8 December 2022
US State Dept issues readout of Sec State Antony Blinken's conversation today with Poland's foreign minister, Zbigniew Rau, re: Russia and Ukraine
The Times: British government officials said the situation had changed in the last 24 hours, and that Putin had made the decision to invade Ukraine9 month ago
The Times: British government officials said the situation had changed in the last 24 hours, and that Putin had made the decision to invade Ukraine
Union of volunteers of Donbas gathering meeting in Moscow on 19th February9 month ago
"Union of volunteers of Donbas" gathering meeting in Moscow on 19th February
Some users in Kramatorsk, Lysychansk, Druzhkivka, Severodonetsk, Kostyantynivka report issues with Vodafone connection/mobile internet
Russian MoD map showing the 291st Motorized Rifle regimentand 136th Motorized Rifle Brigade returning from Crimea to Chechnya and Dagestan. The 1st Tank Army unit is the 6th Independent Tank Brigade/47th Tank Division9 month ago
Russian MoD map showing the 291st Motorized Rifle regimentand 136th Motorized Rifle Brigade returning from Crimea to Chechnya and Dagestan. The 1st Tank Army unit is the 6th Independent Tank Brigade/47th Tank Division
En route from UN Security Council to Munich Security Conference, both focused on Ukraine, @SecBlinken had a call w UN envoy for Yemen9 month ago
En route from UN Security Council to Munich Security Conference, both focused on Ukraine, @SecBlinken had a call w UN envoy for Yemen
Imagery acquired by @capellaspace on 16FEB2021 shows loading/unloading activity of a Ropucha-class LST at Sevastopol9 month ago
Imagery acquired by @capellaspace on 16FEB2021 shows loading/unloading activity of a Ropucha-class LST at Sevastopol
Commander-in-chief of Ukrainian army Zaluzhny on possible evacuation in occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions says that Ukraine is not planning any offensive operation or targeting of civilians infrastructure. Says such preparations could suggest provocations9 month ago
Commander-in-chief of Ukrainian army Zaluzhny on possible evacuation in occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions says that Ukraine is not planning any offensive operation or targeting of civilians infrastructure. Says such preparations could suggest provocations
[email protected]'s Gen Milley spoke with Britain's Chief of the Defense Staff Adm. Sir Tony Radakin
Nearly half of Russian forces massed near Ukraine are now within 30 miles (48 km) of the border, British sources say - Guardian
House caught fire in Stanytsa Luhanska as result of shelling
Intelligence gathering missions over Ukraine: -RAF  RC-135W Rivet Joint ZZ664  orbiting over Ukraine near Belarus border. -RAF  RC-135W Rivet Joint ZZ664 U-Turn over Poland  -USAF RQ4 Global Hawk heading towards the Donbass9 month ago
Intelligence gathering missions over Ukraine: -RAF RC-135W Rivet Joint ZZ664 orbiting over Ukraine near Belarus border. -RAF RC-135W Rivet Joint ZZ664 U-Turn over Poland -USAF RQ4 Global Hawk heading towards the Donbass
9 month ago
Ukraine will not negotiate with pro-Russian militants, because it is nonsense, said Zelensky
Reports of renewed shelling in the area of Stanytsa Luhanska and area of Lysychansk
Self-propelled artillery filmed today in Borki, Belgorod region
Blinken: Russia says it is drawing down those forces. We don't see that happening on the ground. Our information indicates clearly that these forces including ground troops, aircraft, ships are preparing to launch an attack against Ukraine in the coming DAYS
British Minister of State: We condemn the proposal of the Russian State Duma to recognize the independence of the regions of eastern Ukraine
British Minister of State for Europe and North America: Russia has fabricated a dispute in the Donbass and continues to fuel it
9 month ago
Blinken says he invited Russian foreign minister Lavrov to meet next week to "discuss the steps that we can take to resolve this crisis without conflict." Alongside meetings at NATO-Russia Council and OSCE
Sec Blinken says he is laying out in detail what the US is seeing to push Russia to abandon the path of war & US will be "relieved if Russia does not invade Ukraine and US "will gladly accept any criticism" if there is not an invasion
U.S. Secretary of State Blinken says Russia's military buildup of 'more' than 150,000 troops on Ukraine's border is a 'manufactured provocation'
Blinken: "I am here today not to start a war, but to prevent one. The information I presented here is validated by what we've seen unfolding in plain sight before our eyes for months”
Blinken: "Russia may describe this event as ethnic cleansing or a genocide, making a mockery of a concept that we in this chamber do not take light, nor do I take lightly based on my family history”
