East European Countries

Ukraine tightens restrictions to fight coronavirus spread

Ukraine tightens restrictions to fight coronavirus spread

Published 03/04/2020

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s government on Friday imposed a series of new restrictions designed to prevent the coronavirus outbreak spreading widely but said it hoped [more…]

Russia sends medical aid to Serbia to fight coronavirus

Russia sends medical aid to Serbia to fight coronavirus

Published 03/04/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will send 11 military planes carrying medical equipment to Serbia to help it fight the coronavirus outbreak, the defence ministry in [more…]

Russian ventilators shipped to U.S. made by firm under U.S. sanctions: RBC

Russian ventilators shipped to U.S. made by firm under U.S. sanctions: RBC

Published 03/04/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ventilators delivered by Russia to the United States to help treat patients of the new coronavirus were manufactured by a Russian company [more…]

Putin says restricting economic activity across Russia is ‘impractical’

Putin says restricting economic activity across Russia is ‘impractical’

Published 03/04/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday it would be impractical to restrict economic activity all over the country due to the [more…]

Boxing: Russian coach diagnosed with coronavirus after Olympic qualifiers

Boxing: Russian coach diagnosed with coronavirus after Olympic qualifiers

Published 03/04/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian national boxing team coach has tested positive for the coronavirus after returning home from Olympic qualifiers cut short in London [more…]

Explainer: Euro zone eyes package to support economy against coronavirus

Explainer: Euro zone eyes package to support economy against coronavirus

Published 01/04/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - With the euro zone economy in need of help from the coronavirus pandemic, officials have until April 9 to design a package [more…]

Gazprom workers leave hospital after negative coronavirus tests

Gazprom workers leave hospital after negative coronavirus tests

Published 30/03/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twenty Gazprom workers, who were airlifted to hospital following a coronavirus scare last week, have been discharged after the tests came back [more…]

Polish presidential challenger urges boycott of May vote, halts campaign

Polish presidential challenger urges boycott of May vote, halts campaign

Published 29/03/2020

WARSAW (Reuters) - The main Polish opposition candidate running for president called on Sunday for a boycott of the country’s May election due to the [more…]

Polish composer Penderecki dies at 86 after long illness

Polish composer Penderecki dies at 86 after long illness

Published 29/03/2020

WARSAW/KRAKOW (Reuters) - Poland’s Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the world’s most celebrated composers, died on Sunday at the age of 86, his family said. Penderecki [more…]

Russia’s Bolshoi Theater goes online as coronavirus curbs public life

Russia’s Bolshoi Theater goes online as coronavirus curbs public life

Published 27/03/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow’s famed Bolshoi Theater has begun streaming some of its most notable past performances online after being forced to shut its doors [more…]