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WNBA star Brittney Griner's defense team has filed an appeal against her conviction on drug charges in Russia, nearly two weeks after she was sentenced to nine years in jail by a Moscow court. Her lawyer Maria Blagovolina said Monday the defense team had filed the appeal, in a statement via the Telegram messaging app. The move, which was widely expected, comes as Russia and the United States discuss a potential prisoner swap that would secure Griner's release. The American basketball player was arrested at a Moscow airport on Feb. 17 after authorities said they found cannabis-infused vape cartridges in her luggage. She was sentenced on Aug. 4 to 9 years in Russian prison after being found guilty of drug possession and smuggling, after making an emotional final plea for leniency.
Persons: Maria Blagovolina, Griner, Paul Whelan, Viktor Bout Organizations: U.S Locations: Russia, Moscow, United States, American, U.S, Russian
At 0757 GMT, the rouble was 1% weaker against the dollar at 61.25 , remaining in a narrow range between 59.45 and 61.45 for the tenth trading session in a row. The rouble is expected to find support from month-end tax payments that usually prompt export-focused companies to convert part of their foreign currency revenues. On stock markets, the dollar-denominated RTS index (.IRTS) fell 0.8% to 1,107.1 points, while the rouble-based MOEX Russian index (.IMOEX) was 0.1% higher at 2,149.9 points. Market moves were relatively muted despite analysts predicting an increase in selling pressure as Russia starts the conversion of global depository receipts (GDRs) into shares. From Monday, Moscow Exchange (MOEX.MM) will also allow non-residents from designated "friendly" countries that have not imposed sanctions against Russia to trade bonds.
Persons: Alexey Malgavko, Andrey Ostroukh, Kirsten Donovan Organizations: REUTERS, Moscow Exchange, Thomson Locations: Tara, Omsk, Russia, Ukraine MOSCOW, Ukraine, Russian, Moscow, Friday's
Raindrops hang on a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., October 26, 2020. Many investors got stranded with Russian assets, as their value plummeted, buyers disappeared and sanctions made trading hard. The Treasury provided further guidance on July 22 to help settle default insurance payments on Russian bonds. read moreThe price of some Russian bonds has jumped alongside the renewed trading activity since late July. "Some banks and brokers are using this bid to facilitate divestment of Russian positions for investors that want to get out."
Persons: Mike Segar, PIMCO, Gabriele Foa, Davide Barbuscia, Rodrigo Campos, Megan Davies, Paritosh Bansal, Edward Tobin Organizations: Wall, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Reuters, Treasury Department, Treasury, JPMorgan Chase &, Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc, Deutsche Bank AG, Barclays Plc, Jefferies Financial Group Inc, Street, Bank of America, Barclays, Citi, JPMorgan, Jefferies, Deutsche Bank, Russia, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Foreign, Control, Regulators, Global, Reuters Graphics Reuters, Thomson Locations: Manhattan, New York City , New York, U.S, Moscow, Ukraine, Russia, Algebris, New York
An aerial view of the PCK oil refinery on which a German embargo against the import of Russian oil is planned, stands on June 29, 2022 in Schwedt, Germany. The United States has expressed concern to India that it was being used to export fuel made from Russian crude, through high-seas transfers to hide its origin, to New York in violation of U.S. sanctions, a top Indian central banker said on Saturday. The United States has expressed concern to India that it was being used to export fuel made from Russian crude, through high-seas transfers to hide its origin, to New York in violation of U.S. sanctions, a top Indian central banker said on Saturday. U.S. sanctions on Moscow for its February invasion of Ukraine prohibit the import to the United States of Russian-origin energy products including crude oil, refined fuels, distillates, coal and gas. "The refined output was put back on that ship and it set sail without a destination.
