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””

Estonia plans snap military exercise, razor wire along Russian border

The Estonian government summoned 1,700 reserve soldiers on Wednesday for an unannounced exercise which will include installing a razor wire barrier along 40 km of its border with Russia, as the migration crisis in nearby Belarus intensifies. The EU has accused Belarus of flying inthousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa and pushingContinue reading “Estonia plans snap military exercise, razor wire along Russian border”

Two Russian paratroopers die in Belarus during joint exercises near Polish border

Two Russian servicemen died in western Belarus near the Polish border on Friday during joint airborne exercises with Minsk. The Russian defence ministry said in a statement quoted by Russian news agencies that the two soldiers’ parachutes failed to function properly “due to a sudden strong gust of wind” during their jumps. “Despite the effortsContinue reading “Two Russian paratroopers die in Belarus during joint exercises near Polish border”

West at risk of conflict with Russia, Britain’s army chief says

There is a greater risk of an accidental war breaking out between the West and Russia than at any time since the Cold War, with many of the traditional diplomatic tools no longer available, Britain’s most senior military officer said. General Nick Carter, chief of the defence staff, told Times Radio there was a greaterContinue reading “West at risk of conflict with Russia, Britain’s army chief says”

Russia accuses U.S. military of ‘aggressive’ action in Black Sea region -Ifax

Russian defence ministry said on Friday that U.S. military activity in the Black Sea region was aggressive and posed a threat to regional and strategic stability, the Interfax news agency reported. The ministry added that it had detected six NATO reconnaissance flights over the Black Sea in the past 24 hours. https://www.reuters.com/world/russia-accuses-us-military-aggressive-action-black-sea-region-ifax-2021-11-12/

Poland declares ‘exclusion zone’ at the Belarus border – DW News

The European Union says it’s planning new sanctions against Belarus in RESPONSE to what it describes as state terrorism and human trafficking. EU officials accuse Belarus of flying migrants in from the Middle East, and then sending them to the border to cross into EU territory. Thousands of people are stranded in freezing conditions betweenContinue reading “Poland declares ‘exclusion zone’ at the Belarus border – DW News”

Russia sends nuclear-capable bombers on patrol over Belarus

Russia sent two nuclear-capable strategic bombers on a training mission over Belarus for a second straight day on Thursday in a strong show of Moscow’s support for its ally amid a dispute over migration at the Polish border. The Belarusian Defense Ministry said two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers practiced bombing runs at the Ruzany firing range, locatedContinue reading “Russia sends nuclear-capable bombers on patrol over Belarus”

Germany urges unity as crisis worsens for migrants at Poland-Belarus border

German interior minister says Poland needs support to deal with ‘hybrid threat’ of politically organised migration Germany needs to get the “whole of the democratic world” onboard to support orderly immigration to Europe, its interior minister has said, amid a worsening crisis at the Poland-Belarus border. Horst Seehofer accused Belarus and Russia of exploiting refugeesContinue reading “Germany urges unity as crisis worsens for migrants at Poland-Belarus border”

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