Six months after Russians shot down last Ukrainian naval rescue helicopter, UK sends replacements

Six months after Russians shot down last Ukrainian naval rescue helicopter, UK sends replacements

A Westland Sea King HU5 in service with the Royal Navy in 2013. Via Wikimedia Commons The UK is sending three Westland Sea King helicopters to Ukraine. The 1970s rotorcraft, which once saw great numbers in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, are Ukraine’s first Western helicopters. Harbingers, perhaps, of the future of Ukraine’s … Read more

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as war in Russia rages on

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as war in Russia rages on

KYIV, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Saturday accused the Kremlin of reviving Josef Stalin’s “genocidal” tactics as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians during the winter of 1932-1933. ‘Holodomor’ Remembrance Day comes as Ukraine struggles to repel invading Russian forces and deal with widespread breakdowns caused by airstrikes which Kyiv … Read more

Breaking news from Russia’s war on Ukraine: Ukraine marks Soviet-era famine

Breaking news from Russia’s war on Ukraine: Ukraine marks Soviet-era famine

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Saturday accused the Kremlin of using the same “genocidal” tactics it used against it in the 1930s under Josef Stalin as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that left caused millions of Ukrainians to die during the winter of 1932-33. CEREAL SUMMIT * Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy held a summit … Read more

Death of Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei – Belta

Death of Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei – Belta

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has died aged 64, the official Belta news agency reported on Saturday. “Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei died suddenly,” Belta reported. Makei had held the position since 2012. He had attended a conference of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) – a military alliance of several post-Soviet … Read more

Exclusive: Poland asks for Germany’s support in sanctioning Russian pipeline Druzhba

Exclusive: Poland asks for Germany’s support in sanctioning Russian pipeline Druzhba

WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Poland is seeking Germany’s backing to impose EU sanctions on the Polish-German section of the Druzhba pipeline so Warsaw can drop a deal to buy Russian oil l ‘next year without paying penalties, two sources familiar with the talks said. The sources also said the couple were close to reaching … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II has suffered a painful battle with cancer in recent years

Queen Elizabeth II has suffered a painful battle with cancer in recent years

Queen Elizabeth II spent her final years secretly suffering from painful cancer, according to a new biography of the late British monarch. The Queen, who died in September after more than 70 years on the throne, went through the agony of bone marrow cancer – the most common symptom of which is bone pain, according … Read more

Breaking news from Russia’s war on Ukraine: Millions without heat or electricity

Breaking news from Russia’s war on Ukraine: Ukraine marks Soviet-era famine

November 25 (Reuters) – Millions of Ukrainians were still without heat or electricity on Friday after the most devastating Russian airstrikes on its energy network to date, with residents warned to prepare for further attacks and stock up water, food and warm clothes. CONFLICT * NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said there would be no … Read more

Germany in talks with allies over Polish pressure for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

Germany in talks with allies over Polish pressure for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

NATO declares its decision on the deployment of Patriot in a specific country Poland has asked for German launchers to be sent to western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland’s request to send German Patriot air defense units to Ukraine, after the NATO chief suggested … Read more

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin meets soldiers’ mothers, some of whom are bereaved Putin: “Me personally, and all management, share your pain” Russia did not fully enumerate its battlefield losses Some mothers say the Kremlin is ignoring more critical parent groups LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin met more than a dozen mothers of Russian soldiers fighting … Read more

Renault plans to exploit geothermal energy and help the thermal power plant

Renault plans to exploit geothermal energy and help the thermal power plant

A Renault logo photographed in Bavaria, Germany. The French car giant says it is aiming for carbon neutrality in Europe by 2040 and globally by 2050. Igor Golovniov/Sopa Images | Light flare | Getty Images The Renault group works with a French public service Engie on the development of a geothermal project on the site … Read more