Archiv: War of Agression by Russian Government against Ukraine / Angriffskrieg der russischen Regierung gegen Ukraine / 2022

24.05.2022 - 06:29 [ ]

Biden says US will use force to defend Taiwan if China invades

He warned that China is already „flirting with danger by flying so close and all the maneuvers they are undertaking (in Taiwan’s ADIZ).“ The president said that although the U.S. is committed to the ‚one China‘ policy, it does not mean that China has the „jurisdiction to go in and use force to take over Taiwan.“

Biden pledged that the U.S. „stands firmly with Japan and other nations not to let that happen.“

24.05.2022 - 06:24 [ Japan Today ]

Japan hosts Quad summit seeking unity on countering China

Leaders of Japan, India, Australia and the United States met in Tokyo on Tuesday, looking to put China on notice as it expands its military and economic influence in the region.

The summit of the grouping known as the Quad comes a day after U.S. President Joe Biden said Washington would be ready to intervene militarily to defend Taiwan, prompting China to accuse him of „playing with fire“.

Tuesday’s gathering is expected to produce fewer fireworks but still be clearly directed at China.

24.05.2022 - 03:42 [ ]

Pentagon working on plans to send troops to protect US Embassy in Kyiv

“Some of the things that may have been out there in the media, those are planning efforts that are underway at a relatively low level,” Milley told reporters at the Pentagon, seeming to refer to the Journal’s report.

Such plans “have not yet made it to [Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin] or myself for that matter, for refinement of courses of action and what’s needed,” he noted.

24.05.2022 - 03:38 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Pentagon Weighs Deploying Special Forces to Guard Kyiv Embassy

President Biden has yet to be presented with the proposal.

23.05.2022 - 01:31 [ Tehran Times ]

Resumption of Vienna talks awaits U.S. decision

Hadi Afghahi, a former Iranian diplomat, told the Arabic-language Iran News Agency that Mora carried two messages: One is related to Europe’s desire to import energy from Iran in light of the war in Ukraine and the other includes ideas about the IRGC designation. According to Afghahi, Mora carried American proposals that included lifting the sanctions on some Iranian entities and companies, but keeping the IRGC and some of its figures on the U.S. blacklist. The American proposals also included a paragraph calling on Iran not to avenge the assassination of top IRGC general Qassem Soleimani, according to Afghahi.

22.05.2022 - 03:48 [ Zero Hedge ]

Russian Media Says Head Of Azov In Custody After 2,439 Total Fighters Surrender At Steel Plant

Late Friday Russia’s Defense Ministry announced that the last Ukrainian fighters holed up in the giant Azovstal steelworks plant emerged, days after there were reports that top Azov commanders still holding out.

The ministry said it counted 2,439 defenders had emerged and surrendered over the past few days. The final holdout group that was last to come out was tallied at 531. The Russian military’s now total control over the sprawling plant and city of Mariupol is considered the be its greatest victory over three months of war.

20.05.2022 - 22:35 [ ]

Ukraine to give no consent to alternatives for EU membership – Yermak

„We will not agree to the alternatives of joining the EU, which have begun to sound again recently,“ he said.

Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron said he was proposing to create a new political union, in which it would be possible to accept countries outside the EU, for example, Ukraine. proposing „to create what I would call a European political community.“

20.05.2022 - 12:39 [ Tagesschau,de ]

Spionage-Allianz: Ermittlungen zu Kriegsverbrechen unterstützen

Die Justizminister des Geheimdienstnetzwerks Five Eyes haben der Ukraine ihre Unterstützung bei der Verfolgung russischer Kriegsverbrechen zugesagt. Sie würden auch die Ermittlungen des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs (IStGH) unterstützen, erklärten die Ressortverantwortlichen der USA, Großbritanniens, Australiens, Neuseelands und Kanadas.

18.05.2022 - 15:20 [ ]

Moskau: 959 Soldaten haben sich in Asow-Stahl-Werk ergeben

Russland hat nach eigenen Angaben fast 700 weitere ukrainische Soldaten aus dem belagerten Asow-Stahl-Werk in Mariupol gefangen genommen. In den vergangenen 24 Stunden hätten sich 694 Kämpfer ergeben, unter ihnen 29 Verletzte, teilte das russische Verteidigungsministerium heute mit. Insgesamt hätten sich seit Montag somit 959 ukrainische Soldaten auf dem Werksgelände in Mariupol ergeben, darunter 80 Verletzte.

18.05.2022 - 05:33 [ ]

Schweden, Finnland besiegeln Weg in NATO

Schweden und Finnland nähern sich ihren NATO-Beitritten in großen Schritten an. Die schwedische Außenministerin Ann Linde unterzeichnete am Dienstag den Mitgliedsantrag. Kurz darauf stimmte das finnische Parlament mit überwältigender Mehrheit einem Antrag auf Mitgliedschaft zu. Am Abend unterzeichnete dann schließlich Finnlands Außenminister Pekka Haavisto den Antrag.

18.05.2022 - 05:23 [ Radio Sweden ]

Finland and Sweden to walk „hand-in-hand“ into NATO

At a joint press conference in Stockholm, prime minister Magdalena Andersson and Finland’s President Sauili Niinistö spoke about the long historic relations and co-operation between the two countries, and the importance of taking this step together.

17.05.2022 - 10:35 [ ]

EU-Außenminister: Ölembargo in der Warteschleife

Der ungarische Außenminister Peter Szijjarto sprach in einer auf Facebook veröffentlichten Videobotschaft von Investitionen in Höhe von 15 bis 18 Milliarden Euro, die für die Abkehr seines Landes vom russischen Öl nötig seien. Es sei „legitim“, dass Ungarn einen Vorschlag der EU-Kommission erwarte, sagte Szijjarto, der ebenfalls in Brüssel war.

17.05.2022 - 10:23 [ ]

Belagertes Stahlwerk in Mariupol: 264 Soldaten ergeben sich

Nach wochenlanger Belagerung haben etwa 260 ukrainische Soldaten das Asow-Stahlwerk in Mariupol verlassen. Darunter seien 53 Schwerverletzte, teilte der ukrainische Generalstab mit. Die anderen 211 ukrainischen Kämpfer seien in eine von russischen Truppen besetzte Ortschaft gebracht worden. Sie sollten später in einem Gefangenenaustausch mit russischen Soldaten freikommen, hieß es. An der Evakuierung der weiteren Verteidiger des Stahlwerks Azowstal werde noch gearbeitet.

16.05.2022 - 19:06 [ Radio Sweden ]

PM: Seeking NATO membership is historic shift for Sweden

With general elections just a few months away, the government could change between now and when the process is complete. Ulf Kristersson, leader of the conservative Moderates, said, „NATO is above party politics.“

16.05.2022 - 19:03 [ ]

Ukraine will develop like Israel as country always ready for war – expert


Oleksandr Komarov, the president of the Kyivstar mobile operator, believes that even under the best scenario, Ukraine will develop like Israel, becoming a country always ready for war.

„My vision of the future is this: even in the best scenario, Ukraine will develop like Israel, becoming a country always ready for war. And this factor should be taken into account in planning. We do not invest for a year, our horizon is 7-10 years. And therefore, all these factors must be taken into account.

16.05.2022 - 18:53 [ Times of Israel ]

Report: Zelensky received PR advice from Netanyahu aides


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky consulted in recent weeks with a pair of public relations advisers to Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu in a bid to galvanize military support for his country as it defends itself from Russia’s invasion, according to a report Tuesday.

Walla news said Zelensky received advice from Srulik Einhorn, who was a senior adviser for Netanyahu’s Likud party during the last election. He also reportedly consulted with Jonatan Urich, a longtime Netanyahu aide who continues to serve as the former prime minister’s spokesman.

16.05.2022 - 18:47 [ ]

Russia sees military coordination with Israel on Syria continuing

(February 26, 2022)

Following the 2015 Russian intervention in the Syrian civil war, Israel set up a „deconfliction mechanism“ with the big power to prevent them clashing inadvertently during Israeli strikes against Iranian deployments and arms transfers in the neighbouring Arab state.

„Our military officials discuss the practical issues of this substantively on a daily basis. This mechanism has proven to be useful and will continue to work,“ the Russian embassy in Israel said in a statement.

16.05.2022 - 18:38 [ Haaretz ]

Rights Groups Demand Israel Stop Arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine

(Jul. 9, 2018)

A group of more than 40 human rights activists have filed a petition with the High Court of Justice, demanding the cessation of Israeli arms exports to Ukraine.

They argue that these weapons serve forces that openly espouse a neo-Nazi ideology and cite evidence that the right-wing Azov militia, whose members are part of Ukraine’s armed forces, and are supported by the country’s ministry of internal affairs, is using these weapons.

16.05.2022 - 17:37 [ ]

Akten zur Iran-Contra-Affäre veröffentlicht


Am 25.11.1986 hatte Präsident Ronald Reagan zunächst die heimliche Lieferung von Waffen an den verfeindeten Iran dementiert und später dann den Umfang der Lieferung als „höchstens eine Flugzeugladung“ kleingeredet, obwohl es sich um 1500 Panzer- und Luftabwehrraketen handelte. Der Deal beinhaltete u.a. die Aufschiebung der Freilassung der 52 US-Geiseln, was Präsident Carter den Wahlkampf sabotiert hatte. Der finanzielle Anteil der iranischen Gegenleistung wurde am Kongress vorbei zur Finanzierung der Contras in Nicaragua verwendet, um die dortige Regierung zu stürzen. Die Contras, ursprünglich Regierungstruppen einer gestürzten Diktatur, waren von der CIA ausgebildet und mit Waffen versorgt worden, mit denen sie zur Destabilisierung Terrorismus gegen die Zivilbevölkerung verübten. Die CIA tolerierte sogar die Eigenfinanzierung der Contras durch Drogenschmuggel in die USA.

