Ukraine says it holds off latest Russian assault in east

Ukraine says it holds off latest Russian assault in east

Russian mine clearers sweeping captured Azovstal plant Ukraine says its forces repel latest Russian assault on Sievierodonetsk Russia forces control largely unbroken swathe of east and south KYIV/MARIUPOL, May 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday it had held off the latest assault on an eastern city that has become the main target of Moscow’s … Read more

On Asia trip, Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

On Asia trip, Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

White House official says no change in policy China says US should not defend Taiwan independence US wants to toughen policy without provoking Beijing – analyst Biden in Japan for first Asia trip of presidency TOKYO, May 23 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force to … Read more

Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack in east and south

Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack in east and south

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk, Mykolaiv Ukraine must decide own future, Polish president says KYIV, May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia stepped up its attack in the eastern and southern parts of the country, pounding the Donbas and Mykolaiv … Read more

Ukraine rules out ceasefire as fighting intensifies in Donbas

Ukraine rules out ceasefire as fighting intensifies in Donbas

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk Russia stops Finland gas flows over payment dispute Polish president in Ukraine to address parliament Sunday May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow while Russia intensified an offensive in the eastern Donbas region and stopped providing gas to Finland, … Read more

Biden, South Korea’s Yoon vow to deter North Korea but offer COVID aid

Biden, South Korea's Yoon vow to deter North Korea but offer COVID aid

SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed on Saturday to hold bigger military drills and deploy more US weapons if necessary to deter North Korea, while offering to send COVID-19 vaccines and potentially meet Kim Jong A. Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol said their countries’ decades-old alliance needed … Read more

Russia advances in Ukraine’s Donbas as Mariupol steelworks siege ends

Russia advances in Ukraine's Donbas as Mariupol steelworks siege ends

Weeks-long siege ends at Azovstal, Russia says Russia steps up offensive in Donbas Zelenskiy seeks deal to secure Russian compensation Russia stops Finland gas flows over payment dispute KYIV, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia pressed for control of Ukraine’s Donbas region, claiming victory in the months-long battle for Mariupol’s steel plant and launching a major … Read more

Russia says Azovstal siege is over, shows video of defenders surrendering

Russia says Azovstal siege is over, shows video of defenders surrendering

May 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s defense ministry on Friday said the last group of Ukrainian forces holed up in Mariupol’s Azovstal steel works had surrendered, marking an end to a weeks-long attack that left the city in ruins. The full abandonment of the bunkers and tunnels of the bombed-out plant by the Azov Regiment means … Read more

Germany and Italy Russian approved gas payments after nod from Brussels – sources

Germany and Italy Russian approved gas payments after nod from Brussels - sources

A model of the natural gas pipeline is seen in front of displayed word EU and Russia flag colors in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Some EU states refuse to comply with Russian payment demands Others approve Russian payments after talks with EU … Read more

Putin promises to bolster Russia’s IT security in the face of cyber attacks

Putin promises to bolster Russia's IT security in the face of cyber attacks

May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the number of cyber attacks on Russia by foreign “state structures” had increased several times over and that Russia must bolster its cyber defenses by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies and news websites have suffered … Read more

Ukraine says Russian attacks on Donbas intensifying

Ukraine says Russian attacks on Donbas intensifying

Donbas region is completely destroyed -Zelenskiy Group of Seven sends billions more to Ukraine US Senate approves $40 bln in further aid KYIV/SLATYNE, Ukraine, May 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces intensified their offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region using artillery, rocket-launchers and aircraft to damage defenses around Donetsk, Ukraine’s general staff said on Friday. “The … Read more