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‘We want peace’: Blinken to meet Russian, Ukrainian officials, U.S. says

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WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s top diplomat will seek to defuse a crisis with Moscow over Ukraine when he meets the Russian foreign minister in Geneva this week following visits with Ukrainian leaders in Kyiv and European officials in Berlin. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will......

Britain says it is supplying anti-tank weapons to Ukraine

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LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Britain said on Monday it had begun supplying Ukraine with anti-tank weapons to help it defend itself from a potential invasion, during a stand-off with Russia which has massed troops near the Ukrainian border. Western countries say they fear Russia is preparing a pretext for......

Ukraine bonds sink into distress, Russia drops as tensions bite

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LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Ukrainian sovereign dollar bonds slipped into distressed territory and Russian bonds suffered sharp falls on Monday as geopolitical tensions between the two countries showed no sign of easing. The premium investors demanded to hold Ukraine bonds over safe-haven U.S. Treasuries as measured by the JPMorgan......

Russia and Belarus plan joint military drills in February – Lukashenko

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Russian paratroopers walk before boarding Ilyushin Il-76 transport planes as they take part in the military exercises “Zapad-2021” staged by the armed forces of Russia and Belarus at an aerodrome in Kaliningrad Region, Russia, September 13, 2021. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Drills......

Former Ukraine president defies arrest threat in showdown with successor

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WARSAW, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday he planned to return to Ukraine on Monday despite the threat of arrest in a treason case he says was trumped up by allies of current President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Poroshenko’s return sets up a showdown with Zelenskiy’s......

EXCLUSIVE Ukraine suspects group linked to Belarus intelligence over cyberattack

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Ukrainian government websites were hit by cyberattack Russia has massed troops near Ukraine’s borders U.S. held security talks with Russia this week KYIV, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Kyiv believes a hacker group linked to Belarusian intelligence carried out a cyberattack that hit Ukrainian government websites this week and used malware......

Exclusive: U.S. talks to energy firms on EU gas supply in case of Russia-Ukraine conflict

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Flames from a gas burner on a cooker are seen February 1, 2017 in this illustration photo taken in a private home in Nice, France. Picture taken February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON/WASHINGTON Jan 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. government has......

NATO offers arms talks as Russia warns of dangers

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NATO says it’s willing to discuss missiles, confidence steps Stoltenberg: ‘Real risk for new armed conflict in Europe’ Russia says it can’t accept NATO is peaceful alliance BRUSSELS, Jan 12 (Reuters) – NATO said on Wednesday it was willing to talk to Russia about arms control and missile deployments to......

Russia holds tank drills near Ukraine, sounds downbeat on talks

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov attend security talks at the United States Mission in Geneva, Switzerland January 10, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Troops and tanks hold live-fire drills in south Russia Moscow sees......

Russia says initial talks with U.S. in Geneva ‘complex but businesslike’

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov//File Photo MOSCOW, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters that preliminary talks with a top U.S. diplomat in Geneva late on Sunday on the eve of......

U.S. tamps down expectations for talks with Russia amid Ukraine crisis

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks in the briefing room of the State Department in Washington, U.S. January 7, 2022. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday he does......

U.S. open to talks with Russia on exercises, missile deployments -official

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Russian and U.S. state flags fly near a factory in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad Region, Russia March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – The United States and allies are prepared to discuss with Russia in talks about Ukraine the......

Ukraine opposition blasts president as court freezes predecessor’s assets

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Ukraine’s former President and leader of the European Solidarity party Petro Poroshenko speaks at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Kiev, Ukraine July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s pro-Western opposition accused President Volodymyr Zelenskiy......

Biden, Putin begin second call this month as Ukraine tensions simmer

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WILMINGTON, Del./MOSCOW, Dec 30 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin began their second conversation this month on Thursday afternoon, with rising tensions over Ukraine topping the agenda. The call, which was requested by Putin, began at 3:35 p.m. Eastern time (2035 GMT), according to U.S.......

Biden and Putin to speak on Thursday amid Ukraine tensions

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U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shake hands during the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/REHOBOTH BEACH, Del., Dec 29 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President......

Russia says failure to certify Nord Stream 2 is not an option -RBC

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The logo of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is seen on a pipe at the Chelyabinsk pipe rolling plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Russia believes that the Nord Stream 2......

Russian gas continues to flow east via Yamal-Europe pipeline

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MOSCOW, Dec 28 (Reuters) – The Yamal-Europe pipeline that usually delivers Russian gas to Western Europe was sending the fuel back to Poland for an eighth straight day on Tuesday, according to data from German network operator Gascade. Data showed flows at the Mallnow metering point on the German-Polish border......

More than 10,000 Russian troops returning to bases after drills near Ukraine -Interfax

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A satellite image shows Russian armored units training in Pogonovo Training Area near Voronezh, Russia, November 26, 2021. Picture taken November 26, 2021. Satellite Image ?2021 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Dec 25 (Reuters) – More than 10,000 Russian troops have......

Satellite images show Russia still building up forces near Ukraine

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Dec 24 (Reuters) – New satellite images captured by a private U.S. company show that Russia has continued to build up its forces in annexed Crimea and near Ukraine in recent weeks while pressing the United States for talks over security guarantees it is seeking. Reuters could not independently verify......

Putin on NATO, Ukraine, COVID and the Russian economy

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, Russia, December 23, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Dec 23 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday gave his annual news conference. [nL8N2T81YT] Putin spoke in Russian. The quotes......

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