At the UNSC, Russian deputy foreign minister urges U.S. not to put itself in an "awkward position" by continuing to make "baseless accusations" about Ukrainian invasion. Speaking immediately after, Blinken says this is "a moment of peril" as Russia prepares for war
"The most immediate threat to peace and security is Russia's looming aggression against Ukraine," @SecBlinken told @UN Security Council
"This crisis directly affects every member of this council and every country in the world," @SecBlinken says at the UN
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister at UNSC: The Ukrainian army is using prohibited methods in eastern Ukraine
9 month ago
Russia is trying to distort reality and accuse Ukraine of shelling - Ukrainian FM Kuleba
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister: The Ukrainian authorities did not implement the provisions of the Minsk agreements
President Zelensky visited frontline today9 month ago
President Zelensky visited frontline today
OSCE chief monitor for Ukraine says monitors have been to site of kindergarten shelling and will report back more details
German fighter jets deployed to Romania
Speaking at the start of high-stakes UNSC meeting today, UN undersecgen @DicarloRosemary says the world cannot afford 'even the possibility' of further conflict in Ukraine
9 month ago
Ukraine, the UK and Poland announce a creation of a trilateral alliance during the UK foreign secretary @trussliz visit to Kyiv. Countries will cooperate in the areas of defense, economy, trade and countering disinformation
British Ministry of Defense: Russia retains a significant military presence that can conduct an invasion without further warning.  Below demonstrates President Putin's possible axis of invasion. He still can choose to prevent conflict and preserve peace9 month ago
British Ministry of Defense: Russia retains a significant military presence that can conduct an invasion without further warning. Below demonstrates President Putin's possible axis of invasion. He still can choose to prevent conflict and preserve peace
9 month ago
Ukraine's defence ministry says shelling from pro-Russian forces has stopped as of 13.00 local time - Reuters
Russia has "enough troops, enough capabilities to launch a full-fledged invasion of Ukraine with very little or no warning time" per @NATO's @jensstoltenberg "That is what makes the situation so dangerous"
9 month ago
Russian foreign Ministry comments on response: it is inappropriate to demand to withdraw troops from certain regions of Russia. Russia demands Ukraine implements Minsk agreements, the West should stop weapons delivery to Ukraine, withdraw what was delivered already, recall all instructors and advisors from Ukraine, prohibition of NATO joint exercises with Ukraine. Russia demands all U.S. troops and weapons withdrawal from Central and Eastern Europe, Baltic countries. Russia expects proposals on non-expansion of NATO. Russia highlights that questions on arms control cannot be considered separately from other points
SecDef Austin: no sign of de-escalation, "quite the contrary we see them add to the more than 150 thousand troops that they have already arrayed on that border even in the last couple of days." Added: "We even see them stocking up their blood supplies"
9 month ago
The Russians have delivered a written response to the United States on Ukraine crisis: "We can confirm that we have received a response from the Russian Federation. It was delivered to Ambassador Sullivan in Moscow today," says a senior State Department official
9 month ago
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the attack on a kindergarten in Ukraine was a "false flag operation designed to discredit the Ukrainians", adding: "We fear very much that that is a thing we will see more of over the next few days"
9 month ago
The Ukrainian MFA has summoned Israel's ambassador to Kyiv to demand an explanation, following Israeli media reports that Jerusalem requested Moscow's assistance in evacuating its citizens from Ukraine in case of war
Ukrainian president @ZelenskyyUa says that there is no other path for Ukraine than joining @NATO
US Defense Secretary said Russia inching troops closer to Ukraine, stocking up on blood supplies. He adds that "I was a soldier myself not that long ago. I know firsthand that you don't do these sorts of things for no reason"
Blinken is now flying to New York before Germany to face off with the Russians at the UN. Blinken will likely be the highest-ranking official there. US official says it's "perhaps the most perilous moment for peace and security since the end of the Cold War"
US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield - "The evidence on the ground is that Russia is moving toward an imminent invasion. This is a crucial moment."
