Monthly Archives: April 2021

Intercepted comms between Russians, proxy warlords REVEAL new details of MH17 downing

According to media, audio tapes have captured the voices of the two indictees in the MH17 downing case, Sergei Dubinsky and Igor Girkin.REUTERS A Dutch public broadcaster, NOS, has released transcripts of intercepted communications as part of the probe into the downing of MH17 passenger jet in the skies over Donbas in July 2014. According to NOS, the tapes have captured,

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Kremlin Says Not Moving Toward War With Ukraine

The Kremlin on Sunday said it was not moving toward war with Ukraine as Russia increased its military presence on the border with Ukraine’s eastern breakaway territories.  In recent weeks fighting has intensified between Ukraine’s army and pro-Russian separatists controlling two regions in the country’s east, raising concerns of major escalation in the long-running conflict.  “Of course, nobody is planning

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Erdogan refuses to recognize Crimea as Russian and supports Ukraine joining NATO

Turkey is committed to a strategic partnership with Ukraine, intends to expand cooperation with Kyiv in defense and does not recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea, said Turkish President Recep Erdogan after talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Istanbul. “We stand for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. We reaffirmed our principled decision not to recognize the annexation of

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Russian proxies in Donbas drafting appeal to Putin – intelligence report

The self-styled leader is yet to approve one of the three drafts on the table, operatives say.Denis Pushilin / Photo from pro-“DPR” outlet The “authorities” of the Russia-controlled entity in eastern Ukraine, the internationally-unrecognized “Donetsk People’s Republic”, are reportedly preparing to release a public appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the future of the occupied territories. That’s according to

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A Standoff: Why Russia and Ukraine Each Do Not Want to Strike First

Both countries have mobilized their armed forces for a potential escalation in the war in eastern Ukraine, but Moscow and Kiev both have reasons to hold off for now. by Mark Episkopos Russia and Ukraine are exchanging verbal barbs and mobilizing troops along either side of the contested Donbass region, but has the conflict really entered a new escalatory phase?

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