Archiv: Ukraine


23.09.2022 - 03:49 [ UN.org ]

Secretary-General’s remarks to the Security Council on Ukraine

Madame President,
Excellencies,

Russia’s war in Ukraine shows no sign of letting up.

The past seven months have seen unspeakable suffering and devastation.

The latest developments are dangerous and disturbing.

They are further steps away from any prospect of peace – and towards an endless cycle of horror and bloodshed.

As I have said from the start, this senseless war has unlimited potential to do terrible harm – in Ukraine, and around the world.

The idea of nuclear conflict, once unthinkable, has become a subject of debate.

This in itself is totally unacceptable. All nuclear-armed states should recommit to the non-use and progressive elimination of nuclear weapons.

I am also deeply concerned by reports of plans to organize so-called “referenda” in areas of Ukraine that are currently not under government control.

Any annexation of a State’s territory by another State resulting from the threat or use of force is a violation of the UN Charter and of international law.

21.09.2022 - 21:12 [ White House ]

Remarks by President Biden Before the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Putin’s own words make his true purpose unmistakable. Just before he invaded, Putin asserted — and I quote — Ukraine was “created by Russia” and never had, quote, “real statehood.”

And now we see attacks on schools, railway stations, hospitals, wa- — on centers of Ukrainian history and culture.

In the past, even more horrifying evidence of Russia’s atrocity and war crimes: mass graves uncovered in Izyum; bodies, according to those that excavated those bodies, showing signs of torture.

This war is about extinguishing Ukraine’s right to exist as a state, plain and simple, and Ukraine’s right to exist as a people. Whoever you are, wherever you live, whatever you believe, that should not — that should make your blood run cold.

21.09.2022 - 20:52 [ theGuardian.com ]

‚I’m not bluffing‘: Putin warns west over nuclear weapons – video

In a national address on Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin says Russia will be mobilising further troops for the war in Ukraine. He claims the west is using the threat of nuclear weapons to blackmail Russia, and that ‚those who try to blackmail us with nuclear weapons should know that the weathervane can turn and point towards them‘.

Putin also said Russia would give its full support to the referendums announced for this weekend in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia to join the Russian Federation

16.09.2022 - 20:47 [ CBS Evening News / Nitter ]

Dozens of bodies have been discovered in shallow graves in Izyum, Ukraine — an area only just recaptured from Russian troops after more than six months. CBS News‘ Debora Patta reports from the site, where the bodies will soon be exhumed.

16.09.2022 - 20:46 [ Amnesty.org ]

Ukraine: As Ukraine retakes territory from Russia, securing evidence of alleged war crimes is crucial

(12.09.2022)

“As Ukraine regains control of land occupied by Russian forces, it must prioritize securing evidence of their alleged war crimes. Gathering such evidence is extremely resource-intensive, and so we are calling on the international community to provide resources that will assist Ukraine’s efforts. All ongoing and future trials over alleged war crimes must meet fair trial standards.”

26.08.2022 - 09:35 [ CNBC ]

Putin signs decree to increase size of Russian military; 25 confirmed dead after Russian rocket strike on Ukraine’s Independence Day

The death toll rose following a Russian rocket attack on a train station in central Ukraine on its independence day.

Ukrainian and U.S. officials had warned of stepped up Russian attacks on this day, keeping the country on high alert with a ban on large gatherings in Kyiv for most of the week.

24.08.2022 - 15:15 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

UK, Poland, Germany, France leaders congratulated Ukraine on Independence Day, promise their support

President of Poland Andrzej Duda expressed the hope that Ukraine will win in the war against Russia and become a member of the European Union.

11.08.2022 - 06:47 [ ORF.at ]

Russland „besetzt“ das ukrainische Internet

Auf der von Russland annektierten Halbinsel hat Moskau schon 2014 die Weichen für die Telekommunikation gestellt. Das russische Telekomunternehmen Rostelekom eröffnete dort einen Ableger unter dem Namen Miranda-Media, der jetzt der Knotenpunkt ist, über den auch Cherson ans Internet angebunden ist. Einziger Verbindungspartner von Miranda-Media ist Rostelekom, die Daten gelangen also weiter Richtung Moskau. Russland legte darüber hinaus auch ein 46 Kilometer langes Unterwasserkabel von der Hafenstadt Kertsch im Osten der Krim zum russischen Festland.

