Russia investigates media report on presence of British SAS special forces in Ukraine

LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) – Russia’s top state investigative body said on Saturday it was looking into a Russian media report alleging that sabotage experts from Britain’s SAS special forces have been deployed to western Ukraine. The Special Air Service is an elite military force trained to conduct special operations, surveillance and counter-terrorism. Russia’s RIA … 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

How to invest as inflation, higher interest rates and war king markets

Is art, wine or bitcoin BTCUSD, -0.05% a good alternative bet in these uncertain times, particularly as investors in stocks and bonds reel from a bruising start to 2022? With few corners of financial markets left unscathed by volatility tied to rising interest rates, a surge in the cost of living, and Russia’s war in … Read more

500,000 refugees from Ukraine have mental health issues, WHO says

Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, walk after crossing the border between Ukraine and Poland, in Kroscienko, Poland, March 22, 2022.REUTERS/Hannah McKay GENEVA, March 22 (Reuters) – About half a million refugees from Ukraine who have fled to Poland need support for mental health disorders, and 30,000 have severe mental health problems, the representative … Read more

Trolling Russia, Ukraine registers Moskva shipwreck as ‘underwater cultural heritage’ – POLITICO

Ukraine has registered the shipwreck of Russia’s Moskva vessel as “underwater cultural heritage” — in a move described as “trolling” Moscow rather than having a basis in international law. “The ‘Moskva’ missile cruiser was the flagship of the Russian fleet, and became number 2064 in the register of underwater cultural heritage of Ukraine,” the country’s … Read more

G20 cannot function with Russia at the table, Canada says

Candian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to journalists outside the US Trade Representative’s office in Washington, US, August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) – The Group of 20 major economies cannot effectively function as long as Russia remains a member, Canada’s finance … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy: allies finally delivering weapons Kyiv asked for

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a joint news conference with European Council President Charles Michel after their meeting, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 20, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 22 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday said allies … Read more

Belarus opposition leader calls for more sanctions against Lukashenko over Ukraine

THE HAGUE, April 22 (Reuters) – Exiled Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya called on Friday for harsher sanctions against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko who she says must share full responsibility for Russia’s war in Ukraine. Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24 from both Russian and Belarusian territory, in what … Read more

Scholz says top priority is avoiding NATO confrontation with Russia

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz makes a statement after talks with European leaders and US President Joe Biden, in Berlin, Germany, April 19, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Scholz warns Germany may be considered party to war if it sends tanks Scholz could soon be forced to decide on … Read more

G7 officials exit World Bank meeting as Russian official begins to speak

International Monetary Fund logo is seen outside the headquarters building during the IMF/World Bank spring meeting in Washington, US, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) – G7 officials and others walked out of a meeting of the Development Committee that advised the … Read more