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Russia tells Lithuania: your citizens will feel the pain over Kaliningrad

Russia warns Lithuania over Kaliningrad Russia summons EU ambassador EU tells Russia: refrain from ‘escalatory steps’ Lithuania: ironic to hear Russia moaning about law LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – A top ally of President Vladimir Putin told Lithuania on Tuesday that Moscow would respond to its ban on the transit of goods sanctioned by the …

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Port of Odesa comes under missile attack as Russians advance in eastern Ukraine

Port of Odesa comes under missile attack as Russians advance in eastern Ukraine

European Union to decide on Ukraine membership bid Zelenskiy says battle for Donbas to intensify Separatists claim capture of Toshkivka Russian missiles hit warehouse in Odesa port KYIV, June 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces captured territory along a frontline river in eastern Ukraine on Monday and President Volodymyr Zelenskiy predicted Moscow would escalate attacks ahead …

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Islamic State claims attack on Sikh temple in Kabul that killed two

Islamic State claims attack on Sikh temple in Kabul that killed two

KABUL, June 18 (Reuters) – An attack claimed by Islamic State on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least two people and injured seven, officials said, another deadly incident in a spate of violence targeting minorities and places of worship. On an affiliated Telegram channel, the local branch of …

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Ukraine gets major boost from European Union as war rages on

Ukraine gets major boost from European Union as war rages on

Ukraine EU candidacy signals major shift in European geopolitics Putin seeks to play down EU issue Battle for Sievierodonetsk grinds on Russian media say two Americans caught fighting for Ukraine BRUSSELS/KYIV, June 18 (Reuters) – As war rages in Ukraine’s east, Kyiv received a major boost on Friday when the European Union recommended that it …

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EU leaders criticized for tepid support bring 'message of unity' to Ukraine

EU leaders criticized for tepid support bring ‘message of unity’ to Ukraine

Arms needed to fend off Russian advances in south and east Ukrainian troops, civilians holed up in Sievierodonetsk plant KYIV, June 16 (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany, France and Italy – all criticized in the past by Kyiv for support viewed as too cautious – made a joint visit to Ukraine on Thursday, touring …

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German, French, Italian leaders in Kyiv in show of support

German, French, Italian leaders in Kyiv in show of support

KYIV, June 16 (Reuters) – Several air raid sirens rank out in Kyiv as French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi started a joint visit to show support for Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion. The three arrived in the Ukrainian capital early on Thursday after …

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Biden announces new $1 bln in weapons for Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more heavy arms

Biden announces new $1 bln in weapons for Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more heavy arms

US President Joe Biden returns to the White House in Washington, US June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a fresh US infusion of $1 billion in weapons for Ukraine that includes anti-ship rocket systems, artillery rockets, …

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Ukraine needs strong signal from EU, Macron says ahead of possible visit

Ukraine needs strong signal from EU, Macron says ahead of possible visit

French leader criticized for perceived soft line Macron insists Paris will do everything to stop Russia Macron sees NATO troops in Romania, supports Moldova Scholz, Draghi, Iohannis may join Macron in Kyiv visit CONSTANTA, Romania, June 15 (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron voiced a tougher line on Russia on Wednesday and said Europe needed to …

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Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Sievierodonetsk city focus of fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds trapped in Sievierodonetsk’s Azot chemical plant NATO defense ministers due to discuss Ukraine military aid KYIV, June 15 (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in embattled Sievierodonetsk to lay down their arms by early Wednesday as it fights to maintain …

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Ethiopia forms body to negotiate with rebel Tigray forces

Ethiopia forms body to negotiate with rebel Tigray forces

ADDIS ABABA, June 14 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday the federal government had formed a committee to negotiate with forces from the rebellion northern region of Tigray, in the first public confirmation of a key step towards peace negotiations. The nearly two-year conflict in Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation, has …

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