Russia says nearly 700 more Mariupol fighters surrender

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, taken to Russian-held towns Mariupol a win for Putin as Russian forces fall back elsewhere Finland and Sweden formally apply to join NATO KYIV / MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 18 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters surrendered at the Mariupol steelworks in the past 24 hours, Russia said on Wednesday, but … Read more

Mariupol siege appears over as Ukrainian defenders emerge from ruins

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, bussed to Russian-held towns ‘Defenders of Mariupol are heroes of our time’- Ukraine military Finland, Sweden set to file NATO applications MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 17 (Reuters) – More than 250 Ukrainian fighters surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol after weeks of desperate resistance, bringing an end to … Read more

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in “gravest emergency”

North Korea declares ‘gravest national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state has declined int’l offer of vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed to have been vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the “gravest national emergency” and … Read more

North Korea fires likely submarine-launched ballistic missile, South Korea says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets troops who have taken part in the military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) April 29, 2022 KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access … Read more

Pro-Russian forces say 50 more people evacuated from besieged Ukraine plant

‘Influential’ states working to save Azovstal fighters Ukraine fears Russia aims to wipe out Azovstal fighters More civilians evacuated from bombed-out steelworks KYIV, May 7 (Reuters) – Pro-Russian forces said 50 more people were evacuated on Saturday from the besieged Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, where scores of civilians have been trapped for weeks alongside Ukrainian … Read more

Explainer: Will Russia use nuclear weapons?

May 6 (Reuters) – At the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin obliquely raised the possibility of a nuclear strike against anyone who intervened in the conflict. Below are some of the key issues surrounding the possibility – viewed as remote by many analysts and Western diplomats – that Putin might … Read more

Russian fighting destroys, damages nearly 400 hospitals, medical centers, Zelenskiy says

400 hospitals, meidcal centers destroyed, damaged – Zelenskiy ‘Heavy bloody fighting’ in Mariupol – Ukrainian soldier Mariupol evacuation attempt on Friday ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 6 (Reuters) – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has devastated hundreds of hospitals and other medical institutions and left doctors without drugs to tackle cancer or the ability to perform surgery, President … Read more

Ukraine leader appeals for truce to dig out civilians trapped under Mariupol steel plant

Some 200 civilians still stuck in Mariupol steel plant Russia pledges safe passage for civilians in daytime Fighting continues inside plant, Ukraine says EU works towards potential Russian oil ban KYIV, May 5 (Reuters) – Civilians will need to be dug from bunkers under a steel works that is the last holdout of resistance in … Read more

EU set to unveil sanctions on Russian oil as fighting rages in Ukraine

Evacuees from steel plant reach Ukraine-held city European Commission president expected to outline new sanctions Russians attack rail lines, electric grid Biden urges Congress to approve aid ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 4 (Reuters) – The European Union is expected to outline oil sanctions against Russia on Wednesday as its forces pounded targets in eastern Ukraine, unleashing … Read more

Russia unleashes rockets after Mariupol ceasefire, EU eyes oil sanctions

Russian rockets pound parts of eastern and southern Ukraine Western powers pledge heavier weapons to boost Ukraine defenses ‘This is Ukraine’s finest hour,’ UK’s Johnson says, echoing Churchill ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 3 (Reuters) – Russia launched an assault on the encircled Azovstal steel works in Mariupol, Ukraine’s last redoubt in the port city, after a … Read more