Ukraine suffers major setback after fall of Sievierodonetsk

KYIV / POKROVSK, June 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine special forces remained in Sievierodonetsk directing artillery fire against Russian-backed troops, said an adviser to Ukraine’s president, after the city fell in a major setback for Kyiv as it struggles to keep control of the country’s east. Ukrainian shelling on Saturday forced Russian troops to suspend the … Read more

Russian missiles strike across Ukraine, says Kyiv

Ukraine says Russia launches widespread shelling Shelling hit chemical plant where civilians trapped Ukraine forces withdraw from Sievierodonetsk Dozens of missiles hit Ukrainian military bases KYIV, June 25 (Reuters) – Russian missiles rained down across Ukraine on Saturday, hitting military facilities in the west and north as well as a southern city as the biggest … Read more

Ukraine’s EU candidacy will strengthen Europe as Russia threatens freedom – Zelenskiy

Ukraine EU candidacy will strengthen Europe-Zelenskiy ‘Our future is together’, says European Council chief EU candidacy will anger Moscow Russia continues shelling cities in Donbas KYIV, June 24 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine’s formal candidacy to join the European Union was a big step towards strengthening Europe at a time when Russia was … Read more

EU grants Ukraine candidate status in ‘historic moment’

EU leaders launch Ukraine’s membership process Zelenskiy urges West to speed up heavy weapons deliveries Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine became a candidate to join the European Union on Thursday, a bold geopolitical step triggered by Russia’s invasion that Kyiv and Brussels hailed as an “historic … Read more

Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches ‘fearsome climax’, says Ukraine

Zelenskiy urges West to deliver heavy weapons EU leaders to start Ukraine membership process Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Moscow’s massive air and artillery attacks were aimed at destroying the entire Donbas region and urged Ukraine’s allies to accelerate the shipment of heavy … Read more

Russia pounds eastern Ukraine, Putin to mark WWII anniversary

Luhansk region the toughest place, says Ukraine president Russia has artillery edge as Ukraine pleads for heavy weapons Putin to mark day in 1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union June 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian forces were entrenched in eastern Ukrainian battlegrounds on Wednesday, a day of commemoration in both countries to mark … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON / MUMBAI / ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $ 100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a … Read more

A Somali boy’s mission to find food as climate change takes its toll

Somalia at nexus of ‘three Cs’ – conflict, costs, climate change Climate change means extreme weather patterns more common Children in Dollow town malnourished, scramble for food Million forced from homes and land by drought Drought envoy urges international community to do more DOLLOW, Somalia, June 20 (Reuters) – Each morning in this Somali border … Read more

Exclusive: Pioneering Russian journalist sells Nobel Peace medal for Ukraine

Veteran journalist laments Russia’s loss of independent media Muratov says he wanted to give up something valuable for Ukraine Editor says public support for military campaign is dwindling But Putin “will remain for as long as he sees fit” June 17 (Reuters) – Russian journalist and Nobel Peace laureate Dmitry Muratov is auctioning his Nobel … Read more

Ukraine gets major boost from European Union as war rages on

Ukraine EU candidacy signals major shift in European geopolitics Putin seeks to play down EU issue Battle for Sievierodonetsk grinds on Russian media say two Americans caught fighting for Ukraine BRUSSELS / KYIV, June 18 (Reuters) – As war rages in Ukraine’s east, Kyiv received a major boost on Friday when the European Union recommended … Read more