Russia’s military says it has prevented a “diversionary reconnaissance” group from breaching the border from Ukraine.
A US official has warned that Russia may target prominent political opponents, anti-corruption activists, and “vulnerable populations” like LGBT+ people in the event of an invasion of Ukraine. The official, who spoke to Foreign Policy anonymously, explained that Russia is “likely” to target anyone who opposes the country’s actions. He said: “As we’ve seen in the past,Continue reading “Russia plotting to kill LGBT+ Ukrainians after invasion, US whistleblower claims”
The United States is evacuating almost all of the staff from its embassy in Kyiv as Western intelligence officials warn that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is increasingly imminent. A senior State Department official said Saturday that a very limited number of staff will stay to keep communications open with the government but all consular operations willContinue reading “US evacuating most Ukraine embassy staff over invasion fears”
U.S. intelligence agencies believe Russia has formed a plan to fabricate a pretext for an invasion of Ukraine, potentially by producing propaganda videos showing a staged attack, the United States said on Thursday. The United States accused Russia of formulating several options to give it an excuse for an invasion of Ukraine amid rising tensions with WesternContinue reading “U.S. intelligence: Russia may stage video to create pretext for Ukraine war”
The two leaders also planned to discuss a united response related to Russian aggression toward Ukraine, a senior Biden administration official said. President Joe Biden met virtually with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Friday morning to discuss regional security and other common threats, such as Covid, the climate crisis and partnering on cybersecurity. The two countries areContinue reading “Biden and Japanese P.M. Kishida expected to discuss North Korea, China”