Archiv: Ukraine


16.05.2022 - 19:03 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

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

(today)

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

(04.05.2022)

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 - 18:38 [ 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.

14.05.2022 - 12:54 [ EuroWeeklynews.com ]

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.

11.05.2022 - 09:58 [ Tagesschau.de ]

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.

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.

10.05.2022 - 11:08 [ Yahoo.com ]

In wink to Ukraine and Britain, Macron suggests new European entity

He said this „European political community“ would be open to democratic European nations adhering to its core values in areas such as political cooperation, security, cooperation in energy, transport, investment of infrastructure or circulation of people.

„Joining it would not necessarily prejudge future EU membership,“ he said. „Nor would it be closed to those who left it.“

10.05.2022 - 11:01 [ BBC ]

Ukraine bid to join EU will take decades says Macron

In a speech to the EU’s parliament in Strasbourg, he instead suggested Ukraine could join a „parallel European community“ while it awaited a decision.

This would allow non-EU members to join Europe’s security architecture in other ways, said President Macron.

08.05.2022 - 16:42 [ theHill.com ]

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.

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 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

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 - 12:41 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

Foreign Ministry: We hope that Hungary to contribute to unity in EU, including in terms of introducing embargo on oil from Russia, providing Ukraine with military assistance

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine hopes that Hungary will contribute to unity in the EU, including in terms of introducing the embargo in relation to the oil of the Russian Federation and the provision of military assistance to Ukraine, speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Oleh Nikolenko said.

„We hope that Hungary will contribute to unity in the EU, including in terms of introduction of embargo on Russian oil and the provision of military assistance to Ukraine,“ Nikolenko told the Interfax-Ukraine agency on Thursday.

04.05.2022 - 16:05 [ Times of Israel ]

Report: Zelensky received PR advice from Netanyahu aides

(today)

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 - 14:37 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

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.

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 [ Tagesschau.de ]

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 - 11:36 [ RepublicWorld.com ]

Putin can declare formal war on Ukraine by May 9 for full mobilisation of forces: US

The declaration of war, according to a CNN report, would allow the full mobilisation of Russia’s reserve forces as they attempt to conquer eastern and southern Ukraine.

03.05.2022 - 11:20 [ ORF.at ]

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.

02.05.2022 - 15:33 [ Cityreport24 / Twitter ]

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

02.05.2022 - 15:16 [ Ukrinform.net ]

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 [ businessinsider.com ]

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.”

(25.04.2022)

01.05.2022 - 17:31 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

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 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

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.

27.04.2022 - 20:04 [ Tagesschau.de ]

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 [ Tagesschau.de ]

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 - 13:27 [ PeoplesParty.org ]

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

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 [ Tagesschau.de ]

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“

(22.04.2022)

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 [ Tagesschau.de ]

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 [ Tagesschau.de ]

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

(22.04.2022)

25.04.2022 - 13:02 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

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 [ ORF.at ]

Selenskyj: Partner liefern endlich erbetene Waffen

(23.04.2022)

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.

22.04.2022 - 17:25 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

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 [ theGuardian.com ]

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.

21.04.2022 - 19:34 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Sie weinen, aber sie nehmen: “Polnische Teilung” der Ukraine in vollem Gang

(11.Mai 2014)

Die Menschen sowohl im Osten, wie auch im Westen der Ukraine werden in der bereits seit Jahren explizit von der Berliner Nomenklatura systematisch betriebenen Spaltung und damit Zerstörung des (nach Russland) größten Flächenstaates Osteuropas lediglich benutzt. Der Öffentlichkeit, gerade der in einem der reichsten und einflussreichsten Länder auf dem Planeten, nämlich Deutschland – wird eine Konfrontation vorgegaukelt, die so nicht existiert. Dienen soll diese inszenierte Dialektik zweier sich bekriegender Seiten ausschließlich den imperialen Zwecken der seit bald dreizehn Jahren weltweit wie ein Krebsgeschwür wuchernden Kriegsgewinnlern, feudalen Finanzmogulen, Spionage-Apparaten, Kontrollbehörden, etc. Deren Interesse bedient ein Zerfall, eine Zerstörung der Ukraine, als Dynamo für ein Fortsetzen des bald dreizehnjährigen Krieges „on terror“, mit dem nun nichtfiktiven, sehr realen Feind Russland, China, bzw umgekehrt dem „Westen“.

Denken wir nur ein paar Monate zurück: Deutsche Soldaten gefangen genommen von „Pro-Russen“ in der Ukraine? Gefahr eines „Weltkrieges“? Zerfall der Ukraine?

Nehmen wir an, ich hätte letzten September, so um den 11., eine entsprechende Prognose abgegeben. Wie, meinen Sie, wäre ich genannt worden?

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 [ Vienna.at ]

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 [ theNationalnews.com ]

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 [ theGuardian.com ]

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

(27.03.2022)

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 [ KawsachunNews.com ]

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 [ Elynitthria.net ]

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 [ Heavy.com ]

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

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?

@Team_Stollberg
@peterhense
@MartinWaltherDD
@StefanScharf_DD

20.04.2022 - 07:08 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

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 - 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 - 21:17 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

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.

15.04.2022 - 15:57 [ NZZ.ch ]

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.

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 - 13:49 [ Tagesschau.de ]

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 - 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 [ OpIndia.com ]

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.

11.04.2022 - 10:02 [ war.Ukraine.ua ]

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.

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 [ ORF.at ]

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.

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?

02.04.2022 - 18:03 [ circleid.com ]

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 - 08:58 [ ORF.at ]

Geheimdienstgeneral wollte aus Ukraine flüchten

Der SBU ist Nachfolger des früheren sowjetischen Geheimdienstes KGB in der Ukraine. Bis 2014, als Russland sich die Halbinsel Krim einverleibte und den Krieg in der Ostukraine befeuerte, gab es enge Kontakte des SBU nach Moskau. Deshalb gab es immer wieder Zweifel an der Loyalität des Dienstes zur ukrainischen Regierung.

01.04.2022 - 22:21 [ Reuters ]

Ukraine denies attacking fuel depot inside Russia, mayor says fire almost out

„For some reason they say that we did it, but according to our information this does not correspond to reality,“ said Security Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov.

30.03.2022 - 05:09 [ Newsweek ]

Zelensky Begs Israel for Defense Systems, Calls ‚Iron Dome‘ World’s Best

(March 20, 2022)

„We are turning to you and asking whether it is better to provide help or mediation without choosing a side,“ he said. „I will let you decide the answer to the question, but I do want to point out that indifference kills.“

The Jerusalem Post reported that some within the Israeli government were taken aback by Zelensky’s critical tone during the meeting. Nonetheless, the country does not plan to change course and provide weapons or other equipment to Ukraine.

30.03.2022 - 05:04 [ Washington Post ]

Why Israel Won’t Supply the Iron Dome to Ukraine

(March 13, 2022)

IDF and Russian commanders in Syria use a deconfliction mechanism that coordinates IDF activity and allows Israel to operate without endangering Russian assets.

This is well understood by Israelis. A poll published this week shows 67% of the public supports the government’s cautious approach to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and favors not taking a firm stance against Russia. Only 21% disagree.

28.03.2022 - 07:28 [ ORF.at ]

Selenski: Forderung nach Neutralität der Ukraine „prüfen“

„Dieser Punkt der Verhandlungen ist für mich verständlich, und er wird diskutiert, er wird gründlich geprüft“, sagte Selenski in dem Interview. Eine Neutralität der Ukraine ist eine der russischen Hauptforderungen in den Verhandlungen über einen Waffenstillstand. Der Kreml hatte unlängst das Modell Schwedens oder Österreichs als mögliches Vorbild genannt.

