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World Daily News – In Brief – Tuesday 19/04/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Russia launches ‘Battle of Donbas’ all-out assault on east Ukraine

Russia launched its long-awaited all-out assault on east Ukraine on Tuesday, unleashing thousands of troops in what Ukraine described as the Battle of the Donbas, a campaign to seize two provinces and salvage a battlefield victory.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

Ivory Coast: Achi reappointed PM, regional bank chief named VP

Patrick Achi has been reappointed as prime minister of Ivory Coast just a week after resigning from the post, Senate President Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio has said.

. AFP (FRANCE)

China says it has signed security pact with Solomon Islands

China said Tuesday it has sealed a wide-ranging security pact with the Solomon Islands, an agreement the United States and its regional allies fear could give Beijing a military foothold in the South Pacific.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Uruguay prepares its embassy in Turkey for opportunities

Uruguay is preparing the opening of its embassy in Turkey, seeking to position itself in a key area between Europe and Asia.

. THE MOSCOW TIMES (RUSSIA)

Russia Says Expelling 36 European Diplomats

Russia said on Tuesday it was expelling 36 diplomats from two European countries in retaliation for similar measures taken against Moscow’s foreign envoys over the Kremlin’s military operation in Ukraine.