IMF board approves $15.6 billion loan for Ukraine

IMF board approves .6 billion loan for Ukraine

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund said on Friday its board had approved a four-year, $15.6 billion loan program for Ukraine as part of a $115 billion in broader international support to help the country meet urgent financing needs as it struggles. The 13 month Russian invasion. The decision paves the way … Read more

Russia says ceasefire in Ukraine will not achieve Moscow’s goals

March 31 (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday that a ceasefire in Ukraine would not allow it to achieve the goals of its “special military operation” at this time. The Kremlin was reacting after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko – Russia’s closest ally – called for an immediate ceasefire, without preconditions, and for Moscow and Kyiv … Read more

Turkey’s parliament ratifies Finland’s NATO membership as Sweden waits

ANKARA, March 30 (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament on Thursday approved a bill allowing Finland to join NATO, paving the way for the country to join the Western defense alliance as war rages in Ukraine. Turkey’s parliament was the latest among the alliance’s 30 members to ratify Finland’s membership after the Hungarian legislature approved a similar … Read more

Fugitive Russian father convicted of insulting military detained in Belarus

March 30 (Reuters) – Alexei Moskalyov, a Russian sentenced to two years in prison for discrediting the military and having his daughter taken into care, was arrested in Belarus after fleeing house arrest, Reuters told Thursday on Thursday. lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov. Zakhvatov said Moskalyov, 54, was arrested in Minsk, likely because he turned on his … Read more

Ukraine says Russian forces are advancing in the town of Bakhmut on the front line

UN cancels Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant safety zone plan Ukraine strikes behind the front line in Russian-occupied Melitopol March 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces have had some success in the eastern frontline town of Bakhmut, Ukrainian military officials said on Wednesday evening, adding that their fighters were still holding out in a battle that lasted … Read more

UN nuclear chief to focus on proposed security measures around Ukrainian nuclear power plant

Increased military activity around the factory: Grossi Russia occupies Europe’s largest nuclear power plant Ukraine and Russia take responsibility for the bombing of a complex The IAEA wants to avoid the risk of a nuclear accident KYIV, March 29 (Reuters) – The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog visited Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on … Read more

Russian forces not advancing in Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Ukraine says

Russian-installed official claims progress in eastern cities UN nuclear watchdog to visit Zaporizhzhia plant on Wednesday Russian participation in the Olympics contested March 29 (Reuters) – Russian forces are relentlessly trying to seize the bombed Ukrainian towns of Bakhmut and Avdiivka but are making no progress, the Ukrainian military said on Wednesday, but a pro-Moscow … Read more

Belarus says it will host Russian nuclear weapons to counter NATO

Belarus justifies its decision to host Russian nuclear weapons Says he needs to beef up his own security Blames West for years of pushing to change government Said this decision will not violate non-proliferation rules LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – Belarus confirmed on Tuesday that it would welcome Russian tactical nuclear weapons, saying the move … Read more

Zelenskiy accuses Russia of holding Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant hostage

Zelenskiy slams ‘radiation blackmail’ Ukraine closes the frontline town of Avdiivka to civilians Zelenskiy visits the southeastern region of Zaporizhzhia Minsk defends its decision to host Russian nuclear weapons KYIV, March 28 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president said Russian troops were holding the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant “hostage” and its safety could not be guaranteed until … Read more

Russia fires supersonic anti-ship missile at fake target in Sea of ​​Japan

March 28 (Reuters) – The Russian Navy fired supersonic anti-ship missiles at a false target in the Sea of ​​Japan, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. “In the waters of the Sea of ​​Japan, Pacific Fleet missile ships fired Moskit cruise missiles at a false enemy maritime target,” he said in a statement on … Read more