Persons: Michael Patra, Patra Organizations: United, U.S . Treasury Department, Bank of India Locations: Schwedt, Germany, United States, India, New York, Indian, U.S, Russian, Gujarat, Michael Patra ., Moscow, Ukraine, New Delhi
Russian forces pound Ukraine's Donetsk region
  + stars: | 2022-08-15 | by ( Natalia Zinets | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +6 min
Sergey Vlasov walks on a destroyed street market in Bakhmut after a military strike, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Donetsk region Ukraine August 14, 2022. REUTERS/Nacho DoceSummary Heavy Russian shelling around Donetsk region -Ukraine militaryRussians threatening Zaporizhzhia are 'targets' -ZelenskiyHumanitarian cargo due to set sail for EthiopiaKYIV, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces reported heavy Russian shelling and attempts to advance on several towns in the eastern region of Donetsk that has become a key focus of the near six-month war, but said they had repelled many of the attacks. The General Staff of Ukraine's armed forces also reported Russian shelling of more than a dozen towns on the southern front - particularly the Kherson region, mainly controlled by Russian forces, but where Ukrainian troops are steadily capturing territory. Ukrainian forces controlling the towns and cities on the opposite bank have come under intense bombardment from the Russian-held side. Ukraine's military command said early on Sunday that Russian soldiers had continued unsuccessfully to attack Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka, which, since 2014, has become one of the outposts of Ukrainian forces near Donetsk.
Persons: Sergey Vlasov, Vlasov, Antonio Guterres, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Zelenskiy, Oleg Zhdanov, Lilia Ai, Talatini, Anna Soroka, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong, Marianne Ward, Natalia Zinets, Yoruk, Andrea Shalal, Gebeily, Jonathan Saul, Lincoln, Clarence Fernandez, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: Ethiopia KYIV, General, Russian, International Atomic Energy Agency, SOUTH, Luhansk People's, Moscow, Reuters, Washington, Toksabay, Thomson Locations: Bakhmut, Ukraine, Donetsk, Ethiopia, Kherson, Russia, Dnipro, Russian, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson province, Avdiivka, Luhansk, Rubizhne, Luhansk People's Republic, Moscow, Washington, China, Taiwan, Korean, North Korea, Pyongyang, Syria, Kyiv, Istanbul, Yuzhne, Beirut, London
Raindrops hang on a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., October 26, 2020. Many investors got stranded with Russian assets, as their value plummeted, buyers disappeared and sanctions made trading hard. The Treasury provided further guidance on July 22 to help settle default insurance payments on Russian bonds. read moreThe price of some Russian bonds has jumped alongside the renewed trading activity since late July. "Some banks and brokers are using this bid to facilitate divestment of Russian positions for investors that want to get out."
Persons: Mike Segar, PIMCO, Gabriele Foa, Davide Barbuscia, Rodrigo Campos, Megan Davies, Paritosh Bansal, Edward Tobin Organizations: Wall, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Reuters, Treasury Department, Treasury, JPMorgan Chase &, Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc, Deutsche Bank AG, Barclays Plc, Jefferies Financial Group Inc, Street, Bank of America, Barclays, Citi, JPMorgan, Jefferies, Deutsche Bank, Russia, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Foreign, Control, Regulators, Global, Reuters Graphics Reuters, Thomson Locations: Manhattan, New York City , New York, U.S, Moscow, Ukraine, Russia, Algebris, New York
Wall Street revives Russian bond trading after U.S. go-ahead
  + stars: | 2022-08-15 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +4 min
Many investors got stranded with Russian assets, as their value plummeted, buyers disappeared and sanctions made trading hard. In May, two U.S. lawmakers asked JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs for information about trades in Russian debt, saying they may undermine sanctions. The Treasury provided further guidance on July 22 to help settle default insurance payments on Russian bonds. The price of some Russian bonds has jumped alongside the renewed trading activity since late July. "Some banks and brokers are using this bid to facilitate divestment of Russian positions for investors that want to get out."
