Ukraine claims battlefield successes in northeast as Russians fall back

Ukraine says its forces have pushed through to Russian border Russia warns of consequences over Finland, Sweden NATO move NATO chief says Russian offensive not going to plan Situation still tough in south RUSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine/KYIV, May 16 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops counter-attacking against Russian forces in the country’s northeast have pushed them back from … Read more

Ukraine seeks evacuation of wounded fighters as war rages on

Ukraine in ‘complex talks’ on evacuating wounded fighters Finnish leader tells Putin his country plans to join NATO Ukraine deputy PM says war ‘entering new, long phase’ Hundreds of Russian war dead brought to rail yard G7 nations vow more military and economic aid for Ukraine KYIV, May 14 (Reuters) – Very complex talks are … Read more

Ukraine forces thwart Russian armoured column crossing river

Ukraine says it set Russian supply ship in Black Sea on fire Relatives of Mariupol fighters plead for rescue Finland wants security after Russian invasion of Ukraine Sweden expected to follow in bid to join NATO KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces destroyed a pontoon bridge and parts of Russian armored column as … 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

Ukraine says Russia pounding Donbas, failing to take targets

Russia continues assault on eastern Ukraine Ukraine says Russians ‘not succeeding’ in taking targets Russia’s Lavrov: lifting sanctions is part of peace talks US Congress to pass Ukraine aid and weapons package soon KYIV, April 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces pounded Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region on Saturday but failed to capture three target areas, Ukraine’s … Read more

Biden seeks $33 billion war chest to support Ukraine, Zelenskiy wants quick approval

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden asked Congress for $33 billion to support Ukraine – a dramatic escalation of US funding for the war with Russia – and the Ukrainian president pleaded with lawmakers to give the request a swift approval. The funding request includes over $20 billion for weapons, ammunition and other … Read more

Putin warns West of lightning retaliation; sanctions batter Russian economy

Putin warns of retaliation if West interferes Ukraine says Europe should stop depending on Russia France to host EU energy ministers on May 2 Russia denies energy blackmail Canada says Russian attacks are war crimes WARSAW/SOFIA/KYIV, April 28 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of lightning-fast retaliation if countries interfere in Ukraine as European … Read more

Russian gas supply to Poland resumes; Ukraine condemns ‘gas blackmail’

Gas supplies to Poland resumes; no word in Bulgaria Ukraine accuses Russia of blackmailing Europe Germany sends tanks to Ukraine Farmers wear body armor to plow fields WARSAW/SOFIA/KYIV, April 27 (Reuters) – Russian gas supplies to Poland under the Yamal contract halted briefly on Wednesday, data from the European Union gas transmission operators showed, raising … Read more

Musk gets Twitter for $44 billion, to cheers and fears of ‘free speech’ plan

NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) – Elon Musk clinched a deal to buy Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) for $44 billion cash on Monday in a transaction that will shift control of the social media platform populated by millions of users and global leaders to the world’s richest person. It is a seminal moment for the 16-year-old … Read more

Russia warns nuclear war risks now ‘considerable’

Russia warns US against arming Ukraine US eyes ammunition for howitzers, tanks, grenade launchers UK to send ambulances, fire engines and medical supplies LVIV, Ukraine/KYIV, April 26 (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign minister told the world not to underestimate the considerable risks of nuclear conflict, and NATO’s supply of weapons to Ukraine “in essence” meant that … Read more