‘I don’t think Putin will ever stop trying to get Ukraine’

In January of this year, the world’s most experienced war surgeon was working at St Mary’s, Paddington when he heard about Russian troops massaging on the Ukrainian border. That surgeon, David Nott, knew exactly what he had to do. Within 10 days of the war starting, he had put together a 12-hour Zoom course, with … Read more

EU announces Russian oil price cap in new sanctions plan – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article The European Commission is proposing a price cap on Russian oil as part of its latest sanctions package against Moscow over its war with Ukraine. The new package comes after the Kremlin’s announcement on partial mobilization, annexation referendums in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine and threats to use nuclear … Read more

Kremlin says military campaign in Ukraine to continue at least until capture of all of Donetsk region

MOSCOW, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Wednesday its “special military operation” in Ukraine must continue at least until the capture of all of east Ukraine’s Donetsk region. In a call with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that the self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) – a breakaway Russian-backed entity that has been … Read more

Ukrainians flee from Russian annexation – while they still can

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 28 (Reuters) – “It’s funny. Nobody voted, yet the results are in,” laughed Lyubomir Boyko, 43, from Golo Pristan, a village in Russian-occupied Kherson province as he waited on Wednesday outside a United Nations aid office with his family at a refugee reception centre. As Russia prepares to annex a swathe of … Read more

‘We are not afraid’: Russians flee to Mongolia to evade Ukraine mobilisation

ULAANBAATAR, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Thousands of Russians have fled into Mongolia across its northern frontier in a bid to evade conscription to Ukraine, putting further pressure on the government in Ulaanbaatar and its efforts to distance itself from the conflict. Russians were forced to queue for hours at the border crossing at Kyakhta in … Read more

‘Grotesque’ Russian disinfo campaign mimics Western news websites to sow dissent – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article In Germany, news magazine Der Spiegel warned about natural gas shortages. In the United Kingdom, the Guardian, another media outlet, raised doubts about Russian war crimes in Ukraine. In Italy, Ansa, a leading news agency, criticized Kyiv’s storage of much-needed grain. These news stories were all promoted extensively … Read more

Sweden issues warning of two gas leaks on Nord Stream 1 pipeline

The logo of Nord Stream is seen at the headquarters of Nord Stream AG in Zug, Switzerland March 1, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register STOCKHOLM, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Sweden’s Maritime Authority said on Tuesday it had issued a warning of two leaks on the Russian-owned Nord Stream … Read more

Kremlin says no decisions taken on border closure amid mobilisation

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Monday that no decisions had been taken on closing Russia’s borders, amid an exodus of military-age men since President Vladimir … Read more

U.S. Congress negotiators set nearly $12 bln in new Ukraine aid -sources

A local resident walks past an apartment block damaged in the course of Russia-Ukraine conflict in Mariupol, Ukraine September 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermoshenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Negotiators of a stop-gap spending bill in the US Congress have agreed to include nearly $12 billion in … Read more

Putin grants Russian citizenship to U.S. whistleblower Snowden

Former contractor of US National Security Agency Edward Snowden is seen on a screen during his interview presented via video link at the New Knowledge educational online forum in Moscow, Russia September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Olesya Astakhova Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 26 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Monday granted … Read more