NATO Says Russia Not Responsible for Explosion in Poland

Following Russia’s most aggressive attack against Ukraine in over a month, a missile landed in Polish territory on November 15, leaving two people dead, writes CNN. This has led to debate over the origin of the missile, which landed outside of a rural Polish village approximately four miles from the Ukrainian border.

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FOCUS on Global Summits: Russia’s G20 Absence

Lavrov’s attendance comes after Putin repeatedly told Indonesian President Joko Widodo over the course of several months that he would attend the critical summit. According to Reuters, many political pundits have speculated that Putin did not want to appear on the world stage as the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its ninth month.

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Russia Claims to Recover Drones Dropped in Black Sea; Allegedly Loses Another Ship

The Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine continues deteriorate as Russia receives damage to another important ship in recent days. Forbes reports that the Ukrainian government released videos showing a drone attack on the Russian navy frigate Admiral Makarov, the current flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.

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Russia Launches Attacks Across Ukraine After Crimea Bridge Explosion

Russia struck Kyiv and other cities throughout Ukraine on Monday, October 9 in retaliation for the Ukrainian attack on Russia’s Kerch Strait bridge in Crimea a week earlier. In the largest attack since the day of the initial invasion last February, Russia’s strikes targeted Ukrainian military and energy infrastructure as well as Kyiv, reports The Washington Post.

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How Ukraine’s Possible NATO Accession Will Change Eastern Europe

In the midst of the ongoing war in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has formally requested to have his country’s application for NATO membership fast-tracked, reports Politico. After months of consideration by Ukraine and its western allies, it seems that the war-torn country has finally decided where it wants to be in the future.

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Putin Announces Annexation of Eastern Ukrainian Regions

The Russian Federation officially announced the annexation of four eastern Ukrainian regions in a ceremony on September 30. According to the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that the regions of Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporozhye (known as Zaporizhzhya in Ukrainian) were now a permanent and indisputable part of Russia according to Article I of the UN Charter.

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The Futility of Vladimir Putin’s Mobilization

This past week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a mobilization of 300,000 new troops to support the Russian Army in the Russo-Ukrainian War, according to Politico, which published an official translation of Putin’s decree. This mobilization is an attempt to reinvigorate the Russian armies that are currently being pushed back in a massive Ukrainian counteroffensive.

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Russia Enlists Draft to Bolster Russian-Ukrainian War

Russian President Vladimir Putin has enlisted a new draft of 300,000 soldiers in order to bolster its troops in the Russian-Ukrainian War. Despite many initial theories that Russia invading Ukraine would be a quick operation ending in Russian victory, The Ukrainian army has shown that they are a threat to Russian forces.

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