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French President Macron says he discussed Ukraine crisis with Indian PM Modi

France’s President Emmanuel Macron welcomes India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Aug 16 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron discussed via telephone on Tuesday the crisis in Ukraine with Indian Prime […]

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U.N. chief to meet Zelenskiy, Erdogan in Ukraine on Thursday

FILE PHOTO – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a signing ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey July 22, 2022. REUTERS/Umit Bektas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ukraine on Thursday, a […]

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War, gas prices to halt a third of Ukraine’s sugar refineries

Sugar products are seen at a supermarket in Kiev, Ukraine, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Aug 16 (Reuters) – A third of Ukraine’s refineries will not operate in the coming sugar production year due to war and high gas prices, producers’ union Ukrtsukor said on […]

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First post-blockade food aid ship leaves Ukraine for Africa

Ship left Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi -Eikon data Bound for Djibouti, grain for Ethiopia Five ships left Ukraine on Tuesday -Turkish ministry Thirty ships apply to go to Ukraine in next two weeks -minister KYIV/ISTANBUL, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The ship Brave Commander has left the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi, carrying the first cargo of […]

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Ignoring Ukraine setbacks, Putin boasts of Russian weapons prowess

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow was ready to sell advanced weapons to allies globally and cooperate in developing military technology, nearly six months into the Ukraine war in which his army has performed worse than expected. With the Russian leader’s forces beaten back from Ukraine’s two biggest […]

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Ukraine to resume excise tax on fuel to replenish budget during war

Drivers stay in line outside a petrol station as they try to buy fuel, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The Ukrainian government has asked parliament to partially restore excise tax on petrol and […]

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Russian forces pound Ukraine’s Donetsk region

Heavy Russian shelling around Donetsk region -Ukraine military Russians threatening Zaporizhzhia are ‘targets’ -Zelenskiy Humanitarian cargo due to set sail for Ethiopia KYIV, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces reported heavy Russian shelling and attempts to advance on several towns in the eastern region of Donetsk that has become a key focus of the near […]

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People in Ukraine town dig up hastily buried bodies for proper funeral

RUBIZHNE, Ukraine, Aug 14 (Reuters) – People in the eastern Ukrainian town of Rubizhne have started exhuming bodies that were hastily buried in courtyards at the height of fighting, anxious to be able to lay them to rest with dignity. Rubizhne is part of the Luhansk region of Ukraine where Russian forces established full control […]

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Ukraine says ‘fierce fighting’ at village Russia said it controlled

KYIV, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military command said on Saturday that “fierce fighting” continued in Pisky, an eastern village which Russia had earlier in the day said it had full control over. “The occupiers are trying to break through the defense of our troops in the directions of Oleksandropol, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Maryinka, and Pisky,” […]

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Russia claims full control of Pisky village in Ukraine’s Donetsk region – Ifax

MOSCOW, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Russian forces have taken full control of Pisky, a village on the outskirts in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, Interfax cited the Russian defence ministry as saying on Saturday. Reuters was not able to immediately verify the report. Russian and pro-Russian forces had reported that they had taken full control of Pisky […]