Russian strike kills 25 as Kremlin to annex Ukraine regions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked Ukrainian cities with missiles, rockets and suicide drones, an attack reported to have killed 25 people, as it sought to annex Ukrainian territory on Friday and put it under Moscow’s nuclear umbrella despite international condemnation. . But even as the Kremlin prepares to celebrate the annexation of the four … Read more

Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing parts of Ukraine

The Russian annexation of the four territories was condemned worldwide ‘Dangerous escalation’ threatens peace – UN chief Ukraine’s Zelensky says Putin must be stopped if the war is to end Zelensky called an emergency meeting on security, defense Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was due to host a ceremony on Friday to … Read more

EU vows to protect energy systems after ‘sabotage’ on Russian gas pipelines

EU diplomats believe that sabotage may have caused the leak The Danish defense minister is concerned about the security of the Baltic Sea Danish defense minister meets NATO chiefs in Brussels BERLIN/COPENHAGEN, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Gas spilled over two Russian pipelines to Europe after several states said there would be a “strong and united … Read more

Ukraine ‘sham’ referendum results point to Russia annexation

Russia says the majority vote for annexation ‘Welcome home, to Russia!’ Medvedev says The Russian Parliament says that 4 Oct The US plans a UN resolution to reject any change in Ukraine Russian undersea gas pipelines have mysteriously malfunctioned LONDON/ZAPORIZZIA, Ukraine, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Russian-backed officials in Ukraine’s four occupied regions voted overwhelmingly in … Read more

Russia’s FSB detains and expels Japanese consul for alleged spying – agencies

Register now for free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW/TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Russia’s FSB security agency said on Monday it had detained the Japanese consul in Russia’s Pacific port city of Vladivostok for alleged espionage and ordered him to leave the country, Russian news agencies said. The consul was released after being detained … Read more

‘I don’t want to die for someone else’s ambitions’: Men across Russia face mobilization | CNN

CNN – Tension was in the air late on Friday night as a long line of cars lined up near the Petkuhovo checkpoint on the border between Russia and Kazakhstan. Andrei Alekseev, a 27-year-old engineer from the city of Yekaterinburg, was one of several men in line to flee Russia in the wake of President … Read more

Moscow-held regions of Ukraine in ‘sham’ vote to join Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Voting began Friday in Moscow-occupied regions of Ukraine to become part of Russia, Russian-backed officials said. A Kremlin-orchestrated referendumWidely condemned by Ukraine and the West as shams without any legal force, it is seen by Russia as a step towards annexation of territory. Voting is taking place in Luhansk, Kherson and … Read more

Four occupied Ukraine regions begin vote on joining Russia

Four parts of Russian-occupied Ukraine have begun holding referendums, which Kiev denounced as illegal, paving the way for Moscow to formally annex about 15 percent of Ukrainian territory. Voting will continue until September 27 in the self-proclaimed “Independent Republic”, which has been under the control of Moscow-backed separatists since 2014, as well as in the … Read more

Russian mercenaries bombard Bakhmut as Moscow searches for a win

The battle around the city of Bakhmut is equally heated. Russian positions are within 200 meters of Ukrainian military units that have joined CNN. The unit is locked in a fierce artillery duel, sheltering in basements and using commercially procured drones as their best line of defense and intelligence. Through broken windows, through trash-strewn interior … Read more

Putin ally says he favours formally incorporating Ukrainian regions into Russia

Register now for free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Medvedev says Russia favors annexation of Ukrainian territories Its prelude is to hold a referendum Such a step would be irreversible – Medvedev Ukraine says its forces have captured a village in Luhansk “Businesses are clearly scared,” says Zelensky. LONDON/Kyiv, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A top … Read more