Russia hopes to sign free trade agreement with Iran by end of year

In further evidence of warm ties between Russia and Iran, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk announced this week that Moscow hopes to sign a free trade zone agreement with Iran and several other Eurasion countries by the end of the year, i24News reports.

Russia ‘Defeats Insurgents’ Killing Scores Of Fighters

Moscow said Tuesday it had pushed back armed insurgents who crossed the border from Ukraine to launch attacks in Russia’s Belgorod region in the deadliest cross-border confrontation since the war began 15 months ago.

G7 Meeting Overshadowed By Ukraine War

The Group of Seven (G7) of the world’s leading economies gathered Friday in Japan’s city of Hiroshima, nearly wiped off the map by the world’s first atomic bomb in World War Two.

Russia Mistakenly Bombs Own City

Moscow reluctantly acknowledged Friday that a Russian supersonic warplane accidentally bombed a Russian city, injuring several people, around 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the border with Ukraine, where a war is ongoing.

US Reporter Remains Detained Rules Moscow Court

A Moscow court ruled Monday that the Wall Street Journal paper reporter Evan Gershkovich, the first American journalist held in Russia since the end of the Cold War, must remain in pre-trial detention.

Russian Opposition Activist Jailed For 25 Years

A Russian court sentenced opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years imprisonment on charges linked to his criticism of the war in Ukraine, prompting international condemnation.

Iran Buys Fighter Aircraft From Russia

Iran has finalized a deal to buy Russia’s Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets in a deal due to raising concerns in Israel, Worthy News monitored Sunday.

Ukraine, Russia Pressured For Peace As Deaths Mount And NATO Grows (Worthy News Radio)

Chinese pressure is mounting on Russia and Ukraine for a ceasefire and possible peace talks amid the rapidly climbing death toll on both sides around the eastern Ukrainian city Bakhmut. But government leaders on both sides remain reluctant to start negotiations immediately, with NATO expansion imminent and battles raging in Ukraine.

Russian launches 28 airstrikes in massive bombardment of Ukraine

Ramping up its attacks on Ukraine, Russia launched 28 airstrikes in 24 hours on Monday, including the use of Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones, Newsweek reports. Monday reportedly also saw Ukrainians bombarded with a further eight Russian rocket attacks and 55 shellings.

Hungary Reluctant To Expand NATO

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Friday that legislators within his nationalist Fidesz party are reluctant to allow Finland and Sweden into the NATO military alliance.

Ukraine Vows Victory At First Anniversary of Russian Invasion (Worthy News Radio)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed that his nation will do everything to achieve victory a year after Russia’s invasion. He spoke as emotionally charged ceremonies were underway across the country to remember the first anniversary of a war that killed at least tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians.

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