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Russia has started selling its growing reserves of the Chinese currency to fill a budget deficit caused by falling oil and gas revenues and the costs of war. For how long will the yuan shore up Putin's ailing economy?
As Ukraine asks the West for hundreds of modern tanks to defend itself against Russian aggression, the head of Ukraine's national security and defence council, Oleksiy Danilov, sat down with FRANCE 24 correspondent and reporter Gulliver Cragg in Kyiv.
Few recent meetings had been as highly anticipated as the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
The two leaders spoke over the phone in a further sign of their increasing closeness. Turkey has tried to remain a middleman amid tensions between Russia and NATO.
The Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian winners of the Nobel Peace Prize denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine during the award ceremony in Norway.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has spoken about the Russian invasion in the Bundestag, saying the decision to allow the delivery of weapons to Ukraine was the only "response possible to Putin's aggression."
Russian President Vladimir Putin said civilians should be evacuated from the region of Kherson. Meanwhile, the G7 agreed on the need for a mechanism to help Ukraine repair its critical infrastructure. DW has the latest.
Ukrainian MP Maria Mezentseva: ‘We are working on a possible international tribunal for Putin’s crimes’
Ukrainian member of parliament Maria Mezentseva is part of a working group, created by President Volodymyr Zelensky, tasked with campaigning for a special international tribunal to prosecute the crime of "aggression" in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. She joins FRANCE 24 from Kharkiv, the Ukraine’s second largest city.
Putin, army preparing Russian public for Kherson withdrawal: Analyst
The papers are analysing how Saturday’s bombing of a bridge in Crimea is both a strategic and symbolic “slap in the face” for Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 following Russia’s recent missile attacks on Ukraine, Lithuania’s Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said the reason civilians are being targeted is because Russia is “losing on the battleground”, and want to “create panic and exert pressure on Ukrainian society - and us”.
Moscow has repeatedly made threats that the war in Ukraine could escalate to a nuclear conflict. But is the Russian president really prepared to deploy nuclear weapons?