Saturday, January 28, 2023

Moscow

Lavrov says West prevented negotiations to end Ukraine war

Moscow was willing to negotiate with Ukraine in the early months of the war but the US and other Western nations advised Kyiv against it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday.Lavrov’s remarks on a visit to South Africa...

‘Washington-Moscow relationship at its lowest point’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that the Washington-Moscow relationship is at its lowest point.“Indeed, Russia-US relations are in an extremely poor state. They have become practically frozen through the fault of Washington. Its confrontational anti-Russia policy is...

Putin declares martial law in annexed regions of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared martial law Wednesday in the four regions of Ukraine that Moscow annexed and gave additional emergency powers to the heads of all regions of Russia.Putin didn’t immediately spell out the steps that would be...

Bomb threat: Aeroflot flight from Moscow makes emergency landing at Delhi airport

A plane from Moscow carrying 402 people made an emergency landing in the national capital on Friday following a bomb threat, according to officials.The Aeroflot aircraft operating flight SU 232 landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here at...

More than 1,300 arrested after Putin’s mobilisation drive sparks protests across Russia

Protesters have clashed with police in Moscow as anger erupted over Vladimir Putin’s declaration of a partial mobilisation in Russia.Crowds took to the streets of the Russian capital after the Kremlin announced 300,000 reserves would be called up to...

Zelenskiy warns Europeans to brace for winter

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has told Europeans to expect a difficult winter as the Russian assault on his country leads to cuts in oil and gas exports by Moscow.Zelenskiy was speaking on Saturday night after Moscow shut down a...

Ukraine on edge as Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, nearby towns shelled

Russian artillery fired at Ukrainian towns across the river from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant overnight, local offiicals said on Sunday, adding to residents’ anguish as reports of shelling around the plant fuelled fears of a radiation disaster.Russia’s defence...

Western leaders salute Ukraine on its I-Day

European leaders pledged unwavering support for Ukraine as the war-torn country marked its Independence Day on Wednesday, coinciding with the six-month milestone of Russia’s invasion. Leaders paid tribute to the sacrifices and courage of the Ukrainian people, voiced their...

Ukrainian official warns of ‘catastrophe’ in captured city

A Ukrainian regional official warned Friday of deteriorating living conditions in a city captured by Russian forces two weeks ago, saying Sievierodonetsk is without water, power or a working sewage system while the bodies of the dead decompose in...

Ukrainian army to leave battered city to avoid encirclement

After weeks of ferocious fighting, Ukrainian forces will retreat from a besieged city in the country’s east to avoid encirclement, a regional governor said Friday.The city of Sievierodonetsk, the administrative center of the Luhansk region, has faced relentless Russian...