Ukraine forces break through Russian defenses in the south, advance in the east

Ukraine forces break through Russian defenses in the south, advance in the east

Ukraine making gains in two of four regions annexed by Russia Retaking of strategic hub of Lyman improves access to the Donbas Elon Musk’s proposal for ending war draws Ukrainian condemnation Ukraine says it took 31 Russian tanks out of action in the south SVIATOHIRSK/KYIV, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces have broken through Russian … Read more

Russia’s war machine faces ridicule from two Putin allies

Chechen leader Kadyrov scolds top generals Prigozhin: top brass should fight on the front Russian state television subdued LONDON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The withdrawal of Russian forces from a strategically important town in eastern Ukraine has prompted two powerful allies of President Vladimir Putin to do something rare in modern Russia: publicly ridicule the … Read more

Ukraine celebrates capturing key town, Putin ally mulls possible nuclear response

Ukraine’s recapture of Lyman deals Moscow major setback Chechen leader suggests the use of low-yield nuclear weapons Lyman is a key logistics hub in eastern Donetsk region Donetsk is one of four regions Putin says are now Russian KYIV, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops said they had taken the key bastion of Lyman in … Read more

Russia’s Putin announces annexation of 4 Ukraine regions, despite global outcry

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties Friday to annex occupied Ukrainian territory, a move the West has blasted as an illegal land-grab. Ukraine’s president countered with a surprise application to join the NATO military alliance. Putin’s move and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s signing of what he said is an “accelerated” NATO membership application sent the two … Read more

Iran arrests Europeans accused of role in unrest

Death of woman in morality police custody kindled protests Widening revolt against clerical establishment Iran blames hostile West for stoking unrest Official says 19 killed during attack on police station DUBAI, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Iran, which has blamed “foreign enemies” for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality … Read more

US imposes sanctions on Russia over annexation of swath of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of a swath of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and companies, including those in Russia’s military-industrial complex and lawmakers. Washington acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the biggest annexation in Europe since World … Read more

Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing parts of Ukraine

Russian annexation of four regions condemned worldwide Move is ‘dangerous escalation’ jeopardizing peace – UN chief Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says for war to end Putin must be stopped Zelenksiy summons emergency meeting on security, defense Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to host a Kremlin ceremony on Friday annexing four regions of … Read more

Russia set to annex Ukraine territory; West warns of new sanctions

Russia says overwhelming support for annexation Russian parliament may consider annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal West prepares new sanctions over referendums ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia was poised to annex a swath of Ukraine within days, releasing what it called vote tallies showing overwhelming support in four provinces to join … Read more

Exclusive: Russia aims to fly solo without Airbus and Boeing

Foreign aircraft will drop out of fleet – Rostec Airbus, Boeing planes will never be delivered – Rostec Russian-made engines, parts to be used – Rostec No expectation sanctions will be eased – Rostec This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Sept 28 (Reuters) … Read more

Mystery leaks hit Russian undersea gas lines, raising European suspicions

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Neither Nord Stream pipelines were pumping gas at the time Both pipelines still contained gas under pressure Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has sent prices soaring Europe has been racing to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – … Read more