1. All eyes on Putin as tensions with Ukraine, West remain high ahead of his state-of-the-nation address  The Globe and Mail
  2. US ambassador to leave Moscow as tensions rise  The Guardian
  3. Putin to address Biden's climate summit despite crisis in U.S.-Russia ties  National Post
  4. Putin Warns Biden in Speech  The New York Times
  5. US ambassador to Russia is coming home for consultations after sanctions traded  Fox News
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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver a speech on Thursday at an online climate change summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden, the Kremlin…

Putin to address Biden's climate summit despite crisis in U.S.-Russia ties | National Post

Putin to address Biden's climate summit despite crisis in U.S.-Russia ties | National Post

John Sullivan’s departure will leave both countries’ embassies without their top diplomats at key momentJohn Sullivan’s departure will leave both countries’ embassies without their top diplomats at key moment

US ambassador to leave Moscow as tensions rise | US foreign policy | The Guardian

JOE BIDEN has been accused of contributing to making the world 'more dangerous' and the US 'weaker', according to Republican Senator Lindsay Graham.JOE BIDEN has been accused of contributing to making the world "more dangerous" and the US "weaker", according to Republican Senator Lindsay Graham.

Biden skewered for making US 'weaker' and world 'more dangerous' with lack of leadership | World | News | Express.co.uk

Satellite images have revealed the 15 Su-34 fighter-bomber aircrafts that are currently lined up on the runway at the Morozovsk airbase in Russia.Satellite images have revealed the 15 Su-34 fighter-bomber aircrafts that are currently lined up on the runway at the Morozovsk airbase in Russia.

On a Russian base just 100 miles from the border, 15 supersonic strike jets await Putin's orders | Daily Mail Online

With an air of moral superiority, the Russian president seems intent on teaching President Biden and other Western leaders a lesson.With an air of moral superiority, the Russian president seems intent on teaching President Biden and other Western leaders a lesson.

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President Biden is bringing a weaker demeanor to the forefront of the nation and it's apparent in his relationship with Russia, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., argued Monday on "Fox News Primetime"President Biden is bringing a weaker demeanor to the forefront of the nation and it's apparent in his relationship with Russia, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., argued Monday on "Fox News Primetime"

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The news of John Sullivan’s travel plans comes after the Biden administration imposed new sanctions on Moscow.

U.S. ambassador to Russia returning to Washington for ‘consultations’ - POLITICO

The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Tuesday he will head home for consultations -- a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break as Washington and Moscow traded sanctions.The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Tuesday he will head home for consultations -- a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break as Washington and Moscow traded sanctions.

U.S. ambassador in Moscow heads home for consultations | CP24.com

Editor's Note: Tensions between Russia and the US have further escalated recently, with the US imposing new sanctions on Russian officials and entities and the two expelling each other's diplomats. These events happened only a few days after US President Joe Biden had a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and proposed a summit in a third country in the coming months. What do all these ups and downs indicate for bilateral relations? How likely is a summit to take place? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen talked to Victor Larin (Larin), academician and principal researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences, over these issues.

US expelling diplomats goes beyond usual decency, let alone norms of diplomacy: Russian scholar - Global Times

The event traditionally begins at noon Moscow timeThe event traditionally begins at noon Moscow time

Putin to deliver his annual state of the nation address on Wednesday - Russian Politics & Diplomacy - TASS

Putin to deliver his annual state of the nation address on Wednesday

On April 21, 2021, the Russian president will give his 17th state of the nation address On April 21, 2021, the Russian president will give his 17th state of the nation address

Takeaways from Vladimir Putin's, Dmitry Medvedev's previous messages to parliament - Russian Politics & Diplomacy - TASS

Takeaways from Vladimir Putin's, Dmitry Medvedev's previous messages to parliament

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to give his 17th annual state-of-the-nation address to a joint session of the Russian parliament in Moscow on April 21 amid a slew of crises both home and abroad.Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to give his 17th annual state-of-the-nation address to a joint session of the Russian parliament in Moscow on April 21 amid a slew of crises both home and abroad.

Plenty To Talk About As Putin Prepares For Annual Address To Parliament

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden’s administration accuses China of genocide but reached a joint pledge to cooperate on climate. The White House is also working to arrange a summit with Russia, despite imposing harsh new sanctions. Biden’s strategy is not about easing tensions, so often the stated goal of diplomacy, but identifying narrow areas to work together — especiallyWASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden’s administration accuses China of genocide but reached a joint pledge to cooperate on climate. The White House is also working to arrange a summit with Russia,

Cooperate despite ‘genocide’? Biden tests ties with China, Russia | Arab News

“You face a two-front war where we don’t have a two front military,” said one former Trump official.

China and Russia Turn Deeper Ties into a Military Challenge for Biden

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For a possible summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden to take place, a lot depends on the United States' further actions, RIA cited Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Tuesday.For a possible summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden to take place, a lot depends on the United States' further actions, RIA cited Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Tuesday.

