Germany in talks with allies over Polish push for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

Germany in talks with allies over Polish push for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

NATO says decision on Patriot deployment up to specific country Poland asked for German launchers to be sent to western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland’s request that German Patriot air defense units be sent to Ukraine, after NATO’s chief suggested the military alliance might … Read more

Putin discusses West’s oil price cap with Iraqi leader – Kremlin

Putin discusses West’s oil price cap with Iraqi leader – Kremlin

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed Western attempts to cap the price of Russian oil during a phone call with Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, the new Iraqi prime minister, the Kremlin said in a readout of the call. It said Putin had told Sudani that a price cap would have serious … Read more

Top Russian official warns of possible nuclear accident at Zaporizhzhia

Top Russian official warns of possible nuclear accident at Zaporizhzhia

LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s state-run atomic energy agency, Rosatom, warned on Monday there was a risk of a nuclear accident at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, following renewed shelling over the weekend. Moscow and Kyiv have traded accusations of shelling the facility for months since Russian forces took … Read more

Ukraine says Russians pounding frontline positions with artillery

Ukraine says Russians pounding frontline positions with artillery

LVIV, Ukraine, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces are pounding Ukrainian positions with artillery fire and in the eastern region alone launched almost 400 strikes on Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a video address. Russia withdrew its forces from the southern city of Kherson this month and moved some of them to reinforce positions … Read more

First Ukrainian passenger train rolls into newly freed Kherson

First Ukrainian passenger train rolls into newly freed Kherson

KYIV/KHERSON, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Jubilant Ukrainians rolled into Kherson by train on Saturday for the first time in more than eight months as residents of the newly liberated southern city greeted them on the platform with flowers and national flags. “I can’t even put my feelings into words,” said Hryhorii Vyrtosa, a 67-year-old construction … Read more

Top US general plays down probability of near-term Ukraine military victory

Top US general plays down probability of near-term Ukraine military victory

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – The top US general on Wednesday said Ukraine’s chances of any near-term, outright military victory were not high, cautioning that Russia still had significant combat power inside Ukraine despite suffering battlefield setbacks since its invasion in February. Ukraine has vowed to keep the pressure on Russian forces until it reclaims … Read more

They call it ‘The Hole’: Ukrainians describe horrors of Kherson occupation

They call it ‘The Hole’: Ukrainians describe horrors of Kherson occupation

Residents describe detention, torture and death in Kherson Nine-month occupation ended on Friday as Russians retired Among those detained were suspected resistance fighters Russia denies mistreating detainees UN officials say both sides have abused prisoners of war KHERSON, Ukraine, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Residents in Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson call the two-storey police station … Read more

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in parts of Eastern Europe

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in parts of Eastern Europe

BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Oil supply to parts of Eastern and Central Europe via a section of the Druzhba pipeline has been temporarily suspended, according to oil pipeline operators in Hungary and Slovakia. The extent of the disruption was not immediately clear, and came concurrent with an explosion in a village in eastern Poland … Read more

Both Russia and Ukraine tortured prisoners of war, UN says

Both Russia and Ukraine tortured prisoners of war, UN says

UN team interviewed more than 100 prisoners on each side ‘Vast majority’ of Ukrainians allege mistreatment by Russians Examples include dog attacks, electric shocks, sexual violence On Ukraine, ‘credible allegations’ of summary executions Monitoring team intends to visit Kherson next GENEVA, Nov 15 (Reuters) – The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday that … Read more

Russia’s war on Ukraine latest news: Zelenskiy welcomes US-China statements on nuclear threats

Russia’s war on Ukraine latest news: Zelenskiy welcomes US-China statements on nuclear threats

Nov 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Zelenskiy said he welcomed statements from the United States and China at meetings in Asia on the inadmissibility of threats to use nuclear weapons. * US President Biden and Chinese President Xi agreed that nuclear war must never be fought, according to the White House, and opposed the threat … Read more