Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
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Topic: Ukraine

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Joe Biden warns of ‘severe consequences’ for Russia if it moves into Ukraine

US President said there has been no change in the posture of the Russian forces, who are along the Belarus border. White House said one lakh Russian troops are at the border.

US keeps 8,500 troops on alert to back NATO forces, as Russia camps near Ukraine borders

Although the troops aren’t being sent to Ukraine, the US said it was 'very clear the Russians have no intention right now of de-escalating' and it would be prudent to prepare.

Why German naval chief wanted West to respect Putin & what India-China have got to do with it

Western coalition will hope Schonbach’s sacking will mollify Ukraine. US doesn’t have the stomach to fight someone else’s war and India has more than a little skin in the game.

Vladimir Putin threatens to burst Xi Jinping’s Olympic dream with a war in Ukraine

Last December, Xi had called Putin an 'old friend'. Kicking off an invasion of Ukraine in the middle of Beijing's Winter Olympics could throw a wrench into such warmth.

US refuses to escalate sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, says it limits options for future

US has focused with European allies on building up threat of 'massive consequences' for Russia to dissuade Putin from sending forces into Ukraine, Anthony Blinken says.

Sheriff Biden’s Ukraine stumble, and Meat Loaf’s ‘if I die, I die’ attitude to Covid

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Russia accuses NATO of escalating tensions around Ukraine after UK alleges anti-Kyiv plot

The UK said Saturday that Yevhen Murayev, a former Ukrainian member of parliament, was a potential candidate to be installed by Russia.

How Biden could impact effect of potential war in Ukraine on Europe’s energy crisis

As Biden has warned of severe economic restrictions, one big risk to the flow of gas to Europe would be sanctions cutting Russia off from the ability to trade in foreign currency.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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