Putin says Ukraine is headed for “tragedy”, Kramatorsk city prepares its defense

Ukraine raises flag on reclaimed Black Sea island UK Prime Minister and Staunch Ukraine Supporter Johnson Resigns Kramatorsk residents in Donetsk ready for Russian attack KYIV/KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, July 7 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the West of decades of aggression against Moscow and warned that if he wanted to try to … Read more

American basketball star Griner admits to Russian drug charge but denies intent

This content was produced in Russia, where coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine is restricted by law. KHIMKI, Russia, July 7 (Reuters) – American basketball star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to a drug charge in a Russian court on Thursday but denied intentionally breaking the law. Griner was speaking at the second hearing of … Read more

After losing Luhansk, Ukrainian forces gather to defend Donetsk

The city of Lysychansk no longer exists-resident Putin claims biggest victory in nearly five months of war Battle for Donetsk next Ukraine expects a counterattack from the south Kyiv, Jul 5 (Reuters) – Russian forces set their next targets in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk province after President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in neighboring Luhansk province when … Read more

Russia Takes Control of Sakhalin Gas Project, Raises Bets with the West

Putin signed decree to secure all rights on Thursday Five-page decree follows tightening of Western sanctions The move increases the risks for Western companies still in Russia Shell was already in talks to sell its stake in Sakhalin TOKYO/LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes in an economic war with … Read more

Missiles kill 17 near Odessa after Ukraine retakes Snake Island

Russia calls departure from Snake Island a ‘goodwill gesture’ Situation in Donbas more precarious for Ukraine Russian missiles hit apartments and resort near Odessa port Kyiv, July 1 (Reuters) – Russian missiles hit an apartment building and a resort near Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odessa early Friday, killing at least 17 people and wounding … Read more

Russia abandons Snake Island in a strategic victory for Ukraine

Kyiv, June 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces abandoned the strategic outpost of Snake Island in the Black Sea on Thursday, in a major victory for Ukraine that could loosen a Russian blockade on grain exports that threatens to worsen the Hunger in the world. Russia’s Defense Ministry said it had decided to withdraw from the … Read more

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’, Sánchez 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

Credit Suisse found guilty in cocaine cash laundering case

Credit Suisse first major Swiss bank to face criminal trial Former banker found guilty of qualifying money laundering Bank plans to appeal BELLINZONA, Switzerland, June 27 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) was convicted by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court on Monday of failing to prevent money laundering by a Bulgarian gang of cocaine traffickers in … 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