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

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

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

Oil tankers queue up off Turkey as price cap on Russian crude kicks in – FT

Dec 5 (Reuters) – Oil tankers formed a traffic jam off the coast of Turkey on day one of the West’s price cap on Russian crude, with Ankara insisting on new proof of insurance for all vessels, the Financial Times reported on Monday. Around 19 crude oil tankers were waiting to cross Turkish waters on … Read more

Ukraine hails air defenses after heavy Russian missile strikes

KYIV, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Russia rained long-range missiles on Ukraine on Monday, killing two people, destroying homes in the southeast and causing power outages, but Kyiv said its air defenses had limited the damage. Air raid sirens blared across the country and men, women and children huddled in the capital’s cavernous metro system to … 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

G7 price cap on Russian oil kicks in, Russia will only sell at market price

BRUSSELS, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven price cap on Russian seaborne oil came into force on Monday as the West tries to limit Moscow’s ability to finance its war in Ukraine, but Russia has said it will not abide by the measure even if it has to cut production. The price cap, … Read more