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

G7 backs more aid, weapons to Ukraine in show of unity against Russia

Ukraine, Moldova attend G7 foreign ministers annual meeting EU’s Borrell announces further 500 mln euros in military support Concerns war could spread to Moldova WEISSENHAUS, Germany, May 13 (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the G7 group of rich nations backed giving more aid and weapons to Ukraine as they met on Friday in what Germany … Read more

Ukraine to halt key Russian gas transit to Europe, blames Moscow

Gas pipelines are pictured at the Atamanskaya compressor station, facility of Gazprom’s Power Of Siberia project outside the far eastern town of Svobodny, in Amur region, Russia November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register KYIV/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday it would suspend the flow … Read more

Pro-Russian forces say 50 more people evacuated from besieged Ukraine plant

‘Influential’ states working to save Azovstal fighters Ukraine fears Russia aims to wipe out Azovstal fighters More civilians evacuated from bombed-out steelworks KYIV, May 7 (Reuters) – Pro-Russian forces said 50 more people were evacuated on Saturday from the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, where scores of civilians have been trapped for weeks alongside Ukrainian … Read more

Exclusive: Biden expected to sign new $100 million weapons package for Ukraine, officials say

US President Joe Biden enters the Rose Garden during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, US, March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden is expected to sign a new weapons package worth at least $100 million for Ukraine … Read more

Putin warns West of lightning retaliation; sanctions batter Russian economy

Putin warns of retaliation if West interferes Ukraine says Europe should stop depending on Russia France to host EU energy ministers on May 2 Russia denies energy blackmail Canada says Russian attacks are war crimes WARSAW/SOFIA/KYIV, April 28 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of lightning-fast retaliation if countries interfere in Ukraine as European … Read more

Canada lawmakers vote unanimously to label Russia’s acts in Ukraine as ‘genocide’

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada April 27, 2022. REUTERS/Blair Gable Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register April 27) – Canadian law makers Russia’s voted (Reutersly) committed by evidence on Wednesday to call attacks in Ukraine saying … Read more

Moldovan breakaway region says shots fired from Ukraine towards village

CHISINAU, April 27 (Reuters) – Moldova’s pro-Russian breakaway region of Transdniestria said on Wednesday that shots were fired from Ukraine towards a village that houses an ammunition depot, the latest report to raise concerning that Russia’s war in Ukraine might expand. The interior ministry of the unrecognized region that borders southwestern Ukraine said in a … Read more

Russia cuts gas to Poland in what Ukraine condemns as ‘gas blackmail’

Gas supplies to Poland cut; in word on Bulgaria Ukraine accuses Russia of blackmailing Europe Germany sends tanks to Ukraine Farmers wear body armor to plow fields WARSAW/SOFIA/KYIV, April 27 (Reuters) – Russia halted gas supplies to Poland under the Yamal contract on Wednesday, data from the European Union network of gas transmission operators shown, … Read more

Moldova says reports Russian army trying to recruit its citizens are dangerous

CHISINAU, April 14 (Reuters) – (This April 14 story makes clear in headline and first paragraph that Moldova did not directly accuse the Russian army, and corrects day on which minister made comments; in fourth and fifth paragraph adds context of minister’s remarks and correct exact wording of quote) Moldova said on Wednesday that reports … Read more