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& @DmytroKuleba "discussed outcomes and next steps following the U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue in Geneva and in advance of the NATO-Russia Council meeting in Brussels," per @StateDeptSpox
is briefing a group of lawmakers who are considering traveling to Ukraine, per @UnderSecStateP. He will discuss "all aspects of the policy & make sure that they're up to date, both on the diplomacy but also on the costs and on our engagements with the Ukrainians
1 年 前
Military echelon in Irkutsk
1 年 前
Photos of Russian servicemen in Almaty, presumably from the 45th Spetsnaz Brigade with Spartanets-3 and LShZ1+ helmets, AK-12 rifles, and Tigr-M SpN with Arbalet-DM.
1 年 前
Military echelon in Novosibirsk
1 年 前
Covered military echelon filmed in Russia
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Kranoyarsk Krai: according to witness at least 5th military echelon today
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Military echelon filmed in Omsk
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Military echelon filmed in Kemerovo
Russian Western Military district launched field trainings in Bryansk, Smolensk, Belgorod and Voronezh regions with 3000 servicemen, 300 vehicles including T-72B3 tanks and BMP-2
At a meeting of the Security Council of Russian Federation, Putin discussed issues of organizing work in the border regions of Russia, including security issues and infrastructure problems
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered to temporarily restrict official business trips and vacations outside Russia for the military in order to prevent the spread of the omicron in the Russian army
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson urged not to rely on US statements following the talks on security guarantees in Geneva
Russia hopes to achieve a result at the meeting of the Russia-NATO Council on January 12, - spokesperson of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1 年 前
Wendy Sherman: [email protected]
and I met to discuss tomorrow's NATO-Russia Council and the need for Russian actions to de-escalate tensions. We affirmed a unified @NATO approach toward Russia balancing deterrence and dialogue, and stressed our unwavering support for Ukraine
1 年 前
Image of the Russian military camp based at Novoozerne, Crimea on 08-Jan
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu: CSTO peacekeeping forces will complete their mission in Kazakhstan after complete stabilization of the situation in this country by decision of the republic's leadership
1 dead as result of gas explosion and fire in apartment in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
The Latvian special services have detained two people on suspicion of cooperation with the Russian military intelligence, LETA reported.
1 年 前
Military echelon at Zilovo
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According to American officials, Russia has just under 60 BTGs "on the ground" (presumably, near Ukraine). They also report Russia has positioned additional "Attack and transport helicopters, along with ground attack fighter jets"
1 年 前
Military loading into echelons at Ulan-Ude
1 年 前
More NOTAMs, active from tomorrow: Otreshkovo Training Ground - Kursk, where 6th CAA elements are encamped. Pogonovo Training Ground - Voronezh, where 1st GTA elements are encamped
1 年 前
A two-part NOTAM, issued for the training ground near Unecha, NW of Klintsy - Bryansk Oblast on the 14th. This indicates possible exercise activity there
This wasn't a negotiation and was not intended to reach a decisive decision, @StateDeptSpox says. When pressed, he says U.S. and Russian officials made an agreement to talk again in the coming days to see what's next
1 年 前
On #GenevaTalks, @StateDeptSpox said the discussions were preliminary and for the US and Russia to come with "viable, practical, reciprocal ideas." "We did not intend this to be a forum where certainly decisions were reached" or "any breakthroughs could be achieved”
The Biden administration quietly authorized an additional $200 million in security assistance to Ukraine in late December amid a Russian troop buildup along Ukraine's borders that has sparked fears of a renewed invasion, 4 sources tell @kylieatwood @NatashaBertrand & @MarquardtA
The Pentagon: A US military delegation visited Ukraine recently and studied ways to activate its missile defense capabilities
"We've seen no major changes to the force posture by the Russians" around Ukraine, per @PentagonPresSec, - "We have not seen any decreases. They continue to have a sizable force posture." he says
Russia has no confidence that the US and NATO will honor agreements on legally binding security guarantees even if adopted, Ryabkov said