Putin-Biden summit depends on U.S. actions - RIA cites Russian foreign ministry | Reuters

Even if the Kremlin ultimately decides against a major war in Ukraine, the next few months are likely to remain tense.Even if the Kremlin ultimately decides against a major war in Ukraine, the next few months are likely to remain tense.

A War in Europe? Why Putin’s Russia Is Escalating in Ukraine | The National Interest

The nature of military preparations by Russia and the massing of Russian troops on its borders with Ukraine and in occupied Crimea show that the Kremlin will be ready to attack Ukraine in a few weeks, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said. — Ukrinform.The nature of military preparations by Russia and the massing of Russian troops on its borders with Ukraine and in occupied Crimea show that the Kremlin will be ready to attack Ukraine in a few weeks, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said. — Ukrinform.

Kremlin will be ready to attack Ukraine in several weeks - Kuleba

Former US President Donald Trump believes that maintaining a good relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin is in America’s national interests. He warned that the alternative will see Moscow becoming closer to China.Former US President Donald Trump believes that maintaining a good relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin is in America’s national interests. He warned that the alternative will see Moscow becoming closer to China.

‘Getting along with Putin is a good thing’: US should be friendly to Russia & not drive it towards China, ex-President Trump says — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

His foreign policy isn’t Donald Trump’s. Nor is it Barack Obama’s | United StatesHis foreign policy isn’t Donald Trump’s. Nor is it Barack Obama’s | United States

How Joe Biden is reshaping America’s global role | The Economist

The World's Marco Werman spoke with former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul about recent events between the United States and Russia.The World's Marco Werman spoke with former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul about recent events between the United States and Russia.

US and Russian ambassadors are temporarily returning home

The international community has focused on Moscow’s buildup of forces on land adjoining Ukraine, concerned that such a concentration of Russian military power will be used against its neighbor (see EDM, April 8, 15, 19). But as Moscow routinely insists, it has the right to shift its forces about on its own territory. In its view, these units would only …

Russia Effectively Seizes Control of Sea of Azov, Threatening Ukraine - Jamestown

The president will outline Moscow’s approaches in the context of establishing a broad international cooperation geared to reverse negative impacts of the global climate changeThe president will outline Moscow’s approaches in the context of establishing a broad international cooperation geared to reverse negative impacts of the global climate change

Putin to address online climate summit on April 22 - Russian Politics & Diplomacy - TASS

Putin to address online climate summit on April 22

The notice comes amid high tensions between Moscow and the West over Russia’s military buildup and renewed clashes in eastern Ukraine.The notice comes amid high tensions between Moscow and the West over Russia’s military buildup and renewed clashes in eastern Ukraine.

Russia Blocks Flights Over Black Sea, Crimea Amid Military Drills - The Moscow Times

With its relations with Washington at a nadir, Moscow is eyeing a more pragmatic, if adversarial, relationship with the U.S.With its relations with Washington at a nadir, Moscow is eyeing a more pragmatic, if adversarial, relationship with the U.S.

Russia and US relations hit new lows. Will Moscow take change tack? - CSMonitor.com

An extraordinary sequence of oscillating hostile and conciliatory steps between the United States and Russia was initiated by President Joseph Biden’s phone call to President Vladimir Putin last Tuesday (April 13) and is set to continue this week. The offer of a summit on neutral ground (Helsinki would be Russia’s preference) was interpreted in Moscow as a big win for …

Putin’s Power Play Foiled by Biden’s Punch-and-Placate Tactics - Jamestown

The press secretary divulged that the president receives reports about letters from domestic and foreign figures concerning the blogger’s situationThe press secretary divulged that the president receives reports about letters from domestic and foreign figures concerning the blogger’s situation

Kremlin says monitoring Navalny’s health not Putin’s purview but that of prison officials - Russian Politics & Diplomacy - TASS

Kremlin says monitoring Navalny’s health not Putin’s purview but that of prison officials

The West has responded to a major Russian military build-up on the Ukrainian border by voicing its support for Ukraine, but critics say the international community must do more to deter Vladimir Putin from a new offensive.

Putin’s Ukraine War: Can the West prevent a new Russian offensive? - Atlantic Council

Earlier it was reported that Sullivan was not planning to leave the country despite Moscow’s advice to go back to Washington for consultationsEarlier it was reported that Sullivan was not planning to leave the country despite Moscow’s advice to go back to Washington for consultations

US envoy to Russia to go to Washington and return to Moscow ‘in coming weeks’ - World - TASS

US envoy to Russia to go to Washington and return to Moscow ‘in coming weeks’

(FINANCIAL TIMES) - "America is back," proclaimed Mr Joe Biden a few weeks ago. But in Afghanistan, America is out. The US President has just announced the withdrawal of all remaining American troops from the country. A 20-year war will end on the symbolic date of Sept 11, 2021.. Read more at straitstimes.com.Opinion News -(FINANCIAL TIMES) - "America is back," proclaimed Mr Joe Biden a few weeks ago. But in Afghanistan, America is out. The US President has just announced the withdrawal of all remaining

After Afghanistan, China and Russia will test Biden, Opinion News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

I can imagine the Kremlin’s relief when it realized Nord Stream 2 had escaped sanctions and that pipe laying could continue.I can imagine the Kremlin’s relief when it realized Nord Stream 2 had escaped sanctions and that pipe laying could continue.