09.08.2022 - 22:02 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Betrifft: Schwarze Liste der Ukraine – hier ist der Bundeskanzler gefordert

Das dem ukrainischen Präsidenten unterstehende Zentrum zur Desinformationsbekämpfung (CCD) hat neben Persönlichkeiten aus anderen Ländern mehrere Deutsche auf eine Schwarze Liste gesetzt – u.a. den Vorsitzenden der SPD-Bundestagsfraktion, Rolf Mützenich, Alice Schwarzer und Wolfgang Bittner, Autor der NachDenkSeiten. Das ist ein Vorgang, der angesichts der aufgeheizten Stimmung und der daraus möglicherweise folgenden Gewalt gegen die auf der Liste stehenden Personen nicht zu akzeptieren ist. Hier ist, wenn schon auf die Außenministerin voraussichtlich kein Verlass ist, der Bundeskanzler gefordert. – Wolfgang Bittner hat eine Stellungnahme zum Vorgang verfasst. Hier ist sie.

06.08.2022 - 20:42 [ 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.

06.08.2022 - 20:25 [ 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.

06.08.2022 - 19:53 [ Christopher Miller, World and national security reporter @politico / Nitter ]

President Zelensky urges @StateDept to designate Russia a terror state. “Formal legal recognition of Russia as a terrorist state, in particular, recognition by the US Department of State, is need not as a political gesture but as an effective defense of the free world.”

(31.07.2022)

06.08.2022 - 19:47 [ @creativelytired / Nitter ]

For one thing if it were labeled terrorism then Biden could arguably use the still in effect 2001 AUMF to commit US forces to Ukraine without the US having to declare war.

(08.04.2022)

06.08.2022 - 19:25 [ @tvtoront / Nitter ]

In response to a decision of the Russian Federation to recognize „Azov“ as a „terrorist organization“, the regiment itself called on the US State Department and authorized bodies of other states to recognize the Russian Federation as a terrorist state.

(02.08.2022)

01.08.2022 - 09:33 [ KleineZeitung.at ]

Ende der Blockade – Getreide-Export beginnt: Erstes Schiff mit Mais verlässt Ukraine

Erstmals seit Beginn des russischen Angriffskrieges gegen die Ukraine hat wieder ein Schiff mit Getreide den Hafen von Odessa verlassen. Das mit Mais beladene Frachtschiff „Razoni“ sei Montag früh in Richtung Libanon aufgebrochen, meldete der Sender CNN Türk unter Berufung auf das türkische Verteidigungsministerium. Weitere Schiffen sollen folgen.

25.07.2022 - 14:11 [ ORF.at ]

Kiew erhielt drei Gepard-Luftabwehrpanzer aus Berlin

„Heute sind offiziell die ersten drei Geparde eingetroffen“, sagte Verteidigungsminister Olexij Resnikow heute im ukrainischen Fernsehen.

24.07.2022 - 18:20 [ @Windmill128 / Twitter ]

Russia attacks Odessa port a day after signing grain deal, Ukraine says – The Washington Post this really isn’t surprising to anyone is it????? Disgusting!😡

24.07.2022 - 18:13 [ Birgit Wetzel / Twitter ]

Abscheulich! Die Glaubwürdigkeit war allerdings vorher schon nicht mehr da. #Russland #Ukraine #Getreide #Odessa

24.07.2022 - 17:52 [ RT.com ]

Moscow reveals target of strike on key Ukrainian port

The Russian Ministry of Defense has confirmed striking targets in the major Ukrainian port of Odessa on Saturday, revealing that its missiles hit military infrastructure and arms stockpiles.

24.07.2022 - 17:40 [ ORF.at ]

Russland gibt Angriff auf Hafen von Odessa zu

Nach einem Dementi hat sich Russland nun doch zum Angriff auf den Hafen von Odessa bekannt. Man habe auf „militärische Infrastruktur“ gezielt, teilte das russische Außenministerium heute mit. Der Angriff erfolgte gestern wenige Stunden nachdem die Kriegsparteien ein Abkommen zur Ermöglichung von Getreideexporten geschlossen hatten, das Angriffe auf Häfen untersagt.