Ryabkov: 'We know that legally binding guarantees are a complex technical matter that may require ratification and will take time. But that's a secondary matter. We do not even see political will to move on this issue'
Ryabkov: 'I would like to underscore that the question of non expansion of NATO in legally binding form is top priority for us. We didn't hear anything about our top priority. That's the problem we are facing now'
Ryabkov on Iranian JCPOA talks. 'The talks are ongoing. We think the chance of getting an agreement are increasing. All parties are demonstrating their willingness to find a solution'
The Russian Federation will continue the exercises on its territory, no matter how NATO objects, - Ryabkov said
Sherman on whether Russia's draft proposals were designed to be rejected or a serious opening bid: "The Russians would tell you they were an opening bid for serious negotiation - and we will see if that is indeed the case"
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman says that Kazakhstan did not come up in her discussions with the Russian delegation today
Sherman denies Russian statements that US agreed on rejecting Ukraine's admission to NATO: "We will not agree that any country should have a veto over any other country when it comes to being part of the NATO alliance. NATO has its own processes for that"
"I don't think we know the answer to that," says @DeputySecState says when asked if there was an indication that Russia is prepared to de-escalate situation with Ukraine
Sherman says it's not clear if today's talks dissuaded Russia from a potential invasion of Ukraine. "We will see whether in fact Russia understands that the best way to pursue diplomacy" is to de-escalate, she says
Important for European NATO allies: US @DeputySecState Sherman says there was no discussion of US troop levels/positioning in today's #GenevaTalks
"One doesn't send 100,000 troops just to exercise," Deputy Sec State Sherman says, all on the border with Ukraine
Sherman says in today's #GenevaTalks, Russia reiterated it does "not intend to invade [Ukraine]; these are just exercises" on the border. She reminded her counterpart such exercises must be (and were not) notified in advance, inviting Moscow to pull troops back
Rybakov said Russia would decide next steps only after NRC & OSCE meetings, so a walk-out seems unlikely before then. He also said the US side approached Russia's concerns "very seriously"
Briefing journalists after the session, Sherman underscores that "it is on Russia to de-escalate tensions" and that Moscow must now make decisions on what happens next
"We've been clear, and we were clear today, that the U.S. would welcome genuine progress through diplomacy," Sherman says. "But if Russia walks away from the diplomatic path, it may well be quite apparent that they were never serious about pursuing diplomacy at all
"If Russia stays at the table and take concrete steps to de-escalate tensions, we believe we can achieve progress," Wendy Sherman now on Ukraine. Sherman traveling to Brussels tomorrow to meet NATO
Sherman says talks included discussion of eg missile placement but that many Russian demands are non-negotiable, such as shutting the door to NATO membership for aspiring allies
"We will not allow anyone to slam closed NATO's open-door policy," Sherman adds, "We will not forego bilateral cooperation with sovereign states that wish to work with the United States
U.S., per Sherman, also expressed an openness to discussing ways to "set reciprocal limits on the size and scope of military exercises, and to improve transparency about those exercises"
Ms Sherman: "We will not make decisions about Ukraine without Ukraine" Discussions between US & allies in days ahead
US @DeputySecState Wendy Sherman says talks with her Russian counterpart today were "frank and constructive", underpinned byagreement that a "nuclear war can never be won and can never be fought
US- Russia Strategic Dialogue lasted EIGHT hours in Geneva, US Missile Systems in E Europe were discussed: Dep. Sec Wendy Sherman says
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman says the bilateral talks were "frank and forthright"and said the US offered to meet again "soon" to discuss missile placement and the future of "certain missile systems" along the lines of the now-defunct INF treaty
1 年 前
Another military echelon filmed in Amursky region
Russian peacekeepers deployed Orlan-10 drone crews at Almaty airport
"The U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue concluded at 4:32pm local time in Geneva," says @StateDept
Talks between US and Russian officials in Geneva concluded at 4:32pm local time, according to a State Department spokesperson. They lasted roughly 7.5 hours, not accounting for a break for lunch
Lavrov and the Chinese Foreign Minister expressed concern about the participation of foreign mercenaries in the destabilization of the situation in Kazakhstan.
