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 under pressure in east as NATO chief says Russia must not win

Ukraine under pressure in east as NATO chief says Russia must not win

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is seen during the press conference with Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte on July 11, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.Alexey Furman/Getty Images Ukraine said on Thursday it had been forced to cede some territory in the east of the country in the face of a Russian offensive, and the head of the … 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: Blood, treasure and chaos: the cost of Russia’s war in Ukraine

Explainer: Blood, treasure and chaos: the cost of Russia’s war in Ukraine

A rescuer walks among debris at a site of a residential area destroyed by a Russian military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Toretsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine July 27, 2022. Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine /Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Far from Ukraine, Russia plans big eastern war games next month

Far from Ukraine, Russia plans big eastern war games next month

A Russian service member is seen on a BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle during drills held by the armed forces of the Southern Military District at the Kadamovsky range in the Rostov region, Russia February 3, 2022. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ‘Vostok’ exercises set to start on Aug. 30 … Read more

Zelenskiy says no ceasefire without recovering land lost to Russia

Zelenskiy says no ceasefire without recovering land lost to Russia

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint news briefing with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (not seen), as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine July 11, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said a ceasefire with Russia without … Read more

Russia taking hundreds of casualties daily in Ukraine war – US official

Russia taking hundreds of casualties daily in Ukraine war – US official

Ukrainian service members prepare to shoot from a M777 Howitzer at a front line, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv Region, Ukraine July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – The United States believes that Russia’s military is taking hundreds of casualties … Read more

How Canada helped lead Sweden and Finland into NATO

How Canada helped lead Sweden and Finland into NATO

Three summers ago, Finnish Foreign Affairs Minister Pekka Haavisto was in Toronto for a conference on reform in Ukraine that was attended by leading figures from nations around the globe. Haavisto liked Toronto; he enjoyed the chance to hear from President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the conference and get to know Justin Trudeau’s government a little … Read more