times

    'They Are in a Panic': Ukraine's Troops Size Up the Enemy

    STAVKY, Ukraine — Racing down a road with his men in pursuit of retreating Russian soldiers, a battalion commander came across an abandoned Russian armored vehicle, its engine still running. Inside there was a sniper rifle, rocket propelled grenades, helmets and belongings. The men were gone. “They dropped everything: personal care, helmets,” said the commander, who uses the code name Swat. “I think it was a special unit, but they were panicking. It was raining very hard, the road was bad and th

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    UN rights body agrees to appoint expert to scrutinize Russia

    The U.N.'s top human rights body voted Friday to appoint an independent expert to step up scrutiny of Russia's rights record at home as arbitrary arrests, a crackdown on dissenting voices and limits on free speech worsen during the war in Ukraine. The 47-member Human Rights Council passed the proposal, presented last week by all European Union member countries except Hungary, on a 17-6 vote, with 24 abstentions. Shortly before the vote in Geneva, Russian human rights group Memorial was named a

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  • The Telegraph

    Nobel Peace Prize winners 2022: Russian human rights organisation shut down by Putin among winners

    A Russian human rights organisation shut down by Vladimir Putin has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, along with a jailed Belarusian humans right activist and a Ukrainian NGO.

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