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

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

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

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

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says he would meet with Putin to end the war

May 23 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that President Vladimir Putin was the only Ukrainian official he was willing to meet with to discuss how to end the war. Zelenskiy, addressing by video link an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, also said that arranging any talks with Russia was … Read more

U.S. still ‘a ways away’ from sending troops back into Ukraine -general

Canada’s military aid is unloaded from a C17 Globemaster III plane at the International Airport outside Lviv, in this handout picture released February 20, 2022. Press service of the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) – The United States is still … Read more

EU oil embargo ‘in days’ as Ukraine isolation drives Russia closer to China

EU faces criticism for being too slow to act on Russian energy Russia sees economic ties with China growing Eastern Donbas remains focus of battlefield action LVIV, Ukraine/BERLIN, May 24 (Reuters) – The European Union will likely agree an embargo on Russian oil imports “within days,” according to its biggest member Germany, as Moscow said … Read more

Biden says U.S. would intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan

Tokyo — President Biden said Monday the US would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, in one of the most forceful and overt statements of American government support for Taiwan in decades. Mr. Biden said the burden to protect the self-ruled island was “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at a … Read more