Putin invokes Stalingrad to predict victory over ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Putin invokes Stalingrad to predict victory over ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Russian President speaks in Volgograd 80 years have passed since the Soviet victory at Stalingrad Putin draws a parallel with the Russian campaign in Ukraine This content was produced in Russia, where law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Feb 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin evoked the spirit of the … Read more

Russian missile destroys apartment building, killing 3, as EU leaders visit Kyiv

Russian missile destroys apartment building, killing 3, as EU leaders visit Kyiv

Zelenskiy paints a grim picture of the Russian offensive in the East Russian strike destroys apartment building; 4 dead – official Lavrov says Russia will respond to long-range rocket deliveries European Commission chief in Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s EU candidacy Zelenskiy promises more anti-corruption measures KYIV, Feb 2 (Reuters) – A Russian missile destroyed an … Read more

Former commander of Wagner: “I am sorry to have fought in Ukraine”

Former commander of Wagner: “I am sorry to have fought in Ukraine”

Wagner’s former commander fled Russia for Norway A 26-year-old man took part in the fighting near Bakhmut He says he was afraid of being executed by his side Wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of the Russian mercenary group Wagner who fled to Norway told Reuters … Read more

Belgian arms dealer tangles with minister over tanks for Ukraine

Belgian arms dealer tangles with minister over tanks for Ukraine

TOURNAI, Belgium, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Freddy Versluys doesn’t like being called an arms dealer. But he has a big warehouse full of used tanks for sale. Standing next to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the cold warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys pointed out that he was the CEO … Read more

Ukraine raids billionaire’s home in wartime anti-corruption drive

Ukraine raids billionaire’s home in wartime anti-corruption drive

Security services carry out extensive raids ahead of EU summit The homes of the billionaire and the former Minister of the Interior raided New US weapons would nearly double Ukraine’s range Ukrainian soldier says fighting Russian forces in Bakhmut KYIV, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Security services raided the home of one of Ukraine’s most prominent … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey favors Finland’s NATO bid, not Sweden’s

Erdogan says Turkey favors Finland’s NATO bid, not Sweden’s

ANKARA, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Turkey views Finland’s application for NATO membership positively, but does not support Sweden’s bid, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. “Our position on Finland is positive, but it is not on Sweden,” Erdogan said of their NATO bids in a speech to his AK party deputies in parliament. Sweden … Read more

US limits exports to Iranian companies for production of drones for Russia

US limits exports to Iranian companies for production of drones for Russia

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday imposed new trade restrictions on seven Iranian entities for the production of drones that Russia used to attack Ukraine, the U.S. Commerce Department said. The companies and other organizations have been added to a US export control list for those who engage in activities contrary … Read more

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America falls flat

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America falls flat

SANTIAGO/BRASILIA, Jan 30 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s attempt this week to rally support for Ukraine in the face of a Russian invasion on his first South American tour has fallen flat, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reiterating his view of both sides shared blame. Scholz sought to project unity on Ukraine … Read more

Western allies diverge on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Western allies diverge on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says ‘no’ when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelenskiy says Moscow is looking for ‘big revenge’ A Russian administrator claims a foothold in Vuhledar Kyiv could regain ground as Western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister is expected in Paris on Tuesday to meet President Emmanuel Macron amid … Read more

Exclusive: Pro-Kremlin activists in Germany donated money for Russian army equipment

Exclusive: Pro-Kremlin activists in Germany donated money for Russian army equipment

Jan 30 (Reuters) – A group of pro-Russian activists in Germany donated funds to a Russian army division fighting in Ukraine, and the money was used to buy radios, headphones and phones , according to a division officer and messages from the group’s organizers seen by Reuters. The couple at the center of the group, … Read more