18 January 2022
19 minute ago
"1 of the things that we were willing to talk to the Russian s abt was changing the scale & scope of our exercises if & only if there was going to be reciprocity on the Russian side" per @PentagonPresSec "We see no signs of de-escalation" re Ukraine
2 hour ago
FM of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba: Years of Russian aggression have taught us one thing: escalations are always accompanied by heating up the information space. The aim is to weaken us from within. Don't buy scaremongering. Army & diplomacy are protecting Ukraine. Ukrainians win with a warm heart and a cool head
Russia-Ukraine "We're going to continue to look for ways to help Ukraine defend itself" but no new announcements on assistance, per @PentagonPresSec "We're going to continue to watch the situation on the ground" he says, adding no changes to Florida Nat'l Guard presence
2 hour ago
Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly condemned Russia massing troops near Ukraine's borders on Tuesday and said Ottawa would take a decision at the appropriate time on supplying military hardware to Ukraine
A large convoy of military equipment with Russian license plates was moving along the M5 highway from Minsk towards Asipovichy, Mogilev region, today (18.01)2 hour ago
A large convoy of military equipment with Russian license plates was moving along the M5 highway from Minsk towards Asipovichy, Mogilev region, today (18.01)
"No option is off the table" if Russia "further invades Ukraine," @PressSec tells @WhiteHouse reporters. "We're now at a stage where Russia at any time could launch an attack on Ukraine
US Department of State: Today, @SecBlinken and Spanish Foreign Minister @jmalbares met to reaffirm the strong U.S.-Spain partnership, encourage efforts to stop further Russian aggression, and expand U.S-Spain collaboration in Latin America
Senior State Dept Official: "Russia has two choices: diplomacy and de-escalation, or escalation and massive consequencesThe United States remains committed to diplomacy and believes it is the best and most responsible way forward
[email protected] official acknowledges recent movement of Russian troops into Belarus affects timeline for potential incursion: "And let's be clear: this is extremely dangerous. We are now at a stage where Russia could at any point launch an attack on Ukraine."
Secretary of State Blinken will meet in Geneva on Friday with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov following Blinken's travel to Kyiv & Berlin. The Lavrov meeting resulted from their call this morning and "suggests that perhaps diplomacy is not dead," a Senior State Dept official said
3 hour ago
While in Kyiv, Secretary Blinken "will also meet with the employees and families of the U.S. Embassy to communicate the Department's efforts to plan for contingencies, should Russia choose to escalate further
Allegedly Russian troops near Rechitsa3 hour ago
Allegedly Russian troops near Rechitsa
4 hour ago
Putin had a conversation with the leader of Nicaragua, Ortega, reaffirmed support for the efforts of the Nicaraguan government to ensure national sovereignty, and stressed the importance of continuing close coordination in the international arena
Sec Gen Stoltenberg says NATO has information confirming US claims of a significant Russian presence of intelligence officers or operatives inside Ukraine. He says it's absolutely possible they're planning incidents, accidents, false flag operations4 hour ago
Sec Gen Stoltenberg says NATO has information confirming US claims of a "significant Russian presence of intelligence officers or operatives inside Ukraine." He says it's "absolutely possible" they're planning "incidents, accidents, false flag operations
NATO SecGen Stoltenberg says in the next few days the alliance will deliver to Russia written responses to Moscow's proposals for changes to the way the alliance operates4 hour ago
NATO SecGen Stoltenberg says in the next few days the alliance will deliver to Russia written responses to Moscow's proposals for changes to the way the alliance operates
Blinken called Russia's Lavrov hours before leaving to Ukraine and Germany. Discussed "deeply troubling Russian military build-up, reiterated unshakable US commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty & territorial integrity."
