Ukraine separatists seek Russian help as US says attack is ready

Ukraine separatists seek Russian help as US says attack is ready

Explosions heard in Donetsk Kyiv declares state of emergency, calls up reservists Blinken says still time for diplomacy UN Security Council to meet Wednesday KYIV / DONETSK, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Separatists in Ukraine asked Moscow to help repel “aggression” on Wednesday and explosions rocked the breakaway eastern city of Donetsk as the United States … Read more

Biden puts sanctions on Russian banks and elites as he says Ukraine invasion has begun

Biden puts sanctions on Russian banks and elites as he says Ukraine invasion has begun

WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Tuesday the United States was imposing a first tranche of sanctions against Russia for launching an invasion of Ukraine and promised that more would come if there are further incursions. Biden, speaking to reporters at the White House, said the United States would impose sanctions … Read more

Ukrainian president drafts reservists but rules out general mobilization for now

Ukrainian president drafts reservists but rules out general mobilization for now

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy meets with leaders of parliament fractions and groups in Kyiv, Ukraine February 22, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service / Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy … Read more

Britain sanctions Russian oligarch Gennady Timchenko and five banks

Britain sanctions Russian oligarch Gennady Timchenko and five banks

Britain also sanctions two Rotenberg brothers Billionaires Timchenko, Rotenbergs have ties to Putin Bank Rossiya among targeted lenders, state banks spared Sanctions bring UK into line with US measures UK lawmakers demand PM Johnson go further LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Britain on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Gennady Timchenko and two other billionaires with close … Read more

Germany freezes Nord Stream 2 gas project as Ukraine crisis deepens

Germany freezes Nord Stream 2 gas project as Ukraine crisis deepens

Hitherto reluctant Germany halts certification process Pipeline had been set to help ease energy price crisis Benchmark gas price jumps Ukraine says Germany is showing moral leadership Russia’s Medvedev says: ‘Welcome to 2,000-euro gas’ BERLIN, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Germany on Tuesday halted the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea gas pipeline project, designed to double … Read more

Putin launches nuclear drills as US says Russia poised to invade Ukraine

Putin launches nuclear drills as US says Russia poised to invade Ukraine

US says Russian forces near Ukraine beginning to ‘uncoil’ Separatists in East Ukraine call for military mobilization Kremlin says Putin starts nuclear drills, no plan to invade DONETSK, Ukraine / MOSCOW, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin launched exercises by strategic nuclear missile forces on Saturday and Washington said Russian troops massed near … Read more

US VP Harris says Russia must show it is serious about diplomacy

US VP Harris says Russia must show it is serious about diplomacy

MUNICH, Feb 18 (Reuters) – US Vice President Kamala Harris met NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and leaders from three Baltic nations on Friday and said Russia must show it is open to diplomacy, while warning Moscow of severe consequences if it invades Ukraine. The Russian defense ministry said earlier in the day that President … Read more

Kyiv, West fear ‘pretexts for invasion’ after shelling in east Ukraine

Kyiv, West fear ‘pretexts for invasion’ after shelling in east Ukraine

UK sees ‘blatant attempt’ to ‘fabricate pretexts for invasion’ Zelenskiy calls shelling ‘big provocation’ Kremlin says it is seriously concerned West disputes Russian announcement of pullback MOSCOW / KYIV, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Kyiv and its Western allies said they feared that Russia might be trying to create a pretext to unleash war on Thursday, … Read more

Ukraine, Russia-backed rebels trade accusations of shelling across front

Ukraine, Russia-backed rebels trade accusations of shelling across front

KADIIVKA, Ukraine, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces traded accusations on Thursday that each had fired across the ceasefire line in eastern Ukraine, raising alarm at a time when Western countries have warned of the possibility of a Russian invasion any day. The details of the incidents could not be independently confirmed, … Read more

US and NATO say Russia is building up troops near Ukraine, not withdrawing

US and NATO say Russia is building up troops near Ukraine, not withdrawing

Russia says video shows tanks leaving Crimea NATO says more troops are on the way Cyber ​​attack continues on Ukraine’s defense ministry US says more than 150,000 troops still threaten Ukraine MOSCOW / KYIV, Feb 16 (Reuters) – The United States and NATO said Russia was still building up troops around Ukraine on Wednesday despite … Read more