Sixty feared dead in Ukraine school bombed by Russia, governor says

Sixty feared dead in Ukraine school bombed by Russia, governor says

Luhansk governor says Russia bombed school sheltering 90 Trapped civilians evacuated from Mariupol’s Azovstal plant G7 leaders to talk with Zelenskiy in show of unity KYIV, May 8 (Reuters) – As many as 60 people were feared to have been killed in the Russian bombing of a village school in the eastern Ukrainian region of … Read more

What will Putin pull out of his ‘Victory Day’ hat? – POLITICS

What will Putin pull out of his 'Victory Day' hat?  – POLITICS

Russia’s Victory Day has had an evolving makeover during President Vladimir Putin’s reign. Increasingly militarizing the commemorative holiday, with more advanced military hardware showcased and political twists added, Vladimir Putin and his choreographers have weaponized the memory of the Great Patriotic War. Using the massive wartime sacrifice as a cultural reference point to blame the … Read more

Explainer: Will Russia use nuclear weapons?

Explainer: Will Russia use nuclear weapons?

May 6 (Reuters) – At the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin obliquely raised the possibility of a nuclear strike against anyone who intervened in the conflict. Below are some of the key issues surrounding the possibility – viewed as remote by many analysts and Western diplomats – that Putin might … Read more

UN Security Council, including Russia, expresses concern about Ukraine

UN Security Council, including Russia, expresses concern about Ukraine

Members of the United Nations Security Council sit during a meeting on the situation amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, New York, US, May 5, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, May 6 (Reuters) – The UN Security … Read more

Ukraine’s ‘finest hour’: UK’s Johnson invokes Churchill as he predicts Russia will lose

Ukraine's 'finest hour': UK's Johnson invokes Churchill as he predicts Russia will lose

UK PM Johnson says Ukraine will win Says Kyiv has exploded ‘myth of Putin’s invincibility’ He promises continued British support for Kyiv LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Ukraine on Tuesday he believed he would defeat Russia and expose the “gigantic error” of the Kremlin’s invasion as he invoked Britain’s … Read more

Russian strikes pound Ukraine on eve of new EU sanctions

Russian strikes pound Ukraine on eve of new EU sanctions

Russians attack east, target rails, electric grid elsewhere First evacuees from steel plant reach Ukraine-held city West pledges weapons heavier to boost Ukraine defenses Biden urges Congress to approve aid ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 3 (Reuters) – Russian forces pounded targets in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, unleashing rockets on a steel plant that is Ukraine’s last … Read more

Putin puts West on notice: Moscow can terminate exports and deals

Putin puts West on notice: Moscow can terminate exports and deals

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a meeting of the Council of Legislators at the Federal Assembly in Saint Petersburg, Russia April 27, 2022. Sputnik/Alexei Danichev/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Putin begins Russia’s bite-back over Ukraine sanctions Gives wide powers to cut raw material, produce exports … Read more

US relieved as China appears to heed warnings on Russia

US relieved as China appears to heed warnings on Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China February 4, 2022. Sputnik/Aleksey Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) – Two months after warning that Beijing appeared poised to help Russia in its fight against Ukraine, senior US … Read more

EU energy ministers hold crisis talks after Russian gas cuts

EU energy ministers hold crisis talks after Russian gas cuts

BRUSSELS, May 2 (Reuters) – Energy ministers from European Union countries hold emergency talks on Monday, as the bloc strives for a united response to Moscow’s demand that European buyers pay for Russian gas in rubles or face their supply being cut off. Russia halted gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland last week after they … Read more

We must take Putin’s nuclear threat seriously

We must take Putin's nuclear threat seriously

If there is nuclear war, ‘we’ll go to heaven, they [the West] will simply croak’. That Margarita Simonyan, head of Russia’s disinformation network, RT, should make jokes about nuclear annihilation over teatime telly reveals much of the militaristic sickness among Russia’s elites. The influential Simonyan is no outlier; her words consciously echoed Putin’s own in … Read more