Contents tagged with Russian Invasion
NATO Secretary General: Russia has not given up its strategic goals in Ukraine
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russia has not given up its strategic goals, even though it failed to capture the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and was forced to retreat from Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city.
Speaking during a news conference with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in Copenhagen, Stoltenberg explained, “We need to be prepared for the long haul, that this war may continue for a long time. And that also means that NATO allies have to be prepared to try …
Russian attacks on civilian districts in Kharkiv intensify
Ukrainian officials in the city of Kharkiv have said Russian attacks on the city have intensified since Sunday. The city has been subject to indiscriminate attacks since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, but as Ukraine’s second largest city and its close proximity to the Russian border, it has become one of Moscow’s primary urban targets in Ukraine’s east as Russian forces commence their Donbas offensive. Ukrainian forces were able to repel Russian advances on the city …
Russia’s airstrike in Syrian Idlib province kills 44 people
Observers from two organizations, the White Helmets and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), have reported that on the evening of June 7, aircraft from the Russian Air Forces launched an air strike against the Syrian village of Zardana in the province of Idlib, killing at least 44 people.
Eleven women and six children are among the dead, say the human rights activists. More than sixty people were injured. The number of victims may increase, as many of the wounded are in critical …
Poroshenko: Russia has strengthened its troops near Ukrainian borders in preparation to invade
Since 2014, Russia has reorganized its military forces and strengthened its military presence along the border with Ukraine, as stated by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the meeting with the Ukrainian military in Kramatorsk, Luhansk region, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
As the President noted, the commander of the Ukrainian Airborne Forces Mykhailo Zabrodskyi informed him about Russia's readiness for a rapid invasion of Ukraine.
"In his report, General Zabrodskyi informed me in detail …
Ukrainian representative in Minsk: There are 702 Russian tanks in the Donbas
There are more Russian tanks in the temporarily occupied territories than in Germany and the UK combined.
This was said on-air on Channel 5 by the representative of Ukraine in the Minsk talks, Yevhen Marchuk.
He assured that Ukrainian intelligence knows exactly through which railway crossing and border checkpoints trains come from the Russian side, how much and what kind of equipment is being transported, and where it is being unloaded.
“It is absolutely certain that on that side there are 70 …
Gubarev: Uprisings in southeastern Ukraine in 2014 were organized by 'external forces'
Pavel Gubarev, the head of the People's Militia of the Donbas, the leader of the Novorossiya (New Russia) Party and the former "People's Governor" of the Donetsk region, said the anti-government uprising in the southeast of Ukraine in 2014 was organized by external forces. In an interview with the local newspaper, he said that without such aid it would be impossible to effect a leadership change in other cities of Ukraine, Rosbalt reported.
Responding to a question about whether the repetition …
Dzhemilev met with Erdoğan
On 17th December, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with the Ukrainian presidential envoy for Crimean Tatar People’s Affairs, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Anadolu reported. The meeting took place in a hotel in Konya. The Turkish Vice Prime Minister, Yalçın Akdoğan also participated in the meeting, which lasted about 40 minutes. Neither of the parties has disclosed the details of their discussions.
A sizeable portion of the Crimean Tatar Diaspora (more than 1000 people) live in Turkey. In …
Herbst: War in Ukraine is more important than Russian invasion of Syria
The former U.S Ambassador to Ukraine, John Herbst, in his interview with the Voice of America, stated that U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, is not the best candidate for negotiations with Russia regarding the cessation of the war in Ukraine. According to him, his soft diplomacy will not convince the Kremlin that it’s time to pull back.
“The point is that during negotiations with the Kremlin, U.S Secretary John Kerry doesn't speak harshly in regards to Russian crimes, such as the Crimean …
Pro-Russian Cossack Commander Killed by Alleged Car Bomb in Eastern Ukraine
The car of Cossack commander Pavel Dremov of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) was blown up on the way to his wedding.
According to the official news agency of the separatist authorities, the explosion occurred at a gas station en route Pervomaisk - Stakhanov. Dremov died immediately, and the driver of the car later died from his injuries. The authorities of the self-proclaimed LPR proclaimed the incident a terrorist attack.
"The explosion of a car which killed the commander …
Dzhemilev named conditions for supplying Crimea with electricity
The leader of the Crimean Tater people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, summarized that the contract should specify that Crimea is temporarily occupied by Russia. According to Dzhemilev, the document must be signed by representatives of the relevant ministries of Ukraine and Russia.
The Crimean leader, during a meeting with the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, named three conditions necessary for signing the contract which would supply electricity to Crimea. Dzhemilev discussed this in the …