Russia steps up attacks in Ukraine after landmark NATO summit

NATO brands Russia most ‘significant and direct threat’ Ukraine lauds ‘difficult but essential decisions’ by NATO Putin: Russia will respond to NATO moves in Finland, Sweden Russian missile attacks intensify across Ukraine MADRID / KYIV, June 30 (Reuters) – Russia pressed on with its offensive in eastern Ukraine on Thursday after NATO branded Moscow the … Read more

EXCLUSIVE EU nears compromise deal to defuse standoff with Russia over Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad depends on rail and road through Lithuania Clampdown on sanctioned freight angers Moscow EU seeks compromise with Lithuania to resume normal trade VILNIUS / BRUSSELS, June 29 (Reuters) – Trade through Lithuania to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad could return to normal within days, two sources familiar with the matter said, as European officials … Read more

Sweden, Finland on course to join NATO as Russia, China focus allies

Turkey wins security pledges from Finland, Sweden Russia to be called ‘main threat’ after Ukraine invasion ‘You will not win,’ Spain’s Sanchez tells Putin in speech NATO summit to agree more reinforcements for Baltics NATO to pay more attention to China’s military rise MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – Sweden and Finland on Wednesday looked set … Read more

Dozens missing after strike on Ukraine mall, Russia presses attacks on east

Authorities say about 36 people missing after attack on mall Situation in Lysychansk is very difficult – Governor Gaidai Zelenskiy urges Security Council to expel Moscow from UN Russia calls Zelenskiy’s address “PR campaign” for weapons Turkey lifts veto on Finland, Sweden joining NATO KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, June 29 (Reuters) – Dozens of people were still … Read more

Spain turns to Africa, NATO lobbies, allies over Ukraine-driven migration

Spain hosts NATO summit this week Spain likely to push for more shared intelligence, sources Families making dangerous crossings from Africa to Canaries Morocco clamping down on migration after deal with Spain Migrant deaths in Melilla highlight dangers, NGOs say MADRID / LAS PALMAS, June 27 (Reuters) – Spain is shifting its foreign policy towards … Read more

Why Russian oil price cap is easier said than done

Model of petrol pump is seen in front of EU and Russian flag colors in this illustration taken March 25, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – G7 leaders have agreed to study possible price caps on Russian … Read more

Rescuers dig for survivors after Russian missiles demolish Ukrainian shopping mall

Strike on mall not accidental, Zelenskiy says Russian attack on eastern city kills eight: Ukraine G7 leaders promise nearly $ 30 bln in new aid for Kyiv KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, June 28 (Reuters) – Firefighters and soldiers searched on Tuesday for survivors in the rubble of a shopping mall in central Ukraine after a Russian missile … Read more