26.03.2022 - 20:03 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Intelligence ‚Cooperating Very Closely‘ With Ukraine, Top Zelenskyy Aide Says

(24.03.2022)

“I have very big respect for the leaders of your intelligence services,” he said. “I know many of them personally. These are very big professionals and patriots of Israel and patriots of the whole free world. So I do know that our intelligence is satisfied with this cooperation, but of course there is always more that can be done,“ he said, describing Israel’s intelligence community as „one of the best of the world.“

26.03.2022 - 19:06 [ theHill.com ]

Biden meets with top Ukrainian officials in Poland

Kuleba and Reznikov were in a meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel.

The president dropped by for about 40 minutes of the meeting and was seated at a long conference table between Blinken and Austin, with Ukrainian and American flags behind them.

24.03.2022 - 13:41 [ Tomislav Sokol, Member of European Parliament / Twitter ]

On 10.3 a Russian made drone crashed in the center of Zagreb, about fifty meters from the dormitory where several thousand students are staying. Before entering the Republic of Croatia, the aircraft spent 43 minutes in the airspace of Romania and Hungary. This cannot be!

24.03.2022 - 13:18 [ CNN ]

Drones flying into NATO territory have forced the alliance to decide how to respond — if at all — to incidents inside its borders

(17.03.2022)

Last week, a drone flew more than 350 miles beyond Ukraine’s western border before crashing in Croatia, a NATO member country. The drone was carrying a bomb, Croatian officials said, and it’s still not clear whether it belonged to Ukrainian or Russian forces.
Another drone recently entered the airspace of Romania, south of Ukraine. And on Tuesday, Ukraine’s military said it shot down a Russian drone that had reentered Ukraine through Polish airspace.
The trio of drone incidents has amplified concerns that …

23.03.2022 - 20:05 [ Володимир Зеленський / Twitter ]

Talked to @Pontifex . Told His Holiness about the difficult humanitarian situation and the blocking of rescue corridors by Russian troops. The mediating role of the Holy See in ending human suffering would be appreciated. Thanked for the prayers for Ukraine and peace.

23.03.2022 - 19:58 [ CatholicNewsagency.com ]

Nach Telefonat mit Kiew: Wird Papst Franziskus im Ukraine-Krieg vermitteln?

VATIKANSTADT, 22 March, 2022 / 1:43 PM (CNA Deutsch).-

Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj sagte am Dienstag, er habe mit Papst Franziskus telefoniert und dem Papst mitgeteilt, dass er eine Vermittlung des Vatikans begrüßen würde, um das Leid in seinem Land zu beenden.

22.03.2022 - 01:36 [ Suspilne.media ]

Я готовий піти на все, якщо моя хода буде з нашим народом — інтерв’ю Зеленського

„Нас не беруть у НАТО, бо бояться Росії. Ось і все. Нам треба заспокоїтись і сказати „окей, інші гарантії безпеки“, — президент України Володимир Зеленський вважає, що у питанні членства України в Альянсі можна досягти компромісу. Які загалом можливі компроміси з Росією, як виглядає щоденне спілкування з європейськими лідерами та що надихає президента Зеленського зараз — в його ексклюзивному інтерв’ю європейським суспільним мовникам.

22.03.2022 - 01:34 [ Euromaidan Press / Twitter ]

Ukraine’s possible compromises on security guarantees and temporarily occupied territories in the negotiations between Ukraine & Russia can be decided at all-Ukrainian referendum – Zelenskyy in Interview to Suspilne. Also hints Ukraine renouncing NATO aspirations is acceptable

22.03.2022 - 01:15 [ ORF.at ]

Selenski will Referendum über „Kompromisse“

Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenski will über jeden möglichen „Kompromiss“ bei den Verhandlungen mit Russland die Ukrainerinnen und Ukrainer entscheiden lassen. Die Inhalte eines möglichen Abkommens könnten „historische“ Veränderungen bedeuten, so Selenski gestern in einem Interview.

21.03.2022 - 05:44 [ Haaretz ]

Iron Dome and Beyond: Israel Can, and Must, Save Lives in Ukraine

One Western country has the unique experience and capacity to help Ukraine protect civilian lives from Putin’s bombardment: Israel. Unfortunately, despite repeated requests from Kyiv, it has chosen not to do

21.03.2022 - 05:29 [ Jerusalem Post ]

‚Why won’t Israel give Ukraine weapons?‘ Zelensky criticizes Knesset

Sources close to Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said they were surprised by how critical Zelensky was in the address. Despite the speech, mediation would continue, and Israel would not provide weapons to Ukraine, the sources said.

21.03.2022 - 05:24 [ Middle East Eye ]

Russia-Ukraine war: Zelensky presses Israel for its Iron Dome missile defence system

In the latest in a series of international appeals, Zelensky addressed the Israeli parliament by video link and questioned Israel’s reluctance to sell its Iron Dome missile defence system to Ukraine.

„Everybody knows that your missile defence systems are the best… and that you can definitely help our people, save the lives of Ukrainians, of Ukrainian Jews,“ said Zelensky, who is of Jewish heritage.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has held numerous calls with both Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin to try to end the conflict.

20.03.2022 - 09:17 [ Yaroslava Antipina / Twitter ]

11:33 pm in #Ukraine ‘This’ life is full of surprises. We cannot read books. We cannot watch movies. For sure, there’re exceptions. But I ask my colleagues, friends. They haven’t read or watch anything except war news. 24 days. Good night, world. Today I sleep with sirens

18.03.2022 - 19:30 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Asow-Bewegung: Rechtsextreme Unterstützung aus Deutschland?

Das Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz geht davon aus, dass nur sehr wenige deutsche Rechtsextremisten in der Ukraine seien. Eine niedrige einstellige Zahl. Das Bundeskriminalamt schränkt jedoch ein, dass eine genaue Zahl der Ausgereisten nicht vorliege.

Ritzmann ergänzt, der militärische Teil, das Asow-Regiment sei inzwischen dem ukrainischen Innenministerium unterstellt und kämpfe auf der Seite der Ukraine. „Damit ist es offizieller Bestandteil der ukrainischen Streitkräfte“, so Ritzmann, in „die militärische Hierarchie integriert“.

17.03.2022 - 18:44 [ ZDFheute Nachrichten / Twitter ]

Selenskyj-Rede vor Bundestag: Präsident der Ukraine wendet sich an Deutschland | ZDFheute live

Der ukrainische Präsident wendet sich mit einer Videoschalte an das deutsche Parlament.

15.03.2022 - 20:24 [ Newsweek ]

Volodymyr Zelensky Says Ukraine Won’t Join NATO

Media outlet Nexta quoted Zelensky as saying: „We realized that Ukraine will not become a member of NATO. We understand this, we are adequate people.“

„Kyiv needs new formats of interaction with the West and separate security guarantees.“

15.03.2022 - 15:10 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Israel refuses sale of Iron Dome missile defense system to Ukraine

(15.02.2022)

In an effort to avoid at all cost, Israeli involvement in the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, Israel refused to sell the Iron Dome missile defense system to Kyiv in order not to annoy the Russians.

14.03.2022 - 10:57 [ NZZ.ch ]

Das Rätsel am Himmel der Ukraine: Russlands Luftwaffe bleibt dem Kampfgeschehen weitgehend fern

Die Ukraine verfügt einerseits über sowjetische, aber relativ leistungsfähige Waffen wie das Abwehrsystem S-300. Es kann nicht nur Helikopter, sondern auch Flugzeuge über weite Distanzen erfassen und bekämpfen.

Vor dem Krieg soll die Ukraine bis zu 250 entsprechende Abschussrampen besessen haben; die jetzigen Bestände sind unbekannt.

13.03.2022 - 18:14 [ OpIndia.com ]

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

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.

13.03.2022 - 18:10 [ Yahoo.com ]

Ukraine human rights ombudswoman accuses Russia of using phosphorus munitions

Reuters was not immediately able to verify her statement.

The ombudswoman, Liudmila Denisova, shared a photograph purporting to show the alleged attack, but did not say if Ukraine had concrete evidence.

