Ukraine says its troops advance towards Izium as fighting rages in Donbas

Heavy Russian shelling reported along Donbas front Fresh Ukrainian attacks damage key bridge in Kherson Both sides blame the other for shelling nuclear plant KYIV, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Ukraine reported intense Russian shelling across the frontlines on Tuesday as both sides traded blame for the weekend strike on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex which triggered … Read more

Exclusive: Russia starts stripping jetliners for parts as sanctions bite

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), are stripping jetliners to secure spare parts they can no longer buy abroad because of Western sanctions, four industry sources told Reuters. The steps are in line … Read more

U.S. to send Ukraine $5.5 billion in new fiscal, military aid

National flags of Ukraine and the US fly at a compound of a police training base outside Kiev, Ukraine, May 6, 2016. Picture taken May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Aug 8 (Reuters) – The United States will send an additional $5.5 billion in aid to Ukraine, … Read more

In first visit to China, South Korean foreign minister seeks to reassure Beijing over U.S. ties

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, August 5, 2022. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SEOUL, Aug 8 (Reuters) – South Korea foreign minister Park Jin is set for his first visit … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy rules out talks if Russia holds referendums

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint news briefing with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (not seen), as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine July 11, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Aug 7 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that if Russia … Read more

China announces fresh military drills around Taiwan

TAIPEI, Aug 8 (Reuters) – China’s military announced fresh military drills on Monday in the seas and airspace around Taiwan – a day after the scheduled end of its largest ever exercises to protest against last week’s visit to Taipei by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. China’s Eastern Theater Command said it would conduct joint … Read more

UN chief demands international access to Ukraine nuclear plant after new attack

Kyiv, Moscow trade blame for hits on Zaporizhzhia site UN’s Guterres says any attack on a nuclear plant is “suicidal” Four ships with Ukrainian food sail from Black Sea ports Aug 8 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Ukraine … Read more

WW2 bomb revealed in drought-hit waters of Italy’s River Po

BORGO VIRGILIO, Italy, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Heatwaves sweeping Europe this summer have brought not just record high temperatures and scorched fields: the drought-stricken waters of Italy’s River Po are running so low they revealed a previously submerged World War Two bomb. Military experts defused and carried out a controlled explosion on Sunday of the … Read more

Amnesty regrets ‘distress’ caused by report rebuking Ukraine

A Ukrainian service member stands in a front of a residential building damaged by a shelling, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Okhtyrka, in the Sumy region, Ukraine March 24, 2022. Iryna Rybakova/Press service of the Ukrainian Ground Forces/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register KYIV, … Read more

Ukraine accuses Russia of shelling nuclear plant again

A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Europe’s biggest nuclear plant, Zaporizhzhia, hit again Zelenskiy urges new sanctions on Russia; Moscow blames Kyiv … Read more