Belarus says it will host Russian nuclear weapons to counter NATO

Belarus justifies its decision to host Russian nuclear weapons Says he needs to beef up his own security Blames West for years of pushing to change government Said this decision will not violate non-proliferation rules LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – Belarus confirmed on Tuesday that it would welcome Russian tactical nuclear weapons, saying the move … Read more

Zelenskiy accuses Russia of holding Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant hostage

Zelenskiy slams ‘radiation blackmail’ Ukraine closes the frontline town of Avdiivka to civilians Zelenskiy visits the southeastern region of Zaporizhzhia Minsk defends its decision to host Russian nuclear weapons KYIV, March 28 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president said Russian troops were holding the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant “hostage” and its safety could not be guaranteed until … Read more

IKEA completes the sale of its Russian factory to a local company

This content was produced in Russia where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, March 27 (Reuters) – Swedish furniture giant IKEA said on Monday it has sold its factory in the Russian city of Novgorod to local firm Invest Plus, more than a year after suspending operations in Russia due … Read more

Ukraine plans response as battle turns into ‘post-apocalyptic’ Avdiivka

NATO slams Putin for ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ rhetoric EU urges Belarus not to host Russian nuclear weapons Avdiivka becomes “post-apocalyptic”, the city closes -official Russia shoots down Ukrainian drone south of Moscow, 3 injured KYIV, March 27 (Reuters) – The commander of Ukraine’s ground forces said on Monday Kiev was planning its next move after … Read more

Ukraine’s Avdiivka is becoming ‘post-apocalyptic’, official says

KYIV, March 27 (Reuters) – Russia is turning Avdiivka, Ukraine, “into a location for post-apocalyptic films”, stepping up bombing and forcing the near-total closure of the frontline town, the senior local official said on Sunday. . Some 2,000 civilians remained in Avdiivka, a town in the Donetsk region about 90 kilometers (56 miles) southwest of … Read more

Banksy’s migrant rescue vessel seized by Italian coast guard in Lampedusa

MILAN, March 26 (Reuters) – A rescue vessel funded by British street artist Banksy was seized in Lampedusa on Sunday after the Italian coastguard said the boat disobeyed its instructions to head for Sicily after leading a migrant rescue operation. The coastguard said it ordered the vessel MV Louise Michel to dock at Trapani in … Read more

Russia and China are not creating a military alliance, says Putin

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, March 26 (Reuters) – Russia and China are not creating a military alliance and cooperation between their armed forces is “transparent”, President Vladimir Putin said in comments broadcast on Sunday, days after hosting the Chinese leader Xi … Read more

Ukraine denounces Putin’s plan to station Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus

KYIV, March 26 (Reuters) – A top security adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that Russian plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus would destabilize the country, which he said had been taken “hostage” by Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the decision on Saturday, sending a warning to NATO over … Read more

Ukraine says Bakhmut’s situation is stabilizing, Putin downplays tank shortage

March 25 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces have managed to blunt the Russian offensive in and around the eastern town of Bakhmut, where the situation is stabilizing, Commander-in-Chief General Valery said on Saturday. Zaluzhniy. Separately, the British Ministry of Defense said the months-long Russian assault on the city had stalled, mainly due to heavy troop losses. … Read more

Putin says Moscow will station nukes in Belarus, first time since 1990s

March 25 (Reuters) – Russia will station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday, marking the first time since the mid-1990s that Moscow has based such weapons outside the country. Putin made the announcement at a time of growing tensions with the West over the war in Ukraine and as … Read more