US Defense Secretary: We expect a cyber attack, fabricated activities, and disinformation campaigns before any actual attack
"There is nothing inevitable about this looming conflict. It can still be averted" per @SecDef on #Russia - #Ukraine
"A peaceful outcome that respects #Ukraine's sovereignty & territorial integrity represents the best outcome for Ukraine, to be sure, but also for #Russia & for the Russian people" per @SecDef
"I know firsthand that you don't do these sorts of things for no reason & you certainly don't do them if you're getting ready to pack up and go home" per @SecDef on ongoing #Russia military build-up along #Ukraine
"As President Biden said a couple days ago, we will if we must defend every inch of @NATO territory" per @SecDef "There is no reason, of course, that it should ever come to this. Just like there is no reason for #Russia to again invade #Ukraine"
"#Russia continues building up their military presence along #Ukraine's borders including in #Crimea, #Belarus, and in the #Black Sea" per @SecDef "In many ways, this brings Russian troops right up to @NATO's doorstep"
Russian MoD spox insists Russian troops will return to home bases at the end of exercises in Belarus on Sunday; also says tank forces are returning to Nizhny Novgorod from the Kursk and Bryansk region (bordering Ukraine)9 month ago
Russian MoD spox insists Russian troops will return to home bases at the end of exercises in Belarus on Sunday; also says tank forces are returning to Nizhny Novgorod from the Kursk and Bryansk region (bordering Ukraine)
9 month ago
UK foreign secretary Truss says reports of alleged abnormal military activity by Ukraine in Donbas are a blatant attempt by the Russian government to fabricate pretexts for invasion
President Zelensky:The shelling of a kindergarten in Stanytsia Luhanska by pro-Russian forces is a big provocation. It's important that diplomats and the @OSCE remain in Ukraine, their monitoring activities are an additional deterrent. We need an effective mechanism for recording all ceasefire violations
Joint Forces Operation: 29 ceasefire violations since midnight to 11am. 122mm, 120mm artillery, 82 mm mortars, greande launchers used. Tanks shelled Troitske
Royal Air Force Boeing C-17A Globemaster III reg. ZZ178 as RRR6816 is over Ukraine and will likely land at Kyiv Boryspil Airport9 month ago
Royal Air Force Boeing C-17A Globemaster III reg. ZZ178 as RRR6816 is over Ukraine and will likely land at Kyiv Boryspil Airport
A locomotive depot in Stanytsia Luhanska district of Nova Kindrashivska was also shelled today from non-government controlled territory of Ukraine, Ukrainian railways report. No injured, but a warehouse partially destroyed, locomotive damaged
A new Russian military camp has been set up in northern Crimea9 month ago
A new Russian military camp has been set up in northern Crimea
More reports of damage done by Russian forces attacks on Ukrainian government-controlled territory. A woman in Maryinka, Donetsk region, was injured after a shell landed next to a bus stop, close to a school, head of humanitarian mission Proliska reports
At 10:25 shelling targeted school in Vrubivka9 month ago
At 10:25 shelling targeted school in Vrubivka
Artillery shelling targeted power line near Schastia
9 month ago
Kremlin spox Dmitry Peskov: Ukraine's army has taken "provocative actions that have only intensified in the last day"
Ministry of Defense of Estonia: Russia is ready for war - Russian intel has compiled a list of targets in Ukraine in order to paralyse UA self-defence
9 month ago
Ukrainian FM: Ukrainian Stanytsia Luhanska village was shelled with heavy weapons from the occupied territory of the Donbas. Civilian infrastructure damaged. We call on all partners to swiftly condemn this severe violation of Minsk agreements by Russia amid an already tense security situation
Tensions between police and protesting entrepreneurs in Kyiv9 month ago
Tensions between police and protesting entrepreneurs in Kyiv
Smoke seen at Russian Embassy in Kyiv9 month ago
Smoke seen at Russian Embassy in Kyiv
Shelling near Maryinka, west of Donetsk
Video from site of kindergarten shelling this morning. The kindergarten was on Ukrainian controlled territory
9 month ago
Russian forces 152mm and 122mm artillery targeting Ukrainian positions near Donetsk. Starting 10am at least 50 hits, shelling is ongoing
9 month ago
Lukashenka said that the decision on the recognition of the republics at occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine will be joint with Russia
Joint Forces Operation: Russian occupation forces used artillery to hit kindergarten in Stanytsia Luhanska, also power lines damaged. JFO evacuated civilians to the shelter
Russian forces targeted kindergarten in Stanitsa Luhanska this morning
9 month ago
UK Defense ministry estimating recent additions to Russian forces as amounting to 7000 troops in past 48 hours
Entrepreneurs protesting in Kyiv9 month ago
Entrepreneurs protesting in Kyiv
9 month ago
Joint Forces Operation: 8 ceasefire violations yesterday
Occupation authorities in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk region and Russian media actively reporting that escalation all across the frontline
9 month ago
Artillery is active at Novopavlosky firing range in Luhansk region
Clashes audible near Stanitsa Luhanska.
