Tag: Russian

  • Germany’s largest importer of Russian gas draws down €2bn credit facility amid energy crisis

    Germany’s largest importer of Russian gas draws down €2bn credit facility amid energy crisis

    Germany’s largest importer of Russian gas, Uniper, has drawn on its 2 billion euros (or 2.03 billion dollars) credit facility from Germany’s state-owned KfW bank, the company said on Monday. Uniper has been hit hard by the reduction in gas supplies from Russia through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. In order to fulfill its contracts,…

  • EU ministers rally to face gas supply challenge after Russian cuts

    EU ministers rally to face gas supply challenge after Russian cuts

    European Union energy ministers on Monday discussed how to respond to Russian supply cuts threatening to plunge the EU into an energy crisis. EU Energy Commissioner, Kadri Simson, said as he arrived at the meeting in Luxembourg “we have already 12 member states impacted by the cut of gas by Gazprom, and we all know…

  • Ukraine: Russia preparing major attack on Donbas city of Slovyansk

    Ukraine: Russia preparing major attack on Donbas city of Slovyansk

    Russian forces were preparing for a large-scale attack around Slovyansk, the base of Ukrainian defence forces in the eastern Donbas region, the Ukrainian General Staff said on Monday. Russian troops were moving new units as they were ready to attack Slovyansk from both Russian-controlled Izyum, a city about 50 kilometres to the north. The recently…

  • Putin to visit injured Russian soldiers at Moscow hospital

    Putin to visit injured Russian soldiers at Moscow hospital

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit the soldiers that were injured in the war against Ukraine in a Moscow hospital. “He is visiting them and talking to them,’’ Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday, according to the Interfax news agency. Meanwhile, Peskov dismissed speculation that Putin would use the visit to announce a new…

  • U.S. launches conflict monitor for Russian war on Ukraine

    U.S. launches conflict monitor for Russian war on Ukraine

    The U. S. has established a new conflict monitoring body which will be used to build legal cases against Russia for crimes committed during its war on Ukraine. “The Conflict Observatory will ensure that crimes committed by Russia’s forces are documented and perpetrators are held accountable,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said as he announced…

  • Russian talk of World War III ‘very dangerous’ – U.S.

    Russian talk of World War III ‘very dangerous’ – U.S.

    U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin expressed sharp criticism, on Tuesday, of a warning from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regarding a pending World War III and the possible use of nuclear weapons. “You’ve heard us say a number of times that that kind of rhetoric is very dangerous and unhelpful,” Austin said following an international…

  • UN chief meets with Russian, Ukrainian Presidents next week

    UN chief meets with Russian, Ukrainian Presidents next week

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres will be traveling to Russia and Ukraine to meet with the presidents and foreign ministers of both countries next week. The UN Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Guterres had on Wednesday written to the leaders of Russia and Ukraine to request meetings with them. The UN…