Russia put regiment at Orenburg on combat alert for deployment to Kazakhstan. Also 11 separate engineering brigade which is deployed in Kamensk-Skhakhtinsk near Ukraine could be moved to Kazakhstan
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid today. The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed a range of regional and global challenges, including the risks of further Russian aggression against Ukraine as well as the challenges posed by Iran
Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Yermak discussed with Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried security situation around Ukraine
Will discussions next week move fast enough to head off a Russian invasion? Sec Blinken basically says the onus is on Russia to deescalate. Says some things that can be done relatively quickly but it's very hard to make progress in any areas with a gun pointed to Ukraine's head
Sec Blinken, speaking next to German Foreign Minister @ABaerbock, says of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline: "If Russia renews its aggression toward Ukraine, it would certainly be difficult to see gas flowing through it in the future"
Blinken, meeting German FM Baerbock, says Russia rhetoric on Ukraine is "a little bit like the fox saying it had no choice but attacking the hen house because the hen presented a threat"
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman spoke today with Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs State Secretary Ángeles Moreno Bau. They discussed the coordination of U.S. and European efforts to deter and impose significant costs on further Russian aggression against Ukraine
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Josep Borrell: Could eyewitness during visit to Stanytsya Luhanska and contact line with Foreign Minister @DmytroKuleba consequences of aggressions against Ukraine. Any further military aggression would have massive consequences; Russia needs to de-escalate and fully implement Minsk agreements
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landed in DC for her first visit to the US as German FM. Will meet @SecBlinken and @SpeakerPelosi - main topics: Russia - Ukraine, Iran
U.S. F-16 aircraft landed in Łask, Poland on January 4 to work with the Polish Baltic Air Policing F-16s in Siauliai, Lithuania and enhanced Air Policing Belgian F-16s in Amari, Estonia.
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USAF RC-135W Rivet Joint JAKE1 weird path over Ukraine
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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba: In helicopter with @JosepBorrellF, taking off to Luhansk region. First ever EU HR/VP visit to Donbas since Russia launched this war
The Russian Foreign Ministry: The military level of NATO participating in the negotiations will be an indication of their seriousness
The Russian Foreign Ministry: We have the military tools to maintain security in the event that the non-NATO expansion negotiations fail
Hackers interrupted a lawyer video briefing on Zoom on Tuesday for relatives of those who died when Iran shot down Ukraine aircraft
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USAF RC-135W Rivet Joint JAKE11 en route to mission in Ukraine
NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg will receive Foreign Minister @DmytroKuleba of Ukraine on Monday 10 January and take part in a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission
Joint Forces Operation: no ceasefire violations yesterday
Blinken spoke today with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. Per @StateDeptSpox, the pair discussed "Russia's military buildup near Ukraine's borders as well as other bilateral and regional security issues, including Yemen, Sudan, and human rights
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spoke with UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs @ABZayed today about Russia's military buildup near Ukraine's borders and other important regional issues
On the phone with @RauZbigniew, FM @ABaerbock promised full support for the Polish OSCE Chairmanship. Ahead of her upcoming trip to the U.S., both ministers discussed the situation on the Russia-Ukraine border. They promised to further strengthen & deepen their close cooperation
"There's been no request for changes to posture.additional capabilities" from @NATO allies, per @PentagonPresSec "We're just not there yet"
Russia - Ukraine: "We have a very large & robust footprint in Europe as it stands. as well as @NATO countries" per @PentagonPresSec "There are lots of options"
Ukrainian FM Dmytro Kuleba: Great call with @trussliz today to coordinate positions of Ukraine and the U.K. as Russia continues its aggressive course. I'm grateful for London's steadfast support of Ukraine and our shared commitment to the principle of 'no decisions about Ukraine without Ukraine'
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Czech Foreign Minister: Czech Republic stands by the people of Ukraine and their effort to preserve their national integrity and sovereignty. Good call with my counterpart Foreign Minister @DmytroKuleba on: Situation on Ukrainian borders with Russia; Ongoing occupation of Crimea; Czech support for Ukraine
Russian Deputy FM Grushko: NATO with an extraordinary virtual meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers before meeting with Russia increases tensions around Ukraine
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European Commission has adopted today a proposal for a new Macro-Financial Assistance operation of up to €150 million, both in grants and medium-term loans at a favourable rate, to help support Moldova economy in the coming two years
NATO foreign ministers meet on Friday to discuss Russia's military build-up on Ukraine's border
An extraordinary virtual meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers will be held on Friday 7 Jan. They will discuss Russia's military build-up in & around Ukraine and broader European security issues. SecGen @jensstoltenberg press conference around 16
Gazprom yesterday decreased pumping of natural gas via Ukraine to 52.5MCM(from booked 109.6MCM), expected to decrease to 50.5MCM on 4th January
Joint Forces Operation: 3 ceasefire violations yesterday, 1 Ukrainian serviceman wounded