Belgian arms trader tangles with minister over tanks for Ukraine

TOURNAI, Belgium, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Freddy Versluys does not like to be called an arms dealer. But he does have a big warehouse full of second-hand tanks for sale. Standing next to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the chilly warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys stressed he is the … Read more

Ukraine raids home of billionaire in war-time anti-corruption crackdown

Security services make sweeping raids before EU summit Homes of billionaire, former interior minster searched New U.S. weapons would nearly double Ukraine’s range Ukrainian soldier says fighting Russian forces in Bakhmut KYIV, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Security services searched the home of one of Ukraine’s most prominent billionaires on Wednesday, moving against a figure once … Read more

Biden says no F-16s for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kyiv says Russian gains come at huge cost Think-tank says delay in Western arms halted Ukraine’s advance KYIV, Ukraine/WASHINGTON Jan 30 (Reuters) – The United States will not provide the F-16 fighter jets that Ukraine has sought in its fight against Russia, President Joe Biden said on Monday, as … Read more

Lavrov compares West’s approach to Russia with Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’

MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that the United States had assembled a coalition of European countries to solve “the Russian question” in the same way that Adolf Hitler had sought a “final solution” to eradicate Europe’s Jews. Lavrov, who caused an international furore last year with remarks … 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

Explainer: West mulls sending German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

BERLIN, Jan 13 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is under pressure to approve an increase in international military support for Kyiv by allowing the export of Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine. Germany has resisted such a move so far, saying Western tanks should only be supplied to Ukraine if there is agreement among … Read more

Putin deploys new Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles to Atlantic

Putin sends hypersonic missiles to Atlantic Sends of frigate with Zircon missiles Putin says no other power has such weapons Russia has used hypersonic missiles in Ukraine This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Jan 4 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin sent a frigate … Read more

U.S. close to providing Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine -officials

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – The United States is finalizing plans to send the Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine, a decision that could be announced as soon as this week, three U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday. Ukraine has asked its Western partners for air defenses, including U.S.-made Patriot systems, to protect it from … Read more

Germany to send seven additional Gepard tanks to Ukraine

BERLIN, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Germany is preparing to deliver seven Gepard tanks to Ukraine, adding to the 30 air-defence tanks that are already being used to fight against the Russian army, according to a German government website. According to Spiegel magazine, which first reported the number of additional tanks, the seven Gepards, which were … Read more

Exclusive: India asked by sanctions-hit Russia for parts for key sectors

NEW DELHI, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Moscow has sent India a list of more than 500 products for potential delivery including parts for cars, aircraft and trains, four sources familiar with the matter said, as sanctions squeeze Russia’s ability to keep vital industries running. The list, a version of which has been seen by Reuters … Read more