21 January 2022
Day 2 of Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's meetings on Ukraine. "The meeting underscored the U.S. commitment to work closely with the EU and its member states to address this urgent challenge together
[email protected] & @DmytroKuleba "discussed outcomes and next steps following the U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue in Geneva and in advance of the NATO-Russia Council meeting in Brussels," per @StateDeptSpox
[email protected] is briefing a group of lawmakers who are considering traveling to Ukraine, per @UnderSecStateP. He will discuss "all aspects of the policy & make sure that they're up to date, both on the diplomacy but also on the costs and on our engagements with the Ukrainians
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra to congratulate him on his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs
Military echelon in Irkutsk
Photos of Russian servicemen in Almaty, presumably from the 45th Spetsnaz Brigade with Spartanets-3 and LShZ1+ helmets, AK-12 rifles, and Tigr-M SpN with Arbalet-DM.
Military echelon in Novosibirsk
Covered military echelon filmed in Russia1 week ago
Unknown location
Covered military echelon filmed in Russia
Armenian Ministry of Defense: 2 Armenian soldiers killed in clashes at Armenia-Azerbaijan border, 2 more wounded
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Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry condemns Armenia's actions on the Kelbajar direction of the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border
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Armenia's Defense Ministry reports that at roughly 5:30pm local time, Azerbaijani Armed Forces resumed fire on eastern part of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Artillery and drones are being used. As of 6pm, the exchange of fire continues. 3 wounded on the Armenian side
Kranoyarsk Krai: according to witness at least 5th military echelon today
Military echelon filmed in Omsk1 week ago
Military echelon filmed in Omsk
Military echelon filmed in Kemerovo
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 7 km N of Flórina, Greece
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1 Armenian serviceman wounded in Verin Shorzha of Gegarkunik region in cross-border shooting
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Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said one serviceman killed in a shootout on the border with Armenia
Russian Western Military district launched field trainings in Bryansk, Smolensk, Belgorod and Voronezh regions with 3000 servicemen, 300 vehicles including T-72B3 tanks and BMP-2
1 week ago
At a meeting of the Security Council of Russian Federation, Putin discussed issues of organizing work in the border regions of Russia, including security issues and infrastructure problems
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Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered to temporarily restrict official business trips and vacations outside Russia for the military in order to prevent the spread of the omicron in the Russian army
1 week ago
In Belarus, the Lukashenka administration introduced criminal responsibility for acting on behalf of officially de-registered organisations such as officially shut down NGOs. Such activity will be punished by up to 2 years in prison
Irish Chair of Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs & Defence: The EU is committed to dialogue towards removing obstacles to progress on the path to peace for all in Bosnia Herzegovina. All leaders including the leadership of Republika Srpska, are urged to cease divisive language & inflammatory rhetoric & fully commit to working together
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Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner is expected to ask an Urgent Question in the House of Commons about events surrounding a Downing Street party on 20th May during the first lockdown
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Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson urged not to rely on US statements following the talks on security guarantees in Geneva
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Russia hopes to achieve a result at the meeting of the Russia-NATO Council on January 12, - spokesperson of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Wendy Sherman: [email protected] and I met to discuss tomorrow's NATO-Russia Council and the need for Russian actions to de-escalate tensions. We affirmed a unified @NATO approach toward Russia balancing deterrence and dialogue, and stressed our unwavering support for Ukraine
Polish Border Guards: Material from thermal imaging cameras of the Border Guard - PSG Szudzialowo of Illegal crossing of the Belarus - Poland border at night 09/10.01. Belarusian services cut the barbed wire, threw stones at the Border Guard vehicles and patrols of the services of Poland. A group of 16 foreigners crossed the border illegally - all of them were detained1 week ago
Polish Border Guards: Material from thermal imaging cameras of the Border Guard - PSG Szudzialowo of Illegal crossing of the Belarus - Poland border at night 09/10.01. Belarusian services cut the barbed wire, threw stones at the Border Guard vehicles and patrols of the services of Poland. A group of 16 foreigners crossed the border illegally - all of them were detained
NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg will attend an informal meeting of EU Defence Ministers in Brest on Wednesday 12 January.
