On Sunday evening in Geneva, Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman will meet with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov over a working dinner to discuss the topics for the Strategic Stability Dialogue on Monday, per a State Department spox
Russian Aeroflot has suspended ticket sales for flights to Kazakhstan until January 20, the company said
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Movement of equipment of Russian Eastern military district in Amurskaya oblast
At talks in Geneva the US is willing to discuss with Russia the possibility of reciprocal limits on missile deployments in the region, says a US official
Negotiating with Russia the force posture or number of US troops in Europe is "not on the table" during upcoming talks in Geneva, a US official tells reporters
Senior Admin official says topics up for discussion in talks with Russianext week include: -Missiles, both in Ukraine and intermediate-range missiles elsewhere in Europe. -Military exercises close to each other's borders, including bombers and ground-based exercises
New York Times: U.S. has discussed with allies cutting off Russia's largest financial institutions from global transactions, imposing an embargo on some American-made technology, and arming insurgents in Ukraine if Russia invades the country
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Sentinel-2 imagery of Taganrog Airbase earlier today, January 8th. 10 x IL-76s are present. The remainder of the 708th's IL-76s, some 10-15 aircraft, are likely involved in the CSTO operation in Kazakhstan
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Jens Stoltenberg: Always good to meet @EU_Commission President @vonderleyen. We discussed Russia's military buildup in & around Ukraine & implications for European security. NATO continues to coordinate with our strategic partner the EU as we prepare for the meeting in the NATO-Russia council
Secretary Antony Blinken:Diplomacy is the only responsible way to resolve this crisis. We are committed to meaningful reciprocal dialogue with Russia & consultation and coordination with our Allies & partners. We prefer diplomacy, but stand ready to respond to further Russian aggression against Ukraine
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Russia is deploying the 5th heavy transport aircraft An-124, board 82040, to transport the army contingent to Kazakhstan. Aircraft at the Ivanovo airfield for loading
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Russian military echelon at Slyudyanka 2 station
One person injured in a shooting in the center of Derbent
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Military echelon in Skovorodino, Amur region
The Russian Aerospace Forces have completed the transfer of Armenian servicemen from the CSTO forces to Kazakhstan, the Russian Defense Ministry said
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Military convoy filmed in Ryazan
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan: over four thousand people were detained, among them - "citizens of the neighboring state"
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Russian military traffic to Kazakhstan in the last 2 hours: -RUAF IL76 RFF8565 -RUAF An-124 RFF8459 -RUAF Il-76MD RFF8393 -RUAF Il-76MD-90A CTA0558K -RUAF IL-76MD RFF8246 -RUAF Il-76MD RFF8547 -RUAF An-124 RFF8493
In a new phone call President of Kazakhstan Tokayev and Putin discussed initiative to hold online CSTO summit
In the village of Mishkino in the Kurgan region, an unknown assailant attacked a patrol-guard service car, one policeman was killed on the spot, another was hospitalized. When the National Guards arrived at the scene, the suspect met them armed resistance and was killed
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MFA of Canada: Canada and our @NATO allies are united in our support for Ukraine and its people. Russia must de-escalate and engage in meaningful dialogue— any military incursion into Ukraine will have serious consequences, including coordinated sanctions
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It's now Saturday morning in Kazakhstan, where internet has been cut for some 60 hours. The blackout has produced an information vacuum as anti-government protests escalate, hindering independent media and human rights monitors
US Department of State: In fact, we have been clear with Russia, publicly and privately, that should Russia further invade Ukraine we would reinforce our @NATO partners on the eastern flank, to whom we have sacred obligation as Allies
US Department of State: It is not accurate that the administration is developing options for pulling back U.S. forces in Eastern Europe in preparation for discussions with Russia next week, which we told NBC while they were reporting this story
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This equipment at Unecha Railway Station - Bryansk Oblast, was still parked there on January 2nd, but has since been moved elsewhere. The parking area is empty on today's Sentinel-2 pass, at 0905z
Denmark will support the three Baltic countries militarily in case of Russian escalation says Danish Minister of Defence
NSC spox Emily Horne responds to @NBCNews report, telling @MollyNagle3, "It is not accurate that the admin is developing options for pulling back US forces in E. Europe in preparation for discussions with Russia next week, which we told NBC while they were reporting this story
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Military convoy in Ulan-Ude filmed, comment "the military equipment is on the move, not for the first day"
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde today and discussed shared concerns on Russia’s military build-up on Ukraine’s borders.
