A school destroyed by Russian shelling in the village of Zaliznychne in the Zaporizhzhya region. "So, here I am in my office, and I have never felt as good as now," he said. "Through this unity we have hope. The United States, the European Union, and several other countries have refused to acknowledge Lukashenka as the winner of the vote and imposed several rounds of sanctions on him and his regime, citing election fraud and the crackdown. He said it was the first result of the visit of his wife, Olena Zelenska, to Washington this week. They are disproportionately from ethnic minorities. Still, foreigners get around that prohibition and routinely attend inaugurations as guests of American donors, which is allowed. In its daily intelligence bulletin, Britain's Ministry of Defense quoted Vitaly Kim, the governor of Ukraines Mykolayiv region, as saying that Russian forces had used seven air-defense missiles to strike infrastructure, energy facilities, and storage depots in the area. Zelenskiy called it more fake news put out by the Russians to imply that he is not in control of Ukraine. The head of Germany's network regulator, Klaus Mueller, said Russias Gazprom had notified deliveries on July 21 of only about 30 percent of the pipeline's capacity. Other industrialized countries have also banned imports of Russian gold, which wealthy Russians have been purchasing to ease the sting of international financial punishments. Experts largely attribute the incidents to a disregard for safety standards and corruption in urban management. Russian authorities have said the group promotes the creation of an Islamic state that encompasses all Turkic-speaking areas and countries in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Russia's Turkic-speaking regions in the North Caucasus and Volga regions. A bipartisan group of seven senators introduced the resolution on July 20 shortly after Zelenska spoke to members of Congress about the war, highlighting the suffering of Ukrainian civilians. Zelenskiy said a meeting of Ukraines military command on July 21 defined tasks in tactical areas that must be carried out to strengthen positions and worked out supply issues related to delivering the latest weapons arriving from Western allies to the troops in the field. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption. Arbitrary detention, unlawful confinement, and enforced disappearances are all prohibited under international humanitarian law and may amount to or involve multiple war crimes. Giuliani later worked as Trump's personal lawyer and worked with other Ukrainian figures to dig up information that would be embarrassing to former Vice President Joe Biden. Szijjarto said earlier that Hungary was in talks to buy more gas on the market before the heating season as countries in Europe scramble to fill up and as energy prices skyrocket. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed the measures last week, saying they would help enforce earlier sanctions more effectively and extend them until January 2023. Nord Stream 1 is Germany's main source of Russian gas, which has accounted for around one-third of Europe's largest economy's gas supplies. Dozens of major international companies from a broad range of sectors have exited Russia since it launched the war against Ukraine on February 24. Since taking over the country, Taliban leaders have failed to provide assurances to the international community, Afghan citizens with security, or solve social and economic challenges," Rahmon said. Judge Fernando Aenlle-Rocha of the California federal court ultimately found Fuks' evidence, which included WhatsApp messages and e-mails, persuasive, and on July 19 ordered Vanetik to refund Fuks' $200,000. Alex Davidson/Getty Images for International Paralympic Committee Gold medalist Brenna Huckaby of Team USA celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's banked slalom SB-LL2. In addition to her meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden at the White House, she also visited the State Department and met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (file photo). Tamila Tasheva, permanent representative of the Ukrainian president in Crimea, told HRW that human rights monitors estimated that at least 600 people had been forcibly disappeared there since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February. Speaking to the BBC in an interview on July 21, Truss ruled out the "direct involvement" of her country's troops if she were to become prime minister. Russia must feel a much higher price for the war to force it to seek peace," he said in his nightly video address on July 20. "We want every father and every mother to be able to tell their children go to sleep peacefully. Subsequent attacks on these bases killed and wounded civilians, the watchdog said. "The Jewish community in Russia is deeply connected with Israel. She is one of many Belarusians who have faced multiple charges linked to the mass protests against Lukashenka following the controversial presidential election. Alex Davidson/Getty Images for International Paralympic Committee, China is a Paralympics star, but its people with disabilities face high hurdles, fourth consecutive Paralympic ice hockey title, Paralympian Brenna Huckaby wins bronze after a legal fight to compete in the games.
The resolution calls on the United States, along with NATO and European Union allies, to support the government of Ukraine to prevent further acts of Russian genocide against the Ukrainian people and supports tribunals and international criminal investigations to hold Russian political leaders and military personnel accountable. The operational pause will give Ukrainian forces, whose morale he said is still high, opportunities to strike back with the increasing amounts of good weaponry" they have received. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has dismissed the European Union's seventh round of sanctions against Russia as inadequate. The government has cracked down on the protesters, arresting many. It arrives in your in-box every Thursday. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 2022 RFE/RL, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Zelenskiy, 44, made his remarks on July 21 in a video posted to Instagram from his office.