Clashes audible near Stanitsa Luhanska.
Building damaged in Stanitsa Luhanska
Clashes audible near Zolote-5
On their call today, @POTUS and @OlafScholz "underscored the importance of continued transatlantic coordination on diplomacy and deterrence measures and the reinforcement of NATO's eastern flank if Russia further invades Ukraine," according to the @WhiteHouse
Imagery—again, taken by Capella Space and analyzed by @CSBiggers—shows a thinning Russian military footprint at Bakhchysarai in Crimea and vehicles being loaded onto railway transfer points. Though it's unclear where they're headed & for how long9 month ago
Imagery—again, taken by Capella Space and analyzed by @CSBiggers—shows a thinning Russian military footprint at Bakhchysarai in Crimea and vehicles being loaded onto railway transfer points. Though it's unclear where they're headed & for how long
Israel told Russia ahead of a possible invasion of Ukraine it will need help in evacuating its citizens & diplomats from the country. Israeli officials said the message was passed today in a phone call between foreign ministry DG @AlonUshpiz & Russian DFM Bogdanov
New @Maxar satellite images from the past 48 hours continue to show heightened military activity in Belarus, Crimea, and western Russia. Pics below are from Feb. 15 and show a new pontoon bridge over the Prypyat River in Belarus9 month ago
New @Maxar satellite images from the past 48 hours continue to show heightened military activity in Belarus, Crimea, and western Russia. Pics below are from Feb. 15 and show a new pontoon bridge over the Prypyat River in Belarus
The risk of further Russian military aggression against Ukraine remains, the highest level of vigilance is required; a significant withdrawal of Russian troops has not yet been observed. Chancellor Scholz calls @POTUS9 month ago
"The risk of further Russian military aggression against Ukraine remains, the highest level of vigilance is required; a significant withdrawal of Russian troops has not yet been observed." Chancellor Scholz calls @POTUS
Zelensky: Diplomacy has succeeded in strengthening the armament of the Ukrainian army
9 month ago
Russia continues to build up military capabilities near Ukraine, including armored vehicles, helicopters, and a field hospital: Britain's top defense intel official "Russia has the military mass in place to conduct an invasion of Ukraine" said Lt Gen Sir Jim Hockenhull
The State Dept has stood up a task force on Ukraine in recent days, says @StateDeptSpox. He says it's a large team operating. Task forces are often stood up at the department to coordinate response to high-level situations, often crises, that cut across bureaus & agencies
[email protected] Ned Price says Russia is spreading falsehoods, making up false claims of "genocide" of ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine-possibly as a pretext for another invasion
"We are particularly concerned" of mention by President Putin and others about baseless claims of "genocide" in Donbas as a pretext for military action by Russia in Ukraine, adds @StateDeptSpox
"More Russian forces, not fewer" at the border with Ukraine and they're "moving into fighting position," according to @StateDeptSpox
The @StateDept announces that @SecBlinken will travel to Germany for the Munich Security Conference @MunSecConf-coordinating with allies on Russia's threat to Ukraine will be high on the agenda
The European Parliament has now officially approved (598 for, 55 against, 41 abstentions) the 1.2 billion euro macro-financial assistance package for Ukraine. the hope is that the first disbursement can happen in early March
9 month ago
A U.S. official tells Reuters a service member assigned to the U.S. Embassy Kyiv experienced a "non-injury medical condition" and was transported to the Polish border where a U.S. Army MEDEVAC helicopter transported the service member to a local medical facility
9 month ago
Ukraine's Defence Minister says latest intelligence report shows no evidence of Russian withdrawal, still has 140,000 troops near borders
9 month ago
British troops and tanks have began leaving Sennelager in Germany and bases in the UK and are now on their way to Estonia to reinforce Nato allies
9 month ago
President Zelensky put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on sanctions against Shariy and Guzhva
Local media in Siret, Romania, reported that a UH-60 Black Hawk landed at Ukraine-Romania border crossing.  Video was reportedly filmed today at the border9 month ago
Local media in Siret, Romania, reported that a UH-60 Black Hawk landed at Ukraine-Romania border crossing. Video was reportedly filmed today at the border
9 month ago
Ukrainian FM Dmytro Kuleba: We continue to demand transparency from Russia, which ignored yesterday's meeting in the framework of the Vienna Document
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