U.S. to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing war amid broader aid effort

A woman holds a child as people fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine queue at the train station in Lviv, Ukraine March 21, 2022. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US pledges $1 billion in aid Russian invasion triggers massive refugee crisis Several million Ukrainians have fled their homeland BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, … Read more

Nazanin, Ashoori arrive in Britain after Iran prison ordeal

BRIZE NORTON, England, March 16 (Reuters) – British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and dual national Anoosheh Ashoori arrived in Britain from Iran on Thursday, ending an ordeal during which they became a bargaining chip in Iran’s talks with the West over its nuclear programme. They arrived at the British military airbase of Brize Norton in … Read more

Russian forces regroup near Kyiv after setbacks

Biden to call for an end of normal trade with Russia – source Satellite images show Russians redeploy north of Kyiv Britain says Russia could launch assault on Kyiv within days LVIV, Ukraine, March 11 (Reuters) – Russian forces bearing down on Kyiv are regrouping northwest of the Ukrainian capital, satellite pictures showed, and Britain … Read more

U.S. House approves Ukraine aid, Russia oil ban, funds averting U.S. gov’t shutdown

The US Capitol building is pictured in Washington, US, January 26, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to rush $13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine as it battles invading Russian forces, along with $1.5 trillion … Read more

Ukraine accuses Russia of bombing childrens’ hospital in besieged Mariupol

Hospital hit by several Russian bombs, city council says Russia had earlier agreed to ceasefire for evacuation Moscow denies targeting civilians Kyiv calls for ceasefire to restore Chernobyl power LVIV, Ukraine, March 9 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia on Wednesday of bombing a children’s hospital in the besieged port of Mariupol during a supposed ceasefire … Read more

U.S. rejects Poland’s offer to give it Russian-made fighter jets for Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) – The United States rejected a surprise offer by NATO ally Poland on Tuesday to transfer its Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets to a US base in Germany as a way to replenish Ukraine’s air force in its defense against invading Russian forces. The United States has sought to speed weapons deliveries … Read more

Moscow says it will let Ukrainian civilians flee – to Russia

Talk of humanitarian corridors comes after failed ceasefires Oil price surges as US considers Russia oil ban Ukraine says Russian forces assault preparing on Kyiv LVIV/IRPIN, Ukraine, March 7 (Reuters) – Moscow offered Ukrainians escape routes to Russia and its close ally Belarus on Monday, drawing cries of outrage from Ukraine, where officials said a … Read more

Blinken signals U.S. support for Ukraine with border meeting

US top diplomat meets Ukrainian counterpart on Polish border Blinken says support for Ukraine will increase Blinken holds talks with Polish PM, foreign minister POLISH-UKRAINIAN BORDER, March 5 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba met on Ukraine’s border with Poland on Saturday to discuss Western efforts to … Read more

Russian forces seize huge Ukrainian nuclear plant, fire extinguished

Intense fighting in area around huge nuclear plant No signs of elevated radiation – US Energy Sec US and UK hit oligarchs with further sanctions LVIV, Ukraine, March 4 (Reuters) – Russian forces seized the largest nuclear power plant in Europe after a building at the complex was set ablaze during intense fighting with Ukrainian … Read more

Ukraine and Russia agree on evacuation corridors as U.S. punishes oligarchs

Russian troops’ advance stalled outside Kyiv Refugee total exceeds 1 million – UNHCR Ukraine president says defense lines holding US and UK hit oligarchs with sanctions BORODYANKA/LVIV, Ukraine, March 3 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine agreed on Thursday to the need for humanitarian corridors to help civilians escape Moscow’s eight-day-old invasion, the first apparent progress … Read more