Russia abandons Snake Island in strategic victory for Ukraine

KYIV, June 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces abandoned the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island on Thursday, in a major victory for Ukraine that could loosen a Russian grain export blockade threatening to worsen global hunger. Russia’s defense ministry said it had decided to withdraw from the outcrop as a “gesture of goodwill” that … Read more

NATO backs military aid for ‘heroic’ Ukraine, Russia steps up attacks

NATO brands Russia most ‘significant and direct threat’ Ukraine lauds ‘difficult but essential decisions’ by NATO Putin: Russia will respond to NATO moves in Finland, Sweden Russian missile attacks intensify across Ukraine MADRID/KYIV, June 29 (Reuters) – NATO on Wednesday branded Russia the biggest “direct threat” to Western security after its invasion of Ukraine and … Read more

Russian forces turn sights on Lysychansk in battle for eastern Ukraine

Ukraine needs modern air defense system – Zelenskiy US to announce missile defense system for Ukraine -source Russian missiles strike Kyiv for first time in weeks Biden condemns Kyiv attack as act of “barbarism” KYIV/POKROVSK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – Russian forces were fighting on Monday to capture Lysychansk, the last major city still held … Read more

Exclusive: Inside the hangar at the center of the $1 billion Airbus-Qatar jet dispute

DOHA, June 22 (Reuters) – Two high-tech Airbus A350 jets sit idle with their windows taped and engines covered in a floodlit hangar in the Gulf, hobbled by an international legal dispute between European industrial giant Airbus (AIR.PA) and Qatar’s national carrier. From a distance, the plans might seem like any other long-haul jetliners crowding … Read more

NATO warns of long Ukraine war as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last years Allies must show they will back Ukraine for long haul -Johnson Ukraine admits setback at village near Sievierodonetsk ‘All that is ours we will take back’ -Zelenskiy Two Azovstal defense commanders moved to Russia for probe -TASS KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine could last … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX fires at least five over critical letter

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk arrives to see off the Inspiration 4 crew, the first all-civilian crew to be sent into orbit, before they head to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, US, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more

Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Sievierodonetsk city focus of fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds trapped in Sievierodonetsk’s Azot chemical plant NATO defense ministers due to discuss Ukraine military aid KYIV, June 15 (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in the embattled city of Sievierodonetsk to lay down their arms by early Wednesday, pressing its … Read more

Seven bodies found at scene of helicopter crash in Italy

ROME, June 11 (Reuters) – Rescuers have found the bodies of seven people killed in a helicopter crash in Italy, local authorities said on Saturday, two days after the aircraft disappeared from radar screens. The helicopter had taken off on Thursday from Lucca in Tuscany and was heading towards the northern city of Treviso when … Read more

U.S. and allies trade barbs with China, Ukraine dominates Asia security meeting

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – The United States and its allies traded barbs with China at Asia’s premier security meeting on Saturday, especially on Taiwan, but the war in Ukraine and a remote speech by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy dominated proceedings. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin earlier told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that Washington will … Read more

Street fighting, constant shellling as Russia pushes for control of Ukraine’s Donbas

Fierce street fighting for key eastern industrial city Ukraine troops outnumbered, will not surrender-Zelenskiy Eastern front under constant shelling Efforts to evacuate thousands KYIV, June 7 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops were engaged in fierce street fighting with Russian soldiers in the industrial city of Sievierodonetsk, while other towns were under constant shelling, as the Kremlin … Read more