Tag: Ukraine tensions

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 […]

U.S. and allies unveil more Russia sanctions but keep big guns in reserve

Summary EU adds Russian lawmakers to blacklist Britain to stop selling sovereign debt Ukraine calls up reservists Oil price falls, global stocks break four-day slide MOSCOW/DONETSK, Feb 23 (Reuters) – The United States and its allies unveiled more sanctions against Russia on Wednesday over its recognition of two […]

Putin gets no support from UN Security Council over Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS — Russian President Vladimir Putin received no support from members of the U.N. Security Council at an emergency meeting Monday night for his actions to bring separatists in eastern Ukraine under Moscow’s control. The U.S. called his moves a pretext for a further invasion, many members […]

The Latest: Russia vacates Kyiv embassy amid conflict fears

The latest on the Russia-Ukraine crisis: MOSCOW — Russia has started evacuating its embassy in Kyiv, as fears mount that Russian President Vladimir Putin might be about to order an invasion of Ukraine. Russian state news agency Tass reported that Russia began pulling personnel from its diplomatic posts in […]

World leaders focus on how to punish Russia over Ukraine

BRUSSELS — Shocked by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order to deploy troops to separatist regions of eastern Ukraine, world leaders moved quickly Tuesday to impose as forceful a response as possible in hopes of averting a full-blown war in Europe. Germany made the first big move, taking steps […]

Biden-Putin summit discussed but fears of Ukraine war remain

MOSCOW — The U.S. and Russian presidents tentatively agreed to meet in a last-ditch effort to stave off a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, even as sustained shelling continued Monday in a conflict in eastern Ukraine that Western powers fear could provide the spark for a broader war. If […]

Russia extends troop drills; Ukraine appeals for cease-fire

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia extended military drills near Ukraine’s northern borders Sunday amid increased fears that two days of sustained shelling along the contact line between soldiers and Russa-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine could spark an invasion. Ukraine’s president appealed for a cease-fire. The exercises were originally set […]

Russia and Belarus extend large military drills near Ukraine

Summary Russia has up to 30,000 troops in Belarus, NATO says Russia says West is whipping up tensions Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills civilians, report says UK’s Johnson says sanctions threat may not deter Putin DONETSK/MOSCOU, 20 février (Reuters) – Russia and Belarus are extending military drills that […]

Putin launches nuclear drills as U.S. says Russia poised to invade Ukraine

Summary Companies U.S. says Russian forces near Ukraine beginning to ‘uncoil’ Separatists in East Ukraine call for military mobilisation Kremlin says Putin starts nuclear drills, no plan to invade DONETSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW, Feb 19 – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin launched exercises by strategic nuclear missile forces on Saturday and […]

US says war appears imminent after shelling on Ukraine front line

Summary UK sees ‘blatant attempt’ to ‘fabricate pretexts for invasion’ Zelenskiy calls shelling ‘big provocation’ Kremlin says it is seriously concerned West disputes Russian announcement of pullback MOSCOW/KYIV, Feb 17 – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday there was now “every indication” that Russia was planning to […]

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