UK’s Johnson says Putin has room to withdraw from Ukraine

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he did not expect any further Russian military failures in Ukraine to push President Vladimir Putin into using tactical nuclear weapons there, saying he had room to maneuver and end the conflict. Asked by Talk TV if he expected Putin to consider … Read more

Poland says Russia warned that gas supply will stop on Wednesday

A worker checks pipes at a gas compressor station on the Yamal-Europe pipeline near Nesvizh, some 130 km (81 miles) southwest of Minsk December 29, 2006.REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WARSAW, April 26 (Reuters) – Russian energy giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) told Poland’s PGNiG (PGNi.WA) it will halt gas … Read more

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

Kremlin voices concern after blasts hit breakaway Moldovan region

CHISINAU, April 26 (Reuters) – Moldova held an urgent security meeting on Tuesday and the Kremlin voiced serious concerns after two blasts damaged Soviet-era radio masts in the breakaway region of Transdniestria where authorities said a military unit was also targeted. The Moldovan authorities are sensitive to any sign of growing tensions in Transdniestria, an … Read more

Oil slumps 4% as Shanghai lockdowns stoke demand fears

Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland, Texas US February 11, 2019. Picture taken February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shanghai COVID lockdowns drag into fourth week EU considers ‘smart sanctions’ on Russian oil -media US dollar hits two-year high on potential interest rate rise NEW … Read more

Britain to cut Ukraine tariffs to zero to help its economy

LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – All tariffs on goods coming to Britain from Ukraine under an existing free trade deal will be axed to help the Ukrainian economy, the British government announced on Monday. London said tariffs would be reduced to zero and all quotas removed following a direct request from Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, … Read more

Germany pledges quick decision on first heavy arms delivery to Ukraine

BERLIN, April 25 (Reuters) – Germany will decide soon on whether to approve the delivery of 100 old Marder infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine, a government spokesperson said on Monday, in what would be the first German heavy weapons shipment to Ukraine. German defense company Rheinmetall (RHMG.DE) has requested approval to export the vehicles to … Read more

Norway arrests activists blocking tanker unloading Russian oil

OSLO, April 25 (Reuters) – Norwegian police said they had arrested 20 Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion campaigners who on Monday blocked a tanker from delivering Russian oil to an Exxon Mobil terminal. In a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, activists had fastened their red rubber dinghy to the Ust Luga’s anchor chain, Greenpeace said, … Read more

Putin accuses West of ‘terror’, tells prosecutors to be tough

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Orthodox Easter service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia April 23, 2022. Picture taken April 23, 2022. Sputnik/Sergei Fadeichev/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Putin says West is trying to destroy Russia from within Western-backed assassins tried to kill … Read more

Ukraine’s military says Russian forces are trying to storm Azovstal plant

FILE PHOTO – A view shows a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 22, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermoshenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 24 (Reuters) – Russian forces attempted to storm the Ukrainian-held Azovstal steel plant in the … Read more