16.05.2022 - 17:23 [ ]

Die Iran-Contra-Affäre


Die USA hatten Waffen an den Iran verkauft und mit einem Teil der Erträge die nikaraguanischen „Contras“ bei ihrem Bemühen unterstützt, die linken Sandinisten in ihrer Heimat zu stürzen. Gleichzeitig versuchte Washington mit dieser Strategie, amerikanische Geiseln freizukaufen, die im Libanon verschwunden waren. Israel war als Mittler eingeschaltet, das freilich auch auf eigene Initiative bereits Waffengeschäfte mit Teheran aufgenommen hatte.

16.05.2022 - 17:17 [ Sevim Dagdelen., Abgeordnete im Bundestag / Nachdenkseiten ]

Wie ein Verhandlungsfrieden im Ukraine-Krieg torpediert wird

Inwieweit die Verbrechen in Butscha die Verhandlungen entscheidend beeinflusst haben, vermag ich nicht zu beurteilen. Diese Kriegsverbrechen müssen dringend durch eine internationale unabhängige Untersuchung aufgeklärt werden.

14.05.2022 - 17:37 [ Radio Sweden ]

As Sweden confronts NATO decision, Left Party holds out hope for non-alignment

A majority of parliament’s eight parties backed a national security analysis and its findings on Friday, but the Greens and the Left Party refrained from signing off on its conclusions.

The report didn’t take a stance on whether Sweden should join NATO but highlighted the benefits of being a member of the alliance, something the two parties oppose.

14.05.2022 - 17:11 [ ]

British PM Boris Johnson in Finland: U.K. is Ready to Help Finland Militarily; President Niinistö About Russia’s Reaction to NATO Membership: ‘Look in the Mirror’


Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain visited Finland to meet President Sauli Niinistö on Wednesday evening with a clear purpose: the United Kingdom stands ready to assist Finland in its endeavors by all means necessary.

14.05.2022 - 13:01 [ ]

UN chief ‚deeply concerned‘ about risks of global hunger due to war in Ukraine


Speaking alongside Austria’s chancellor and foreign minister in Vienna, Guterres also said talks were ongoing to evacuate more civilians from conflict zones in Ukraine.

„I have to say that I am deeply concerned, namely with the risks of hunger becoming widespread in different parts of the world because of the dramatic food security situation we are facing because of the war in Ukraine,“ he said.

14.05.2022 - 12:54 [ ]

World Economic Forum: Volodymyr Zelensky to join annual Davos meeting

Scheduled for Graubünden, a canton in eastern Switzerland, it is the first in-person meeting for three years and will feature the 44-year-old, who is set to address world political, economic and social leaders on May 23.

14.05.2022 - 12:34 [ ]

Selenskyj warnt vor weltweiten Hungersnöten

„Wie viel müsste man dann investieren, um solche Folgen zu überwinden? Diese Fragen sollten diejenigen beantworten, die die Sanktionen gegen Russland hinauszögern oder versuchen, die Hilfe für die Ukraine zu verzögern“, sagte der Präsident in einer Videoansprache am späten Abend.

14.05.2022 - 12:24 [ ]

Weltweite Ernährungskrise: Indien verbietet Export von Weizen

Eigentlich wollte Indien die Lücke schließen, die der Ukraine-Krieg in die weltweite Versorgung mit Weizen gerissen hat. Nun aber hat das Land die Ausfuhr von Weizen mit sofortiger Wirkung gestoppt.

14.05.2022 - 12:18 [ ]

India Bans Wheat Exports in Growing Wave of Food Protectionism

India prohibited wheat exports that the world was counting on to alleviate supply constraints sparked by the war in Ukraine, saying that the nation’s food security is under threat.

Exports will still be allowed to countries that require wheat for food security needs and based on the requests of their governments,

12.05.2022 - 16:21 [ ]

EU, UK join US in Launching Online ‘Disinformation’ Policies, ‘One-World Governance’ of Social Media

These steps come as part of a broader crackdown on the “spread of disinformation” called for by the Act, requiring platforms to “flag hate speech, eliminate any kind of terrorist propaganda” and implement “frameworks to quickly take down illicit content.”

Regarding alleged “disinformation,” these platforms will be mandated to create a “crisis response mechanism” to combat the spread of such content, with the Act specifically citing the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the “manipulation” of online content that has ensued.

11.05.2022 - 09:58 [ ]

Weniger Gas für Europa: Ukraine stoppt Gastransit durch Luhansk

Wie der ukrainische Gasnetzbetreiber GTSOU mitteilte, stellt das Land von heute an den Transit von russischem Gas im Gebiet Luhansk im Osten der Ukraine ein. Damit fielen bis zu 32,6 Millionen Kubikmeter Gas pro Tag weg, teilte GTSOU mit. Das sei fast ein Drittel der täglich über die Ukraine nach Europa transportierbaren Höchstmenge.

11.05.2022 - 08:59 [ Nexta / ]

This is what the occupiers have turned the historic center of #Mariupol into.

10.05.2022 - 13:08 [ Visegrád 24 / ]

French President Macron will hold a telephone conversation with Hungarian PM Orban and European Commission President von der Leyen today to resolve the Russian oil embargo.

10.05.2022 - 13:05 [ ]

Außenminister nach Orbáns Treffen mit Von der Leyen: „Weitere Gespräche sind erforderlich, damit Ungarn seine Haltung ändert“

„Die Energieversorgung Ungarns stehe derzeit auf einem stabilen Fundament“, sagte Szijjártó und fügte gleichzeitig hinzu, dass die Umsetzung des neuen Sanktionspakets die Energiesicherheit des Landes zerstören würde, da es für Ungarn unmöglich“ sei, das für das Funktionieren der Wirtschaft notwendige Rohöl zu erhalte

10.05.2022 - 11:21 [ ZDF ]

Außenministerin Baerbock in der Ukraine eingetroffen

Bundesaußenministerin Annalena Baerbock (Grüne) ist als erstes Kabinettsmitglied zu einem Besuch in der Ukraine eingetroffen. Baerbock verschaffte sich als erstes einen Eindruck in der Stadt Butscha in der Nähe von Kiew. Die Außenministerin sprach mit Bewohnern der Stadt, die zum Synonym für mutmaßliche Kriegsverbrechen der russischen Streitkräfte in der Ukraine geworden ist.

09.05.2022 - 18:04 [ ZDF ]

Putins Rede zum Ukraine-Krieg

In einer Rede auf dem Roten Platz in Moskau während der Feierlichkeiten zum Gedenken an den Sieg über Nazi-Deutschland im Zweiten Weltkrieg zog Putin am Montag Parallelen zwischen dem Kampf der Roten Armee gegen die Nationalsozialisten und dem Vorgehen der russischen Streitkräfte in der Ukraine.

Der Kremlchef betonte zudem, es handele sich bei der russischen Invasion um einen präventiven Schritt, der dazu diene, das „Vaterland“ vor der „inakzeptablen Gefahr“ zu verteidigen, die das vom Westen unterstützte Nachbarland für Russland darstelle.

09.05.2022 - 09:52 [ Nexta / ]

#Putin’s speech at the parade is over. There were no words about mobilization or an open declaration of war on #Ukraine.

09.05.2022 - 09:24 [ White House ]

G7 Leaders’ Statement

1. Today, on 8 May, we, the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), alongside Ukraine and the wider global community, commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe and the liberation from fascism and the National Socialist reign of terror, which caused immeasurable destruction, unspeakable horrors and human suffering. We mourn the millions of victims and offer our respect, especially to all those who paid the ultimate price to defeat the National Socialist regime, including the western Allies and the Soviet Union.

2. Seventy-seven years later, President Putin and his regime now chose to invade Ukraine in an unprovoked war of aggression against a sovereign country. His actions bring shame on Russia and the historic sacrifices of its people. Through its invasion of and actions in Ukraine since 2014, Russia has violated the international rules-based order, particularly the UN Charter, conceived after the Second World War to spare successive generations from the scourge of war.

09.05.2022 - 09:21 [ El Pais ]

The Ukraine war in maps: Russian and Ukrainian forces fight to control outskirts of Kharkiv

Russia’s withdrawal from northern Ukraine has turned the outskirts of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, into the conflict’s northernmost front. Kharkiv is not part of the Donbas, a pro-Russian separatist region where the Kremlin is focusing its military efforts. However, there have been relentless strikes and fighting around this city of 1.5 million – most of whom are Russian speakers – since day one of the invasion. Ukrainians said they had pushed the Russians back 40 kilometers (24.9 miles) east of the city, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

08.05.2022 - 16:42 [ ]

Jill Biden pays surprise visit to Ukraine, meets first lady

Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to western Ukraine on Sunday, holding a surprise Mother’s Day meeting with first lady Olena Zelenska to show U.S. support for the embattled nation as Russia presses its punishing war in the eastern regions.

08.05.2022 - 10:53 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

#Russian forces dropped a bomb on the school of Bilohorivka, #Luhansk region, where almost the entire village was staying, reports #Ukrainian media. There were about 90 people in the school. Nearly 30 people have already been taken out of the rubble.

07.05.2022 - 10:41 [ Bernie's Tweets / Twitter ]

CHINA – Every dot is a vessel stacked in queues at all ports, not just Shanghai. China’s lockdown policies will cripple western supply chains, destroy businesses and weaken economies & governments. Almost like sanctions.

07.05.2022 - 09:44 [ DW News, We really know Germany / Twitter ]

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has invited German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to visit Kyiv on May 9, the day Russia marks the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in World War II.

07.05.2022 - 09:41 [ @JComm_NewsFeeds / Twitter ]

Ukrainian President Zelensky used advisors linked to Likud, Netanyahu – report: During the war with Russia, Zelensky used the services of strategic advisors Srulik Einhorn, who ran a Likud campaign, and Yonatan Orich, Netanyahu’s spokesperson.

(May 3, 2022)

07.05.2022 - 08:58 [ DW Politik / Twitter ]

Verteidigungsministerin Christine Lambrecht hat angekündigt, dass Deutschland 7 Haubitzen in die Ukraine schicken wird.

In den vergangenen Wochen wurde die Bundesregierung stark kritisiert, nicht genug getan zu haben, um Kiew angesichts der russischen Invasion zu helfen.

