Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicVladimir Putin

Topic: Vladimir Putin

Putin formally annexes 15% of Ukraine, biggest expansion of Russian territory in half a century

Putin has signed laws admitting the Donetsk People's Republic, Luhansk People's Republic, Kherson region and Zaporizhzhia region into Russia.

Putin’s threats on nuclear weapons seem serious, US likely to retaliate, say analysts

Putin has cautioned the West that an attack on Russia could provoke a nuclear response. US options include nuclear strike or conventional attack, says US National Security Adviser

Thousands of Russians sent home for being ‘unfit’ after major defeat in Lyman

The recapture of Lyman by Ukrainian troops is Russia's largest battlefield setback since Ukraine's lightning counteroffensive in the northeastern Kharkiv region in September.

Ukraine applies for fast-track NATO membership bid after Russia annexes four regions

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Putin of rewriting history and redrawing borders 'using murder, blackmail, mistreatment and lies'.

Putin declares annexation of four Ukrainian regions, partly occupied by Russian forces

The declaration came 3 days after completion of 'referendums' in which Moscow's proxies in the occupied regions claimed majorities of up to 99% in favour of joining Russia.

Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing 4 Ukrainian provinces despite UN chief’s warning

Putin took the intermediary step of signing decrees Thursday paving the way for occupied regions of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia to be formally annexed into Russia.

Kazakhstan struggles to accommodate Russians fleeing war amid Putin’s mobilisation order

Russians, who do not need a visa or even a passport to enter Kazakhstan, have fled their homeland since Moscow announced a military mobilisation last week.

Our take on Leicester violence, PFI leaders’ arrest and Cheetah’s return to India— in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Russia launches referendums in 4 occupied parts of Ukraine, Kyiv says residents forced to vote

The votes on becoming part of Russia were hastily-organised after Ukraine recaptured large swathes of the northeast in a counter-offensive earlier this month.

Held back by oligarchs — Ukraine’s political, economic fate should be a warning to other nations

In Ukraine, businessmen who straddle politics & policy have made every make or break decision for the country, rendering it poorest among the ex-Soviet economies in Europe.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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