2 dead and 20 wounded after mall with more than 1,000 people inside hit by airstrike, Ukrainian officials say

Ukrainian soldiers ride an armored vehicle on the main road to Lysychansk in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas on June 26. (Bagus Saragih/AFP/Getty Images) The Ukrainian military command is “trying to stop the chaotic escape of Ukrainian servicemen near Lysychansk amid the success of the Russian army,” the Russian Defense Ministry said. Russian and … Read more

Pentagon: Russia’s latest nuclear threats ‘irresponsible’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s weekend pledge to transfer nuclear-capable missile systems to Belarus is being viewed by US officials as “cavalier” and “irresponsible” language, a senior US defense official said Monday. “Certainly, any time anybody uses the word nuclear you have concerns. Quite honestly it seems pretty irresponsible of a national leader to talk about … Read more

At least 11 killed in Russian missile strike on shopping mall, Ukraine says

Ukrainian officials say shopping mall hit by missiles President Zelenskiy condemns attack Russia has denied targeting civilians in Ukraine KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – Two Russian missiles slammed into a crowded shopping center in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 50, the regional governor said. … Read more

Nato to put 300,000 troops on high alert in response to Russia threat | Nato

Nato’s secretary general has said this week’s Madrid summit will agree the alliance’s most significant transformation for a generation, putting 300,000 troops at high readiness in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Jens Stoltenberg said the military alliance’s forces in the Baltic states and five other frontline countries would be increased “up to brigade levels” … Read more

Oil prices rise amid G7 talks on new Russian sanctions

Crude oil storage tanks are seen at the Kinder Morgan terminal in Sherwood Park, near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Helgren Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, June 27 (Reuters) – Oil prices traded higher on Monday in a volatile session as investors waited for any moves against Russian … Read more

Scenes of Horror as Putin Hits Mall in Kremenchuk, Ukraine With ‘1,000 People’ Inside

Russia fired a series of rockets at a shopping center in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, on Monday, raising alarm bells that Russia is stepping up its attacks on civilian structures regardless of the loss of life. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday there were more than a thousand civilians inside the shopping mall and the casualties to … Read more

US sending Ukraine missile defense, G7 vow to back Kyiv

The Biden administration confirmed Monday that it is preparing to ship more advanced, long- and short-range missile defense systems to Ukraine, as NATO announced it will massively increase the number of its troops at high readiness to 300,000. The moves come as leaders at the gathering of the G7, the world’s largest economic powers, pledged … Read more

Premarket: Price cap on Russian oil could shake up the market

Russia’s government is making just as much money from energy exports as it was before the invasion. Meanwhile, inflation is surging globally, adding to political pressure on heads of state such as US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron. “The goal here is to starve Russia, starve Putin … Read more