Sean Penn visits Zelensky in Ukraine, lends Oscar

Sean Penn visits Zelensky in Ukraine, lends Oscar

(Reuters) – Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn, who has been sanctioned by Russia for criticizing the war in Ukraine, met Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky during a visit to Kyiv on Tuesday. Lent an Oscar statuette to the president. “It’s just symbolic and ridiculous,” he said, sitting beside the Ukrainian leader at the table at the … Read more

Aircraft leasing company Avolon files lawsuit against Lloyds Insurance

Aircraft leasing company Avolon files lawsuit against Lloyds Insurance

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Aircraft leasing company Avolon is suing Lloyds Insurance in the Irish High Court as leasing giants file lawsuits over huge losses linked to the Russia-Ukraine war, the report said. It was revealed in documents shown Thursday. Avolon posted an impairment loss of $304 million in the first quarter and suffered financial losses … Read more

Insurance for Ukrainian grain shipments cut after Russian suspension – source

Insurance for Ukrainian grain shipments cut after Russian suspension - source

LONDON (Reuters) – Insurers are no longer offering new cargo insurance for shipments from Ukraine through the UN-backed secure corridor after Russia stopped participating, industry sources said. an industry source said on Tuesday. An export deal agreed by Russia and Ukraine and brokered by Turkey and the United Nations in July was aimed at alleviating … Read more

Ukrainian premiums surpass Iraq war levels, industry sources say

Ukrainian premiums surpass Iraq war levels, industry sources say

LONDON (Reuters) – Insurance for humanitarian workers, journalists and engineers heading to Ukraine has become more expensive and harder to organize than during the Iraq war. After initially nervous about offering coverage in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, several insurers have become more willing to do so in recent months, industry … Read more