Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered so-called volunteer fighters from the Middle East to be brought into Ukraine. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russia knew of “more than 16,000 applications”, according to a statement from the Kremlin. Most “volunteers” are people who had been helped by Russia against the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, ShoiguContinue reading “War in Ukraine: Putin approves use of volunteer foreign fighters from the Middle East “
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’s military says it has prevented a “diversionary reconnaissance” group from breaching the border from Ukraine.
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Meanwhile, separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine order a full military mobilization amid a spike of violence in the region citing an ‘immediate threat of aggression’ from Ukrainian forces Top Ukrainian military officials came under a shelling attack during a tour of the front of the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. The officials fled to aContinue reading “Ukraine Officials Come Under Shelling Attack on Eastern Front”
Russian-backed separatists claimed that Ukraine’s Defense Ministry could have organized the alleged attempted attack. The Russian TASS news site reported that an attempted terrorist attack had been thwarted in Luhansk, a city controlled by pro-Russian separatists in the disputed Donbas region, on Tuesday, amid continuing concerns of a possible Russian invasion into Ukraine. The report claimed thatContinue reading “Russian media reporting ‘thwarted terror attack’ in Donbas”
Senior U.S. military officials arrived in Poland on Saturday amid Russia’s buildup of troops along Ukraine’s border. Meanwhile, American troops are also in Germany and heading to the region to support NATO allies. CBS News correspondent Christina Ruffini reports from the White House and CBS News intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis joins CBSContinue reading “Senior U.S. military officials arrive in Poland – CBS News”
As the tensions along the Ukraine-Russia border heat up, Chinese leader Xi Jinping offered his support to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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”