War in Ukraine - Diplomacy

UK PM says forcing peace deal on Ukraine 'morally repugnant'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that any attempts to impose a "bad peace" on Ukraine, through granting territorial concessions to Russia, would be "morally repugnant".

Russia says 'ready to ensure safety' of ships leaving Ukraine ports

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Moscow was ready to ensure the safe passage of vessels from Ukraine as concerns mount over grain stuck in Ukrainian ports.

Japan, NATO step up ties amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Japanese and NATO officials agreed Tuesday to step up military cooperation and joint exercises as they shared concerns that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is causing a deterioration of the security environment in Europe and Asia.

US orders seizure of two aircraft owned by Russian oligarch Abramovich

The US Justice Department ordered the seizure Monday of two aircraft owned by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, saying they had been used in violation of sanctions on Russia imposed over its invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine will keep getting 'significant' support: US general

The United States and its allies will keep providing ``significant'' support to Ukraine out of respect for the legacy of D-Day soldiers, whose victory over the Nazis helped lead to a new world order and a ``better peace,'' Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Monday.

Russia's Lavrov cancels Serbia trip after countries close airspace

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was forced to cancel a visit to Serbia on Monday after several of its neighbours prevented his plane from passing through their airspace, officials said.

AU chief says 'reassured' after talks with Putin on food shortages

African Union head Macky Sall said Friday he was "reassured" after talks in Russia with President Vladimir Putin on food shortages caused by fighting in Ukraine.

AU head tells Putin Africans are 'victims' of Ukraine conflict

African Union head Macky Sall on Friday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to take into account the suffering in African countries from food shortages caused by the conflict in Ukraine.

Putin to talk grain with African Union chief

The Kremlin says that Ukrainian grain supplies to world markets will be part of the agenda for Russian President Vladimir Putin's talks with the chairman of the African Union, Senegalese President Macky Sall.

EU drops Russian patriarch from sanctions to seal new deal

EU ambassadors on Thursday dropped the leader of Russia's Orthodox church from a proposed blacklist, allowing them to agree a new round of sanctions after opposition from Hungary, diplomats said.

Nordic leaders to meet with Turkish officials

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said he's convening a meeting of senior officials from Finland, Sweden and Turkey to try to overcome Ankara's objections to the two Nordic countries joining the alliance.

Blinken says Ukraine won't strike Russia, sees 'many months' of war

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that Ukraine had promised not to use new long-range missiles to strike inside of Russia as he warned of "many months" of conflict ahead.

EU court rejects Putin ally appeal against Libya sanctions

A top EU court on Wednesday rejected a bid by Kremlin-linked oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin, the alleged financier of the Wagner mercenary group, to overturn sanctions imposed over the conflict in Libya.

Ukraine, West must act to resolve food crisis: Russia's Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday it was up to the West and Kyiv to resolve a growing global food crisis provoked by the conflict in Ukraine.

Macron suggests to Putin UN resolution to end Odessa blockade

French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that he and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz had urged Vladimir Putin to end Russia's blockade of the Ukrainian port of Odessa under the terms of a UN resolution.

War crimes meeting held at Hague over Russia-Ukraine war

Representatives of a group of nations working together to investigate war crimes in Russia's invasion of Ukraine are meeting in The Hague amid ongoing calls for those responsible for atrocities to be brought to justice.

Putin tells Erdogan Russia ready to work to reopen shipping

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday that Moscow was ready to work with Ankara to free up maritime shipping blocked over the conflict in Ukraine.

Zelenskyy visits Ukraine's east for first time since invasion

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the country's war-ridden east for the first time since the Russian invasion, on a trip to Kharkiv region, from where Moscow has retreated in recent weeks.

Putin, Macron, Scholz discuss Ukraine arms, grain supplies

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday told the leaders of France and Germany that Moscow was "ready" to look for ways to ship grain stuck in Ukrainian ports but demanded the West lift sanctions.

Finnish PM says trust in Russia lost for 'generations' during Kyiv trip

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said Thursday during a trip to Kyiv that it would take Russia decades to repair its standing in the world after invading Ukraine.

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