12.03.2022 - 17:08 [ Israel365news.com ]

Ukraine’s army has a serious Nazi problem that no one is talking about

(Mar 2, 2022 )

The notorious Azov Battalion is a neo-nazi militia that has been incorporated into Ukraine’s national guard. They are on the front lines in the civil war against Russian loyalists in the eastern regions of the country. Bearing the reputation of a cruel force, the Azov battalion is considered to be the most effective fighters against pro-Russian separatists.

12.03.2022 - 16:04 [ Ref's Channel / Youtube ]

War in Ukraine: Ukrainian army in a residential area in Mariupol, Ukraine. (footage from drone)

(March 10, 2022)

#Ukraine #Mariupol #Russia
ATGM on the roof and armored vehicles at residential buildings.
Source: WAR GONZO

12.03.2022 - 15:10 [ Lenta.ru ]

«Больше недели им не продержаться» Жители Мариуполя — о гуманитарной катастрофе, которая разворачивается у них на глазах

(March 8, 2022)

Игорь рассказал, что в последние дни февраля в роддом, где работает его мать, пришли люди в форме. Он не знает, были это бойцы ВСУ или националистического батальона «Азов» (запрещен в РФ). Военные сбили все замки, разогнали персонал роддома, а в здании устроили огневые точки, чтобы, как они объяснили медикам, подготовить к обороне «крепость Мариуполь». На возражения у военных реакция стандартная: удары прикладами, стрельба в воздух.

12.03.2022 - 15:07 [ Julia Kanin / Twitter ]

Also, a son of one of the employees stated that everyone was told to leave this hospital because Ukraine army or Azov (he is not sure) can position itself there and use it as a cover.

Interview was published on 3/9 in Lenta, top Russian liberal outlet.

Correction: the interview was published on 3/8, a day before this attack. But it doesn’t change a thing, in fact, it just confirms that the interviewee told this story BEFORE attack even happened.

11.03.2022 - 20:15 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Russia-Ukraine latest news: Biden warns of ‘World War III’ if Nato directly confronts Russia

“Direct confrontation between Nato and Russia is World War III – something we must strive to prevent,“ Mr Biden added.

However, he vowed that Russia would pay a „severe price“ if it used chemical weapons in Ukraine.

It comes as Kyiv warned that Belarus could join Russia’s invasion as early as this evening after Russian fighter jets fired at Belarus from Ukrainian air space in an apparent ‘false flag’ attack to involve Minsk in the conflict.

11.03.2022 - 20:15 [ Reuters ]

Ukraine says Belarus leader was with Putin at time of ‚false-flag attack‘

Moscow did not immediately comment on a statement by Ukraine’s border service that several Belarusian border villages had been bombed by Russian warplanes to create a reason for Belarus to join Russia’s war against Ukraine.

11.03.2022 - 19:58 [ ORF.at ]

Russische Jets feuerten aus Ukraine auf Belarus

Nach Darstellung der Ukraine will Russland mit Luftangriffen auf belarussische Dörfer einen Kriegseintritt des Nachbarlandes provozieren. Der ukrainische Grenzschutz habe am Nachmittag den Start russischer Kampfflugzeuge von einem Fliegerhorst in Belarus registriert, teilte die ukrainische Luftwaffe heute mit. Die Maschinen seien in den ukrainischen Luftraum eingedrungen und hätten dann das Feuer auf das Dorf Kopani in Belarus eröff

10.03.2022 - 21:33 [ TRTworld.com ]

Live blog: ‚Over 400,000 people‘ evacuated from Ukraine hotspots

As Russian forces close in on Ukraine’s capital Kiev, thousands of people have been evacuated from surrounding areas over the past few days, the Ukrainian government says.

10.03.2022 - 12:43 [ 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.

10.03.2022 - 12:29 [ Ukraine / Twitter ]

#Ukraine: Drone footage over #Mariupol.#Azov workers equip ATGM positions on the roofs of residential high-rise buildings, and the equipment is deliberately driven into residential areas.

10.03.2022 - 12:25 [ Esha K / Twitter ]

This a footage taken from yesterday by a drone camera from War Gonzo. It seems like Azov is shooting from roofs of high rises in Mariupol.

09.03.2022 - 14:40 [ Tennessean.com ]

A neutral Ukraine could shatter Putin’s claims on the former Soviet republic | Opinion

(22.02.2022)

The Eurasian Economic Union is not exactly a nightly topic on Western cable news. But since its formation in 2015, it has grown into the 10th largest economy in the world. The member states are all former members of the Soviet Union, anchored by three key players: Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

It may not have the heart of the Soviet Union, but Putin’s new bloc has all the same resources. What’s missing in this “RUBK” cube, as author Austin Bay calls it, is the “U.” Ukraine’s addition to the EEU would transform the EEU into a major world economic power.

09.03.2022 - 14:28 [ Washington Post ]

Could Ukraine become neutral, like Switzerland? Five things to know.

One option that might allow Ukraine to survive and Europe to remain stable is armed neutrality. That might sound like a contradiction in terms — people often associate neutrality with military weakness. And Russian President Vladimir Putin talks of “neutralization” to mean creating a helpless Russian puppet or satellite government in Ukraine.

But as Austria, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Switzerland know, armed neutrality can serve a country’s interests.

08.03.2022 - 19:59 [ ORF.at ]

Selenski-Partei: Sicherheitsgarantien statt NATO-Beitritt

Zudem müsse Russland zweifelsfrei bestätigen, dass es die ukrainische Staatlichkeit anerkenne „und garantieren, dass es unseren Staat nicht bedrohen wird“. Seit 2019 ist das Ziel des NATO-Beitritts in der ukrainischen Verfassung festgelegt. Russland fordert, dass die Ukraine darauf verzichtet und sich für neutral erklärt.

07.03.2022 - 13:00 [ Researchgate.net ]

The „Snipers‘ Massacre“ on the Maidan in Ukraine

(September 2015)

Conference: Annual Meeting of American Political Science AssociationAt: San Francisco

The massacre of almost 50 Maidan protesters on February 20, 2014 was a turning point in Ukrainian politics and a tipping point in the conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine. This mass killing of the protesters and the mass shooting of the police that preceded it led to the overthrow of the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych and gave a start to a civil war in Donbas in Eastern Ukraine, Russian military intervention in Crimea and Donbas, and an international conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine. A conclusion promoted by the post-Yanukovych governments and the media in Ukraine that the massacre was perpetrated by government snipers and special police units on a Yanukovych order has been nearly universally accepted by the Western governments, the media, and many scholars. The Ukrainian government investigation identified members of the special company of Berkut as responsible for killings of the absolute majority of the protesters, but did not release any evidence in support, with the exception of videos of the massacre. The question is which side organized the “snipers’ massacre.” This paper is the first academic study of this crucial case of the mass killing. It uses a theory of rational choice and a Weberian theory of instrumental rationality to examine actions of major actors both from the Yanukovych government, specifically various police and security forces, and the Maidan opposition, specifically its far right and oligarchic elements, during the massacre. The paper analyzes a large amount of evidence from different publicly available sources concerning this massacre and killings of specifics protestors. Qualitative content analysis includes the following data: about 1,500 videos and recordings of live internet and TV broadcasts from mass media and social media in different countries (some 150 Gigabytes) , news reports and social media posts by more than 100 journalists covering the massacre from Kyiv, some 5,000 photos, and nearly 30 gigabytes of publicly available radio intercepts of snipers and commanders from the special Alfa unit of the Security Service of Ukraine and Internal Troops, and Maidan massacre trial recordings. This study also employs field research on site of the massacre, eyewitness reports by both Maidan protesters and government special units commanders, statements by both former and current government officials, estimates of approximate ballistic trajectories, bullets and weapons used, and types of wounds among both protesters and the police. This study establishes a precise timeline for various events of the massacre, the locations of both the shooters and the government snipers, and the specific timeline and locations of nearly 50 protesters’ deaths. It also briefly analyzes other major cases of violence during and after the “Euromaidan.” This study includes two video appendixes. This academic investigation concludes that the massacre was a false flag operation, which was rationally planned and carried out with a goal of the overthrow of the government and seizure of power. It found various evidence of the involvement of an alliance of the far right organizations, specifically the Right Sector and Svoboda, and oligarchic parties, such as Fatherland. Concealed shooters and spotters were located in at least 20 Maidan-controlled buildings or areas. The various evidence that the protesters were killed from these locations include some 70 testimonies, primarily by Maidan protesters, several videos of “snipers” targeting protesters from these buildings, comparisons of positions of the specific protesters at the time of their killing and their entry wounds, and bullet impact signs. The study uncovered various videos and photos of armed Maidan “snipers” and spotters in many of these buildings. The paper presents implications of these findings for understanding the nature of the change of the government in Ukraine, the civil war in Donbas, Russian military intervention in Crimea and Donbas, and an international conflict between the West and Russia over Ukraine.

