Russia Threatens Widespread Ukraine Offensive as US Presses China for War Posture

US Blinken expresses concern over China’s alignment with Moscow Governors of Lugansk and Donetsk report clashes and strikes Kharkiv hit by a missile, three injured – governor Ukraine’s foreign minister echoes Western arms orders Kyiv, July 9 (Reuters) – Ukrainian defenders struggled to contain Russian forces on several fronts on Saturday, officials said, as the … Read more

US, Chinese foreign ministers hold in-person talks for first time since October

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 9 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met on Saturday for the first in-person talks since October after to attend a G20 summit where the top US diplomat led efforts to pressure Russia. for his war in the Ukraine. US officials say Blinken’s … Read more

Indonesia urges G20 to help end war in Ukraine as Russia’s Lavrov watches

Russian Foreign Minister attends G20 meeting in Bali Ukrainian Foreign Minister to speak virtually at meeting Indonesia warns food prices will hit low-income nations hardest UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss cuts short trip to Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 8 (Reuters) – Indonesia urged the G20 on Friday to help end the war in Ukraine, … Read more

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

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

Ukrainians take new positions as Putin proclaims victory in Luhansk

Ukrainians move to the waiting line from Bakhmut to Sloviansk The Battle of Lugansk was one of the bloodiest in Europe in generations Putin congratulates troops on victory Kyiv, Jul 4 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces were taking up new defensive lines in the east on Monday, bracing for a tough new phase in the war … Read more

Explosions kill 3 in Russian border town, Ukraine attacks southern base

Explosions destroy houses damage buildings in Belgorod: governor Russian lawmaker says aggressive act requires harsh response Ukrainian Forces Attack Russian Base in Melitopol: Exiled Mayor Separatists say Lysychansk is ‘under control’ but not liberated Ukrainians say great battles, but Lysychansk is not surrounded KYIV/KONSTYANTYNIVKA, Ukraine, July 3 (Reuters) – At least three people were killed … 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

The rise of the Arab-Israeli axis prompts Iran to redouble the momentum of the nuclear talks

The possibility of reviving the nuclear agreement with Iran seems remote The failure of the talks could trigger a new regional war Tehran wants to keep the diplomatic ball rolling Israel and Gulf states share concerns over Tehran’s atomic work Differences persist over guarantees, sanctions DUBAI, July 1 (Reuters) – The specter of an emerging … 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