Three grain ships set to leave Ukraine; NATO chief says Russia must not win

Three grain ships set to leave Ukraine;  NATO chief says Russia must not win

Three grain ships due to leave Ukraine ports Friday First ship due to arrive in Ukraine since start of war Eastern fighting “hell”, says Zelenskiy Amnesty says Ukraine troops endangering civilians NATO chief warns Putin not to go further ISTANBUL/KYIV, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three ships carrying a total of 58,041 tons of corn have … Read more

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive;  Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO

Ukraine warns of new Russian southern offensive Strike force aimed at president’s hometown, says Ukraine US, Italy approve Finland, Sweden accession to NATO Ukraine calls on China to help end war, says SCMP KYIV/WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Ukraine said Russia had started creating a military strike force aimed at President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s hometown of … Read more

Two-thirds majority of US Senate backs Finland and Sweden’s joining NATO

Two-thirds majority of US Senate backs Finland and Sweden’s joining NATO

A view of the flags of Finland, NATO and Sweden during a ceremony to mark Sweden’s and Finland’s application for membership in Brussels, Belgium, May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – More than two-thirds of the US Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and … Read more

Italy ratifies NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

Italy ratifies NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

Brothers of Italy party leader Giorgia Meloni arrives for a meeting at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ROME, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Italy’s parliament on Wednesday gave its final approval to a bill ratifying the accession of Finland and … Read more

Explainer: What happens if Germany’s Russian gas flows stop

Explainer: What happens if Germany’s Russian gas flows stop

FRANKFURT, July 11 (Reuters) – Germany, the world’s fourth-biggest economy, is preparing for all scenarios including a complete stop to Russian gas supplies once a regular 10-day maintenance period on the giant Nord Stream 1 pipeline ends. Maintenance on the pipeline, which carries Russian gas directly into Germany, began on July 11 but Berlin is … Read more

NATO chief says Sweden has taken “important steps” to meet Turkey’s demands

NATO chief says Sweden has taken “important steps” to meet Turkey’s demands

STOCKHOLM, June 13 (Reuters) – Sweden has taken important steps to meet Turkey’s demands for approving Stockholm’s NATO membership application, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday during a visit to Sweden. Sweden and Finland applied to join the alliance last month, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Their applications have faced unexpected … Read more

Finnish group says Russian-built nuclear plant plan

Finnish group says Russian-built nuclear plant plan

HELSINKI, May 2 (Reuters) – Finnish-led consortium Fennovoima said on Monday it had scrapped a contract for Russia’s state-owned Rosatom to build a nuclear power plant in Finland, citing delays and increased risks due to the war in Ukraine. The announcement ended months of uncertainty and years of political wrangling over the planned Hanhikivi 1 … Read more

Russia says it would have to ‘rebalance’ if Finland and Sweden join NATO

Russia says it would have to ‘rebalance’ if Finland and Sweden join NATO

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a joint news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow, Russia February 18, 2022. Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday that if Finland and … Read more