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

Factbox: Companies sell their businesses in Russia

A woman entries to a Polish fashion retailer LPP brand Reserved shop in Warsaw, Poland, September 4, 2020. REUTERS / Kacper Pempel / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 28 (Reuters) – Some Western companies have agreed to sell their Russian assets or hand them over to local managers … 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

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

Putin says no need to storm Mariupol steel plant where Ukrainians holed up

Ukraine seeks talks on evacuations from Azovstal steel plant Number of people who have fled Ukraine now exceeds 5 million Biden to give address as US prepares more help KYIV, April 21 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered the Russian military to cancel plans to storm the Azovstal steel plant inside the port … Read more

Macron, Le Pen face off in high stakes election debate

Debate kicks off at 1900 GMT Macron, Le Pen in tight race to win election France votes on Sunday PARIS, April 20 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen will face off on Wednesday evening in their only debate ahead of Sunday’s presidential election. For Le Pen, who lags Macron … Read more

New surrender deadline in Mariupol as West promises Ukraine more arms

Russia tells Ukrainians at Mariupol plant to lay down arms US, Britain, Canada, France and Germany promise more help US plans new military aid package in the next few days-sources KYIV / KHARKIV, April 20 (Reuters) – Russia gave Ukrainian fighters still holding out in Mariupol a fresh ultimatum to surrender on Wednesday as it … Read more

Russia unleashes ‘Battle of Donbas’ in eastern Ukraine, seizes city

Russian forces attack along most of the frontline in the east New Russian ultimatum to surrender or die in Mariupol President Biden to talk to allies about help for Ukraine KYIV / KHARKIV, April 19 (Reuters) – Russian troops seized a frontline Ukrainian city on Tuesday, hours after starting a long-anticipated offensive in eastern Ukraine … Read more

‘Fortress in a city’: Ukrainians cling on at steel plant in Mariupol

April 15 (Reuters) – Explosions rumbled and smoke rose this week from a steel making district in besieged Mariupol where dwindling Ukrainian forces are holed up as Russia tries to take full control of its biggest city yet. The Azovstal iron and steel works, one of Europe’s biggest metallurgical plants, has become an aptly apocalyptic … Read more