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Putin tells China’s Xi that Russia is ready to talk with Ukraine – Kremlin

MOSCOW, Feb 25 – Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to send a delegation to Minsk for negotiations with representatives of Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Friday after the Russian leader held a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Putin told Xi that Russia’s military operation in […]

Explainer: Why Russia and Ukraine are fighting for Chernobyl disaster site

WASHINGTON, Feb 24 – Russian and Ukrainian forces fought on Thursday for control of Chernobyl, the still radioactive site of the world’s worst nuclear accident and a factor in the collapse of the Soviet Union. “Our defenders are giving their lives so that the tragedy of 1986 will […]

Ukraine capital girds for Russian assault

Summary Companies Zelenskiy says he is Russia’s ‘number one target’ Russian forces seize Chernobyl plant, advance on Kyiv U.S., EU announce new wave of sanctions Britain says Russia failed to meet first day objectives KYIV, Feb 25 – (Editor’s note: Please note language some may find offensive in […]

Biden and Europe waiting on one key sanction against Russia

WASHINGTON — U.S. and European officials are holding one key financial sanction against Russia in reserve, choosing not to boot Russia off SWIFT, the dominant system for global financial transactions. The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused a barrage of new financial sanctions Thursday. The sanctions are meant to isolate, punish and impoverish […]

Ukraine’s capital under threat as Russia presses invasion

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia pressed its invasion of Ukraine to the outskirts of the capital Friday after unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides in an attack that could rewrite the global post-Cold War security order. Explosions sounded before dawn in […]

Russia-Ukraine: What to know as Russia attacks Ukraine

WARSAW, Poland — Russian troops launched a broad assault on Ukraine from three sides Thursday, an attack that brought explosions before dawn to the country’s capital, Kyiv, and other cities. Ukraine’s leadership said at least 40 people had been killed so far in what it called a “full-scale war” targeting […]

China rejects calling Russia move ‘invasion,’ urges its citizens in Ukraine to stay home

BEIJING, Feb 24 – China rejected calling Russia’s moves on Ukraine an “invasion” and urged all sides to exercise restraint, even as it advised its citizens there to stay home or at least take the precaution of displaying a Chinese flag if they needed to drive anywhere. Russian […]

Russia invades Ukraine in Europe’s ‘darkest hours’ since WWII

Summary Putin authorises military operation in east Explosions heard in Kyiv and across Ukraine Kyiv declares martial law, urges ‘all possible’ sanctions U.N. Security Council to discuss resolution on Thursday KYIV/OUTSIDE MAIUPOL, Ukraine, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Russian forces invaded Ukraine by land, air and sea on Thursday in the biggest […]

Russia-Ukraine conflict raises big risks for global economy

WASHINGTON — Just what a vulnerable world economy didn’t need — a conflict that accelerates inflation, rattles markets and portends trouble for everyone from European consumers to indebted Chinese developers and families in Africa that face soaring food prices. Russia’s attack on Ukraine and retaliatory sanctions from the West may not portend another global […]