6 July 2022
5 month ago
Zelensky says the White House is making the Russian invasion threat "as burning as possible" - "in my opinion, this is a mistake." Again criticizes withdrawals of staff/families from Western embassies - says the moves were "redundant and wrong"
5 month ago
Zelensky: "I don't think the White House is going very wrong in their analysis. I think that they are participating in this informational situation that is created around our borders"
5 month ago
Zelensky says "we do see" the 100,000 Russian troops. "If it happens, it will be open war. A horrible war, and we understand these things"
5 month ago
Zelensky says it was a "mistake" for Western embassies - the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia - to withdraw families and non-essential staff. "In these circumstances, everyone is essential"
5 month ago
Zelensky says Putin invited him to Sochi, asks why there: "Do you want me to ski there?" Suggests Odessa instead. "Let's swim in the sea."
5 month ago
Zelensky, still asking questions to Putin: "Why are you proposing things that won't work? This is just blunt cynicism at high level."
Zelensky: I don't want Ukraine to be a result between president Biden and President Putin. President Biden assured me that nothing will be decided behind Ukraine's back about the destiny and future about our country5 month ago
Zelensky: I don't want Ukraine to be a result between president Biden and President Putin. President Biden assured me that nothing will be decided behind Ukraine's back about the destiny and future about our country
5 month ago
Zelensky says he'd ask Putin: "Why do you need so many soldiers there?.... Why do you need to have drills specifically on that territory, on that border?... What is this sado-masochism? What is the pleasure of someone being afraid?"
5 month ago
Zelensky says he hopes to see three-way negotiations between the US, Russia and Ukraine
5 month ago
Zelensky: "I don't want Ukraine to be the result of an agreement between President Biden and President Putin"
Zelensky, president of Ukraine: If there is a war, tell which army or which country is going to come to defend us: none. But if Ukraine is in NATO and something happens, they would have to defend us and that is a very serious challenge5 month ago
Zelensky, president of Ukraine: "If there is a war, tell which army or which country is going to come to defend us: none. But if Ukraine is in NATO and something happens, they would have to defend us and that is a very serious challenge"
5 month ago
Zelensky, asked about Germany's role in the crisis, says Berlin has important influence in Europe. "That's why we expect you to help us"
5 month ago
Zelensky wandering into internal Ukrainian divisions - talking about how oligarchs and some of the former political elite "don't care what is happening in the country."
5 month ago
Zelensky: "The biggest risk is to fail to hold the country together. Domestic destabilization. This is the weakest link"
5 month ago
Zelensky hints that if war starts in Ukraine, there will also be Russian provocations against the Baltic states - asks whether NATO will act. "Are they convinced they will be protected, defended - that somebody's going to die for their statehood"
5 month ago
Zelensky says he does see the threat of a proxy war involving cyberattacks and information warfare - possibly also "subversive" attacks (he mentions a grenade exploding). "The threat is constant.. We have learned to live with this"
5 month ago
Zelensky, asked what Ukrainian government is doing to prepare for possibility of attack, says "we should have no panic. We have a powerful army"
5 month ago
Zelensky: "We have to be very careful in how we speak out.. We can't say that the war will happen tomorrow." Points out (correctly) that some analysts have been predicting imminent war since November
5 month ago
Zelensky: "We may lose the economy of our country. People come first." Repeats that Russian threat is the same as in April 2021
5 month ago
Sky News asks Zelensky if he's playing down the threat of a Russian attack to preserve Ukraine's economy. Replies: "I think you mistake me for another President of Ukraine"
5 month ago
Zelensky says Russian military build-up is "psychological pressure" aimed at affecting negotiations
5 month ago
Zelensky speaking to foreign media: "If you look only at the satellites, you will see the increase of troops. You can't assess whether this is a threat, an attack, or a simple rotation"
5 month ago
Zelensky asked a tough Question: What does he think he knows that President Biden doesn't know? Answer: "I think I have my own secrets, just like the President of the United States
5 month ago
Zelensky, answering Question about money laundering, talks about post-Soviet oligarchs that plague both Russia and Ukraine. Says Russian escalation has distracted his government from de-oligarchization efforts
5 month ago
Zelensky asking why West says it will only sanction Russia after it attacks Ukraine. Says the sanctions are designed to defend the EU and NATO - not Ukraine
5 month ago
Zelensky: "Tell us openly we will never get into NATO" (if there is no clear road map soon)
5 month ago
Zelensky: "We understand right now perfectly well that if we are not part of NATO, then we are on our own in terms of protecting outselves"
5 month ago
Zelensky praises $120-million loan from Canada as helping Ukraine stabilize its economy
5 month ago
Zelensky says "unbalanced, unreasonable information policy" has caused extensive economic damage to Ukraine
5 month ago
Zelensky: "Do we have tanks on the streets, no?" says media creating a false impression of what's happening in Ukraine. "We don't need this panic."
5 month ago
Zelensky: "We do not see a bigger escalation than before. Yes the number of troops has gone up. I don't think the situation is more intense than [in April 2021]
5 month ago
Ukrainian President Zelensky asked about his phone call with Biden suggests he knows the situation around his country better than the US President. "It's important [Biden] should know the situation from me, not from intermediaries."