23.07.2022 - 19:27 [ RT.com ]

Ukraine claims Russia targeted major port city

Moscow has so far remained silent on the latest claims from Kiev.

23.07.2022 - 19:23 [ Washington Post ]

Russia attacks Odessa port a day after signing grain deal, Ukraine says

Air raid warnings rang at about 11 a.m. with the sounds of explosions echoing across the city. The military’s southern command reported no casualties. It said air defense systems shot down two other missiles in the attack, which the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine described as “outrageous.”

The strike threatens an agreement that diplomats had hailed less than 24 hours earlier as a breakthrough after months of negotiations.

23.07.2022 - 12:41 [ RT.com ]

Ukraine grain deal signed: Why it matters

While not all details of the agreement have been revealed, shipments from Ukrainian ports will begin in full in a couple of weeks, according to the UN. The ports will reportedly not be fully demined and the Ukrainian Navy and Coast Guard captains will be allowed to escort ships avoiding mined waters. Officials from Russia and other countries are expected to inspect the shipments to ensure no weapons are smuggled.

23.07.2022 - 12:29 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

Istanbul initiative to unblock maritime agricultural exports from Ukraine must be fully implemented – UN Secretary General

The initiative for the safe transportation of grain and food products from Ukrainian ports, the documents on which were signed on Friday in Istanbul, must be fully implemented, UN Secretary General António Guterres said during the signing of the documents.

22.07.2022 - 19:31 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚War will end at the negotiating table. This is a turning point‘: Ukraine and Russia sign grain export deal with Turkey and UN in first breakthrough of the conflict

– Russia and Ukraine sent defence and infrastructure ministers to Istanbul, Turkey
– They signed the landmark deal alongside U.N. gen sec and Turkish president
– The accord opens the way to significant volumes of vital commercial food exports from three key Ukrainian ports – Odesa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny
– Russia had been blockading the ports, preventing essential grain from leaving
– The deal, seen by many as the first breakthrough in the conflict, comes after almost six months of war

22.07.2022 - 19:27 [ Hurriyet ]

Historic deals for grain corridor signed in Istanbul

Ukraine and Russia, two neighboring countries in war since February, have signed two historic deals with Türkiye and the U.N. for the creation of a secure food corridor through the Black Sea under a comprehensive plan, dubbed the Black Sea Initiative, that would prevent a major global food crisis.

Ukraine and Russia signed two memorandums of understanding with Türkiye and the U.N. on July 22 to begin exporting their grains and other food products.

20.07.2022 - 15:36 [ taz ]

Russlands Angriffskrieg: Gibt der Westen auf?

Innerhalb von Staaten wurden das Böse und die Gewalt in der Geschichte der Zivilisation über Kriege, Leichenberge und Verwüstungen hinweg allein durch die Herrschaft der Gesetze und ein staatliches Gewaltmonopol tabuisiert und eingedämmt. Nach außen gibt es zwar das Völkerrecht, das den friedlichen Umgang aller Staaten miteinander regeln soll. Aber genau besehen gibt es das Völkerrecht nur, weil die freiheitlichen Demokratien hochgerüstete Armeen unterhalten. Sie signalisieren damit, dass sie bereit sind im Falle überzogener Bedrohungen für die eigene Sicherheit in den Krieg zu ziehen.

20.07.2022 - 15:22 [ Julia Davis / Nitter ]

Meanwhile on Russian state TV: Apti Alaudinov, the commander of Ramzan Kadyrov’s Chechen detachment „Akhmat,“ tells state TV host Olga Skabeeva that Russian forces in Ukraine are fighting „holy war“ against the LGBT & the Antichrist. He hopes Russia will soon face off with NATO.

20.07.2022 - 15:12 [ Julia Davis / Nitter ]

More genocidal rhetoric on Russian state TV: hosts and pundits repeatedly assert that Ukraine no longer exists, Ukrainians who refuse to see themselves as Russians and fight back against the invasion are described as Nazis and compared to insects (bugs, worms).

