Evacuations restart at Mariupol steel plant in Ukraine as Russia tightens grip

Civilians trapped in steelworks under Russian siege Two buses depart with evacuees; more expected Kremlin: Time for Victory Day in Mariupol will come EU to tweak sanctions plan to win over eastern states KYIV, May 6 (Reuters) – Ukraine said 50 civilians were evacuated from a bombed-out steelworks in the city of Mariupol on Friday, … Read more

Civilians evacuated from Mariupol, Pelosi meets Ukraine’s Zelenskiy

UN confirms ‘safe passage’ operation under way from Mariupol Pelosi says US stands with Ukraine after meeting Zelenskiy ‘Our aim does not include regime change’ – Russia’s Lavrov Moscow steps up assault in Ukraine’s south, eastern Donbas KYIV, Ukraine, May 2 (Reuters) – Around 100 civilians evacuated from the ruined Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol were … Read more

Ukraine says Russia pounding Donbass, failing to take targets

Russia continues assault on eastern Ukraine Ukraine says Russians ‘not succeeding’ in taking targets Russia’s Lavrov: lifting sanctions is part of peace talks US Congress to pass Ukraine aid and weapons package soon KYIV, April 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces pounded Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region on Saturday but failed to capture three target areas, Ukraine’s … Read more

Biden seeks huge $ 33 billion funding to support Ukraine

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden asked Congress for $ 33 billion to support Ukraine – a dramatic escalation of US funding for the war with Russia – and for new tools to siphon assets from Russian oligarchs. The vast funding request includes over $ 20 billion for weapons, ammunition and other military … Read more

Putin warns West of lightning retaliation; sanctions batter Russian economy

Putin warns of retaliation if West interferes Ukraine says Europe should stop depending on Russia France to host EU energy ministers on May 2 Russia denies energy blackmail Canada says Russian attacks are war crimes WARSAW / SOFIA / KYIV, April 28 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of lightning-fast retaliation if countries interfere … Read more

Russia cuts gas to Poland in what Ukraine condemns as ‘gas blackmail’

Gas supplies to Poland cut; no word on Bulgaria Ukraine accuses Russia of blackmailing Europe Germany sends tanks to Ukraine Farmers wear body armor to plow fields WARSAW / SOFIA / KYIV, April 27 (Reuters) – Russia halted gas supplies to Poland under the Yamal contract on Wednesday, data from the European Union network of … Read more

In the escalation of rhetoric, Moscow cites the ‘real’ risk of nuclear war

Russia warns US against arming Ukraine US eyes ammunition for howitzers, tanks, grenade launchers UK to send ambulances, fire engines and medical supplies LVIV, Ukraine / KYIV, April 26 (Reuters) – Moscow accused NATO of engaging in a proxy battle against Russia by arming Ukraine, saying this had created a serious and real risk of … Read more

Macron or Le Pen: France faces stark choice for president

First results estimates at 1800 GMT Macron with slightly growing lead in opinion polls Choice between pro-Europe centrist, far-right eurosceptic PARIS, April 24 (Reuters) – The French voted on Sunday in an election that will decide whether pro-European Union, centrist President Emmanuel Macron keeps his job or is unseated by far-right eurosceptic Marine Le Pen … Read more

Zelenskiy warns Russia is eyeing other countries after Ukraine

Russia says it plans full control of Donbas and Southern Ukraine Ukraine says comments show Russia is seeking occupation EU official sees decisive couple of weeks UN chief to meet Putin, Zelenskiy next week KYIV / MARIUPOL, Ukraine, April 23 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned that the invasion of his country was just … Read more

Ukrainian fighters hold on as Putin claims victory in Mariupol

Fight for Mariupol has been the biggest battle of war Putin says Russia has ‘liberated’ the city US to send newly developed “Ghost” drones to Ukraine KYIV, April 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainian fighters were clinging to their last redoubt in Mariupol on Friday after Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in the biggest battle of … Read more