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

German-flagged charity vessel refuses to leave Italian port

German-flagged charity vessel refuses to leave Italian port

MILAN, Nov 6 (Reuters) – A German-flagged charity vessel refused to leave the Sicilian port of Catania on Sunday, after Italian authorities said not all the migrants it was carrying could disembark, the NGO responsible for the vessel said. “The captain of the Humanity 1, who is legally responsible for the safety of all people … Read more

Western officials finalizing plans for Russia oil-price cap

Western officials finalizing plans for Russia oil-price cap

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – US and Western officials are finalizing plans to impose a cap on Russian oil prices amid a warning from the World Bank that any plan will need active participation of emerging market economies to be effective. Officials said no price range has been decided yet, however one person familiar with … Read more

Exclusive: Exxon exits Russia empty-handed with oil project ‘unilaterally terminated’

Exclusive: Exxon exits Russia empty-handed with oil project ‘unilaterally terminated’

HOUSTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) said on Monday that it left Russia completely after President Vladimir Putin expropriated its properties following seven months of discussions over an orderly transfer of its 30% stake in a major oil project . Exxon did not say if it received any compensation for the assets, … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Schlumberger faces employee backlash in Russia over cooperation on draft

EXCLUSIVE Schlumberger faces employee backlash in Russia over cooperation on draft

Oct 14 (Reuters) – Some of oilfield service firm Schlumberger’s (SLB.N) more than 9,000 Russian employees have begun receiving military draft notices through work, and the company is not authorizing remote employment to escape mobilization, according to people familiar with the matter and internal documents. Schlumberger’s cooperation with authorities by delivering the military call-ups and … Read more

Gazprom: NATO mine destroyer was found at Nord Stream 1 in 2015

Gazprom: NATO mine destroyer was found at Nord Stream 1 in 2015

MOSCOW, Oct 10 (Reuters) – A spokesperson for Russian energy giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said on Monday that a mine destroyer discovered at the Nord Stream 1 offshore gas pipeline in 2015 belonged to NATO. Nord Stream reported on that date in 2015 that a “munitions object” had been cleared by the Swedish armed forces, without … Read more

EXCLUSIVE US Navy jet flew across Baltic hours after Nord Stream burst

EXCLUSIVE US Navy jet flew across Baltic hours after Nord Stream burst

Tracking data shows jet flew near site of Nord Stream 2 hours after first damage US navy confirmed it was an American aircraft Says flight was routine OSLO/PARIS/WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – A US Navy reconnaissance aircraft flew near the site of the ruptured Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea hours after the … Read more

Factbox: Where have Russians been fleeing to since mobilization began?

Factbox: Where have Russians been fleeing to since mobilization began?

BERLIN, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Russians have piled across the border to neighboring states since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization on Sept. 21 for the war in Ukraine. Here is a guide on how many people have crossed and how countries are reacting: HOW MANY HAVE FLED RUSSIA SINCE MOBILIZATION WAS ANNOUNCED? Getting … Read more

US and Turkish officials discuss Ukraine and NATO in unannounced meeting

US and Turkish officials discuss Ukraine and NATO in unannounced meeting

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – US national security adviser Jake Sullivan met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin in Istanbul on Sunday and discussed “progress on NATO accession for Finland and Sweden”, the White House said in a statement. The two, whose meeting was unannounced to the media beforehand, also discussed Turkey’s … Read more

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence said on Thursday the percentage of released Ukrainian prisoners of war who had suffered torture while in Russian detention was “rather high”. Head of Ukraine’s Presidential Office Andriy Yermak and Military Intelligence Chief Kyrylo Budanov … Read more