Half of the combat jets of the Russian Black Sea fleet are down, says a Western official

Half of the combat jets of the Russian Black Sea fleet are down, says a Western official

LONDON, Aug. 19 (Reuters) – Explosions at the Saky air base in the annexed Crimean peninsula earlier this month resulted in the shutdown of more than half of Russia’s Black Sea combat aircraft, one Western official said on Friday. An airbase near Novofedorivka on the west coast of the peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine … Read more

Russian Jews are headed to Israel as the Kremlin targets an exile group

Russian Jews are headed to Israel as the Kremlin targets an exile group

Emigration to Israel from Russia increased in 2022. Russia wants to close the Moscow branch of the Jewish Agency The first court hearing in the case, to be held on Friday TEL AWIV, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – In the hours following Russia’s attack on Ukraine in February, Ilya Fomintsev, a 43-year-old oncologist and director of … Read more

NATO says it is ready to step up if tensions escalate between Serbia and Kosovo

NATO says it is ready to step up if tensions escalate between Serbia and Kosovo

BRUSSELS, August 17 (Reuters) – NATO will increase its peacekeeping force in Kosovo if tensions escalate with neighboring Serbia, the head of the alliance said Wednesday on the eve of EU talks between conflicting Western Balkan neighbors. “We now have a significant mission, a military presence in Kosovo of nearly 4,000 troops,” said Jens Stoltenberg … Read more

China will send troops to Russia for “Vostok” exercises

China will send troops to Russia for “Vostok” exercises

Members of the Chinese team operate the Type 96A during the Tank Biathlon competition at the 2022 International Army Games in Alabino, near Moscow, August 16, 2022. REUTERS / Maxim Shemetov Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Chinese troops are going to Russia to participate in joint host-led military exercises involving … Read more

Explosion of an ammunition depot in northern Crimea – TASS referring to local authorities

Explosion of an ammunition depot in northern Crimea – TASS referring to local authorities

MOSCOW, August 16 (Reuters) – An ammunition warehouse exploded in northern Crimea, the Russian news agency TASS reported on Tuesday, citing the administration of the village of Mayskoye. The Russian Defense Ministry said there were no “serious” casualties in the Mayskoye explosion, state news agency RIA said. Earlier on Tuesday, the RIA also reported a … Read more

Ukraine calls on the world to “show strength” after firing near a nuclear power plant

Ukraine calls on the world to “show strength” after firing near a nuclear power plant

Zelensky is seeking new sanctions for the Russian nuclear sector Ukraine and Russia trade blame for shelling near the factory The IAEA has warned of a plant disaster unless fighting stops Kyiv, August 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine has called for new sanctions on Russia and highlighted the risks and consequences of a disaster at Europe’s … Read more

Russians, Ukrainians are again blaming the blame for the new shelling near the nuclear power plant

Russians, Ukrainians are again blaming the blame for the new shelling near the nuclear power plant

Russia and Ukraine are accusing each other of shelling in recent days Russia says it will do whatever it can to get the IAEA to visit the nuclear power plant The IAEA has warned of a plant disaster unless fighting stops Kyiv, August 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian officials said Monday of shelling near … Read more

Ignoring setbacks in Ukraine, Putin boasts of Russian weapons skills

Ignoring setbacks in Ukraine, Putin boasts of Russian weapons skills

LONDON, August 15 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Monday Moscow was ready to sell advanced weapons to allies around the world and collaborate in the development of military technology, almost six months after the war in Ukraine where his army was performing worse than expected . As the Russian leader’s forces have been … Read more

Exclusive: Wall Street revives Russian bond trade after US approval

Exclusive: Wall Street revives Russian bond trade after US approval

NEW YORK, Aug.15 (Reuters) – Several major Wall Street banks have started offering facilities to trade Russian debt in recent days, according to banking documents seen by Reuters, giving investors another chance to shed assets commonly regarded as toxic in the West. Most US and European banks pulled out of the market in June after … Read more

Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral ties, reports the KCNA

Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral ties, reports the KCNA

FILE PHOTO – Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with the Acting Governor of the Kirov Oblast, Aleksander Sokolov via a video link in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia August 9, 2022 Sputnik / Mikhail Klimentyev / Kremlin via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Reuters) … Read more