Ukraine rules out ceasefire as fighting rages in Donbass

Ukraine rules out ceasefire and concessions Russia launches attack in Luhansk Russia halts Finnish gas flow over payment dispute Polish President of Ukraine addresses Parliament on Sunday (Reuters) – Ukraine has ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow as Russia ramped up its offensive in the eastern Donbass region and halted gas supplies to … Read more

As Russia ramps up pressure for Donbass, Ukraine rules out ceasefire

Ukraine rules out ceasefire and concessions Russia launches attack in Luhansk Russia halts Finnish gas flow over payment dispute The Russian army says Western weapons were destroyed in the Zhytomyr region Kyiv/OSLO (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow on Saturday as Russia intensified its offensive in the eastern Donbass region … Read more

Biden, South Korean Yoon vow to deter North Korea while offering COVID aid

SEOUL (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed Saturday to hold larger military exercises and deploy more U.S. weapons if needed to deter North Korea, while offering to send COVID-19 vaccines and possibly meet Kim Jong. United nations. Biden and Yoon Seok Yeol said their countries’ decades-old alliance needs to … Read more

Germany, Italy agree to Russian gas payments after Brussels approval – sources

A model of a natural gas pipeline shows in front of the projected floor the colors of the flag of the European Union and Russia in this illustration taken on March 8, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Some EU countries refuse to comply … Read more

Ukrainian Donbass ‘destroyed’ as Russian artillery and planes step up strikes

Russia intensifies its offensive in Donbass Zelensky says the area is completely destroyed The G7 will send billions more to Ukraine Civil infrastructure damage Senate approves $40 billion in additional aid Kyiv, Ukraine (May 20) (Reuters) – The Ukrainian military said on Friday that Russian forces had bombed areas in eastern Donbass by land and … Read more

Russia says more Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Mariupol

Ukrainian soldiers, many of whom were wounded, moved to Russian-controlled towns The United States reopens the Kyiv embassy Ukraine says saboteurs targeted a Russian armored train Kyiv/MARIPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 additional Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Russia-controlled Mariupol, Moscow said, as it consolidated major gains in the south, while the United … Read more

Russia uses new laser weapons in Ukraine and Zelensky mocks ‘wonderful weapon’

Russia indulges in its own secret laser arsenal Zelensky sarcastically compares the use of lasers to the Nazis’ wondrous weapons Satellites 1,500 km away can go blind LONDON (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it was using a new generation of powerful lasers in Ukraine to incinerate drones and deploying some of Moscow’s secret weapons … Read more

Yellen: It is not legal for the United States to seize official Russian assets

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that the United States had no legal authority to seize Russian Central Bank assets frozen over its invasion of Ukraine, but was in talks with U.S. partners about ways to make Russia. Pay the bill for post-war reconstruction in Ukraine began. Yellen also said that a special license … Read more

Facts: How the EU plans to abandon Russia’s fossil fuels

Pictures of solar panels are taken at a solar park in Saelices, Spain, May 11, 2022. The image was taken with a drone. Photograph: Guillermo Martinez/Reuters Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register (Reuters) – The European Union published plans on Wednesday to end its dependence on Russian gas, oil and coal … Read more

Stock market recovery recovers, UK inflation hits 40-year high

LONDON (Reuters) – A stock rally ran out of steam on Wednesday as concerns about the outlook for economic growth and rising inflation dampened sentiment, while the UK’s 9% inflation reading underlined how far higher interest rates could go. Asian stocks managed to post gains for the fourth consecutive session, but equities in Europe were … Read more