Former Wagner commander says he regrets the fighting in Ukraine

Former Wagner commander says he regrets the fighting in Ukraine

Former Wagner commander escaped Russia to Norway The 26-year-old took part in the fighting near Bakhmut Says he was afraid of being executed by his own side Says he wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group who fled to Norway told Reuters … Read more

Russian missile destroys apartment building, 3 dead, as EU leaders visit Kiev

Russian missile destroys apartment building, 3 dead, as EU leaders visit Kiev

Zelenskiy gives a gloomy assessment of the Russian offensive in the east Russian strike destroys apartment building; 4 dead – officials Lavrov says Russia will respond to long-range missile deliveries European Commission chief in Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s bid for the EU Zelenskiy promises more anti-corruption measures KYIV, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – A Russian missile … Read more

Russia continues campaign in Donetsk; Ukraine wants fighter jets

Russia continues campaign in Donetsk;  Ukraine wants fighter jets

City of Bakhmut under attack again – Ukrainian army Zelenskiy consults with top defense officials The US is preparing a $2.2 billion arms package for Ukraine KYIV, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Russian forces are making increasing gains in their bid to seize territory in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk province, focusing on the town of Bakhmut north … Read more

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says ‘no’ when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelensky says Moscow is seeking “big revenge.” Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kiev could recapture ground if western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister will meet President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday amid a debate among Kyiv’s allies … Read more

In a diplomatic coup, the Taiwanese president addresses the elected Czech president

In a diplomatic coup, the Taiwanese president addresses the elected Czech president

Pavel won the Czech presidential election on Saturday Pavel, the Taiwanese Tsai emphasize their shared values ​​in conversation China opposes other countries doing business with Taiwan Beijing considers Taiwan a renegade province TAIPEI/PRAGUE, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen held a phone call with Czech President-elect Petr Pavel on Monday, a highly unusual … Read more

Ukraine calls for faster arms deliveries as Russia pushes its eastern offensive

Ukraine calls for faster arms deliveries as Russia pushes its eastern offensive

Three killed in Russian attacks on governor of Kherson Russian troops bombard Vuhledar in the east again Zelenskiy calls on allies to speed up arms deliveries Zelensky is pressuring Macron to bar Russia from the Paris Games KYIV, Ukraine, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Russian missile strikes killed three people in the southern Ukrainian city of … Read more

Kremlin: Putin is open to ‘contacts’ with the German Scholz, reports RIA

Kremlin: Putin is open to ‘contacts’ with the German Scholz, reports RIA

Jan 29 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is open to contacts with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, but has not scheduled a phone call with him, a Kremlin spokesman told state news agency RIA Novosti on Sunday. Germany, formerly the West’s main weapon in supplying Ukraine with modern main battle tanks to help it repel … Read more

Pro-Western retired general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Pro-Western retired general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Pavel wins in an overwhelming vote over ex-prime minister Babis Pavel clearly supports Ukraine, West Promises to end the divisions of Babis, the incumbent Zeman Turnout in the presidential election was record high PRAGUE, January 28 (Reuters) – Former army chief and senior NATO official Petr Pavel won presidential elections in the Czech Republic on … Read more

War in Ukraine: Fighting in the East and North escalates after tank pledges

War in Ukraine: Fighting in the East and North escalates after tank pledges

Ukraine says it needs more weapons, calls for sanctions Western allies this week agreed to supply tanks Russia says US president holds key to ending fighting NEAR VUHLEDAR, Ukraine, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday battled Russian forces attempting to breach its lines in the east and northeast, and artillery bombardments increased after Western … Read more

Japan tightens Russian sanctions after deadly missile attacks in Ukraine

Japan tightens Russian sanctions after deadly missile attacks in Ukraine

TOKYO, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday tightened sanctions against Russia following the latest wave of missile strikes in Ukraine, adding goods to a list of export bans and freezing the assets of Russian officials and entities. The decision comes after Russia launched missile strikes into Ukraine that killed at least 11 people on … Read more