Russia will use solely standard weapons in Ukraine, Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov mentioned in response to a query in regards to the potential use of nuclear arms within the warfare.
The feedback, in an interview Tuesday to India In the present day tv, are among the many most categorical from a senior Russian official on the difficulty, though Lavrov isn’t straight answerable for army decision-making.
Western intelligence officers have warned that the Kremlin may flip to tactical or different restricted nuclear weapons from its arsenal if its invasion of its southern neighbor continues to battle.
Within the interview, Lavrov mentioned Russia’s army operation has entered a brand new part and can proceed. Ukraine mentioned the Kremlin began a brand new offensive within the Donbas area in a single day.
Ukraine warfare: Russia expels Dutch, Belgian, Austrian diplomats
Russia introduced on Tuesday it’s expelling Dutch and Belgian diplomats from its territory, giving them a two-week deadline to depart. The transfer got here as a retaliation towards Belgium and the Netherlands, in a coordinated motion late final month, expelling a complete of 38 Russian diplomats over Moscow’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, which started on February 24.
Boris Johnson presents ‘wholehearted apology’ over Downing Road ‘partygate’
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday provided a “wholehearted” apology for attending an unlawful get together throughout the Covid-19 lockdown however mentioned he did not knowingly break guidelines or mislead Parliament. Johnson informed lawmakers within the Home of Commons “it didn’t happen to me” that the gathering was a celebration. Final week, Johnson was fined 50 kilos ($66) for attending his personal shock birthday celebration in 10 Downing Road in June final yr.
British MPs to vote on Boris Johnson’s ‘partygate’ scandal on Thursday
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Russia’s warfare to sluggish international development, trigger inflation: IMF
The IMF in a report launched on Tuesday concluded that Russia’s warfare in Ukraine will severely set again international financial restoration, sluggish development, improve inflation, trigger grave dangers to the monetary system, and probably completely fragment the world financial system into geopolitical blocs, and in consequence revised its international development projection for 2022 from 4.4% to three.6%. For 2023, it revised its development projections from 3.8% to three.6%.
Sri Lanka protester shot useless by cops, first killing throughout anti-govt agitation
The Sri Lanka police on Tuesday shot useless one man and wounded 10 others, information company AFP reported, quoting officers. That is reportedly the primary killing of a protester in weeks of anti-government demonstrations over the island’s disaster. Police used stay ammunition towards a gaggle who had been blocking a freeway in Rambukkana to protest acute oil shortages and excessive costs, hospital and police the report added.