Persons: Spencer Platt, Goldman Sachs, PIMCO, Gabriele Foa Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Getty, Treasury Department, Treasury, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Jefferies Financial Group, Street, Citi, Jefferies, Russia, Foreign, Control, Regulators, Global Locations: New York City, U.S, Moscow, Ukraine, Russia, , Algebris
U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, sits inside a defendants' cage after the court's verdict in Khimki outside Moscow, Russia August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/PoolMOSCOW, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The defence team of Brittney Griner, the U.S. basketball star jailed for nine years in Russia on drugs charges, has appealed against her conviction for narcotics possession and trafficking, Griner's lawyer Maria Blagovolina told Reuters on Monday. Griner, who had played for a Russian club, was arrested at a Moscow airport on Feb. 17 after cannabis-infused vape cartridges were found in her luggage. It has offered to exchange her for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer serving a 25-year prison sentence in the United States. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Filipp Lebedev, editing by Mark TrevelyanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Brittney Griner, Evgenia, Maria Blagovolina, Griner, Viktor Bout, Filipp Lebedev, Mark Trevelyan Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Moscow's, Khimki, Moscow, Russia, MOSCOW, U.S, Russian, United States
A Finnish tourist site has started playing the Ukrainian national anthem to protest the Ukraine war. The attraction is popular with Russian tourists, Agence-France Presse reported. Meanwhile, Finland is moving toward a travel ban for Russian tourists in light of the invasion. However, since July 18, the city of Imatra has been opening the 16-minute show with the Ukrainian national anthem instead, its website said. In the nearby city of Lappeenranta, a popular shopping spot for Russian tourists, the Ukrainian national anthem is also being played every day from its city hall, AFP reported.
Persons: , Jean Sibelius, Finland, Putin Organizations: Ukrainian, Agence, France Presse, Service, Agence France, — AFP, Agency, AFP, Guardian, Nordic, European Union Locations: Ukraine, Finland, Finnish, Imatra, , Russian, Lappeenranta, Ukrainian, Moscow, Russia, Estonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of using Europe’s largest nuclear power plant to blackmail Kyiv and its allies, urging tougher sanctions against Moscow after recent shelling in the vicinity of the facility prompted warnings of a nuclear accident. Fighting around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has intensified in recent days as both Russia and Ukraine struggle to make meaningful gains on the battlefield almost six months into a war that has worn both sides down.
Persons: Ukraine —, Volodymyr Zelensky Organizations: Moscow Locations: KYIV, Ukraine, Russia
REUTERS/Sergei KarpukhinAug 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding (4280.SE) invested in Russian energy groups Gazprom (GAZP.MM), Rosneft (ROSN.MM) and Lukoil (LKOH.MM) between Feb. 22 and March 22, it said on Twitter on Sunday. Many Western nations have imposed sanctions on Russian energy firms and their executives following Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. The Kingdom Holding investments fall within the company's 12.8 billion riyal ($3.4 billion) three-year investment programme, the company added. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterKingdom Holding said it invested 1.37 billion riyals in Gazprom and 196 million riyals in Rosneft on Feb. 22, and 410 million riyals in Lukoil from Feb. 22 to March 22. Kingdom Holding is mostly owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, but Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), took a 16.87% stake in the company in May.
Persons: Sergei Karpukhin, Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Nayera Abdallah, David Goodman, Hugh Lawson Organizations: Gazprom, REUTERS, Saudi Arabia's, Twitter, Reuters.com, Kingdom Holding, Public Investment Fund, Organization of, Petroleum, Thomson Locations: Moscow, Saudi, Saudi Arabia's Kingdom, Ukraine, Gazprom, Rosneft, Lukoil, Saudi Arabia, Russia, OPEC
Ukrainian servicemen prepare a D-30 howitzer for fire near a frontline in Mykolaiv region, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, Ukraine August 13, 2022. Ukraine and Russia have traded accusations over multiple incidents of shelling at the Zaporizhzhia facility in southern Ukraine. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterZelenskiy, who did not give any details, repeated claims that Russia was using the plant as nuclear blackmail. read moreUkrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak accused Russia of "hitting the part of the nuclear power plant where the energy that powers the south of Ukraine is generated." The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is seeking to inspect the plant, has warned of a nuclear disaster unless fighting stops.
Persons: Oleksandr Ratushniak, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Zelenskiy, Mykhailo Podolyak, Podolyak, Antonio Guterres, Moscow, Alexander Darchiev, Darchiev, Natalia Zinets, Michael Perry, William Mallard Organizations: REUTERS, United, Twitter, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, United Nations, Moscow, U.S . Senate, TASS, North American Department, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Moscow, Russia, United States, Ukraine KYIV, Dnipro, Russian, Ukrainian, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Washington, Europe, UKRAINE, Turkey, Kyiv
Ship carrying first Ukraine grain cargo nears Syria
  + stars: | 2022-08-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni, carrying Ukrainian grain, sails in the Bosphorus en route to Lebanon, in Istanbul, Turkey August 3, 2022. Two shipping sources, one of them in Tartous, confirmed to Reuters on Sunday that the ship was approaching the northwest Syrian port. It has previously accused Syria of importing at least 150,000 tonnes of grain it said was plundered from Ukrainian warehouses after Russia's invasion in February. Ukraine cut off diplomatic ties with Syria in June after Damascus recognised the independence of the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk. Meanwhile, the United Nations-chartered ship MV Brave Commander will depart Ukraine for Africa in coming days after it finishes loading more than 23,0000 tons of wheat in the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi, a U.N. official said.
