max seddon

max seddon


moscow bureau chief @FT. in soviet russia, news reports you: max.seddon@ft.com

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“A deal to end Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian seaports and grain exports remains distant because Moscow is using talks to push its war aims and ambition to dominate the Black Sea, Kyiv’s top negotiator said.”

The UK has sanctioned Vladimir Potanin, Russia’s second richest oligarch. His metals empire is crucial to the global supply of nickel and palladium – markets are jittery about any potential knock-on effects. with @SebastianEPayne ⁩ @humenm ⁩

Putin, asked about the G7 leaders’ jokey suggestion to take a shirtless photo like he sometimes does: “I don’t know how they wanted to get undressed, but I think it would be disgusting viewing”

Putin’s table at the Caspian Sea summit in Turkmenistan yesterday. You could probably fit an entire hockey rink in the middle

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“Chinese students have been lured to work at a secretive technology company that masked the true nature of their jobs: researching western targets for spying and translating hacked documents as part of Beijing’s industrial-scale intelligence regime.”

Ukraine's human rights ombudsman shocked the world with tales of Russian soldiers raping children. Then officials investigating the many well-documented rapes and other alleged war crimes asked her for evidence – to find she didn't have any. Damning story

Russian national hockey team goaltender Ivan Fedotov said he wanted to leave CSKA, the army team, and play for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was arrested for draft-dodging – CSKA players are technically in the military – and taken to the recruitment office

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Zelensky to Putin: "Good Lord, what do you want? Leave our land. If you don't want to leave now, sit down with me at the negotiating table. But not from 30 meters away, like with Macron and Scholz. Sit down with me and talk. What are you afraid of? We're no threat to anyone."

A woman burst onto Russia’s main live evening newscast today with a sign that says: “Stop the war Don’t believe propaganda They’re lying to you” And chanting: “Stop the war! No to war!”

Putin just said the west is trying to "cancel" Russia

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