5 hour ago
Secretary of State Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov had phone call
6 hour ago
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg to @BILD "We must not forget that some Russian troops are already on Ukrainian territory. We are following Russian movements very, very closely"
Loading of military echelon in Khabarovsk Krai of Russia6 hour ago
Loading of military echelon in Khabarovsk Krai of Russia
7 hour ago
NATO's Stoltenberg says we encourage Russia to reverse its decision to cut ties with NATO
Russian markets seriously falling. Sberbank, Yandex, Alrosa, Aeroflot among top losers7 hour ago
Russian markets seriously falling. Sberbank, Yandex, Alrosa, Aeroflot among top losers
7 hour ago
NATO's Stoltenberg says we are prepared to resume exchange briefings on exercises and nuclear issues with Russia
7 hour ago
NATO's Stoltenberg says NATO allies are ready to engage with Russia and concerns Moscow may have
7 hour ago
NATO's Stoltenberg says any further escalation in the Ukraine crisis will come at a high price for Russia
7 hour ago
German Chancellor Scholz says we expect Russia to de-escalate the situation on the Ukrainian border, for example by reducing troop levels there
7 hour ago
NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg's press conference with Chancellor @OlafScholz of Germany
7 hour ago
Mi-8 helicopter crash landed near Varandey airport in Nenets Autonomous Okrug, 11 were on board, no casualties
Russian troops were seen in Mozyr (Gomel region, Belarus)7 hour ago
Russian troops were seen in Mozyr (Gomel region, Belarus)
8 hour ago
The Russian Federation will take countermeasures against German journalists in Russia if necessary, but would not like to, - Lavrov (re RT DE in Germany)
8 hour ago
UK PM Johnson's spokesman says PM told cabinet Russia's Putin should not be allowed to rewrite the rules and Ukraine should be allowed to aspire to NATO membership
8 hour ago
After a press conference with Baerbock Lavrov claims that Russia is not threatening anyone, but receiving threats from "some forces inside Western Bloc"
8 hour ago
Baerbock: if energy is used as a weapon, there will be corresponding consequences, including in connection with Nord Stream 2
8 hour ago
Lavrov: I discussed with my German counterpart proposals for security guarantees and steps to continue solving the Ukrainian crisis
Baerbock not pulling punches in press conference with Lavrov. She mentions Navalny and Memorial, and says difficult not to understand Russian troops at Ukraine border as a threat. Makes clear that Moscow is undermining security order, directly contradicting Lavrov8 hour ago
Baerbock not pulling punches in press conference with Lavrov. She mentions Navalny and Memorial, and says difficult not to understand Russian troops at Ukraine border as a threat. Makes clear that Moscow is undermining security order, directly contradicting Lavrov
8 hour ago
German foreign minister says we have discussed ways to re-start Normandy format talks
8 hour ago
German foreign minister says we are ready for a serious dialogue with Russia about steps to increase security for all in Europe
8 hour ago
German foreign minister Baerbock says it is difficult not to assess the Russian military build-up as a threat
9 hour ago
Turkish President Erdogan on Russia-Ukraine tension: These regions can no longer accept war. Now we have to erase the war from the history of politics.
9 hour ago
Turkish President Erdogan on the possibility of Russia's invasion of Ukraine: I don't see it realistic. In order for Russia to take this step, it needs to review the situation in the whole world and its own situation
9 hour ago
Moscow is concerned about the statements of London and Washington about the possibility of supplying weapons to Ukraine, as it is dangerous - Kremlin's spokesperson
10 hour ago
All foreign missions of Russia in Ukraine work regularly, - Russian Foreign Ministry on NYT report about evacuation of families of Russian diplomats
11 hour ago
Putin to host Iran's president Raisi in Moscow on Wednesday: Kremlin
11 hour ago
There is no alternative to good and stable relations between Moscow and Berlin, said German Foreign Minister Baerbock
11 hour ago
The readiness of air defense to cover objects on the territory of Belarus will be checked during the first stage of the Union State exercise, - the Russian Defense Ministry said
11 hour ago
At the Russian-Belarusian exercises "Union Resolve 2022" military will work out a defensive operation to repel external aggression, - said Russian Deputy Defense Minister Fomin
11 hour ago
Two S-400 battalions, a Pantsir-S battalion and 12 Su-35 fighters will be moved from Russia to Belarus for exercises - Russian Deputy Foreign minister
11 hour ago
Units of Eastern Military District will take part in readiness check of Union State military in Belarus - Fomin
Units of Russian military will arrive in Belarus during whole 1st stage of joint Belarus-Russia military drill before 9th February - Ministry of Defense of Belarus11 hour ago
Units of Russian military will arrive in Belarus during whole 1st stage of joint Belarus-Russia military drill before 9th February - Ministry of Defense of Belarus
Units of Russian military will arrive in Belarus during whole 1st stage of joint Belarus-Russia military drill before 9th February - Ministry of Defense of Belarus
11 hour ago
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Fomin to foreign military attaches: Russian and Belarusian military will prepare to act not only on its borders of responsibility, but on the any other direction with threats
11 hour ago
The Russian Federation and Belarus will consider a situation where the security of the union state will require the involvement of the entire military potential of the two countries, - the Russian Defense Ministry reported
11 hour ago
It's propaganda
"State terror is now taking place in Ukraine, comparable to the times of the Nazi occupation" - Head of Russian Foreign Intelligence Naryshkin
11 hour ago
Ministry of Defense of Belarus: joint drill with Russia to be hold on 10th-20th February
13 hour ago
Chief of Russian Foreign Intelligence service: we have information about possible U.S. and allies campaign to discredit Olympic games in Beijing
14 hour ago
Over 2000 servicemen of Russian Western Military district take part in a drill in Leningrad region
15 hour ago
40 more transport aviation flights brought troops and equipment from Kazakhstan to Moscow and Ulyanovsk regions of Russia
17 hour ago
Russia began emptying out its embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. On Jan. 5, 18 people—mostly the children and wives of Russian diplomats—boarded buses and embarked on a 15-hour drive home to Moscow. About 30 more followed in the next few days, from Kyiv and Lviv
20 hour ago
CIA Dir Burns traveled to Kyiv last week and met with Zelensky, amid Russia's military buildup. A US official said Burns & intel counterparts discussed "current assessments of risk to Ukraine." US disclosed alleged Russian false flag plot soon after.
23 hour ago
The Canadian special operations presence is part of an attempt by NATO allies to deter Russian aggression in Ukraine, and to identify ways to assist the Ukrainian government. The unit has also been tasked with helping to develop evacuation plans
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