Ukrainian Soviet-era T-64 tanks fire artillery at nearby Russians positions near the city of Kurakhove, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.
Russia has formally integrated occupied areas of Ukraine into Russia’s Southern Military District, the British Defense Ministry said Saturday in its daily intelligence report. The agency said news of the integration is based on a Tass report that the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions are being placed under the three-star command based in Rostov-on-Don.
The report said, however, the move is “unlikely to have an immediate impact” on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Group of Seven industrialized countries agreed Friday on a price cap for refined Russian oil exports.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in statement that the agreement follows a similar price cap on crude Russian oil exports set in December and "helps advance our goals of limiting Russia's key revenue generator in funding its illegal war" in Ukraine.
Officials say the cap is at two levels — $100 per barrel for Russian diesel and other fuels that sell for more than crude, and $45 per barrel for Russian oil products that sell for less than the price of crude, such as fuel oil.
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