Western allies differ over jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says “no” when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelenskiy says Moscow seeks ‘big revenge’ Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kyiv could recapture ground when Western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister is expected in Paris on Tuesday to meet President Emmanuel Macron amid a debate among Kyiv’s … Read more

Exclusive: Pro-Kremlin activists in Germany gave money for Russian army gear

Jan 30 (Reuters) – A group of pro-Russian activists in Germany donated funds to a Russian army division fighting in Ukraine, and the money was used to purchase walkie-talkie radios, headphones and telephones, according to an officer in the division and messages from the group’s organizers seen by Reuters. The couple at the center of … Read more

Ukraine calls for faster weapons supplies as Russia presses eastern offensive

Three killed in Russian strikes on Kherson – governor Russian forces again shell Vuhledar in the east Zelenskiy calls on allies to speed up arms deliveries Zelenskiy presses Macron to ban Russia from the Paris Games KYIV, Ukraine, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Russian missile strikes killed three people in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson … Read more

Rheinmetall eyes boost in munitions output, HIMARS production in Germany

DUESSELDORF, Jan 29 (Reuters) – German arms-maker Rheinmetall is ready to greatly boost the output of tank and artillery munitions to satisfy strong demand in Ukraine and the West, and may start producing HIMARS multiple rocket launchers in Germany, CEO Armin Papperger told Reuters. He spoke days before Germany’s defense industry bosses are due to … Read more

Ukraine says fighting fierce after tank pledges, seeks more arms

Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine – Ukrainian officials Ukraine says it needs more weapons, calls for sanctions Western allies agreed this week to provide tanks Russia says US president holds key to ending fighting KYIV, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday battled Russian troops trying to pierce its lines in the east and northeast … Read more

Ukraine pledges sweeping personnel changes as allies jostle over tanks

Zelenskiy promises changes amid corruption scandal Poland says it is planning to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine Germany hints at tank export approval as allies apply pressure KYIV, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said personnel changes were being carried out at senior and lower levels, following the most high-profile graft allegations since … Read more

Germany signals shift in veto on Leopard tanks for Ukraine

PARIS/LVIV, Ukraine, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Germany would not stand in the way if Poland wants to send its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, Germany’s foreign minister said, signaling a possible breakthrough for Ukraine as it tries to bolster its forces ahead of an expected new Russian offensive. Eleven months after Russia invaded its southern … Read more

Berlin sets condition for US on exports of German tanks to Ukraine – source

Germany’s Leopard tanks seen as best suited for Ukraine All eyes on Germany when defense leaders meet on Friday US to provide $125 mln to Ukraine to support energy systems Cabinet minister among dead in Ukraine helicopter crash KYIV/BERLIN, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Germany will send German-made tanks to Ukraine as long as the United … Read more

Exclusive: Europeans dial down the heating, heed calls to save energy

BERLIN, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Europeans have dialed down their heating this winter, apparently heeding government calls to conserve energy amid the Ukraine crisis, with some delaying switching it on by almost a month and setting the temperature lower, data shows. The data, from hundreds of thousands of smart thermometers installed in households across the … Read more

Tanks for Ukraine in sight as holdout Germany says new minister to decide

New German defense minister announced as Boris Pistorius Berlin holding up tanks from other European allies Death toll in Dnipro rises to 44 DNIPRO, Ukraine/KYIV, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Ukraine came a step closer on Tuesday to winning the fleet of modern battle tanks it hopes could turn the course of the war against Russia, … Read more