07.05.2022 - 08:50 [ Björn Müller, editor for "loyal" @DieReserve as well @NDRinfo @tazgezwitscher @faznet @n_ost @esutde @bpb_de / Twitter ]

So it is. KMW-Sprecher heute mir gegenüber: „Es gibt seit Ende letzter Woche die rechtliche G-r-u-n-d-l-a-g-e für ein Geschäft in Form einer Exportgenehmigung durch den Bundessicherheitsrat.“ Das heißt in der Ableitung, bis dato gibt es nur die Anfrage zu einem Gepard-Deal.

07.05.2022 - 08:28 [ ]

NATO Military Committee to meet on May 19; chiefs of general staffs of Ukraine, Finland, Sweden invited

The Chiefs of General Staffs of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden will take part in the meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium on May 19, according to the alliance’s website

05.05.2022 - 12:31 [ The Associated Press / Twitter ]

Belarus president tells @AP it would be ‚unacceptable‘ to use nuclear weapons, but can’t say if Russia has such plans.

05.05.2022 - 11:22 [ ]

Moskau: Atomangriff in Kaliningrad simuliert

Die russischen Truppen in Kaliningrad haben nach Angaben aus Moskau mitten in der Offensive in der Ukraine Angriffe mit nuklearwaffenfähigen Raketen simuliert.

Bei einer Übung hätten rund hundert Soldaten den „elektronischen Start“ von mobilen ballistischen Raketensystemen vom Typ Iskander mit Atomwaffen simuliert, so das Verteidigungsministerium heute. Die Streitkräfte übten Angriffe auf militärische Ziele eines imaginären Feindes sowie die Reaktion auf einen Gegenschlag.

04.05.2022 - 16:05 [ Times of Israel ]

Report: Zelensky received PR advice from Netanyahu aides


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky consulted in recent weeks with a pair of public relations advisers to Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu in a bid to galvanize military support for his country as it defends itself from Russia’s invasion, according to a report Tuesday.

Walla news said Zelensky received advice from Srulik Einhorn, who was a senior adviser for Netanyahu’s Likud party during the last election. He also reportedly consulted with Jonatan Urich, a longtime Netanyahu aide who continues to serve as the former prime minister’s spokesman.

04.05.2022 - 15:25 [ ]

Russia sees military coordination with Israel on Syria continuing

(February 26, 2022)

Following the 2015 Russian intervention in the Syrian civil war, Israel set up a „deconfliction mechanism“ with the big power to prevent them clashing inadvertently during Israeli strikes against Iranian deployments and arms transfers in the neighbouring Arab state.

„Our military officials discuss the practical issues of this substantively on a daily basis. This mechanism has proven to be useful and will continue to work,“ the Russian embassy in Israel said in a statement.

04.05.2022 - 14:37 [ ]

Israeli authorities discuss possibility of supplying defense systems to Ukraine – media

Also, „there is a consensus among the relevant Israeli officials that, at least at this stage, the Ukrainian army will not receive anti-aircraft systems, modern weapons, offensive weapons.“ Instead, for the time being, it is about the supply of „defensive systems that will protect troops on the ground, personal combat equipment and warning systems that could be sent without causing a crisis with Russia,“ Haaretz writes.

04.05.2022 - 09:22 [ Reuters ]

EU to remove Sberbank, two other Russian banks from SWIFT

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to remove Russia’s biggest bank Sberbank and two other banks from the international SWIFT transaction and messaging system in another blow to the Russian financial system over the war in Ukraine.

03.05.2022 - 12:29 [ Daniel Schade / Twitter ]

Worauf beruht also diese deutliche Aussage? Die entsprechende Fußnote zeigt, dass diese lediglich auf der Aussage eines einzigen in der @NZZ im Februar zitierten/interviewten Völkerrechtlers beruht.

Das ist angesichts der Tragweite der Aussage meiner Meinung nach etwas dünn.

03.05.2022 - 12:24 [ ]

Gutachten zu Militärhilfe: Ausbildung kann Kriegseintritt bedeuten

Das zwölfseitige Gutachten des Wissenschaftlichen Dienstes, der die Bundestagsabgeordneten neutral beraten soll, wurde im März erstellt – also vor dem Beschluss von Bundesregierung und Bundestag, deutsche Panzer direkt an die Ukraine zu liefern und zugleich ukrainische Soldaten an westlichen Waffen auszubilden.

Laut US-Verteidigungsministerium werden ukrainische Soldaten bereits an Waffensystemen ausgebildet. Das Training finde auf US-Militärstützpunkten in Deutschland in Absprache mit der Bundesregierung statt, die bei der Koordinierung und Organisation helfe.

03.05.2022 - 11:20 [ ]

Kiew: Für Moskau gibt es nur die Kapitulation

Angesichts des teils erfolgreichen Widerstands der ukrainischen Armee gegen russische Truppen verbreitet der Nationale Sicherheitsrat in Kiew Siegesgewissheit. Der Sekretär des Rates, Olexij Danilow, äußerte sich überzeugt, der Krieg werde nicht mit einem Friedensabkommen, sondern mit einer Kapitulation des Angreifers enden. „Mit Russland können wir nur dessen Kapitulation unterzeichnen“, sagte Danilow im ukrainischen Fernsehen.

03.05.2022 - 10:55 [ ]

Russian drone shot down in Odesa – Odesa regional military administration speaker

„Odesa. Another enemy Forpost-type UAV followed the Russian ship. Thank you, air defense!“ Bratchuk wrote on his Telegram channel on Tuesday.

02.05.2022 - 15:33 [ Cityreport24 / Twitter ]

Plan: Flugzeug abschießen: Kiew will russischen Spion im Generalstab enttarnt haben

02.05.2022 - 15:16 [ ]

Russian mole exposed in Ukraine Army’s General Staff – adviser to President’s Office chief

He added that this false-flag attack was allegedly supposed to be carried out using Ukrainian weapons – portable anti-aircraft missile systems. The spies planned to obtain the weapons, used by our troops, through volunteers. To this end, they had been trying to win trust of the latter, giving them real data on the movement of Russian troops, giving away the coordinates of Ramzan Kadyrov’s ethnic Chechen unit.

„There are three components to this story that describe everything that’s happening in the Russian army now. The first is shooting down a passenger plane, the second is deceiving their leadership, and the third is setting up the Kadyrovites,“ Arestovych concluded.

02.05.2022 - 09:12 [ Funke Zentralredaktion / Twitter ]

Scholz will Ukraine-Kurs im Fernsehen erläutern

01.05.2022 - 18:31 [ ]

Blinken says a sovereign Ukraine will last longer than Putin in vote of confidence for Zelenskyy

„The bottom line is this. We don’t how the rest of this war will unfold, but we do know that a sovereign, independent Ukraine will be around a lot longer than Vladimir Putin is on the scene. And our support for Ukraine going forward will continue and it will continue until we see final success.“

01.05.2022 - 18:28 [ Theresa Fallon / Twitter ]

US Defense Secretary Austin replied to question on how US defined goals for success in #Ukraine. He replied that Washington wants to see “Ukraine remain a sovereign country, a democratic country, able to protect its sovereign territory.”


01.05.2022 - 18:16 [ @dreamer_crafter / Twitter ]

It’s raining generals in #Ukraine folks! Major General Andrey Simonov would be the ninth and youngest #Russian general killed so far in the latest blow to Putin’s disastrous invasion of Ukraine. He was seen as the leading electronic warfare specialist.

01.05.2022 - 18:10 [ The Kyiv Independent / Twitter ]

SBU: Russia planned a terrorist attack to blame on Ukraine. The Security Service reported that they neutralized Russia’s sabotage reconnaissance group that had been planning to shoot down a passenger plane over Russia or Belarus and blame it on Ukraine and its allies.

01.05.2022 - 17:59 [ Matina Stevis-Gridneff, @MatinaStevis Brussels bureau chief @NYTimes / Twitter ]

EU to phase out Russia oil imports by the end of this year, but Hungary & Slovakia likely to get even longer. Our latest from the EU negotiations over the difficult oil embargo.

01.05.2022 - 17:31 [ ]

Zelensky, Macron discuss defense cooperation, interaction on path of Ukraine’s membership in the EU

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed defense cooperation, interaction on the path of Ukraine’s membership in the EU.

01.05.2022 - 17:26 [ ]

US military instructors train Ukrainian soldiers in Germany, other European countries – Pentagon

American instructors are training the Ukrainian military in Germany and other European countries as part of providing assistance to the Ukrainian army, Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby said at a briefing on Friday.

„This new training effort in Germany and at other locations in Europe is in direct support of recent U.S. security assistance packages that are designed to help Ukraine,“ he said.

01.05.2022 - 10:58 [ John Oberlin / Twitter ]

It’s like Putin is going out of his way to encourage Sweden and Finland to join NATO as rapidly as possible.

01.05.2022 - 10:54 [ ]

Sweden says Russian plane violated airspace as NATO application looms


A statement from the Swedish Armed Forces said the aircraft, an Antonov An-30, was first located when it was east of Bornholm and flying towards Swedish territory. It briefly violated Swedish airspace before leaving the area.

“Swedish fighter jets followed the incident and photographed the plane,” the defense ministry said.

01.05.2022 - 10:50 [ Radio Sweden ]

Linde: No decision yet on Nato membership


Foreign minister Ann Linde says Sweden has not come to a conclusion yet on Nato membership.

She was speaking at a press conference in Helsinki following a bilateral meeting with her Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto.

01.05.2022 - 10:44 [ Radio Sweden ]

Sweden’s former UN ambassador on Nato membership: „don’t rush decision“


Sweden is moving too fast on discussions whether to join Nato or not, says the former UN ambassador and veteran Social Democrat, Pierre Schori.

Schori believes that Sweden would lose some of its credibility on several serious issues, including when it comes to nuclear disarmament.

01.05.2022 - 10:39 [ Radio Sweden ]

Left party demands referendum on NATO membership


Party leader Nooshi Dadgostar told Swedish Radio News on Thursday morning that most voters voted for parties who promised not to join the military alliance, and if politicians are going to change their stances, that needs to be put to the voters.

29.04.2022 - 11:48 [ James Melville / Twitter ]

The lockdown in Shanghai is causing a massive logjam in maritime cargo transportation. A fifth of the world’s containerships are currently stuck in congestion. The largest share are stuck offshore around China. The global supply chain repercussions are enormous. Cause and effect.