The collapse of the partially finished 10-story Metropol building on May 23 sparked angry protests in solidarity with the families of the dead and prompted accusations of government negligence and endemic corruption. According to Iranian media reports, Kanani said Nouri's sentence was based on "baseless, distorted, and fabricated" accusations and said that for this reason, Tehran recalled its ambassador from Stockholm for consultations. Last month, the chief rabbi of Moscow, Pinchas Goldschmidt, left Russia after he refused a request from state officials to publicly support Moscow's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. "Today our colleagues expressed the Hungarian government's interest in a new purchase of natural gas this year. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said a UN-led round of talks would take place in Turkey on July 22, but a ministry spokesman did not confirm that a document would be signed. While many have fled, some residents, including pensioners and farmers, remain in hotly contested frontline villages. Rescuers remove debris in the hopes of finding survivors trapped in the rubble of the Metropol building in Abadan on June 2. Ukraine has asked its international creditors to freeze its debt payments for two years so it can use its financial resources in the war against Russia. Two were injured and immediately taken for medical treatment in a safer location. Fuks, meanwhile, is a longtime real estate developer from the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv who in 2017 hired Rudy Giuliani to help lobby in the United States on behalf of Kharkiv, and Ukraine more broadly. The request was quickly backed on July 20 by Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Britain, and the United States, which announced their coordinated suspension of debt service shortly after Ukraine made its request. "We will continue to act through diplomatic channels so that the Jewish Agency's important activity will not cease." He said thats "probably a conservative estimate" and marked a "very bloody nose" for President Vladimir Putin, who expected a quick victory. Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani announced the move late on July 20, one week after a Swedish court sentenced former Iranian prison official Hamid Nouri to life in prison for crimes committed during the purge of dissidents more than three decades ago. Vanetik did not provide the promised tickets, Fuks alleged, and instead he ended up watching the inauguration at a bar in a Washington, D.C., hotel. Earlier in February, Naumov's appeal against his verdict and sentence was rejected by the Supreme Court of Tatarstan. "The majority of the infrastructure of the ports of wider Odesa -- there are three of them -- remains, so it is a question of several weeks in the event there are proper security guarantees," he told Ukrainian television. But it is important that the Ukrainian forces demonstrate their ability to strike back and it is important that Europe continues to back Ukraine militarily. These are his cannon fodder." Moore also provided an estimate on the number of Russians killed in the war thus far -- 15,000. The U.S. State Department welcomed Turkey's announcement but said it would focus on holding Russia accountable for implementing the deal. Richard Moore, head of the service known as MI6, told the Aspen Security Forum in the U.S. state of Colorado that the progress that Russian forces have made in Ukraine in recent months is relatively small. Last week, a group of 11 human-rights organizations appealed to Belgium to cancel the agreement. The head of Britain's armed forces said on July 17 in an interview with the BBC that the number of Russians killed and wounded in Ukraine was about 50,000. How many families like this may still be destroyed by war?". We've led the international coalition on sending weapons, we're putting the sanctions in place, but I do not support the direct involvement of U.K. troops," she said. According to the court, the ministry's request was based on alleged violations of unspecified Russian laws. He said her address to members of Congress would be important, adding, "I strongly believe it will be heard by those people responsible for making decisions in the United States.". The U.S. also won gold medals in different categories of snowboarding, biathlon and cross country skiing. Turki also said the city administration and the technical supervisors of the construction work were guilty of "numerous shortcomings and faults." Moscow has said any involvement of Western forces directly in Ukraine would be considered a declaration of war against Russia. The post appeared just hours after the Kremlin denied rumors that Russian President Vladimir Putin was suffering from health problems and after a Ukrainian media company said hackers had broadcast a false report about Zelenskiy's health on one of its radio stations following a cyberattack. Akhmetshin, who was questioned by Mueller investigators, has not been charged with any crime. Moscows Basmanny district court said on July 21 that it will start a hearing on the ministry's request on July 28. They're from blue-collar towns in Siberia. Team USA celebrates after winning the para ice hockey final match between the U.S. and Canada. (file photo), Iranian lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah (file photo), Iran has been hit by a recent wave of protests by retirees demanding an increase in their pension as the country grapples with an economic crisis. Russia denies targeting civilians. "I think they are about to run out of steam, he said. Hopes for inclusion, hopes for harmony and importantly hopes for peace," Parsons said. In the months after the Trump inauguration, federal prosecutors investigated whether foreigners illegally funneled money to Trump's inaugural committee. Zelenska, who visited the White House on July 19, said that while U.S. lawmakers can look forward to normal schedules, she and other mothers in Ukraine wonder whether their children will return to school in the fall, while teachers wonder whether they should prepare for the classroom or bomb shelters. Six previous rounds of sanctions have targeted Russia's economy, financial system, central bank, top government