In occupied south Ukraine, some fear a return to Soviet times under Russia

KYIV, July 21 (Reuters) – In Nova Kakhovka, a city in southern Ukraine occupied by Russian troops five months ago on the first day of its invasion, the signs of creeping annexation by Russia are mounting and some residents fear a return to Soviet times . A statue of Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin, erected … 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

Europe braces as Nord Stream Russian gas link set to restart

Annual maintenance scheduled to end at 0600 CET on July 21 Differing signals about resumption Extension could disrupt gas storage refilling LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – Europe is on edge about the restart of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline from Russia after annual maintenance is set to end on Thursday, with governments bracing for … Read more

Ukraine seeks debt freeze as war ravages economy

Police officers look at a bus stop, a mosque and buildings damaged by a Russian military strike, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, Ukraine July 20, 2022. REUTERS / Nacho Doce Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV / LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine has asked its international creditors, … Read more

EU tells members to cut gas usage amid new Putin warning

Nord Stream 1 pipeline out of action for maintenance Pipeline due to resume pumping on Thursday EU says states must act now to reduce gas consumption Germany, others have rationing and other plans in place BRUSSELS / LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – The European Union told members states on Wednesday to cut gas usage by … Read more

Forty-five nations pledge to coordinate evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

EU countries, US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia in deal Commit 20 million euros to assist International Criminal Court Aim is to avoid overlapping investigations in Ukraine Meeting overshadowed by missile strike in Ukraine’s west THE HAGUE, July 14 (Reuters) – The United States and more than 40 other countries agreed on Thursday to coordinate investigations … Read more

Ukraine prepares for fresh Russian assault, West braces for worsening energy crisis

Ukraine readies for fresh Russian ground assault Civilian casualties mount Ukraine allies fear worsening energy crisis Zelenskiy warns adjusting sanctions a sign of weakness US Treasury warns oil price may rise KYIV, Ukraine, July 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine expects a fresh assault by Russian ground forces, following widespread shelling which killed more than 30 people, … Read more

Europe on edge as Nord Stream Russian gas link set for planned shut-down

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nord Stream 1 maintenance to run from July 11-21 Fears outage could be extended The Kremlin says shutdown is a regular event … Read more

Russia says sanctions over Ukraine a declaration of economic war by the West

Russian foreign minister scolds G20 over Ukraine Russia says sanctions are economic war by West Moscow to turn to China and India Zelenskiy says Ukraine will not be broken Putin warns of tragedy if Kyiv continues KYIV / KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, July 8 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday said attempts to isolate … Read more

Putin says Ukraine is heading for ‘tragedy,’ Kramatorsk city prepares its defense

Ukraine hoists flag on recaptured Black Sea island UK PM and staunch Ukraine supporter Johnson resigns Kramatorsk residents in Donetsk ready for Russian attack KYIV / KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, July 7 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the West of decades of aggression towards Moscow and warned that if it wanted to attempt … Read more