Exclusive: Top US Treasury official warns UAE and Turkey about sanctions evasion

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – The US Treasury’s top sanctions official will travel to Turkey and the Middle East next week to warn countries and companies that they could lose access to the US market if they do business with entities which are subject to US restrictions such as Washington. cracks down on Russian attempts … Read more

Ukraine calls on Hungarian envoy for ‘unacceptable’ comments by Orbán

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s foreign ministry will summon the Hungarian ambassador to complain about “completely unacceptable” comments Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban made about Ukraine, Kiev said on Friday. The announcement marks a new low in ties between the two neighbours. Hungary has repeatedly criticized the European Union’s sanctions against Russia, saying they have … Read more

War in Ukraine: Fighting in the East and North escalates after tank pledges

Ukraine says it needs more weapons, calls for sanctions Western allies this week agreed to supply tanks Russia says US president holds key to ending fighting NEAR VUHLEDAR, Ukraine, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday battled Russian forces attempting to breach its lines in the east and northeast, and artillery bombardments increased after Western … Read more

Japan tightens Russian sanctions after deadly missile attacks in Ukraine

TOKYO, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday tightened sanctions against Russia following the latest spate of missile attacks in Ukraine, adding goods to a list of export bans and freezing the assets of Russian officials and entities. The decision comes after Russia launched missile strikes into Ukraine that killed at least 11 people on … Read more

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 25 (Reuters) – Sweden’s and Finnish hopes of quickly joining NATO have hit an obstacle in the form of objections from Turkey, which has veto power over joining the military alliance. The three nations reached an agreement in Madrid last June on how to proceed, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said Sweden … Read more

Germany approves sending heavy battle tanks to Ukraine, a source says

Poland submits a request to Germany to supply tanks to Kiev The US can drop its opposition to supplying Abrams tanks Governors of five Ukrainian regions among officials removed Kiev: Zelenskiy’s actions respond to public calls for justice Ukraine says spring offensive could be decisive KYIV/BERLIN, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Germany has decided to send … Read more

Exclusive: Binance Moved $346M For Seized Crypto Exchange Bitzlato, Data Show

LONDON, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Crypto giant Binance processed nearly $346 million in bitcoin for the Bitzlato digital currency exchange, whose founder was arrested by US authorities last week for allegedly running a “money laundering machine”, according to blockchain data seen by Reuters. The Justice Department said on Jan. 18 that it charged Bitzlato’s co-founder … Read more

Finland says timeout is needed in talks with Turkey over NATO bid

HELSINKI, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Finland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that a few weeks’ time-out was needed in Finland and Sweden’s talks with Turkey over their application to join the NATO military alliance . The Turkish president said on Monday that Sweden should not expect support from his country after a protest near the … Read more

Russia’s military reforms respond to NATO expansion, Ukraine Chief of General Staff

Reforms call for the creation of two additional military districts Army Corps is stationed near the border with Finland Armed forces will be reinforced in areas Moscow claims to annex 23 Jan. (Reuters) – Russia’s new military reforms come in response to possible NATO expansion and the use of Kiev by the “collective West” to … Read more

Zelenskiy marks turmoil after corruption allegations

Zelenskiy says changes are coming in government, regions Corruption allegations are most high-profile of war Ex-minister of Economic Affairs praises government response Government party boss threatens officials with imprisonment KYIV, Jan. 23 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday changes would soon be announced in the government, regions and security forces after allegations … Read more