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Ukraine

Russia claims Ukrainian air defenses neutralized

The Russian Defense Ministry has claimed that Ukrainian air defenses have been neutralized. Moscow has launched a ‘special operation’ in Ukraine on Thursday, amid escalating tensions between Kiev's forces and Moscow-backed troops in Donbass.

World reacts to Russian invasion of Ukraine

Leaders of several countries rushed to condemn a Russian invasion of Ukraine on Wednesday night, warning of heavy sanctions to come for the attack announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Oil prices surge above $100 following Russia Ukraine attacks

Oil prices soared past $100 for the first time in more than seven years on Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "military operation" in Ukraine.

Guterres says Russia must fully comply with UN charter

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Moscow's recognition of the "independence" of the two breakaway Ukrainian regions. He has called on Russia to fully comply with the global body's charter.

3 more countries impose sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Australia, Canada and Japan have issued sanctions against Russia on Tuesday. The have joined the growing list of countries that have taken economic action after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized two Ukrainian regions as independent states and moved Russian forces into eastern Ukraine.

Russia says its forces withdrawing from Ukraine border

Russian troops have completed their training drills in Belarus, close to neighboring Ukraine, and will begin returning to their places of regular deployment, the Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday. It comes amid fears in the West that the exercises could have been a precursor to an invasion.

Iranian FM: Russia’s concerns over Ukraine understandable to Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has said the Kremlin’s views and concerns about foreign interference in Ukraine are understandable to Iran.

G7 warns sanctions would have ‘massive’ impact on Russia

World powers have warned Moscow that they stand ready to impose sanctions that would have a huge and immediate impact on Russia's economy, should it pursue any military aggression against Ukraine. Moscow rejects any plan to attack Ukraine, despite mass military deployment on borders.

Putin holds talks with Macron over Ukraine, Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin held phone talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday over Ukraine tensions and Iran's nuclear programme.

Lavrov: US propaganda on ‘Russian aggression’ against Ukraine provocative

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a telephone talk with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday that Washington propaganda campaign on Moscow’s alleged aggression against Ukraine pursued provocative goals.

US says Russian invasion of Ukraine could create instability in ME

The U.S. Army general tapped to take over as top commander in the Middle East has warned if Russia invades Ukraine, it could create broader instability in the Middle East, including Syria.

Russia says west speculation about invasion of Ukraine ‘madness’

The speculation of Western countries about how many days Kiev can fall in the course of a potential Russian invasion is madness and scaremongering, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy said on Sunday.

Kremlin: Bloomberg disseminating false news over Ukraine

Russia says US-based Bloomberg News Agency is publishing baseless stories regarding Moscow’s plans to invade Ukraine. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov added this makes it clear how dangerous West-triggered tensions are.

Russia deploys S-400 in Belarus amid tensions over Ukraine

Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems have been deployed to Belarus and will go on air defense combat alert as part of an inspection of the Union State’s Response Force, according to the Russia’s Defense Ministry.

Russia says not threatening Ukraine

 A top Russian security official says Moscow is in no way threatening Ukraine, adding all allegations by the US authorities in this regard are total absurdity, Russian  

‘Ukraine toy in US, NATO’s hands for pressure on Russia’

Ukraine is being used as a tool of geopolitical pressure on Moscow, it became a toy in the hands of the US and NATO, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev says.

Pentagon puts 1,000s troops on alert over Russia tensions

As tensions intensify over Russia-Ukraine crisis, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has placed roughly 8,500 military personnel on heigh alert to potentially deploy to Eastern Europe, the Pentagon announced.

Russia urges UK to stop engaging in provocations over Ukraine

Moscow has called on the UK to avoid provocations over the Russia-Ukraine crisis. It follows a statement by the UK foreign office that Russia seeks to bring to power a pro-Kremlin government in Kiev.

Russia says to keep troops near Ukraine due to NATO actions

Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov says Moscow has to keep troops on its territory near the Ukrainian border because of the tense situation and NATO’s actions.

Russia launches military drills near Ukraine border

Russia has staged live-fire exercises involving troops and tanks near the Ukrainian border. It comes as Russian and the US negotiators gave no sign of narrowing their differences in briefings after the recent talks in Switzerland.

US: Diplomatic solution possible over Russia-Ukraine crisis

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says a diplomatic solution is still possible to resolve the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Binken however warned Russia of “massive consequences” if it continues what he called aggressive actions in Europe.

Iran paying reparations to families of Ukrainian plane crash victims

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has issued a statement regarding measures the Islamic Republic has taken to appease the families of people who died in the Ukrainian plane crash over Tehran in early 2020.

Ukrainian passenger plane shootdown trial begins in Iran

A military court in Iran has put on trial several people in the case of the shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran in early 2020.

Pentagon chief in Ukraine amid Moscow-Kiev tensions

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is in Kiev for talks with Ukrainian officials. Pentagon chief has stated Russia cannot block Ukraine's NATO aspirations. Moscow has warned Kiev joining the bloc goes beyond ‘red lines’.

Moscow says U.S. needs Ukraine for anti-Russian goals

Washington needs Kiev for adversarial relations with Moscow as well as its total deterrence, a Russian official claims. The source, however, has described the alliance as ‘fragile’.

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