officials, as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin and his inner circle. Why Is Violence Against Women, Girls In Kyrgyzstan On The Rise? British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, one of the final two candidates to take over as prime minister after the departure of Boris Johnson, says she does not support sending British soldiers to Ukraine to help fight against Russia. The URL has been copied to your clipboard. The Sixth Court of Cassations in the city of Samara pronounced its ruling rejecting the appeal filed by Gabdrakhman Naumov on July 21, his lawyer, Ruslan Nagiyev, told RFE/RL. Fuks could not be immediately reached for comment. Details of the agreement were not immediately known. Russia on July 21 resumed critical gas supplies to Europe through Germany, reopening the Nord Stream gas pipeline after a 10-day shutdown for maintenance, but the gas flow was expected to fall well short of full capacity. Nouri, 61, was convicted of a "serious crime against international law" and "murder" and sentenced to life in prison, the Stockholm district court said in a statement on July 14. For all of RFE/RL's coverage of the war, click here. "The war has been going on for almost five months, during which there have been significant changes, and under such conditions, the official exchange rate of the hryvnia at the level of February 24 no longer corresponds to reality and is gradually losing its role as an anchor for expectations," the statement said. The package also reinforces implementation and closes loopholes, the Czech EU presidency said on Twitter. Members of Team China celebrate their win over South Korea during the para ice hockey bronze medal game on day eight of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic. HRW said that, in compiling the report, it spoke with 71 people from Kherson, Melitopol, Berdyansk, Skadovsk, and 10 other cities and towns in the Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions. "Cybercriminals spread information that the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, is allegedly in intensive care, and his duties are being performed by the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament), Ruslan Stefanchuk, TAVR Media said on Facebook. Prime Minister Alexander de Croo's government has said the treaty is the only solution for the release of Olivier Vandecasteele, a Belgian aid worker jailed in Iran. Barrack was later indicted on related charges of illegal lobbying as a foreign agent. (file photo), Islamic scholar Gabdrakhman Naumov (file photo), Germany's 1. Dadkhah, who has defended a number of political prisoners in Iran, including a Christian pastor on death row for apostasy, is a founding member of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) along with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi. Russia's military is likely to start an operational pause in the coming weeks after making only incremental progress recently on the battlefield, the chief of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service said on July 21. In December 2016, a month after Trump's election, Vanetik opened a Kyiv office for a lobbying company called Medowood. German Bundesliga club 1. FC Koln could face a team from Belarus in the Europa Conference League playoffs in August. Hundreds of thousands, potentially even millions of people will be spared having food priced out of their reach if the problem can be resolved, he added. Economists calculate that pushes the annual deficit to 25 percent of GDP, compared with just 3.5 percent before the conflict. A bipartisan group of seven senators introduced the resolution on July 20 shortly after Zelenska spoke to members of Congress about the war, highlighting the suffering of Ukrainian civilians. Russian forces also bombarded a residential area of Nikopol, a city south of Zaporizhzhya, killing at least two civilians and wounding at nine others overnight, including several children. The reports could not be independently verified. Zelenskiy barred men aged 18 to 60 from leaving the country shortly after the war began. A man walks in front of a damaged school after a Russian missile strike hit the city of Kramatorsk on July 21. Last month, Nike said it would not extend its franchise agreement with Russia's Inventive Retail Group (IRG), the largest retailer of Nike products in the country. Belarusian authorities accuse Pinchuk of administering the Vitsebsk97% Telegram channel, which had been critical of Lukashenka's regime and has been labeled as extremist in Belarus. Dmytro Suiarko, Grygorii Vovchynskyi, Vasyl Kravchuk and Anatolii Kovalevskyi of Team Ukraine pose with their gold medals following the para cross-country open 4x2.5km relay during day nine of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics. Pensioners and retired government employees have again taken to the streets in several cities across Iran shouting anti-government slogans and demanding a full 38 percent increase in their pensions, which was promised by the Supreme Labor Council. "We are doing all we can to support Ukraine. Tajik President Rahmon said the five nations should keep the developments in the war-torn nation under "permanent focus" as they may affect geopolitical situation in Eurasia in general. Vanetik, a Russian-born U.S. citizen, has been a fixture in Republican politics in California for years, raising money and lobbying congressional Republicans, including former Representative Dana Rohrabacher. Vuhlehirsk, located some 50 kilometers northeast of Donetsk, is Ukraine's second-largest power plant and a strategic infrastructure objective that Russian forces are keen to capture. "This normalcy is exactly what we are deprived of," Zelenska said. The group urged Russia and Ukraine to abide by the laws of war applicable during international armed conflict that can be found in the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and customary international law. The Russian-installed administration in the partially occupied Ukrainian region of Zaporizhzhya said Ukraine had conducted a drone strike on a nuclear power station there, but the reactor was not damaged. The United States has already provided $8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the war began.
