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Exclusive: EU nears compromise deal to defuse standoff with Russia over Kaliningrad

Exclusive: EU nears compromise deal to defuse standoff with Russia over Kaliningrad

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

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Exclusive: Boris Johnson signals UK's willingness to demine, help export grain from Ukraine

Exclusive: Boris Johnson signals UK’s willingness to demine, help export grain from Ukraine

KIGALI, June 23 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday Britain was ready to help with demining operations off Ukraine’s southern coast and was considering offering insurance to ships carrying millions of tonnes of grains trapped in the country. The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24 and the blockade of its Black …

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EU grants Ukraine candidate status in 'historic moment'

EU grants Ukraine candidate status in ‘historic moment’

EU leaders launch Ukraine’s accession process Zelenskiy urges the West to speed up deliveries of heavy weapons The battle for the twin cities of Donbas reaches a critical stage KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine became a candidate to join the European Union on Thursday, a bold geopolitical step triggered by Russia’s invasion that Kyiv …

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Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches 'fearsome climax', says Ukraine

Battle for Donbas twin cities reaches ‘fearsome climax’, says Ukraine

Zelenskiy urges the West to hand over heavy weapons EU leaders to start Ukraine’s accession process The battle for the twin cities of Donbas reaches a critical stage Kyiv, June 23 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Moscow’s massive air and artillery strikes were aimed at destroying the entire Donbas region and urged Ukraine’s allies …

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EU signals shift to coal, accuses Russia of 'rogue moves' on gas

EU signals shift to coal, accuses Russia of ‘rogue moves’ on gas

Pipes at the landfall facility of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record BRUSSELS/OSLO June 22 (Reuters) – The European Union will temporarily return to coal to tackle declining Russian gas flows without derailing longer-term climate …

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Fifteen killed as Russia rains rockets on Kharkiv

Fifteen killed as Russia rains rockets on Kharkiv

Ukraine says Russians hit Kharkiv like they did Mariupol Fire at oil refinery in Russia Putin will commemorate the day in 1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union KYIV/JARKIV, June 22 (Reuters) – Russian forces fired rockets into Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, and the surrounding countryside, killing at least 15 people, in what Kyiv called …

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