29.04.2022 - 11:09 [ ]

Seefracht: Lockdown in Shanghai beeinträchtigt Lieferketten langfristig


Aktuell seien von den jüngsten Covid-19-bedingten Sperrungen fast ein Drittel der chinesischen Bevölkerung – insgesamt mehr als 370 Millionen Menschen – in irgendeiner Form betroffen.

Abhängig davon, welche Städte noch wie lange gesperrt werden, könnten sich Rogers zufolge Auswirkungen auf Branchen wie die Autoindustrie und die Unterhaltungsindustrie noch bis weit in den Sommer 2022 ziehen.

29.04.2022 - 10:14 [ Japan Today ]

Scholz says Germany seeks closer ties with Indo-Pacific

„My trip is a clear political signal that Germany and the European Union will continue and intensify their engagement with the Indo-Pacific region,“ Scholz said after meeting Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Kishida said he and Scholz agreed that as members of the Group of Seven industrialized nations they share a responsibility to work together to end Russian aggression and restore peace, stability and international order as quickly as possible.

29.04.2022 - 09:42 [ ]

Kanzler-Reise nach Tokio: Scholz sucht Schulterschluss mit Japan

Deutschland führt momentan die Gruppe der sieben wichtigsten Wirtschaftsnationen (G7). Ein Besuch der Mitglieder ist in der Zeit der Präsidentschaft üblich. Aber auch jenseits der Formalien will der Bundeskanzler mit dieser Reise ein Zeichen setzen. Es ist seine dritte Auslandsreise außerhalb Europas und die erste nach Asien. Und die führt nicht, wie bei seinen Vorgängern Angela Merkel und Gerhard Schröder, zuerst nach China – sondern nach Japan. Beide Regierungen vereinbaren, im nächsten Jahr Regierungskonsultationen aufzunehmen. Die gibt es in Asien bisher nur mit China und Indien.

29.04.2022 - 08:49 [ ]

Scholz zu Angriff auf Ukraine: „Krieg gegen alles, was Demokratie ausmacht“

Bundeskanzler Scholz hat dem russischen Präsidenten Putin vorgeworfen, das Prinzip der Demokratie bekämpfen zu wollen. Der Krieg richte sich nicht nur gegen die Ukraine, sondern auch gegen Werte wie Freiheit und Menschenwürde.

27.04.2022 - 20:04 [ ]

Baerbock zur Hilfe für Ukraine: Panzerlieferung war „kein Schnellschuss“

Die Ministerin wies zudem den Vorwurf zurück, dass sich Deutschland durch die Waffenlieferungen zur Kriegspartei machen könnte: Völkerrechtlich sei die Lieferung schwerer Waffen kein Kriegseintritt, weil damit das in der UN-Charta verbriefte Recht der Ukraine auf Selbstverteidigung unterstützt werde, sagte sie. Sie schränkte jedoch ein: „Da Herr Putin deutlich gemacht hat, ihn interessiert diese Charta der Vereinten Nationen nicht mehr so herzlich, wird er sich wahrscheinlich auch nicht an jede Völkerrechtsnorm entsprechend halten.“

27.04.2022 - 19:50 [ ]

Waffenlieferungen an die Ukraine: Union schließt sich Ampel-Antrag an

Verteidigungsministerin Christine Lambrecht hatte am Dienstag die Lieferung von Flugabwehrpanzern „Gepard“ aus Industriebeständen und die Ausbildung ukrainischer Soldaten auf deutschem Boden angekündigt.

27.04.2022 - 19:28 [ ]

UN Secretary General arrives in Ukraine

„I have arrived in Ukraine after visiting Moscow. We will continue our work to expand humanitarian support & secure the evacuation of civilians from conflict zones. The sooner this war ends, the better – for the sake of Ukraine, Russia, and the world, “ he said on Twitter Wednesday.

27.04.2022 - 13:27 [ ]

Disband NATO to End the War in Ukraine

To end the war in Ukraine, stand with its people, avert escalation and future wars, and create a more peaceful and collaborative world, we support getting to the origins and heart of the conflict and taking these actions when we are in government:

1. Disband NATO and its military bases
2. Recognize the UN as the global security authority
3. Disband permanent membership and veto power on the UN Security Council
4. Recognize Ukraine as an independent and militarily neutral country

5. End all wars of aggression, regime-change wars and resource wars
6. Ban funding and arming Nazis
7. Ban Congress and government officials from war profiteering and insider trading
8. Cut the US military budget in half and invest those resources into guaranteeing jobs, health care, housing and college at home

27.04.2022 - 10:57 [ ]

Blatt könnte sich für Ukraine wenden

Bisher war man davon ausgegangen, dass die russische Armee vor allem bei schwerem Gerät und Feuerkampf haushoch überlegen ist. Mittlerweile zirkulieren aber vom US-Verteidigungsministerium geäußerte Spekulationen, dass die Verluste Russlands so hoch seien, dass die Ukraine vor allem durch Lieferungen von T-72-Panzern aus europäischen Ländern mehr Panzer im Land habe als Russland.

26.04.2022 - 10:50 [ Verteidigungsministerium / Twitter ]

Deutschland wird Gepard-Flugabwehrpanzer liefern, das verkündete Ministerin Lambrecht soeben in Ramstein. Mehr als 30 Nationen stimmen sich hier auf der Konferenz über die Unterstützung für die 🇺🇦 ab. Unsere Stärke in #NATO und EU ist unsere Geschlossenheit.

26.04.2022 - 09:59 [ Pfeifhase, ich hasse alle Menschen gleich / Twitter ]

Kein einziges Land hat westliche #panzer geliefert also panzer aus westlicher Produktion, dass wird einen Grund haben. Seid ihr von der Presse alle bescheuert Oder was ist bei euch kaputt? #Waffenlieferungen #SPD #Marder

26.04.2022 - 09:56 [ ]

Krieg gegen die Ukraine: Wer liefert welche Waffen?

Die Liste von Staaten, die längst schweres Gerät liefern oder dies zumindest angekündigt haben, wird immer länger: Auch Frankreich und die Niederlande gehören zu diesem Kreis nun dazu. Der französische Präsident Emmanuel Macron hatte kürzlich angekündigt, die Haubitze „Caesar“ zur Verfügung zu stellen.


Auch die Niederlande wollen liefern: mit der Panzerhaubitze 2000 eine Waffe aus deutscher Herstellung übrigens.

Deutlich umfangreicher noch ist das Angebot aus den USA: Es umfasst neben Haubitzen auch Hubschrauber russischer Bauart und gepanzerte Mannschaftstransporter. Außerdem haben die USA eine eigens auf die ukrainischen Bedürfnisse zugeschnittene Drohne mit dem Namen „Phoenix Ghost“ entwickelt.

Schon länger bekannt ist, dass auch vermeintlich kleinere NATO-Partner wie Estland, Litauen und die Slowakei schwere Waffen in die Ukraine geschickt haben. Tschechien und Polen sollen Schützenpanzer sowjetischer Bauart, den T-72, geliefert haben – auch, wenn es dafür keine offizielle Bestätigung gibt.

26.04.2022 - 09:41 [ Andreas Stockter / Twitter ]

„Ukraine soll mittlerweile über mehr Panzer verfügen als Russland“


26.04.2022 - 09:17 [ @IWOMissive / Twitter ]

The sooner I never have to hear the name Lavrov again, the better.

Hell isn’t deep enough for this man.

26.04.2022 - 09:16 [ @Neiswestnij / Twitter ]

Lawrow erzählt heute, die Gefahr eines dritten Weltkrieges ist gegebenen. Auch die Nuklearkeule hat er wieder geschwungen. Alles vor dem Antrag im Bundestag zur Abstimmung über schwere Waffen für die Ukraine.

Das ist hilfloses Kalkül.

26.04.2022 - 08:42 [ ]

USA wollen in Ramstein zu Ukraine beraten

Zu den Teilnehmern gehören Bundesverteidigungsministerin Christine Lambrecht (SPD) und Nato-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg. Insgesamt haben nach Pentagon-Angaben Verteidigungsminister und Generalstabschefs aus 20 Ländern zugesagt.

26.04.2022 - 08:31 [ ]

Rüstungskonzern Rheinmetall will Panzer an Ukraine liefern

Die Firma Rheinmetall hat bei der Bundesregierung vergangene Woche die Lieferung von 88 Leopard vom Typ 1A5 an die Ukraine beantragt, berichtet die „Welt“ unter Berufung auf ihr vorliegende Dokumente.

25.04.2022 - 13:42 [ Pfeifhase, ich hasse alle Menschen gleich / Twitter ]

Ich antworte mir selbst.nach kurzer Recherche überflogen. gerade keine Zeit, hat kein Land westliche #Panzer in die #Ukraine️ geliefert. #Waffenlieferungen

#SPD #Scholz

25.04.2022 - 13:31 [ RND / Twitter ]

Laut dem Unionsfraktionsvize Johann #Wadephul will die CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion mit einem Antrag im Bundestag über die Lieferung schwerer Waffen abstimmen. Es gebe eine klare Mehrheit im Parlament, sagte Wadephul am Freitag. #Waffenlieferungen


25.04.2022 - 13:02 [ ]

Over 20 states to take part in consultative meeting in Germany to assess Ukrainian military’s needs – media

More than 20 countries have expressed their desire to take part in a consultative meeting to be held at Ramstein Air Base in Germany next week, during which the issues of long-term military assistance that Western countries can provide to the Ukrainian army will be discussed, Washington Post reports, citing Pentagon Speaker John Kirby.

25.04.2022 - 12:54 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

US-Verteidigungsminister lädt nach Ramstein ein – und keiner fragt, wo da unsere Souveränität bleibt

Der Umgang mit solchen Vorgängen, der Umgang mit der Begrenzung und Beschädigung unserer Souveränität ist in den letzten 30 Jahren nicht besser, sondern schlechter geworden.

