U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday that any Russian troops deployed to eastern Ukraine would not be "peacekeepers" as Moscow has asserted and rejected President Putin's claim that a genocide of ethnic Russians was being committed there
Per a Schumer spox: Leader Schumer has requested an all-Senators briefing on Russia-Ukraine
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Video uploaded an hour ago allegedly from a Russian tank operator (previous videos seem to indicate this as well) as part of a large convoy of tanks in the Belgorod region of Russia, per video author
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Speech by the Keyan ambassador regarding Africa's history & views on the Ukraine crisis
Is the US assessment of an invasion of Kyiv an immediate danger @PressSec declines to offer a timeline but says it's a "real possibility"
Trudeau announces first round of economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis
"We see this as the beginning of a further invasion (by Russia) of Ukraine," says @PressSec
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Video uploaded this evening showing tanks driving in the direction of the Ukrainian border in the Kursk region, Russia
Russian media report explosion in Donetsk. No casulaties
Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Our security guarantees are our army and our diplomacy
Ukrainian FM Kuleba: Plan A is diplomacy to avert war. But if that fails, "Plan B is to fight for every inch of our land and every city and every village. To fight until we win, of course"
Minister Kuleba tells: "No, we do not have such plans to evacuate Mariupol or Kharkiv"
"He attacked the world order" per Ukraibe FM @DmytroKuleba on Putin's actions
"To the extent that we can do anything to avert a worst case scenario," including a potential attack on Kyiv, "we will always pursue that," Blinken says when asked about diplomacy. "But Moscow needs to demonstrate that it's serious
Sec Blinken says his meeting with Lavrov is off because Russia is now beginning its invasion of Ukraine & making clear its wholesale rejection of diplomacy. He says a meeting with Lavrov does not make sense. He sent Lavov a letter informing him of this today
Sec Blinken clearly states that "because of the invasion" by Russian into Ukraine the US is moving on its swift response, he details sanctions & says the US will continue to escalate sanctions if Russia escalates its aggression towards Ukraine"
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered 800 U.S. troops to the Baltic region and eight F-35 fighter jets to NATO's eastern flank. Senior U.S. defense official said 20 AH-64 attack helicopters moving to Baltics and 12 helicopters to Poland
President Zelensky declared call of reservists
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Russian military deployment near Novoozerne, Crimea
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Military convoy filmed in Bile, Luhansk region
The Pentagon: 20 Apache attack helicopters will move from Germany to the Baltic region
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Ukraine's Foreign Minister Kuleba (who is in town for meetings with Secs. Austin and Blinken) has met with President Biden. "President Biden reiterated the readiness of the United States. to respond swiftly and decisively to any further Russian aggression against Ukraine
EU ambassadors took a preliminary decision on the EU sanctions on Russia tonight. final adoption at around 11am tomorrow. then written procedure till 15 and finally the sanctions will be published in the EU official journal later that afternoon
In Volnovakha, Donetsk region about 30,000 people cut from water supply as a result of attacks by Russians, - Ukraine's ombudsman Denisova
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Sentinel-2 imagery taken this morning 08:36 UTC shows at least nine Ilyushin Il-76 military cargo aircraft departing Taganrog-Central Air Base near Taganrog in Russia, located on the shores of the Sea of Azov, 40 km from Ukraine (DPR). Three of them airborne, six taxiing
Putin's speech recognizing Ukraine's breakaway regions is a "rewrite of history": President Biden. Nothing in Russian President's speech indicates that Kremlin is interested in dialogue
Biden says Putin has a "twisted" sense of history. "He explicitly threatened war unless his extreme demands were met. There's no question that Russia is the aggressor"
Putin "directly attacked Ukraine's right to exist," Biden says. "He explicitly threatened war unless his extreme demands were met.nonetheless, there is still time to avert the worst-case scenario." Biden says US and allies still remain open to diplomacy
President Zelensky discussed with heads of factions of Ukrainian Parliament a state of emergency in Donetsk and Luhansk regions
Biden says he's also authorized additional movements of US forces and equipment already in Europe to reinforce Baltic allies. Notes this is totally defensive and "we have no intention of fighting Russia," he says
Biden "In response to Russia's admission that it will not withdraw its forces from Belarus, I have authorized the additional movements of U.S. forces and equipment already stationed in Europe, to strengthen our Baltic allies Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
"None of us should be fooled. None of us will be fooled. There is no justification." - @POTUS on Russia's moves on Ukraine
Biden says he still thinks Russia is planning a major invasion of Ukraine. He says he hopes he's wrong but points to Russia's military presence around Ukraine, including blood supplies. He says: "You don't need blood unless you're starting a war"
US President Joe Biden says: "This is the beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine."
