Ukraine calls for more weapons as it repels the Russians in the east

Zelensky wants action ‘not just talk’ on EU membership Ukraine seeks more artillery for battle in the east The United Nations says millions around the world may suffer from chronic hunger Fear that thousands of cholera may die in Mariupol Kyiv, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian officials called on the West on Friday for more help, … Read more

Reports of heavy fighting in Severodonetsk, Ukraine, which was bombed

Ukrainian and Russian forces fight street by street Ukraine says the city is under bombardment day and night Sievierodonetsk key to Russia’s war objective British and Moroccan sentenced to death in separatist Donbass Concern grows over food crisis as Russia closes ports Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces have been holding their positions amid heavy street … Read more

The president said that the “brutal” battle for control of Ukraine’s Severodonetsk will determine the fate of Donbass

Key to the Battle of Severodonetsk to Donbass – Zelensky The industrial city is destroyed, Luhansk governor Ukrainian forces withdraw to the outskirts of the city Russian forces outnumber Ukrainian forces in Donbass – United States Kyiv/SLOVENIA, Ukraine, June 9 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president has said the battle for the city of Severodonetsk is a … Read more

Ukraine says it has halted a Russian attack on a major eastern city

Satellite images show damage in the besieged Severodonetsk region Ukraine launches “Book of Executions” detailing war crimes US adds more sanctions, World Bank adds to Ukraine aid Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine’s General Staff said on Wednesday that Ukrainian forces had successfully withstood the Severodonetsk offensive as Russian forces brought new resources toward Donbass in a … Read more

Street fighting and bombing continue as Russia pushes for control of Ukraine’s Donbass

Fierce street fight for a major eastern industrial city Ukrainian forces outnumbered, Zelensky will not surrender The eastern front is under constant bombardment Efforts to evacuate thousands Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces engaged in fierce street fighting with Russian soldiers in the industrial city of Severodonetsk, while other cities came under constant bombardment, as the … Read more

South Korea and the United States launch eight missiles in response to North Korea’s missile tests

8 ATACMS Launched by US-Korea Joint Forces – Official Dave Min Missiles fired in response to North Korea’s test on Sunday Tensions escalate on the peninsula with the South Korean government’s joint exercises US military confirms ‘firm’ support for South Korea SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea and the United States said they fired eight surface-to-surface … Read more

Exclusive: US will allow two companies to ship Venezuelan oil to Europe

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Italian oil company Eni SpA and Spain’s Repsol may start shipping Venezuelan oil to Europe as soon as next month to replace Russian crude, five people familiar with the matter said. Debt swaps were halted two years ago when Washington intensified sanctions on Venezuela. One person said that Eni and Repsol are … Read more

Ukraine says Russian forces have retreated in a major city in the east of the country

Ukraine says Russian forces have retreated in Severodonetsk The UK says Russian air activity is high over the Donbass region Macron says it is important not to humiliate Russia Kyiv (Reuters) – Kyiv said on Saturday it was pushing Russian forces back in Severodonetsk, as fighting intensified around the industrial city that was the focus … Read more

Russian forces enter the outskirts of a major city in Donbass, Ukraine

Russian troops enter the outskirts of Sievierodonetsk – Governor Ukraine orders more weapons from the West Borrell says the EU will agree to the next package of sanctions Kyiv/Kharkiv, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russian forces have entered the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, a regional governor said on Monday, describing the fighting as “extremely … Read more

France’s blame game after Champions League final ‘chaos’

PARIS (Reuters) – Chaotic scenes in France’s Stade Nationale before and during the Champions League final on Saturday night were described as a national embarrassment, while French ministers blamed Liverpool fans for the problem. The final between Liverpool and Real Madrid began with a 35-minute delay after police tried to hold back people who tried … Read more