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Ukraine troops prepare to reclaim city abandoned by Russians

MYKOLAIV, Ukraine — Russia relinquished its final foothold in a major city in southern Ukraine on Friday, allowing Ukrainian forces to move cautiously toward reclaiming the country’s only Russian-occupied provincial capital in what would be a major morale-boosting victory. Russia’s Defense Ministry said its troops finished withdrawing from the western bank of the river that …

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Russia’s Crude Shipments Hit Five-Month High Before Sanctions

Cargoes shipped from Russia rose to 3.6 million barrels a day, the highest since early June, while the less volatile four-week average was also up, reaching the most since August.The UK has followed the EU’s lead in banning its companies from providing insurance and other service to ships carrying Russian crude, unless the cargo is purchased at a price …

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Russian defense minister orders withdrawal of Russian forces from west bank in Kherson

Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the Russian-backed Kherson administration, is pictured in his office in the city of Kherson, Ukraine, on July 20. (AFP/Getty Images) One of the most senior Russian-appointed officials in occupied Ukrainian territory has been killed, according to the Russian-installed leader of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, and reported in Russian state …

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November 6, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

A Ukrainian artillery battery attached to the 59th Mechanized Brigade, fires towards Russian forces in Kherson Oblast on Saturday. (Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Russians are creating the illusion of retreat from Kherson to lure Ukrainian forces into street fighting in the key southern city, Natalia Humeniuk, a spokeswoman for Ukraine’s military, said Saturday.  “Russian troops …

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Pound to Lead UK Market Suffering as BOE Flags Long Recession

The weak pound helped the FTSE 100 stock index, stacked with global exporters, to rally more than 4% this week. Still, the more domestically-focused FTSE 250 has consistently underperformed its large cap peer this year. According to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. strategists, it’s trading at the largest P/E discount against the MSCI World index since …

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Kremlin demanding security guarantees from Ukraine shows Russian aggression has failed

Ukrainian officials say the military struck an important target in Kherson, as pro-Russian authorities press civilians to leave the southern region. Serhii Khlan, member of the Kherson Regional Council, said Ukrainian forces hit Russian air defense systems close to the stadium in Kherson city. Those systems have also been used to shell Mykolaiv, sometimes with …

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