Persons: Maya Gebeily, Jonathan Saul, Kirsten Donovan, David Goodman Organizations: REUTERS, United, Reuters, Sunday, United Nations, MV, Thomson Locations: Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Istanbul, Turkey, Dilara, BEIRUT, Ukraine, Tartous, Ukraine's, Moscow, Kyiv, United Nations, Mersin, Ukrainian, Syria, Damascus, Luhansk, Donetsk, Africa, Pivdennyi
First ship carrying Ukraine wheat under UN deal docks in Turkey
  + stars: | 2022-08-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
The Belize-flagged general cargo ship Sormovskiy 121 is seen at the sea port in Chornomorsk after restarting grain export, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Odesa region, Ukraine August 12, 2022. Press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERSISTANBUL, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The first ship carrying Ukrainian wheat to be exported under a U.N.-brokered deal arrived in Istanbul on Sunday, the Joint Coordination Centre based in the Turkish city, said. The Belize-flagged vessel is the first to carry wheat from Ukraine through the Black Sea since Russia's invasion. The Sormovsky was loaded with 3,050 mt of wheat and had left Ukraine's port of Chornomorsk on Friday. The agreement, brokered by the United Nations along with Turkey, was reached last month amid fears that the loss of Ukrainian grain supplies would lead to severe food shortages and even outbreaks of famine in parts of the world.
Persons: Yoruk Isik, Alexander Smith Organizations: Press, Ministry, Infrastructure, REUTERS, Joint, Centre, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Belize, Chornomorsk, Ukraine, Odesa region, Handout, REUTERS ISTANBUL, Istanbul, Turkish, Russia, Moscow, Turkey
Resistance units are taking action against Russian forces in occupied Ukraine. A 40-car train carrying ammunition from supply dumps in occupied Crimea to Russian forces in Kherson Oblast was also bombarded, Forbes reported. In May and June, guerrillas blew up two railway bridges in Melitopol and derailed two Russian military trains, Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov, told AP. While in the initial weeks of the occupation, there were defiant protests in Kherson, Russian forces cracked down by arresting activists and conducting checks and raids. However, the resistance movement has not been quelled but has changed its tactics.
Persons: Andriy, Ivan Fedorov, Ukraine Ministry of Defense Anna, Vladimir Saldo, Kirill Stremousov, Saldo, Dmytry Savluchenko, Pavel Slobodchikov, Mark Cancian, Ukraine's hryvnia, Metin, Cancian, hasn't Organizations: Russian, Kherson, Service, Associated Press, Forbes, Ukrainain Defense Ministry, Ukraine Ministry of Defense, Evening, AP, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Russia, Anadolu Agency, Getty, The New York Times Locations: Ukraine, Kherson, Ukrainian, Russia, Moscow, Crimea, Russian, Kherson Oblast, Nova Kakhovka, Melitopol, HIMARS, Dmytry
FILE PHOTO - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with acting Governor of Kirov region Alexander Sokolov via a video link at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia August 9, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERSSEOUL, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the two countries will "expand the comprehensive and constructive bilateral relations with common efforts," Pyongyang's state media reported on Monday. In a letter to Kim for North Korea's liberation day, Putin said that closer ties would be in both countries' interests, and would help strengthen the security and stability of the Korean peninsula and the Northeastern Asian region, North Korea's KCNA news agency said. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Josh Smith; editing by Diane CraftOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Alexander Sokolov, Mikhail Klimentyev, Kim Jong, Kim, Putin, Josh Smith, Diane Craft Organizations: Kremlin, Sputnik, REUTERS, North, Thomson Locations: Kirov, Moscow, Russia, Kremlin, REUTERS SEOUL, Northeastern Asian
But IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that "this could change at any moment." The permanent representative of the Russian federation to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, attends a Security Council meeting at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on Thursday. The area around the plant has silos of nuclear waste, and the surrounding soil could release radiation if disturbed, de Bretton-Gordon said. “No one else has used a nuclear plant so obviously to threaten the whole world,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a statement Thursday night. “The world should react immediately to expel the occupiers from the territory of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.”
