Ukraine says Russia shells more than 40 towns in Donbas push

Russian forces shell 40 towns in eastern Ukraine – military Mass grave for civilians killed – Luhansk governor KYIV, May 26 (Reuters) – Russian forces shelled more than 40 towns in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, Ukraine’s military said, threatening to shut off the last main escape route for civilians trapped in the path of their … Read more

Ukraine savages idea of concessions to end war, evokes appeasement of Nazis

A dandelion is pictured next to ammunition casings collected at the Mlybor flour mill facility after it was shelled repeatedly, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register May 25 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday savaged suggestions … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russian hackers are linked to new Brexit leak website, Google says

WASHINGTON/LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence. The website – titled “Very English Coop d’Etat” – says it has published … Read more

Moldova’s pro-Russian former president Dodon detained, says he is innocent

Igor Dodon, Moldova’s President and presidential candidate, speaks to the media at a polling station during the second round of a presidential election in Chisinau, Moldova November 15, 2020. REUTERS/Vladislav Culiomza Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register KYIV, May 24 (Reuters) – The head of Moldova’s pro-Russian opposition party, former President Igor … Read more

Russia ready to set up corridor for ships leaving Ukraine with food, with conditions

Ukrainian corn is pictured inside a silo at the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania, April 28, 2022. Inquam Photos/Daniel Stoenciu via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register The solution to food problem requires vast approach – Moscow This includes lifting of some sanctions from Russia – Moscow Moscow is … Read more

Exclusive: China seeks Pacific islands policing, security cooperation

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi poses for a picture prior to meeting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021. Tiziana Fabi/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SYDNEY, May 25 (Reuters) – China will seek a region-wide deal … Read more

Ukraine gathers Russian dead in chilled train for prisoner exchange

Bodies sometimes exchanged for prisoners Ukraine uses DNA, tattoos to escape corpses 12 bodies found over 3 days in one village MALA ROHAN, Ukraine, May 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine is gathering the bodies of dead Russian soldiers strewn among the rubble of formerly occupied towns and using everything from DNA to tattoos to verify their … Read more

Russia seeks to put stranglehold on twin Ukrainian cities

As war enters fourth month, Russia concentrates on east Russia tries to encircle Ukrainian troops in twin cities EU’s von der Leyen says Moscow weaponising food KYIV/SLOVYANSK, Ukraine, May 25 (Reuters) – Russian forces sought to encircle Ukrainian in twin eastern cities straddling a river as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned that Moscow troops were seeking … Read more

Japan scrambles jets after Russian, Chinese warplanes near airspace during Quad

TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – Japan scrambled jets after Russian and Chinese warplanes neared its airspace on Tuesday, when Tokyo was hosting the leaders of the Quad grouping of countries that includes the United States, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said. Tokyo conveyed “grave concerns” to both Russia and China through diplomatic channels, Kishi said at … Read more

Biden says no change on ‘strategic ambiguity’ as Taiwan overshadows Quad talks

TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Tuesday there was no change to a US policy of “strategic ambiguity” on Taiwan, a day after he angered China by saying he would be willing to use force to defend the democratic island . The issue of Taiwan loomed over a meeting in Tokyo … Read more