Latest News in Russia-Ukraine War

From the Wall Street Journal:

Ukraine: Russia is moving to tighten its hold over occupied parts of Ukraine as its military campaign to take more territory in the eastern Donbas region stalls in the face of Ukrainian resistance. Ukrainian reconnaissance teams are working to impede Russian units that are usually larger and better armed than Ukrainian forces. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that fighting is set to intensify.

Ukrainian prosecutors identified eight Russians they said were responsible for the killing of a village mayor, her husband and son.

An estimated 90% or more of Ukrainians are at risk of being pushed close to or below the poverty line, according to the United Nations Development Program.

Europe: The European Union could take weeks more to decide whether to impose an oil embargo on Russia, officials said, after new delays by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Crises in food, fuel and finance in poorer economies, fueled by the war, have been a focus of this week’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s offshore wealth is the focus of a new investigation.

Russia: Jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny condemned President Vladimir Putin’s “stupid war” in Ukraine as a court rejected his appeal against a nine-year prison sentence.

Washington: The Treasury Department moved to cut off Russia’s ability to make payments on its dollar-denominated sovereign debt U.S.-Russia relations have entered a deep freeze, as described in interviews with the two countries’ ambassadors.

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