Shijal ChudasamaDecember 6, 2022

Russian authorities advise the people of Kherson to utilize roubles.

Russian authorities advise the people of Kherson to utilize roubles.

In occupied portions of the Kherson region, Russian imposed officials have persuaded the populace to convert their savings into Russian roubles.

Payments made in the hryvnia, the currency of Ukraine, will stop on January 1, according to a video posted on Tuesday by the commander of the occupying forces, Vladimir Saldo.

He attributed the sharp decline in the hryvnia's value to Ukraine's economic woes, claiming that the currency was "turning into paper."

Although Ukrainian forces took back the province's capital in November, Russian forces are still in control of a sizable chunk of the Kherson region. The rouble is already used in the seized areas of Luhansk and Donetsk.

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ruble, also spelled rouble, the monetary unit of Russia (and the former Soviet Union) and Belarus (spelled rubel). The origins of the Russian ruble as a designation of silver weight can be traced to the 13th century. In 1704 Tsar Peter I (the Great) introduced the first regular minting of the ruble in silver.

Russian officials urge occupied Kherson residents to use roubles
Evacuees from Kherson gather upon their arrival at the railway station in Dzhankoi, Crimea, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Russian authorities have encouraged residents of Kherson to evacuate, warning that the city may come under massive Ukrainian shelling. (AP Photo)
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 30, 2023

NATO commander calls on South Korea to increase military aid to Ukraine

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Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 30, 2023

Finland declares it will support Sweden's NATO application.

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Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 28, 2023

At a memorial for death camps, Russian "megalomania" in the Ukraine war is mentioned.

A recent massacre in Ukraine by Russian soldiers has been linked by the head of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp memorial to similar misery endured

At a memorial for death camps, Russian "megalomania" in the Ukraine war is mentioned.
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 27, 2023

US sanctions Wagner Group's financial support from a Chinese company

For allegedly providing satellite footage of Ukraine to support the mercenary Wagner Group's military operations for Russia, the US has sanctioned a

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Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 26, 2023

After securing combat tanks, Ukraine wakes up to devastating attacks

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Russian and Estonian embassies are expelled amid "destroyed" relations

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Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 21, 2023

Missile systems spotted on Moscow rooftops are unmentioned by the Kremlin.

The Kremlin has declined to confirm whether Russia is prepared to defend itself against potential attacks in the wake of social media posts showing

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Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 20, 2023

The allies of Ukraine debate sending tanks.

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Russia asserts control of a settlement close to Bakhmut, Ukraine

A town in eastern Ukraine close to Bakhmut, where combat has been going on for months, is reportedly under Russian control. Klishchiivka, a

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Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 20, 2023

Up to 50,000 fighters are under Wagner group's command in Ukraine: UK

According to the British Ministry of Defence, the Russian mercenary Wagner Group "very definitely now commands up to 50,000 fighters in Ukraine and

Up to 50,000 fighters are under Wagner group's command in Ukraine: UK
Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 18, 2023

16 people are killed in a helicopter crash, including Ukraine's interior minister.

Denys Monastyrskyy, the interior minister of Ukraine, and other officials were died in a helicopter accident in a Kyiv neighborhood, according to

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Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 18, 2023

Lavrov praises Moscow-Beijing relations and accuses the US of provocations.

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Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 18, 2023

Contrary to popular belief, tanks are still essential for Ukraine.

The top request from Ukraine to Western governments has long been tanks. Poland has volunteered to donate 12 Leopard 2 tanks built in Germany,

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Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 17, 2023

Demand for a special court to hear Russia's "war crimes" in Ukraine

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Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 13, 2023

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Shijal ChudasamaJanuary 9, 2023

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Speaking with a newly appointed Chinese colleague is the Russian foreign minister

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