Lavrov discussed the situation in Kazakhstan with the Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China by phone
1 年 前
"An autonomous field camp at the YuVO training ground in the Rostov region prepared for the reception of personnel" Location: Kadamovsky Training Ground. Both 150th MRD personnel, and more important, reservists
Putin replaced the Russian ambassador to the Central African Republic. Alexander Bikantov was appointed to this position instead of Vladimir Titorenko.
1 年 前
Military echelon filmed yesterday in Amur region
The US and Russian delegations have taken a break from talks in Geneva for lunch, a State Department spokesperson said. The talks will continue this afternoon
1 年 前
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna says she will share with NATO allies the "ultimate clarity" about the security situation in her country. She says Moscow should not be allowed to set any conditions for talks until "Russian tanks are out" of the border region
Putin had a phone call with the head of Tajikistan, discussed the Afghan topic, in particular the situation on the Tajik-Afghan border
NATO chief says it's "not realistic" to expect Russia-US/NATO talks this week to resolve Ukraine/Europe security crisis. But @jensstoltenberg hopes there's the will to "engage in a process" to prevent conflict. Aim is to agree on a "way forward. a series of meetings"
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Standing alongside Ukraine's Deputy PM Stefanishyna, NATO Sec Gen Stoltenberg says he doesn't expect this week's spate of meetings with Russia to "solve" the problems. He hopes talks will produce a "way forward."
Kremlin's spokesperson says that there is no plans of Biden-Putin phone call on results of Geneva talks at the moment
NATO chief @jensstoltenberg says he welcomes that Russia has agreed to attend a meeting of NATO-Russia Council on Wednesday, calling it a "positive signal". "We will focus on European security issues," he tells journalists, speaking alongside a top Ukrainian minister
1 年 前
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg says it's an "important week" in diplomacy as the US, NATO and the OSCE all meet to discuss how to de-escalate tensions with Russia on the Ukrainian border
Secretary of CSTO: troops in Kazakhstan fully deployed in 4 days with 108 flights of transport aviation
1 年 前
Russian Air Force Ilyushin IL-76MD RA-78796 departed Ivanovo en route to Kazahstan
1 年 前
Ryabkov and Sherman at the U.S-Russia security talks in Geneva
Local sources: After the 8th Brigade of the 5th Corps refused to fight alongside Iranian militias against ISIS, Russia has stopped paying their salaries. The 8th Brigade is made up of former FSA in Busra al-Sham, Daraa, who were the 1st to sign the reconciliation agreements
1 年 前
US reconnaissance missions over Ukraine and Kaliningrad
Putin on the events in Kazakhstan: we have shown that we will not allow the situation to be destabilized at home, to implement scenarios of color revolutions
Putin: After the completion of the mission, of course, the entire CSTO contingent will be withdrawn from the country.
1 年 前
Red Wings flight from Moscow skidded off the runway while landing in Belgorod. No casualties.
Security talks between Moscow and Washington begin in Geneva
Russian delegation arrives for talks in Geneva just now
The United States wants to restore the work of the Russia-NATO Council on conditions unacceptable for Moscow, - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov
The United States and NATO could face a deterioration of their own security, if they do not show readiness for a dialogue with Russia on guarantees, - said Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov
Russia has shown flexibility in negotiations for 30 years, it's time to draw the line, now the United States and NATO must do it, - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov
1 年 前
Military echelon filmed in Kranoyarsk region
The United States is uncomfortable with conducting a dialogue with Moscow, including on security guarantees, since they feel behind themselves the "eyes and ears" of part of the Russophobic-minded NATO partners, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.