24.04.2022 - 09:58 [ Times of Israel ]

Russian envoy: We’ll ‘respond accordingly’ if Israel gives Ukraine defensive gear

Speaking with Russian state television, Ambassador Anatoly Viktorov noted Defense Ministry Benny Gantz’s announcement a day earlier that Israel will provide Ukraine with helmets and flak jackets.

Gantz’s office stressed the equipment will go to Ukrainian civilian rescue and medical forces, not the military.

24.04.2022 - 09:36 [ ABC News ]

Ukraine leader Zelenskyy says he will meet Sunday in Kyiv with US defense secretary Austin, secretary of state Blinken

Ukraine leader Zelenskyy says he will meet Sunday in Kyiv with US defense secretary Austin, secretary of state Blinken.

24.04.2022 - 09:32 [ ]

Selenskyj: Partner liefern endlich erbetene Waffen


Die Partner der Ukraine liefern Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj zufolge nun endlich die Waffen, um die sein Land gebeten habe. Diese würden helfen, die Leben Tausender Menschen zu retten, erklärte er in einer Videoansprache in der Nacht auf heute.

24.04.2022 - 09:15 [ ]

Mindestens acht Tote bei Raketenangriffen auf Odessa

Vor der Pressekonferenz Selenskyjs hatte die ukrainische Luftwaffe im Onlinenetzwerk Facebook berichtet, die russische Armee habe Raketen des Typs TU-95 vom Kaspischen Meer aus auf Odessa abgefeuert. Zwei Raketen hätten eine „militärische Einrichtung“, zwei andere Wohngebäude getroffen. Zwei weitere Raketen konnten demnach von der ukrainischen Flugabwehr abgefangen werden.

24.04.2022 - 09:04 [ ]

U-Haft für Kreml-Kritiker wegen „Falschinformationen“

Das Parlament in Moskau hatte nach dem Beginn des russischen Militäreinsatzes in der Ukraine ein Gesetz verabschiedet, das bis zu 15 Jahre Haft für die Verbreitung von „Falschnachrichten“ über das Militär vorsieht.

22.04.2022 - 17:25 [ ]

Russia to remain under sanctions if there is no peace agreement on Ukraine – German Chancellor

„Russia is in a very difficult situation, the sanctions are seriously damaging the Russian economy,“ Scholz told Spiegel.

„A cold peace that is not secured by an agreement will not free Russia from sanctions,“ the chancellor added.

22.04.2022 - 16:36 [ ]

Russian commander suggests plan is for permanent occupation of south Ukraine

A senior Russian military commander has said that the goal of Russia’s new offensive is to seize control of southern Ukraine and form a land bridge to Crimea, indicating that Russia plans a permanent occupation of Ukrainian territory taken in the war.

Rustam Minnekayev, acting commander of the central military district, also told members of a defence industry forum on Friday that control over southern Ukraine would give Russia access to Transnistria, a pro-Russian breakaway region of Moldova, indicating that Russia may attack the port city of Odesa.

22.04.2022 - 16:16 [ Shannon Vavra / Twitter ]

NEW: Satellite images show evidence of mass graves outside Mariupol—images the city of Mariupol is calling „crimes of the Russian army“—as Russians work to take the besieged city and renew the offensive in eastern Ukraine.

Latest @thedailybeast
. @Maxar

22.04.2022 - 08:41 [ China Xinhua News / Twitter ]

#JulianAssange’s experience shows that those who expose so-called „atrocities“ of other countries are „heroes,“ and those who expose scandals of the U.S. are „criminals,“ says Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin.

21.04.2022 - 19:27 [ @khan_1995hp / Twitter ]

After stabilization of the situation in the liberated territories of the Kharkiv region, a referendum may be held, head of the provisional civil administration Vitaly Ganchev told RIA Novosti

21.04.2022 - 19:22 [ Jerusalem Post / Twitter ]

Russia has reportedly begun to consolidate power in areas of Ukraine under its control, shaking up the leadership of the Luhansk People’s Republic and trying to push a referendum in Kherson.

21.04.2022 - 19:19 [ ]

Kiew: Russland will aus umkämpftem Cherson „Volksrepublik“ machen

Laut ukrainischen Angaben soll Russland ein Referendum über die Gründung einer „Volksrepublik Cherson“ vorbereiten. Die russische Führung würde damit dem Beispiel in den Regionen Luhansk und Donezk folgen.

21.04.2022 - 19:05 [ ]

Ukraine fears Russia will hold sham referendum in occupied Kherson

(Apr 18, 2022)

Human rights commissioner Lyudmila Denisova said Russian forces were distributing propaganda material telling people in occupied Kherson that Moscow was acting for their benefit.

She said leaflets handed out “blame the Ukrainians themselves and their chosen government” for the aggression against their country, echoing the Kremlin’s messaging about the invasion.

21.04.2022 - 19:00 [ ]

Putin wants ‘Korean scenario’ for Ukraine, says intelligence chief


Vladimir Putin is seeking to split Ukraine into two, emulating the postwar division between North and South Korea, the invaded country’s military intelligence chief has said.

In comments that raise the prospect of a long and bitter frozen conflict, Gen Kyrylo Budanov, who foretold of Russia’s invasion as far back as November, warned of bloody guerrilla warfare.

21.04.2022 - 18:48 [ ]

Chilean and US authorities silent on Gonzalo Lira

Chilean-American citizen Gonzalo Lira López is still missing in Ukraine after publicly opposing the Zelensky government. The journalist, writer, filmmaker and vlogger resides in Kharkov and has not been heard of since Friday, April 15th.

Kawsachun News has been following developments and Chilean sources closely, however, there have been no official declarations from the Chilean Foreign Ministry nor the U.S. State Department or White House on matter.

21.04.2022 - 18:37 [ ]

Wo ist Gonzalo Lira????

Der ukrainische Geheimdienst SBU hatte schon vor etwa 4 Wochen versucht, ihn zu kidnappen!

Am Sonntag hätte Gonzalo in George Galloways MOAT auftreten sollen, war aber nicht erreichbar.

Ich werde diese Links nicht teilen, aber der ukrainische NAZI-Abschaum von Azov prahlt seit heute morgen damit, ihn ermordet zu haben. Liefert aber keine Beweise, noch gibt es Hoffnung!

21.04.2022 - 18:29 [ ]

Gonzalo Lira Reported Missing in Ukraine

(Apr 18, 2022)

Lira ran a YouTube channel with 143,000 subscribers, which he used to share his viewpoints on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. His social media accounts had become controversial in recent weeks. Lira’s last tweets were critical of Ukraine and multiple media outlets. In a pinned tweet, he listed journalists that he claimed were victims of the “Zelensky regime” and wrote, “If you haven’t heard from me in 12 hours or more, put my name on this list.”

21.04.2022 - 17:05 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

Under Zelensky’s watch, Ukraine’s SBU has partnered with neo-Nazis from Azov and C14 to hunt down left-wing activists This is from video posted by Azov members during the SBU’s torture & kidnapping of leftist Alexander Matjuschenko in Dnipro – targeted for his political view

21.04.2022 - 16:58 [ Max Blumenthal, Esha Krishnaswamy / Consortium News ]

Zelensky’s Hardline Internal Purge

In a March 19 executive order, Zelensky invoked martial law to ban 11 opposition parties. The outlawed parties consisted of the entire left-wing, socialist or anti-NATO spectrum in Ukraine.

They included the For Life Party, the Left Opposition, the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, the Socialist Party of Ukraine, Union of Left Forces, Socialists, the Party of Shariy, Ours, State, Opposition Bloc and the Volodymyr Saldo Bloc.

Openly fascist and pro-Nazi parties like the Azov National Corps were left untouched by the presidential decree, however.

“The activities of those politicians aimed at d

21.04.2022 - 05:59 [ ]

Russland meldet Test von »Sarmat«-Interkontinentalrakete

Die russische Armee hat den ersten erfolgreichen Test der ballistischen Interkontinentalrakete »Sarmat« gemeldet. Die Waffe werde »jene, die in der Hitze der aggressiven Rhetorik versuchen, unser Land zu bedrohen, zwei Mal nachdenken lassen«, sagte Präsident Wladimir Putin in einer Fernsehansprache am Mittwoch. Diese »einzigartige« Rakete werde »das Kampfpotential unserer Streitkräfte stärken« und »die Sicherheit Russlands vor äußeren Bedrohungen zuverlässig gewährleisten«.

20.04.2022 - 09:25 [ Bloomberg ]

China Says it Will Keep Boosting Strategic Ties With Russia

Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng called for deepening ties in a range of fields during a meeting on Monday in Beijing with Russian envoy Andrey Ivanovich Denisov, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry statement. He said that a nearly 30% jump in trade between the nations during the first three months of 2022 demonstrate “the great resilience and internal dynamism of bilateral cooperation.”

20.04.2022 - 08:52 [ Bloomberg ]

India Soaks Up Every Major Russian Oil Variety as Flows Persist

State-run oil refiners are now looking at privately negotiated deals instead of buying through public tenders in order to get better prices, according to Indian refinery officials and traders. The South Asian nation has purchased everything from flagship Urals that ships from ports in the west, to a rare cargo of ESPO from the Far East, typically favored by China.

20.04.2022 - 08:12 [ ]

UAE energy chief doubles down on OPEC alliance with Russia

The United Arab Emirates‘ energy minister doubled down Monday on an oil alliance with Russia that’s helped buoy crude prices to their highest in years as Moscow’s war on Ukraine rattles markets and sends energy and commodity prices soaring.

The minister said Russia, with its 10 million barrels of oil a day, is an important member of the global OPEC+ energy alliance.

20.04.2022 - 07:24 [ CNN ]

What happens to weapons sent to Ukraine? The US doesn’t really know

But the risk, both current US officials and defense analysts say, is that in the long term, some of those weapons may wind up in the hands of other militaries and militias that the US did not intend to arm.

„We have fidelity for a short time, but when it enters the fog of war, we have almost zero,“ said one source briefed on US intelligence. „It drops into a big black hole, and you have almost no sense of it at all after a short period of time.“

20.04.2022 - 07:14 [ Johannes Lichdi / Twitter ]

haben eigentlich die amerikaner & briten ihre neuesten panzer und kampfflugzeuge an die #ukraine geliefert?


