Estonia summons Russian envoy to protest Putin remarks

Estonia summons Russian envoy to protest Putin remarks

June 10 (Reuters) – Estonia on Friday summoned the Russian ambassador to condemn President Vladimir Putin’s “completely unacceptable” praise for an 18th century Russian ruler who captured a city that is now Estonian. Putin paid tribute on Thursday to Tsar Peter the Great, who he said had taken back territory that was Russia’s during a … Read more

Russia’s Navalny scolds Google and Meta for helping Putin

Russia’s Navalny scolds Google and Meta for helping Putin

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country’s constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) – Jailed Russian opposition … Read more

Hailing Peter the Great, Putin draws parallel with mission to ‘return’ Russian lands

Hailing Peter the Great, Putin draws parallel with mission to ‘return’ Russian lands

June 9 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin paid tribute on Thursday to Tsar Peter the Great on the 350th anniversary of his birth, drawing a parallel between what he portrayed as their twin historic quests to win back Russian lands. “Peter the Great waged the Great Northern War for 21 years. It would seem … Read more

NASA to form scientific team to study UFOs

NASA to form scientific team to study UFOs

Workers pressure wash the logo of NASA on the Vehicle Assembly Building before SpaceX will send two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station aboard its Falcon 9 rocket, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, May 19, 2020. REUTERS/ Joe Skipper Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, … Read more

Two Britons, Moroccan risk death penalty after guilty pleas in Donetsk court -Russian news agency

Two Britons, Moroccan risk death penalty after guilty pleas in Donetsk court -Russian news agency

June 8 (Reuters) – Two Britons and a Moroccan who were captured while fighting for Ukraine could face the death penalty after pleading guilty in a court of one of Russia’s proxies in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s RIA news agency reported. Video published by RIA showed Britons Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner and Moroccan Brahim Saadoun … Read more

Russia punishes officers after conscripts were sent to Ukraine, prosecutor says

Russia punishes officers after conscripts were sent to Ukraine, prosecutor says

Russian service members stand guard on a road during sunset before the expected evacuation of wounded Ukrainian soldiers from the besieged Azovstal steel mill in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in Mariupol, Ukraine May 16, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – Russia has prosecuted … Read more

Russia’s UN envoy storms out of Ukraine meeting over European statement

Russia’s UN envoy storms out of Ukraine meeting over European statement

Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten is seen on a video screen as she addresses a meeting of the United Nations Security Council about the Russian invasion of Ukraine at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US, June 6, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Ukrainian President Zelenskiy travels close to front-line near Sievierodonetsk

Ukrainian President Zelenskiy travels close to front-line near Sievierodonetsk

KYIV, June 5 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiysaid on Sunday he had traveled to Lysychansk and Soledar, two cities very close to some of the most intense fighting between his country’s troops and Russian forces. The beleaguered city of Lysychansk is just a few kilometers south of Sievierodonetsk, where one of the war’s biggest … Read more

Ukrainian lawmaker detained at Moldova’s border

Ukrainian lawmaker detained at Moldova’s border

CHISINAU, June 5 (Reuters) – A Ukrainian lawmaker, Yevhen Yakovenko, was detained at the Moldovan border at the request of the International Criminal Police Organization, or Interpol, Moldova’s border police said on Sunday. Yakovenko was placed in a pretrial detention centre, a press service representative of the border police said. Viorel Tentiu, the head of … Read more

Russian general killed in eastern Ukraine, Russian state media reporter says

Russian general killed in eastern Ukraine, Russian state media reporter says

A view shows military vehicles destroyed during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the town of Rubizhne in the Luhansk region, Ukraine June 1, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) – A Russian general was killed in eastern Ukraine, a Russian state media journalist said on Sunday, … Read more