Russia warns war with Ukraine is ‘highly likely’ and puts troops on ‘combat readiness’ as US vows to respond to invasion

RUSSIA has warned war is ‘highly likely’ with Ukraine following orders to troops to remain ‘combat ready’ after speculation of a Ukrainian invasion. The Kremlin has said that Kiev’s desire to retake Crimea is “direct threat”, as the US vows to respond following growing reports of a Russian invasion. Tensions between Ukraine and Russia haveContinue reading “Russia warns war with Ukraine is ‘highly likely’ and puts troops on ‘combat readiness’ as US vows to respond to invasion”

Latvia calls for permanent U.S. troops to guard against Russia threat

Latvia needs a permanent U.S. military presence to deter Russia and wants to boost its defences with U.S. Patriot missiles, Defence Minister Artis Pabriks said on Monday as NATO’s chief visited allied troops in the Baltic country. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to arrive in Latvia’s capital Riga late on Monday beforeContinue reading “Latvia calls for permanent U.S. troops to guard against Russia threat”

Tucker Carlson railed against a GOP lawmaker, asking why the US should defend Ukraine and not side with Russia

Carlson slammed Rep. Mike Turner for saying the US should defend Ukraine, a US ally, against Russia. Satellite images taken last week showed Russian tanks and artillery amassing at Ukraine’s border. Carlson said the US should back Russia as they help the US counter China.  The Fox News host Tucker Carlson blew a fuse against GOPContinue reading “Tucker Carlson railed against a GOP lawmaker, asking why the US should defend Ukraine and not side with Russia”

Ukraine charges 5 hackers allegedly working for Russia

Ukraine has filed charges of espionage and attempted state overthrow against five people who allegedly were part of a hackers group controlled by Russia. The Security Service of Ukraine said Friday that the hackers group known as “Armagedon” was responsible for some 5,000 cyberattacks on Ukrainian state agencies since 2014. The service said it hadContinue reading “Ukraine charges 5 hackers allegedly working for Russia”

Lukashenko says Belarus may integrate with Russia with no loss of sovereignty

The Belarusian leader stressed that any inter-state union should be based on equality, including in economic matters Minsk is not opposed to integration with Russia within the Union State but this move must not imply any loss of the republic’s statehood and sovereignty, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday. “When we speak about integration,Continue reading “Lukashenko says Belarus may integrate with Russia with no loss of sovereignty”

Taiwan denounces Hong Kong after officials expelled

Taiwanese staff working at the island’s representative office in Hong Kong started leaving the financial hub from Sunday (June 20), after the government there demanded its officials sign a document supporting Beijing’s “one China” claim to Taiwan. Hong Kong has become another source of tension between Taipei and Beijing, especially after Taiwan lambasted a securityContinue reading “Taiwan denounces Hong Kong after officials expelled”

Russian forces fire warning shots at British destroyer in Black Sea – Interfax cites defense ministry

A Russian military ship fired warning shots at British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender after it entered Russian waters in the Black Sea and a Russian jet dropped bombs in its path, Interfax cited Russia’s defense ministry as saying on Wednesday. The Defender left Russian waters soon afterwards, having ventured as much as 3 kilometersContinue reading “Russian forces fire warning shots at British destroyer in Black Sea – Interfax cites defense ministry”

Russia will monitor Ukraine-U.S. military drills and react if necessary – defence ministry

The Russian military will closely monitor upcoming naval drills co-hosted by Ukraine and the United States and react if necessary to protect its own national security, the Russian defence ministry said on Wednesday. The annual Sea Breeze drills, which are focused on the Black Sea area, will involve personnel from a number of NATO countriesContinue reading “Russia will monitor Ukraine-U.S. military drills and react if necessary – defence ministry”

Ireland recognises Israel’s ‘de facto annexation’ of Palestine

Gov’t now set to vote on amendment that, if passed, would expel the Israeli ambassador to Ireland and impose sanctions against Israel. The Irish government has supported a parliamentary motion condemning the “de facto annexation” of Palestinian land by Israeli authorities, in what it said was the first use of the phrase by a EuropeanContinue reading “Ireland recognises Israel’s ‘de facto annexation’ of Palestine”

Zelenskiy: Russian passports in Donbass are a step towards ‘annexation’

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday that Russia’s issuance of its passports to residents of eastern Ukraine was the first step towards annexation of the region. “This is definitely the first step, because the same thing happened once in Crimea, Crimea residents were given Russian passports. This is a big problem,” Zelenskiy told aContinue reading “Zelenskiy: Russian passports in Donbass are a step towards ‘annexation’”

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