Russian missiles rain down on Ukraine as the West promises lasting support

The battle for Lysychask continues You could be next, Zelenskiy tells NATO leaders Mykolaiv attack is a sign of an intensified Russian offensive NATO says more weapons are in preparation Kyiv, June 29 (Reuters) – Russian forces attacked targets in southern Ukraine’s Mykolaiv region on Wednesday and intensified strikes on front lines across the country … Read more

Sweden and Finland on track to join NATO as Russia and China focus on allies

Turkey wins security promises from Finland and Sweden Russia to be called ‘main threat’ after Ukraine invasion ‘You are not going to win’, S├ínchez tells Putin in a speech NATO summit will agree on more reinforcements for Baltic countries NATO to pay more attention to China’s military rise MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – Sweden and … Read more

Russia enters default zone when payment deadline expires

The Spasskaya Tower clock showing the time at noon is pictured next to Moscow’s Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record Grace period runs out on $100 million interest payment due May 27 Some Taiwanese bondholders missed payment on Monday: sources Russia … Read more

G7 nations announce Russia gold ban as summit kicks off under shadow of war

Gold ban targets ‘Putin’s war machine,’ says British PM Oil import price cap also under discussion, says German source The G7 also aims to tackle rising energy prices SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Members of the Group of Seven wealthy nations announced a ban on Russian gold imports on Sunday as the G7 … Read more

Ukraine confirms the fall of Sievierodonetsk after weeks of fighting

Capture of Sievierodonetsk great gain for Russia Ukraine says Russia launches widespread bombing Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases Kyiv, June 25 (Reuters) – Russian forces have fully occupied Sievierodonetsk, the mayor of the eastern Ukrainian city said on Saturday, confirming Ukraine’s biggest battlefield setback in more than a month, after weeks of some … Read more

Ukraine takes tentative step toward EU membership as Donbas battles reach ‘fearsome climax’

Zelenskiy urges the West to speed up deliveries of heavy weapons EU leaders to start Ukraine’s accession process The battle for the twin cities of Donbas reaches a critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine will be accepted as a candidate to join the European Union on Thursday, a move that will boost the … Read more

Russia hits eastern Ukraine and Putin to mark WWII anniversary

The Luhansk region is the most difficult place, says the President of Ukraine Russia has advantage in artillery while Ukraine pleads for heavy weapons Putin will commemorate the day in 1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union June 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian forces dug in on battlefields in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, a … Read more

Ukraine braces for Russian ‘storm’ in the east in run-up to EU meeting

Luhansk governor says situation is ‘extremely difficult’ Kremlin says captured Americans are mercenaries The European Union will decide on Ukraine’s candidacy for membership this week Russia threatens retaliation against Lithuania Kyiv, June 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Tuesday acknowledged difficulties in fighting in the east as Russian forces regrouped after mounting pressure and made gains … Read more

NATO warns of long war in Ukraine as Russian strikes follow EU push for Kyiv

NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last for years Allies must show they will stand behind Ukraine long-term: Johnson Ukraine admits setback in town near Sievierodonetsk ‘All that is ours we will take back’ -Zelenskiy Two Azovstal defense commanders went to Russia to investigate -TASS KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine could last … Read more

Ukraine fight continues, Boris Johnson pledges long-term support

EU summit expected to endorse Ukraine’s candidate status Support for Ukraine’s bid marks a major change Johnson warns against ‘Ukraine fatigue’ The battle for Sievierodonetsk continues More rocket attacks and shelling in eastern and central Ukraine KYIV, June 18 (Reuters) – With a new blessing for its European Union ambitions and the promise of continued … Read more