West: More sanctions, isolation if Putin carries out threats

West: More sanctions, isolation if Putin carries out threats

WASHINGTON (AP) – How do American leaders and their allies intend to respond if President Vladimir Putin seeks to escalate his way out of a bad situation on Ukraine’s battlefields, and makes good on renewed threats of annexing territory or even using nuclear weapons? At least to start with, by trying to double down on … Read more

Putin orders partial military call-up, sparking protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of reservists Wednesday, taking a risky and deeply unpopular step that follows humiliating setbacks for his troops nearly seven months after invading Ukraine. The first such call-up in Russia since World War II is sure to further fuel tensions with the Western backers … 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

Cheetahs return to India after 70-year absence

Eight cheetahs transported from Namibia to India The animal disappeared from India 70 years ago Bid to bring back the cats could burn environmental credentials Some conservationists call it an unrealistic vanity project Challenges include space limits, rival predators LONDON/NEW DELHI, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Eight radio-collared African cheetahs step out on to the grassland … 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

Ukraine piles pressure on retreating Russian troops

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops piled pressure on retreating Russian forces on Tuesday, pressing a counteroffensive that has produced major gains and a stunning blow to Moscow’s military prestige. It was not yet clear if the Ukrainian blitz in the northeast after months of little discernible movement could signal a turning point in the … Read more

US leaders avoid victory dance in Ukraine combat advances

WASHINGTON (AP) – US leaders from President Joe Biden on down are being careful not to declare a premature victory after a Ukrainian offensive forced Russian troops into a messy retreat in the north. Instead, military officials are looking towards the fights yet to come and laying out plans to provide Ukraine with more weapons … Read more

Russian forces retreat amid Ukrainian counteroffensive

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops on Sunday successfully pressed their swift counteroffensive in the northeastern part of the country, even as a nuclear power plant in the Russia-occupied south completely shut down in a bid to prevent a radiation disaster as fighting raged. nearby. Kyiv’s action to reclaim Russia-occupied areas in the Kharkiv region … Read more