Image of the Russian military camp based at Novoozerne, Crimea on 08-Jan1 week ago
Image of the Russian military camp based at Novoozerne, Crimea on 08-Jan
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Russian Defense Minister Shoigu: CSTO peacekeeping forces will complete their mission in Kazakhstan after complete stabilization of the situation in this country by decision of the republic's leadership
The Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova said that he asked Gazprom for a new grace period to pay off obligations for gas supplies
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US Army CL600 ARTEMIS BRIO68 active over #Georgia
Joint Forces Operation: 2 ceasefire violations yesterday, 2 Ukrainian servicemen killed in unknown device explosion
1 dead as result of gas explosion and fire in apartment in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
1 week ago
Health Minister Edward Argar says "I can understand why people are angry" about the allegations of Downing Street parties and "it's right that Sue Gray looks into this independently"
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The Latvian special services have detained two people on suspicion of cooperation with the Russian military intelligence, LETA reported.
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European Parliament President David Sassoli has died at a hospital in Italy, his spokesman said in a post on Twitter. He was 65
Military convoy filmed in Luhansk
Military echelon at Zilovo1 week ago
Military echelon at Zilovo
SAINT PAUL: SHOOTING - 4xx Prior Ave N - Squads responding to a shooting. A caller heard a shot and found a male down outside. The caller will be starting CPR
According to American officials, Russia has just under 60 BTGs "on the ground" (presumably, near Ukraine). They also report Russia has positioned additional "Attack and transport helicopters, along with ground attack fighter jets"
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Earthquake Quake Magnitude: 6.6 Location: 48 km WNW of Pólis, Cyprus Time: 2022-01-11 01:07:47
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Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 - 48 km WNW of Pólis, Cyprus
Secretary Antony Blinken:We are absolutely committed to the principle: nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine, just as we are fully committed to the principle nothing about Europe without Europe
Military loading into echelons at Ulan-Ude
Head of the office of President Yermak met with advisors to the leaders of Germany and France1 week ago
Head of the office of President Yermak met with advisors to the leaders of Germany and France
We remain on scene at the lorry fire on the M4 near j17. The closure of the M4 between j16 & j17 is likely to remain in place for some time however we hope to be able to relieve the traffic currently stranded ASAP. Please bear with us while we work to make the scene safe to pass
US @thejointstaff Chair Gen Mark Milley spoke by phone Monday with Ukraine Cmdr-in-Chief of the Armed Forces LtGen Valery Zaluzhny "The military leaders continued to exchange perspectives & assessments of the evolving security environment in Eastern Europe" per readout
More NOTAMs, active from tomorrow:  Otreshkovo Training Ground - Kursk, where 6th CAA elements are encamped.  Pogonovo Training Ground - Voronezh, where 1st GTA elements are encamped1 week ago
More NOTAMs, active from tomorrow: Otreshkovo Training Ground - Kursk, where 6th CAA elements are encamped. Pogonovo Training Ground - Voronezh, where 1st GTA elements are encamped
A two-part NOTAM, issued for the training ground near Unecha, NW of Klintsy - Bryansk Oblast on the 14th.  This indicates possible exercise activity there1 week ago
A two-part NOTAM, issued for the training ground near Unecha, NW of Klintsy - Bryansk Oblast on the 14th. This indicates possible exercise activity there
This wasn't a negotiation and was not intended to reach a decisive decision, @StateDeptSpox says. When pressed, he says U.S. and Russian officials made an agreement to talk again in the coming days to see what's next
On #GenevaTalks, @StateDeptSpox said the discussions were preliminary and for the US and Russia to come with "viable, practical, reciprocal ideas." "We did not intend this to be a forum where certainly decisions were reached" or "any breakthroughs could be achieved”
The Biden administration quietly authorized an additional $200 million in security assistance to Ukraine in late December amid a Russian troop buildup along Ukraine's borders that has sparked fears of a renewed invasion, 4 sources tell @kylieatwood @NatashaBertrand & @MarquardtA
The Pentagon: A US military delegation visited Ukraine recently and studied ways to activate its missile defense capabilities
"We've seen no major changes to the force posture by the Russians" around Ukraine, per @PentagonPresSec, - "We have not seen any decreases. They continue to have a sizable force posture." he says
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Sky News understands that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson did attend the Downing Street garden party in May 2020
Russia has no confidence that the US and NATO will honor agreements on legally binding security guarantees even if adopted, Ryabkov said
On Leipziger Strasse in Dresden, police forces were able to prevent corona critics and counter-protestors from meeting. Police separated the two camps
Ryabkov: 'We know that legally binding guarantees are a complex technical matter that may require ratification and will take time. But that's a secondary matter. We do not even see political will to move on this issue'
