Russians advance and Zelensky expects escalation as EU prepares to welcome Ukraine

EU takes decision on Ukraine’s membership bid Zelensky says the battle for Donbass will intensify Sievierodonetsk city center of Russian attacks NATO’s Stoltenberg says the war could go on for years Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian forces seized riverside territory along the frontline in eastern Ukraine on Monday and President Volodymyr Zelensky predicted Moscow would step … Read more

After EU nods, Ukraine vows victory while battling Russian attacks

Johnson pledges support, warns Ukraine will be overburdened The EU summit is expected to support the status of Ukraine’s candidate The battle continues for Sievierodonetsk Zelensky visits troops in the south More missile strikes and shelling across eastern and central Ukraine Kyiv (June 18) (Reuters) – With a blessing for its European Union ambitions and … Read more

Russia asks Ukraine to lay down arms in the Battle of Severodonetsk

Severodonetsk city center to fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds are trapped at the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk NATO defense ministers are scheduled to discuss military aid to Ukraine Kyiv (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in the besieged city of Severodonetsk to lay down their weapons early on … Read more

Ukraine says troops are holding out in Severdonetsk after last bridge destroyed

The last bridge to Sievierodonetsk . destroyed The mayor says some evacuations are still possible Ukraine seeks howitzers, tanks and drones from the West Ukraine records gains in the south Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday its forces were holding out inside Severodonetsk and trying to evacuate civilians after Russia destroyed the last bridge … Read more

Ukrainians left one way out of Sievierodonetsk as fierce fighting raged

Sievierodonetsk, the epicenter of the Battle of Donbass Heavy fighting in the city of Zelensky The escape routes narrowed after the destruction of the second of the three bridges Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukrainian army defenders were fighting hard for “every meter” of Severodonetsk as Russian forces destroyed a bridge leading … Read more

Delicious name but no Big Mac: Russia opens renamed McDonald’s restaurants

June 12 (Reuters) – It may look and smell like McDonald’s, but it’s now Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches disappeared, and filet mignon became just a fish burger. Big Mac left Russia. A new era of fast food and economic scene dawned in Russia on Sunday, as McDonald’s (MCD.N) Restaurants have opened their doors … Read more

British and UN official condemn Donbass death sentences against British soldiers

Two men convicted by the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic Camel ‘flagrant breach’ of war convention: UK gears The family says they were fighting as part of the Ukrainian army Britain is seeking their release. Talk to Ukraine, not Russia LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Friday condemned the Russian proxy authorities in Donbas for what it called … Read more

IAEA warns of ‘fatal blow’ to nuclear deal as Iran removes cameras

And Tehran warned against responding to the decision of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of directors Iran now removes IAEA cameras installed under 2015 deal IAEA Secretary-General Grossi sees an opportunity of 3-4 weeks He adds that if this window is not captured, the 2015 deal will be over But a senior US official … Read more

Ukraine says it has halted a Russian attack on a major eastern city

Satellite images show damage in the besieged Severodonetsk region Ukraine launches “Book of Executions” detailing war crimes US adds more sanctions, World Bank adds to Ukraine aid Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine’s General Staff said on Wednesday that Ukrainian forces had successfully withstood the Severodonetsk offensive as Russian forces brought new resources toward Donbass in a … Read more

Street fighting and constant bombing as Russia pushes for control of Ukraine’s Donbass

Fierce street fight for a major eastern industrial city Ukrainian forces outnumbered, Zelensky will not surrender The eastern front is under constant bombardment Efforts to evacuate thousands Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces engaged in fierce street fighting with Russian soldiers in the industrial city of Severodonetsk, while other cities came under constant bombardment, as the … Read more