U.S. discussing military deployment near Ukraine with NATO as West steps up response to Russian threats

Among the options presented to the president was to move troops and equipment from other parts of Europe into Poland, Romania and other countries neighboring Ukraine. The United States is discussing the deployment of American military forces to Eastern Europe with its NATO allies, a senior administration official said Monday, as President Joe Biden weighs options forContinue reading “U.S. discussing military deployment near Ukraine with NATO as West steps up response to Russian threats”

U.S. intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive

There are signs that the White House and Kremlin are close to arranging a conversation next week between Biden and Putin. President Joe Biden has pledged to make it “very, very difficult” for Russia’s Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine as U.S. intelligence officials determined that Russian planning is underway for a possibleContinue reading “U.S. intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive”

What is behind Russia’s build-up of troops behind the Ukrainian border? – DW News

“We’re the ones that keep other people awake at night”: That’s the impact US Marine Corps Brigadier General Simon Doran hopes this massive show of NATO power has on Russian military planners plotting their next moves. Doran is the senior American representative serving with the UK’s Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21), the largest fifth-generation carrierContinue reading “What is behind Russia’s build-up of troops behind the Ukrainian border? – DW News”

West at risk of conflict with Russia, Britain’s army chief says

There is a greater risk of an accidental war breaking out between the West and Russia than at any time since the Cold War, with many of the traditional diplomatic tools no longer available, Britain’s most senior military officer said. General Nick Carter, chief of the defence staff, told Times Radio there was a greaterContinue reading “West at risk of conflict with Russia, Britain’s army chief says”

Russia accuses U.S. military of ‘aggressive’ action in Black Sea region -Ifax

Russian defence ministry said on Friday that U.S. military activity in the Black Sea region was aggressive and posed a threat to regional and strategic stability, the Interfax news agency reported. The ministry added that it had detected six NATO reconnaissance flights over the Black Sea in the past 24 hours. https://www.reuters.com/world/russia-accuses-us-military-aggressive-action-black-sea-region-ifax-2021-11-12/

Unity Day: Putin proclaims Crimea forever a part of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the national Unity Day holiday with a trip to Crimea, declaring the region will always be a part of Russia. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, a move that Western countries regard as illegitimate, in the wake of the overthrow of Ukraine’s Kremlin-friendly president. Putin exalted the annexation whileContinue reading “Unity Day: Putin proclaims Crimea forever a part of Russia”

Oil spill in Black Sea much bigger than reported – Russian scientists

An oil spill off Russia’s Black Sea coast over the weekend spread over an area of nearly 80 square kilometres and was much larger than initially thought, scientists at Russia’s Academy of Sciences (RAN) said on Wednesday citing satellite imaging. A leak occurred as the Greek-flagged Minerva Symphony tanker took on oil at the Yuzhno-OzereyevkaContinue reading “Oil spill in Black Sea much bigger than reported – Russian scientists”

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”

Russia to Withdraw Troops From Ukraine Border, Crimea

The buildup had raised alarms in the West of renewed clashes in eastern Ukraine. Russia will begin withdrawing its military forces from the Ukrainian border starting Friday, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Thursday, after the buildup had raised alarms in the West of renewed clashes. Speaking during snap readiness exercises in annexed Crimea, Shoigu ordered the generalContinue reading “Russia to Withdraw Troops From Ukraine Border, Crimea”

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