Contents tagged with Russia

  • NATO Secretary General speaks about threat of war after talks with Russia fail

    The second round of negotiations on Russia's security guarantees, which took place on Wednesday in Brussels at the level of the Russia-NATO Council, predictably brought no results.

    NATO rejected Russia’s demands for non-expansion to the east, cancelling the decision to accept Georgia and Ukraine into the Alliance and NATO’S withdrawal to its 1997 borders.

    "Only Ukraine and 30 allies (NATO member countries) can decide when Ukraine can become a member of NATO. No one else. And of course, Russia …

  • French intelligence: Russia has 3 scenarios for invading Ukraine

    French intelligence believes that Moscow is developing several scenarios for military aggression against Ukraine: from the seizure of the entire Donbas to the occupation of cities in the South of Ukraine.

    The French news agency Europe1, referring to the French intelligence, said that Putin is still planning to invade Ukraine. At the same time, the Russian president understands the balance of power is "very tense."

    According to Europe1, Putin will decide the future fate of Ukraine based on the …

  • Two suspects detained in Latvia for espionage for Russia

    Two people suspected of long-term cooperation with the military intelligence of the Russian Federation were detained in Latvia. They are accused of providing the Russian Special Services with classified information about the Latvian defense sector, the news agencies BNS and LETA reported, citing the Latvian State Security Service (VVD). The names of the detainees have not been published.

    According to the reports, the suspects were detained by the VVD together with the Defence Intelligence and …

  • Ukrainian Security Service detains Russian intelligence agent in Odesa

    Employees of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) in the Odesa region detained a Russian intelligence agent who planned to commit a series of terrorist attacks, reported the press service of the SBU.

    According to SBU, the detained foreigner came to Ukraine on the instructions of the Russian special services. He was supervised by Russian military intelligence from the territory of the so-called Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.

    The suspect tried to undermine the socio-political situation in …

  • Ukraine and NATO discuss introduction of ‘painful sanctions’ against Russia

    During the meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Council, the parties discussed the introduction of a "painful" package of sanctions against Russia and de-escalation of the situation around Ukraine, said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration Olga Stefanishyna on Twitter.

    Moscow "threatens us with a new war," but does not make efforts for a peaceful settlement within the framework of the "Minsk" and "Normandy formats," Stefanishyna said. The Deputy Prime Minister …

  • Russia begins large-scale military drills near Ukrainian borders after inconclusive talks with the U.S.

    Russia is launching a new series of military exercises in areas bordering Ukraine after the first round of security consultations with the United States, which ended on Monday and did not lead to concrete results.

    About 3 thousand servicemen in the Voronezh, Belgorod, Bryansk and Smolensk regions will take part in firing drills that started on Tuesday, Interfax reports, citing the press service of the Western Military District.

    About 300 units of equipment, including T-72B3 tanks, and BMP-2 …

  • Russia-US talks in Geneva bring no results

    The first round of U.S.-Russian security consultations, held on Monday in Geneva, ended without concrete results on key issues.

    The United States rejected the demand for non-expansion of NATO and withdrawal of NATO troops to the borders of 1997, while the Russian delegation did not give clear guarantees of the withdrawal of troops from the Ukrainian borders, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said at a briefing after 8 hours of talks.

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who …

  • Canada and Czech Republic strengthen military support for Ukraine

    Two more countries have resolutely sided with Ukraine in defending its territorial integrity amid ongoing buildup of Russian troops along its borders.

    Canadian and Czech authorities have announced that are increasing military cooperation with Kyiv as Russia.

    Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly did not rule out the possibility of her country sending weapons to Ukraine but did not provide any details about it.

    "The most important thing right now is really to work with Ukrainians to deal …

  • Kyiv calls on new German government to unblock weapons supplies to Ukraine

    Ukraine calls on the new German government to immediately provide Kyiv with defensive weapons to protect itself against Russia, said Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk in an interview with the newspaper Berliner Morgenpost.

    "Ukraine demands that the new German government abandon the morally false policy of blocking weapons supplies and immediately provide Kyiv with defensive weapons to protect itself against the Russian Federation. Berlin bears the same historical responsibility to …

  • Russia sends more troops to Kazakhstan

    Russia is sending 75 aircraft with "peacekeepers" of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to Kazakhstan, reports RIA Novosti.

    Russian military transport aircraft are flying from airfields in the Moscow, Ivanovo and Ulyanovsk regions, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

    "Units of the Airborne Forces from the Russian contingent of the CSTO peacekeeping forces are at the loading airfields Chkalovsky, Ivanovo-Severny, Ulyanovsk-Vostochny,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    "Units from the …