Ryabkov: 'I would like to underscore that the question of non expansion of NATO in legally binding form is top priority for us. We didn't hear anything about our top priority. That's the problem we are facing now'
Ryabkov on Iranian JCPOA talks. 'The talks are ongoing. We think the chance of getting an agreement are increasing. All parties are demonstrating their willingness to find a solution'
The Russian Federation will continue the exercises on its territory, no matter how NATO objects, - Ryabkov said
Sherman on whether Russia's draft proposals were designed to be rejected or a serious opening bid: "The Russians would tell you they were an opening bid for serious negotiation - and we will see if that is indeed the case"
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman says that Kazakhstan did not come up in her discussions with the Russian delegation today
Sherman denies Russian statements that US agreed on rejecting Ukraine's admission to NATO: "We will not agree that any country should have a veto over any other country when it comes to being part of the NATO alliance. NATO has its own processes for that"
"I don't think we know the answer to that," says @DeputySecState says when asked if there was an indication that Russia is prepared to de-escalate situation with Ukraine
Sherman says it's not clear if today's talks dissuaded Russia from a potential invasion of Ukraine. "We will see whether in fact Russia understands that the best way to pursue diplomacy" is to de-escalate, she says
Important for European NATO allies: US @DeputySecState Sherman says there was no discussion of US troop levels/positioning in today's #GenevaTalks
"One doesn't send 100,000 troops just to exercise," Deputy Sec State Sherman says, all on the border with Ukraine
[email protected] Sherman says in today's #GenevaTalks, Russia reiterated it does "not intend to invade [Ukraine]; these are just exercises" on the border. She reminded her counterpart such exercises must be (and were not) notified in advance, inviting Moscow to pull troops back
Rybakov said Russia would decide next steps only after NRC & OSCE meetings, so a walk-out seems unlikely before then. He also said the US side approached Russia's concerns "very seriously"
Briefing journalists after the session, Sherman underscores that "it is on Russia to de-escalate tensions" and that Moscow must now make decisions on what happens next
"We've been clear, and we were clear today, that the U.S. would welcome genuine progress through diplomacy," Sherman says. "But if Russia walks away from the diplomatic path, it may well be quite apparent that they were never serious about pursuing diplomacy at all
Emmanuel Macron presented Monday, from Nice, his proposals on security, a central theme of the campaign three months before the Presidential 2022. He announced in particular that he wanted to double the number of police officers on the ground by 2030.
"If Russia stays at the table and take concrete steps to de-escalate tensions, we believe we can achieve progress," Wendy Sherman now on Ukraine. Sherman traveling to Brussels tomorrow to meet NATO
Sherman says talks included discussion of eg missile placement but that many Russian demands are non-negotiable, such as shutting the door to NATO membership for aspiring allies
"We will not allow anyone to slam closed NATO's open-door policy," Sherman adds, "We will not forego bilateral cooperation with sovereign states that wish to work with the United States
U.S., per Sherman, also expressed an openness to discussing ways to "set reciprocal limits on the size and scope of military exercises, and to improve transparency about those exercises"
Ms Sherman: "We will not make decisions about Ukraine without Ukraine" Discussions between US & allies in days ahead
US @DeputySecState Wendy Sherman says talks with her Russian counterpart today were "frank and constructive", underpinned byagreement that a "nuclear war can never be won and can never be fought
US- Russia Strategic Dialogue lasted EIGHT hours in Geneva, US Missile Systems in E Europe were discussed: Dep. Sec Wendy Sherman says
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman says the bilateral talks were "frank and forthright"and said the US offered to meet again "soon" to discuss missile placement and the future of "certain missile systems" along the lines of the now-defunct INF treaty
Another military echelon filmed in Amursky region
1 week ago
Russian peacekeepers deployed Orlan-10 drone crews at Almaty airport
Authorities in Karabakh says tractor was targeted by Azerbaijani troops at Askeran area1 week ago
Authorities in Karabakh says tractor was targeted by Azerbaijani troops at Askeran area
Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian MFA: In Kazakhstan, they attempted to overthrow the constitutional order and attacked the Kazakh state in a well-coordinated operation and PM Viktor Orban expressed his support to president Tokayev1 week ago
Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian MFA: In Kazakhstan, they "attempted to overthrow the constitutional order and attacked the Kazakh state in a well-coordinated operation" and PM Viktor Orban expressed his support to president Tokayev
"The U.S.-Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue concluded at 4:32pm local time in Geneva," says @StateDept
Talks between US and Russian officials in Geneva concluded at 4:32pm local time, according to a State Department spokesperson. They lasted roughly 7.5 hours, not accounting for a break for lunch
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Lavrov and the Chinese Foreign Minister expressed concern about the participation of foreign mercenaries in the destabilization of the situation in Kazakhstan.