Dmytro Suiarko, Grygorii Vovchynskyi, Vasyl Kravchuk and Anatolii Kovalevskyi of Team Ukraine pose with their gold medals following the para cross-country open 4x2.5km relay during day nine of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics. Huckaby also took home the bronze in snowboard cross. Nike was active on the Russian market for 28 years. U.S. sports apparel giant Nike says it is fully quitting the Russian market, three months after suspending its operations in the country. It was the country's most medals ever at the winter Paralympic games. For gas, the annual usage limit for price caps is 1,729 cubic meters, above which a price close to market prices applies, resulting in a seven-fold price rise. He planned to cross the border based on documents about studies at institutions in Poland. Pensioners and associated groups blame the government for spiraling inflation, high unemployment, and failing to deliver on pledges to significantly increase wages and improve living conditions. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison. With their wins, Ukraine's athletes took time to draw attention to what was happening in their country, including worries about their friends and families back home. Russian forces are likely closing in on Ukraines second-biggest power plant at Vuhlehyrska, some 50 kilometers northeast of Donetsk, as Moscow appears to be prioritizing the capture of critical national infrastructure, British intelligence said in its daily bulletin. The Kremlin reacted earlier to media speculation about Putin's health, dismissing the rumors as "nothing but fakes.". Police in St. Petersburg arrested Pinchuk on November 1 last year at the request of Belarus. Ihor Terekhov, the mayor of Kharkiv, said one of the most densely populated areas of Ukraine's second-largest city was being shelled, while the regional governor said two people had been killed and 19 wounded.
Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images Israel's Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai said on July 21 that Russian Jews will not be held hostage by the war in Ukraine." The rights group said that the abuses were apparently aimed not only at obtaining information but also at instilling fear so that people will accept Russia's occupation. FC Koln, but against those of the entire sport," the club said in the letter. Before being able to compete in this year's games, Huckaby had to file an injunction with a German court to even compete in the games. Ukraine has estimated that the costs of the war combined with lower tax revenues has left a $5 billion-a-month fiscal shortfall. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says both Russia and Ukraine must avoid placing military bases in civilian areas during combat operations without relocating the residents first. Despite Moscow's waning influence in the region, none of the five presidents in attendance mentioned the war in Ukraine. Meanwhile, more than 200 people were killed in unrest in Kazakhstan in January, prompting Nur-Sultan to invite Russian-led security forces to swoop in and help restore order. Members of Team China celebrate their win over South Korea during the para ice hockey bronze medal game on day eight of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic. an injunction with a German court to even compete in the games. He also noted that he filed a separate, countersuit in state court in 2021, accusing Fuks of defamation, fraud, and being a notorious criminal, specializing in transnational money laundering, fraudulent schemes, and extortion, and being an agent of Russian intelligence. (file photo). Moore said the war "is obviously not over and with winter coming and the pressure on gas supplies, "we are in for a tough time." The meeting came just weeks after several dozens of people were killed in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan after security forces brutally clamped down on anti-government protests in their respective autonomous regions, Gorno-Badakhshan and Karakalpakstan. Among the methods of torture described by those interviewed were extended beatings, sometimes with baseball bats and electric shocks, which often resulted in injuries including broken ribs and other bones and teeth, severe burns, concussions, broken blood vessels in the eye, cuts, and bruises. Russian authorities earlier this month sent an official notice to Sohnut's office in Moscow demanding its closure. Szijjarto, who said he traveled to the Russian capital to talk about ensuring gas supplies and finding a peaceful solution to the war in Ukraine, met with Lavrov and other Russian officials. Russia last updated the number of war dead in March, saying 1,351 troops had died. A Russian-American businessman known for his political fundraising and lobbying has lost a lawsuit brought by a Ukrainian developer who sued him over promised-but-never-delivered tickets to President Donald Trump's 2017 inauguration. Overall, the U.S. came in fourth place in the overall medal count with six gold, 11 silver and three bronze for a total of 20. The recent wave of protests by pensioners and retirees comes after the government announced on June 6 that it would increase the monthly incomes of non-minimum-wage retirees by 10 percent, far below a previous pledge to raise them by 38 percent plus 5.15 million Iranian rials ($16). Vandecasteele, 41, was detained in Tehran by Iranian authorities in February, apparently without charge. Nikolenko said the Ukrainian delegation at the talks would only support decisions guaranteeing the safety of Ukraine's southern regions, "strong positions" of Ukraine's armed forces in the Black Sea, and safe exports of Ukrainian agricultural products. Russia's military kept up its relentless artillery bombardment of civilian-populated areas earlier on July 21 amid what Kyiv said were failed attempts by Russian forces to gain ground. According to the law, after receiving the official letter from parliament, the government has one week to amend the resolution on wages or it will be canceled completely.
