Russia wants to annex Ukraine territory; West warns of new sanctions

Russia says overwhelming support for annexation Russian parliament considers annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal West prepares new sanctions over referendums ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – Russia was poised to annex part of Ukraine within days, releasing so-called voting figures showing overwhelming support in four provinces to join the country, after what … Read more

EU executive proposes eighth set of sanctions against Russia

EU countries begin negotiations on new package of sanctions against Russia 27 Member States divided over oil price ceiling Ukraine: It is necessary to stop the flow of ‘blood money’ to Russia BRUSSELS, Sept. 28 (Reuters) – The European Union executive on Wednesday proposed an eighth round of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of … Read more

Russian peasants conscripted into the army, Putin says

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Sept. 27 (Reuters) – Farmers are among Russians being drafted into the military, President Vladimir Putin told officials on Tuesday, pointing to potential further risks to the 2023 crop. Russia is the largest wheat exporter in the … Read more

Mysterious leaks hit Russian undersea gas pipelines, raising European suspicion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Neither Nord Stream pipeline was pumping gas at the time Both pipes still contain pressurized gas Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has pushed prices up Europe races to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept. 27 (Reuters) – European countries rushed … Read more

Russian FSB detains and expels Japanese consul for alleged espionage

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW/TOKYO, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – The Russian security service FSB said on Monday it had detained a Japanese consul in the Russian Pacific port city of Vladivostok for alleged espionage and ordered him to leave the country, Russian news agencies said. The consul was released after … Read more

Factbox: Russia prepares to formally annex 15% of Ukraine

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is preparing to formally annex about 15% of Ukraine’s territory after referendums on accession to Russia in areas controlled by Russian forces or Russian-backed separatists. read more CAN THE WEST STOP PUTIN? Neither the West nor Ukraine can … Read more

Eyes on Belgium as some EU countries push for Russian diamond ban

Diamonds are pictured at an official presentation by diamond producer Alrosa in Moscow, Russia on Feb. 13, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept. 25 (Reuters) – The European Union must stop importing diamonds from Russia, five of the bloc’s 27 countries said in a joint Reuters … Read more

Ukraine cuts ties with Iran over supply of ‘bad’ drones to Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept. 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine said Friday it would weaken diplomatic ties with Iran over Tehran’s decision to provide Russian troops with drones, a move President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called “a collaboration with evil.” Zelenskiy said a total of eight Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot … Read more

Putin was ‘pushed’ into war in Ukraine, Italian Berlusconi says

Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi speaks during the closing election campaign of the center-right coalition in Piazza del Popolo, ahead of the Sept. 25 general election in Rome, Italy, Sept. 22, 2022. REUTERS/Yara Nardi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russian Putin is an old friend of Berlusconi Berlusconi’s right-wing bloc to … Read more

Lavrov defends Russia in UN confrontation full of anger over war in Ukraine

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 22 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defended Moscow’s war in Ukraine at the UN Security Council on Thursday, as the United Nations warned Moscow about the annexation of Ukrainian regions and called on Western ministers to take responsibility for atrocities. Lavrov … Read more