Russia has acquired the right to build military bases in Ukraine’s two breakaway regions under treaties signed by President Vladimir Putin with their separatist leaders. Putin on Monday officially recognised the two breakaway regions – the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic – as independent statelets, defying Western warnings that such aContinue reading “Russia now has right to build military bases in eastern Ukraine – treaties”
Russia on Saturday sent a pair of long-range nuclear-capable bombers on patrol over its ally Belarus amid spiraling tensions over Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry said the two Tu-22M3 bombers practiced interacting with the Belarusian air force and air defense during a four-hour mission. The flight followed several similar patrols over Belarus, which borders UkraineContinue reading “Russian bombers fly over Belarus amid Ukraine tensions”
China has joined Russia in opposing further Nato expansion as the two countries move closer together in the face of Western pressure. Moscow and Beijing issued a statement showcasing their agreement on a raft of issues during a visit by Russia’s Vladimir Putin for the Winter Olympics. Mr Putin claims Western powers are using theContinue reading “China joins Russia in opposing Nato expansion”
Ukrainian schools are preparing children for the possibility of a Russian invasion. Armed conflict with Russian backed separatists has been going on for years. But given the latest escalations, schools want their students to be prepared.
Belarus will fight alongside Russia if Moscow invades Ukraine, Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday, even as Russia’s top diplomat said that the Kremlin had no intention of going to war. Belarus’ president said that he would welcome “hundreds of thousands” of Russian soldiers into his country if either Belarus or Russia are attacked. “If thereContinue reading “Ukraine crisis: Belarus ‘will fight alongside Russia’ if Putin goes to war, says Lukashenko”
Although it’s deployed more than 100,000 troops and military hardware to its border, Russia insists it’s not about to invade Ukraine again. The US and its allies aren’t so sure. Caught in the middle, Ukraine is appealing for calm – and more Western weapons to defend itself. We report from the frontlines of the ongoingContinue reading “Ukrainian Soldiers Are Preparing for Russia to Invade (Again) – VICE”
The British government is reporting it has information that the Russian government is planning to “install a pro-Russian leader” in Ukraine. CNN’s Pamela Brown speaks with Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin and Ret. Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling.
Vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach came under fire after saying Putin deserves ‘respect’ and Kyiv will never regain Crimea. The head of the German navy has resigned after coming under fire at home and abroad for saying that Ukraine would never regain the Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. Speaking at an event in NewContinue reading “German navy chief resigns over controversial Ukraine comments”
A new law has now come into effect in Ukraine which will effectively ban access for Russian ships in Ukrainian administered waters. According to this new law, the Russian-owned cargo and passenger vessels will be banned from accessing Ukrainian rivers and reservoirs.