Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed that the appearance of several dozen F-15 and F-16 combat aircraft in Poland is part of the exercises. He stressed that this had nothing to do with the situation on the eastern border of Ukraine

Map. History of Ukraine conflict

15 May 2021
Occupation authorities search the house of Crimean Tatar activist Seyran Taymazov in Kurske village of Bilohirsk district of Crimea
3 week ago
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister says that he discussed with Blinken to obtain urgent military needs
3 week ago
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu: Russia's Southern Military District is increasing its combat capabilities due to NATO's attempts to oppose normalization in several countries of the Caucasus and the Middle East
New satellite imagery shows Su-30 fighter jets and paratroopers (likely 76th Air Assault division) arriving in Crimea. - WSJ3 week ago
New satellite imagery shows Su-30 fighter jets and paratroopers (likely 76th Air Assault division) arriving in Crimea. - WSJ
3 week ago
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu made a statement on the situation on the western borders: the situation in the southwestern strategic direction remains difficult due to attempts by a number of countries to increase their military presence at the Russian borders; US and NATO continue provocations in the Black Sea; Kyiv keeps course towards destabilization in Donbass
Ukrainian Minister of Defense Taran  met with acting United States Ambassador to Ukraine Kristina Kvien, discussed cooperation3 week ago
Ukrainian Minister of Defense Taran met with acting United States Ambassador to Ukraine Kristina Kvien, discussed cooperation
Ukrainian FM @DmytroKuleba asks the int'l community to directly communicate to Moscow displeasure with the Russian troop buildup, to issue new sanctions and to reinforce Ukraine's ability to defend itself in a worst-case scenario.  He hopes for a recommitment to a ceasefire3 week ago
Ukrainian FM @DmytroKuleba asks the int'l community to directly communicate to Moscow displeasure with the Russian troop buildup, to issue new sanctions and to reinforce Ukraine's ability to defend itself in a "worst-case scenario." He hopes for a recommitment to a ceasefire
3 week ago
Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Russia should abide by the ceasefire as a sign of its readiness to return to talks
Ukrainian FM @DmytroKuleba says the obvious buildup of forces on his country's border with Russia is far from the only way the Kremlin is readying an attack. He says paratroopers have been deployed and information warfare & other strategic preparations are underway3 week ago
Ukrainian FM @DmytroKuleba says the obvious buildup of forces on his country's border with Russia is far from the only way the Kremlin is readying an attack. He says paratroopers have been deployed and information warfare & other "strategic preparations" are underway
Security Service of Ukraine found ammunition cache in Luhansk region
Russia has moved warplanes to Crimea and bases near Ukraine to an extent greater than has previously been disclosed, according to commercial satellite photos of areas being used for the military buildup: WSJ3 week ago
Russia has moved warplanes to Crimea and bases near Ukraine to an extent greater than has previously been disclosed, according to commercial satellite photos of areas being used for the military buildup: WSJ
3 week ago
Russian Counter-terrorism committee falsely accuses Ukraine in preparation of terror attacks in occupied Crimea and regions of Russia, and says that these attacks could be prevented
3 week ago
Lukashenka met with Ukrainian MP Evhen Shevchenko
Now NOTAM notifications for pilots say Russia has closed the airspace over southern Crimea between Sevastopol and Feodosiya, as well as over the region's adjacent waters and parts of the Black Sea, for the period between April 20 and 24. For military drills3 week ago
Now NOTAM notifications for pilots say Russia has closed the airspace over southern Crimea between Sevastopol and Feodosiya, as well as over the region's adjacent waters and parts of the Black Sea, for the period between April 20 and 24. For military drills
3 week ago
Security Service of Ukraine has declared high alert of its units in all regions
3 week ago
Joint Forces Operation: 6 ceasefire violations yesterday
Firefighters found another trash can on fire near S. 7th St. & S. 2nd Ave., so there is some group of juveniles running around downtown setting fires
US Department of State: Russia's plan to block parts of the Black Sea to certain maritime traffic is aimed to undermine Ukraine. We support Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, extending to its territorial waters
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed that the appearance of several dozen F-15 and F-16 combat aircraft in Poland is part of the exercises. He stressed that this had nothing to do with the situation on the eastern border of Ukraine