07.03.2022 - 12:52 [ BBC ]

False flags: What are they and when have they been used?

(18 February 2022)

As the conflict in eastern Ukraine intensifies, Britain and the US suspect Russia of planning „false flag“ attacks to create an excuse for an invasion.

Russian-backed separatists have already accused Ukraine’s military of a series of highly dubious attacks and are now calling for civilians in the occupied areas to leave.

07.03.2022 - 11:52 [ Oleksandr Markushin / Telegram ]

УВАГА! Важливе повідомлення! Прошу слухати всім і передавати друзям і знайомим. Ірпінь не здається! Слава Україні!

07.03.2022 - 11:49 [ New York Times ]

Russian forces fire on evacuees, leaving 4 people dead outside Kyiv.

The attack in Irpin, west of the capital, suggested either direct targeting of evacuees or disregard for the risk of civilian casualties.

07.03.2022 - 11:18 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Ukrainische Hafenstadt Mariupol: Evakuierung erneut gescheitert

Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin machte dafür bei einem Gespräch mit dem französischen Staatschef Emmanuel Macron die Ukraine verantwortlich, die sich nicht an die vereinbarte Feuerpause halte, wie der Kreml mitteilte. Ukrainische Nationalisten hätten nicht zugelassen, dass die Menschen aus Mariupol und aus Wolnowacha in Sicherheit gebracht werden können, hieß es vom Kreml.

06.03.2022 - 02:18 [ New York Times ]

Live Updates: Putin Threatens to Strip Ukraine of Statehood, as Russian Advance Slows

(05.03.2022)

“The current leadership needs to understand that if they continue doing what they are doing, they risk the future of Ukrainian statehood,” Mr. Putin said. He also said any third-party countries that tried to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine would be considered enemy combatants.

06.03.2022 - 02:14 [ New York Times ]

Putin Calls Ukrainian Statehood a Fiction. History Suggests Otherwise.

(21.02.2022)

“Modern Ukraine was entirely and fully created by Russia, more specifically the Bolshevik, communist Russia,” Mr. Putin said. “This process began practically immediately after the 1917 revolution, and moreover Lenin and his associates did it in the sloppiest way in relation to Russia — by dividing, tearing from her pieces of her own historical territory.”

As a misreading of history, it was extreme even by the standards of Mr. Putin, a former K.G.B. officer who has declared the Soviet Union’s collapse the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century.

05.03.2022 - 12:30 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Alle wissen, wie der Krieg gegen und in der Ukraine beendet werden kann

Heute findet die dritte Verhandlungsrunde zwischen den Regierungsstellen der Russischen Föderation und der Ukraine statt. Dazu ein paar Klarstellungen, weder kurz, noch schmerzlos.

Ich spare mir zu Anfang die Erklärungen und setze diese unter die konkreten kurzfristigen und langfristigen Maßnahmen und Bedingungen, mit denen zunächst der Angriffskrieg der russischen Regierung unter Kommando Präsident Putins gegen die Ukraine und dann langfristig der Krieg in der Ukraine insgesamt beendet werden kann.

04.03.2022 - 00:20 [ Ukrainian Struggle Centre / Twitter ]

The Ukrainian Armed Forces are feeding captured soldiers. Russians are occupiers and invaders, but Ukrainians have mercy and treat the captives well.

Every Ukrainian knows that Putin started a war and he’s the one responsible for killing civilians. #StopRussia #UkraineRussiaWar

03.03.2022 - 11:59 [ Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine / Twitter ]

We have established an emergency hotline for African, Asian and other students wishing to leave Ukraine because of Russia’s invasion.

+380934185684

We are working intensively to ensure their safety & speed up their passage. Russia must stop its aggression which affects us all.

02.03.2022 - 19:28 [ UN.org ]

Secretary-General’s press remarks following vote of General Assembly on Ukraine

Ladies and gentlemen of the media,

The General Assembly has spoken.

As Secretary-General, it is my duty to stand by this resolution and be guided by its call.

The message of the General Assembly is loud and clear:

End hostilities in Ukraine — now.

Silence the guns — now.

Open the door to dialogue and diplomacy — now.

The territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine must be respected in line with the UN Charter.

We don’t have a moment to lose.

01.03.2022 - 09:19 [ Euronews.com ]

EU to help Ukraine with intelligence from own satellite centre-EU’s Borrell

BRUSSELS – The European Union has asked its satellite centre in Madrid to provide intelligence to Ukraine about Russian troop movements and EU countries are determined to further increase their bilateral military support to Kiyv, the EU’s head diplomat said.

01.03.2022 - 09:18 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

The #EU will transfer space intelligence data on #Russian troops to #Ukraine.

28.02.2022 - 11:12 [ Yanis Varoufakis / Twitter ]

The only issue today should be to stop the war and to secure the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine. The only way that could happen is a Washington-Moscow agreement that Russia withdraws in exchange for a commitment of Ukrainian neutrality. Anything else is war mongering.

(24.02.2022)

27.02.2022 - 10:55 [ Elon Musk / Twitter ]

Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.

26.02.2022 - 15:24 [ ResponsibleStatecraft.org ]

US-backed Middle East states cozy up to Russia during Ukraine invasion

A few months later, the Ukrainian government asked the U.S. government to purchase the Iron Dome anti-missile system. Because the Iron Dome is a joint U.S.-Israeli project, the sale also required permission from the Israeli government, which Israel reportedly refused to grant.

That refusal was not based on any concern with whether the sale was a good idea for Eastern Europe, but on Israel’s desire to maintain a good relationship with Russia, according to the Times of Israel. Russia, which has forces stationed in Syria, gives Israel tacit permission to intervene in the Syrian civil war.

26.02.2022 - 09:30 [ Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine / Twitter ]

Kyiv, our splendid, peaceful city, survived another night under attacks by Russian ground forces, missiles. One of them has hit a residential apartment in Kyiv. I demand the world: fully isolate Russia, expel ambassadors, oil embargo, ruin its economy. Stop Russian war criminal

26.02.2022 - 09:28 [ Reuters ]

Ukrainian foreign minister calls for Russian oil embargo

Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba called on Saturday for a full isolation of Russia, including an embargo on the purchases of Russian crude.

„I demand the world: fully isolate Russia, expel ambassadors, oil embargo, ruin its economy,“ Kuleba wrote on Twitter.

25.02.2022 - 06:29 [ CNN / Twitter ]

The transcript from a new audio recording has emerged purporting to show Ukrainian fighters cussing at a Russian warship as they defended an island in the Black Sea before being killed in battle, CNN’s @wolfblitzer reports.

24.02.2022 - 11:40 [ CNN ]

‚We have severed diplomatic relations with Russia‘: Zelensky addresses Ukrainian citizens

Ukrainian President Zelensky addressed the citizens of his country following the beginning of a Russian invasion.

24.02.2022 - 11:32 [ FRANCE 24 English / Twitter ]

During his press conference following the attacks on #Ukraine, President #Zelensky finished his speech in Russian. He appealed to Russian language speakers, imploring them to communicate with their close ones in #Russia. „Tell them the truth of what is happening“

24.02.2022 - 11:12 [ MFA of Ukraine / Twitter ]

Join our Twitter-storm on February 24th from 12 to 2 pm Kyiv, 10 am – 12 pm UTC. Use #StopRussianAggression and #RussiaInvadedUkraine hashtags to tell the world of the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine and the fact that Ukraine is under attack.

