In show of support, British PM meets Ukraine’s Zelenskiy in Kyiv

April 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s Boris Johnson, one of Ukraine’s staunchest backers, flew to Kyiv on Saturday to pledge tighter sanctions on Russia and offer President Volodymyr Zelenskiy more defensive arms, a move the Ukrainian leader said others should follow. At a meeting shrouded in secrecy until Johnson appeared in the Ukrainian capital, the two … Read more

Russia calls for integrating BRICS payment systems

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 9 (Reuters) – Russia, hit by Western sanctions, has called on the BRICS group of emerging economies to extend the use of … Read more

Germany could end Russian oil imports this year – Scholz

A chimney emits fire at the PCK Raffinerie oil refinery in Schwedt/Oder, Germany, March 7, 2022. The company receives crude oil from Russia via the ‘Friendship’ pipeline. Picture taken March 7, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Germany could end Russian oil imports this … Read more

Russia complains to Turkey over drones sales to Ukraine, Turkish bureaucrat says

A Bayraktar drone is seen during a rehearsal for the Independence Day military parade in central Kyiv, Ukraine August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, April 8 (Reuters) – Russia has complained to Turkey over its sale of Bayraktar TB2 armed drones to Ukraine, a high … Read more

Explainer: Clock ticks down towards a Russian default

A view shows Russian ruble coins in this picture illustration taken October 26, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Russia could face its first sovereign external default in over a century after it made arrangements to make an international bond repayment in rubles earlier … Read more

Analysis: Russia’s ruble rebound not quite what it seems

Ruble rallies on Moscow Exchange to levels seen before Feb. 24 Ruble helped by emergency capital controls, cenbank rate hike Exchange rate at banks, online services remains weaker Strong ruble could pose risks for budget April 8 (Reuters) – Six weeks after Russia sent troops into Ukraine, the ruble has staged an apparently extraordinary recovery, … Read more

EU adopts new sanctions against Russia including coal import ban

April 8 (Reuters) – The European Union on Friday formally adopted its fifth package of sanctions against Russia since the country’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, including bans on the import of coal, wood, chemicals and other products. The measures also prevent many Russian vessels and trucks from accessing the EU, further crippling trade, and … 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

Maldives shelters sanctioned Russian billionaires’ yachts

Maldives will not actively pursue yacht seizures – sources Fears impact of Russia sanctions on tourism industry – sources “Far-fetched” to think yachts will be confiscated MALE, April 7 (Reuters) – A day after coal and fertilizer billionaire Andrey Melnichenko was placed on the European Union’s sanctions list on March 9, his superyacht Motor Yacht … Read more