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Ukraine To Consult With France, Germany On Russian Military Buildup

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, (left to right) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Putin attend a press conference after a summit on Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris in December 2019.

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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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Alligators’ flight: how the Russian Armed Forces practically implements information operations against Ukraine during military exercises — InformNapalm.org (English)

Against the backdrop of various military maneuvers and exercises near the borders of Ukraine, Russia continues to conduct information warfare. The purpose of Russia’s information operations is psychological pressure on Ukraine and demonstration of readiness to significantly step up the hostilities. On April 2, Russian sources, in particular, Voenny Obozrevatel popular telegram channel, affiliated with… Alligators’ flight: how the Russian Armed

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EU accuses Russia of drafting conscripts from occupied Crimea

3:15, 01.04.21 – UNIAN The Russian Federation is bound by international law, and obliged to ensure the protection of human rights on the peninsula, the EU recalls. The European Union says Russia has launched a conscription campaign in the occupied Crimea and that the move broke international law. “Today, the Russian Federation has launched yet another conscription campaign in the illegally-annexed

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Russia to Display Advanced Armata Tanks at Red Square Parade

Russia plans to display state-of-the-art Armata T-14 tanks at its World War II victory parade on Red Square this spring, its manufacturer announced Thursday. The T-14’s developers tout its next-level firepower, maneuvering and remote-control capabilities, as well as its unmanned turret and improved design for better survival prospects for its three-person crew.  The 14-wheel main battle tank will roll into

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Norway suspends sale of engine plant to Russian company

23:53, 9 March 2021 – 112UA Justice Ministry welcomes foreign investments but says there are potential risks for national security. The government of Norway has stopped the procedure of sale of Bergen Engines plant to Russia’s Transmashholding company. Reuters reported that with the reference to Norwegian Justice Ministry.  On February 4, Rolls-Royce claimed it sold the company, which was part of the plan to help the country cope

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Abkhazia scenario: Russia could deploy its troops in Donbas as “peacekeepers” – journalist

09:00, 10.03.21 – UNIAN Russia is mulling an option of mothballing the conflict along the Abkhazian model. The Kremlin could be plotting an armed provocation aiming to ultimately deploy “Russian peacekeepers” into the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas, suggests Serhiy Harmash, a Ukrainian journalist and delegate to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement, representing representative of certain areas of

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Russia poses “existential threat” to U.S. – Pentagon

09:00, 25.02.21 – UNIAN All European allies are also facing the threat, General Wolters says. The Russian Federation remains a threat to the United States despite economic sanctions imposed. That’s according to U.S. European Command Commander Air Force General Tod Wolters. “Russia engages in destabilizing and malign activities across the globe, with many of those activities happening close to home [in

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NATO seeks to boost funding for deterrence efforts along borders with Russia

19:30, 15.02.21 – UNIAN Stoltenberg said China and Russia are at the forefront of an authoritarian pushback against rules-based international order NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gas suggested increasing NATO’s funding for “core deterrence and defense activities.” “This would support Allied deployments in our battlegroups in the eastern part of our Alliance, air policing, maritime deployments and exercises,” Stoltenberg said at a

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A 17th Century Organ Gun from Lviv — ULTIMA RATIO

Mariana Verkhoturovawith Thorsten Peger & N.R. Jenzen-Jones Introduction Since gunpowder was first developed, humans have strived to refine and better harness this technology to develop more effective and deadly weapons for the battlefield. While some of the earliest artillery pieces were heavy bombards—fixed on a wooden base placed directly on the ground and only useful […] A 17th Century Organ Gun

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Ukrainian crews of Island-class patrol boats arrive in U.S. for training

22:30, 11.01.21 – UNIAN The boats will be delivered to Ukraine in the first half of 2021. Ukrainian navy servicemen set to man Island-class patrol boats that are part of the U.S. military assistance to Ukraine have arrived for a 10-week training course in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Ukrainian sailors were greeted at the airport by Ukrainian diplomats, the embassy’s defense

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Zelensky fires security council deputy secretary who criticized him

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sacked the deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council in what appears to be retaliation for the official’s criticism of him. On Dec. 29, Zelensky signed a decree removing Major General Serhiy Kryvonos from the position, which he had held since March 2019, when he was appointed to office by Zelensky’s predecessor, President Petro Poroshenko. The firing

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Stoltenberg claims NATO has to strengthen its position in Black Sea

08:06, 1 December 2020 – 112UA The official stressed that the Black Sea region was strategically important to NATO and all its allies. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is convinced that the NATO bloc should strengthen its position in the Black Sea region in connection with the enhancement of Russia’s military presence in the annexed Crimea. This was announced by Stoltenberg during

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English language to become essential in Ukraine Army

18:00, 18.11.20 – UNIAN This will help achieve better interoperability with NATO forces. Learning English is becoming an integral part a new military culture being introduced into the Armed Forces of Ukraine, based on Euro-Atlantic values and principles. In the new system of professional military education, English language testing will become mandatory, the press service of the defense ministry reported. “The

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ukraine: Army to get powerful RS80 rockets ahead of schedule

21:30, 14.10.20 – UNIAN The first batch of unguided rockets have successfully undergone live-fire tests and confirmed compliance with tactical and technical requirements. Ukraine’s state-owned Artem Holding, which is part of the Ukroboronprom defense giant, is ready to ensure an early delivery to the customer, the Defense Ministry, several hundred new unguided aircraft rockets, manufactured under the National defense order.

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ukraine: Air Force gets modernized MiG29 fighter

23:15, 09.10.20 – UNIAN Service life has been extended, while new Ukrainian-made equipment and systems have been installed. The Lviv State Aircraft Repair Plant SE, which is part of the Ukroboronprom Group, handed over to the military another upgraded MiG-29MU1 fighter jet. That’s according to the plant CEO Dmytro Matrunchyk, Ukroboronprom’s press service reports. “On the eve of Ukraine Defender Day,

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