Putin expands Ukraine’s war effort, issues nuclear threat to the West

Putin announces partial mobilization Warns West over ‘nuclear blackmail’ Says Russia will use all means to defend itself This is not a bluff, says Putin Russia moves to annex swathes of Ukrainian territory LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered Russia’s first mobilization since World War Two and backed a plan … Read more

In challenge to the West, Russia unveils a plan to annex swathes of Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/ Photo File Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russian-separatists plan … Read more

Europe races to prepare for energy crunch this winter

Spain may shut energy-intensive industries at peak times France prepares to send gas to Germany in October Germany to sign LNG contracts in UAE Berlin still working on Uniper bailout BERLIN/LISBON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Germany was pressing on Monday to secure liquefied natural gas contracts with Gulf producers and other European states outlined measures … Read more

Russian artillery and air strikes pound eastern Ukraine targets

Russia steps up strikes at Ukrainian civilian targets – Britain Ukraine says graves found near Izium, relatives search for dead Biden urges Putin not to use tactical nuclear, chemical weapons Main power line restored at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant – IAEA IZIUM, Ukraine, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Russia has widened its strikes on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure … Read more

Ukraine says mass grave found in Izium where Russians died days ago

More than 400 bodies found in grave in northeastern town – police Zelenskiy blames Russia and says it must be held responsible No immediate public comment from Moscow on the allegation Recaptured towns shelled by Russians, Ukraine says KYIV, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Ukrainian authorities found a mass grave containing 440 bodies in the northeastern … Read more

Exclusive: As war began, Putin rejected a Ukraine peace deal recommended by aide

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin’s chief envoy on Ukraine told the Russian leader as the war began that he had struck a provisional deal with Kyiv that would satisfy Russia’s demand that Ukraine stay out of NATO, but Putin rejected it and pressed ahead. … Read more

The EU seeks $140 billion to insulate consumers from the energy crisis

Russia has steadily cut gas supplies to Europe European governments fork out billions to help businesses EU’s von der Leyen says aid so far ‘will not be enough’ BRUSSELS/DUESSELDORF, Sept 14 (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive outlined plans on Wednesday to raise more than $140 billion from energy firms to help shield households and … Read more

Ukraine accuses Russia of attacking the power grid in revenge for offensive

Russian missile strikes target power, water – Ukraine Ukrainian forces say they have reclaimed 3,000 sq km Final reactor shut down at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused the Russian military of attacking civilian infrastructure in response to a rapid weekend offensive by Ukrainian troops that forced Russia to abandon … Read more

Xi to meet Putin in first trip outside China since COVID started

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China February 4, 2022. Sputnik/Aleksey Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON/BEIJING, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Xi Jinping will leave China for the first … Read more

Russian nationalists rage after stunning setback in Ukraine

Armored fighting vehicles abandoned by Russian soldiers are seen during a counteroffensive operation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, in this handout picture released September 11, 2022. Press service of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more