India abstained on a draft resolution tabled in the UN Security Council by the US and Albania that condemns Russia’s “illegal referenda” and annexation of four Ukrainian territories and requires that Moscow withdraw troops from Ukraine immediately. The resolution failed to get adopted as Russia vetoed it.
Accusing the West of provoking colour revolution for geopolitical gains, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said that the West has “plundered” countries like India in contradiction to the values of “truth, freedom and justice”, according to Reuters translation of Putin’s annexation speech in Russian.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday announced Russia had “four new regions”. In a speech in the Kremlin, he outlined Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions that Moscow’s forces have partially seized during a seven-month conflict with Ukraine.
Ukraine’s president says his country is submitting an “accelerated” application to join the NATO military alliance. The comment Friday by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy came just after Russia said it would annex four region of Ukraine it seized amid its war and held gunpoint referendums viewed as illegitimate by the international community.
A revived Hurricane Ian set its sights on South Carolina’s coast Friday and the historic city of Charleston, with forecasters predicting a storm surge and floods after the mega storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and left people trapped in their homes.
More than a dozen members of the army have appeared on Burkina Faso’s state broadcaster to declare they have overthrown the country’s coup leader
Soldiers seize control of state broadcaster in Burkina Faso, announce coup leader-turned-president has been overthrown
Iranian state-linked media say up to 19 people, including a commander in the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, were killed in an attack by armed separatists on a police base in the eastern city of Zahedan
The Russian strike targeted the city of Zaporizhzhia.
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