Sirens wail in Kyiv as city hit by Russian drone attack

Sirens wail in Kyiv as city hit by Russian drone attack

Drone attack forces Kyiv residents to shelter Follows biggest aerial assault of war a day earlier NATO chief calls for more weapons for Ukraine Britain sends metal detectors to clear landmines Both sides in eastern frontline of Ukraine still dug in KYIV, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Residents of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv were urged to … Read more

Explosions rock Ukrainian cities as Russia launches ‘more than 100 missiles’ in waves

Explosions rock Ukrainian cities as Russia launches ‘more than 100 missiles’ in waves

KYIV/BAKHMUT, Ukraine, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Air raid sirens rang across Ukraine as Russia unleashed more than 100 missiles on Thursday morning, according to a Ukrainian presidential adviser, and blasts were heard in several cities, including the capital Kyiv.”A massive air raid. More than 100 missiles in several waves,” presidential office adviser Oleksiy Arestovych wrote … Read more

Ship insurers to cancel war cover for Russia, Ukraine from Jan 1

Ship insurers to cancel war cover for Russia, Ukraine from Jan 1

LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Ship insurers said they are cancelling war risk cover across Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, following an exit from the region by reinsurers in the face of steep losses. Reinsurers, who insure the insurers, typically renew their 12-month contracts with insurance clients on Jan. 1, giving them the first opportunity to … Read more

Taiwan to extend conscription to one year, citing rising China threat

Taiwan to extend conscription to one year, citing rising China threat

Taiwan to extend military service to one year from four months President cites rising threat from China President says we choose democracy over dictatorship China held mass air force drills near Taiwan on Sunday TAIPEI, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Taiwan will extend compulsory military service to one year from four months from 2024 due to … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov: Either Ukraine fulfils Moscow’s proposals or our army will decide

Russia’s Lavrov: Either Ukraine fulfils Moscow’s proposals or our army will decide

Dec 27 (Reuters) – Moscow’s proposals for settlement in Ukraine are well known to Kyiv and either Ukraine fulfils them for their own good or the Russian army will decide the issue, TASS agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying. “Our proposals for the demilitarization and denazification of the territories controlled by the … Read more

Russian missiles rain down on Ukraine towns

Russian missiles rain down on Ukraine towns

KVIV/MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Russian forces bombarded scores of towns in Ukraine on Christmas Day as Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was open to negotiations, a stance Washington has dismissed as posturing because of continued Russian attacks. Russia on Sunday launched more than 10 rocket attacks on the Kupiansk district in the Kharkiv … Read more

Blasts reported at Engels air base deep inside Russia – online media

Blasts reported at Engels air base deep inside Russia – online media

Dec 26 (Reuters) – Blasts were heard at Russia’s Engels air base, hundreds of kilometres (miles) from the frontlines in Ukraine, Ukrainian and Russian media outlets reported early on Monday. There was no immediate official confirmation of the blasts and Reuters was not able to independently verify the reports. The RBC-Ukraine news agency reported that … Read more

Russia explores buying stranded jets from Western leasing firms

Russia explores buying stranded jets from Western leasing firms

Some 400 jets worth $10 billion stranded by war $644 mln offered for 17 Aeroflot aircraft -letter Russian plan would use its National Wealth Fund Required EU approval not yet forthcoming -sources DUBLIN/LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Russian airlines have held exploratory talks with at least one major Western leasing firm about using state funds … Read more

Putin says Russia wants end to war in Ukraine

Putin says Russia wants end to war in Ukraine

Dec 22 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia wants an end to the war in Ukraine and that this would inevitably involve a diplomatic solution. Putin made the comments a day after U.S. President Joe Biden hosted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the White House and promised him continued and unwavering … Read more

Exclusive: US says Russia’s Wagner Group bought North Korean weapons for Ukraine war

Exclusive: US says Russia’s Wagner Group bought North Korean weapons for Ukraine war

WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) – The private Russian military company, the Wagner Group, took delivery of an arms shipment from North Korea to help bolster Russian forces in Ukraine, a sign of the group’s expanding role in that conflict, the White House said on Thursday. “Wagner is searching around the world for arms suppliers to … Read more