Ukraine hails air defences after heavy Russian missile strikes

Ukraine hails air defences after heavy Russian missile strikes

KYIV, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Russia rained long-range missiles on Ukraine on Monday, killing two people, destroying homes in the southeast and causing power outages, but Kyiv said its air defences had limited the damage. Air raid sirens blared across the country and men, women and children huddled in the capital’s cavernous metro system to … Read more

G7 begins to press Russia on Ukraine with oil price cap

G7 begins to press Russia on Ukraine with oil price cap

Russia says it will not export oil subject to cap Zelenskiy says price cap will do little to deter Russia Ukrainian regions resort to scheduled blackouts Ukrainian forces holding positions along front line -Zelenskiy Russia says troops conducting successful operations in Bakhmut KYIV, Dec 5 (Reuters) – A Group of Seven (G7) price cap on … Read more

Ukraine slaps sanctions on senior clerics in pro-Moscow church

Ukraine slaps sanctions on senior clerics in pro-Moscow church

Dec 3 (Reuters) – Ukraine is slapping sanctions on 10 senior clerics linked to a pro-Moscow church on the grounds they agreed to work with Russian occupation authorities or justified Moscow’s invasion, the security service said on Saturday. The announcement is the latest in a series of steps against a Ukrainian branch of the Orthodox … Read more

EU tentatively agrees $60 price cap on Russian seaborne oil

EU tentatively agrees  price cap on Russian seaborne oil

BRUSSELS, Dec 1 (Reuters) – European Union governments tentatively agreed on Thursday on a $60 a barrel price cap on Russian seaborne oil – an idea of the Group of Seven (G7) nations – with an adjustment mechanism to keep the cap at 5% below the market price, according to diplomats and a document seen … Read more

Russia accuses West of undermining OSCE security body

Russia accuses West of undermining OSCE security body

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday big problems had accumulated in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, accusing the West of spurning the chance to make the OSCE a real bridge with Russia after the Cold War. Poland denied a Russian delegation visas to attend a meeting … Read more

EU fails to agree on Russian oil price cap, say diplomats

EU fails to agree on Russian oil price cap, say diplomats

BRUSSELS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – European Union governments failed to agree on Monday on a price cap on Russian seaborne crude oil, as Poland insisted that the cap had to be set lower than proposed by the G7 to cut Moscow’s ability to finance its invasion of Ukraine, diplomats said. “There is no deal. The … Read more

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as Russia war rages

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as Russia war rages

KYIV, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused the Kremlin on Saturday of reviving the “genocidal” tactics of Josef Stalin as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33. The remembrance day for the “Holodomor” comes as Ukraine is battling to repel invading Russian forces and deal with sweeping … Read more

Germany in talks with allies over Polish push for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

Germany in talks with allies over Polish push for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

NATO says decision on Patriot deployment up to specific country Poland asked for German launchers to be sent to western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland’s request that German Patriot air defence units be sent to Ukraine, after NATO’s chief suggested the military alliance might … Read more

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin meets soldiers’ mothers, some bereaved Putin: ‘I personally, and the whole leadership, share your pain’ Russia has not fully enumerated its battlefield losses Some mothers say Kremlin ignores more critical relatives’ groups LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday met with more than a dozen mothers of Russian soldiers fighting in … Read more

Russian court upholds $33 mln fine against Google

Russian court upholds  mln fine against Google

Nov 24 (Reuters) – An arbitration court in Moscow has upheld a 2-billion rouble ($33 million) fine against Google issued by Russia’s federal anti-monopoly service over the company’s decision to block some YouTube channels, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing a court decision. Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey Our Standards: The Thomson … Read more