Category Archives: Russia

For the first time, the German Foreign Ministry will be headed by a woman: she openly opposes Nord Stream-2

Kuleba does not expect radical changes in the new German government regarding Ukraine / REUTERS

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The Russian Public Is Being Primed for Another of Putin’s Wars

The Kremlin’s propaganda campaign at home is getting people ready for a ‘reluctant’ move into Ukraine. Domestic propagandists and state TV pundits are promoting the idea of an inevitable confrontation with the West as Russia’s military posture grows increasingly hostile, causing major concern for its nearest neighbors and NATO. Ukraine remains the crown jewel for the Kremlin and the Russian

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Kremlin Blasts ‘Divisive’ U.S. Democracy Summit Snub

The Kremlin said Wednesday it opposes U.S. President Joe Biden’s “divisive” democracy summit after Russia did not appear on the list of invitees. Around 110 countries have been invited to the virtual summit, including the United States’ major Western allies, and snubbing Russia and China. The long-advertised meeting will take place online on Dec. 9 and 10 ahead of an

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Russia to Boost Military in Face of ‘Increased NATO Activity’

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday that the country needed to further develop its armed forces in the face of “increased NATO activity” on its borders. “The difficult military and political situation in the world and the increased activity of NATO countries near the Russian borders require further quality development of the armed forces,” Shoigu told officials in

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How to Deter Russia Now

By Daniel Fried, John E. Herbst, Alexander Vershbow War drums are beating in Europe. For the second time this year, Moscow is assembling up to 100,000 troops and military hardware on its border with Ukraine. The Biden administration judges that there is a real possibility that Russian President Vladimir Putin may decide to launch a new invasion of Ukraine in

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U.S. ‘Escalating’ Russia-Ukraine Tensions by Arming Kiev – Kremlin

The United States is “escalating” the tense situation between Kiev and Moscow by sending weapons and military advisers to Ukraine, the Kremlin said Tuesday. The comments come after CNN reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the deliberations, that the Biden administration is considering sending Javelin anti-tank missiles, stinger air defense missiles and military advisers to Ukraine amid Western concerns of

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Strategic compass. CNN Reveals Details Of EU Defense Plan

This week, EU member states were presented with the Strategic Compass for Security and Defense, a plan that outlines actions to ensure the bloc’s internal security. The corresponding document was at the disposal of CNN . It provides a mechanism that explains how the efforts of the EU member states can be coordinated in the event of a joint military force being used. The key

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Wagner operation was indeed postponed on Ukraine president’s behalf, ex-intelligence chief says

Article by: Alya Shandra The Wagnergate affair in Ukraine gains steam as intelligence chief who was in charge of the ambitious operation to detain Russian mercenaries suspected of war crimes in Donbas admits it was postponed based on orders from President Zelenskyy. This confirms the allegations of a recent Bellingcat report dismissed by the President’s Office. The intelligence chief also says

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Top Democrat proposes crushing sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has introduced an amendment that would trigger a cascade of sanctions against top Russian officials, the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, major financial institutions, sovereign debt transactions and more in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Why it matters: U.S. officials have been sounding the alarm about Russia’s massive military buildup

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Putin blames the West for ruining relations with Russia

Russia’s relations with NATO countries have become “distressing”, the possibilities of cooperation with the European Union are “narrowing”, interaction with the United States is “in an unsatisfactory state” after the expulsion of Russian diplomats, which made it impossible for Russian embassies to function normally, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the board of the Foreign Ministry. Not so long

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Crimea is Russian, sanctions against Russia are ineffective, – Bulgarian President

The ambassador was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine because of the statement of the Bulgarian president During a debate with his main opponent in the presidential election, Anastas Gerdzhikov, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said he considered annexed Crimea to be Russian territory and that sanctions against Russia were ineffective, Svobodna Evropa reports. “[Crimea] is Russian now.

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Putin calls on Lukashenko to begin dialogue with Belarusian opposition

Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time called on the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to start a dialogue with the Belarusian opposition. “Yes, we know that the situation in Belarus. Although it has calmed down inside the country, but, nevertheless, there are problems, and we are well aware of this and, of course, call for a dialogue

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Kremlin Slams U.S. Congress Bid to ‘Not Recognize’ Putin Presidency Past 2024

The Kremlin slammed Friday a proposal by the U.S. Congress not to recognize Vladimir Putin’s presidency beyond 2024. Congressmen Steve Cohen and Joe Wilson introduced a resolution Thursday to end the recognition of Putin as Russian president “if the autocrat remains in power” after his current term. Constitutional amendments passed last year grant Putin the ability to stay in power until 2036

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Opinion | Putin Is Massing Troops On Ukraine’s Border. Here’s How Biden Can Change a Failing Playbook.

An unsavory compromise may be everyone’s best hope. Samuel Charap (@scharap) is a senior political scientist at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. He has previously served as a senior advisor to the undersecretary of state for arms control and international security and is the coauthor, with Timothy Colton, of Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet

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Belarus Border Camp Cleared as Iraqis Fly Home From Migrant Stand-Off

A makeshift migrant camp on Belarus’ border with Poland has been cleared, Minsk said Thursday, as hundreds of Iraqis who failed to make the crossing to enter the European Union returned home.  Hope for de-escalating the crisis, which has seen thousands camping in desperate conditions on the border for weeks, had been mounting in recent days, after German Chancellor Angela

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Russian Diaspora Group in U.S. Disbands, Blaming FBI ‘Foreign Agent’ Probe

A Russian diaspora group in the United States said Thursday it has suspended activities over what it called FBI harassment of its members as part of an undisclosed probe into “foreign agent” law violations. The Russian Community Council of the U.S.A., which organizes events to popularize the Russian language and cultural heritage within the U.S., said 300 of its members have been

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Putin Accuses West of ‘Escalating Situation’ in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the West is “escalating” the Ukraine conflict by holding drills in the Black Sea and flying bombers near its borders. His comments come as the U.S. accuses Moscow of a troop build-up near Ukraine. Western countries have for days raised alarm over Russian military activity near Ukraine, with Washington warning Moscow against making

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UK agrees to sell missiles to Ukraine amid rising Russia tensions

A deal struck between the UK and Ukraine will see warships and missiles sold to the country amid rising tensions with Russia. Defence secretary Ben Wallace signed a treaty with Ukraine last week, under which the country’s government can access financing for contracts with UK suppliers to help beef up its naval capabilities. It is expected to help deliver two

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While Putin is rattling his weapons. What Europe is doing

Vladimir Ohryzko I am quite surprised by some of our Western partners. These days , warnings are being heard from Western partners about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine . Everyone is wondering if the situation is so critical? I am grateful to our Western partners for sharing intelligence information with us. The only surprise was that the first reaction of our high-ranking officials was as

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Ukraine and Britain announce deal – shoulder to shoulder in face of Russian military build-up

Britain stands shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine in the face of a Russian military build-up, defence ministers have declared in a new, joint statement designed to offer assistance to the beleaguered Kyiv government. Russia has been massing tens of thousands of troops on the border of Ukraine and there have been warnings from the US of imminent invasion. Russia may

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Russia Criticizes Polish Use of Tear Gas on Migrants

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said the use of tear gas and water cannon by Polish forces to stop migrants entering from Belarus was “absolutely unacceptable.” “The behavior of the Polish side is absolutely unacceptable,” he told a press conference in Moscow, citing “tear gas and a water cannon and shots fired above the heads of migrants towards

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