The EU failed to agree on a price ceiling for Russian oil, diplomats say

The EU failed to agree on a price ceiling for Russian oil, diplomats say

BRUSSELS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – European Union governments failed to agree on a price cap for Russian offshore oil on Monday, as Poland insisted the cap must be set lower than proposed by the G7 to reduce Moscow’s ability to finance its invasion. Ukraine, diplomats said. “There is no agreement. The legal texts have now … Read more

Ukraine remembers the Stalinist-era famine as war rages in Russia

Ukraine remembers the Stalinist-era famine as war rages in Russia

KYIV, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused the Kremlin on Saturday of reviving the “genocidal” tactics of Joseph Stalin as Kyiv commemorated the Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33. The “Holodomor” commemoration day comes as Ukraine struggles to repel invading Russian forces and deal with widespread blackouts caused by … Read more

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin meets mothers of soldiers, some survivors Putin: “I personally and the entire leadership share your pain” Russia has not fully disclosed its losses on the battlefield Some mothers say the Kremlin is ignoring more critical groups of relatives LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin spoke on Friday to a handpicked group of … Read more

Germany in talks with allies about Polish pressure to deploy Patriots in Ukraine

Germany in talks with allies about Polish pressure to deploy Patriots in Ukraine

NATO says the decision to deploy Patriots to a specific country Poland has asked to send German launchers to western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland a request for German Patriot air defense units to be sent to Ukraine after the head of NATO suggested … Read more

The arms industry is developing as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

The arms industry is developing as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E.Europe arms companies increase production for Ukraine I hope we find new markets as defense spending increases Can manufacture and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weapons Poland, Czechs are among major suppliers of military aid to Kyiv The history of the industry stretches from the 1800s to the Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern … Read more

Ukrainians brace for bleak winter as Russian strikes cripple energy capacity

Ukrainians brace for bleak winter as Russian strikes cripple energy capacity

Ukrainians with little or no heating after the bombing Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Residents of Kherson are being offered to evacuate to safer areas The Ukrainian security service raided the famous Kyiv monastery KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to Ukrainians to conserve energy amid ruthless Russian strikes that … Read more

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

The head of the IAEA warns: “You are playing with fire!” after the explosions Russia and Ukraine accuse of shelling President Zelensky says heavy artillery hit the eastern region Zelenskyy says the “wildest battles” in the Donetsk region LONDON/LVIV, Ukraine, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog warned that whoever fired … Read more

Kazakhstan’s leader headed for a landslide election victory, exit polls show

Kazakhstan’s leader headed for a landslide election victory, exit polls show

ALMATY, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was headed for a landslide victory in Sunday’s snap election, according to exit polls, consolidating his hold on power less than a year after ousting his long-ruling predecessor Nursultan. Nazarbayev. The former diplomat, who came to power in 2019 as Nazarbayev’s successor when the Central Asian … Read more

Ukrainian nuclear power plant under fire, UN warns: “You are playing with fire!”

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

The IAEA says 12 explosions rocked the Ukrainian power plant The plant is under the control of Russian forces Moscow and Kyiv accuse each other of shelling “You’re playing with fire!” – Head of the IAEA LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Shelling rocked Ukraine’s Russian-controlled Zaporizhia nuclear power plant on Sunday, prompting condemnation from the … Read more