Complaints about Russia’s chaotic mobilization grow

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The stridently pro-Kremlin editor of Russia’s state-run RT news channel expressed anger on Saturday that enlistment officers were sending call-up papers to the wrong men, as frustration about a military mobilization grew across Russia. Wednesday’s announcement of Russia’s first public mobilization since World War Two, to shore up its faltering … Read more

Putin was ‘pushed’ into Ukraine war, says Italy’s Berlusconi

Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi speaks during the closing electoral campaign rally of the centre-right’s coalition in Piazza del Popolo, ahead of the September 25 general election, in Rome, Italy, September 22, 2022. REUTERS/Yara Nardi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia’s Putin is a long-time friend of Berlusconi Berlusconi’s right-wing bloc … Read more

Finland mulls barring Russians from entering as border traffic grows

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Finland said on Thursday it was considering barring most Russians from entering the country as traffic across the border from its eastern neighbor “intensified” following President Vladimir Putin’s order for a partial military mobilisation. Finnish land border crossings have remained … Read more

UN showdown looms between Lavrov, West over atrocities in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a ceremony of receiving letters of credence from newly-appointed foreign ambassadors at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, September 20, 2022. Sputnik/Pavel Bednyakov/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will face off on … Read more

EU ministers agree to press ahead with new Russia sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with heads of the country’s leading engineering schools and their industrial partners in the city of Veliky Novgorod, Russia, September 21, 2022. Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers agreed on Wednesday … Read more

Exclusive: Turkey sells battle-tested drones to UAE as regional rivals mend ties

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UAE and Saudi Arabia both seeking Turkey’s TB2 drones Saudi Arabia wants to set up drone manufacturing plant – sources Baykar drone-maker has three-year backlog of orders, CEO says ANKARA, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Turkish defense firm Baykar has delivered 20 armed drones to the United … Read more

Russian parliament toughens punishment for crimes during military mobilisation

Russia’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin delivers a speech during a session of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia April 7, 2022. Sputnik/Alexander Astafyev/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s parliament on Tuesday approved a bill to toughen punishments for … Read more

Russia unfurls plan to formally annex swathes of Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/ File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Putin weighs … Read more

Hungary government submits first anti-graft bill to avoid losing EU funds

Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban waves at the audience during general session at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, US, August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Go Nakamura/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU executive proposes taking 7.5 billion euros from Hungary Says remedies proposed by Hungary could work if … Read more

Russia may have lost four combat jets in Ukraine in last 10 days, UK says

A view shows a destroyed bridge over the Siverskyi Donets river near the town of Balakliia, recently liberated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces during a counteroffensive operation, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine September 18, 2022. REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 19 (Reuters) – Russia … Read more