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

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

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

Putin says Ukraine did not make good on preliminary peace deal

No immediate response from Ukrainian government on Putin remarks Putin visited Iran, also with Turkey’s Erdogan Russia ready to clear way for Ukraine grain exports, Putin says Russian bombardment of Ukraine cities continues July 20 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Moscow did not see any desire from Ukraine to fulfill the … Read more

Russia resumes long-range bombardment of Ukrainian cities

Southern city latest target of long-range bombardment At least 37 killed in bombings since Thursday Agreement close on lifting blockade on Ukrainian grain exports War derails G20 meet, likely to end without formal communique KYIV, July 16 (Reuters) – Russian forces shelled the southern Ukrainian city of Nikopol on Saturday, the latest in a series … Read more

Ukraine denounces deadly missile strike as war overshadows G20 meeting

At least 23 killed in Russian attack: Ukrainian officials Russia denies targeting civilians Yellen slams Russian officials at G20 meeting Nations pledge to cooperate on war crimes investigations VINNYTSIA, Ukraine, July 15 (Reuters) – Senior Western officials directly accused their Russian counterparts of war crimes on Friday after Russian missiles struck a Ukrainian city far … Read more

Breakthrough at Ukraine grain export talks as heavy shelling continues

Turkey says grain deal reached; Ukraine and UN cite progress Agreement next week would help ease world food crisis Russia pushes for full control of separatist Donbas region ISTANBUL / UNITED NATIONS, New York, July 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine, the United Nations and Turkey hailed progress at talks aiming to resume Black Sea grain exports … Read more