British defense ministry says Russia targeting civilians

British defense ministry says Russia targeting civilians

Ukraine seeks more weapons, harsher sanctions on Russia US, EU and Britain condemn railway station attack West imposes more trade restrictions on Russia LVIV, Ukraine, April 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s defense ministry said on Saturday that Russian forces were targeting civilians, a day after a missile attack on a train station crowded with women, children … Read more

EU slashes 10% of Russian imports with new sweeping sanctions

EU slashes 10% of Russian imports with new sweeping sanctions

EU bans Russian coal in first hit to energy imports Existing coal contracts must be terminated by start of August EU also bans imports of Russian chemicals, vodka, caviar Exports of technology, jet fuel to Russia banned More oligarchs, Putin’s daughters face asset freezes April 8 (Reuters) – The European Union on Friday formally adopted … Read more

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

Slovakia sends its air defense system to Ukraine

Slovakia sends its air defense system to Ukraine

Slovakia first to donate air defense system to Ukraine Ukraine has appealed to West to boost its defense capabilities Slovakia to replace donated S-300 system by Patriot from US PRAGUE, April 8 (Reuters) – Slovakia has donated its S-300 air defense system to Ukraine, Prime Minister Eduard Heger said on Friday, a day after the … 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

Death and defiance in a Bucha neighborhood that was held by Russian troops

Death and defiance in a Bucha neighborhood that was held by Russian troops

BUCHA, Ukraine, April 7 (Reuters) – (Note: Some images in this story may offend or disturb.) Set in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood of the Ukrainian town of Bucha, an apartment complex on Vodoprovidna street has neatly trimmed yards with pedestrian walkways. Number 34a Vodoprovidna is one of a clutch of modern apartment buildings that back … 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

Why the US is targeting Putin’s daughters Katerina and Maria

Why the US is targeting Putin’s daughters Katerina and Maria

WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) – The United States’ latest round of sanctions on Russia includes two new targets: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s two adult daughters, Katerina and Maria, who US officials believe are hiding Putin’s wealth. Putin’s daughter Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova is a tech executive whose work supports the Russian government and its defense industry, … Read more

Germany has satellite image indication of Russian involvement in Bucha killings -security source

Germany has satellite image indication of Russian involvement in Bucha killings -security source

Ukrainian soldiers walk next to destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Bucha, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 6, 2022. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 7 (Reuters) – The German government has indications that Russia was involved in the killing of civilians … Read more

Maldives shelters sanctioned Russian billionaires’ yachts

Maldives shelters sanctioned Russian billionaires’ yachts

Maldives will not actively pursue yacht seizures – sources Fears impact of Russia sanctions on tourism industry – sources “Far-fetched” to think yachts will be confiscated MALE, April 7 (Reuters) – A day after coal and fertilizer billionaire Andrey Melnichenko was placed on the European Union’s sanctions list on March 9, his superyacht Motor Yacht … Read more