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Russian Oil Revenues Rising, Tougher Sanctions Needed on Shadow Fleet

Russian Oil Revenues Rising, Tougher Sanctions Needed on Shadow Fleet

Russian oil export revenues surged to $17.2 billion in March 2024, driven by higher global oil prices and increased crude export volumes, according to the April ‘Russian Oil Tracker’ by KSE Institute. Despite robust US Treasury sanctions targeting the shadow fleet, Russia continues to expand it by incorporating new tankers, allowing for stable exports and further evasion of oil price cap.

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Putin’s Gruesome Playbook

Putin’s Gruesome Playbook

All wars have a different stamp when it comes to atrocities.
But although the origins of the wars are different, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reckless, indiscriminate bombing—a standard part of his playbook—in Ukraine has startling parallels to other Putin wars I have witnessed in my time as a reporter.

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U.S. Plans to Confiscate Russian Assets: Will the EU Follow?

U.S. Plans to Confiscate Russian Assets: Will the EU Follow?

KSE Institute has presented a report titled “U.S. Plans to Confiscate Russian Assets: Will the EU Follow?” It provides an overview of the newly adopted US Act On Confiscation Of Russian Sovereign Assets (Repo Act), and explores proposals to use revenues generated by the Russian reserves under discussion in the EU.

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Ukraine urgently needs South Korean air defense systems, envoy says

Ukraine urgently needs South Korean air defense systems, envoy says

Days after a Russian missile attack decimated a children’s hospital in Ukraine, Kyiv’s ambassador is imploring South Korea to provide his country with air defense systems to shore up its war effort.
“Amid relentless Russian attacks on civilians and critical infrastructure facilities, we need to protect ourselves from missiles and drones”

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The Nato alliance should not invite Ukraine to become a member

The Nato alliance should not invite Ukraine to become a member

Some claim bringing Ukraine into Nato would deter Russia from ever invading the country again. That is wishful thinking
At last year’s Nato summit, the United States focused on improving Ukraine’s self-defense capabilities rather than addressing the country’s potential membership in Nato.

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