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

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

Turkey raises its objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO

MADRID (AP) — Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, ending a deadlock that had marred the opening of a leaders’ summit in Madrid amid Europe’s worst security crisis. in decades, caused by the war in Ukraine. After urgent high-level talks with the leaders of the three countries, alliance … Read more

NATO will have more than 300,000 more prepared soldiers: Stoltenberg

Madrid Summit to adapt NATO’s position towards Russia Change fueled by the Russian invasion of Ukraine New strategy document to qualify Russia as a ‘direct threat’ BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO will massively increase the number of troops on high readiness to more than 300,000, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, with allies adopting … Read more

G-7 to back pursuit of Russian oil price cap and tariff hikes

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven economic powers are pledging long-term support for Ukraine, and the United States is preparing to announce the purchase of an advanced surface-to-air missile system for Kyiv. The leaders are also set to announce a deal to seek a cap on the price of Russian oil, raise tariffs … Read more

Russia attacks Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia broke weeks of relative calm in the capital of Ukraine with long-range missiles fired at Kyiv early Sunday morning, an apparent show of force by the Kremlin as Western leaders meet in Europe to strengthen its military and economic support for Ukraine. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said the missiles hit … Read more

The European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for EU membership

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed Thursday to put Ukraine on the path to EU membership, moving with unusual speed and unity to move the beleaguered country away from Russian influence and closer to the West. Meeting at a summit in Brussels, the leaders of the 27 EU nations won the unanimous approval required … 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