Russia hits Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in Ukraine’s east

Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east. Associated Press (AP) journalists in Kyiv saw rescue services battling flames and rescuing civilians. Klitschko said four people were hospitalized with injuries … Read more

Consensus reached on Istanbul center for Ukraine grain transit: Turkey

Turkey on Thursday said there is a consensus regarding establishing an operations center in Istanbul that will monitor the implementation of a potential sea corridor in the Black Sea to export grain from Ukraine. Russia and Ukraine account for nearly a third of global wheat supplies, while Russia also exports fertilizer and Ukraine corn and … Read more

Turkish builder to replace iconic bridge in Ukraine’s Irpin

A Turkish construction firm will build a new bridge on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital to replace the one demolished to block the Russian advance toward the city, the company said Thursday. Images of Ukrainian refugees in the Irpin area huddled under the destroyed bridge, which will be preserved as a war memorial, have … Read more

Johnson mulls UK’s willingness to demine, help export Ukraine grain

Britain is willing to assist with the demining operations off Ukraine’s southern coast and is considering offering insurance to ships to move millions of tons of grain stuck in the country, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine and blockade of its Black Sea ports have prevented the country, traditionally one … Read more

US welcomes Turkey’s efforts to broker Ukraine grain transit deal

The United States welcomes Turkey’s involvement in brokering an agreement to obtain grain that has been trapped at Ukrainian ports amid the Russian invasion out of the country, a senior official said Thursday. The US is working with allies and partners to get grain out of Ukraine, with exports blocked by Russia’s invasion, White House … Read more

Germany declares gas alarm stage as Russia squeezes supply

Germany triggered the “alarm stage” of its emergency gas plan on Thursday in response to falling Russian supplies but stopped short of allowing utilities to pass on soaring energy costs to customers in Europe’s largest economy. The measure is the latest escalation in a standoff between Europe and Moscow since the Russian invasion of Ukraine … Read more

Turkey ‘investigating’ claims Russia shipping stolen Ukrainian grain

Turkey is investigating allegations that Ukrainian grain has been stolen by Russia and will not allow any such grain to be brought to the country, its top diplomat said Thursday. Kyiv’s ambassador to Ankara said in early June that Turkish buyers were among those receiving grain that Russia had stolen from Ukraine, adding he had … Read more

Turkey investigates claims Russia stole Ukrainian grain: FM

Turkey is investigating claims that Ukrainian grain has been stolen by Russia and would not allow any such grain to be brought to the country, its top diplomat said Thursday. Kyiv’s ambassador to Ankara said in early June that Turkish buyers were among those receiving grain that Russia had stolen from Ukraine, adding he had … Read more

Turkey investigating claims Russia stole Ukrainian grain: FM

Turkey is investigating claims that Ukrainian grain has been stolen by Russia and would not allow any such grain to be brought to the country, its top diplomat said Thursday. Kyiv’s ambassador to Ankara said in early June that Turkish buyers were among those receiving grain that Russia had stolen from Ukraine, adding he had … Read more