US says Russia using ‘nuclear shield’ in Ukraine, risks terrible accident

US says Russia using “nuclear shield” First grain ship leaves Ukraine Ukraine says 22,000 Russian troops ready southern advance Foreign fighters enter Luhansk, says governor Ukraine says recaptures 50 towns in Kherson UNITED NATIONS/KYIV, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The United States has accused Russia of using Ukraine’s biggest nuclear power plant as a “nuclear shield” … Read more

Russia pounds Ukrainian port; Putin announces global maritime ambitions

Putin’s maritime ambitions include Black Sea, Arctic Russian missiles pound port of Mykolaiv Explosion in Russia’s Black Sea fleet base Ukraine grain tycoon Oleksiy Vadatursky killed in Mykolaiv First Ukrainian grain ship may leave port Monday KYIV, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Russian missiles pounded Ukraine’s port city Mykolaiv on the Black Sea, as President Vladimir … Read more

Fate of Ukraine’s second biggest power plant in balance after Russian advance

Russian-backed forces say they have taken power plant Ukraine does not confirm Vuhlehirsk facility’s capture Says fighting under way nearby in eastern Ukraine Russia cut back gas flows to Europe in energy stand-off Polish PM says Russia can’t be trusted on grains deal KYIV, July 27 (Reuters) – The fate of Ukraine’s second largest power … Read more

Russian gas cut to Europe hits economic hopes after Ukraine grain deal

Gazprom says turbine halt will further cut gas to Germany United Nations hopes for grain exports in days US exploring overland routes after Russian strike KYIV, July 26 (Reuters) – Russia said it will cut gas supplies to Europe from Wednesday in a blow to countries that have supported Ukraine, just as there were hopes … Read more

Ukraine hopes to ship grain again this week despite Russian attack

Russia confirms Odesa strike, says warship was hit Ukraine says grain exports will suffer if strikes continue Grain agreement signed on Friday aims to avert global food crisis Russian-occupied regions may vote to join Russia in September KYIV, July 25 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday it hoped a UN-brokered deal aimed at easing global … Read more

Outraged by strike on Odesa, Ukraine still prepares to resume grain exports

Moscow, Kyiv had signed a grain export deal on Friday Accord had sought to avert major global food crisis Zelenskiy: attack shows Moscow can’t be trusted on deal KYIV, July 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine was pressing ahead on Sunday with efforts to restart grain exports from Odesa and other Black Sea ports after a missile … Read more

US pledges more military aid to Ukraine, peace seems far off

Grain export deal signed, wider truce looks distant Zelenskiy: No ceasefire without recovering conquered lands US announces $270 million in fresh support Lithuania lifts Kaliningrad rail ban – Russia’s RIA KYIV, July 23 (Reuters) – The United States promised more military support for Ukraine, including drones, and is considering whether to send fighter aircraft, as … Read more

Satellite imagery, ship data indicates path of Russian vessel Kyiv says shipped “looted” grain

July 22 (Reuters) – Late last month, a Russian-flagged cargo ship carrying corn pulled into the Turkish port of Izmir on the Aegean Sea. The SV Nikolay had loaded the grain at Port Kavkaz, in Russia, six days earlier on June 18, according to documentation provided by an employee of the Russian company that owns … Read more

Ukraine’s ports to reopen under deal to be signed Friday, Turkey says

UN, Turkey worked to broker Ukraine-Russia grains export deal Hopeful sign global food crisis could be eased Ukraine’s Zelenskiy sees potential for battleground gains July 22 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine will sign a deal on Friday to reopen Ukraine’s Black Sea ports to grain exports, Turkey said, raising hopes that an international food crisis … Read more

Russia restarts major gas pipeline, expands Ukraine war goals

Nord Stream pipeline restarts with reduced capacity Moscow says southern Ukraine is also in focus now US says any annexations would not go unchallenged US estimates 15,000 Russian forces killed in war so far July 21 (Reuters) – Russia is resuming gas supplies via a major pipeline to Europe on Thursday, the pipeline operator said, … Read more