The withdrawal of Russian troops from around the Ukrainian capital this week has fueled global hopes of an imminent breakthrough in ongoing peace talks.
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The Kremlin said Russia is Refocusing its efforts on consolidating control over areas in the east of the neighboring country. But reports from Kyiv suggest that fighting on the outskirts of the city is not quite over.
As speculation about a possible peace deal Continuation, US, British and European intelligence services warned about it Vladimir Putin is not up to date on reality on the ground because his advisors are afraid of breaking bad news.
White House spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield told reporters that failure to properly brief the Russian leader resulted in “ongoing tensions between Putin and his military leadership“.
An unnamed US official said: CNN that Putin was not even aware that his forces “deployed and lost conscripts in Ukraine, showing a clear breakdown in the flow of accurate information.”
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- Prince Andrew was embroiled in another scandal when the Supreme Court found out about it Royal accepted a ‘gift’ of £1million by a Turkish “cheat”.
- Keir Starmer launched Labor’s local election campaign as the clock ticked down to Vote May.
- A conservative politician announced that he wanted to become one the country’s first openly transgender MP.
- Laura Kuenssberg announced her new role as presenter of BBC One’s flagship politics show on Sunday morning, fueling speculation as to who will do it follow her as a senderPolitical Editor.
- The Ethiopian government announced a “Cessation of hostilities” with Tigrayan rebelsraising hopes that the longstanding conflict is nearing an end.
- And opposition parties in Pakistan have announced plans for one No-confidence vote against Prime Minister and former cricket hero Imran Khan.
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