India’s campaign for rupee trade finds fans from Russia to UAE

Indian tea exporters are getting interest from the United Arab Emirates and sanctions-hit Russia and Iran to pay in rupees, a nod toward the government’s plan to settle international trade in the local currency. Buyers from those countries are keen to pay rupees for Indian shipments, said P.K. Bhattacharya, secretary general … Read more

U.S. warns of catastrophic consequences if Russia uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine By Reuters

5/5 © Reuters. Ukrainian service members ride atop an armoured fighting vehicles, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine September 24, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak 2/5 By Tom Balmforth KYIV (Reuters) – The United States warned on Sunday of “catastrophic consequences” if Moscow uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine, after Russia’s foreign minister said regions … Read more

Saudi prince’s Ukraine mediation signals ‘useful’ Russia ties

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attend the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo 2/2 By Aziz El Yaakoubi RIYADH (Reuters) -Saudi Arabia has won a diplomatic victory by securing freedom for foreign fighters captured in Ukraine, signalling … Read more

Russia backs India, Brazil for permanent membership in UN Security Council

Russia has voiced its support for India and Brazil as worthy candidates for permanent membership in the UN Security Council, calling them key international actors. During the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Saturday expressed his support for India, becoming a permanent member of the … Read more

Russia starts annexation vote in parts of Ukraine

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Article content KYIV, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Voting began on Friday in a Russian-controlled part of Ukraine in a referendum that Russia is expected to use to justify the annexation of four regions, with one Ukrainian official reported as saying voting was mandatory. Financial Post Top … Read more

Russia to begin annexation votes in Ukrainian regions By Reuters

© Reuters. A service member of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic stands guard at a polling station ahead of the planned referendum on the joining of the Donetsk people’s republic to Russia, in Donetsk, Ukraine September 22, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermoch LONDON (Reuters) – Russia will on Friday begin its plan to annex around 15% of … Read more

Zelenskyy says Russia ‘wants war’ in rebuke of troop mobilisation

Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has launched a searing rebuke against Russia’s pledge to mobilise additional troops and hold sham referendums in southern and eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow “wants war” but “will not be able to stop the course of history”. Zelenskyy, speaking in a speech recorded from Kyiv at the UN General Assembly, attacked Russia’s … Read more

World leaders lash Russia over Ukraine invasion, referendum plans By Reuters

5/5 © Reuters. Vehicles drive past advertising boards, including panels displaying pro-Russian slogans, in a street in the course of Russia-Ukraine conflict in Luhansk, Ukraine September 20, 2022. One of the boards reads: “World changes – truth stays. Army of Russia”. R 2/5 By Pavel Polityuk and Michelle Nichols KYIV/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – World leaders … Read more

Four Ukraine separatist regions plan votes to join Russia, says report

Russian-controlled regions of eastern and southern Ukraine announced plans Tuesday to start voting this week to become integral parts of Russia. The concerted and quickening Kremlin-backed efforts to swallow up four regions could set the stage for Moscow to escalate the war following Ukrainian successes on the battlefield. … Read more

Top U.S. general urges vigilance as Russia weighs Ukraine setbacks By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Ukrainian serviceman stands at a Polish self-propelled howitzer Krab, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine in Kharkiv region,Ukraine September 13, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich By Phil Stewart A MILITARY BASE IN POLAND (Reuters) -The top U.S. general cautioned on Sunday it remained unclear how Russia might react to the latest battlefield setbacks … Read more