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Ukraine will not be able to take the annexed Crimea back, and Russian President Vladimir Putin "may deserve respect," said the Chief of German Navy, Vice Admiral, Kay-Achim Schönbach, during a discussion at the Indian Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.
"The Crimean Peninsula is lost. It cannot be returned. That's a fact. And we need to understand that political issues are matters of facts and emotions," Schönbach said.
He believes that Russia does not really want to …
Threats of disconnecting Russia from the dollar system, voiced yesterday by U.S. President Joe Biden, can provoke a resumption of the "civil war" in Ukraine, said the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov
According to him, the threat of sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine can "contribute to the destabilization of the situation" in the Donbas.
"All these statements can instill completely erroneous hopes in the hotheads of some representatives of the Ukrainian …
Turkey has decided to intervene in the situation around Ukraine.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky, to Turkey to "settle differences" and "sort out their problems," said Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin.
"Turkey is ready to act in any role to reduce tensions between Russia and Ukraine," TASS quoted Kalin as saying.
Erdogan, he said, plans to travel to Ukraine in the near future to hold talks with Zelensky, and …
Belarus and Russia will hold military exercises in the western and southern regions, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.
According to him, the exercises were agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin in December and will be a response to the "difficult situation" on the borders of the Union State.
"These should be regular exercises to work out a certain plan in the confrontation with these forces: the West (the Baltic States and Poland) and the south (Ukraine)," BelTA news …
The Presidents of the United States and Ukraine held a telephone conversation on January 2. As noted in the press release of the White House, Joe Biden assured Volodymyr Zelensky that "the United States, its allies and partners will respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine."
The American President expressed support for diplomatic efforts aimed at de-escalating tensions in the region. The efforts include a meeting of representatives of the United States and Russia, scheduled for …
A new round of tough sanctions that the United States threatens Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine could lead to a complete rupture in relations between the two countries, Russian president Vladimir Putin told US President Joe Biden during a telephone conversation held on Thursday evening, the Kremlin’s press service reports.
The 55-minute dialogue, the third since Biden took office, finally set the dates for the upcoming talks on security assurances: January 9-10 in Geneva on a …
Russia is withdrawing some of the forces stationed near the border with Ukraine, amid Western demands for de-escalation, to begin negotiations on security guarantees with NATO and the United States.
More than 10,000 troops of the Southern Military District have been moved to places of their permanent deployment from training grounds, including in the annexed Crimea, Rostov and Volgograd regions, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Saturday, December 25.
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that Ukraine might be preparing a military operation in the Donbas.
"The Ukrainian authorities tried twice to resolve the situation in the Donbas by force. Twice! Although I personally asked Poroshenko: just not a military operation. "Yes, yes," and he began. Result? Encirclement, losses and the Minsk agreements. Are they good or not? I believe that they [the Minsk Agreements] are the only possible ones," Putin said at a press conference.
"[Now] They …
Russia will give a military-technical response to the West if it continues its policy of aggressive behavior, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a board meeting of the Defense Ministry.
According to him, Moscow "has every right" to ensure its security and sovereignty amid the threat of NATO’s expanding military infrastructure, which, if deployed to Ukraine, will reduce the time the enemy missiles can reach Moscow to 7-10 minutes.
"What is happening now, the tension that is developing in …
Belarus is working on obtaining new loans from Russia amid sanctions that have cut off its economy from key foreign currency sources.
Minsk is negotiating a new government loan, as well as additional funds from the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development, which is 90% funded by Russia, said First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Nikolai Snopkov.
"The total amount of the requested funds is $3.5 billion," he said at a meeting with the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko. New …