Developments in Kazakhstan are politically, economically different than what's happening outside Ukraine, Blinken says. "Having said that, I think one lesson of recent history is that, once Russians are in your house, it's sometimes very difficult to get them to leave," he adds
Blinken says "we are very concerned" about developments in Kazakhstan and "have questions" about the nature of the request for assistance from CSTO. "It would seem to me that the Kazakh authorities certainly have the capacity to deal appropriately with protests"
Making non-starter demands to create a pretext for invasion is "certainly part of [Russia's] playbook," Blinken tells @CBSNews @EenaRuffini, "but there are also issues where we can engage"
Blinken: "We would far prefer a diplomatic solution to a crisis that Russia has brought forth. That's what next week's meetings.. are all about." "It will be very difficult to make actual progress if Russia continues to escalate its military buildup & its inflammatory rhetoric
"They want to draw us into a debate about NATO, rather than focus on the matter at hand, which is their aggression toward Ukraine," Blinken says. "We won't be diverted from that issue"
Russia is also undertaking a "significant effort to push propaganda against Ukraine, NATO and the United States," Blinken says. "No one should be surprised if Russia instigates a provocation or incident, then tries to use it to justify military intervention" he says
Blinken in his presser notes that Russia's claims that NATO is threatening Russia is false. NATO "exists to protect, not to attack," he says. "NATO never promised not to admit new members. there was no promise that NATO wouldn't expand"
Blinken says Russia has nearly 100,000 troops at Ukraine's border today, with "plans to mobilize twice that number on very short order
"We're prepared to respond forcefully to further Russian aggression," @SecBlinken says, "but a diplomatic solution is still possible - and preferable - if Russia chooses it
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Photo of military equipment posted yesterday. Equipment at Razdol'noe, Primorsky Krai
spoke with Ukrainian Foreign Minister @DmytroKuleba about Russia's military buildup on Ukraine's borders, and upcoming diplomatic engagements with Russia. "No conversations about Ukraine without Ukraine”
Russia - "They are gradually building up with more forces, more capabilities" per @NATO's @jensstoltenberg "We see armored units. We see artillery.We see electronic warfare equipment" re Ukraine
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Military echelon filmed in Transbaikal region
: "We regret that despite the calls of the int'l community over many weeks, Russia has not taken steps to deescalate" per SecGen @jensstoltenberg. "The Russian military build-up continues with tens of thousands of combat troops & heavy capabilities"
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Military echelon filmed in Irkutsk region
NATO chief won't be drawn on size & speed of any increase in troops to bolster NATO defences should Russianewly invade Ukraine, but says: "We have significant capabilities. We have troops. We have the readiness. We have the plans to be able to protect and defend all allies"
"When Russia is now finally ready to meet, we should welcome that fact" per @NATO SecGen @jensstoltenberg
"For us there is contradiction between deterrence & dialogue" with Russia, per @NATO SecGen @jensstoltenberg Says there is a lot to discuss, inclu. arms control
@NATO SecGen @jensstoltenberg says alliance must be prepared for possibility talks with Russia over Ukraine break down & if Moscow uses force vs. Kyiv - "There will be severe consequences, a high price to pay" with economic, financial & political sanctions, he says
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Allies are following developments in Kazakhstan very closely, says NATO SecGen Stoltenberg, lamenting the loss of life
NATO is concerned about events in Kazakhstan
In terms of where NATO is ready to engage with Russia, @jensstoltenberg says it's ready to talk about "balanced, verifiable" arms control. But he rejects any suggestion of meeting "1-sided" demands that could result in 2nd class NATO members that alliance isn't allowed to protect
Describing Russia's troops presence in & around Ukraine, NATO chief says "Russian military build up has not stopped. It continues." He lists "armoured units, artillery, combat-ready troops, electronic warfare equipment and a lot of different military capabilities"
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"We must be prepared for the possibility that diplomacy [with Moscow] will fail," warns NATO SecGen Stoltenberg
NATO chief @jensstoltenberg, referring to Russia's military build-up around Ukraine, says the "risk of conflict is real". He says it's positive that Russia will come to table to talk next week but says the alliance must be prepared for possibility the dialogue may fail
The Russian government prematurely terminated financing of the Federal Target Program for the Development of Crimea and Sevastopol
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Russia continues to strengthen its Black Sea Fleet: Sredne-Nevsky built, Russian Navy Project12700 BSF 68th Coastal Defense Ship Brigade, 150th Tactical Group's Aleksandrit-class mine countermeasures vessel Georgiy Kurbatov was towed thru Bosphorus for the first time towards Black Sea
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Russian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A CTA0558K airborne from Almaty Kazahstan
Two low-power explosive devices exploded in a high-rise apartment building in Rostov-on-Don, one person died and one was injured
Twelve more Il-76 and An-124 military transport aircraft departed from the Chkalovsky airfield with servicemen and airborne equipment to Kazakhstan, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported.
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Arrival of Russian Forces to Zhetigen AB in Kazakhstan
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Russian Air Force Ilyushin IL-76MD RFF8246 airborne from Almaty Kazahstan
Commander of Russian airborne troops colonel-general Serdyukov will be the commander of CSTO troops in Kazakhstan - Russian Defense Ministry
3 dead as result of helicopter crash in Bashkirostan
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Military convoy filmed in Ivanovo region