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

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 warns of sanctions over pipeline as Russia recognizes two Ukraine regions

Germany warns of sanctions over pipeline as Russia recognizes two Ukraine regions

Russian parliament recognizes breakaway regions Ukraine says two soldiers killed in shelling Unmarked tanks seen in breakaway capital Donetsk Global markets rattled, oil hits 7-year high Ukraine may cut ties with Russia – president MOSCOW / DONETSK, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Russia’s parliament approved treaties with two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, opening … Read more

Queen cancels virtual engagements as she is still experiencing mild Covid symptoms

The palace announced Sunday that the 95-year-old monarch had contracted the virus. “As Her Majesty is still experiencing mild cold-like symptoms she has decided not to undertake her planned virtual engagements today, but will continue with light duties,” the palace said. Light duties likely refer to her head of state responsibilities such as reading and … Read more

Putin to recognize Ukraine rebel regions shortly

Putin to recognize Ukraine rebel regions shortly

EU to impose sanctions if rebel regions recognized Ruble extends losses on the day, down 3.3% vs dollar Ukraine and West on alert for Russia creating pretext to invade Macron proposes Biden-Putin summit White House says summit possible only if Russia does not invade Moscow says Ukrainian armored vehicles tried to enter Russia MOSCOW, Feb … Read more

Queen’s COVID diagnosis caps shocking week for British royals

Queen’s COVID diagnosis caps shocking week for British royals

Queen Elizabeth, 95, has tested positive for COVID-19 Sons Andrew and Charles embroiled in scandals Celebrations this year to mark 70 years on throne WINDSOR, England, Feb 21 (Reuters) – After the shame of Prince Andrew’s US sex abuse lawsuit and Prince Charles embroilment in a cash for honors scandal, Queen Elizabeth catching COVID-19 has … Read more

Oil falls on fresh hope of diplomacy over Ukraine crisis

Oil falls on fresh hope of diplomacy over Ukraine crisis

An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Scheibenhard, near Strasbourg, France, October 6, 2017. REUTERS / Christian Hartmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Oil pulls back after climbing more than $ 1 US-Russia summit plan eases worries of oil disruption Iran nuclear accord seen “very very close” MELBOURNE, Feb 21 … Read more

Russia and Belarus extend military drills north of Ukraine

Russia and Belarus extend military drills north of Ukraine

A helicopter flies over troops during the joint military drills of the armed forces of Russia and Belarus at a firing range in the Brest Region, Belarus February 19, 2022. Vadim Yakubyonok / Belta / Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW / DONETSK, Ukraine, Feb 20 (Reuters) – … 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

Gold jumps, stocks stumble as Ukraine crisis deepens

Gold jumps, stocks stumble as Ukraine crisis deepens

US says war appears imminent in Ukraine Oil prices weaken on Iran nuclear deal talks Gold hits new eight-month high Stocks slide amid growing investor unease > Graphic: Global asset performance NEW YORK, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Gold prices jumped to an eight-month high and safe-haven debt rose on Thursday after US President Joe Biden … Read more