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Poland and Lithuania say Ukraine deserves EU candidate status due to ‘current security challenges’

Ukraine deserves European Union candidate status, and Poland and Lithuania will support it in this goal, the presidents of the two countries said in a joint declaration with the Ukrainian president on Wednesday. “We emphasize that, given the significant progress in the implementation of the Association Agreement and internal reforms, as well as the currentContinue reading “Poland and Lithuania say Ukraine deserves EU candidate status due to ‘current security challenges’”

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Ukraine starts drafting reservists aged 18-60 after president’s order

Ukraine on Wednesday has started conscripting reservists aged 18-60 following a decree by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the armed forces said in a statement. The maximum service period is one year. Zelenskiy on Tuesday said he was introducing the conscription of reservists but ruled out a general mobilisation after Russia announced it was moving troops intoContinue reading “Ukraine starts drafting reservists aged 18-60 after president’s order”

Japan announces sanctions on Russia after Ukraine crisis escalation – DW News Asia

The US, the EU and Japan have all taken steps to restrict Russia’s capacity to borrow on international markets. “We’ve cut off Russia’s government from Western financing,” Biden said. “It can no longer raise money from the West and cannot trade in its new debt on our markets or European markets either.” Von der LeyenContinue reading “Japan announces sanctions on Russia after Ukraine crisis escalation – DW News Asia”

Russia now has right to build military bases in eastern Ukraine – treaties

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 accuses Ukraine of attempted border breach – Al Jazeera

Russia’s military says it has prevented a “diversionary reconnaissance” group from breaching the border from Ukraine.

Ukraine – Russia crisis: Satellite images show more Russian troops at border • FRANCE 24 English

Satellite images show new deployments of Russian troops and military equipment near the Ukrainian border. #Russia #Ukraine #Putin

Ukraine Officials Come Under Shelling Attack on Eastern Front

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”

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Russian media reporting ‘thwarted terror attack’ in Donbas

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”

Ukraine crisis: Belarus ‘will fight alongside Russia’ if Putin goes to war, says Lukashenko

Belarus will fight alongside Russia if Moscow invades Ukraine, Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday, even as Russia’s top diplomat said that the Kremlin had no intention of going to war. Belarus’ president said that he would welcome “hundreds of thousands” of Russian soldiers into his country if either Belarus or Russia are attacked. “If thereContinue reading “Ukraine crisis: Belarus ‘will fight alongside Russia’ if Putin goes to war, says Lukashenko”