Monthly Archives: April 2021

Russia Says U.S. Troop Pullout from Afghanistan Risks ‘Escalation’

Russia said Wednesday that Washington’s plan to pull out troops from Afghanistan by September could lead to an escalation of the long-running conflict and derail peace talks. U.S. President Joe Biden announced earlier this week that all American forces would withdraw from Afghanistan by this year’s 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The Russian Foreign Ministry responded Wednesday saying that

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Military intel says Russia to amass 110,000 soldiers at Ukraine border by Apr 20

Iskander-M short range ballistic missile systems have already been deployed.REUTERS Chief of the Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR MO), Kyrylo Budanov, has addressed the parliamentary committee on national security, defense, and intelligence. At the beginning of March, Budanov told MPs, groupings of the Russian armed forces were deployed near the state border of Ukraine, consisting of two combined armies,

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The Kremlin’s spokesman comments on potential talks between presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden

9:57 am, April 14, 2021 Source: Meduza ‘It’s too early to talk about this meeting’ During a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, April 13, U.S. President Joe Biden proposed a summit meeting between the two leaders in the coming months, “to discuss the full range of issues facing the United States and Russia.” However, in conversation with journalists on

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U.S. at OSCE: Russia’s military activities near Ukraine not a routine exercise

14.04.2021 15:30 Russia’s military activities near Ukraine’s border are not a routine military exercise, and Russia also massed forces in 2008 and 2014, before the start of military operations against Georgia and Ukraine, respectively, according to Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Mission to the OSCE Courtney Austrian. She said this at a special joint meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council and the

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Crimea, Expecting Tourist Surge After Turkey Flight Ban, Sees Rising Covid-19 Cases

New coronavirus cases in Russian-annexed Crimea have nearly doubled in recent days as the Black Sea peninsula anticipates a tourist influx caused by flight restrictions to Turkey, health authorities said Wednesday. Crimean tourism officials are bracing for the new arrivals after over 500,000 Russians were shut out of Turkey by Moscow’s flight reductions from April 15-June 1. While health officials

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