24.02.2022 - 06:22 [ White House ]

Statement by President Joe Biden on Phone Call with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine

He asked me to call on the leaders of the world to speak out clearly against President Putin’s flagrant aggression, and to stand with the people of Ukraine. Tomorrow, I will be meeting with the Leaders of the G7, and the United States and our Allies and partners will be imposing severe sanctions on Russia.

21.02.2022 - 22:09 [ theGuardian.com ]

Putin’s absurd, angry spectacle will be a turning point in his long reign

This was not a politician convening his team for discussions, this was a supreme leader marshalling his minions and ensuring collective responsibility for a decision that, at minimum, will change the security architecture in Europe, and may well lead to a horrific war that consumes Ukraine.

Putin appeared genuinely angry and passionate in his speech, which he almost certainly wrote himself.

21.02.2022 - 21:56 [ ORF.at ]

EU kündigt Sanktionen gegen Russland an

Die Strafmaßnahmen sollen diejenigen treffen, die an der Handlung beteiligt seien, erklärten Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen und Ratspräsident Charles Michel heute Abend.

21.02.2022 - 21:24 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Putin paves way to invade as he signs decree officially recognising independence of two rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine to let him send in troops to ‚defend them‘ – while Boris condemns move as ‚very ill omen and a very dark sign‘

– Vladimir Putin will recognise Ukraine’s eastern regions as independent and sign a degree to that effect shortly
– Move would pave the way for Russian troops to roll in, on basis of ‚defending‘ them against Ukrainian ‚threats‘
– Mr Johnson said Putin’s decision to recognise the two separatist Ukrainian republics was an ‚ill omen‘ and a ‚dark sign‘ that things are moving in the wrong direction
– Putin spoke after an hours-long meeting of Russia’s security council, with aides laying out the case for war
– Having spent days staging what are widely thought to be false flag attacks and blaming them on Kiev, Kremlin officials presented them as ‚evidence‘ that ethnic Russians are at risk of ‚genocide‘ and must be protected
– All eyes will now turn to Ukraine’s border regions, where Russian tanks have been spotted in ‚battle formation‘

21.02.2022 - 21:15 [ Kyiv Post ]

Ukraine seeks urgent UN Security Council meeting over Russia threat

“On President (Volodymyr) Zelensky’s initiative I officially requested UNSC member states to immediately hold consultations under article 6 of the Budapest memorandum,” Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted, citing the landmark 1994 deal, also signed by Russia, the United States and Britain.

21.02.2022 - 20:06 [ Washington Post ]

Kremlin says Moscow will see two Ukrainian regions as independent, a potential pretext for war

The Kremlin announced Monday that Moscow will recognize the independence of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine, a move that Russia could use to justify an attack in those areas.

18.02.2022 - 09:30 [ Logan Ratick / Twitter ]

Members of Congress attending the Munich Security Congress this weekend.

14 Senators (8 D’s, 6 R’s)

Democrat Reps. (not on this list) also attending: Speaker Pelosi, Adam Smith, Schiff, Deutch, Lee, McCollum, Himes, Keating, Maloney, Swalwell, Gallego, Moulton, Khanna, Kim

18.02.2022 - 09:22 [ The Recount / Twitter ]

VP Kamala Harris on the way to the Munich Security Conference, where she will meet with NATO’s president on Friday and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky this weekend for the first time.

18.02.2022 - 08:59 [ Haaretz ]

Pelosi Headed to Israel With Iran, Ukraine on the Agenda

(Feb. 14, 2022)

Pelosi will head the congressional delegation set to visit the Knesset on Wednesday, over two years since her last official visit to Jerusalem, with the Iran talks in Vienna sure to be on the agenda. She will be accompanied by key lawmakers related to foreign relations, appropriations and intelligence — including Reps. Adam Schiff, Ted Deutch, Barbara Lee, Bill Keating, Eric Swalwell, Ro Khanna and Andy Kim.

17.02.2022 - 16:37 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Die “Neurussland”-Falle

(28. June 2014)

So wie ich das sehe, spult sich hier folgendes Drehbuch ab:

– Contras und Doppelagenten auf beiden Seiten, sowohl den divergierenden Milizen des Putsch-Regimes, als auch bei den Separatisten und Aufständischen (von denen 99 % überhaupt keine Ahnung haben wozu sie benutzt werden und was da eigentlich vor sich geht), sorgen mit immer neuen Angriffen dafür, dass Verhandlungen und Waffenruhen immer wieder scheitern,

– die mittlerweile aus dem Westen aufgerüstete ukrainische Armee greift schließlich mit allem was sie hat den Osten an und richtet ein Blutbad an,

– Russland „kann gar nicht anders“ und marschiert ein.

Da fällt mir ein: Was macht der Bundesnachrichtendienst so? Hallo Chausseestraße. Geht´s euch gut?

17.02.2022 - 16:34 [ RT.com ]

Ukraine and Donbass accuse each other of heavy shelling

Kiev has been locked in a civil war with the two breakaway territories since 2014, when separatists declared independent republics following the ousting of then-President Viktor Yanukovych during mass street protests. Ukrainian officials, along with Western countries, have accused Russia of supporting the rebels and fueling the conflict.

17.02.2022 - 16:31 [ ORF.at ]

Aufregung über Gefechte in Ostukraine

Die ukrainische Armee dementierte einen Beschuss von Stellungen prorussischer Separatisten. Obwohl man mit Artillerie beschossen worden sei, sei das Feuer nicht erwidert worden, sagte ein Sprecher der Regierungstruppen zu Reuters. Die von Russland unterstützten Rebellen warfen ukrainischen Truppen dagegen vor, ihr Territorium angegriffen zu haben.

15.02.2022 - 13:10 [ RT.com ]

Russia announces troop withdrawal

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 in Moscow has announced amid fears in the West that the exercises could have been a precursor to an invasion.

11.02.2022 - 09:07 [ NBC News ]

Biden warns Americans in Ukraine to leave, says sending troops to evacuate would be ‚world war‘

“It’s not like we’re dealing with a terrorist organization. We’re dealing with one of the largest armies in the world. It’s a very different situation, and things could go crazy quickly,” he said.

Holt asked Biden what scenario could prompt him to send troops to rescue Americans fleeing the country. Biden replied: “There’s not. That’s a world war when Americans and Russia start shooting at one another.”

11.02.2022 - 09:05 [ New Yprk Times ]

Biden Warns U.S. Won’t Send Troops to Rescue Americans in Ukraine

“American citizens should leave, should leave now,” the president said in an NBC interview, adding that rescues in a conflict zone during a Russian invasion would risk “world war.”

09.02.2022 - 05:56 [ Kreml ]

News conference following Russian-French talks

For our part, we will do our best to find compromises that suit everyone. There is not a single point that we consider unachievable in the proposals we sent to NATO and Washington.

There is also the ongoing issue related to the situation in Donbass. The President said that Russia is conducting exercises and has amassed a large group of forces. But has Ukraine not amassed them also? They have the same 100,000 or 125,000 troops concentrated in Donbass.

To reiterate, they have tried to resolve the Donbass issue through military means twice, and they did not conceal this as they used equipment and aviation. Who will give us guarantees that this will not happen? This is also a legitimate question on our part.

04.02.2022 - 08:54 [ El Pais ]

Pentagon says documents published by EL PAÍS show US is willing to negotiate with Russia

Kirby mentioned the documents in his opening remarks ahead of a news conference at the Department of Defense. “We did not make this document public, but now that it is, it confirms to the entire world what we’ve always been saying: there is no daylight between our public statements and our private discussions,” he said.

