Western nations pledge more support and weapons for Ukraine

Western nations on Monday pledged unwavering support for Ukraine in the war with Russia, including more sanctions on Moscow and much-needed air defence systems, as Russian forces closed in on the last big city still held by Ukrainian troops in eastern Luhansk province. Leaders of the Group of Seven major democracies, meeting at a summit… Read More Western nations pledge more support and weapons for Ukraine

Sixteen dead following Russian missile strike on shopping mall in Ukraine’s city of Kremenchuk

Two Russian missiles slammed into a crowded shopping centre in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk on Monday, killing at least 16 people and wounding 59, officials said. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said more than 1,000 people were in the mall at the time of the attack, which witnesses said caused a huge fire and sent… Read More Sixteen dead following Russian missile strike on shopping mall in Ukraine’s city of Kremenchuk

Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, top officials

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has signed a decree imposing sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, on Russian President Vladimir Putin and dozens of other top Russian officials, his website said on Thursday. The sanctioned officials included Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, veteran Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.… Read More Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, top officials

Russia halts gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria over non-compliance with rouble payment ultimatum

Russia halted gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland on Wednesday for rejecting its demand to pay in roubles, taking direct aim at European economies in its toughest retaliation so far against international sanctions over the war in Ukraine. The step was denounced by European leaders as “blackmail”, and comes as European countries have joined the… Read More Russia halts gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria over non-compliance with rouble payment ultimatum