20.04.2022 - 07:08 [ ]

Germany reviewing list of weapons requested by Ukraine to find out what can be delivered quickly – Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that Germany is studying the list of weapons requested by Ukraine and plans to „find out what can be supplied quickly.“

„The lists include anti-tank weapons and air defense weapons,“ Scholz told reporters in Berlin on Tuesday following a video conference with U.S. President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders.

19.04.2022 - 22:06 [ ]

Putin, Saudi Prince Vow To Continue OPEC+ Cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed this weekend their countries’ cooperation in the OPEC+ oil production pact in their second telephone call since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russia is a key partner to OPEC’s largest producer and de facto leader, Saudi Arabia, in the OPEC+ alliance, which has been working for years to manage oil supply to the market.

19.04.2022 - 21:52 [ Arctic Friend / Twitter ]

Why did Israel stop the US from selling the Iron dome to Ukraine? And one other question: Why are they excepting Russian oligarchs money? It’s essentially blood money. Israel should be enforcing our sanctions against Russia, not helping them skirt the sanctions.

19.04.2022 - 21:41 [ Nadeschda Suchorukowa / ]

„Sie haben in Mariupol alles getötet“

Als eine Granate das Dach des Hauses traf, gehörten Lena und Viktor zu den ersten, die zu Hilfe eilten. Damals sind viele Leute gekommen. Sie waren dabei, das Feuer zu löschen, und rundherum fielen Bomben, der Boden bebte, weil die sie ganz nah in die Wohnungen einschlugen, und fast dreißig Menschen taumelten zwischen der Garage und dem Etwas mit dem brennenden Dach und dem schwarzen Rauch.

19.04.2022 - 21:17 [ ]

Zaluzhny, Chair of US Joint Chiefs of Staff speak on difficult situation in eastern, southern Ukraine, where heavy battles going on

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny shared with Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley information about the difficult situation in eastern and southern Ukraine, where heavy fighting is taking place.

„I have had a conversation with my American counterpart, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark A. Milley. I have shared the information on the situation in the East and South of Ukraine, where the heavy battles are going on,“ Zaluzhny said in his Telegram channel.

19.04.2022 - 20:46 [ ]

Sorry… now back to the war: Boris offers MPs an apology but STILL refuses to call rule-breaking No10 gathering a party before moving swiftly onto Ukraine – as rebel Tory Mark Harper says he is ’no longer worthy of the great office that he holds‘

– The Prime Minister said sorry with ‚full humility‘ over the £50 fixed-penalty notice he received last week
– But in the same breath he claimed ignorance of his own Covid rules over June 2020 event in No10
– Told MPs ‚It did not occur to me then or subsequently that gathering … could amount to a breach of the rules‘

19.04.2022 - 20:40 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s statements following talks with Western leaders: 📍#NATO will not directly intervene in the conflict in Ukraine 📍Germany has reached limit on what it can supply Ukraine from its own Armed Forces reserves 📍No way to let #Russia win in #Ukraine

19.04.2022 - 16:12 [ Andrei B. Sterescu, Economist @ECB / Twitter ]

2/6 Despite growing momentum behind a EU initiative to embargo Russian energy, Germany 🇩🇪 has been one of the most reticent Member States to consider a total embargo, citing heavy economic and social costs.

19.04.2022 - 13:40 [ ]

An EU embargo on Russian oil in the works – French minister

„I hope that in the weeks to come we will convince our European partners to stop importing Russian oil,“ Le Maire told Europe 1 radio.

19.04.2022 - 12:49 [ ]

Information Defence: Military-Political Situation in Ukraine as of April 18th – Ihor Zhdanov

1. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing for the decisive battle for the Donbas area.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi has stated on Facebook that the Russian army is trying to break through the defence line in several directions, focusing its main efforts on the Iziumskyi.

The threat from the sea was significantly reduced due to the sinking of the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet of the russian federation. However, the danger of landing naval and airborne troops remains. In this regard, measures are being taken to strengthen air defence, including logistical technical assistance from partner countries.

17.04.2022 - 20:30 [ ]

Attention: people disappeared in Chernihiv, Kiev and Kharkov regions, please help in the search („Find your loved ones“, 04/16/2022)

We ask citizens whose relatives do not get in touch to send us all the information. We recommend using the following contact form:
1. Full name of the missing person;
2. Your contact details;
3. Photo of the missing person, description of special features;
4. Approximate place of the last stay of the missing person.

The „Find Your Loved Ones“ project is non-commercial, all your appeals will be edited and published free of charge in the media.

We invite colleagues from the media to join the initiative!

17.04.2022 - 20:11 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

The head of the #Zaporizhzhya regional state administration, Oleg Buryak, reports that the #Russian military kidnapped his 16-year-old son Vladislav. This information was also confirmed by Zlata Nekrasova, deputy head of the Zaporizhzhya regional military administration.

„My son was kidnapped. #Russians kidnapped him. He is only 16 years old. I don’t know where my son is now. I appeal to #European community, to all humanity – help me. Let the whole world know that Russians are kidnapping children here in the country,“ said Oleg Buryak.

17.04.2022 - 08:23 [ ]

Zelensky believes that peace treaty with Russia should consist of two documents

„Moscow would like to have one treaty that would contain the solution of all issues. However, everyone does not quite see themselves at the table with Russia. For them, security guarantees for Ukraine are one issue, while agreements with Russia are another issue. Russia wants everything to be in one document, but people say: sorry, they saw what happened in Bucha, circumstances are changing,“ the president said.

17.04.2022 - 07:58 [ ZEIT ONLINE / Twitter ]

Die #EU-Kommission will Russland-Sanktionen auf #Sberbank ausweiten. Auch an einem Mechanismus für ein #Ölembargo wird laut Ursula von der Leyen gearbeitet.

16.04.2022 - 16:41 [ ]

Occupiers will close Mariupol for entry, exit from Mon to filter all remaining men – mayor’s adviser

The invaders announced their intention to completely close the city of Mariupol in Donetsk region for entry and exit, carry out a complete filtering of the men remaining in it and take them out of the city to the neighboring Novoazovsk occupied back in 2014, and partially mobilize them into their ranks, Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriuschenko has said.

16.04.2022 - 16:03 [ ]

Olaf Scholz must choose between an energy embargo on Russia, or a moral embargo on Germany

The moral and political damage to the EU itself is becoming prohibitive. The policy is already a diplomatic trainwreck for Germany, stunned to discover that President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is a pariah – the Kurt Waldheim of our era? – so sullied by two decades as the dark lord of Kremlin collusion that Ukraine won’t have him in the country.

16.04.2022 - 15:46 [ / ]

Ukraine war far from over as Russia renews strikes in Kyiv

Russian forces resumed scattered attacks on Kyiv, western Ukraine and beyond Saturday in an explosive reminder to Ukrainians and their Western supporters that the whole country remains under threat despite Russia’s pivot toward mounting a new offensive in the east.

15.04.2022 - 15:57 [ ]

David besiegt Goliath – weshalb Russland im Kampf um Kiew gescheitert ist

Das Ausharren des Präsidenten im Zentrum Kiews stellte ein starkes Symbol des Widerstandes dar. Als am zweiten Kriegstag Gerüchte über eine Flucht Selenskis aufkamen, handelte der Präsident rasch: Er nahm spätabends vor dem Präsidentenpalast ein Video auf, umringt von seinen wichtigsten Beratern.

15.04.2022 - 05:26 [ New York Times ]

C.I.A. Director Airs Concern That Putin Might Turn to Nuclear Weapons

William J. Burns, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, cautioned that he had seen no “practical evidence” that would suggest such a move was imminent.

15.04.2022 - 05:20 [ ]

++ CIA warnt vor möglichem Atomwaffeneinsatz ++

Der US-Geheimdienst CIA hat davor gewarnt, dass Russland im Ukraine-Krieg kleinere Atomwaffen einsetzen könnte.

15.04.2022 - 05:16 [ ]

Ukraine-Krieg: Russland bestätigt Untergang der „Moskau“

Der Lenkwaffenkreuzer „Moskau“ ist gesunken. Das Flaggschiff der Schwarzmeerflotte sei während eines Sturms untergegangen, als es an sein Ziel geschleppt wurde, berichtete die Staatsagentur Tass unter Berufung auf das russische Verteidigungsministerium.

14.04.2022 - 14:47 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Corona und Rüstungswahn – wir sind Zeugen einer Verarmungspolitik und niemand erhebt Einspruch

Die Kosten der Coronamaßnahmen für die öffentlichen Haushalte übersteigen die wahnwitzige Summe einer halben Billion Euro. 100 Milliarden Euro sollen einmalig in Rüstungsausgaben gehen, fortan will die Bundesregierung zwei Prozent des BIP für Rüstungsausgaben bereitstellen – das sind für dieses Jahr rund 171 Milliarden Euro. Jeder Haushalt in Deutschland soll also durchschnittlich mehr als 4.000 Euro pro Jahr für Panzer, Kriegsschiffe und Haubitzen bezahlen. Derweil steigen die Lebenshaltungskosten so stark wie seit der Ölkrise nicht mehr, während Löhne und Renten stagnieren. Auf der anderen Seite werden die Reichen immer reicher. Noch nie gab es so viele Millionäre und Milliardäre in Deutschland. Das Volk verarmt, die Umverteilung von unten nach oben nimmt ein schwindelerregendes Maß an. Gleichzeitig gibt es keinen vernehmbaren Widerspruch gegen diese Verarmungspolitik und keine sichtbare politische Opposition. Wo soll das alles enden?

14.04.2022 - 14:23 [ ]

Indonesien: Russland nimmt virtuell an G-20-Treffen teil

Der derzeitige G-20-Vorsitzende Indonesien hat nach eigenen Angaben eine Teilnahmebestätigung des russischen Finanzministers Anton Siluanow für ein in der kommenden Woche geplantes Treffen der Finanzminister und Zentralbankchefs der 20 wirtschaftsstärksten Nationen erhalten.

