‘Substantial victory’ for Kyiv acknowledged on Russian TV after Ukrainian breakthrough

Zelenskiy says forces have recaptured towns and villages Blinken visits Kyiv with new US aid package KYIV, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Russian state television broadcast an interview on Friday acknowledging that Kyiv had achieved a “substantial victory”, after Ukrainian forces burst through the frontline in a lightning advance. The Ukrainian breakthrough near Kharkiv was the … Read more

Putin casts doubt over Ukraine grain deal and gas for Europe

Putin accuses Kyiv and West of flouting grain deal Russia wants to discuss changing terms of deal Threatens to cut energy exports if Europe caps prices Ukraine worried about expanding, nuclear conflict KYIV, Sept 7 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin mooted on Wednesday reopening a UN-brokered deal for Ukrainian grain exports via the Black Sea … Read more

More shelling raises nuclear fears as Kyiv, Moscow await UN report

Zaporizhzhia plant cut from grid but operating safely -IAEA Zelenskiy warns of near nuclear “catastrophe” day before report Kyiv cites battlefield gains, including Kherson province town European markets hit hard by closure of Russian gas pipeline KYIV, Sept. 5 (Reuters) – Power at a critical nuclear plant in Ukraine was all but cut off on … Read more

Suspected drones over Taiwan, cyber attacks after Pelosi visit

Suspected drones fly over outlying Taiwanese islands Defense ministry says its website attacked, briefly offline Chinese military exercises, involving live-fire, set to begin China says it’s an internal affair TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Suspected drones flew over outlying Taiwanese islands and hackers attacked its defense ministry website, authorities in Taipei said on Thursday, a … Read more

Missiles kill 17 near Odesa after Ukraine retakes Snake Island

Russia calls Snake Island exit a ‘gesture of goodwill’ Donbas situation more precarious for Ukraine Russian missiles hit apartments, resort near port of Odessa KYIV, July 1 (Reuters) – Russian missiles hit an apartment building and a resort near Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa early on Friday, killing at least 17 people and wounding … Read more

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

G7 aims to raise $600 billion to counter China’s Belt and Road

US President Joe Biden attends a working lunch with other G7 leaders to discuss shaping the global economy at the Yoga Pavilion, Schloss Elmau in Kuren, Germany, June 26, 2022. Kenny Holston/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Group of Seven leaders on … Read more

Ukraine pushes Russian troops back in counter-offensive in east

Ukraine counter-offensive could shift war’s momentum Ukrainian forces seeking to cut off Russian supply lines Setback for Moscow at the moment when Putin had aimed for victory KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces had recaptured villages from Russian troops, pressing a major counter-offensive in the northeast of the country … Read more