Belarus leader says he has been asked to seal a non-aggression pact with Ukraine

Jan 24 (Reuters) – Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday that he had been asked to conclude a non-aggression pact with Ukraine, the Belta state news agency reported, citing comments that suggested he saw Kyiv as a potential threat. Lukashenko, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, disclosed the alleged offer to a … Read more

Pacioretty placed on injured reserve by Hurricanes with torn Achilles

Max Pacioretty was placed on injured reserve by the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday because of a torn Achilles. The forward left in the final minute of a 5-2 win against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. He grabbed his right leg after making a pass near the Wild net and required help leaving the ice. Pacioretty … Read more

2023 All-Star Game rosters debated by

The final 12 players, three per division, selected through the 2023 NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by Guaranteed Rate, were unveiled Thursday, completing each division’s 11-man roster. There will be some serious star power at FLA LIVE Arena in Sunrise, Florida, on Feb. 4 (3 p.m. ET; ABC, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS). The All-Star Skills … Read more

Death toll reaches 40 in Ukraine strike; German defence minister resigns

At least 40 killed in Dnipro apartment strike German defence minister resigns Germany pressured to allow exports of its tanks to Ukraine Russia begins joint military exercises with Belarus DNIPRO/KYIV, Ukraine, Jan 16 (Reuters) – The death toll from a Russian missile strike in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro rose to 40 on Monday with … Read more

Ukraine stages war games near Belarus amid fears of Russian assault

RIVNE REGION, Ukraine, Jan 11 (Reuters) – The crackle of gunfire and roar of armoured vehicles reverberated around sleepy west Ukrainian towns near the Belarusian border on Wednesday as Kyiv’s forces trained for the threat of a fresh assault across a new front in the north. Ukraine fears Russia could build up forces on the … Read more

Russia is now fighting NATO in Ukraine, top Putin ally says

West is seeking to destroy Russia, Patrushev says Russia will seek economic independence, bolster army Patrushev is key hardliner ally of Putin MOSCOW, Jan 10 (Reuters) – One of President Vladimir Putin’s closest allies said on Tuesday that Moscow was now fighting the U.S.-led NATO military alliance in Ukraine and that the West was trying … Read more

Ship insurers to cancel war cover for Russia, Ukraine from Jan 1

LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Ship insurers said they are cancelling war risk cover across Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, following an exit from the region by reinsurers in the face of steep losses. Reinsurers, who insure the insurers, typically renew their 12-month contracts with insurance clients on Jan. 1, giving them the first opportunity to … Read more