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Ukraine Crisis: Tensions Rise as Putin Recognises Pro-Russian Separatists’ Independence

Tensions in Ukrainian-Russian relations came to a head on Monday as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans to recognise the independence of two pro-Russian separatist groups on Ukraine’s eastern border. The announcement came during an hour-long televised address in which President Putin described Ukraine as a “colony of puppets” who are “preparing military action against our country”. The Russian premier …


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The State of the EU On Wednesday, European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen gave her annual State of the EU speech to a sparse, socially distanced crowd in Brussels. Her speech was sombre as she discussed Climate Change, migration, defence policy and internal battles within the Union. The President told us that 72% of people were now vaccinated, and …