Persons: Zaporizhzhia, Plachkov, Hamish de Bretton, Gordon, it's, Rafael Mariano Grossi, Vasily Nebenzya, Ed Jones, de Bretton, , Juan Matthews, , ” Matthews, Grossi, Russia’s U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, Volodymyr Zelenskyy Organizations: NATO, . Security, United Nations, Getty, Dalton Nuclear Institute, Britain's University of Manchester, IAEA, Security, Thursday’s Security Locations: Russia, Russian, New York City, AFP, Ukraine, Europe —, Ukrainian, Odesa, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, , U.S, Moscow, Syria, Chechnya
Image A Ukrainian artillery unit firing toward Russian infantry troops advancing around the eastern Ukrainian town of Pokrovske on Wednesday. Ukraine has been able to stem Russian advances recently and force Russia to sustain heavy losses, with up to 500 Russian troops killed or injured every day, according to some estimates. “They have also made Russians expend resources that they can’t replenish,” Mr. Spencer said. Ben Wallace, Britain’s defense minister, said the aid would include additional multiple-launch rocket systems and long-range missiles. With that, the United States will have sent more than $9 billion in aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded the country on Feb. 24.
Persons: David Guttenfelder, John Spencer, Mr, Spencer, they’re, Ben Wallace, Wallace, Morten Bodskov, Bodskov, Volodymyr Zelensky, Zelensky, ” “ They’ve, , Organizations: ., The New York Times, Army, Madison Policy Forum, Ukraine, Pentagon, Crimea — Locations: Ukrainian, Pokrovske, Ukraine, U.S, Russia, Britain, Denmark, United States, Russian, Crimea, Moscow
Ukraine, Russia blame each other for nuclear plant shelling
  + stars: | 2022-08-13 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +2 min
Ukraine and Russia accused each other on Friday of risking catastrophe by shelling Europe's largest nuclear power plant, occupied by Russian forces in a region expected to become one of the next big front lines of the war. Western countries have called for Moscow to withdraw its troops from the Zaporizhzhia plant, but there has been no sign so far of Russia agreeing to do that. The plant was captured by Russian forces in early March but is still run by Ukrainian technicians. The plant dominates the south bank of a vast reservoir on the Dnipro river that cuts across southern Ukraine. Ukrainian forces controlling the towns and cities on the opposite bank have come under intense bombardment from the Russian-held side.
Persons: Reznichenko, Pavlo Kyrylenko, Serhiy Khlan, Khlan Organizations: Russian, Facebook, Reuters Locations: Russian, Ukraine, Russia, Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia, Moscow, Ukrainian, Dnipro, Marhanets, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Donetsk, Kramatorsk
Russia's relations with the West have deteriorated sharply since Moscow sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24, calling it a "special military operation". It was not immediately clear which assets he was referring to. read moreThe U.S. Department of Justice was seeking broader authority from Congress to seize Russian oligarchs' assets as a means to pressure Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, a prosecutor said in July. Darchiev also said that Russia warned the United States that diplomatic ties would be badly damaged and could even be broken if Russia is declared a state sponsor of terrorism. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Reuters; Editing by Alison Williams, Kirsten DonovanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Josep Borrell, Alexander Darchiev, Vladimir Putin, Biden, Darchiev, Viktor Bout, Brittney Griner, Marine Paul Whelan, Alison Williams, Kirsten Donovan Organizations: TASS, North American Department, European Union, U.S . Department of Justice, Marine, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Russia, Ukraine MOSCOW, United States, Washington, Moscow, Ukraine, Kyiv, Russian
MOSCOW, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Russian forces have taken full control of Pisky, a village on the outskirts in Ukraine's Donetsk region, Interfax cited the Russian defence ministry as saying on Saturday. Reuters was not able to immediately verify the report. Russian and pro-Russian forces had reported that they had taken full control of Pisky more than a week ago. read moreThe ministry also said that Russian forces had destroyed a U.S.-supplied HIMARS rocket system near Ukraine's Kramatorsk and a depot with ammunition for the system, Interfax reported. (This story corrects to fix typo in headline)Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Reuters; Editing by Alison WilliamsOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Alison Williams Organizations: Reuters, Thomson Locations: MOSCOW, Ukraine's Donetsk, U.S
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Michael Debabrata Patra, arrives at a news conference after a monetary policy review in Mumbai, India, February 6, 2020. U.S. sanctions on Moscow for its February invasion of Ukraine prohibit the import to the United States of Russian-origin energy products including crude oil, refined fuels, distillates, coal and gas. Patra said he was told the Russian crude was processed and converted into a distillate used for making single-use plastic. It works in strange ways," he saidIndia, the world's number 3 oil importer and consumer rarely bought Russian oil in the past. But since the war started, Indian refiners have been snapping up discounted Russian oil, shunned by many Western countries and companies.