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Lavrov discussed the situation in Kazakhstan with the Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China by phone
Joint Forces Operation: 2 Ukrainian servicemen killed today, as result of explosion of unidentified explosive device
The Security Service of Ukraine has detained suspected agent of the Russian special services who was planning a series of terrorist attacks in Odesa
1 week ago
In Plauen emergency services yesterday seized a large amount of partly forbidden pyrotechnics. They noticed the 19-year-old owner while on patrol
1 week ago
Denmark has offered to send four F-16 fighter jets and a frigate to NATO's operations in the Baltic region and northern Europe in response to Russia's troop build-up at Ukraine's border
An autonomous field camp at the YuVO training ground in the Rostov region prepared for the reception of personnel  Location: Kadamovsky Training Ground.  Both 150th MRD personnel, and more important, reservists1 week ago
"An autonomous field camp at the YuVO training ground in the Rostov region prepared for the reception of personnel" Location: Kadamovsky Training Ground. Both 150th MRD personnel, and more important, reservists
1 week ago
Putin replaced the Russian ambassador to the Central African Republic. Alexander Bikantov was appointed to this position instead of Vladimir Titorenko.
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has expressed his solidarity with Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in a call on Monday, Hungary's foreign minister said
Military echelon filmed yesterday in Amur region
Ministry of National Defense: Minister @mblaszczak: Croatian troops serve together with the Polish Army, guarding the security of NATO's eastern flank. We also cooperate within the European Union. Our cooperation in the field of military exercises is also developing dynamically. Together we are stronger
The US and Russian delegations have taken a break from talks in Geneva for lunch, a State Department spokesperson said. The talks will continue this afternoon
The meeting of the minister @mblaszczak Poland with Mario Banožić, Minister of Defence of Croatia has started. The ministers will discuss the issues of military cooperation within NATO and the EU and security situation in the region
UAZ vehicle burnt in Girmizi Bazaar as result of shelling1 week ago
UAZ vehicle burnt in Girmizi Bazaar as result of shelling
1 week ago
Lukashenka had phone call with Xi Jinping
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Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense denies that Azerbaijani troops targeted vehicle in Girmizi Bazaar
Update on the offline Sentinel-1B SAR satellite: a potential serious problem related to a unit of the power system1 week ago
Update on the offline Sentinel-1B SAR satellite: "a potential serious problem related to a unit of the power system"
Five areas in south west France have been placed on a red weather alert for flooding as storms lash the region
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna says she will share with NATO allies the "ultimate clarity" about the security situation in her country. She says Moscow should not be allowed to set any conditions for talks until "Russian tanks are out" of the border region
1 week ago
Pecherskiy district court of Kyiv extended house arrest for Pro-Russian MP Medvedchuk
1 week ago
Putin had a phone call with the head of Tajikistan, discussed the Afghan topic, in particular the situation on the Tajik-Afghan border
NATO chief says it's "not realistic" to expect Russia-US/NATO talks this week to resolve Ukraine/Europe security crisis. But @jensstoltenberg hopes there's the will to "engage in a process" to prevent conflict. Aim is to agree on a "way forward. a series of meetings"
Standing alongside Ukraine's Deputy PM Stefanishyna, NATO Sec Gen Stoltenberg says he doesn't expect this week's spate of meetings with Russia to "solve" the problems. He hopes talks will produce a "way forward."
