Monthly Archives: April 2021

Ukraine ready for war, but won’t stop fighting for peace in Donbas through diplomacy – Zelensky

UNIAN 11:30, 21.04.21POLITICS1 min. 878 Zelensky says Ukrainians need to be vigilant, but not afraid Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said the country is ready for war, but will not stop fighting for peace in Donbas through diplomacy. “What is happening today? A large number of Russian troops have amassed near our state borders. Russia officially calls it an exercise. Unofficially,

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THE VERDICT OF POLTAVA I — Weapons and Warfare

Hetman of Zaporizhian Host MAZEPA, HETMAN IVAN STEPANOVICH (c. 1639-1709), Hetman (Cossack military leader) of Left-Bank Ukraine, 1687 to 1708. Hetman Ivan Mazepa was raised in Poland and educated in the West, returning to Ukraine in 1663 to enter the service of the Polish-sponsored hetman Peter Doroshenko during the turbulent period of Ukrainian history known […] THE VERDICT OF POLTAVA I

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Ukraine Update 19 April, 2021 — Today’s Defense & International Relations Topics

It has been an active weekend and Monday with regards to Ukraine and the buildup of Russian military forces in close proximity to the border. Overall, it appears more people are beginning to take the threat of armed conflict there seriously. With the movement of Russian military forces continuing on with no end in sight, […] Ukraine Update 19 April, 2021

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US slams Russian plan to block Black Sea amid escalating tension — manmadenews

The United States expressed its “deep concern” over Russia’s plans to block foreign naval ships The US State Department has branded as an “unprovoked escalation” reported Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea, which could ultimately impact access to Ukrainian ports amid heightened tensions over Moscow’s military manoeuvres. The US and its European […] US slams Russian plan to

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Russia expelled ten American diplomats

Russia declared ten employees of the US Embassy in Moscow persona non grata. The Russian Foreign Ministry handed the corresponding note to the Deputy US Ambassador Bart Gorman. These employees must leave Russia by May 21. The Foreign Ministry called this measure a mirror response “to the hostile actions of the American side against a number of employees of the Russian Embassy

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U.S. considers more weapons shipments to Ukraine amid Russian buildup… — Hagaag.com

Natasha Bertrand and Lara SeligmanPOLITICO . Wed, April 21, 2021, 5:30 AMThe White House is weighing requests from Kyiv to send additional weaponry to Ukraine as it faces the biggest military buildup of Russian forces on its border in nearly a decade. Consideration of the request is in its early stages, according to people briefed […] U.S. considers more weapons shipments

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Holding the line against Russia in Ukraine

Opinion by Davyd Arakhamia Updated 1431 GMT (2231 HKT) April 21, 2021 (CNN)Russia’s menacing troop build-up near Ukraine’s border and in our Crimean region in recent days is the latest reminder to our allies of the ongoing campaign of coercion, intimidation and escalation to which Ukrainians have unfortunately become accustomed. Davyd Arakhamia Overtly and covertly, directly and through proxies, Russian

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Some 64% of Ukrainians stand for Ukraine’s accession to NATO – poll

Another 14% of those surveyed are convinced this is unlikely to happen anytime soon.Photo from UNIAN, Mykhailo A total of 64% of Ukrainians support the initiative for Ukraine to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. That’s according to a recent survey run by the Ukrainian Institute for the Future (UIF) with the assistance of New Image Marketing Group, an UNIAN correspondent

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Russian intelligence opens online service on Darknet

Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has opened a website in the Darknet through which people not living in Russia are invited to send information about threats to Russia’s security, reported the Current Time. According to the publication, last December, “Report Information” link appeared on the SVR website. Clicking on the link would bring up a message in English: “If you are

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Polish Senate adopts resolution in support of Ukraine

  The Polish Senate’s commission on foreign affairs and the EU has adopted a resolution condemning Russia’s aggressive actions near Ukraine’s border and expressing support for Kyiv. According to an Ukrinform correspondent, all senators who took part in the commission meeting voted in favor of the resolution. The document says that Russia is massing troops along Ukraine’s borders, and every

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Zelenskyy Approves Compulsory Military Service For Reservists During Special Period, Toughening Fines For Violation Of Military Service Laws

   President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a law on military service to conscript reservists during a special period and increase fines for violating military service laws. The Presidential Office has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. It is noted that the document improves the requirements for the manning of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations

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U.S. considers more weapons shipments to Ukraine amid Russian buildup

Russia has built up roughly 120,000 troops along Ukraine’s eastern border, intruded into European airspace and restricted the movement of foreign ships. Among Ukrainian officials’ requests: Patriot missiles, which are deployed in Poland but Ukrainian officials want on their soil. This 2017 photo shows soldiers firing the Patriot weapons system. | Sebastian Apel/U.S. Department of Defense, via AP By NATASHA BERTRAND and LARA

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Putin Warns of ‘Swift’ Response to Rivals Crossing ‘Red Line’

Putin pointed to reports that Russian and Belarusian security forces thwarted an alleged attempt to assassinate Belarus’ longtime leader. President Vladimir Putin warned Tuesday of Russia’s “swift” and “severe” response to foreign hostile actions and decried Western sanctions, which he likened to a sporting competition. “I hope that no one will think of crossing the ‘red line’ in relation to

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At the entrances to Kharkov, several buses with titushki were detained: they had to create a “picture for RosSMI” at a session of the City Council

In the Kharkiv region, as part of large-scale anti-terrorist exercises, several buses with titushki were detained, which were sent by one of the pro-Russian parties to destabilize the situation in the region. This was announced by the press secretary of the Security Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region Vladislav Abdula. According to the SBU spokesman, the buses with more than 60

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Spying Out the Land

Edward Lucas Russian mischief is a puzzle. So is the failure to deal with it. Better late than never. The Czech authorities are binning Russia’s bid for a nuclear power contract and expelling 18 embassy officials in connection with a fatal explosion seven years ago. According to Czech officials and the Respekt newsweekly, two Russians blamed for a failed assassination

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U.S. Senator: SFRC to vote on Ukraine Security Partnership Act with more military aid

Kuleba and Menendez discussed the security situation in Donbas.The Senate is concerned about the Russian troop build-up along the Ukraine border / Photo from ua.depositphotos.com U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), expects an SFRC vote on the Ukraine Security Partnership Act on Wednesday to increase military aid for the country, which includes the

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Zelensky invites Putin to meet in Donbas (Video)

The Ukrainian leader has released a video on Russian aggression.Vladimir Zelensky / Screenshot from the video message Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to “meet anywhere in the Ukrainian Donbas, where there is a war.” He announced this in a video message dedicated to Russian aggression. “And I would like to address our northern neighbor separately. Once the

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