Russian troops amass near Ukraine border – WION

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.

Ukrainian soldier killed in fighting with pro-Russia separatists

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”

Russia’s top diplomat accuses the US and NATO of risking a ‘nightmare scenario of military confrontation’ amid tensions over Ukraine

Sergey Lavrov accused the US of risking a “nightmare scenario” in Europe.  The top Russian diplomat said NATO was “irresponsibly” expanding its military infrastucture toward Rusisa. Meanwhile, NATO has expressed concerns Russia is on the verge of invading Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday accused the US and NATO of risking a “nightmareContinue reading “Russia’s top diplomat accuses the US and NATO of risking a ‘nightmare scenario of military confrontation’ amid tensions over Ukraine”

Russia will act if Nato countries cross Ukraine ‘red lines’, Putin says

Deployment of weapons or troops in Ukraine by Nato would trigger strong response, Russian president says Vladimir Putin has warned Nato countries that deploying weapons or soldiers to Ukraine would cross a “red line” for Russia and trigger a strong response, including a potential deployment of Russian missiles targeting Europe. Nato countries have warned PutinContinue reading “Russia will act if Nato countries cross Ukraine ‘red lines’, Putin says”

Ukraine reports ceasefire violations in the east – Reuters

The Ukrainian military reported that two servicemen and one civilian were wounded in the country’s war-torn east, where government forces are fighting against Russian-backed separatists.

NATO monitors Ukraine border for signs of Russian invasion – DW News

Aerial images shared by the United States have sparked concerns of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine. In recent weeks evidence has emerged of an estimated 100,000 Russian troops building up on Russia’s western border. Ukraine says that Moscow is preparing a sea and ground attack from Russian-annexed Crimea and the Donbass region. Kyiv hasContinue reading “NATO monitors Ukraine border for signs of Russian invasion – DW News”

Russian-controlled forces in Donbass raise combat readiness – Ukraine

Russian-controlled forces in eastern Ukraine are increasing combat readiness and have carried out large-scale exercises, the intelligence directorate of Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Tuesday, Kyiv’s latest warning of a potential new conflict. Ukraine and NATO countries have expressed concern that Russian troop movements near Ukraine’s borders could pave the way for an assault. RussiaContinue reading “Russian-controlled forces in Donbass raise combat readiness – Ukraine”

Russia has 90,000 troops near Ukraine border, Kyiv says

Ukrainian defence ministry says Moscow has left military units along the frontier after recent training exercises. Russia has left military units near its border with Ukraine after training exercises, with the number of troops in the area now totalling 90,000, according to the Ukrainian defence ministry. Russian armed forces recently held a series of large-scaleContinue reading “Russia has 90,000 troops near Ukraine border, Kyiv says”

‘Idiotic’: Fury in Ukraine after female soldiers made to march in heels

Female troops were photographed practising for a parade wearing high heels, sparking outrage among lawmakers Ukrainian authorities have found themselves buried in controversy after official pictures showed female soldiers practising for a parade in heels. Ukraine is preparing to stage a military parade next month to mark 30 years of independence following the Soviet Union’sContinue reading “‘Idiotic’: Fury in Ukraine after female soldiers made to march in heels”

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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