Exclusive: Wall Street revives Russian bond trading after U.S. go-ahead

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Several major Wall Street banks have begun offering to facilitate trades in Russian debt in recent days, according to bank documents seen by Reuters, giving investors another chance to dispose of assets widely seen in the West as toxic. Most U.S. and European banks had pulled back from the … Read more

Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Russians threatening Zaporizhzhia are “special targets” G7 nations call on Moscow to withdraw troops from plant Fear of nuclear catastrophe unless fighting stops Russia warns it may cut bilateral ties with United States More grain ships depart Ukraine KYIV, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine is targeting Russian soldiers who shoot at Europe’s largest nuclear power … Read more

U.S. to send Ukraine $5.5 billion in new fiscal, military aid

National flags of Ukraine and the U.S. fly at a compound of a police training base outside Kiev, Ukraine, May 6, 2016. Picture taken May 6, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 8 (Reuters) – The United States will send an additional $5.5 billion in aid to Ukraine, … Read more

With eye on Russia, U.S. Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the 30-member alliance since the 1990s as it responds to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Senate voted 95 to 1 to support ratification of accession documents, easily surpassing the two-thirds majority of 67 … Read more

Ukrainian grain ship heads through safe waters, but economy is still in doldrums

Grain-carrying ship from Ukraine inspected in Turkey Ship, headed for Lebanon, transits Bosphorus Shipment is first of kind to leave Ukraine in wartime But Ukrainian leader says much more is needed Kyiv urgently needs to ship 10 mln tonnes to cut deficit KYIV/ISTANBUL, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy dismissed the importance of … Read more

U.S. to provide Ukraine more lethal aid, including HIMARS ammo, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Monday it would provide Ukraine a new security assistance package valued at up to $550 million, including additional ammunition for high mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS). “To meet its evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its Allies and partners to provide … Read more

First Ukraine grain ship set to sail; grain tycoon killed in Russia strike

First Ukraine grain ship bound for Lebanon Turkey says more ships to follow Russian missiles pound port of Mykolaiv Ukraine grain tycoon Oleksiy Vadatursky killed in Mykolaiv Putin’s maritime ambitions include Black Sea, Arctic KYIV, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The first ship to set sail from Ukraine with grain exports since the beginning of the … Read more

On Navy Day, Putin says United States is main threat to Russia

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 31 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Sunday signed a new naval doctrine which cast the United States as Russia’s main rival and set out Russia’s global maritime ambitions for crucial areas such as the Arctic and in the Black Sea. Speaking on Russia’s Navy Day in the former imperial capital … Read more

Ukraine attacks Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ, Sevastopol governor says

Ukraine strikes Russian Black sea base, governor says Zelenskiy says grain harvest may be halved by war Zelenskiy orders evacuation of Donetsk Dozens of POWs died in strike on separatist-held prison ODESA, Ukraine, July 31 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces struck the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Russian-held Sevastopol early on Sunday, the Crimean … Read more

Russia says it has invited U.N., Red Cross experts to probe jail deaths

July 31 (Reuters) – Russia has invited experts from the United Nations and the Red Cross to probe the deaths of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners in a jail held by Moscow-backed separatists, the defence ministry said on Sunday. In a statement, the ministry said it was acting “in the interests of conducting an objective investigation” … Read more