Russia is baffled by the “expensive” fight for Bakhmut, Ukraine

The Russian military is pouring its resources into capturing the small town of Bakhmut, baffling intelligence analysts who say the city in eastern Ukraine is of little strategic importance. Russian forces are trying to encircle the city in the Donetsk region, one of four regions Russia has claimed as its own. But Bakhmut, which had … Read more

The United States and France pledged to hold Russia accountable for Ukraine

Biden says he’s willing to talk to Putin about ending the war The EU agreed in principle to cap the seaborne price of Russian oil at $60 Heated battles around the eastern town of Bakhmut Ukraine celebrates the 31st anniversary of the vote for independence WASHINGTON/KHERSON, Ukraine (Reuters) – The presidents of the United States … Read more

Exclusive: The United States weighs 100 miles of its strike weapon into Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a proposal from Boeing to supply Ukraine with small, accurate and cheap bombs mounted on plentiful missiles, allowing Kiev to strike far beyond Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more weapons. The military stockpiles of the United States and its allies are shrinking, and … Read more

Ukraine promises to provide shelter for its people with the onset of winter

“Invincible centers” to provide heating, water and the Internet Widespread power outages due to Russia targeting the electricity grid The Group of Seven will soon announce the ceiling for Russian oil prices – an American official Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine has promised shelters with heat and water and encouraged its people to conserve energy as … Read more

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns team to inspect damage to Ukraine’s nuclear plant

The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency warns: “You are playing with fire!” After the explosions 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 LONDON/LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – The head of the … Read more

Ukraine may be able to reach the site of a missile explosion – Polish officials

Polish officials said Thursday that Ukraine may gain access to the site in the border region of southeastern Poland where two people were killed by a missile on Tuesday. Warsaw and its Western allies say evidence from the scene indicates that the explosion was caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile that strayed in pursuit … Read more

Exclusive: Germany is stepping up its emergency monetary plans to tackle power outages

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German authorities are stepping up preparations to hand over emergency funds in the event of a power outage to keep the economy running as the nation prepares for a possible blackout caused by the war in Ukraine, four people involved said. One of the people said plans include the Bundesbank, Germany’s central … Read more

Biden and Xi prepare to meet ahead of Ukraine-overwhelmed G20 summit

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived on the Indonesian island of Bali on Monday for a long-awaited meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden ahead of a set to be perilous summit of the Group of 20 nations. With tension due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The two leaders are expected … 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