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Russian oil refinery near Ukraine hit by alleged drone attack

Moscow, June 22 : A drone hit a major Russian oil refinery near the border with Ukraine, sending a ball of flame and black smoke billowing into the sky and prompting the suspension of operations, Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday. Officials at the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in Russia’s Rostov region said the first drone hit the refinery at 8:40am (05:40GMT), in which a crude distillation unit was hit, triggering a blast and ball of fire.

Sputnik vax has no side effect on 9-11 yr old’

Moscow, June 20 (UNI/Sputnik) Children aged 9-11 who were vaccinated against the coronavirus with the Sputnik V shots showed no notable side effects, Alexander Gintsburg, the director of Russia's Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, which developed the Sputnik V vaccine, told Sputnik.

Russian forces close in on Sievierodonetsk

Moscow, June 13 (UNI) Russian forces are very close to encircling the key city of Sievierodonetsk in eastern Ukraine and cut it off completely in just a matter of days, the governor of Luhansk said, The New York reported on Monday. Ukraine has been bringing in more and more troops and resources in a desperate effort to hold on to that city, its last holdout in Luhansk.

Astra Rocket malfunction results in loss of two satellites

Moscow, June 13 (UNI/Sputnik) A carrier rocket of the California-based private company Astra Space failed to launch two NASA satellites into orbit. The Astra LV0010 rocket took off from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday, but the second stage of the booster malfunctioned and the payload was lost, the company said in a statement.

Russia confirms 34,690 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours

Moscow, Nov 26 (UNI/Sputnik) Russia has confirmed 34,690 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 9,502,879, the federal response center said on Friday. "Over the past 24 hours, 34,690 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in 85 regions in Russia, including 2,466 cases (7.1 per cent) without clinical symptoms," the center said, adding that the rate of increase was 0.37 per cent.

Putin offers condolences to relatives of coal mine accident victims: Kremlin

Moscow, Nov 25 (UNI/Sputnik) Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered condolences to families of miners who lost their lives in an accident at the Listvyazhnaya mine in Siberia’s Kemerovo region on Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. According to the latest information, 11 miners died in the accident, and the fate of over 30 more remains unknown.

Kremlin rejects all allegations of Russia’s involvement in ‘Havana Syndrome’

Moscow, Nov 25 (UNI/Sputnik) The Kremlin rejects all allegations of Russia’s involvement in presumed acoustic attacks against US diplomats that are been referred to as the "Havana Syndrome," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, adding that CIA Director William Burns did not raise this issue in Moscow. "This topic was in no way raised by Burns in conversations with political interlocutors here in Moscow and it was not touched upon with the head of state [Vladimir Putin]. As for the content of Burns’s conversation with his colleagues in the special services, I have nothing to say here - this is not public information. The only thing is that here we can surely reject any hints, assumptions or statements about the alleged involvement of the Russian side in these cases - we have nothing to do with this," Peskov told reporters.

Russia’s MIR-19 medicine may be suitable for COVID prevention – Medical...

Moscow, Sep 7 (UNI/Sputnik) Russia's MIR-19 anti-coronavirus medicine, developed by the Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA), may be suitable for early post-exposure prevention, FMBA Translational Medicine and Innovative Technologies Department head Darya Kryuchko said in an interview with Sputnik.

Toyota to cut global output by 40pc due to Microchip Crunch...

Moscow, Aug 19 (SPUTNIK) Toyota will cut global vehicle production by 40% in September as global microchip shortages constrain chip supply to automakers, news outlets reported on Thursday. Japan’s biggest automaker said it planned to reduce worldwide output by 540,000 vehicles, more than the initially anticipated 360,000, the national news agency Kyodo reported.

Trump to run for presidency in 2024 Presidential election – Former...

Moscow, Aug 7 (UNI/Sputnik) The ex-press secretary and adviser of former US President Donald Trump, Sean Spicer, has announced that Trump would run for another term in the 2024 election. The announcement came as a Quinnipiac University poll revealed earlier this week that the majority of Americans — slightly over 60% — considered Trump's 2024 bid to be bad for the United States.
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