The United States is asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to reconsider his stance against negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Washington Post reports. This effort is intended as a means to maintain international support and not necessarily to provoke negotiations between warring nations.
Meanwhile, Iran publicly admitted for the first time that it had provided Russia with deadly drones, but before the full-scale invasion of the Kremlin began in February, said Zelensky. He called Tehran’s statement a “confession” after weeks of attacks from planes.
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4. From our correspondent
Russia strips climate advocates of citizenship: Climate activist Arshak Makichan, 28, who fled Russia to Berlin in March after the invasion of Ukraine, is no longer Russian, according to the government. A court in Moscow decided to revoke the citizenship of Makicyan’s father and brother, both of whom remain in Russia, in return for his public anti-war statements.
An Armenian by birth, Makichan immigrated to Russia as a baby in 1995 and only holds a Russian passport.