Russia appears to have shifted its operational focus away from the Donbas town of Bakhmut to areas to the north and south.
With the offensive on Bakhmut itself looking to have stalled, Russia’s forces are redirecting their efforts to Avdiivka, … Read the rest
UK CPI Inflation Rate February 2023.
The UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 10.4% in the 12 months to February 2023, up from 10.1% in January.
The UK Consumer Prices Index including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH) rose by … Read the rest
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Putin, for offences in Ukraine.
Russia withdrew from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2016, after the ICC ruled that Russia’s invasion of Crimea amounted to an “ongoing … Read the rest
Ukraine voted for Independence in 1991.
The question asked was: “Do you support the Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine?”
92.26% of those choosing to vote, voted “Yes”, to independence from the Soviet Union, on 1 December … Read the rest
Child Poverty in UK.
A child is considered to be growing up in poverty if they live in a household whose income is below 60% of the median average income for that year.
Median average income in UK.
The Median … Read the rest
Facilitating grain exports.
China’s Peace Plan for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Point 9 of China’s Peace Plan is to Facilitate Grain Exports from Ukraine, to aid the rest of the world.
This had already begun in mid 2022, but … Read the rest
China’s 12 point Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis.
1. Respecting the sovereignty of all countries.
This equates to Russia pulling out of Ukraine, including Crimea.
2. Abandoning the Cold War mentality.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is not cold … Read the rest
New intelligence reviewed by US officials suggests a “pro-Ukraine group” — likely comprised of Ukrainians or Russians — attacked the Nord Stream gas pipelines in September, but there are no firm conclusions.
US officials have stated that there was no … Read the rest
UK Royal Family Finances.
An example of reports on the Royal Finances.
The 2022-2023 Sovereign Grant is around £86 million a year but can exceed £369 million if the palace urgently requires 30 more clocks. This money comes from HM … Read the rest
Russia cannot end this War.
The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the G20 meeting in India, said that the question of when Russia will negotiate an end to the war should be put to the Ukraine President.
This … Read the rest