“Call call” in bombing near a front-line nuclear reactor in Ukraine

The Secretary General of the International Atomic Energy Agency warns of the great dangers of fighting at the plant Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the bombing President Zelensky says the eastern region was hit by heavy artillery “The fiercest battles” are in the Donetsk region, says Zelensky Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine narrowly escaped … Read more

G20 summit condemns war in Ukraine ‘in the strongest terms’

G20 says “most members” condemn war in Ukraine Declaration of the threat of use of nuclear weapons Convention for the standardization of monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Indonesia) (Reuters) – G20 leaders denounced Russia’s aggression against Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a declaration adopted at the end … Read more

Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore energy and water after Russia’s withdrawal

The humanitarian situation in Kherson is “extremely difficult” – official The authorities are working to restore vital services Joy mixes with concerns about water and energy for Kherson residents Residents recount the violations committed by the occupation forces Fighting rages in Donetsk and eastern Luhansk regions Kherson, Ukraine (Reuters) – Public utilities companies in Kherson … Read more

Britain froze Russian assets worth 18 billion pounds

Russia bypasses Libya and Iran as prime target of UK sanctions The UK says sanctions are hurting Russia’s military Russia uses chips in kitchen utensils for cabinets The UK government has reported 236 sanctions violations LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Thursday it had frozen more than 18 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) in … Read more

Russia halts grain exports from Ukraine from the Black Sea, citing the attack on Crimea

Russia halts participation in UN grain deal The move comes after drone attacks on Crimea Russia says British personnel assisted in drone attack Ukraine says Russia is inventing attacks (Reuters) – Russia suspended participation in a United Nations-brokered Black Sea grain deal on Saturday after what it said was a major Ukrainian drone attack on … Read more

Russia destroys energy and water infrastructure throughout Ukraine

Official says Ukraine faces ‘critical’ energy situation Three killed in new strikes in Kyiv Zelensky accuses Russia of targeting civilians Moscow says it is damaging infrastructure New Russian leader admits difficulties Kyiv/Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Russian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday that Russia has destroyed nearly a third of Ukraine’s power plants … Read more

Druzhba pipeline leak reduces Russian oil flow to Germany

Poland discovered a leak late Tuesday Poland says the leak is likely accidental rather than sabotage Germany says its supplies of crude oil are sufficient Schwedt refinery serving Berlin has few alternatives WARSAW (Reuters) – Germany said on Wednesday it was receiving less oil but still had enough supplies after Poland found a leak in … Read more

UN publicly rejects Russia’s call for secret vote on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations General Assembly voted on Monday to reject Russia’s call for the 193-member body to hold a secret vote later this week on whether to condemn Moscow’s move to annex four partially occupied regions of Ukraine. The General Assembly decided, by 107 votes, that it would hold a public … Read more

The new 44-nation European club underscores Russia’s isolation

43 European leaders gather in Prague for a symbolic summit Energy and security are on everyone’s mind The presence of Truss gives hope for better relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom Doubts about the feasibility of broad European coordination EU 27 to follow up on the special summit, gas cap on the … Read more

Ukraine celebrates retaking main city, Putin ally raises nuclear fears

Ukraine’s restoration of Lyman control is a major setback for Moscow Chechen leader suggests using low-yield nuclear weapon Liman is a major logistics center in the eastern Donetsk region Donetsk is one of four regions that Putin says are now Russian Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces said they have retaken the main Lyman stronghold in … Read more