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Russian referendums strain Egypt-Ukraine ties

Egypt denies sending observers to monitor the Russian referendums on illegally annexing four regions in Ukraine.
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Ukraine accused Egypt of sending observers to monitor Russia-orchestrated referendums to illegally annex four Ukrainian regions amid Moscow’s invasion of its European neighbor. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry categorically denied sending any observers in an Oct. 10 statement.

Alena Ohonesian, vice president of the Ukrainian Squash Federation, said Oct. 5 that her country had withdrawn from the upcoming Women's World Team Squash Championship that Egypt will host in December in protest of Cairo’s support of Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian regions.

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