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

Russia issues UN-brokered grain, fertilizer export deal

Russia issues UN-brokered grain, fertilizer export deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a joint news conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Moscow, Russia August 31, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Russia on Tuesday questioned a UN-brokered deal with Ukraine to boost grain and fertilizer exports by … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan says ‘Europe reaping what it sowed’ on energy crisis

Turkey’s Erdogan says ‘Europe reaping what it sowed’ on energy crisis

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan reviews the honor guard during a visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina September 6, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Russia is cutting natural gas flows to Europe in retaliation for sanctions, … Read more

Turkish pop star’s arrest over religious schools quip stirs fierce criticism

Turkish pop star’s arrest over religious schools quip stirs fierce criticism

Turkish pop star Gulsen performs during a concert in Aydin, Turkey March 27, 2022. Depo Photos via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ANKARA, Aug 26 (Reuters) – The arrest of a Turkish pop star over a quip she made about religious schools has drawn a fierce response from critics of … Read more

UN chief says electricity at Russian-held nuclear plant belongs to Ukraine

UN chief says electricity at Russian-held nuclear plant belongs to Ukraine

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stands as he gets on board of a ship at Odesa port in Odesa, Ukraine August 19, 2022. UN/Saviano Abreu/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Aug 19 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that the electricity generated at the Russian-held nuclear … Read more

FT says Western governments are alarmed over Turkey’s deepening ties with Russia

FT says Western governments are alarmed over Turkey’s deepening ties with Russia

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia August 5, 2022. Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Western governments are increasingly alarmed about deepening economic ties between Turkey and Russia, warning of the mounting risk that … Read more

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

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia shelling ‘along the entire front line’ – Ukraine military Russia regrouping for offensive toward Sloviansk, Kyiv says Moscow orders steps to prevent Ukrainian strikes in east KYIV, July 17 (Reuters) – Russia is preparing for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine, a Ukrainian military official said, after Moscow said its forces would … 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