NATO warns of long Ukraine was as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last years Allies must show they will back Ukraine for long haul -Johnson Ukraine admits setback at village near Sievierodonetsk “All that is ours we will take back” -Zelenskiy Two Azovstal defense commanders moved to Russia for probe -TASS KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine could last … Read more

Ukraine’s fight grinds on, Boris Johnson pledges long-haul support

EU summit expected to back Ukraine candidate status Ukraine candidacy endorsement marks major shift Britain’s Johnson warns against ‘Ukraine fatigue’ Battle for Sievierodonetsk grinds on More rocket strikes, shelling across east, central Ukraine KYIV, June 18 (Reuters) – With a fresh blessing for its European Union ambitions and a promise of continued strong support from … Read more

Biden defends meeting with Saudi prince, says talks part of broader meeting

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a session of the Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 20, 2019. Bandar Algaloud / Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court / Handout via REUTERS / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said on … Read more

WikiLeaks’ founder Assange vows to fight extradition from UK to United States

UK’s Patel approves extradition request Assange has 14 days to appeal Assange’s wife says dark day for press freedom Australia says case has dragged on too long LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – The wife of Julian Assange vowed to fight using every possible legal avenue after British Home Secretary Priti Patel on Friday approved the … Read more

Trump pressed, threatened Pence to overturn election, panel hears

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump pressured his vice president, Mike Pence, to overturn his 2020 election defeat despite being told repeatedly it was illegal to do so, aides to Pence told the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol on Thursday. Members of the Democratic-led House … Read more

Protests against India’s new military recruitment system turn violent

LUCKNOW, India, June 16 (Reuters) – Police in northern India fired shots into the air on Thursday to push back stone-throwing crowds and authorities shut off mobile internet in at least one district to forestall further chaos, as protests widened against a new military recruitment system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government this week announced an … Read more

EU leaders criticized for tepid support bring ‘message of unity’ to Ukraine

Arms needed to fend off Russian advances in south and east Ukrainian troops, civilians holed up in Sievierodonetsk plant KYIV, June 16 (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany, France and Italy – all criticized in the past by Kyiv for support viewed as too cautious – made a joint visit to Ukraine on Thursday, touring … Read more

Two US citizens missing, feared captured, in eastern Ukraine families

June 15 (Reuters) – Two US citizens who traveled to Ukraine as volunteer fighters against Russian forces have been missing for a week and are feared captured, family members said on Wednesday. Alexander Drueke, 39, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Andy Huynh, 27, of Hartselle, Alabama, were last in contact with their families on June 8 … Read more

Biden announces new $ 1 bln in weapons for Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more heavy arms

WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a fresh US infusion of $ 1 billion in weapons for Ukraine that includes anti-ship rocket systems, artillery rockets, howitzers and ammunition. In a phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Biden said he told the embattled leader about the new weaponry. “The United … Read more

Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Sievierodonetsk city focus of fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds trapped in Sievierodonetsk’s Azot chemical plant NATO defense ministers due to discuss Ukraine military aid KYIV, June 15 (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in the embattled city of Sievierodonetsk to lay down their arms by early Wednesday, pressing its … Read more