14.04.2022 - 14:19 [ ]

Experte: Russen haben für Großoffensive Taktik geändert

„Die ukrainischen Stellungen werden erst nach massivem Artillerie- und Mehrfachraketenwerfereinsatz angegriffen. Die Russen rücken dann nur langsam mit rund 1,5 km/h vorsichtig vor“, so Oberst Markus Reisner, Leiter der Entwicklungsabteilung der Theresianischen Militärakademie, im Gespräch mit der APA.

13.04.2022 - 14:38 [ EPP Group, The largest political group in the @Europarl_EN / Twitter ]

EU sanctions work and have made an impact on the Russian economy. However, we need to close the loopholes in order to cut off the financial drip for the war machine. We call on the EC to urgently extend #SWIFT sanctions to more banks from #Russia and #Belarus.

13.04.2022 - 14:28 [ The Kyiv Independent / Twitter ]

Russia uses white phosphorus bombs in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, no casualties reported. Using such bombs against civilians is prohibited by the Geneva Conventions. Source: The regional military administration spokesperson Ivan Ariefiev.

13.04.2022 - 14:03 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

Since yesterday, #Russian Telegram channels reported on hundreds of surrendering #Ukrainian Marines. However, the video shows no more than two dozen people in unmarked uniforms.

13.04.2022 - 13:55 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

#Russian propagandists faked a video and overlaid it with @BBCNews -style credits to blame #Ukraine for the rocket attacks on civilians in #Kramatorsk. Now this video is being actively rebroadcast by pro-Kremlin propagandists. There is no such video on the official BBC website.

13.04.2022 - 13:49 [ ]

Nach Besuch in der Ukraine: Parlamentarier für schnelles Ölembargo

Nach ihrem Besuch in der Ukraine haben drei führende deutsche Parlamentarier der Ampel-Koalition von Deutschland und der EU weitere Maßnahmen gegen Russland gefordert. „Die EU soll schnellstmöglich ein Ölembargo gegen Russland verhängen“, sagte der Vorsitzende des Auswärtigen Ausschusses, Michael Roth.

12.04.2022 - 18:05 [ Der Spiegel / Twitter ]

Der deutsche Rüstungskonzern Rheinmetall will Dutzende Kampfpanzer an die Ukraine liefern, sofern die Bundesregierung zustimmt. Eine Schulung an den Fahrzeugen vom Typ Leopard 1 sei kurzfristig möglich.

12.04.2022 - 16:11 [ Washington Post ]

Will Israel Ever Move Past the Netanyahu Era?

(April 6, 2022)

Netanyahu has been relatively quiet on Ukraine, which would put him at odds with the current administration and key parts of the U.S. Republican Party. In the past he has seen Putin as a partner in fighting Iranian influence in Syria and in the effort to keep Iran from supplying Hezbollah and Hamas with cash and weapons. That is similar to Bennett’s policy, though it is hard to imagine Bibi trying to mediate the conflict or allowing his foreign minister to call Putin a war criminal, as Lapid is now doing.

12.04.2022 - 15:33 [ ]

Russia sees military coordination with Israel on Syria continuing amid Ukraine crisis

(26 February ,2022)

Russia sees its military coordination with Israel over Syria continuing, the Russian embassy said on Saturday, after Moscow signaled displeasure with Israeli statements about the Ukraine crisis.

Following the 2015 Russian intervention in the Syrian civil war, Israel set up a “deconfliction mechanism” with the big power to prevent them clashing inadvertently during Israeli strikes against Iranian deployments and arms transfers in the neighboring Arab state.

12.04.2022 - 15:18 [ Haaretz ]

Rights Groups Demand Israel Stop Arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine

(Jul. 9, 2018)

A group of more than 40 human rights activists have filed a petition with the High Court of Justice, demanding the cessation of Israeli arms exports to Ukraine.

They argue that these weapons serve forces that openly espouse a neo-Nazi ideology and cite evidence that the right-wing Azov militia, whose members are part of Ukraine’s armed forces, and are supported by the country’s ministry of internal affairs, is using these weapons.

12.04.2022 - 06:42 [ ]

Allegations of white phosphorus munitions being used by Russia and Ukraine emerge: Read if it’s considered a chemical weapon and is illegal to use it during war

(28 February, 2022)

WP has not been categorised as an incendiary or chemical weapon by international agencies. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is an intergovernmental organisation and the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, has not listed WP in any of the three Schedules of Chemical Weapons. However, United Nations considers it as an incendiary chemical.

12.04.2022 - 06:25 [ Chris Menahan / Twitter ]

The Pentagon said Monday night they „cannot confirm“ the Azov Battalion’s claim they were attacked by Russian „chemical weapons“ in Mariupol.

12.04.2022 - 06:13 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

Alexey Arestovich reports that at the moment they are checking information about the possible use of chemical weapons by #Russian troops in #Mariupol.

11.04.2022 - 10:02 [ ]

The mother and daughter who appeared on the cover of Time magazine managed to get in touch with their rescuer. 19-year-old soldier Vlad had helped them evacuate from Irpin’

To be on the safe side, the family went to Rivne. Grateful for the help of an unknown soldier, they worried for his safety. After telling local journalists his story, the man contacted them himself. 19-year-old Vlad, who lives with his family in Rivne region, turned out to be a brave defender. The Pavlyuk family and their daughter went to visit the boy’s parents and sisters to meet and express their gratitude. Both families are now waiting for Vlad to return. Everyone is convinced of Ukraine’s victory.

10.04.2022 - 11:24 [ ]

Zelensky reiterates embargo demands for Russian oil and gas

„Ukraine does not have time to wait. Freedom does not have time to wait. When tyranny launches aggression against everything that keeps peace in Europe, action must be taken immediately. It is necessary to act in a principled fashion,“ he said.

„And the oil embargo should be the first step. At the level of all democracies, the whole civilized world. Then Russia will feel it. Then it will be an argument for them – to seek peace, to stop pointless violence.“

10.04.2022 - 02:31 [ ]

Whatever outcome about Ukraine’s EU membership, Ukraine has very long path to recovery – von der Leyen

„This is an unusual path that Ukraine is going. Ukraine has whatever the outcome is a long period, an intensive period of reconstruction ahead of it because Russia brutally destroys infrastructure, livelihoods and cities. And therefore in this process we want to reach out to really work with you to reform, to build up, to reconstruct, and this will determine in a positive way the path towards the European Union,“ von der Leyen said at a press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Friday.

10.04.2022 - 02:24 [ ]

UK and partners to step up economic pressure on Russia – Johnson

He said at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday in Kyiv that it is necessary to provide all kinds of support to Ukraine and together with partners we will increase economic pressure, and we will intensify sanctions against Russia every week.

09.04.2022 - 20:45 [ ]

Bucha massacre. Russians killed, raped, and tortured people in the Kyiv region

90% of people died from shootings, and they had bullet wounds. Rescuers and soldiers found residents’ bodies in private estates, parks, squares, and mass graves.

“We located three places in Bucha: the territory of an agricultural machinery enterprise, where the Russian occupiers dumped people’s bodies with their hands tied. Also, we found people with their hands tied and bullet wounds at Vokzalna and Yablunska streets and near children’s camp,” said Mayor Anatoliy Fedoruk.

09.04.2022 - 20:07 [ ]

Killed by two shots – The Russians shot dead an unarmed photojournalist, Maksym Levin

Law enforcement officers found Max’s body in April in the village of Guta Mezhyhirska. According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Russian Armed Forces killed unarmed Levin with two small arms fire.

Max Levin has worked in hotspots during the Revolution of Dignity and in Donbas since 2014.

09.04.2022 - 20:01 [ ]

Prisoners of War – 15 servicewomen returned from Russian captivity. The Russians tortured, mistreated them, and shaved their hair

Russians forced captured Ukrainian women to undress in front of men and do squats. Their hair was cut off and they were forced to take part in filming propaganda.

09.04.2022 - 19:07 [ Embassy of Ukraine in Brazil / Twitter ]

Conteúdo sensível. #BuchaMassacre. Novas evidências de atrocidades🇷🇺contra🇺🇦. Eles atiraram nas pessoas à queima-roupa, queimaram seus olhos, os torturaram e os mataram com as mãos amarradas. Speechless.Hard encontrar a palavra certa. rappers e assassinos🇷🇺vão queimar no inferno

09.04.2022 - 18:28 [ ]

General Assembly Adopts Text to Suspend Russian Federation from Human Rights Council, Continuing Emergency Special Session on Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

The Assembly adopted the draft resolution by a recorded vote of 93 in favour to 24 against, with 58 abstentions, signaling the international community’s strong censure of Moscow’s aggressive actions towards a neighbouring State.

09.04.2022 - 18:24 [ Camila / Twitter ]

In terms of population, 73.73% of the world did not vote in favor of suspending Russia 🇷🇺 from the UN Human Rights Council. The figure is even higher when you factor in the 18 countries that didn’t vote.

09.04.2022 - 18:20 [ Washington Post ]

How isolated is Russia, really?

Though the United States, the European Union and other allies have imposed sanctions on Russian oligarchs and armed enemies of the Kremlin, most of the world’s population lives in countries that have not.

Even in the United Nations votes, condemners did not represent a majority of the global population — abstainers and supporters of Russia did.

09.04.2022 - 07:58 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

The first minutes after the shelling of the railway station in #Kramatorsk.

09.04.2022 - 07:55 [ ]

Missile kills at least 52 at crowded Ukrainian train station

A missile hit a train station in eastern Ukraine where thousands had gathered Friday, killing at least 52 and wounding dozens more in an attack on a crowd of mostly women and children trying to flee a new, looming Russian offensive, Ukrainian authorities said.

09.04.2022 - 07:38 [ ]

Germany will stop importing Russian gas ‘very soon’, says Olaf Scholz

The German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has said his country is doing all it can to wean itself off Russian energy, but declined to endorse a claim by Boris Johnson that it would stop importing Russian gas by the middle of 2024.

