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

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

No way out for Ukrainians in embattled city as Russian forces destroy last bridge

Last bridge to Sievierodonetsk destroyed -governor Ukraine seeks howitzers, tanks and drones from the West Russia reports destroying some US and European arms KYIV, June 14 (Reuters) – Russian forces cut off all routes for evacuating citizens from the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk by destroying the last bridge linking it to a Ukrainian held … Read more

Tasty name but no Big Mac as rebranded McDonald’s restaurants open in Russia

June 12 (Reuters) – It might look and smell like McDonald’s but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the filet-of-fish is simply a fish burger. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday as McDonald’s (MCD.N) restaurants flung open their doors … Read more

Russian shelling causes chemical-plant fire in eastern Ukrainian city

Russia targets Sievierodonetsk in eastern advance Shelling causes fire after oil leak at chemical plant, governor says Ukraine urges West to deliver more heavy arms swiftly War blocks vital Ukraine grain exports from Black Sea KYIV, June 11 (Reuters) – Russian shelling of the Azot chemical plant in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk ignited … Read more

Putin warns United States against supplying Ukraine longer range missiles

Putin warns United States over missile supplies Russia will strike if longer range missiles are supplied Russia cracking West’s drones ‘like nuts’ – Putin LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin warned the United States in an interview broadcast on Sunday that Russia would strike new targets if the West supplied longer-range missiles to … Read more

Explosions shake Ukraine’s capital Kyiv after weeks of relative calm

KYIV, June 5 (Reuters) – Several explosions rocked Kyiv early on Sunday, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, the first assault on the Ukrainian capital in weeks as life had slowly begun to resemble normal in the city and its suburbs. “Several explosions in Darnytskyi and Dniprovskyi districts of the capital,” Klitschko wrote on the Telegram messaging … Read more