Among China's accomplishments was the first Paralympic appearance of its ice hockey team just five years after it was formed. The Ukrainian oligarch in question was later identified as Serhiy Lyovochkin, who was allied with the Opposition Bloc, a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party. "These are poor kids from rural parts of Russia. "For this reason, we ask you to follow the recommendation of the [International Olympic Committee] and to not only exclude the Russian teams, but also the teams from Belarus, from all European competitions with immediate effect." WATCH: Kyiv has urged Ukrainians living in the Zaporizhzhya region to evacuate. Giuliani's efforts ultimately led to Trump's first impeachment in 2019. Its importance arises in every diplomatic discussion with the Russian leadership," Lapid said in the statement. In a joint statement released on July 12, the groups said it could result in the release of a convicted terrorist and legitimize Irans hostage-taking. "How many children like him are there in Ukraine? The Ukrainian military also reported heavy Russian shelling on the front line in the east amid what they said were largely failed attempts by Russian ground forces to advance. The code has been copied to your clipboard. The agency established in 1929 helps Jews from other countries settle in Israel. "The attempt to punish the Jewish Agency for Israels stance on the war [in Ukraine] is deplorable and offensive, he added. Olena Zelenska, who is on a visit to Washington this week, spoke to members of Congress on July 20 at the U.S. Capitol, saying Ukraine was grateful for the military aid that the United States has sent thus far but now specifically needs air-defense systems. Nike said in a statement on June 23 that it was joining other major Western brands in leaving the Russian market over Moscow's ongoing unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Tajik and Turkmen leaders did not sign the document, citing domestic proceedings. Neither side has responded, HRW said. He was arrested in March 2020 and charged with being the leader of the Nurcular movement in Tatarstan. The prohibition is aimed at curbing foreign influence on presidential administrations. Ukraine has a significant potential to advance its forces on the battlefield and needs to increase the intensity of its attacks on Russian forces, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in his nightly address on July 21. The summit was the first gathering of heads of state in the region since Russia -- which was not a participant in the meeting -- launched its invasion of Ukraine five months ago. Torture, inhumane treatment, as well as arbitrary detention and unlawful confinement of civilians, are among the apparent war crimes we have documented, and Russian authorities need to end such abuses immediately and understand that they can, and will, be held accountable. It is estimated that the debt freeze could save Ukraine around $5 billion over the deferral period. "The Defendant did not provide any tickets for a cabinet dinner, the inaugural parade, the inaugural concert and fireworks, or for the presidential swearing-in ceremony," the judge wrote. Facing an estimated 35 percent to 45 percent crash in GDP this year following Moscow's invasion in February, Ukraine's Finance Ministry said on July 20 it was hoping to finalize the deferral on its roughly $20 billion of debt by August 9. Deputy Attorney General Gholam Abbas Turki said on July 21 that the Abadan city administration held a 4.5 percent participation in the Metropol project and bore a large part of the responsibility for the accident since its involvement in the construction led to the neglect of the municipality's "supervisory duty." "There is a necessity to prevent security crises created by those who use social, economic, inter-ethnic, religious issues as excuses and I call for joint efforts for that," Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov said. Following the court's statement, Israel said it would send a delegation to Russia next week "to ensure the continuation of the Jewish Agency's activity in Russia," according to a statement from Prime Minister Yair Lapid's office. But critics including members of an exiled Iranian opposition movement say Brussels is backing down in the face of what is in effect hostage-taking by Tehran.