09.04.2022 - 07:19 [ ]

Kanzler zu Besuch in London: Scholz und Johnson bekunden Einigkeit

Scholz kündigte an, dass Deutschland noch in diesem Jahr die Importe von russischem Öl stoppen werde. Selbst Großbritanniens Premier Boris Johnson sprang seinem Gast bei, als er sagte, es sollten doch die großen Schritte bedacht werden, die die Europäische Union, die Deutschland bereits unternommen hätten, um sich von der Abhängigkeit zu lösen. „Großbritannien importiert lediglich einen kleinen Teil des verbrauchten Gases aus Russland. Die mit Abstand größten Lieferanten sind Norwegen und Konzerne, die in der britischen Nordsee Gas fördern.“

05.04.2022 - 20:51 [ Seán Kelly MEP, MEP Ireland South | Leader @FineGael in EP / Twitter ]

Images of the massacre of civilians in #Bucha and the Russian war crimes in Ukraine are truly heartbreaking. Along with 207 MEPs, the @FineGael Delegation is calling for an embargo on Russian energy imports, exclusion of ALL Russian banks from SWIFT + ban Russia from EU ports.

05.04.2022 - 20:29 [ Inna Sovsun, Member of #Ukraine Parliament / Twitter ]

The EU boasted of #Russia’s disconnection from SWIFT. But they shut down only 7 of 300 banks. The largest bank, Sberbank, evaded sanctions. And Gazprombank too.

This bank helped Russian Defense Ministry buy unmanned aerial vehicles & electronic reconnaissance equipment.

05.04.2022 - 20:23 [ ]


GAZPRUMM swift code is the unique bank identifier for GAZPROMBANK (JOINT – STOCK COMPANY)’s head office branch located in MOSCOW – RUSSIAN FEDERATION and it’s used to verify financial transactions such as a bank wire transfers (international wire transfers). Check the GAZPRUMMXXX SWIFT / BIC code details below.

05.04.2022 - 20:18 [ BBC ]

EU targets Russian coal and ships in new sanctions

EU officials had earlier indicated the focus would be on enforcing existing measures.

05.04.2022 - 19:48 [ CNBC Television / Youtube ]

Ukraine President Zelensky addresses United Nations Security Council — 4/5/22


05.04.2022 - 08:09 [ ]

Ukraine’s Zelensky Says He Will Address UN Security Council Today

„I would like to emphasise that we are interested in the most complete, transparent investigation, the results of which will be known and explained to the entire international community,“ Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address.

05.04.2022 - 05:53 [ ]

US-Satellitenbilder belegen Butscha-Massaker

Das russische Verteidigungsministerium hatte die Bilder als „Fälschungen“ bezeichnet. Demnach seien die Leichen noch nicht dort gewesen, als die russischen Streitkräfte am 30. März abgezogen waren. Maxar-Satellitenbilder vom 19. und 21.März zeigen jedoch, dass sich bereits zu diesem Zeitpunkt mehrere Leichen auf der Yablonska-Straße in Butscha befanden.

05.04.2022 - 05:32 [ Maxar Technologies / Twitter ]

High-resolution Maxar #satelliteimagery collected over #Bucha, #Ukraine verifies and corroborates recent social media videos and photos that reveal bodies lying in the streets and left out in the open for weeks.

05.04.2022 - 05:29 [ New York Times ]

Satellite images show bodies lay in Bucha for weeks, despite Russian claims.

Satellite images provided to The Times by Maxar Technologies show that at least 11 of those had been on the street since March 11, when Russia, by its own account, occupied the town.

To confirm when the bodies appeared, and when the civilians were likely killed, the Visual Investigations team at The Times conducted a before-and-after analysis of satellite imagery. The images show dark objects of similar size to a human body appearing on Yablonska Street between March 9 and March 11.

04.04.2022 - 10:00 [ Satyen K. Bordoloi / Youtube ]

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s impassioned plea at 64th Annual Grammy Awards 2022

#PutinsWar #нетвойне

04.04.2022 - 09:37 [ ]

Selenskyj bei Grammys: „Füllt die Stille mit eurer Musik“

Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj hat bei der Verleihung der US-Musikpreise Grammys per Videobotschaft um Unterstützung für sein Land gebeten.

„Was könnte gegenteiliger zu Musik sein als Krieg?“, sagte Selenskyj in der Nacht auf heute (MESZ) bei der live im US-Fernsehen übertragenen Veranstaltung in Las Vegas per Videobotschaft.

04.04.2022 - 06:10 [ Михайло Подоляк, Adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Ukraine / Twitter ]

🇷🇺 came in 🇺🇦 with military bands and columns of the Rosguard. But they were followed by mobile crematories. Why do you need them if you don’t believe in resistance? Now we know – to hide war crimes. This is not a performer’s mistake. This is a planned genocide. #BuchaMassacre

04.04.2022 - 06:10 [ ]

Podolyak: Russians delivered mobile crematories to Ukraine to hide war crimes

“Russians came in Ukraine with military bands and columns of the Russian Guard. But they were followed by mobile crematories. Why do you need them if you don’t believe in resistance? Now we know – to hide war crimes. This is not a performer’s mistake. This is a planned genocide. #BuchaMassacre,” Mykhailo Podolyak, Adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Ukraine, posted on Twitter.

03.04.2022 - 19:35 [ Jeruslaem Post ]

Israeli military surprised at how the war in Ukraine is going

(MARCH 29, 2022)

A month after Russia invaded, Moscow has yes to achieve its goals.

03.04.2022 - 19:31 [ ndweiss. a brokedown palace. / Twitter ]

Israel isn’t providing Ukraine with Iron Dome tech for which Ukraine has been begging because “A good working relationship with the Kremlin has long been seen as an essential component of Israeli national security.” A good relationship w/the Kremlin?

03.04.2022 - 18:50 [ ]

Russian missiles strike fuel depot in key Ukraine port of Odesa

City officials said a fuel depot had been targeted, with no reported casualties. Anton Herashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said in a statement that some of the missiles had been shot down by Ukrainian air defences.

Russia’s defence ministry confirmed the sea- and air-launched missile strikes, saying its military destroyed an oil refinery and three fuel storage facilities that were being used to supply Ukrainian troops stationed near the city of Mykolaiv, which is close to the frontline fighting.

03.04.2022 - 17:56 [ Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine / Twitter ]

Bucha massacre was deliberate. Russians aim to eliminate as many Ukrainians as they can. We must stop them and kick them out. I demand new devastating G7 sanctions NOW: -Oil, gas, coal embargo -Close all ports to Russian vessels and goods -Disconnect all Russian banks from SWIFT

03.04.2022 - 17:29 [ ]

„Die Leute wurden einfach abgeknallt“

Das jedenfalls berichteten die Anwohner, die sich in den Kellern ihrer Häuser versteckt hatten. „Diese Leute liefen auf der Straße und sie wurden einfach abgeknallt“, erzählt einer – und fügt hinzu, dass es im Nachbarort „noch schlimmer“ aussehe. „Die haben einfach geschossen, ohne Fragen zu stellen.“

Ein Stück weiter ist ein völlig zerstörtes Auto zu sehen. Hinter dem Steuer der leblose Körper des Fahrers. „Ich kannte den Mann, der wohnte hier in der Gegend“, sagt Yuri.

03.04.2022 - 17:19 [ ]

Kriegsverbrechen-Vorwurf gegen Moskau

Die ukrainische Armee eroberte nach eigenen Angaben bis Samstagabend mehr als 30 Städte und Dörfer rund um Kiew zurück, von denen großteils zuvor die russische Armee abgezogen war. Mit dem russischen Rückzug werden aber die Verheerungen sichtbar: Leichen von zahlreichen Zivilisten, teils offensichtlich hingerichtet, lagen etwa in Butscha, aber auch in anderen Orten auf offener Straße, Verwesungsgeruch hing über dem Ort.

03.04.2022 - 06:25 [ ]

180 Festnahmen bei Anti-Kriegs-Demos in Russland

Bei landesweiten Protesten gegen den russischen Militäreinsatz in der Ukraine sind am Samstag nach Angaben von Menschenrechtsaktivisten fast 180 Menschen festgenommen worden. Bis zum Nachmittag habe es mindestens 178 Festnahmen in 15 Städten gegeben, teilte die Nichtregierungsorganisation OVD-Info mit.

03.04.2022 - 06:12 [ ]

Russia and India will find ways to trade despite sanctions, says Lavrov

Russian foreign minister meets Narendra Modi and praises India’s refusal to condemn Ukraine invasion

03.04.2022 - 05:59 [ ]

US warns India against buying discounted oil from Russia

The United States said India should not increase its oil imports from Russia and it could expose New Delhi to a „great risk“. Reports said the US might be looking to slap sanctions on the purchase of Russian oil.

03.04.2022 - 05:17 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

More and more bodies of civilians murdered by the occupiers are found in the liberated suburbs of #Kyiv. The whole world must see the atrocities of the invaders.

03.04.2022 - 05:13 [ AFP News Agency / Twitter ]

#UPDATE Bucha’s mayor, Anatoly Fedoruk, told @AFP by phone that they „have already buried 280 people in mass graves,“ since the Ukrainian army retook control of the key town outside Kyiv As witnessed by @AFP , he said the heavily destroyed town’s streets are littered with corpses

02.04.2022 - 18:03 [ ]

The Danger of Weaponising the DNS in the Ukraine Russia Conflict and Good News

(March 12, 2022)

As a member of ICANN’s At Large community, having once served as an At Large Advisory Committee member, I watched with great interest the “politicization” of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS). Management of the DNS has often been touted as a purely technical administration by the United States of America’s Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Far from being a technical task, DNS design and administration implicate public interest concerns such as trademark disputes, infrastructure stability and security, resource allocation and security

02.04.2022 - 17:50 [ Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) ]

New blocks emerge in Russia amid war in Ukraine: An OONI network measurement analysis

(3rd March 2022)

– Different censorship techniques. To block websites, OONI data shows that Russian ISPs adopt the following censorship techniques (beyond throttling):

– DNS manipulation, redirecting in some cases to blockpages
– HTTP man-in-the-middle, serving blockpages
– TLS man-in-the-middle
– Injection of a RST packet after the ClientHello during the TLS handshake (most prevalent)
– Timing out the session after the ClientHello during the TLS handshake
– Closing the connection after the ClientHello during the TLS handshake