Exclusive: EU nears compromise deal to defuse standoff with Russia over Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad depends on rail and road through Lithuania Clampdown on sanctioned freight angers Moscow EU seeks compromise with Lithuania to resume normal trade VILNIUS/BRUSSELS, June 29 (Reuters) – Trade through Lithuania to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad could return to normal within days, two sources familiar with the matter said, as European officials edge towards … Read more

Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack in east and south

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk, Mykolaiv Ukraine must decide own future, Polish president says KYIV, May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia stepped up its attack in the eastern and southern parts of the country, pounding the Donbas and Mykolaiv … Read more

Ukraine rules out ceasefire as fighting intensifies in Donbas

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk Russia stops Finland gas flows over payment dispute Polish president in Ukraine to address parliament Sunday May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow while Russia intensified an offensive in the eastern Donbas region and stopped providing gas to Finland, … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey not supportive of Finland, Sweden joining NATO

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ANKARA, May 13 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday it was not possible for NATO-member Turkey to support plans … 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

Russia warns of nuclear deployment if Sweden and Finland join NATO

Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev delivers a speech during a meeting with members of the Security Council in Moscow, Russia February 21, 2022. Sputnik/Alexey Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia warns of nuclear deployment Says Iskander and hypersonic missiles would be deployed Finland and Sweden … Read more

Europe signals unity against Russian gas payment demands

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – Europe vowed to stay united against Russia’s demand that they pay for its gas in roubles, as the threat of an imminent supply halt eased on Friday. European capitals have been bracing for a disruption to gas imports as Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks retaliation over Western sanctions for the … Read more

Putin tells Europe: Pay in roubles or we’ll cut off your gas

Energy is Russia’s most powerful lever against West Western nations reject currency switch in gas deals Russia won’t export gas as ‘charity’, says Putin Europe already struggling to find alternative supplies BERLIN/LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is demanding foreign buyers pay for Russian gas in roubles from Friday or else have … Read more

Ukraine says Russia wants to split nation, calls for more arms

Ukraine intelligence chief predicts guerrilla warfare Zelenskiy appeals for more Western military hardware Biden says Putin ‘cannot remain in power’ Russia-backed region signals possible referendum Ukraine, Russia agree on two humanitarian corridors LVIV, Ukraine, March 27 (Reuters) – Russia wants to split Ukraine into two, as happened with North and South Korea, Ukraine’s military intelligence … Read more