Here’s an example:

20.07.2022 - 14:34 [ Washington Post ]

Russia seeks to annex Ukraine’s east, south later this year, U.S. says

“First, these proxy officials will arrange sham referenda on joining Russia. Then, Russia will use those sham referenda as a basis to try to claim annexation of sovereign Ukrainian territory,” Kirby told reporters during Tuesday’s White House press briefing. Kirby added that the referendums “will take place later this year, possibly in conjunction with Russia’s regional elections.”

20.07.2022 - 14:21 [ ORF.at ]

Moskau droht mit Ausweitung von Krieg

Die geografischen Ziele des von Russland als „militärischer Sondereinsatz“ bezeichneten Angriffskrieges in der Ukraine sind laut Russlands Außenminister Sergej Lawrow nicht mehr auf den Donbas begrenzt.

19.07.2022 - 18:30 [ 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.

19.07.2022 - 18:25 [ Nexta / Nitter ]

Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defense Gavrilov said that AFU is building up its potential and waiting for long-range weapons before launching an assault. The deputy minister added that Russia must give up #Crimea if it wants to continue existing as a state.

19.07.2022 - 18:18 [ ORF.at ]

Ukraine droht mit Angriff auf Krim

Moskau hat Kiew immer wieder vor einer scharfen Reaktion gewarnt, sollte die Krim angegriffen werden.

Dagegen meinte Vizeverteidigungsminister Hawrylow, dass unlängst bereits die Schlangeninsel zurückerobert worden und damit der erste Schritt getan sei. Die Ukraine setzt für die Gegenangriffe auf schwere Waffen aus dem Westen.

19.07.2022 - 18:10 [ ORF.at ]

Selenskyj entlässt weitere hohe Geheimdienstoffiziere

Anlass für die „Personalprüfungen“ bei Geheimdienst und Staatsanwaltschaft sei eine hohe Zahl von Überläufern und Kollaborateuren mit der russischen Besatzungsmacht infolge von Moskaus Einmarsch in der Ukraine vor knapp fünf Monaten, hieß es. Allein beim Geheimdienst SBU arbeiten mehr als 30.000 Menschen.

18.07.2022 - 15:05 [ Klaus-D. Sedlacek / Nitter ]

Ukraine: Viele Überläufer in Sicherheitsbehörden

18.07.2022 - 14:53 [ Natasha Bertrand, @CNN reporter covering the White House and national security / Nitter ]

President Zelensky announces he has fired Iryna Venediktova – the Prosecutor General – and Ivan Bakanov, head of the powerful SBU, or State Security Service. Zelensky said many officials within both of those departments were suspected of treason.

via @TimListerCNN

08.07.2022 - 10:04 [ ORF.at ]

Deutscher Bundestag gegen Lieferung von 200 Panzern

Das Parlament stimmte in der Nacht auf heute gegen einen entsprechenden Entschließungsantrag der Unionsfraktion.

30.06.2022 - 02:59 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

Indonesian President hands over invitation to Zelensky to personally attend G20 summit

He noted the need for a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Widodo said he would soon meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and express his desire for peace.

„I will have a meeting very soon with President Putin, and I will also express our desire for peace to him,“ the Indonesian president said.

30.06.2022 - 02:31 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

Russian occupiers preparing provocation accusing Ukrainian nuclear scientists of storing weapons at ZNPP – Energoatom

„For this, several workers were detained and tortured with a demand of confession, or rather, slandering themselves, that they allegedly dropped some kind of weapon into the concrete bowls of the cooling pools at Zaporizhia NPP in March,“ the company informed.

The company explained the invaders, under this pretext, insist on draining the cooling pools – to check its bowls – and stopping the pumps that supply water to the security systems of power units.

„If this happens, then the security systems of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant will be left without cooling, which in itself is a serious violation and can threaten nuclear safety.

25.06.2022 - 06:37 [ YnetNews.com ]

Zelensky says Israel not doing enough to support Ukraine

He also said he expects Israel to join the sanctions imposed by the West. „Unfortunately, we haven’t seen Israel joining yet,“ he said.

