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”

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”

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”

Allegations of Canadian troops training neo-Nazis and war criminals sparks military review

A review into how Canada approves the foreign military personnel its trains should be ready by early next year but parts of the study will need to remain secret. A review into how Canada approves the foreign military personnel it trains should be ready by early next year, but parts of the study will needContinue reading “Allegations of Canadian troops training neo-Nazis and war criminals sparks military review”

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”

Russian troop movements near Ukraine border prompt concern in U.S., Europe

A renewed buildup of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border has raised concern among some officials in the United States and Europe who are tracking what they consider irregular movements of equipment and personnel on Russia’s western flank. The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matterContinue reading “Russian troop movements near Ukraine border prompt concern in U.S., Europe”

Moldova declares state of emergency over gas crisis

Moldova to seek cheaper natural gas from Europe after traditional supplier Russia hiked prices. Moldova’s parliament has approved a government-requested state of emergency until November 20 as it tries to ease gas shortages amid soaring world energy prices. The eternal flame at a World War II monument in the capital Chisinau has been extinguished dueContinue reading “Moldova declares state of emergency over gas crisis”

Shots fired at Ukraine presidential aide’s car in assassination attempt, officials say

“I don’t know yet who stood behind this,” said Zelenskiy. “Sending me a message by shooting my friend is weakness.” A volley of automatic gunfire hit a car carrying a senior aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday, an incident a senior official called an assassination attempt and Zelenskiy said may have been a message intendedContinue reading “Shots fired at Ukraine presidential aide’s car in assassination attempt, officials say”

Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety

Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country’s LGBT community. Equipped with colorful costumes and rainbow flags, the crowd marched down the central streets of Kyiv, some carrying banners reading “Fight for right!” Participants announced eight demands for Ukrainian authorities, includingContinue reading “Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety”

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