U.S. will impose a first set of sanctions on Russia for moving onto Ukraine's territory: POTUS; - Full blocking sanctions on VEB and military bank; - Sanctions on Russian sovereign debt.; - U.S. will apply sanctions on Russia's elites tomorrow
Biden: "Who in the Lord's name does Putin think gives him the right to declare new so-called countries?"
Biden: "Russia has now undeniably moved against Ukraine by declaring these independent states. So today I'm announcing the first tranche of sanctions to impose costs on Russia in response to their actions yesterday"
All objects of critical infrastructure of the capital region are taken under protection by divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, - Minister Denis Monastyrsky
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Smoke over Russian consulate general in Odesa
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Smoke rising from Russian Embassy In Kyiv, Ukraine. People were seen carrying in boxes earlier. Embassy was ordered to evacuate
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Shelling with MLRS targeting Ukrainian positions near Komyshyvakha from Pervomaisk
Russian Foreign Ministry says Russia establishing diplomatic relations with Donetsk and Luhansk
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Russian forces shelled Muratove village with MLRS
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Good catch from @BVasylchenko. Most of the "Z" markings seen thus far have been inside a square, but this Ural truck with a Msta-B howitzer has one inside a triangle. Possibly indicating different task forces within a larger formation or echelon. This is in Valuyki
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Video uploaded a couple hours ago shows a large amount of Russian forces off-road in the Belgorod region of Russia, per video author
US Defense Secretary: Putin is still able to avoid the explosion of war
At the start of the meeting with FM Kuleba, Austin says: "Russia's latest invasion is threatening the peace and security and prosperity of Ukraine and transatlantic community"
French foreign minister Le Drian offers robust rebuttal to question over French president's mediation efforts on Ukraine, saying he did all in his power to avoid war but Putin's signature and word is now shown to be worthless
Le Drian defending Macron against Putin's humilation says 'what is new is that Putin no longer honours Russia's signature.'
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Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba has arrived at the Pentagon for a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary Austin
French FM Le Drian says he's not planning to meet Lavrov on Friday in Paris. That had been discussed yesterday on basis of no Ukraine invasion. Le Drian implies that when discussed with Lavrov, the latter must have known about Putin's looming move
Russia to evacuate embassy staff from Ukraine, - Russian Foreign Ministry says
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CCTV footage from a building in village near Schastia shows an apparent shelling
Borrell confirms the numbers of people/entities sanctioned: 351 Duma members and 27 officials, entities and commanders
EU ministers unanimously agree package of sanctions on Russia says French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian
Downing Street readout of Boris Johnson's call with French President Emmanuel Macron this afternoon. A Downing Street spokeswoman said: "The Prime Minister spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron this afternoon about the chilling developments in Ukraine last night"
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Water supply cut to Popasna town as result of shelling of water supply station near Zolote-3 village
Even tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine is a strategic threat for Russia - Putin
An armed "anti-Russia" represented by Ukraine is unacceptable for the Russian Federation, especially in view of Kyiv's current nuclear ambitions, - Putin said
Putin: Ukraine should recognize Crimea as part of Russia
Putin: Ukraine should abandon NATO path and declare neutrality
Russia stands for demilitarization of Ukraine - Putin
Putin: we recognized Donetsk and Luhansk in the borders as described in their constitutions
Putin: Minsk agreements are no longer exist
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"There is the real risk" of an all-out war between Russia and Ukraine, warns NATO chief Stoltenberg
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Biden remarks moved up to 1pm EST
NATO Secretary General: There is still a possibility to avoid an all-out war
This is the most dangerous moment in European security for a generation, says @jensstoltenberg. He adds "every indication" is that Russia continues to plan a full-scale attack on Ukraine: forces continue buildup, moving to strike positions & the Donbas declaration is a pretext
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"This is the most dangerous moment for European security in a generation," says NATO chief Stoltenberg. "We commend Ukraine for its restraint in not responding to Russia's repeated provocations," he adds. "We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and its government"
