Ukraine detains senior public figures suspected of spying for Russia

Ukraine detains senior public figures suspected of spying for Russia

KYIV, June 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine has detained a senior government official and a business leader suspected of being part of an alleged Russian spy network, the Security Service of Ukraine said on Tuesday. The Security Service (SBU) did not name the two suspects but identified them as a senior official in the Secretariat of … Read more

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record 3.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine . All proceeds from the auction, which coincided with the World … Read more

Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament on Sunday voted through two laws which will place severe restrictions on Russian books and music as Kyiv seeks to break many remaining cultural ties between the two countries following Moscow’s invasion. One law will forbid the printing of books by Russian citizens, unless they renounce their Russian … Read more

Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Sievierodonetsk city focus of fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds trapped in Sievierodonetsk’s Azot chemical plant NATO defense ministers due to discuss Ukraine military aid KYIV, June 15 (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in embattled Sievierodonetsk to lay down their arms by early Wednesday as it fights to maintain … Read more

Ukraine suffering painful losses, needs anti-missile weapons, Zelenskiy says

Ukraine suffering painful losses, needs anti-missile weapons, Zelenskiy says

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint statement with European Commission President Ursula, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine June 11, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 14 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces are suffering painful losses in fighting Russian troops in both the eastern city … Read more

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

Ukraine eyes billions in euros from Europe electricity exports

Ukraine eyes billions in euros from Europe electricity exports

Building cranes and power lines connecting pylons of high-tension electricity are seen next to a construction site of new apartment blocks in Kyiv, Ukraine July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, June 8 (Reuters) – Ukraine hopes to make 1.5 billion euros from electricity exports to the … 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