24.06.2022 - 03:48 [ ZDF ]

EU-Beitrittsgespräche : Westbalkan-Gespräche stocken

Die ursprünglich nach den Beratungen angesetzte Pressekonferenz mit EU-Ratspräsident Charles Michel, dem französischen Präsidenten Emmanuel Macron und EU-Kommissionschefin Ursula von der Leyen wurde aus Zeitgründen abgesagt.

24.06.2022 - 03:20 [ ZDF ]

Beschluss auf EU-Gipfel : Ukraine und Moldau erhalten Kandidatenstatus

Georgien, das seinen Antrag zeitgleich mit Moldau Anfang März eingereicht hatte, werde den Kandidatenstatus erhalten, „sobald die noch ausstehenden Prioritäten angegangen sind“, schrieb Ratspräsident Michel. „Georgiens Zukunft liegt innerhalb der EU“, betonte er. Michel verfasste die Tweets auch in den jeweiligen Landessprachen, auf Ukrainisch, Georgisch und Rumänisch.

18.06.2022 - 20:04 [ Iain Cathro / Nitter.net ]

Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelensky cheered on Kyiv walkabout

Try walking about in a British city Johnson and see how many cheers you get

17.06.2022 - 03:50 [ Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania / Nitter.net ]

We are here together with President @ZelenskyyUa because we know it’s our duty to act. It’s our responsibility to keep this momentum & help our Ukrainian friends forge a new future. Focus on the need for peace, the reconstruction effort & the rebuilding of this country’s future.

16.06.2022 - 16:38 [ FRANCE 24 English / Twitter.com ]

#LIVE – The French leader Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi meet with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in #Kiyv. Watch their joint press conference live on @FRANCE24_En

16.06.2022 - 16:09 [ The Kyiv Independent / Nittter.net ]

Zelensky meets German, French, Italian, Romanian leaders in Kyiv. Zelensky’s meeting with Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron, Mario Draghi, and Klaus Iohannis started after the four visited Irpin, a town that had been devastated by Russia’s war, on June 16.

16.06.2022 - 15:48 [ euronews / Youtube ]

Macron, Scholz and Draghi in Irpin

16.06.2022 - 09:26 [ Nexta / Nitter.net ]

#Macron, #Scholz and #Draghi are already in #Kyiv.

16.06.2022 - 08:05 [ OSINTtechnical / Nitter.net ]

Italian PM Draghi, French President Macron, and German Chancellor Scholz on their way to Kyiv.

16.06.2022 - 06:15 [ Secretary Antony Blinken / Nitter.net ]

As authorized by @POTUS, I am directing the drawdown of $350 million in additional U.S. arms, equipment & supplies for Ukraine—part of $1 billion in U.S. support announced today to reinforce Ukraine’s defenses against Russia’s senseless war of choice. We stand #UnitedwithUkraine.

16.06.2022 - 05:52 [ PBS.org ]

Russian long-range missiles destroy western Ukraine arms depot

Konashenkov said shells for M777 howitzers, a type supplied by the United States, were being stored there. He said four howitzers were destroyed elsewhere in fighting and that Russian airstrikes also destroyed Ukrainian “aviation equipment” at a military aerodrome in the southern Mykolaiv region.

There was no immediate comment on the Zolochiv strike from the Ukrainians.

16.06.2022 - 05:29 [ ORF.at ]

Selenskyj bei Gipfeltreffen von G-7 und NATO

Das gab Selenskyj heute via Twitter bekannt. Der G-7-Gipfel wird Ende Juni in Bayern tagen, die NATO direkt danach in Madrid.

16.06.2022 - 04:59 [ ZDF ]

Staatsbesuch im Kriegsgebiet : Kanzler Scholz auf dem Weg nach Kiew

(15.06.2022 21:34 Uhr)

Wie ZDF-Korrespondent Andreas Kynast „aus sicherer Quelle“ erfahren hat, soll Olaf Scholz gemeinsam mit Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron und Italiens Premier Mario Draghi morgen in der ukrainischen Hauptstadt eintreffen.

