Putin acknowledges Russia’s war in Ukraine could be a long one

Putin acknowledges Russia’s war in Ukraine could be a long one

Nuclear weapons threat risen but ‘we haven’t gone mad’ – Putin Russia fired over 1,000 times at Ukraine power grid – report LONDON/KYIV, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged that his army could be fighting in Ukraine for a long time, but for now there will be no second call-up of … Read more

China’s Xi on ‘epoch-making’ visit to Saudi as Riyadh chafes at US censorship

RIYADH, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping began a visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that Beijing said marked its biggest diplomatic initiative in the Arab world, as Riyadh expands global alliances beyond a longstanding partnership with the West. The meeting between the global economic powerhouse and Gulf energy giant comes as Saudi … Read more

Putin says Russia may be fighting in Ukraine for a long time

Putin warns of “long process” in Ukraine The risk of nuclear war is growing, he tells the rights council Russia won’t recklessly “brandish” nuclear weapons No need for a new round of mobilization LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that his army could be fighting in Ukraine for a … Read more

Germany arrests 25 suspected of far-right plot to overthrow state

Military members among those being investigated Prosecutors: Parliament attack planned by some Over 3,000 security personnel involved in raids BERLIN, Dec 7 (Reuters) – German authorities on Wednesday detained 25 members and supporters of a far-right group that the prosecutor’s office said were preparing a violent overthrow of the state, with some members suspected of … Read more

US approves potential sale $3.75 billion of M1A1 Abrams tanks to Poland

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The US State Department has approved a potential sale of 116 General Dynamics (GD.N) made M1A1 Abrams tanks, other vehicles and munitions to Poland in a deal valued at up to $3.75 billion, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The sale comes just months after Poland was authorized to buy 250 … Read more

Analysis: G7 Russian oil price cap evolves from revenue squeeze to market anchor

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – When US officials first floated the idea of ​​capping Russian oil export prices in response to a planned European embargo in March, they pledged to squeeze revenues to Russia’s war machine, while avoiding a devastating oil price spike. But keeping Russian oil on the market and global prices low soon … Read more

Ukraine appears to show ability to strike far inside Russia

Third Russian airfield reported hit in drone strike Ukraine’s Zelenskiy meets troops near eastern front Oil price cap gives G7 leverage on Russia – US official Dec 7 (Reuters) – A third Russian airfield was set ablaze by a drone strike, a day after Ukraine demonstrated an apparent new ability to penetrate hundreds of kilometers … Read more

Hungary vetoes EU aid for Ukraine, bloc delays decision on funds for Budapest

Hungary against 18 billion euro EU loan to Kyiv, OECD minimum tax Other 26 EU countries to finance Ukraine in a different way Minister’s delay decision on funds worth nearly 9% of Hungary’s GDP BRUSSELS, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Hungary vetoed an 18 billion euro ($19 bln) loan to Ukraine from the European Union on … Read more

Drone attacks oil tank at airfield inside Russia – governor

Kyiv region facing among the most emergency blackouts US to enlist executives’ help on Ukraine energy assets Moscow: Ukrainian drones attack air bases in Russia, 3 dead KYIV, Dec 6 (Reuters) – A drone attack on an airfield in Russia’s Kursk region set fire to an oil storage tank, a governor said on Tuesday, a … Read more