The United States has stated that Russia has rejected a “substantial” proposal to release two Americans who are currently imprisoned in that country.
In October 2023, Russia approved legislation restricting access to abortion drugs, which could also affect the sale of some contraceptives.
The Russian Defense Ministry said that it had intercepted and destroyed Ukrainian drones and missiles that were targeting its territory.
The Russian government is using its oil revenue to fund its war in Ukraine. The war is costing Russia billions of dollars per month.
Finland has seen a sharp increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing the border from Russia in recent months.
The exercises are likely to be seen with concern by the United States and its allies in the region.
Russia claims to have performed a successful test-launch of its nuclear-capable Bulava ballistic missile from a new Borei-A class nuclear submarine.
Given Putin’s grip on power and his determination to stay in office, it is likely that he will remain president of Russia past 2024.
Saudi Arabia and Russia have Agreed to Continue their Additional voluntary oil cuts until the end of 2023
Saudi Arabia and Russia have been making additional voluntary oil cuts since earlier this year in an effort to tighten supply and support oil prices.
Shoigu made the remarks in a speech at the Xiangshan Forum, a defense forum in Beijing.