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5 month ago
Asked whether it is correct that Foreign Secretary @trussliz will be travelling to Russia in the next 2 weeks, a @FCDOGovUK spokesperson said: "We will update any Foreign Secretary travel plans in the usual way"
Potential Russia Cyber attack on Ukraine: "@NATO allies provide significant support to Ukraine both to bolster their cyber defenses, share information & to share best practices" per SecGen @jensstoltenberg He also notes a cyber attack on NATO allies can trigger Article 5
"If Russia wants less @NATO at its borders then they have actually achieved exactly the opposite" per SecGen @jensstoltenberg. "And if they use force again against Ukraine, they will achieve even more NATO at their borders"
"The consequences are different if they invade a part of Ukraine than if they invade a NATO ally," Stoltenberg says, but if Russia uses force again against Ukraine, there will be "even more NATO at their borders"
"I'm absolutely certain that Russia understands it will have to pay a high price" if it renews force against Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says at ACFrontPage event
"There are some differences between allies, I don't try to hide that. But that's a different thing than a commitment to protect and defend all allies," Stoltenberg says, stressing differences are between types of support to Ukraine, not defending NATO territory
NATO Secretary General: Ukraine is capable of inflicting painful military strikes on Russia
"@NATO is already in the region, we already have assets on the ground in the Black Sea region, in the Baltic region" per SecGen @jensstoltenberg. "We have the high readiness force that can be deployed in days" he says, noting units have already put on heightened readiness
NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg says he is 'absolutely confident' France and other NATO allies will be able to deploy forces if needed
"What we have seen is a continued military build-up by Russia. More troops, heavy equipment" per @NATO SecGen @jensstoltenberg. Says Moscow also sending advanced equipment, helicopters, S400 missile defense systems to Belarus
"There's no certainty about the Russian plans and maybe they have not made any final decision," Stoltenberg says
5 month ago
Putin told Macron that the US and NATO responses do not address major Russian concerns, including not expanding NATO eastward, returning the alliance's 1997 borders, and not deploying strike systems near Russian borders
Putin tells Macron that West 'ignored' Russia's security concerns: Kremlin
Big military camp south to Rechitsa
5 month ago
Putin had convened the Russian Security Council on foreign policy. “Russian Foreign Ministry prepares draft foreign policy concept taking into account changes in international politics” - Putin
5 month ago
"The threat [of a Russian invasion of Ukraine] is very real," says US Amb to Russia Sullivan, "and it's imminent." He says since last April's initial military buildup, the Kremlin has greatly increased its capacity for an incursion, including now through Belarus
US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan says while Moscow insists it has no plans to invade Ukraine, the facts on the ground tell a very different story. He says the current troop buildup would allow such an attack with no forewarning5 month ago
US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan says while Moscow insists it has no plans to invade Ukraine, "the facts on the ground tell a very different story." He says the current troop buildup would allow such an attack "with no forewarning"
USAF C17 Globemaster III RCH430 en route to Lviv Ukraine from Jordan
5 month ago
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen expressed "empathy" for Ukraine's situation due to the military threat the island faces from China, saying force was not the solution to resolving disputes
Security Service of Ukraine exposed suspected agent of Russia in Kyiv5 month ago
Security Service of Ukraine exposed suspected agent of Russia in Kyiv
5 month ago
Lavrov claims "someone would like to provoke military actions around Ukraine"
Foreign office Secretary Liz Truss and FM of Germany @ABaerbock discussed: The severe cost of Russian aggression against Ukraine; Working together as @NATO allies to defend European security; Russia must de-escalate and pursue a path of diplomacy5 month ago
Foreign office Secretary Liz Truss and FM of Germany @ABaerbock discussed: The severe cost of Russian aggression against Ukraine; Working together as @NATO allies to defend European security; Russia must de-escalate and pursue a path of diplomacy
5 month ago
Considering evacuation of western diplomatic missions from Ukraine, Russia could consider evacuation of its diplomats to avoid provocations - Lavrov
5 month ago
The United States is cynically using Ukraine against Russia, - Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
Holocaust monument was vandalized in Dnipro city
Security Service of Ukraine detained suspected Russian agent in Odesa, who planned terror attacks, including painting monuments and arson attacks on volunteer organizations offices
Protesters gathering at Appeal court of Kyiv before hearing in Poroshenko case5 month ago
Protesters gathering at Appeal court of Kyiv before hearing in Poroshenko case
USAF  RC-135V Rivet Joint HOMER51 active off teh coast of Crimea and USAF RQ4 Global Hawk FORTE12 en route to Ukraine5 month ago
USAF RC-135V Rivet Joint HOMER51 active off teh coast of Crimea and USAF RQ4 Global Hawk FORTE12 en route to Ukraine
Lukashenka: we will return Ukraine to our Slavic brotherhood5 month ago
Lukashenka: we will return Ukraine to our Slavic brotherhood
5 month ago
Joint Forces Operation: 2 ceasefire violations yesterday. In Luhansk region infiltration attempt foiled
