Bucha shows the ‘cruel face’ of Russian army, says EU’s chief

Bucha shows the ‘cruel face’ of Russian army, says EU’s chief

KYIV, April 8 (Reuters) – European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said the deaths of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha showed the “cruel face” of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s army, pledging to support Kyiv in its defense of the “border of Europe”. During a visit to Bucha, where forensic investigators started to … Read more

Russia laments ‘tragedy’ of troop deaths as Ukraine braces for major offensive

Russia laments ‘tragedy’ of troop deaths as Ukraine braces for major offensive

Russia cites ‘significant losses’ on battlefield Zelenskiy pressures West to do more, calls for full energy ban Teams scour rubble of destroyed buildings in towns near Kyiv LVIV, Ukraine, April 8 (Reuters) – Russia gave the most sombre assessment so far of its invasion of Ukraine, describing the “tragedy” of mounting troop losses and the … Read more

UN to vote on suspending Russia from human rights body

UN to vote on suspending Russia from human rights body

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, speaks to reporters at Bucharest train station after announcing Washington will seek to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council, in Bucharest, Romania April 4, 2022. REUTERS/Michelle Nichols/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, April 7 (Reuters) – The United … Read more

Ukraine says four civilians killed at aid distribution point, east under heavy fire

Ukraine says four civilians killed at aid distribution point, east under heavy fire

Rescuers evacuate a person from a residential building damaged by a military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, is seen in Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine in this handout picture released March 30, 2022. Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/ Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

US, allies ready new Russian sanctions after Bucha killings

US, allies ready new Russian sanctions after Bucha killings

US, EU set to ban new investment in Russia Zelenskiy says Bucha killings demand punishment Ukraine reports attacks in south and east LVIV, Ukraine, April 6 (Reuters) – The United States and its allies on Wednesday prepared new sanctions on Moscow over civilian killings which President Volodymyr Zelenskiy described as “war crimes”, as heavy fighting … Read more

Explainer: What political upheaval in Pakistan means for rest of the world

Explainer: What political upheaval in Pakistan means for rest of the world

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD, April 4 (Reuters) – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan blocked a no-confidence vote he looked sure to lose on Sunday and advised the president to order fresh elections, fueling anger among the opposition and deepening the country’s political crisis. His actions have created huge uncertainty in Islamabad, with constitutional experts debating their legality and … Read more

Sri Lanka impose curfew, lawyers urge end to state of emergency

Sri Lanka impose curfew, lawyers urge end to state of emergency

Curfew until 0030 GMT on Monday Lawyers urge president to revoke state of emergency Sri Lankans suffering from lack of fuel, essential items India rushes to provide food aid COLOMBO, April 2 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s government imposed a weekend curfew on Saturday even as hundreds of lawyers urged President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to revoke a … Read more

Russia bombs Ukraine cities, despite pledge to pull back from Kyiv

Russia bombs Ukraine cities, despite pledge to pull back from Kyiv

UK says some Russian units leave Ukraine to regroup Reporters see ruins and bodies in retaken villages US on lookout for major offensive elsewhere ‘Ukrainians are not naive’ says Zelenskiy Moscow demands ruble payments for exports MALA ROHAN/NEAR IRPIN, Ukraine, March 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces bombarded the outskirts of Kyiv and a besieged city … Read more

Russia pledges to reduce attack on Kyiv but US warns threat not over

Russia pledges to reduce attack on Kyiv but US warns threat not over

Moscow’s pledge comes at peace talks with Ukraine Kyiv proposes neutral status with guarantees US says troops in Poland are ‘liaising’ with Ukrainian forces Traumatized Ukrainians scavenge in besieged cities ISTANBUL/KYIV OUTSKIRTS/MARIUPOL, Ukraine, March 29 (Reuters) – Russia promised on Tuesday to scale down military operations around Kyiv and another city but the United States … Read more

Ukraine talks to resume; Kremlin calls Biden remarks “alarming”

Ukraine talks to resume;  Kremlin calls Biden remarks “alarming”

Talks arranged after call between Erdogan and Putin 160,000 people still trapped in Mariupol – mayor Russians turn effort towards separatist areas LVIV, Ukraine/ANKARA, March 28 (Reuters) – Ukraine and Russia were preparing on Monday for the first face-to-face peace talks in more than two weeks, with Kyiv insisting it would make no concessions on … Read more