Russia, after all, has more fighter planes in Crimea and at bases near Ukraine than previously reported, increasing its capacity for political intimidation or military intervention. The satellite images, analyzed by The Wall Street Journal, show Su-30 fighters lined up on the runway at an airbase in Crimea – the
Joseph Borrell revealed on Monday that Russia had sent more than 150,000 military personnel to the border with Ukraine and the Crimean zone. This is the largest Russian detachment in the region, he said. Last week, the United States of America accused Russia of sending some 25,000 military personnel to
The Ukrainian Army is carrying out maneuvers with tanks and artillery in the regions neighboring the Crimean Peninsula illegally annexed in 2014 by Russia. “Tanks and artillery units under the orders of the Joint Forces Command of Ukraine are training combat conditions,” said Ukrainian Lieutenant General Serguei Nayev, quoted in
The American representative at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe considers that “Russia’s unilateral military activities only serve to further destabilize an already volatile situation and threaten to undo the fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine”. The United States accused Russia on Wednesday of having deployed in the past
European Union (EU) head of diplomacy, Josep Borrell, today promised EU “indefectible” support for Kyiv and expressed concern about Russian troop movements on the border with Ukraine. “We are following Russian military activity around Ukraine with great concern,” said Borrell, after a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
MOSCOW AND KYIV – The Russian government said on Thursday that the recent movement of troops near the border with Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula, occupied by Moscow since 2014, is natural and should not cause concern. The movements were criticized by Ukrainians and NATO, the main military alliance in
Russia has warned Nato against sending any troops to help Ukraine, amid reports of a large Russian military build-up on its borders. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia would take “additional measures” if Nato were to make such a move. Sporadic, low-level clashes continue in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian troops