Ukraine leader wants new security guarantees to fix ‘almost broken’ global system

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during the annual Munich Security Conference, in Munich, Germany February 19, 2022. REUTERS / Andreas Gebert Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Feb 19 (Reuters) – As Ukraine braces for a possible attack from Russia, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday he wanted to convene a meeting … Read more

Exclusive: Post-Soviet military bloc says it could send peacekeepers to Donbass if needed

Military bloc says it could deploy to Donbass in theory CSTO: talks only way to reduce East-West, Ukraine tensions It says tensions set to stay high without agreements CSTO says it can swiftly deploy big force if needed MOSCOW, Feb 19 (Reuters) – The head of a Russia-dominated military alliance that is sometimes called Moscow’s … Read more

Ukraine reports two soldiers killed in separatists shelling

KYIV, Feb 19 (Reuters) – The Ukrainian military said two soldiers were killed and four wounded in shelling by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, where a flare up of violence this week has sparked fears it could be the trigger for Russian military action. The Ukrainian military said on its Facebook page it … Read more

How a Russia-Ukraine conflict might hit global markets

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – A potential invasion of Ukraine by neighboring Russia would be felt across a number of markets, from wheat and energy prices and the region’s sovereign dollar bonds to safe-haven assets and stock markets. Below are five charts showing where a potential escalation of tensions could be felt across global markets: … Read more

Moscow opens investigation after reports Ukrainian shell exploded in Russia

A border guard walks with a dog at the Matveyev Kurgan border checkpoint in the Rostov region, Russia February 19, 2022. REUTERS / Sergey Pivovarov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Russia’s Investigative Committee opened an investigation on Saturday into Russian media reports that a Ukrainian shell … Read more

Putin launches nuclear drills as US says Russia poised to invade Ukraine

US says Russian forces near Ukraine begin to ‘uncoil’ Separatists in Eastern Ukraine call for military mobilization Kremlin says Putin starts nuclear drills, no plan to invade DONETSK, Ukraine / MOSCOW, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin launched exercises by strategic nuclear missile forces on Saturday and Washington said Russian troops massacred near … Read more

Russian gas exports to Europe not affected by eastern Ukraine pipeline blast

MOSCOW, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Russian gas supplies to Europe were not affected after part of a gas pipeline near Luhansk in eastern Ukraine caught fire late on Friday, a Ukrainian gas official said. The pipeline was struck by “a powerful explosion” which cut off nearly 100 households from the gas supply, Interfax news agency … Read more

Putin to oversee nuclear drills as Ukraine crisis mounts

US believes Russia intends to attack Ukraine in days – Biden Ukraine military reports more ceasefire violations by separatists Harris set to meet Ukraine’s leader at Munich security gathering Separatists in Eastern Ukraine call for military mobilization DONETSK, Ukraine, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin was set to oversee exercises by strategic nuclear … Read more

Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine declare full military mobilization

MOSCOW, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Russian-backed separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine declared a full military mobilization on Saturday, a day after ordering women and children to evacuate to southern Russia because of what they said was the threat of conflict. Denis Pushilin, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, said in a video statement that … Read more