04.02.2022 - 08:45 [ El Pais ]

US offered disarmament measures to Russia in exchange for deescalation of military threat in Ukraine

(02 Feb 2022)

The United States and NATO reject signing a bilateral agreement on security in Europe with Russia and also closing the door on the future incorporation of Ukraine into the Atlantic Alliance. Those were two of the main demands presented by Moscow to put an end to the crisis in Ukraine at a moment of maximum tension between Russia and the West and that threatened Euro-Atlantic security. By contrast, both Washington and the Alliance offer Putin negotiations on disarmament agreements and trust-building measures in different forums – such as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the US-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue, and the NATO-Russia Council – the success of which are conditioned on the start of a deescalation of the Russian military threat to Ukraine.

04.02.2022 - 08:24 [ PBS.org ]

U.S. intel suggests Russia is plotting false flag attack in Ukraine as pretext for invasion

(Feb 3, 2022)

The plan for the fake attack on Russian territory or Russian-speaking people was revealed in declassified intelligence shared with Ukrainian officials and European allies in recent days. It is the latest allegation by the U.S. and Britain that Russia is plotting to use a false pretext to go to war against Ukraine.

The White House in December accused Russia of developing a “false-flag” operation to create pretext for an invasion.

04.02.2022 - 08:20 [ Forbes ]

U.S. Intelligence Says Russia Is Planning ‘False-Flag’ Operation To Justify Ukraine Invasion

(Jan 14, 2022,)

Friday morning, multiple Ukrainian government websites were affected by a “massive cyber attack” launched by an unknown actor, a foreign ministry spokesperson said. The affected websites were taken offline and hackers reportedly left messages warning the Ukrainian public to “prepare for the worst.” Ukrainian officials noted Russia has a “long record” of cyberattacks against the country.

03.02.2022 - 10:48 [ ORF.at ]

Weißes Haus ändert Wortwahl in Ukraine-Konflikt

Psaki erklärte weiter, die US-Regierung habe auch gesagt, dass Putin jederzeit in die Ukraine einmarschieren könnte. Das sei zutreffend. Auf Nachfrage betonte die Sprecherin, sie habe die Wendung, wonach aus US-Sicht eine Invasion unmittelbar bevorstehe, seit mehr als einer Woche nicht mehr benutzt.

02.02.2022 - 03:30 [ Boris Johnson / Gov.uk ]

PM statement at Ukraine press conference: 1 February 2022

But we have to face a grim reality which is that as we stand here today Volodmyr, more than 100,000 Russian troops are gathering on your border in perhaps the biggest demonstration of hostility towards Ukraine in our lifetimes.

And the potential deployment dwarves the 30,000 troops Russia sent to invade Crimea in 2014. Since that time of course, as everybody knows, more than 13,000 Ukrainians have been killed and Ukraine has been plunged into nearly a decade of war.

It goes without saying that a further Russian invasion of Ukraine would be a political disaster, a humanitarian disaster, in my view would also be, for Russia, for the world, a military disaster as well. And the potential invasion completely flies in the face of President Putin’s claims to be acting in the interest of the Ukrainian people.

02.02.2022 - 03:12 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Die “Neurussland”-Falle

(28. June 2014)

Die Situation nach dem Putsch vom 22. Februar in Kiew haben die Meisten heute bereits vergessen.

Eine winzige Truppe von ein paar Tausend Personen hatte, mit enormer finanzieller Unterstützung durch Kapitalisten im In- und Ausland und nackter Gewalt von eingekauften Schlägern und Söldnern, zuerst die „Sicherheitskräfte“ des Präsidenten und dann ihn selbst verjagt. Ohne Schutz vor den nun willkürlich in der Hauptstadt marodierenden Maidan-Milizen, die sich vor der Rada aufgebaut haben und deren Anführer in dieser sitzen, sind sämtliche nachfolgenden „Beschlüsse“ des Parlaments ein Witz. Keiner kann die „Wahl“ von Milizenführer Turtschinow zum „Parlamentspräsidenten“ (22. Febuar) und dann gleich zum „Präsidenten“ (25. Februar) ernst nehmen; von der Wahl des „Übergangspremierministers“ Jazenjuk direkt auf dem Maidan-Platz ganz zu schweigen, dem die belagerte Rada dann noch eine lächerliche nachträgliche Legitimation hinterher warf.

Die reguläre Ordnung im Staat ist zu diesem Zeitpunkt überall am Zusammenbrechen oder bereits erodiert. Die finanzielle Situation des neuen Putsch-Regimes, des gesamten Staates, ist katastrophal. Große Teile des Sicherheitsapparates stehen gegen das Regime, vor allem im Militär. Im Putsch-Regime selbst gibt es schwerste Differenzen, angefangen vom blitzschnell in der Versenkung verschwindenden Wladimir Klitschko über seine Todfeindin Julia Timoschenko, den mit internationalen imperialistischen Bünden und Konsortien eng verwobenen Jazenjuk, die grobschlächtigen Massenmörder aus den verschiedenen Gruppen des „Rechten Sektors“, usw, usw. Hinzu kommt die sehr reale Gefahr, dass die Bergwerker und Fabrikarbeiter der Industriegebiete in der Ostukraine dem neuen Regime schlicht den Saft abdrehen, ein einziger Streik würde genügen (von den Möglichkeiten der eigentlichen Herrscher des Landes, den Oligarchen, die Geschicke der Ukraine zu beeinflussen einmal ganz zu schweigen).

Mit einem Wort: die Lage des neuen, vom Westblock mit brutaler Skrupellosigkeit in Kiew eingesetzten rechtsradikalen Putsch-Regimes ist Ende Februar katastrophal.

Nun aber naht dessen Rettung – aus Moskau.

22.10.2021 - 15:23 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Die Verteidigungsministerin empfiehlt, Russland den Einsatz militärischer Mittel anzudrohen

Kramp-Karrenbauer:

„Das ist der Weg der Abschreckung. Wir müssen Russland gegenüber sehr deutlich machen, dass wir am Ende – und das ist ja auch die Abschreckungsdoktrin – bereit sind, auch solche Mittel einzusetzen, damit es vorher abschreckend wirkt und niemand auf die Idee kommt, etwa die Räume über dem Baltikum oder im Schwarzmeer NATO-Partner anzugreifen. Das ist der Kerngedanke der NATO, dieses Bündnisses, und das wird angepasst auf das aktuelle Verhalten Russlands. Wir sehen insbesondere Verletzungen des Luftraums über den baltischen Staaten, aber auch zunehmende Übergriffigkeiten rund um das Schwarze Meer.
Die politische Debatte über die russische Annexion der ukrainischen Halbinsel Krim im Jahr 2014 ist teilweise ins Stocken geraten. Mit einem neuen Format will die Ukraine die Krim-Frage nun aber wieder weltweit in den Fokus rücken. Das Ziel: die Wiedereingliederung der Halbinsel.

Was geht hier vor?

22.10.2021 - 05:03 [ ZDF ]

Abschreckung auch mit Atomwaffen – Nato besiegelt Masterplan gegen Russland

„Das ist der Weg der Abschreckung“, sagte Bundesverteidigungsministerin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) im Deutschlandfunk. „Wir müssen Russland gegenüber sehr deutlich machen, dass wir am Ende – und das ist ja auch die Abschreckungsdoktrin – bereit sind, auch solche Mittel einzusetzen, damit es vorher abschreckend wirkt und niemand auf die Idee kommt, etwa die Räume über dem Baltikum oder im Schwarzmeer Nato-Partner anzugreifen.“

21.09.2021 - 18:02 [ U.S. Army ]

US, NATO, Ukraine enhance interoperability with Rapid Trident exercise

Allied and partner service members from 15 nations officially started Rapid Trident 21, an annual Ukrainian-American training exercise, Sept. 20, with an opening ceremony at Central City Stadium, near Yavoriv, Ukraine.

20.08.2021 - 15:37 [ Ukraine Weekly ]

Outgoing German chancellor Merkel to visit Kyiv following Kremlin meeting

Before his Washington visit, which Mr. Zelenskyy has sought for two years beginning when U.S. President Donald Trump was in office, the Ukrainian head of state will host outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Ms. Merkel will first head to Moscow on August 20 and is scheduled to arrive in Kyiv two days later.

