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Russia dealt blow as sports court backs FIFA

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has rejected a bid by Russia to freeze a ban placed upon its football teams in advance of next week’s World Cup qualification playoffs, it was announced on Friday. The Russian Football Union (RFU) had called for an emergency CAS ruling in advance …

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Kiev claims NATO will defend arms convoys to Ukraine against Russia

If Russian forces launch an attack on a Western convoy delivering arms to Ukraine, NATO will consider this a reason to invoke Article 5 of the military bloc’s treaty, which assures its members’ collective self-defense, Aleksey Danilov, the secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, claimed on Sunday, citing …

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Ukraine football bosses want Russia-based legend stripped of titles

Ukraine’s record international appearance maker Anatoliy Tymoshchuk must be stripped of a host of accolades because of his continued association with Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg and his failure to speak out amid the conflict between the two nations, officials at the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) have demanded. Tymoshchuk, …

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EU sets date for energy independence from Russia

The European Commission is planning to unveil, before its summit in May, a set of proposals for abandoning Russian gas, oil and coal, the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday. As part of the proposed plan, the Commission is expected to present, by mid-May, a …

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Russia to donate captured Western weapons to Donbass forces

Russia should arm its allies in the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk with weapons captured from the Ukrainian armed forces, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu suggested on Friday. The Donbass forces would put to good use the arms, including West-supplied missiles, the official told the Security Council of Russia. …

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Turkey won’t sanction Russia, despite NATO pressure – reports

Turkey is not going to impose sanctions on Russia, but will instead work to maintain dialogue with the Kremlin, Turkey’s TRT Haber TV channel reported on Friday, citing Ibrahim Kalin, a spokesperson for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The official clarified that Ankara had no plans to “impose sanctions on Russia,” …

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