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

Referendums begin in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine; long lines form at borders as Russians flee military call-up

U.N. commission says Russian troops committed war crimes Ukrainian servicemen search for land mines at a burial site in a forest on the outskirts of Izyum, eastern Ukraine on September 16, 2022. Juan Barreto | AFP | Getty Images A team of experts tasked by the U.N. said in a new report that Russian troops … Read more

Zelenskyy calls Russia a state sponsor of terrorism; Biden calls on U.N. to stand with Ukraine

Zelenskyy calls Russia a state sponsor of terrorism Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during an interview with Reuters, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine September 16, 2022.  Valentyn Ogirenko | Reuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy demanded that global leaders hold Russia accountable for its monthslong assault on his nation. “Russia should pay for … 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

Five killed in Iran during protests over death in custody – rights group

The Kurdish woman was detained by Iran’s morality police last week The police denied any wrongdoing, saying that Mahsa Amini fell ill The US says Amini died of injuries sustained in custody Leading Iraqi Kurd sends condolences to family DUBAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Five people were killed in Iran’s Kurdish region on Monday when … Read more

Kyrgyzstan reports heavy fighting with Tajikistan, 24 people killed

Register now for free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kyrgyz, Tajik leaders meet, agree on ceasefire The battle escalated from gunfire to tanks and rocket artillery Kyrgyzstan says Tajik forces entered a Kyrgyz village Conflicts arise from disputed borders BISHKEK, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Kyrgyzstan reported “intense fighting” with Central Asian neighbor Tajikistan on Friday … Read more

Ukraine seeks to root out occupiers, collaborators and saboteurs in reclaimed territory; ‘hard to tell’ if war is at a turning point, Biden says

Russian propagandists mistakenly published an article announcing victory, then removed it Just two days after the Kremlin invasion in late February, Russian state media mistakenly published and then quickly deleted an article claiming victory in Ukraine and declaring “the beginning of a new era.” The Atlantic said In a report on Monday. The incident has … Read more

Ukraine troops sweep ahead after Russian collapse in northeast

Register now for free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ukraine says it has recaptured 20 more settlements in a day Britain says Moscow may have ordered a withdrawal across the river Months of Russian gains unraveled within days KYIV/KARKIV, Ukraine, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military on Monday made further gains in territory it captured … Read more