Did Biden blink on Russia? Limited sanctions and no summit | TheHill

I can imagine the Kremlin’s relief when it realized Nord Stream 2 had escaped sanctions and that pipe laying could continue.I can imagine the Kremlin’s relief when it realized Nord Stream 2 had escaped sanctions and that pipe laying could continue.

Did Biden blink on Russia? Limited sanctions and no summit | TheHill

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former US President Donald Trump warned against steps by the Biden administration that would encourage cooperation between Russia and China.WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former US President Donald Trump warned against steps by the Biden administration that would encourage cooperation between Russia and China.

Trump: US Should Improve Relations With Moscow, Instead of Forcing Russia, China Together - Sputnik International

Russian troop build-up on Ukrainian border continues despite US and European requests to withdrawRussian troop build-up on Ukrainian border continues despite US and European requests to withdraw

US and Russia discuss Biden-Putin summit as tension rises over Ukraine and Navalny | The National

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says it seems Russia, as well as China and Iran, have all “now figured” that the leader of the free world is “just too weak” to stop them – as Russia increases military presence without consistent opposition from Joe Biden. The remarks come as Russian troops have reportedly amassed 150,000 troops on the border with Ukraine and increased their naval presence in the Black Sea. “It's like Russia, and China by the way and Iran, have all now figured that new US president Joe Biden is just too weak to stop them - and so far it seems he is,” he said. “Biden did order two US warships to the Black Sea to warn off Russia from Ukraine - but changed his mind when Russia got angry and pulled them back.” Sky News host Andrew Bolt says it seems Russia, as well as China and Iran, have all “now figured” that the leader of the free world is “just too weak” to stop them – as Russia increases military presence without consistent opposition from Joe Biden. The remarks come as Russian troops have reportedly amassed 150,000 troops on the border with Ukraine and increased their naval presence in the Black Sea. “It's like Russia, and China by the way and Iran, have all now figured that new US president Joe Biden is just too weak to stop them - and so far it seems he is,” he said. “Biden did order two US warships to the Black Sea to warn off Russia from Ukraine - but changed his mind when Russia got angry and pulled them back.”

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In amassing 150,000 troops near Ukraine’s border, Russian President Vladimir Putin has caught the Biden administration and its European allies flatfooted.Here we go again. In amassing 150,000 troops near Ukraine’s border, Russian President Vladimir Putin has caught the Biden administration and its European allies flatfooted. He first surprised the

Putin is calling the shots

It looks as if he is planning to invade. Or at least that is what he wants everyone to think.It looks as if he is planning to invade. Or at least that is what he wants everyone to think.

Russia seems to be preparing to invade Ukraine but it's not clear whether Putin will go through with it

If Ukrainians can overthrow a corrupt and autocratic regime, then why not the Russians?If Ukrainians can overthrow a corrupt and autocratic regime, then why not the Russians?

How to defeat Vladimir Putin | TheHill

If Ukrainians can overthrow a corrupt and autocratic regime, then why not the Russians?If Ukrainians can overthrow a corrupt and autocratic regime, then why not the Russians?

How to defeat Vladimir Putin | TheHill

Joe Biden sparked a diplomatic scandal with Moscow last month after agreeing with a journalist’s characterisation of Vladimir Putin as a “killer” who would be made to...Joe Biden sparked a diplomatic scandal with Moscow last month after agreeing with a journalist’s characterisation of Vladimir Putin as a “killer” who would be made to...

Merkel Says She Criticises Putin to His Face, Not Behind His Back After Biden's ‘Killer’ Jab - Sputnik International

Ukraine not planning any military offensive, escalation to resolve conflict in Donbas, says foreign minister - Anadolu AgencyUkraine not planning any military offensive, escalation to resolve conflict in Donbas, says foreign minister - Anadolu Agency

Ukraine urges EU to mull economic sanctions on Russia

Making sure that Russia is not just listened to, but respected and even feared, has been at the heart of Putin's presidency since he came to power in 1999 as a relatively unknown ex-spy.Making sure that Russia is not just listened to, but respected and even feared, has been at the heart of Putin's presidency since he came to power in 1999 as a relatively unknown ex-spy.

Vladimir Putin: bringing power back to Russia at all costs

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