Lavrov says Russia’s aims in Ukraine now go beyond Donbas

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov walks after a bilateral meeting at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, July 8, 2022. REUTERS / Willy Kurniawan / Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow’s military … Read more

Europe races to cut Russian gas usage amid new Putin warning

Nord Stream 1 pipeline out of action for maintenance Pipeline due to resume pumping on Thursday EU says states must act now to reduce gas consumption Germany, others have rationing and other plans in place BRUSSELS / LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – The European Union will set out emergency plans on Wednesday to curb gas … Read more

White House says Russia laying groundwork to annex Ukraine territory

A local resident looks out through a broken window in his flat in a residential building damaged by a Russian military strike, amid Russia’s invasion on Ukraine, in Kramatorsk, in Donetsk region, Ukraine July 19, 2022. REUTERS / Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – Russia … Read more

Putin says Ukraine did not make good on preliminary peace deal

No immediate response from Ukrainian government on Putin remarks Putin visited Iran, including Turkey’s Erdogan Russia ready to clear way for Ukraine grain exports, Putin says Russian bombardment of Ukraine cities continues July 20 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Moscow did not see any desire from Ukraine to fulfill the terms … Read more

China agrees to more EU cooperation but silent on frozen pact

An attendant walks past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China June 25, 2018. REUTERS / Jason Lee / Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 19 (Reuters) – China agreed to coordinate economic policies with the European Union, liberalize … Read more

Exclusive: Russia seen restarting gas exports from Nord Stream 1 on schedule

This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, July 19 (Reuters) – Russian gas flows via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline are seen restarting on time on Thursday after the completion of scheduled maintenance, two sources familiar with the export plans told Reuters. The pipeline, … Read more

Putin visits Iran for first trip outside former USSR since Ukraine war

Putin to meet Supreme Leader Khamenei Putin to meet Iranian and Turkish presidents Russia to discuss Ukrainian grain Turkish threat of Syrian operation in focus LONDON / DUBAI, July 18 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Tehran on Tuesday for a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the first trip by the Kremlin … Read more

Gas crisis spurs Germany to mull extending life of nuclear plants

A general view of the nuclear power plant, whose last unit will be shut down at the turn of the year, in Gundremmingen, Germany, December 29, 2021. REUTERS / Lukas Barth Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, July 18 (Reuters) – Germany may extend the life of its three remaining nuclear … Read more

Exclusive: Russia’s Gazprom declares force majeure on some gas supplies to Europe

A view shows a screen with the logo of Gazprom at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 17, 2022. REUTERS / Anton Vaganov / Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) has declared force majeure on gas supplies to … Read more

Russia targets Ukraine’s missiles as Western-supplied weapons bite

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu chairs a meeting with the leadership of the Armed Forces, in Moscow, Russia July 5, 2022. Russian Defense Ministry / Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 18 (Reuters) – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered generals to prioritize destroying Ukraine’s long-range missile and … Read more