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Russia is upsetting friends and losing influence in Asia ...
President Volodymr Zelensky said his government had won freedom from Russian custody for 215 Ukrainian and foreign citizens. ...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addressed the Security Council on Thursday, just days after world leaders took subtle and not-so-subtle shots at Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.  Meanwhile, Russians rush to leave the country amid Vladimir Putin's 'partial mobilization' call.  Adm. James Stavridis and NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell weigh in. ...
Vladimir Putin yesterday announced that 300,000 Russians with combat experience would be drafted to fight in Ukraine, but claims have since surfaced that he is casting the net far wider. ...

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