15.06.2022 - 09:33 [ Nexta / Nitter.net ]

#Russia is discussing plans to divide #Ukraine into districts. A scheme for the administrative-territorial division of Ukraine in the case of its occupation by #Russian troops was shown at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

15.06.2022 - 09:07 [ ORF.at ]

Kiew gegen mögliches neues Minsker Abkommen

Putin habe Menschen in Butscha getötet, „und der Westen sagt, wir sollten sein Gesicht wahren“.

Das Minsker Friedensabkommen wurde 2015 in der Hauptstadt von Belarus im Normandie-Format von Russland, der Ukraine, Frankreich und Deutschland unterzeichnet. Im Wesentlichen ging es darum, den Bürgerkrieg in Luhansk und Donezk zu beenden.

15.06.2022 - 08:47 [ NDR.de ]

Ukraine-Krieg: NATO berät über weitere Waffenlieferungen

Bis zu 50 Länder der sogenannten Ukraine-Kontaktgruppe beraten heute über weitere Waffenlieferungen an das Land. US-Verteidigungsminister Austin hat die anderen NATO-Staaten sowie eine Reihe von Partnerländern ins Brüsseler Hauptquartier eingeladen.

14.06.2022 - 06:44 [ Times of Israel ]

As Russia threat grows, visiting European Union chief looks to Israel for solutions

“For the first time in history, the EU is financing deliveries of weapons – we have so far allocated two billion euros to cover the needs of the Ukrainian defense forces,” von der Leyen, now president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, told The Times of Israel in an interview by email ahead of her visit to Israel, which began Monday.

14.06.2022 - 06:34 [ ZDF ]

Ukraines Präsident im ZDF : Das Selenskyj-Interview in ganzer Länge

ZDF heute journal: Warum ist die Beziehung zu Bundeskanzler Scholz so kompliziert?

Selenskyj: Ich glaube, es gibt eine gewisse Skepsis in der Beziehung der Führung Deutschlands der Ukraine gegenüber. Ich glaube nicht, dass diese Skepsis auf Bundeskanzler Scholz zurückzuführen ist, ich glaube nicht, dass sie neu ist. Ich glaube, wir haben wunderbare Beziehungen zwischen beiden Völkern und recht gute Beziehungen zwischen den Führungen beider Staaten.

Aber ich glaube, diese Skepsis kommt vor allem zum Ausdruck, wenn es um die künftige Mitgliedschaft der Ukraine in der EU und der Nato geht, diese Skepsis war leider auch in der Zeit vor Bundeskanzler Scholz zu spüren. Es gab diese Haltung und ich bin zuversichtlich, dass sich diese Haltung ändern wird.

14.06.2022 - 05:59 [ @Podolyak_M, Adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy ]

Being straightforward – to end the war we need heavy weapons parity: 1000 howitzers caliber 155 mm; 300 MLRS; 500 tanks; 2000 armored vehicles; 1000 drones. Contact Group of Defense Ministers meeting is held in #Brussels on June 15. We are waiting for a decision.

14.06.2022 - 05:18 [ 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.

13.06.2022 - 04:00 [ laFranceInsoumise.fr ]

La France insoumise condamne l’invasion militaire de l’Ukraine avec la plus grande fermeté

(24.02.2022)

Communiqué de La France insoumise

L’invasion militaire de l’Ukraine par la Russie est un acte de guerre extrêmement grave que nous condamnons avec la plus grande fermeté.

C’est une violation inacceptable des principes du droit international dont Vladimir Poutine porte la responsabilité et qui fait peser le risque d’une guerre généralisée sur le continent.

À cette heure, nos pensées vont vers les populations civiles prises au piège et qui vivent dans la peur. L’urgence est à agir pour les protéger et exiger un cessez le feu immédiat et le retrait des troupes russes. La France doit porter cette exigence devant l’ONU.

12.06.2022 - 19:21 [ inews.co.uk ]

Former British soldier Jordan Gatley ‘shot and killed’ while fighting Russians on the frontline in Ukraine

Jordan Gatley left the British Army in March and flew out to Ukraine to help at the beginning of the invasion “after careful consideration”, wrote his father Dean Gatley in an emotional tribute on Facebook.

According to the post, Jordan was killed amid intense fighting in the city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine. The family received the news on Friday.

His father confirmed “the devastating news that our son, Jordan, has been shot and killed in the city of Severodonetsk, Ukraine.”

