Ukraine ‘s advance towards Russian outpost challenges Putin ‘s hold on Donbas . from

KYIV, September 29 (Reuters) – (This September 29 story has been resubmitted to correct the date) Ukrainian troops are on their way to take the Russian-occupied eastern city of Lyman, threatening another blow to Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin’s campaign in the Donbas as he prepares to declare the region part of Russia. The capture of … Read more

Russian spy chief: West was behind Nord Stream sabotage

Spy chief: West was involved Spy chief: West tries to cover up Putin: This was an act of international terrorism TBILISI/LONDON, Sept. 30 (Reuters) – Russia’s top spy said on Friday that Moscow had information indicating that the West was behind an “act of terrorism” against the Nord Stream gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea. … Read more

Putin organizes Kremlin ceremony that annexes parts of Ukraine

Russian annexation of four regions worldwide condemned Movement is ‘dangerous escalation’ endangering peace – UN chief Ukraine’s Zelenskiy Says Putin Must Be Stopped To End War Zelenskiy convenes emergency meeting on security, defense Sept. 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to hold a ceremony Friday for the annexation of four Ukrainian regions, … Read more

Putin says mistakes in military mobilization should be corrected

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that “all mistakes” made in a call to strengthen Russia’s military operation in Ukraine must be corrected, his first public admission that the “partial mobilization” announced last … Read more

Ukraine convenes emergency meeting of security chiefs, important decisions expected

Kiev, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will hold a top-level emergency meeting on Friday where “fundamental decisions” will be made in the wake of Russian plans to annex four Ukrainian regions, an official said Thursday. The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin will sign documents Friday announcing Moscow’s annexation of regions where Russia … Read more

Russia says Nord Stream likely hit by state-backed ‘terrorism’

Kremlin Says Pipeline Damage Looks Like ‘Terrorism’ EU official says leaks are changing nature of conflict in Ukraine European officials say Russian ships have been spotted nearby -CNN MOSCOW/BRUSSELS, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday that leaks spewing gas into the Baltic Sea from pipelines to Germany appeared to be the result of … Read more

Fourth leak found on Nord Stream pipelines, Swedish coastguard says

OSLO, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – The Swedish coastguard said on Thursday it had discovered a fourth gas leak in the damaged Nord Stream pipelines earlier this week, after breaks first reported Monday sent gas to the Baltic Sea. The European Union suspects sabotage was the cause of the leaks in Russia’s submarine pipelines to Europe, … Read more

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

Ukrainians flee Russian annexation – while you still can

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept. 28 (Reuters) – “It’s funny. No one voted, but the results are in,” laughed Lyubomir Boyko, 43, of Golo Pristan, a village in the Russian-occupied Kherson province, as he waited on Wednesday outside a Country Relief Office with his family in a refugee reception center. As Russia prepares to annex a strip … 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