Persons: Michael Debabrata Patra, Francis Mascarenhas, Michael Patra, Patra, Nidhi Verma, William Mallard Organizations: Bank of India, REUTERS, Francis Mascarenhas NEW, United, U.S . Treasury Department, Moscow, Thomson Locations: Mumbai, India, United States, New York, Indian, U.S, Russian, Gujarat, Michael Patra ., Moscow, Ukraine, New Delhi, Delhi, Russia
A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander ErmochenkoKYIV, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Ukraine's defence intelligence agency warned of fresh Russian "provocations" on Saturday at an occupied nuclear plant in southern Ukraine, while the exiled mayor of the town where the plant is located said it had come under fresh shelling. Local Russian-installed official Vladimir Rogov wrote on Telegram that Ukrainian forces were shelling the plant. Ukraine and Russia have traded accusations over multiple recent incidents of shelling at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, while the G7 group of nations have called on Moscow to withdraw its forces from the power station. Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak accused Russia of "hitting the part of the nuclear power plant where the energy that powers the south of Ukraine is generated."
Persons: Alexander Ermochenko KYIV, Dmytro Orlov, Vladimir Rogov, Rogov, Mykhailo Podolyak, Podolyak, Max Hunder, Hugh Lawson Organizations: REUTERS, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Russia, Russian, Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia, Kyiv, Moscow, Ukrainian, Vodiane
MOSCOW—Russia’s gross domestic product declined year-over-year by 4% in the second quarter of 2022, according to preliminary data published by the country’s federal statistics agency on Friday, but marked a much stronger performance than analysts had expected. The decline followed the 3.5% growth in the preceding three months reported earlier by the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, or Rosstat. The agency noted that the preliminary Q2 estimates were “based on the operational statistical reporting of large and medium-size enterprises in the nonfinancial sector of the economy.”
Organizations: MOSCOW, Russian Federal State Statistics Service Locations: nonfinancial
A fuel tank truck drives past a signboard, which reads "Druzhba oil pipeline," near the city of Samara, Russia July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Staff/PRAGUE/WARSAW, Aug 12 (Reuters) - A European bank has agreed to process a payment for the transit of Russian oil through Ukraine, Slovak refiner Slovnaft and another source familiar with the matter said, removing the cause of a stoppage of oil supplies to central Europe last week. Central European countries are partially dependent on Russian oil and largely dependent on Russian gas, and have secured exemptions from the European Union's incoming ban on imports of Russian oil until they adjust their shipping routes and refineries for other oil. Czech oil refiner ORLEN Unipetrol, a unit of Poland's PKN Orlen (PKN.WA), declined to comment. Czech oil transit company MERO, which operates the Czech part of the Druzhba pipeline, said it had no information on the status of the payment.
Persons: Slovnaft, Anton Molnar, Transneft, PKN, MERO, Jaroslav Pantucek, Jan Lopatka, Marek Strzelecki, Pavel Polityuk, Toby Sterling, Gegely, Mark Potter Organizations: REUTERS, Staff, MOL, ING, Saturday, Central, MERO, Thomson Locations: Samara, Russia, PRAGUE, WARSAW, Ukraine, Slovak, Europe, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Moscow, Czech, Kyiv, Amsterdam, Budapest
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