24 June 2024
2 year ago
Bila Tserkva, Vasylkiv, Myronivka(13:40). Red Alert: aerial threat. Sirens sounding. Take cover now!
2 year ago
Kyiv, Dnipro, Cherkasy, Kramators’k(13:39). Red Alert: aerial threat. Sirens sounding. Take cover now!
2 year ago
Kyiv(13:34). Red Alert: aerial threat. Sirens sounding. Take cover now!
US Department of State: .@SecBlinken joined the EU Foreign Affairs Council today at the invitation of @JosepBorrellF to give a brief on U.S. engagement with Ukraine and Russia and to consult with our EU partners on next steps to jointly deter Russian aggression
France statement on call with @POTUS about Russia-Ukraine @EmmanuelMacron "expressed his deep concern over the situation on the Ukrainian border & the need to work collectively to de-escalate it quickly.must involve strong, credible warnings to Russia"
President Biden:Today, I spoke with European leaders in response to Russia's military buildup on Ukraine's borders. We discussed our joint efforts to deter further Russian aggression, such as preparations to impose severe economic costs on Russia and reinforce security on the eastern flank
2 year ago
The Cabinet of Ministers withdrew the bill on the transition period in the Donbass, which provided rules for the reintegration of the occupied territories
Javelin anti-tank missiles arriving soon to Ukraine from the United States, Pentagon spokesman tells @marthamaccallum. "Air defense systems" also being rushed in. "There's a lot more coming”
No plans for U.S. troops to deploy to Ukraine to deter Russia. If Putin invades, he faces largely "economic consequences," Kirby says
Size of Russian forces around Ukraine "Has gotten bigger. Absolutely" per @PentagonPresSec - "They are in fact adding more"
Per @StateDeptSpox, US still expects to send its written response to Russia re NATO/Ukraine this week, will include response to Russia's proposals and also other issues the US is hoping can be grounds for agreement with Russia
No decision to pull out those US forces currently in Ukraine working as military advisers/trainers, Pentagon spox Kirby says
"It's very clear the Russians have no intention right now of deescalating" per @PentagonPresSec on timing of this announcement of heightened alert
"As of now the decision has been made to pace these units on heightened alerts & heightened alert only" per @PentagonPresSec. Some units been told to be ready to deploy in as little as 5 days, he says "No final decision has been made to deploy them"
DoD press sec Kirby: "The US is taking steps to heighten the readiness of forces at home and abroad so they are prepared to support a range of contingencies, including the NATO Response Force if it is activated"
@PentagonPresSec Kirby announcing steps to ready multi-national NATO response force (NRF) of 40,000 troops "if it is activated to defeat aggression, if necessary" against Russia
.@SecDef has placed "a range of units on a heightened readiness to deploy" - about 8,500 personnel - per @PentagonPresSec
Pentagon taking steps to heighten readiness over Ukraine - including for @NATO response force if activated, per @PentagonPresSec. US "keenly focused" on Russia's military build-up along Ukraine and in Belarus
Psaki on additional US troops to eastern flank NATO allies: "We have never ruled out the option of providing additional assistance in advance of an invasion. Those discussions have been ongoing"
White House says there is no plan to evacuate Americans from Ukraine with military assets. Psaki says people are being encouraged to leave by commercial aircraft
France sees 'path to de-escalation' of Ukraine-Russia tensions: Macron aide
2 year ago
"We are conveying very clearly now that now is the time to leave" Ukraine, says @PressSec of US citizens
US refining its military plans for all scenarios on Ukraine crisis: White House
The NeptuneStrike22 "is the first time since the end of the Cold War that a US carrier strike group has gone under @NATO command, and this exercise will help demonstrate the unity capability and strength of the Transatlantic Alliance," said @PressSec
Speaker Pelosi has asked the White House for an all-member, bipartisan briefing on Ukraine/Russia situation
RAF BAe 146-200 RRR1557 from Kyiv Ukraine2 year ago
RAF BAe 146-200 RRR1557 from Kyiv #Ukraine
2 year ago
"There is no reason to panic": Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Olexiy Danilov called for calm in the face of a possible Russian invasion
EU foreign ministers agree no need to take action to evacuate staff from Ukraine - Borrell
NATO Sec Gen Stoltenberg on whether he's disappointed in Germany says only that Berlin has agreed to send the same message(s) and provide same reinforcements as all other allies
"We have not made any decision to withdraw those people working for @NATO in Kyiv" per SecGen @jensstoltenberg, asked about moves by US, others to evacuate some personnel from Ukraine "This has to be a national decision" he says