12.06.2022 - 18:55 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

It is too late to find understanding with Russia – Zelensky

„We respect international law, we respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of each state. But please do not forget that the war is being waged on our soil. This is a war on our land. Therefore, we put pressure on Russia, on our land. There is no longer any need to reassure the military and political leadership of the Russian Federation. It is too late. We needed preventive sanctions, when we had to talk to them on a daily basis, implement specific financial and economic sanctions before a full-scale invasion,“ he said on Saturday, speaking at the 19th Asian Shangri-La Dialogue Security Summit.

„Now there is no gray area. If you are for peace now, then you support Ukraine, if you support this particular war, then you find mutual understanding with Russia. That is all.

11.06.2022 - 19:44 [ Yahoo.com ]

Family of British man facing the death penalty in Donbas call for his release

„Shaun should be accorded all the rights of a prisoner of war according to the Geneva Convention and including full independent legal representation. We sincerely hope that all parties will co-operate urgently to ensure the safe release or exchange of Shaun.“

Britain has called the court’s decision a „sham judgment“ and condemned Russian proxy authorities in Donbas for what it called an „egregious breach“ of the Geneva convention.

11.06.2022 - 13:14 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Ukrainische Menschenrechtsbeauftragte stürzt über erfundene „Massenvergewaltigungen“

Lyudmyla Denisova war in den letzten Wochen in den westlichen Medien eine vielzitierte Quelle. Die mit schrecklichen Details gespickten Aussagen der Ombudsfrau des ukrainischen Parlaments für Menschenrechte zu „Massenvergewaltigungen“ ukrainischer Frauen und Kinder durch russische Soldaten passten offenbar gut ins Narrativ. Dann kam jedoch heraus, dass sie sich die meisten Schilderungen schlichtweg ausgedacht hatte. Es folgte ein Misstrauensvotum und die Entlassung. Nun erklärte sich Denisova in den ukrainischen Medien. Sie habe mit den Gräuelmärchen doch nur der Ukraine helfen wollen, indem sie den Westen zu Waffenlieferungen bringt. Davon erfahren wir in deutschen Medien natürlich nichts und es ist davon auszugehen, dass Denisovas Gräuelpropaganda auch weiterhin von deutschen Journalisten und Politikern weiterverbreitet wird.

11.06.2022 - 11:44 [ Morocco World News ]

Moroccan Man Who Fought With Ukraine Sentenced to Death in Donetsk

While the court tried the men on the basis of them being foreign mercenaries, the defendants and their families maintained that they were living in Ukraine legally and fought officially with Ukraine, which would grant them the protection of being legitimate prisoners of war, protected by the Geneva convention.

Only a small portion of the closed trial was made public through pro-Russian media. Observers said it’s a “show trial” with “trumped up charges” put on “to imitate trials of Russian soldiers in Ukraine.”

11.06.2022 - 11:06 [ Inews.co.uk ]

Who are Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner? How the British men sentenced to death sought a new life in Ukraine

Mr Aslin, 28, is known by multiple names. When he fought alongside Syria’s Kurdish militia the People’s Protection Units (YPG) against Isis he was known as Rojhat, he then adopted the name Cossack Gundi when he joined as a volunteer fighter in the ranks of the Ukrainian Army. To some, he is known simply as Johnny.

Mr Aslin, a care worker at his hometown of Newark, Nottinghamshire, had no military experience when he left the UK for Syria in 2015. Before he boarded a plane to Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq, he reportedly told border authorities he was going on a backpacking trip.

11.06.2022 - 10:53 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

So-called court in Donetsk sentences two captive Britons and one Moroccan to death

UK citizens Shaun Pinner, Aiden Aslin and Moroccan Saadun Brahim were charged with being mercenaries and participating in operations aimed at seizure of power and overthrow of the so-called constitutional order of the so-called „Donetsk People’s Republic“, which is not recognized by anyone but Russia.