05.08.2021 - 21:06 [ Antiwar.com ]

Fallout From the Biden-Merkel Deal on Nord Stream 2

Back in 1989, a large group of Americans, composed mostly of Republican conservatives, went to Moscow to help Russians understand the “values of Western civilization.” The delegation included Sens. Phil Gramm of Texas and Bob Kasten of Wisconsin, Ambassadors Faith Whittlesey and Frank Shakespeare, journalists and even some exiled Soviet dissidents.

At that time, America was at the peak of its popularity in the USSR, with a 90% approval rating.

05.08.2021 - 21:02 [ antikrieg.com ]

Die Folgen des Biden-Merkel-Deals über Nord Stream 2

Im Jahr 1989 reiste eine große Gruppe von Amerikanern, die sich hauptsächlich aus konservativen Republikanern zusammensetzte, nach Moskau, um den Russen die „Werte der westlichen Zivilisation“ näher zu bringen. Zu der Delegation gehörten die Senatoren Phil Gramm aus Texas und Bob Kasten aus Wisconsin, die Botschafter Faith Whittlesey und Frank Shakespeare, Journalisten und sogar einige sowjetische Dissidenten im Exil.

Zu dieser Zeit war Amerika auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Popularität in der UdSSR, mit einer Zustimmungsrate von 90 %. Der Konferenzsaal war voll, und viele Menschen blieben stehen. Alle lauschten aufmerksam jedem Wort, das die Besucher vortrugen.

04.08.2021 - 06:21 [ Tagesschau.de ]

„Wir wussten, dass wir gejagt werden“

Einen Tag nach seinem Verschwinden in Kiew ist der belarusische Aktivist Witaly Schischow tot aufgefunden worden. Mitstreiter Schischows vermuten, dass der belarusische Geheimdienst dahinter steckt.Die Polizei arbeitet mit Hochdruck an dem Fall, der nicht nur in der belarusischen Diaspora für Entsetzen sorgt. Videoaufnahmen von Kameras entlang der Joggingstrecke, von der der Aktivist am Montag nicht zurückkehrte, werden ausgewertet. Mögliche Augenzeugen werden befragt.

27.07.2021 - 16:23 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V. ]

Ukraine: SWP pro Waffenlieferungen

Dass die beiden Autoren das gut finden, ist eine Sache, dass sie aber lediglich angeben, solche Lieferungen würden gegen keine internationalen Verträge verstoßen, ist schon gewagt. Schließlich „vergessen“ sie die nationalen und europäischen Rüstungsexportrichtlinien, die Waffenlieferungen in Krisengebiete untersagen

09.07.2021 - 19:44 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V. ]

Prince: Ukrainische Privatarmee

Es wird nie langweilig um den umtriebigen Chef der hochumstrittenen Ex-Söldnerfiorma Blackwater, Eric Prince.

03.07.2021 - 09:08 [ Euronews.com ]

Belarus says it has dismantled ‚terrorist sleeper cells‘ with ties to West

He added that the cells‘ activities were coordinated via a Telegram channel dubbed „Self-defence regiments of Belarus“ which had 2,500 subscribers and belonged to a German citizen.

The cells recently tried to detonate a Russian naval communication centre located in the Belarusian town of Vileika, about 100 kilometres northwest of Minsk, according to the Belarusian leader.

03.07.2021 - 08:55 [ Spiegel.de ]

Lukaschenko spricht von Umsturzversuch: Belarus enttarnt angeblich »Terrorzellen« mit Verbindung nach Deutschland

Eine Sprecherin des Auswärtigen Amtes hatte am Freitagmittag in Berlin erklärt, sie wolle zu den Vorwürfen, die Lukaschenko »so in den Raum gestellt hat«, nicht Stellung nehmen. Über die mögliche Festnahme deutscher Staatsangehöriger könne sie »an dieser Stelle nichts berichten«.

24.06.2021 - 20:22 [ Europäischer Rat / Rat der Europäischen Union - europa.eu ]

EU HR Borrell meets MFA of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine

Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, meets Aureliu Ciocoi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova, David Zalkaliani, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia and Dmytro Kuleba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, on 24 June 2021, in Brussels.

12.05.2021 - 23:40 [ Rick Rozoff / Antiwar.com ]

Multinational Forces Rising to US Army Standards on NATO’s Eastern Front

On May 10 Poland’s President Duda was in Romania to co-host a virtual conference of the Bucharest Nine (9) group with Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis, The members of the comparatively new bloc are Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia; all former members of the Soviet bloc and of the defunct Warsaw Pact.

Greetings were sent to the meeting by President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

09.05.2021 - 18:23 [ Radio Utopie ]

Die „Neurussland“-Falle

(28. Juni 2014)

Dem Putsch in Kiew folgt nach alter imperialistischer Offensivstrategie ein schleichender Putsch in Moskau. Anders sind die haarsträubenden, selbstschädigenden Fehler der Politik in der Russischen Föderation ebensowenig zu erklären wie der Ablauf des Umsturzes in der Ukraine und der nachfolgende Ausbruch des für keine Seite gewinnbaren Krieges, schon gar nicht durch oder gegen die Russische Föderation. Gerade diese kann dabei nur verlieren.

Anzunehmen ist, dass dies – neben der Zerschlagung und nachfolgenden Plünderung der nach dem Putsch hilflosen, entsouveränisierten Ukraine – von Anfang der Plan war: Die Russische Föderation moralisch und politisch auf das gleiche Niveau wie den seit bald 13 Jahren einen weitweiten Terrorkrieg exekutierenden Westblock herabsinken, mit assoziierten autoritären Staaten verschmelzen und in den gewünschten gegnerischen und ebenso niederwertigen imperialen Block Eurasien mutieren zu lassen.

Ausführende Akteure dieses Plan sitzen dabei nicht nur an den Schalthebeln und Schlüsselpositionen im kriegführenden Westblock. Sie sitzen auch, als Einflüsterer, Berater, „Spindoktoren“, Strategen und mutmaßlich auch als hochrangige Funktionäre, in der Ukraine, in den aufständischen Regionen im Donbass und in Moskau.

16.04.2021 - 14:06 [ IPPNW ]

Eskalation des Konflikts zwischen der Ukraine und Russland

Die ärztliche Friedensorganisation IPPNW ist äußert besorgt über die zunehmenden Spannungen zwischen der Ukraine bzw. der NATO und Russland und warnt vor einer akuten Kriegsgefahr. Die Bundesregierung müsse gegenüber den NATO-Partnern deutlich machen, dass eine Ausweitung der NATO keine Friedensperspektive bietet. Die bestehenden Konflikte können nur im friedlichen Dialog unter Einbeziehung aller Beteiligten geregelt werden.

12.04.2021 - 09:06 [ Rick Rozoff / antikrieg.com ]

Nach überraschendem Besuch in der Ukraine bezeichnet polnischer Außenminister Nord Stream 2-Pipeline als ‚gegenwärtige Gefahr für den Frieden in Europa‘

Es war die Weigerung des ukrainischen Präsidenten Viktor Janukowitsch, ein Assoziierungsabkommen mit der EU im Rahmen der Östlichen Partnerschaft zu unterzeichnen, die den Untergang seiner Regierung und vielleicht auch seines Landes besiegelte. Ein von den USA unterstützter Aufstand stürzte Janukowitsch nur drei Monate später und ein Krieg im Osten des Landes folgte. Ein Krieg, der sich in letzter Zeit noch verschärft hat.

10.04.2021 - 18:48 [ IPPNW ]

Ärztliche Friedensorganisation warnt vor gefährlicher Eskalation in der Ukraine

In den Medien finden sich viele Berichte über die Stationierung russischer Truppen an der Grenze zur Ukraine und auf der Krim. Wenig geschrieben wird dagegen über das NATO-Manöver Defender Europe 21, bei dem Deutschland zu einer Drehscheibe für Militärtransporte wird.