The White House says President Joe Biden warned Ukraine's president Thursday that there is a "distinct possibility" Russia could take military action against Ukraine in February
The United Kingdom supports @USUN in calling for a meeting of the Security Council on Ukraine next week. The build up of Russian forces on Ukraine's border is a matter of crucial importance to international peace and security
WH readout of Biden-Zelensky call:
5 month ago
President Zelensky: Had a long phone conversation with @POTUS. Discussed recent diplomatic efforts on de-escalation and agreed on joint actions for the future. Thanked President @JoeBiden for the ongoing military assistance. Possibilities for financial support to Ukraine were also discussed
Meeting with Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store of Norway, another item that was not previously listed on @POTUS schedule
"An incursion could be imminent" per @PentagonPresSec. "We'd like to see a deescalation. We'd like to see those [Russian] troops go back home" he adds, reiterating @DeptofDefense believes there's still a chance for diplomacy to prevail
[email protected], asked about criticism of US rhetoric & ordered departure of family members from Kyiv, responds: "I do not think us voicing our concerns regarding what Moscow may well have in store is bringing us any closer to conflict"
EUCOM commander Gen. Tod Wolters as a combatant commander "can move forces around interests at his own discretion," Kirby said, but "there is a constant dialogue between general Walters and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, as well as [SecDef Austin
US troops based in Europe have also been placed on alert for possible deployment to bolster NATO defenses - @PentagonPresSec
5 month ago
Josep Borrell Fontelles: Debriefed @DmytroKuleba in phone call on this week's Foreign Affairs Council and EU-US ministerial discussions. Conveyed continued and strong determination and unity in support for Ukraine. We work on more ways to assist Kyiv in facing wide scale of challenges and threats
US seeing "more accumulation of credible combat forces" in past 24 hours by Russia in areas surrounding Ukraine, including in Belarus, per @PentagonPresSec
"We still believe there is time & space for diplomacy" per @PentagonPresSec on Russia-Ukraine. But says lack of results is reason for additional/continued US support for Ukraine
5 month ago
MORE on US troops: those on heightened alert include elements of the 82nd Airborne, per @PentagonPresSec
US troops placed on heightened alert due to Russia-Ukraine situation based at Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, other bases to include medical support, aviation support, logistics support & combat ready units, per @PentagonPresSec. Kirby adds still NO deployment orders
US urges China to use 'influence' with Russia to discourage Ukraine invasion
Victoria Nuland @UnderSecStateP says Nord Stream 2 "will not move forward" if Russia invade Ukraine, which goes farther than what Germany has said publicly
Military equipment at Maslovka station in Voronezh region5 month ago
Military equipment at Maslovka station in Voronezh region
Truck with missile containers filmed in Rostov-on-Don
5 month ago
Zelensky and Biden will have a telephone conversation today - Office of President. To discuss issues of security, escalation and providing Ukraine with additional assistance
5 month ago
Ukrainian peacekeepers targeted ADF - Allied Democratic Forces camp in Kivu
"SHAME" is scrawled in spray paint on the sidewalk in front of the Belarusian embassy in D.C
Official announcement of German chancellor's visit to DC to meet with Biden on Feb 7
5 month ago
Authorities in occupied parts of Luhansk region of Ukraine report death of one of their militiaman near Veselohorivka village
Military convoy filmed in Sudzha, Kursk region5 month ago
Military convoy filmed in Sudzha, Kursk region
5 month ago
President of Turkey Erdogan will go to Ukraine on February 3 and meet with President Zelensky
Commander of National Guard of Ukraine general-colonel Mykola Balan has resigned
Polish Sejm has adopted resolution on solidarity with Ukraine
5 month ago
US Navy P8 Poseidon AE6898 and French Navy Breguet Atlantique ATL 2 FNY5627 keeping an eye on the Russian Flotilla en route to the Black Sea
5 month ago
Ukraine's parliament has just ratified a deal with Great Britain to get a 1.7 billion pound sterling loan to get warships and naval infrastructure
Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok confirmed that NATO is considering the possible deployment of reinforcements in Slovakia. No decision has been made yet. Sky News reported on Thursday that 1,000 troops could be sent to Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia. (Source: TASR)
5 month ago
Military tensions in Europe will decrease if NATO withdraws its forces from Eastern European countries - Russian Foreign Ministry
3 reconnaissance aircraft (2 US and 1 UK) are currently observing the Crimean and southern Russian coast5 month ago
3 reconnaissance aircraft (2 US and 1 UK) are currently observing the Crimean and southern Russian coast
5 month ago
Russian Foreign Ministry: It is unacceptable to think of the possibility of a war between Russia and Ukraine
Another video of a convoy heading towards Crimea5 month ago
Another video of a convoy heading towards Crimea
5 month ago
The Russian Foreign Ministry: The talks in Paris on Ukraine crisis ended without any result
5 month ago
FM of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba: We had seen the written response of the U.S. before it was handed over to Russia. No objections on the Ukrainian side. Important that the U.S. remains in close contact with Ukraine before and after all contacts with Russia. No decisions on Ukraine without Ukraine. Golden rule
5 month ago
Ukrainian Parliament voted to expand the list of weapons that Territorial Defense Forces will receive
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