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Kremlin's spokesperson says that there is no plans of Biden-Putin phone call on results of Geneva talks at the moment
Cyprus' Met Office issued an orange Weather alert warning the public of continued heavy rain following a weekend of thunderstorms
NATO chief @jensstoltenberg says he welcomes that Russia has agreed to attend a meeting of NATO-Russia Council on Wednesday, calling it a "positive signal". "We will focus on European security issues," he tells journalists, speaking alongside a top Ukrainian minister
NATO Secretary General: Military build-up on Ukraine's borders continues
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg says it's an "important week" in diplomacy as the US, NATO and the OSCE all meet to discuss how to de-escalate tensions with Russia on the Ukrainian border
1 week ago
Secretary of CSTO: troops in Kazakhstan fully deployed in 4 days with 108 flights of transport aviation
1 week ago
The head of the Defense Intelligence Service of Denmark for six years, Lars Findsen, has been arrested in a serious case of leakage of "highly classified information".
Multiple flights on hold over occupied Crimea1 week ago
Multiple flights on hold over occupied Crimea
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Ukraine's ambassador to Germany @MelnykAndrij urged the German government to authorise provision of lethal weapons to the Ukrainian armed forces
Russian Air Force Ilyushin IL-76MD RA-78796 departed  Ivanovo en route to Kazahstan1 week ago
Russian Air Force Ilyushin IL-76MD RA-78796 departed Ivanovo en route to Kazahstan
Ryabkov and Sherman at the U.S-Russia security talks in Geneva
Local sources: After the 8th Brigade of the 5th Corps refused to fight alongside Iranian militias against ISIS, Russia has stopped paying their salaries. The 8th Brigade is made up of former FSA in Busra al-Sham, Daraa, who were the 1st to sign the reconciliation agreements
Polish Ministry of National Defense: During the recent attempts to illegally cross the border, the Polish Army was attacked not only with stones, but also with firecrackers. Attempts to forcibly forcing the border were carried out under the supervision of the Belarusian services1 week ago
Polish Ministry of National Defense: During the recent attempts to illegally cross the border, the Polish Army was attacked not only with stones, but also with firecrackers. Attempts to forcibly forcing the border were carried out under the supervision of the Belarusian services
US reconnaissance missions  over Ukraine and Kaliningrad1 week ago
US reconnaissance missions over Ukraine and Kaliningrad
1 week ago
Putin on the events in Kazakhstan: we have shown that we will not allow the situation to be destabilized at home, to implement scenarios of color revolutions
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Putin: After the completion of the mission, of course, the entire CSTO contingent will be withdrawn from the country.
Red Wings flight from Moscow skidded off the runway while landing in Belgorod. No casualties.1 week ago
Red Wings flight from Moscow skidded off the runway while landing in Belgorod. No casualties.
Security talks between Moscow and Washington begin in Geneva
#Warsaw will strive to maintain and strengthen the presence of #NATO and #US troops in Central and Eastern Europe, a deputy foreign minister has said
1 week ago
Lukashenka: too many people have been accumulated who want to blow up the situation in the post-Soviet republics
1 week ago
Lukashenka: Uzbekistan should learn a lesson from this situation with Kazakhstan(Uzbekistan is not a part of CSTO)
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Polish Border Guards: Yesterday, 49 people tried to illegally cross the border between Belarus and Poland. Today, in the section protected by PSG Mielnik, a group of several foreigners forcibly assaulted at the border. Stones and logs were thrown towards Polish patrols, also by the Belarusian services
Russian delegation arrives for talks in Geneva just now
Windstorm batters Cyprus' southern coast - police warn drivers to slow down as orange warning goes into effect, heavy rains and near gale along southern coast1 week ago
Windstorm batters Cyprus' southern coast - police warn drivers to slow down as orange warning goes into effect, heavy rains and near gale along southern coast
1 week ago
Extraordinary virtual summit of CSTO on events in Kazakhstan just started
Joint Forces Operation: 2 ceasefire violations yesterday, 1 Ukrainian serviceman wounded
The United States wants to restore the work of the Russia-NATO Council on conditions unacceptable for Moscow, - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov
The United States and NATO could face a deterioration of their own security, if they do not show readiness for a dialogue with Russia on guarantees, - said Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov
Russia has shown flexibility in negotiations for 30 years, it's time to draw the line, now the United States and NATO must do it, - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov
Military echelon filmed in Kranoyarsk region
The United States is uncomfortable with conducting a dialogue with Moscow, including on security guarantees, since they feel behind themselves the "eyes and ears" of part of the Russophobic-minded NATO partners, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
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