Contents tagged with Ukraine

  • Russia moves Iskander missile systems from Siberia to Ukrainian border

    Russia is moving Iskander missile systems from at least two brigades of the Eastern Military District to the west. According to an investigation of the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), the Russian missile systems are being deployed to Ukrainian borders.

    In a TikTok video, which was taken in the Far East and published on Twitter on January 11, the CIT identified a 9K720 Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system. Another video, filmed in the Sverdlovsk region and posted on January 13, …

  • Lavrov: discussion about withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian borders is out of question

    Russia is not even going to discuss U.S. demands for the withdrawal of its troops from the borders with Ukraine, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, reports RBC news agency.

    Lavrov called these demands of Washington "unacceptable."

    "[U.S. Deputy Secretary of State] Sherman spoke not only about withdrawing military units from the border with Ukraine, as they say, but about these troops going back to the barracks. Sherman said just that, including publicly at a press conference. I do …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Lithuania approves military support plan for Ukraine

    Lithuania plans to increase military support for Ukraine. The support plan for Ukraine approved by the Lithuanian National Defense Council includes a number of practical measures, including an increase in the number of instructors in the training mission and supply of lethal weapons, said Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas, LRT reports.

    "This material assistance consists of lethal, non-lethal weapons and humanitarian aid – for example, the continuation of the treatment and …

  • 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 …