In Southeast Asia, a region dominated for decades by “strongman” political leaders and where nostalgia for the Soviet Union persists in some quarters, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a strong following among social media users who are sympathetic to his invasion of Ukraine and find his macho self-image appealing.
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Across the country, fact-finding teams are tirelessly gathering evidence and testimony about Russian atrocities, often within hours of troops retreating. Turning this into convictions will not be easy, or quick, but the task has begun
[1/3] The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland October 4, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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MOSCOW, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday banned dealings in the shares or share capital of 45 banks or banking units, all either owned by parties in countries that Russia terms “unfriendly” or owned through foreign capital.
Western countries and allies, including Japan, have piled financial restrictions on Russia since it sent troops into Ukraine in late February. Moscow retaliated with obstacles for Western businesses and their allies leaving Russia, and in some cases seized their assets.
The list followed a decree issued on Aug. 5 by President Vladimir Putin banning dealings in stakes in the financial and energy sectors owned by parties in “unfriendly” countries unless specific permission was given. read more read more
Citi, the largest Wall Street bank to have a presence in Russia with an exposure of $8 billion, plans to wind down nearly all of the institutional banking services as it is unable to sell the business amid the recent sanctions-related laws. read more read more read more
TTCT – Cáo giác về xuất xứ những UAV “tự sát” mà Nga đang sử dụng ở Ukraine không mới khi đối chiếu lại quá trình trừng phạt Iran của Hội đồng Bảo an Liên Hiệp Quốc.
Nhưng việc Iran nay cung cấp UAV cho Nga cho thấy thế giới đang tiến đến một cục diện hoàn toàn khác.
Ảnh: The New Arab
“Trong đêm 22 và 23-10, kẻ thù “truyền kiếp” đã tấn công miền nam đất nước bằng UAV tự sát. 11 UAV của đối phương đã bị tiêu diệt bởi lực lượng phòng không của Bộ Tư lệnh không quân phía nam ở khu vực Mykolaiv”, Bộ Tư lệnh các lực lượng vũ trang Ukraine đăng trên Facebook sáng thứ hai 23-10.
Bản tin này còn cho biết “thêm 3 UAV Shahed-136 khác đã bị bắn hạ bởi các đơn vị khác ở phía nam”. Chưa hết, “thêm 2 UAV lảng vảng, tìm cách đột phá từ hướng nam, đã bị phá hủy bởi các khẩu đội phòng không của Bộ Tư lệnh không quân đông và trung tâm ở phía đông và bắc Ukraine”.
TTCT – Thủ tướng Anh Liz Truss “sẵn sàng bật nút hạt nhân nếu cần”, Chủ tịch Ủy hội châu Âu Ursula Von der Leyen không sợ bom rơi đạn lạc đến Kiev động viên đồng minh, và nữ Thủ tướng Moldova Maia Sandu sẵn sàng ban lệnh động viên. Chính trường châu
Hai phụ nữ đang là cái gai trong mắt người Nga: Maia Sandu và Ursula von der Leyen. Ảnh: Twitter
Đình đám nhất trong các nữ chính khách này gần đây chắc chắn là bà Truss vừa từ nhiệm. Không chỉ vì kỷ lục giữ ghế ngắn ngủi nhất, chỉ 44 ngày (trong đó hết 10 ngày gần như nước Anh không hoạt động vì tang chế của Nữ hoàng Elizabeth II), mà còn vì thành tích trong nhiệm kỳ ngắn kỷ lục.
Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, at a Security Council meeting in New York in 2018.Xinhua/ShutterstockCNN —
Russia is using rape and sexual violence as part of its “military strategy” in Ukraine, a UN envoy said this week.
The claim follows data released by a panel of UN experts recently that verified “more than a hundred cases” of rape or sexual assault incidents reported in Ukraine since February.
“When you hear women testify about Russian soldiers equipped with Viagra, it’s clearly a military strategy,” Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, said in an interview with AFP on Thursday.
“the Author BORIS BONDAREV worked as a diplomat in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2002 to 2022, most recently as a counsellor at the Russian Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva. He resigned in May to protest the invasion of Ukraine.”
The powerful explosion that crippled Vladimir Putin’s showcase bridge over the Kerch Strait linking Russia and Crimea increased pressure on the cornered Kremlin potentate to do something shocking, as he loses control on the battlefield and inside his royal court. But will he stop at the intensified missile bombardments that are hitting apartments and playgrounds in Kyiv and other civilian infrastructure across Ukraine?
BREAKING The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that condemns #Russia‘s “illegal so-called referendums” in regions within #Ukraine‘s internationally-recognized borders, and demands it reverses its annexation declaration.
Is the Ukraine war at a turning point? The Ukrainian army has been gaining territory fast while in Russia we’ve seen more unease about how the war is going — even on state TV. #AJStartHere with Sandra Gathmann explains the recent news from Ukraine and Russia.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s Remarks at the UN Security Council Stakeout Following a Vote on a Resolution Condemning Russia’s Sham Referenda
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York September 30, 2022
Let me thank all of you for waiting to see us this afternoon.
The illegal referenda that Russia held in Ukraine and the purported annexations of Ukrainian territory by force are a violation of the UN Charter and international law. They change nothing about the status and borders of Ukraine. That is the firmly-held conviction of the United States. This is the firmly-held conviction of the Secretary-General. And as you saw just now, that is the conviction of the Security Council – besides, of course, Russia.
We firmly reject and unequivocally condemn the illegal annexation by Russia of Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. By wilfully undermining the rules-based international order and blatantly violating the fundamental rights of Ukraine to independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, core principles as enshrined in the UN Charter and international law, Russia is putting global security at risk.
The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union.
We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in our condemnation in the strongest possible terms of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and its continued violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and Independence.
President Putin’s efforts to incorporate Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions into the territory of the Russian Federation constitute a new low point in Russia’s blatant flouting of international law, and yet another example of Russia’s unacceptable violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty, the UN Charter, and the commonly agreed principles and commitments of the Helsinki Final Act and the Paris Charter.