Putin wants ‘unfriendly’ countries to pay for Russian gas in roubles

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – Russia will seek payment in roubles for gas sold to “unfriendly” countries, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, and European gas prices soared on concerns the move would exacerbate the region’s energy crunch. European nations and the United States have imposed heavy sanctions on Russia since Moscow sent troops into … 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

Russian rouble up from new lows, ratings downgrades weigh

Russian Rouble and US Dollar banknotes are seen in this illustration taken, February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, March 3 (Reuters) – The rouble pared some losses after slumping to new record lows against the dollar and euro on Thursday as Fitch and Moody’s downgraded … Read more

Biden rallies Congress behind Ukraine, says Putin has ‘no idea what’s coming’

WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden assailed Russian President Vladimir Putin, barred Russian flights from American airspace and led Democratic and Republican lawmakers in a rare display of unity on Tuesday in a State of the Union speech dominated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Let each of us if you’re able to … Read more

U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia’s central bank, threatens more action

An exterior view shows Russia’s Central Bank headquarters in Moscow, Russia March 29, 2021. A sign reads: “Bank of Russia”. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Russia’s central bank and other sources of wealth, dealing a crushing … Read more

Russian central bank scrambles to limit fallout of tough sanctions

Feb 27 (Reuters) – Russia’s central bank announced a slew of measures on Sunday to support domestic markets, as it scrambled to manage the broadening fallout of harsh Western sanctions over the weekend in retaliation against Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The central bank said it would resume buying gold on the domestic market, launch a … Read more