Monthly Archives: April 2021

Timothy Ash: What does Putin want?

This handout picture taken and released by Ukrainian Presidential Press Service on April 9, 2021 shows Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (R) presenting awards to soldiers not far from the front line with Russia backed separatists in Mariupol region. (AFP)Photo by AFP I have spent the week reading various sell-side bank research reports on the evolving crisis in eastern Ukraine and feel

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U.S. delegation visits JFO area and talks to Ukrainian defenders

PHOTOS09.04.2021 16:15 A U.S. delegation led by Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché Colonel Brittany Stewart has visited the Joint Forces Operation area in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the Defense Ministry reports. The U.S. representatives visited the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which carry out tasks on the contact line with the enemy, talked to Ukrainian

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Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014 and 2015, thus saving “DNR/LNR” from defeat – Russian expert

Russian troops have already invaded the Donbas in 2014 and 2015, and thus saved the “DNR and LNR pro-Russian fighters” from complete defeat. This was stated by member of the public council under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Kremlin military expert Ruslan Pukhov in an interview with the Fontanka Russian news agency. “The Russian military grouping on

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Zelensky expresses condolences to British royal family

09.04.2021 14:56 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed his condolences over the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Zelensky wrote this on his Twitter account. “Deep condolences to the Royal Family. Irreparable loss for the British people. Ukraine grieves together with Great Britain. Prince Philip lived a great life to serve his people and to

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Russian supervisor to “DPR” fighter: “I don’t give a f*ck. Put the blame on Ukrops” – Ukraine intel (Intercept)

The conversation reportedly took place on April 7. A Russian serviceman, nom de guerre “Rostov”, orders a “DPR” field commander to deliberately open friendly fire on “DPR” positions.“Rostov” calls “DPR” fighters ‘meat’ / Screenshot Ukraine’s counterintelligence operatives say they have intercepted communications between members of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) based in the Russia-occupied part of Donbas and their Russian supervisors.

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Fake: A child died in Donbas as a result of a Ukrainian drone attack (Update)

On April 6, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine confirmed the death of the child. He reportedly died “due to blast trauma and shrapnel wounds.” There is no information that the child died as a result of a strike by a Ukrainian drone. Also, the report says that ‘non-government-controlled’ Oleksandrivske is located approximately 14 kilometers from the contact line,

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