Ukraine president expects Russia attacks to intensify with EU summit this week

EU to decide on Ukraine membership bid Zelenskiy says Battle for Donbas to intensify City of Sievierodonetsk focus of Russian attacks NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last for years KYIV, June 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy predicted Russia will escalate its attacks this week as European Union leaders consider whether to back his … Read more

EXCLUSIVE How a Russian billionaire shielded assets from European sanctions

Melnichenko ceded ownership of coal, fertilizer firms to wife Cession occurred the day before EU imposed sanctions on him Transfers of assets fuel doubts over sanctions’ effectiveness ISTANBUL / BRUSSELS, May 27 (Reuters) – Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko ceded ownership of two of the world’s largest coal and fertilizers companies to his wife the day … Read more

Exclusive: Germany prepares crisis plan for abrupt end to Russian gas

BERLIN, May 9 (Reuters) – German officials are quietly preparing for any sudden halt in Russian gas supplies with an emergency package that could include taking control of critical firms, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The preparations being led by the Ministry for Economic Affairs show the heightened state of alert about … Read more