Ukraine says separatists in east of country targeted its positions with grenade launchers and mortars Ukraine has said one of its soldiers was killed in fighting with pro-Russia separatists in the east of the country, as tensions with Moscow rise. Kyiv has been battling a pro-Moscow insurgency in two breakaway regions bordering Russia since 2014, when theContinue reading “Ukrainian soldier killed in fighting with pro-Russia separatists”
Ukrainian president says Russian aggression is pushing his country towards Nato Nato has said Moscow will have no say in whether Ukraine joins the alliance, rejecting Russia’s push for a de facto veto on its neighbour’s security arrangements and urging it to reverse a build-up of military forces near their shared border. Russian president Vladimir Putin has told western leadersContinue reading “Nato says Russia will have no say in whether Ukraine can join alliance”
Xi accuses West of meddling in Chinese affairs Kremlin says Xi backs Putin push for security guarantees Putin, Xi expected to meet at Beijing Winter Olympics in Feb Trade between Russia and China rising sharply – Putin Russia and China should stand firm in rejecting Western interference and defending each other’s security interests, presidents VladimirContinue reading “Putin and Xi cement partnership in face of Western pressure”
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) fired back at a report on Wednesday of a Russian lawmaker saying the Arizona Democrat should be abducted and imprisoned for his comments on the tense Russia-Ukraine situation. Gallego, who led a group of lawmakers visiting Ukraine over the weekend, said in an interview with CNN on Sunday the delegation had obtained information indicating Russia would “influence and/or invade Ukraine at someContinue reading “Democrat fires back after report of Russian politician calling for his abduction”
Russia said it may be forced to deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe in response to what it believes as NATO’s plans to do the same.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping will discuss tensions in Europe and “aggressive” U.S. and NATO rhetoric during a video call on Wednesday, the Kremlin said. The conversation will take place at a moment of high tension in both countries’ relations with the West, with Beijing under pressure over human rights andContinue reading “Putin and Xi to discuss ‘aggressive’ talk from U.S. and NATO, Kremlin says”
A recent sighting of Putin’s notorious Buk missiles on their way to the frontline does not bode well for talks A flatbed rail wagon speeding through south-west Russia last week carried an ill omen for negotiations to avert a larger war with Ukraine. On board was a Buk-M1, the kind of medium-range surface-to-air missile system thatContinue reading “Russia edges closer to war as new arms arrive on Ukraine’s border”
President Vladimir Putin has lamented the collapse of the Soviet Union three decades ago as the demise of what he called “historical Russia” and said the economic crisis that followed was so bad he was forced to moonlight as a taxi driver. Putin’s comments, released by state TV on Sunday, are likely to further fuelContinue reading “Putin rues Soviet collapse as demise of ‘historical Russia’”
Days after US President Joe Biden’s virtual meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Russia seems to be escalating its hostile rhetoric against Ukraine.
NATO countries have been training Ukraine’s military to better defend itself against what Kyiv and its allies say is Russian aggression. But the Western alliance has refused to work with one of the country’s most effective fighting units which critics describe as a far-right neo-Nazi movement. Al Jazeera’s @Charles Stratford reports from Urzuf in easternContinue reading “Russia-Ukraine tension: NATO sidelines Kyiv’s far-right fighters – Al Jazeera”