A Ukrainian serviceman runs to deliver ammunition to an armored fighting vehicle during a live-fire exercise in an area controlled by the joint forces operation in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Thursday February 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the aggressive strategy ofRead More →

When the Ukrainian Defense Forces encounter a suspected Russian saboteur posing as a Ukrainian, they usually ask him to say the Ukrainian word for a type of local bread: palyanitsya. Almost invariably, the suspect betrays his nationality and politics by pronouncing it with a different ending: palyanitsa. Similarly, during WorldRead More →

As Russia moves its accumulated forces around Ukraine’s borders, observers are watching to see if an invasion will actually happen. It remains uncertain whether Russia will demobilize its forces on its own, whether a diplomatic settlement can be reached that would persuade the country not to invade, or whether anRead More →

A Bundesregierung handout shows German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a video conference with US President Joe Biden and European leaders talking about Russia and Ukraine from the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, January 24, 2022. Jesco Denzel /Bundesregierung/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV/BERLIN, JanRead More →

Ukraine should “consolidate its strength” and join NATO, says soldier The exercises were confirmed by Ukrainian TV Dom. Ukraine, which is seeking to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has received a series of consignments of US ammunition and Javelin missiles since 2018, drawing criticism from Moscow. Kiev accusesRead More →

After years of undeclared war in the eastern Donbass region, this week has seen the risk of a full-fledged confrontation between Russia and Ukraine increasing, which threatens to involve Ukraine’s military intelligence chief. NATO Kyrylo Budanov warned the Military Times that over the weekend Russia “had more than 92,000 troopsRead More →

Ukraine’s foreign minister said on Wednesday he hoped allies such as Germany would not regret refusing his country’s request for arms deliveries if Russia launched an attack. Dmytro Kuleba broached the sensitive topic with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas during a meeting in Berlin where the pair stressed the needRead More →

A total of 70% of respondents cited the reluctance of the Russian authorities to end the conflict as the main obstacle on the road to peace in the region. Alexander Markov Some 64% of Ukrainians think there is an ongoing war in the Donbass between Ukraine and the Russian Federation,Read More →

In issuing a notice to the US carrier over the weekend, the FAA warned against flying over the Russian-Ukrainian border due to flight safety risks. They noted “escalating regional tensions between Russia and Ukraine, which could potentially lead to no-notice cross-border skirmishes, increased military activity and/or conflict.” US civilian flightsRead More →

Moscow is conducting aerial exercises involving missile launches and bomber movements over the disputed region. Currently, 50 Russian fighters, bombers and attack aircraft are taking part in “exercises over the Black Sea”. A report by Russia’s independent Interfax news agency said war games organized by Moscow are likely to heightenRead More →

Russia: expert discusses tensions with Ukraine The troubled country’s foreign minister was joined by his counterparts from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – all NATO allies – in strongly condemning Russia’s military escalation in eastern Russia Ukraine. Dmytro Kuleba’s warning came after the United States turned around by sending two warshipsRead More →