Russia Sidesteps Western Punishments, With Help From Friends

Source:New York Times Date:15Feb2023

Apple and Samsung phones also appeared to begin to find their way back to Russia, rerouted through friendly neighboring countries. “Armenia is certainly not the only one,” Mr. David said.

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Turkey’s Neutrality on Ukraine Is Coming at a High Price

Source:Bloomberg Date:17Apr2022

As NATO closes ranks against Russia — even Germany has abandoned its pacifist posture — patience with Turkey’s claims of neutrality is wearing thin. Erdogan’s refusal to join the Western alliance

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Opinion: Why Russian negotiators, oligarchs and exiles are flocking to Turkey

Source:Washington Post Date:31Mar2022

At the outset of the war, Ankara’s balancing act between Russia and Ukraine seemed like a risky gambit, with Turkey selling armed drones to Ukraine while trying to preserve its uneasy partnership

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