EU proposes to confiscate frozen Russian assets

Photo taken on March 10, 2022 shows the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BRUSSELS- The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a plan to confiscate frozen Russian assets to compensate Ukraine for its damages caused by the conflict. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement...

UN chief says Black Sea grain deal extended

This handout picture taken and released by the Turkish Defense Ministry press office on Aug 3, 2022 shows an inspection delegation member inspecting the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni carrying 26,000 tonnes of corn from Ukraine, off the coast of north-west Istanbul. (TURKISH DEFENSE MINISTRY / AFP) The United Nations...

Russian forces to retreat behind Dnieper River

An old woman walks in the Kherson region village of Arkhanhelske, Ukraine on Nov 3, 2022. (BULENT KILIC / AFP) MOSCOW/KYIV/UNITED NATIONS/TEHRAN - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday ordered Russian troops to leave the right (western) bank of the Dnieper River and strengthen defense against Ukrainian offensives on...

Russia halts participation in grain deal

The first UN-chartered vessel MV Brave Commander loads more than 23,000 tonnes of grain to export to Ethiopia, in Yuzhne, east of Odessa on the Black Sea coast, on Aug 14, 2022. (OLEKSANDR GIMANOV / AFP) Russia has suspended its participation in a landmark agreement that allowed grain exports from...

Minister: Ukraine needs 4b euros for winter season

Ukraine's Minister of Communities and Territories Development Oleksiy Chernyshov addresses a breakout session during the Ukraine Recovery Conference URC in Lugano on July 4, 2022. (ALESSANDRO DELLA VALLE / POOL / AFP) KIEV / MOSCOW – Ukraine needs 4 billion euros (about $3.97 billion) to go through the winter cold...

German Chancellor vows to help rebuild Ukraine

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (right) and Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal (back right) attend the German-Ukraine economic forum with the motto "Rebuild Ukraine" in Berlin on Oct 24, 2022 to discuss the post-conflict reconstruction of Ukraine. (MICHAEL KAPPELER / POOL / AFP) BERLIN / JERUSALEM / BUCHAREST – German...

Defense chiefs hold talks on Ukraine

A Russian military convoy is seen on the road toward the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia region, southeastern Ukraine, on May 1, 2022. (PHOTO / AP) WASHINGTON/MOSCOW -  Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu spoke with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday for the second time in three...