3 killed in two explosions in Russian border city, lawmaker blames Ukraine

Explosions destroyed houses destroyed buildings in Belgorod – Governor Russian lawmaker says aggressive action needs severe response Separatists say Lysichansk is “under control” but not liberated The Ukrainians say big battles, but Lyschansk is not surrounded Kyiv/KONSTANTINIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) – At least three people were killed and dozens of homes damaged in an explosion in … Read more

Russian missile strikes near Ukraine’s Odessa killed 21

The missiles hit apartments and a resort on the southern coast Ukraine’s Zelensky says Russia deliberately targeted sites Moscow denies targeting civilians SERIHEVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia flattened part of an apartment building as residents slept on Friday in a missile attack near the Ukrainian port of Odessa that authorities said killed at least 21 … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Ukraine asks Turkey to seize Russian-flagged ship it says is carrying Ukrainian grain

Ukraine says a ship is involved in the illegal export of grain The owner of Al-Kahikh says that the ship is leased to a Russian company The Kremlin has previously denied that Russia has stolen any grain from Ukraine LONDON/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Ukraine has asked Turkey to seize and arrest the Russian-flagged cargo ship Zebek … Read more

Russia controls the Sakhalin gas project and raises risks with the West

Putin signed a decree to secure all rights on Thursday The five-page decree comes on the heels of toughening Western sanctions This move raises risks for Western companies still in Russia Shell is already in talks to sell Sakhalin’s stake TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes in an economic war with the … Read more

NATO agrees to provide military aid to “heroic” Ukraine, Russia escalates attacks in the south

NATO describes Russia as “the most important and direct threat” He says more weapons in preparation for ‘heroic’ Ukraine Ukraine hails “difficult but fundamental decisions” taken by NATO Intensification of Russian missile attacks across Ukraine The battle continues for the eastern city of Lysychansk MADRID/Kyiv (Reuters) – NATO on Wednesday described Russia as the biggest … Read more

Dozens missing after 18 killed in Russian missile attack on shopping mall

Moscow says a fire in a mall was caused by a raid on an arms depot 36 people missing after attack far from the front line “I flew on my head first, shrapnel hit my body,” says one survivor. Ukraine announces separate missile attack in Dnipro The G7 countries announced their goal in setting the … Read more

Oil prices rise amid G7 talks on new Russian sanctions

Crude oil storage tanks at Kinder Morgan Terminal in Sherwood Park, near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Hellgren Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday in a volatile session as investors awaited any moves against Russia’s oil and gas exports that might … Read more

G7 lifts sanctions on Russia, approaches oil price ceiling agreement

G7 announces new sanctions on Russia on Tuesday – US official G7 to work with other countries, the private sector on oil price ceiling Japan tries to lower zero-emission vehicle target from G7 statement Schloss Elmau, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven rich democracies will commit on Tuesday to a new, coordinated … Read more

Russian forces set their sights on Lyschansk in the battle for eastern Ukraine

Ukraine needs a modern air defense system – Zelensky The United States announces a missile defense system for Ukraine – source Russian missiles hit Kyiv for the first time in weeks Biden condemns Kyiv attack, describing it as a “barbaric” act Kyiv/POKROVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian forces were battling on Monday for Lyschansk, the last … Read more

Sievierodonetsk falls into the hands of Russia after one of the bloodiest battles of the war

The capture of Sievierodonetsk is a huge gain for Russia Ukraine says it is carrying out a ‘tactical withdrawal’ Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases Kyiv/POKROVSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian forces have fully occupied the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk on Saturday, both sides said, underlining the biggest setback on the Kyiv battlefield in … Read more