Meeting between Director General of ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó took place in Istanbul

On 5 May 2022, a working meeting took place in Istanbul between Director General of ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó. Current issues relating to the project to construct the Paks-2 nuclear power plant were discussed at the meeting, as well as other ROSATOM projects in Hungary.…

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Russia Simulates Nuclear Strikes Near EU

Russia said Wednesday its forces had carried out simulated nuclear missile strikes in the western enclave of Kaliningrad on the border with the European Union. The announcement came on the 70th day of Moscow’s military action in the pro-Western country, with thousands killed and more than 13 million displaced. After sending troops to Ukraine in…

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Russian Generals Killed in Ukraine With Help of U.S. Intelligence – NYT

U.S. intelligence has helped Ukraine kill some of the 12 Russian generals who died on the frontlines of the Russia-Ukraine war, The New York Times reported late Wednesday.  Real-time U.S. battlefield intelligence reportedly included locations of the Russian military’s mobile headquarters and anticipated troop movements, according to unnamed U.S. officials.  The officials cited by the…

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ROSATOM Director General, IAEA Director General Hold Regular Working Meeting

On May 4, 2022, Istanbul hosted another working meeting between Alexey Likhachev, the ROSATOM Director General, and Rafael Mariano Grossi, the IAEA Director General. The officials reviewed the entire agenda of the Russia-IAEA working relationship. In particular, the parties discussed in detail the matter of ensuring safety of nuclear facilities in Ukraine under current complicated…

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Putin Targets ‘Unfriendly Countries’ in Counter Sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin banned Tuesday economic relations with sanctioned individuals from “unfriendly countries” on a soon to be published list. The move was a response to “unfriendly and contradictory to international law actions of the United States and foreign states and international organizations that joined it, which are aimed at illegally depriving and restricting…

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Russia Accuses Israel of Supporting ‘Neo-Nazis’ in Ukraine

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has accused the Israeli government of supporting a “neo-Nazi regime” in Ukraine. In a text published online Tuesday, officials accused Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid of making “anti-historical statements” which “explained the course of the current Israeli government in supporting the neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv.” The statement comes after Lapid criticized his…

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Russian Bank Founder Sells Group Stake After Ukraine Criticism

A Russian businessman who founded the country’s third-largest retail bank has sold his stake in the group to an oligarch close to President Vladimir Putin after criticizing the Ukraine conflict. The Interros company of oligarch Vladimir Potanin announced Thursday it was acquiring a 35% stake TCS, the group that owns Tinkoff Bank. Interros said it had received the go-ahead from…

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