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

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

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

G7 begins to press Russia on Ukraine with oil price cap

Russia says it will not export oil subject to cap Zelenskiy says price cap will do little to deter Russia Ukrainian regions resort to scheduled blackouts Ukrainian forces holding positions along front line -Zelenskiy Russia says troops conducting successful operations in Bakhmut KYIV, Dec 5 (Reuters) – A Group of Seven (G7) price cap on … Read more

US expects reduced tempo in Ukraine fighting to continue for months

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – US intelligence expects the reduced tempo in fighting in Ukraine to continue in the next several months and sees no evidence of a reduced Ukrainian will to resist, despite attacks on its power grid and other critical winter infrastructure, the Director of National Intelligence said on Saturday. “We’re seeing a … Read more

Canadian Armed Forces soldiers from Edmonton deployed to Latvia in defense mission – Edmonton

At the break of dawn Saturday, dozens of Canadian Armed Forces soldiers patiently waited to board a flight to a part of the world not far from war. “Along with nine other nations, we’ll be forming a battle group and that battle group will integrate with the Latvian brigade,” Infantry company commanding officer Maj. John … Read more

Macron says new security architecture should provide guarantees for Russia

PARIS, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The West should consider how to address Russia’s need for security guarantees if President Vladimir Putin agrees to negotiations about ending the war in Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said in remarks broadcast on Saturday. In an interview with French TV station TF1 recorded during his state visit to the … Read more

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin says Europe is ‘too dependent’ on technologies, energy from authoritarian states

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has used a speech in Sydney to warn that democracies must build “common lifelines” to wean themselves off critical technologies and energy from authoritarian states like Russia and China. Key points: Sanna Marin has been a vocal critic of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, rallying Western countries to enact sanctions Ms … Read more

Ukraine says Russia pulls back forces from river towns opposite Kherson

Kyiv: Russia withdraws some troops from Oleshky, nearby towns Heavy trench warfare in the east as winter sets in Kyiv Mayor says stock up on food and warm clothes EU tentatively agrees on oil price cap KHERSON, Ukraine, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military on Thursday said Russia had pulled some troops from towns on … Read more

Russia accuses the West of undermining the OSCE security body

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday big problems had accumulated in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, accusing the West of spurning the chance to make the OSCE a real bridge with Russia after the Cold War. Poland denied a Russian delegation visa to attend a meeting … Read more