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Indonesia and Russia to build $22b refinery in East Java among other projects

   By Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, The Straits Times Jakarta – Indonesia and Russia are set to work together on several projects, even as the West is isolating Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. Indonesian state-owned oil company Pertamina and Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company are going ahead with their project to build a refinery in

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Ukrainian army leaving battered city for fortified positions

  By AP and published by Cp24.com Kyiv, Ukraine – After weeks of ferocious fighting, Ukrainian forces have begun retreating from a besieged city in the country’s east to move to stronger positions, a regional governor said on Friday, the four-month mark in Russia’s invasion. The planned withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk, the administrative centre of the

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Ukraine defies Russian ultimatum for eastern city, US sends more weapons to Kyiv

  By Reuters and published by US News & World Report Kyiv/Niu-York, Ukraine – Ukraine ignored a Russian ultimatum to surrender the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk on Wednesday as the United States announced more weapons for Kyiv and urged its allies also not to “lose steam” in providing military support. Sievierodonetsk, now largely in ruins,

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World’s ‘future rules’ being decided on Ukraine battlefields, says Zelenskyy at Singapore meet

  By Channel NewsAsia Singapore – The future rules of the world are being decided on the battlefields of Ukraine, its President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday (June 11), warning that the Russian invasion has global implications for peace moving forward. “Please remember that this support and this attention is not only for Ukraine but

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Battle for Ukraine’s Sievierodonetsk rages through city’s streets

By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia  Kyiv – Ukrainian and Russian troops fought street by street for control of the industrial city of Sievierodonetsk on Monday (June 6) in the pivotal battle of the Kremlin offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region. Which side had the upper hand remained unclear. Russian forces had the numerical

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Ukraine says it pushes back Russian troops in battlefield city Sievierodonetsk

  By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia Kyiv – Ukraine said on Saturday (June 4) it had recaptured a swathe of the battlefield city of Sievierodonetsk, in a rare counter-offensive against Russia’s main assault force that had been steadily advancing in the east. The Ukrainian claim could not be independently verified and Moscow said

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Ukraine troops hold out as Russia assaults Sievierodonetsk wasteland 

  By Reuters and published by The Straits Times Kyiv – Ukrainian forces were still holding out in Sievierodonetsk on Tuesday (May 31), resisting Russia’s all-out assault to capture a bombed-out wasteland that Moscow has made the principal objective of its invasion in recent days. Both sides said Russian forces now controlled between a third

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Ukrainian defenders hold out in Donbas city under heavy fire

  By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia Kyiv – Ukrainian forces endured heavy artillery barrages on Sunday (May 29) as they held off Russian attempts to capture Sievierodonetsk, the largest city Ukraine still controls in the eastern region of Luhansk, officials said. Russian shelling has destroyed all of Sievierodonetsk’s critical infrastructure, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy

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Pounded by Russian offensive in the east, Ukraine rules out ceasefire

  By Reuters and published by ChannelNews Asia Kyiv – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow while Russia stepped up its attack in the eastern Donbas region and stopped sending gas to Finland in its latest response to Western sanctions and its deepening international isolation. Polish President Andrzej Duda told

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Russian forces step up east Ukraine campaign, more wounded leave Mariupol bastion

By Reuters and published by Financial Post Kyiv – Russian forces bombarded areas of Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region from land and air on Friday, destroying houses in residential districts and killing a number of civilians, Ukrainian officials said. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the assaults had turned the Donbas into “hell.” In the southern port city

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