"There are a number of things" @POTUS will want to discuss with Russia's Putin in their upcoming call, per @SecDef. "There is a lot of space here for diplomacy" he adds
US committed "to making sure Ukraine has what it needs to protect its sovereign territory" per @SecDef
On Russia-Ukraine: "We remain focused on this. They've invaded before" per @SecDef - "We are certainly committed" to Ukraine, he adds
Top Army officer Gen. James McConville is "very concerned" about Russia's growing military posture near the Ukrainian border, he says at RNDF. "That gives a lot of options to the Russians."
Ukrainian border guards say that neither violation of border by Ukrainian helicopter was recorded, nor message about violation received from Belarusian side as it claimed
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An Airbus A330 passenger plane of the Russian airline Aeroflot making the Tel Aviv-Moscow flight on December 3 was forced to make an emergency flight altitude change near Sochi due to the presence of a reconnaissance aircraft RC-135V
Biden and Putin to hold a secure video call on Tuesday to discuss Ukraine and wide range of other topics, according to White House official
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During the week, experts on the assessment of the air defense system of the United States of America worked in the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Belarusian Border Guards claimed Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter violated Belarusian airspace near Novaya Rudnia
Dmitry Medvedev presented Edinaya Rosiya membership tickets to heads of occupational administrations of parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine
18 hour ago
US Army (Lasai) CL-600 ARTEMIS N488CR Black Sea Mission
Joint Forces Operation: 6 ceasefire violations yesterday, 1 Ukrainian serviceman wounded
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Video uploaded 18 hours ago showing a Russian convoy in Crimea including BTR's, towed artillery, date of footage not known
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Military echelon filmed in Crimea
"deeply concerned by evidence" Russia's planning "aggressive actions" vs Ukraine But no comment on report Russian offensive could include 175k troops, multiple fronts "We will not get into intelligence assessments" per LtCol Tony Semelroth
"Asked if he accepts Putin's red line in Ukraine, @POTUS replies: "I won't accept anybody's red line." (via pooler @georgecondon)
"We've been aware of Russia's actions for a long time and my expectation is we're going to have a long discussion," replies @POTUS, before boarding Marine One, when asked by a reporter about the troop buildup along the Ukraine border
AP source: US intelligence determines Russia planning possible offensive against Ukraine to begin as soon as early 2022
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Washington Post: "U.S. intelligence has found the Kremlin is planning a multi-front offensive as soon as early next year involving up to 175,000 troops" "The plans involve extensive movement of 100 battalion tactical groups with an estimated 175,000 personnel"
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Video of military movements in Donetsk
As a result of the shelling of enemy forces today, December 3, 2021, the following settlements were left without electricity: Kindrashivka station and Malynove village
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The Russian MoD said Russian Su-27 and Su-30 fighters were raised to meet US RC-135 and CL-600 Artemis reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea today
: In conversation with Putin, Biden will express a "strong desire for greater predictability, stability" in the US-Russia relationship and the administration's intention "to stand up resolutely against any reckless or aggressive actions that Russia may pursue"
Zelensky: Had a telephone conversation with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed
Biden: We are in constant contact with European partners on Ukraine
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Asked about Russia-Ukraine border tensions, @POTUS replies he's putting together the "most comprehensive and meaningful set of initiatives to make it very, very difficult for Mr. Putin to go ahead and do what people believe he may do”
Russia has positioned more forces near Ukraine border and is erecting supply lines such as medical units and fuel that could sustain a drawn-out conflict should Putin move to invade, officials tell CNN
Ukraine's military intelligence says militants in occupied Donbas led by Russia's 8th CCA command are holding drills to exercise putting troops on hight combat alert. Besides, their artillery is also training hard
Russia urgently needs guarantees that NATO will not move eastward, "it cannot continue this way," the Kremlin said.
FM @DmytroKuleba to @AFP: "It's Russia who has been pushing boundaries, and it's Russia who was violating international law. I reject the idea that we have to guarantee anything to Russia. It's Russia who has to guarantee it will not continue its aggression against any country"