Bleak winter looms as Russian strikes cripple Ukraine’s power capacity

Bleak winter looms as Russian strikes cripple Ukraine's power capacity

Ukrainians with little or no heating after bombardments Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Kherson residents get offer to evacuate to safer regions Ukraine security service raids famous Kyiv monastery KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed to Ukrainians to conserve energy amid relentless Russian strikes that have halved the country’s power … Read more

‘Close call’ in shelling near nuclear reactor on Ukraine’s frontline

Ukraine nuclear plant shelled, UN warns: 'You're playing with fire!'

IAEA chief warns of huge risks from fighting at plant Russia, Ukraine trade blame for shelling President Zelenskiy says eastern region hit by heavy artillery ‘Fiercest battles’ in Donetsk region, Zelenskiy says KYIV, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine narrowly escaped disaster during fighting at the weekend that rocked Europe’s largest atomic power plant with a … Read more

Ukraine nuclear plant shelled, UN warns: ‘You’re playing with fire!’

Ukraine nuclear plant shelled, UN warns: 'You're playing with fire!'

IAEA says Ukraine plant rocked by 12 blasts Plant is controlled by Russian forces Moscow and Kyiv accuse other of shelling ‘You’re playing with fire!’ – IAEA chief LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is under Russian control, was rocked by shelling on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the UN nuclear … Read more

US Justice Dept. names war crimes expert as special counsel for Trump probes

US Justice Dept.  names war crimes expert as special counsel for Trump probes

Trump calls special counsel appointment ‘abuse of power’ Special counsel Smith has focused on war crimes in Kosovo WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday named Jack Smith, a war crimes prosecutor, to serve as special counsel to oversee Justice Department investigations related to Donald Trump including the former president’s … Read more

Ukraine may get access to missile blast site – Polish officials

Ukraine may get access to missile blast site - Polish officials

PRZEWODOW, Poland/WARSAW, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Ukraine may get the access it has demanded to the site in the border area of ​​southeastern Poland where a missile killed two people on Tuesday, Polish officials said on Thursday. Warsaw and its Western allies say evidence from the scene points to the explosion being caused by a … Read more

Black Sea grain export deal extended, but Russia wants more on fertiliser exports

Black Sea grain export deal extended, but Russia wants more on fertiliser exports

Ukraine and Russia are major global grain exporters Black Sea deal helps easing global food price crisis The UN-brokered deal is extended for four months Moscow wants removal of obstacles to grain, fertiliser exports Nov 17 (Reuters) – A deal aimed at easing global food shortages by facilitating Ukraine’s agricultural exports from its southern Black … Read more

Russian missiles pound Ukrainian energy facilities and defence plant

Russian missiles pound Ukrainian energy facilities and defence plant

Russia carries out new missile strikes in Ukraine Two deaths reported in southeast Ukraine overnight Gas production facilities damaged, Naftogaz says KYIV, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Russia pounded Ukrainian energy facilities and a huge rocket booster factory on Thursday in a new wave of missile strikes that Ukrainian officials denounced as terrorism. Explosions echoed though … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine 'in strongest terms'

G20 says ‘most members’ condemn war in Ukraine Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ -declaration Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a declaration … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov dismisses report that he was taken to hospital at G20

Russia's Lavrov dismisses report that he was taken to hospital at G20

Lavrov dismisses Associated Press report AP: Lavrov was treated for heart condition Bali governor: Lavrov had checks in hospital, in good health NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday dismissed a news agency report that he had been taken to hospital with a heart condition, scolding Western journalists … Read more

Donetsk battles are ‘hell’, Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says as Kherson mops up

Donetsk battles are 'hell', Ukraine's Zelenskiy says as Kherson mops up

Key infrastructure in Kherson destroyed, Zelenskiy says Russia, Iran vow to deepen ties on economics, politics and trade Kherson faces severe humanitarian situation, city’s mayor says Nov 13 (Reuters) – Russian forces destroyed key infrastructure in Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson before fleeing, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, as his counterparts in Russia and Iran vowed … Read more