UN wants to coordinate efforts to save lives in Mariupol, UN chief tells Russia

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the 11th emergency special session of the 193-member UN General Assembly on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, New York, US February 28, 2022. REUTERS/ Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 26 (Reuters) … Read more

Russia renews assault on Mariupol and missiles hit Odesa, Ukraine says

Luhansk governor says barrage in east intensifying Russia attacking Mariupol defenders – Ukrainian official Missiles hit Odesa military facility – Ukraine’s military UK says Russian forces made no big gains in last 24 hours KYIV, April 23 (Reuters) – Russia resumed its assault on the last Ukrainian defenders holed up in a giant steel works … Read more

Ukrainian volunteers recount three weeks in Russian captivity, allege beatings

DYMER, Ukraine, April 19 (Reuters) – Volodymyr Khropun and Yulia Ivannikova-Katsemon say they were helping people flee villages on the front line in northern Ukraine when they were detained by Russian soldiers over two days in March. Both said they were then held with around 40 other captives on the concrete floor of a nearby … Read more

Britons captured in Ukraine appear on Russian TV, ask for swap with Putin ally

Russian state TV shows two captured British fighters Unclear from footage if they are freely speaking or not Both ask to be swapped for a jailed Putin ally in Ukraine Medvedchuk, the jailed ally, also asks to be swapped April 18 (Reuters) – Two British fighters captured in Ukraine by Russian forces appeared on Russian … Read more

Hong Kong questions costs of COVID rules on mental health, livelihoods

HONG KONG, April 14 (Reuters) – To fight COVID, Hong Kong shut schools and businesses, nearly sealed its borders for two years, banned more than two people from gathering and quarantined whole buildings. Still the draconian restrictions were unable to contain the coronavirus, and with more than 8,600 deaths of mostly elderly, unvaccinated people, many … Read more

Some 1,000 Ukraine marines surrender in Mariupol, says Russia

Zelenskiy wars on new Russian offensives to avenge defeats Fall of industrial district would give Russians control of port Kremlin denounces Biden accusation of genocide ‘We must pierce fog of war, get to the truth’ -ICC prosecutor KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine, April 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine warned on Wednesday that Russia was ramping up efforts in the … Read more

Russian troops mass for new offensive in east Ukraine- Zelenskiy

Russian assaults in east repulsed Zelenskiy appeals to South Korea for military aid Austria’s Nehammer to meet Putin in Moscow on Monday Germany sees evidence of war crimes LVIV, Ukraine, April 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday thousands of Russian troops were massing for a new offensive in the east, and … Read more

Russia threatens legal action if forced into sovereign debt default

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov attends a meeting with members of the government in Moscow, Russia March 12, 2020. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 11 (Reuters) – Russia will take legal action if the West tries to force it to default on its sovereign debt, Finance … Read more

Germany has satellite image indication of Russian involvement in Bucha killings -security source

Ukrainian soldiers walk next to destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Bucha, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 6, 2022. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 7 (Reuters) – The German government has indications that Russia was involved in the killing of … Read more