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Russia-Ukraine tensions, US Afghanistan withdrawal, China & Hong Kong, Notre Dame's deadline

FRANCE24, 17 Apr 2021
What could possibly go wrong? Russia insisting that the 83-thousand troops its land and sea maneouvres at the Ukranian border are routine. Ukraine responding with military drills of its own with diplomatic lobbying in overdrive. Latest stop for president Volodimir Zelesnkiy Paris where lunch at the presidential palace came with a phone call to German leader Angela Merkel. Tensions were dialled up further on Wednesday with the expected arrival of two US warships. The Russians then decided to stage live fire naval exercises. Only in the end, those two warships never came.

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