Ukraine

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Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin are scheduled to speak Friday via video conference, the Kremlin said -- with analysts watching for any sign of a softening in the Chinese leader's support for his Russian counterpart as the war in Ukraine drags on and as China faces an unprecedented Covid outbreak. ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin originally deployed Chechen mercenaries and prisoners but now appears to be deploying soccer thugs he tried to ban from stadiums ahead of the 2018 World Cup. ...

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