• Zelenskyy advisor calls Russian ex-president 'small man with huge insecurities' after he suggested Ukraine wouldn't exist in 2 years

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and then-Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow in 2019. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images
    Russia's former president suggested that Ukraine may not exist in two years' time.
    Dmitry Medvedev said: "Who's to say that Ukraine will exist on the world map in two years at all?"
    An aide to Ukraine's president responded by calling him "a small man with huge insecurities."
    An aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mocked Russia's former president after he said Ukraine may no longer exist. Dmitry Medvedev, who was president of Russia between 2008 and 2012 and...
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  • South Africa considers buying Russian oil to tackle energy inflation - a move that could boost Moscow's coffers

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Russian President Vladimir Putin with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Sergei Chirikov/Associated Press
    South Africa is thinking about importing oil from Russia to tackle soaring energy inflation.
    Fuel prices in South Africa are 29.2% higher in April than a year ago.
    Soaring energy prices are boosting Russia's oil export revenues, which jumped 11% on-month in May.
    South Africa said it's thinking about importing oil from Russia to help tackle soaring energy inflation. "We should consider importing crude oil from Russia at a low price because it is not sanctioned," said South African...
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