Russia deploys coastal missile system on island chain near Japan

Russia has deployed its Bastion coastal missile defence system to a remote part of the Kuril island chain in the Pacific near Japan, the Ministry of Defence’s Zvezda TV channel said on Thursday. Japan lays claim to the Russian-held southern Kuril islands that Tokyo calls the Northern Territories, a territorial row that dates back toContinue reading “Russia deploys coastal missile system on island chain near Japan”

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”

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”

Latvia calls for permanent U.S. troops to guard against Russia threat

Latvia needs a permanent U.S. military presence to deter Russia and wants to boost its defences with U.S. Patriot missiles, Defence Minister Artis Pabriks said on Monday as NATO’s chief visited allied troops in the Baltic country. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was due to arrive in Latvia’s capital Riga late on Monday beforeContinue reading “Latvia calls for permanent U.S. troops to guard against Russia threat”

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”

Zelenskiy says Ukraine uncovers coup plot involving Russians; Kremlin denies role

Zelenskiy says plotters tried to rope in Ukraine’s richest man Tycoon Akhmetov: Zelenskiy’s statements are “absolute lie” Ukraine fully prepared for Russia escalation: Zelenskiy Ukraine sovereign bonds tumble on security concerns President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday said Ukraine had uncovered a plot to overthrow his government next week, involving individuals from Russia caught on tapeContinue reading “Zelenskiy says Ukraine uncovers coup plot involving Russians; Kremlin denies role”

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”

Germany refuses to take in stranded migrants after calls from Minsk – DW

Germany has rejected calls from Minsk for the European Union to take in migrants stranded at the Belarus-Poland border. EU member states have also made it clear they won’t be blackmailed by Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko. He is demanding they take in thousands of migrants. They’re facing harsh winter conditions out in the forests alongContinue reading “Germany refuses to take in stranded migrants after calls from Minsk – DW”

Poland says Belarus border crisis may be prelude to “something worse”

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned on Sunday that the migrant crisis on the Belarus border may be a prelude to “something much worse”, and Poland’s border guard said Belarusian forces were still ferrying migrants to the frontier. The European Union accuses Belarus of flying in thousands of people from the Middle East and pushingContinue reading “Poland says Belarus border crisis may be prelude to “something worse””

Israel Surveils Palestinians in West Bank in Massive Facial Recognition Program

Israeli soldiers have begun using a facial recognition technology called Blue Wolf that alerts them whether Palestinians should be detained based on prior information about them, The Washington Post reports Israeli soldiers have been involved in an organized effort to take photos of Palestinian residents of the West Bank town of Hebron and have evenContinue reading “Israel Surveils Palestinians in West Bank in Massive Facial Recognition Program”

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