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

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

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E.Europe arms companies step up production for Ukraine Hope to find new markets as defence spends rise Can produce and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weaponry Poland, Czechs among big suppliers of military aid to Kyiv Industry’s history stretches from 1800s and through Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern Europe’s arms industry is churning … Read more

Exclusive: Russians, Ukrainians met in UAE to discuss prisoner swap, ammonia, sources say

Exclusive: Russians, Ukrainians met in UAE to discuss prisoner swap, ammonia, sources say

RIYADH, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Representatives from Russia and Ukraine met in the United Arab Emirates last week to discuss the possibility of a prisoner-of-war swap that would be linked to a resumption of Russian ammonia exports, which go to Asia and Africa, via a Ukrainian pipeline, three sources with knowledge of the meeting said. … Read more

EU split on Russian oil price cap level, talks to resume Thursday

EU split on Russian oil price cap level, talks to resume Thursday

BRUSSELS, Nov 23 (Reuters) – European Union governments failed to reach a deal on Wednesday at what level to cap prices for Russian sea-borne oil under the Group of Seven nations (G7) scheme and will resume talks on Thursday evening or on Friday, EU diplomats said. Earlier on Thursday representatives of the EU’s 27 governments … Read more

European Parliament declares Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

European Parliament declares Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

BRUSSELS, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Parliament on Wednesday designated Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, arguing that its military strikes on Ukrainian civilian targets such as energy infrastructure, hospitals, schools and shelters violated international law. European lawmakers voted in favour of a resolution calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. The move is … Read more

Ukraine may get access to missile blast site – Polish officials

Ukraine may get access to missile blast site – Polish officials

PRZEWODOW, Poland/WARSAW, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Ukraine may get the access it has demanded to the site in the border area of southeastern Poland where a missile killed two people on Tuesday, Polish officials said on Thursday. Warsaw and its Western allies say evidence from the scene points to the explosion being caused by a … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 says ‘most members’ condemn war in Ukraine Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ -declaration Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a declaration … Read more

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in parts of Eastern Europe

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in parts of Eastern Europe

BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Oil supply to parts of Eastern and Central Europe via a section of the Druzhba pipeline has been temporarily suspended, according to oil pipeline operators in Hungary and Slovakia. The extent of the disruption was not immediately clear, and came concurrent with an explosion in a village in eastern Poland … Read more