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Russia’s War on Ukraine Changed Global Oil Trade. Here Is What It Looks Like Now.

Russia’s war on Ukraine has redrawn the global oil map, rerouting a fleet of skyscraper-size tankers on longer voyages as they shuttle crude shipments that are essential to the global economy.
So far Russia has been able to redirect many of its crude exports, but they are selling at a steep discount to a handful of buyers including India, China and Turkey.

What would ‘winning’ in Ukraine mean?

Everyone is speculating on Putin’s leadership – will he be overthrown? Is his presidency strong enough to survive a peace deal with Ukraine and the West? Might he be replaced by a yet fiercer militarist? Good questions, but there’s another we don’t seem to be addressing: is Volodymyr Zelensky secure?

24 States Banned ‘Zuckerbucks’ Grants After 2020 Election

The little-known Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) had, with little attention, issued grants to nearly 2,500 county elections offices across 47 states and the District of Columbia before the 2020 election, using $350 million donated by Facebook—now Meta—founder Mark Zuckerberg for its Safe Elections Project.

Top Ukrainian officials quit in anti-corruption drive

Several senior Ukrainian officials have resigned as President Volodymyr Zelensky begins a shake-up of personnel across his government.
A top adviser, four deputy ministers and five regional governors left their posts on Tuesday.

Facebook Welcomes Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi Azov Regiment Back on Platform

This policy change comes after months of criticism of how the social media juggernaut is handling the conflict, with many questioning where it draws the line between promoting free speech about the conflict and containing rhetoric that could have violent or dangerous offline repercussions.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in maps — latest updates

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Russia’s defence ministry claimed on Friday that its forces had taken complete control of the eastern Ukrainian town of Soledar, a settlement known for its salt mines, after gaining ground for several days.

‘General Armageddon’ sacked? Not exactly

THE Western media portrays Russian President Putin’s appointment of Valery Gerasimov as commander of the Special Military Operation in Ukraine as a demotion or humiliation for the present theatre commander, Sergei Surovikin, nicknamed ‘General Armageddon’. May I (as usual) beg to differ somewhat?