• 19 April, 2024
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UK says fight continues between Russian, Ukrainian forces at Snake Island

(Reuters) - Fighting between Russia and Ukrainian forces has continued on Zmiinyi Island, also known as Snake Island, with Russia repeatedly trying to reinforce its exposed troops. "If Russia consolidates…

Ukraine’s Kuleba discusses how to unblock food exports with Blinken

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Sunday he discussed with the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken how to unblock Ukraine's food exports and ensure global…

Ukraine formally closes seaports captured by Russia

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine has formally closed its four Black and Azov sea ports, which Russian forces have captured, the Ukrainian agriculture ministry said on Monday. The Azov Sea ports…

Ukraine says it destroyed two Russian patrol boats on Monday

(Reuters) - A Ukrainian Bayraktar drone destroyed two Russian Raptor-class patrol ships in the Black Sea on Monday, Ukraine's military chief said. "Two Russian Raptor-class boats were destroyed at dawn…

First Ukrainian corn cargo leaves Romanian Black Sea port

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A cargo carrying over 71,000 tonnes of Ukrainian corn finished loading in the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta on Thursday, the first since Russia invaded Ukraine…

India’s foreign minister says ready to step up on global issues

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is prepared to take a much bigger role in global affairs and would help the world with more supplies of wheat to tame food inflation…

Russia says flagship missile cruiser Moskva has sunk after fire

(Reuters) -The missile cruiser Moskva, the flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet, has sunk in stormy seas following a major fire onboard, Russian news agencies cited the defence ministry as…

U.S. believes Russian warship still dealing with fire – defense official

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes the Russian warship Moskva is still dealing with a fire and the ship is believed to have experienced significant damage,…

Russia preventing Ukraine resupply by Black Sea – UK military intelligence

(Reuters) - Russian naval forces continue to blockade the Ukrainian coast on the Black Sea and Sea of Azov, preventing resupply by sea, British military intelligence said on Sunday. Russia…

U.S. opted to vacate warships from Black Sea before Ukraine war, general says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden's administration made a policy decision to keep U.S. warships out of the Black Sea prior to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the top U.S.…

Mariupol a strategic prize for Russia, symbol of resistance for Ukraine

By Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets (Reuters) - The southern Ukrainian port of Mariupol has been under heavy fire from Russian forces since soon after the war began on Feb.…

Russia docks landing support ship near Ukraine’s Mariupol

(Reuters) - Russia's armed forces said on Monday they had docked a large, beachable landing support ship, the Orsk, in the occupied Ukrainian port of Berdyansk, 70 km (45 miles)…