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The Baltic Performer, a 150-metre cargo ship operated by a Swedish subsidiary of the Russian company Baltic Shipping, arrives in the Swedish port of Helsingborg on April 4, 2022. Photo: Camille Bas-Wohlert / AFP
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Europe warms up to Russian shipping blockade

One of Sweden's two main dockworkers' unions decided at the end of March that it would not unload vessels with ties to Russia, in protest against Moscow's invasion of Ukraine
Russia's President Vladimir Putin pictued during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the National Stadium in Beijing, on February 4, 2022. Photo: Wang Zhao / AFP
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Putin warns EU nations need ruble accounts to get gas

President Vladimir Putin has warned "unfriendly" countries, including all EU members, they will be cut off from Russian gas unless they open an account in rubles to pay for deliveries
The last Allegro train from St Petersburg in Russia arrives at the central railway station in Finland's capital Helsinki on March 27, 2022. Photo: Alessandro Rampazzo / AFP
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Last EU train out of Russia arrives in Helsinki

Just after 7pm on Sunday, the Allegro express train from St Petersburg pulled into the Finnish capital Helsinki, marking the closure of the last rail link between Russia and the EU
A Ukrainian serviceman stands by the remains of a shopping mall in Kyiv on March 21, 2022 after a Russian attack. Photo: Aris Messinis / AFP
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Ukraine war sparking turmoil for world economy: EBRD

The Ukraine war has major economic consequences for energy, food, inflation and poverty, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The EBRD's chief economist spoke to AFP about the fallout from Russia's invasion
LENINGRAD REGION, RUSSIA - JULY 27, 2021: A gas measuring unit at the Slavyanskaya compressor station (operated by Gazprom), the starting point of the Nord Stream 2 offshore natural gas pipeline. A gas treatment unit has been launched at the station. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will supply gas from natural gas fields in the Yamal Peninsula from where main pipelines have been laid to the Slavyanskaya compressor station. According to Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, the construction of Nord Stream 2 will be completed by the end of this year. Peter Kovalev/TASS
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How much gas comes from Russia?

The share of national gas imports from Russia is over 50% in some EU countries. This interactive map shows how this looks in the individual member states. In addition, the graphic provides an overview of the most important gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.
A banner showing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading "Justice Prevails" displayed on a highway in the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 8, 2022. Photo: Louai Beshara / AFP
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Russia tactics in Ukraine war mirror Syria testing ground: experts

Besieging cities, shelling civilian infrastructure and arranging "safe corridors": the tactics used by Russia in its war on Ukraine mirror those it tested and fine-tuned to drain resistance in Syria's conflict
Video grab released by the Russian Defence Ministry on February 15, 2022, shows Russian tanks apparently leaving for Russia after joint exercises of the armed forces of Russia and Belarus at a firing range near Brest, Belarus. Photo: RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY / AFP
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Russian army, Putin’s favoured foreign policy tool

Whether they have been camped out on Ukraine's borders or moving tanks across the vast country, Russia's battle-hardened troops have made the world listen to Vladimir Putin, who wants to redefine European security
A Ukrainian armed forces serviceman looks through a spyglass from a dugout on the frontline with Russia-backed separatists near Gorlivka, in Ukraine's Donetsk region, on January 23, 2022. Photo: Anatolii Stepanov / AFP
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Europe warns against Russian provocation in Donbass

More than an open Russian invasion of Ukraine, European capitals fear Kiev could be lured into a clash with pro-Russian separatists in the breakaway Donbass region