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”
Russia and US discuss Ukraine frictions and European security at talks in Geneva with no sign the two sides had narrowed their differences. Russia and the United States gave no sign that they had narrowed their differences on Ukraine and wider European security in talks in Geneva, as Moscow repeated demands that Washington says itContinue reading “US and Russia still at odds after talks over Ukraine tensions”
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said on Friday he had ordered security forces to open fire without warning in order to quell Kazakhstan’s worst unrest in decades, thanking Russia and its allies for their assistance in restoring order. Tokayev said in a televised address that up to 20,000 “bandits” had attacked the financial capital Almaty and were destroying state property.Continue reading “Kazakhstan president authorises security forces to ‘fire without warning’”
Forces from northern Tigray region announce withdrawal from neighbouring regions of Amhara and Afar. Tigrayan forces fighting the central government say they have withdrawn from neighbouring regions in northern Ethiopia, a step towards a possible ceasefire after 13 months of brutal war. “We trust that our bold act of withdrawal will be a decisive openingContinue reading “Tigrayan forces announce retreat to Ethiopia’s Tigray region – Al Jazeera”
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a video call on Tuesday, with the two leaders set to discuss the tense situation in Ukraine.
The United States will impose “severe economic harm” on Russia and boost its military presence in Eastern Europe should Moscow invade Ukraine, the White House warned Monday, laying out the high stakes on the eve of talks between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.
Sergey Lavrov accused the US of risking a “nightmare scenario” in Europe. The top Russian diplomat said NATO was “irresponsibly” expanding its military infrastucture toward Rusisa. Meanwhile, NATO has expressed concerns Russia is on the verge of invading Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday accused the US and NATO of risking a “nightmareContinue reading “Russia’s top diplomat accuses the US and NATO of risking a ‘nightmare scenario of military confrontation’ amid tensions over Ukraine”
The field of debris may be passing by the International Space Station This morning, Russia destroyed one of its own satellites with a ground-based missile, creating thousands of pieces of debris that have spread out into Earth orbit, according to the US State Department. The US has identified more than 1,500 trackable pieces of debrisContinue reading “Russia blows up a satellite, creating a dangerous debris cloud in space”
The chief of an NGO that provided aid to people fleeing Belarus was found hanged in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv. His friends said he had been followed by “strangers.” The body of a Belarusian activist was discovered in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv a day after he was reported missing, police there said on Tuesday. “Belarusian citizen VitalyContinue reading “Belarusian NGO chief found hanged in Ukraine”
The United States on Thursday added Turkey to a list of countries that are implicated in the use of child soldiers over the past year, placing a NATO ally for the first time in such a list, in a move that is likely to further complicate the already fraught ties between Ankara and Washington. TheContinue reading “U.S. adds Turkey to list of countries implicated in use of child soldiers”