10.04.2021 - 18:42 [ Dr. Paul Craig Roberts / Global Research ]

Washington’s Follies Are Dangerous to Us and to the World

A country without a media is lost to the follies of its government, and that is precisely the position of America today.  In the nuclear era, the entire world is at the mercy of Washington’s follies.  At the present moment the incompetent fools that an insouciant American public permits to rule them are preparing nuclear Armageddon by placing offensive missiles on Russia’s border.

10.04.2021 - 18:10 [ Rick Rozoff / Antiwar.com ]

Ukraine’s Top Commander Invokes NATO’s Article 5 Military Assistance Clause as West Continues to Oversee Ukraine’s War in the Donbass

The American delegation met with troops assigned to “the contact line with the enemy, talked with Ukrainian defenders and once again made sure [were apprised?] of the presence of Russian mercenaries in Donbas.” It also visited a memorial to Ukrainian soldiers killed in the seven-year war in the Donbass.

10.04.2021 - 17:54 [ Rick Rozoff / antikrieg.com ]

Der ukrainische Oberbefehlshaber beruft sich auf die militärische Beistandsklausel nach Artikel 5 der NATO

Die amerikanische Delegation traf sich mit Truppen, die „der Kontaktlinie mit dem Feind zugewiesen sind, sprach mit ukrainischen Verteidigern und vergewisserte sich noch einmal [wurde informiert?] über die Anwesenheit russischer Söldner im Donbass.“ Sie besuchte auch eine Gedenkstätte für ukrainische Soldaten, die in dem siebenjährigen Krieg im Donbass getötet worden waren.

09.04.2021 - 11:09 [ Rick Rozoff / Antiwar.com ]

US Mulls Sending More Warships to Black Sea To ‘Send Message’ to Russia

The feature mentioned that U.S. Navy routinely operates in the Black Sea, crisis or no crisis, but that dispatching additional warships to the sea would “send a specific message to Moscow that the US is closely watching.”

07.04.2021 - 01:19 [ Ron Paul / antikrieg.com ]

Warum drängt die Biden-Administration die Ukraine, Russland anzugreifen?

Am 24. März unterzeichnete der ukrainische Präsident Vladimir Zelensky, was im Wesentlichen eine Kriegserklärung an Russland war. In dem Dokument mit dem Titel Präsidialdekret Nr. 117/2021 erklärte der von den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika unterstützte ukrainische Führer, dass es die offizielle Politik der Ukraine sei, die Krim von Russland zurückzuholen.

04.04.2021 - 14:04 [ The Hill ]

Ukraine to hold join military drills with NATO amid escalating tensions with Russia

The armed forces said in a statement at Facebook that the drills will be held with more than 1,000 military personnel from at least five NATO member states in a few months.

03.04.2021 - 16:39 [ Reuters ]

Ukraine says joint military drills with NATO to begin in a few months

The drills will involve more than 1,000 military personnel from at least 5 NATO member states and will be held in a few months, the Ukrainian armed forces said in a statement on Facebook on Saturday.

13.03.2021 - 19:14 [ Dave DeCamp /antikrieg.com ]

Biden bereitet neue Sanktionen gegen Russland wegen Nord Stream 2 vor

Ein Grund, warum die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika gegen die Pipeline sind, sind die Milliarden von Dollar, die die Ukraine an Gastransportgebühren verlieren würde, wenn das Projekt fertiggestellt wirde. Im Jahr 2017 beauftragte die staatliche ukrainische Gasgesellschaft Naftogaz eine Lobbyfirma, um die Pipeline in Washington zu bekämpfen.

06.01.2021 - 22:18 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

Feels a lot like Maidan Square out here with all the right wing muscle. One missing ingredient: chipper Democrats cheering on “pro democracy protesters.”

01.12.2020 - 04:53 [ Xinhuanet ]

NATO, Ukraine to strengthen security cooperation in Black Sea

„The Black Sea region is of strategic importance to NATO and to all Allies … We work closely with our valued partners, Georgia and Ukraine. Therefore, NATO maintains a significant presence in the Black Sea region and will work more closely with Ukraine and Georgia,“ Stoltenberg said during a press conference on Monday.

08.10.2020 - 21:51 [ Xinhuanet ]

Ukraine, Britain sign 1.25-bln-pound military cooperation memorandum

The memorandum, signed by Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran and British Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace, stresses cooperation in the defense industry, with Britain providing funding of 1.25 billion pounds (1.61 billion U.S. dollars) to bolster Ukraine’s defense capabilities

07.10.2020 - 03:39 [ Daily Sabah ]

Ukraine considers buying 48 Bayraktar TB2 drones from Turkey

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry plans to purchase six to 12 Bayraktar TB2 complexes, each with six to 12 control stations, and three to four UAVs, Defense Express said in a report late Monday.

16.09.2020 - 13:46 [ Xinhuanet ]

Ukraine, NATO to hold strategic command-staff exercises in September

According to Taran, the U.S. and British military units will take part in the exercise to jointly carry out combat training missions. Up to 200 foreign instructors, military advisers and observers from NATO, the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Lithuania and Poland will follow the exercise.

Taran said that the exercises will be held between Sept. 22 and 25 and more than 100 military units, 12,000 weapons and up to 700 units of military equipment will be involved.

24.08.2020 - 00:06 [ The New York Times ]

No. 2 U.S. Diplomat Biegun Will Visit Russia, Lithuania Amid Belarus Crisis

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun will travel to Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine on Aug. 24-27 to meet senior government leaders to discuss regional issues, the State Department said in a statement on Sunday.

10.08.2020 - 18:54 [ CounterPunch ]

Biden’s Ukrainegate Problem

During a visit to Ukraine in December 2015, Biden told the Ukraine president, “I’m going to be leaving here in six hours. If the prosecutor’s [Shokin] not fired, you’re not getting the money.”

03.07.2020 - 10:47 [ ORF.at ]

Iran zu Entschädigung wegen Flugzeugabschusses bereit

Nach tagelangem Leugnen räumte der Iran seine Verantwortung für das Unglück ein. Die iranischen Revolutionsgarden gaben an, die Maschine kurz nach ihrem Abflug von Teheran versehentlich abgeschossen zu haben.

Der Iran hatte kurz vor dem Unglück mit Raketenangriffen auf US-Stützpunkte im Irak auf die Tötung des Generals Kassem Solaimani durch die USA geantwortet.

30.06.2020 - 08:01 [ Tagesschau.de ]

EU verlängert Russland-Sanktionen

Seit sechs Jahren sind die Wirtschaftssanktionen gegen Russland in Kraft. Jetzt hat die EU beschlossen: Sie werden erneut verlängert – zunächst bis zum 31. Januar 2021. Der Ministerrat setzt damit eine Vorgabe um, die auf dem EU-Gipfel am 19. Juni beschlossen wurde.

13.06.2020 - 11:16 [ North Atlantic Treaty Organization ]

NATO recognises Ukraine as Enhanced Opportunities Partner

Ukraine’s status as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner does not prejudge any decisions on NATO membership. NATO Allies continue to encourage and support Ukraine in its reform efforts, including in the security and defence sector, with regard to civilian control and democratic oversight, and in the fight against corruption.

05.03.2020 - 22:25 [ Reuters ]

Ukrainian lawmakers pass vote of no-confidence in prosecutor general

Ukraine’s parliament passed a no-confidence vote in Prosecutor General Ruslan Ryaboshapka on Thursday, the latest move in a reshuffle that saw the prime minister and most of his cabinet ousted this week.

18.02.2020 - 17:06 [ Ukrinform.net ]

Ukraine to raise issue of Russian attack in Donbas at UNSC meeting

According to him, the Ukrainian delegation will be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergiy Kyslytsya.

The meeting will start at 22:00 Kyiv time.

In addition, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said he would also raise this issue at the UN Security Council meeting.