Ukraine on Sunday claimed full control of the eastern logistics hub of Lyman, Kyiv's most significant battlefield gain in weeks, providing a potential staging post for further attacks to the east while heaping further pressure on the Kremlin.
Authorities in four Ukrainian regions under Russian control claimed victory Tuesday in referendums to join Russia, drawing global outrage, as Moscow warned it could use nuclear weapons to defend the territories.
President Vladimir Putin signed a decree granting citizenship to Snowden, 39, the former U.S. intelligence contractor who was granted asylum in Moscow after he leaked secret files in 2013 that revealed vast domestic and international surveillance operations carried out by the National Security Agency.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are still monitoring testing operations in Russia ahead of the decision on whether to reinstate the country, despite complications caused by the Ukraine war, president Witold Banka said on Tuesday.
A Russian trade delegation comprising 100 representatives from 65 companies are visiting Tehran to discuss the areas for cooperation with their Iranian counterparts, the spokesman of Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade announced.