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How is the Chinese officialdom, press, or intelligentsia discussing Russia's possible use of nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war?

It's certainly known that the Chinese press and officials have openly blamed NATO and the USA more specifically for the war in Ukraine. On the other hand, China officially has a "no first use&...
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Year-by-year breakdown of deaths in the Donbas attributed to military operations, 2014-2021?

I can easily find the total casualties for 2014-2021 (which vary by source), but not a year-by-year breakdown, to gauge the pace of the conflict (before 2022) from that perspective. According to a UN (...
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How does UK MP Bob Seely's 2018 paper "Definition of Contemporary Russian Conflict" hold up in 2022 in Ukraine? (Seely's seven elements)

After seeing his discussion in the BBC's 2022-03-11 video Is Russia setting the stage to use chemical weapons in Ukraine? - BBC Newsnight (my transcription with help of closed captions): The trouble ...
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Is the Red Cross involved yet in checking up on prisoners of war in Ukraine?

Is the Red Cross involved yet in checking up on prisoners of war in Ukraine? I don't see it mentioned here or here.
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Has Iran presented any evidence that their drones (used in Ukraine) were sent to Russia before the war?

It seems Iran initially denied they sent drones to Russia, but later Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said that they sent some, but before the war. “Some western countries have accused ...
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What's the balance of (pro-)Russian forces in Ukraine between regular Russian units and Wagner, LPR+DPR armies etc.?

Are there some official Russian figures and/or Western estimates on what in the balance of (pro-)Russian forces engaged in Ukraine? Basically, how many are regular Russian forces vs various other ...
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Are there any multi-country EU polls on the Russian-language policies of former Soviet republics that are either full EU members or EU associates?

Are there any multi-country EU polls (like those conducted by Eurostat or Pew, although not necessarily just by those orgs) on the topic of Russian-language policies in former Soviet republics that ...
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How much military equipment has Ukraine received externally since the situation escalated in February?

I noticed that before the war broke out in Feb 24, there was military equipment sent to Ukraine from NATO countries, for example U.S. sent 80 tons of military equipment (part of an additional $200M &...
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Has Ukraine implemented section 11 of the Minsk II agreement?

The Minsk II Agreement calls for (2) Pull-out of all heavy weapons by both sides to equal distance with the aim of creation of a security zone on minimum 50 kilometres (31 mi) apart for artillery ...
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What was the selection criteria for people Russia judges in the "Azov trial"?

Based on Western media, it seems to me they are judging pretty insignificant cases like cooks (of the battalion) and what not. I do recall that Russia even exchanged some Azov combat personnel ...
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Why are the exemptions for travelling from Ukraine to Crimea so narrow?

Courtesy of this answer on Travel.SE, most foreigners aren't allowed to cross from mainland Ukraine into Crimea, with a few narrow exemptions, at least as of 2015. Procedure for entry to the ...
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Which Polish political parties are supporting the blockade of their border with Ukraine?

There's been a partial blockade of Ukraine's borders by Polish truckers and farmers since the beginning of November, punctuated by various short breaks. Polish drivers have been blocking several ...
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Is there a more exact quote/translation of what Orban said recently about aid to Ukraine?

RFERL has it as Speaking in Brussels on the sidelines of the EU summit where discussion was focused on support for Ukraine, Orban said there was a “big battle” over the matter and added that he saw ...
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Why does Ukraine want to postpone ratifying the Rome Statute?

Ukraine has been in international negotiations to become party to the International Criminal Court for decades now. They seem to have been making steady progress, up until the outbreak of the Russian ...
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What does the written and unwritten international law say about an eventual shutdown of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant?

Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022. After the Russian forces occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant there have been a lot of discussions about the risk of radiation leak, but not about the main ...
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Historical examples of sanctioning Oligarchs

Are there any modern historical examples that demonstrated the efficacy of sanctions (economic pressure) to halt a superior invading nation state?
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Can I confirm my identity at the polling station without taking off the mask?

My country has an upcoming elections soon. On the polling station I will need to confirm my identity with photo ID; this implies taking off the mask in a crowded place. I take social-distancing ...
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How has the "Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022" benefited Ukraine?

The United States of America has enabled President Biden to offer more help to Ukraine against the Russian aggression through the "Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022": In ...
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