Russian Federation Council allowed Putin to use the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation abroad
Senator of Russian Federation Council Klishas: The total number of formations of the Armed Forces, the duration of their stay and the territory of stay will be determined by Putin
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Foreign Secretary Liz Truss: The G7 Foreign Ministers strongly condemn Russia's violation of their international commitments. We agreed a strong package of coordinated escalatory sanctions in response. Our support is unwavering for the territorial integrity of Ukraine
Putin signed agreements on official military help to occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine
Deputy Defense minister of Russia Pankov explaining senators of Federation Council why Putin asking to deploy troops to Ukraine: Ukraine deployed 60 000 troops in Eastern Ukraine, NATO is providing Ukraine with weapons, also citing false accusations of latest days circulated by Russian media
At 2 p.m., President Biden will make remarks on Russia and Ukraine. The White House has teased more sanctions in light of Putin's moves yesterday
Head of Russian Federation Council Matvienko before closed meeting: Putin asked to allow using army abroad
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Fire is still burning at Schastia power plant, firefighters can not extinguish the fire at the moment
CzechRepublic Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon Russia ambassador on Wednesday. Demands explanation of recent development in Ukraine. Ambassador will meet deputy MFA
President Zelensky:Phone conversations with partners continue. Briefed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on the security situation in the region. We agreed to make joint efforts for a peaceful settlement
Hungary defense ministry says the country will deploy some troops near its border with Ukraine, in part to prepare for humanitarian work
Sanctions package should include Nord Stream & NordStream2, SWIFT and Putin in person - Poland's deputy PM Kaczyński
Zelensky: Had a phone conversation with @RTErdogan. Expressed gratitude for supporting of Ukraine position on the latest provocative decisions of Russia
"This is the beginning of an invasion," says Deputy NSA Finer on CNN. "An invasion is an invasion & that is what is underway." But he also says that Russia is "making overt what it has denied" by sending in troops to the Donbas because Russian troops have been there for 8 yrs
Secretary General @jensstoltenberg will brief the media after an extraordinary meeting of the NATO - Ukraine Commission today around 17:00 (CET) @NATO HQ
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus: Belarus supports peaceful resolution of conflict in eastern Ukraine, and welcomes Russian statement on openness to diplomacy. Blames U.S and EU in escalation of the situation in the region
Occupation authorities in parts of Donetsk region claim for the first time since 2018 BM-21 was used against Donetsk city
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said Britain would sanction five Russian banks and three high net worth individuals including Gennady Timchenko
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Another video of Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters flying over Kalinkavichy (Gomel region, Belarus) today (22.02)
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Tank broken at Volokonovka in Belgorod region
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Ka-52 "Alligator" reconnaissance and attack helicopters, Mi-24 "Crocodile" attack helicopters and Mi-8 multi-purpose helicopters were seen in the sky over Kalinkavichy (Gomel region, Belarus) today (22.02)
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Troops at Gusev, Rostov Oblast
Russian Foreign Ministry: Russia is not going to send troops to the Donetsk and Luhansk so far
Russian Federation Council ratified agreements with Donetsk and Luhansk on friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance, including military assistance
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Tanks filmed in Valuyki today
Putin to President of Azerbaijan Aliyev: Russia supports sovereignty of former Soviet Republics, except of Ukraine, situation there is different cause of "external influence"
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Infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled artillery near Sambek close to the border with Donbas.
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Transformer caught fire after Russian forces shelled Luhanska Power Plant in Schastia
Zelensky stated that Ukraine will not consider the request of occupation authorities to withdraw Ukrainian troops from the controlled territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions: We do not communicate with them, we can not understand who is them
Scholz says Nord Stream 2 won't be certified and he has instructed a new assessment of how Germany's energy supplies can be secured. "The situation has fundamentally changed"
Head of occupation authorities in parts of Donetsk region wants whole Donetsk region