"In general, we have continue to see this build-up increase.that is concerning to us" per @PentagonPresSec on Russian activities, asked if build-up has plateaued at all
3 week ago
Ukraine says all sides have reaffirmed their commitment to reaching a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, after a round of talks involving political advisers and diplomats in the so-called Normandy format
The Pentagon: The presence of our servicemen in Ukraine is routine and has nothing to do with recent developments on the border
"It is certainly bigger than that one in 2014" @PentagonPresSec says of Russia's latest military build-up near Ukraine, again casting doubt on Moscow's explanation it is for military exercises
"We do continue to see that build-up.. we call on Russia to make their intentions more clear" per @PentagonPresSec "We call on the Russians to cease their provocations". No comment on EU estimate that Russia has massed 150,000 troops in Crimea, along Ukraine border
3 week ago
According to Russian media 3-hours long talks of deputies at "Normandy Format" end without any results
Maia Sandu to PACE: My first priority is to put an end to pervasive corruption. Second, we must improve justice. Third, a less corrupt state and an impartial, independent judiciary will create a strong foundation for a functional economy and economic growth in the region
Maia Sandu to PACE: In the past 26 years, the Council of Europe @coe played a crucial role in helping Moldova transition to a more democratic system of governance. I hope we can work together again to re-establish a functional democracy in Moldova
Clashes audible this evening near Donetsk
RAF 32 (The Royal) Squadron BAe 146-200 C3 ZE708 4/19/21 RAF Northolt-Poznan-Kyiv-Heading West  The BAE 146 is primarily tasked in the Command Support Air Transport (CSAT) role3 week ago
RAF 32 (The Royal) Squadron BAe 146-200 C3 ZE708 4/19/21 RAF Northolt-Poznan-Kyiv-Heading West "The BAE 146 is primarily tasked in the Command Support Air Transport (CSAT) role"
While Russia builds up its army against Ukraine, Ukrainian railways report they have fuel for trains just for 4 days because of problems with contracts. This is also a result of failed governance in the railway company3 week ago
While Russia builds up its army against Ukraine, Ukrainian railways report they have fuel for trains just for 4 days because of problems with contracts. This is also a result of failed governance in the railway company
Russia has deployed an unprecedented 150,000 troops at the Crimea and Ukraine's borders, Borrell said. The EU calls for them to leave, but has not agreed on sanctions
EU foreign ministers have decided there will not be any new sanctions on Russia over Navalny or the military build-up on the Ukrainian border according to @JosepBorrellF who spoke to the press after their informal video conference
Russian naval exercise area is completely closed to navigation3 week ago
Russian naval exercise area is completely closed to navigation
3 week ago
Ukraine's @ServiceSsu is to launch large anti-sabotage drills in most of the country's regions, focusing on "the protection of vital infrastructure units, including energy and transport grids."
USAF Tupolev Tu-214ON RF64519 EX-OpenSkies inbound Taganrog
The Navy conducted joint Ukrainian-Romanian PASSEX exercises in the Black Sea3 week ago
The Navy conducted joint Ukrainian-Romanian PASSEX exercises in the Black Sea
3 week ago
Yalta and Alushta on the southern coast of Crimea in the upcoming holiday season will not have enough water even in the most optimistic scenario, water supply rationing cannot be avoided, city officials said
US Navy P8 Poseidon AE6803 departed Sigonella Black Sea mission3 week ago
US Navy P8 Poseidon AE6803 departed Sigonella Black Sea mission
USAF RQ4 Global Hawk FORTE10 active off the coast of Crimea, FORTE10 / 11 are conducting 12h missions from Sigonellla, 24/7 surveillance mission in the area3 week ago
USAF RQ4 Global Hawk FORTE10 active off the coast of Crimea, FORTE10 / 11 are conducting 12h missions from Sigonellla, 24/7 surveillance mission in the area
Water reserves in reservoirs of Simferopol will be enough for 8 months - authorities
Statement by @JosepBorrellF, at today's informal FAC video conference. "On the Ukrainian borders: The situation is very dangerous and we call Russia to withdraw their troops from the Ukrainian borders"
3 week ago
An emergency meeting of the security subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) has been postponed until Tuesday due to the delay from OSCE
USNavy pair of Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers DDG-75 USS Donald Cook and DDG-80 USS Roosevelt passed northbound Kafireas Strait in Aegean Sea after departure from Souda bay NSA3 week ago
USNavy pair of Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers DDG-75 USS Donald Cook and DDG-80 USS Roosevelt passed northbound Kafireas Strait in Aegean Sea after departure from Souda bay NSA
3 week ago
Joint Forces Operation: 8 ceasefire violations yesterday, 1 Ukrainian serviceman killed, another wounded
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