09.06.2022 - 11:37 [ Express.at ]

Berlin schickt 7 Panzerhaubitzen an die Front. Und Putin das …

Auch Norwegen gab indes die Lieferung von 22 Panzerhaubitzen an die Ukraine bekannt. Darunter seien auch Ersatzteile, Munition und andere Ausrüstung, wie das norwegische Verteidigungsministerium am Dienstag mitteilte. “Die norwegische Regierung hat mit der öffentlichen Bekanntgabe der Lieferung aus Sicherheitsgründen gewartet. Künftige Lieferungen dürfen nicht angekündigt oder kommentiert werden”, hieß es vom nordischen NATO-Staat.

08.06.2022 - 06:10 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

EU excludes cloud services from 6th sanctions package for unknown reasons – Podoliak

„At first, the EU Council announces the blockage of Russia from EU cloud services in the Sixth Sanction Package. Then, the EU Council edits the message, removing these references. No clarifications or explanations from the officials,“ Podoliak said on Twitter.

„We must increase the sanctions pressure, not decrease,“ the adviser to the head of the President’s Office said.

02.06.2022 - 13:11 [ ORF.at ]

Selenskyj: Ukraine „de facto schon EU-Mitglied“

Selenskyj zeigte sich überzeugt, dass sich Luxemburg dafür einsetzen werde, dass sein Land im Juni den offiziellen Status eines EU-Beitrittskandidaten erhalten und „in einem beschleunigten Verfahren EU-Mitglied“ werde.

31.05.2022 - 19:24 [ @UsBurning / Nitter.net ]

Germany announces swap deal with Greece for tanks to Ukraine: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Tuesday he had agreed a deal with Greece that would see Athens send Soviet-era military vehicles to Ukraine in exchange for… /

31.05.2022 - 18:54 [ Tagesspiegel / Nitter.net ]

Bundeskanzler #Scholz hat #Griechenland Schützenpanzer im Ringtausch zugesagt. Die Lieferung soll ein Ausgleich für griechische Lieferungen an die #Ukraine sein.

31.05.2022 - 18:48 [ ORF.at ]

Berlin will Panzer über Ringtausch mit Athen liefern

Der deutsche Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz hat einen Panzerringtausch mit Griechenland zugunsten der Ukraine angekündigt. „Wir werden deutsche Schützenpanzer zur Verfügung stellen“, sagte Scholz heute nach Abschluss des EU-Gipfeltreffens in Brüssel.

31.05.2022 - 04:11 [ ORF.at ]

Sjewjerodonezk Schlacht mit unklaren Konsequenzen

Zudem würde die Unterstützung durch die Luftwaffe jetzt besser funktionieren.

Auch die Koordination der Bodentruppen sei verbessert worden und der Nachschub – zuvor die Achillesferse der Russen – werde jetzt besser geschützt.

28.05.2022 - 19:22 [ Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom / Nitter.net ]

I told President @ZelenskyyUa this morning that we stand with Ukraine for the long-term. We’ll continue to provide equipment to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces defend their country, and we’re working intensively to find ways to resume grain exports & avert a global food crisis.

28.05.2022 - 19:12 [ CBS News ]

U.S. leans toward sending powerful multiple launch rockets as Ukraine seeks „heavy weapons“ to stop Russia’s Donbas offensive

The appeals from Kyiv have apparently been heard in Washington, where a Biden administration official told CBS News senior national security correspondent David Martin that the White House was leaning toward providing multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to Ukraine as part of the next package of military aid for the country.

No final decision has been made in Washington, officials told CBS News, …

28.05.2022 - 18:36 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

Ukrainian military released from captivity reported severe torture, beatings, injection of unknown drugs

Ukrainian soldiers released from captivity reported facts of torture and ill-treatment by Russian invaders, captives were forced to have sexual intercourse, torture was used with particular cruelty against officers of the Armed Forces and Azov fighters, Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova has said.

„During a monitoring visit to a healthcare institution where the Ukrainian military released from captivity are located, they reported the facts of torture and ill-treatment by the occupiers. Most of the Ukrainian military personnel were taken prisoner by the occupiers near Mariupol. First they were kept in basements and outbuildings. Then they were transferred to guardhouse, pretrial detention center in Donetsk and penal colony No. 120, which are located in the temporarily occupied territory,“ she wrote on Facebook.

20.05.2022 - 22:35 [ Interfax.com.ua ]

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

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

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

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.