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”
Relations between the Kremlin and its European counterparts hit a low in 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. Republican Senator Mitt Romney told NBC on Sunday that he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to reestablish a “type of Soviet Union.” Russian President Vladimir Putin has made no bones about the fact that heContinue reading “Russia needs to stop clinging to the idea of reviving the Soviet Union, Ukraine ambassador says”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. is planning “things that we have not done in the past” if Russia invades Ukraine. His comments follow days of diplomatic talks and a deadlock on resolving the crisis brewing along the Ukraine-Russia border. Russia has 100,000 troops lined up next to Ukraine, with tanks and artillery.Continue reading “U.S. is ‘fully prepared’ if Russia invades Ukraine, secretary of state says”
Demonstrators in Kyiv and Kharkov fly the blue and gold flag of Kazakhstan, where Russian troops have been sent to quell riots. With their country’s fate being discussed at this week’s US-Russia talks, Ukrainians took to the streets over the weekend to defend their independence and champion an additional cause – that of Kazakhstan’s protests. On Sunday,Continue reading “‘Say no to Putin’: Ukrainians support protests in Kazakhstan”
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.
Ukraine is preparing itself against the Russian troop build-up near its border. Russia is said to have amassed more than 100,000 of its troops along the border with Ukraine. Ukraine is readying itself for the worst.
Russia announced large-scale “attack” and amphibious assault exercises in and around annexed Crimea on Thursday as Western governments continue to sound the alarm over Moscow’s possible invasion of Ukraine. More than 1,200 Russian airborne and artillery troops, as well as chemical and biological forces and 250 pieces of military hardware, will conduct combat firing exercises at theContinue reading “Russia to Stage Large-Scale ‘Attack’ Drills Near Ukraine as Tensions Ratchet”
Ukraine says separatists in east of country targeted its positions with grenade launchers and mortars Ukraine has said one of its soldiers was killed in fighting with pro-Russia separatists in the east of the country, as tensions with Moscow rise. Kyiv has been battling a pro-Moscow insurgency in two breakaway regions bordering Russia since 2014, when theContinue reading “Ukrainian soldier killed in fighting with pro-Russia separatists”
Ukrainian president says Russian aggression is pushing his country towards Nato Nato has said Moscow will have no say in whether Ukraine joins the alliance, rejecting Russia’s push for a de facto veto on its neighbour’s security arrangements and urging it to reverse a build-up of military forces near their shared border. Russian president Vladimir Putin has told western leadersContinue reading “Nato says Russia will have no say in whether Ukraine can join alliance”
President Vladimir Putin has lamented the collapse of the Soviet Union three decades ago as the demise of what he called “historical Russia” and said the economic crisis that followed was so bad he was forced to moonlight as a taxi driver. Putin’s comments, released by state TV on Sunday, are likely to further fuelContinue reading “Putin rues Soviet collapse as demise of ‘historical Russia’”