Putin calls on Stalingrad to predict victory over the ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Putin calls on Stalingrad to predict victory over the ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

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

Former Wagner commander says he regrets the fighting in Ukraine

Former Wagner commander says he regrets the fighting in Ukraine

Former Wagner commander escaped Russia to Norway The 26-year-old took part in the fighting near Bakhmut Says he was afraid of being executed by his own side Says he wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group who fled to Norway told Reuters … Read more

Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, attack on apartments kills civilians

Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, attack on apartments kills civilians

Russian strike destroys apartment building; 3 dead – officials Zelenskiy gives a gloomy assessment of the Russian offensive in the east Zelenskiy promises more anti-corruption measures New Russian offensive could begin on February 24 – Minister of Ukraine KYIV, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – Fighting on the frontlines in eastern Ukraine “has toughened” as Russian troops … Read more

Belgian arms dealer clashes with minister about tanks for Ukraine

Belgian arms dealer clashes with minister about tanks for Ukraine

TOURNAI, Belgium, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Freddy Versluys does not like to be called an arms dealer. But he does have a large warehouse full of used tanks for sale. In addition to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the chilly warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys emphasized that he is … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey is positive about Finland’s NATO offer, not Sweden’s

Erdogan says Turkey is positive about Finland’s NATO offer, not Sweden’s

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

Ukraine raids the home of a billionaire while fighting wartime corruption

Ukraine raids the home of a billionaire while fighting wartime corruption

Security services conduct sweeping raids ahead of the EU summit Homes of billionaire former interior minister searched New US weapons would nearly double Ukraine’s range Ukrainian soldier says fighting Russian troops in Bakhmut KYIV, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Security forces searched the home of one of Ukraine’s most prominent billionaires on Wednesday, opposing a figure … Read more

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America fails

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America fails

SANTIAGO/BRASILIA, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s bid this week to rally support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion on his first South American tour fell through, with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reiterated his view of both sides shared guilt. Scholz has attempted to project unity in … Read more

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says ‘no’ when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelensky says Moscow is seeking “big revenge.” Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kiev could recapture ground if western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister will meet President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday amid a debate among Kyiv’s allies … Read more

Biden says no F-16s for Ukraine as Russia claims profit

Biden says no F-16s for Ukraine as Russia claims profit

Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kiev says Russian profit comes at a huge cost Think tank says slowdown in Western weapons has held back Ukraine’s advance KYIV, Ukraine/WASHINGTON Jan 30 (Reuters) – The United States will not provide the F-16 fighter jets Ukraine has been looking for in its fight against Russia, President Joe … 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

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