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# russia - Yesterday’s News

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?

14 hours ago 12,638 Views 33 Comments
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine today ahead of talks with Russia on Friday.
  • Moscow has been accused of massing tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine in preparation for an invasion.
  • The conflict in eastern Ukraine has so far left more than 13,000 dead.
US Secretary of State calls on Putin to choose 'peaceful path' as he lands in Ukraine for crisis talks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US Secretary of State calls on Putin to choose 'peaceful path' as he lands in Ukraine for crisis talks

20 hours ago 7,382 Views 25 Comments

The White House warned yesterday that Russia was ready to attack Ukraine at “any point”.

# russia - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Russia moves more troops westwards amid Ukraine tensions
# War Games
# War Games

Russia moves more troops westwards amid Ukraine tensions

Tue 6:36 PM 24,766 Views 70 Comments

The Kremlin said the drills are intended to practice a joint response to external threats by the alliance of Russia and Belarus.

# russia - Friday 14 January, 2022

Russia prepping pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, White House says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia prepping pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, White House says

Fri 7:23 PM 24,965 Views 45 Comments

White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke at a briefing at the White House in Washington today.

'Massive' cyberattack hits Ukraine government websites
# Unidentified Hackers
# Unidentified Hackers

'Massive' cyberattack hits Ukraine government websites

Fri 11:41 AM 14,722 Views 17 Comments

The EU’s foreign policy chief said the bloc was mobilising “all its resources” to aid its ally.

# russia - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Russia-led troops begin pullback from Kazakhstan after quelling unrest
# Kazakhstan
# Kazakhstan

Russia-led troops begin pullback from Kazakhstan after quelling unrest

Jan 13th 2022, 8:48 AM 6,499 Views 11 Comments

Peacekeepers were deployed to the country after protests over fuel prices turned into unprecedented violence.

# russia - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

US and Nato reject Russian demands for easing Ukraine tensions, but open to future talks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US and Nato reject Russian demands for easing Ukraine tensions, but open to future talks

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 10,049 Views 16 Comments

US secretary of state Wendy Sherman reaffirmed that some of Putin’s security demands “are simply non-starters”.

# russia - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Kazakh leader says Russian-led troops will pull out after quelling unrest
# Kazakhstan
# Kazakhstan

Kazakh leader says Russian-led troops will pull out after quelling unrest

Jan 11th 2022, 2:07 PM 6,778 Views 17 Comments

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has blamed the unrest on foreign-backed “terrorists”.

# russia - Monday 10 January, 2022

Russian diplomat predicts ‘difficult’ week of talks with US over Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian diplomat predicts ‘difficult’ week of talks with US over Ukraine

Jan 10th 2022, 7:28 AM 6,418 Views 9 Comments

The two sides are meeting to discuss Nato expansion and the Russian military build-up on the border with Ukraine.

# russia - Sunday 9 January, 2022

US warns Russia of risk of 'confrontation,' ahead of Ukraine talks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US warns Russia of risk of 'confrontation,' ahead of Ukraine talks

Updated Jan 9th 2022, 4:20 PM 23,824 Views 41 Comments

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has insisted that talks will yield no progress so long as Russia has a “gun to Ukraine’s head”.

# russia - Friday 7 January, 2022

NATO says 'real' risk of Ukraine attack as readies Russia talks
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

NATO says 'real' risk of Ukraine attack as readies Russia talks

Jan 7th 2022, 6:32 PM 13,841 Views 18 Comments

High-ranking officials from the United States and Russia are set to hold talks in Geneva on Monday.

Kazakhstan's president rejects calls for talks and tells forces to 'shoot to kill' without warning
# Fuel Prices
# Fuel Prices

Kazakhstan's president rejects calls for talks and tells forces to 'shoot to kill' without warning

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 11:00 AM 21,933 Views 31 Comments

The interior ministry said earlier that 26 “armed criminals” had been killed and 18 wounded in the unrest.

# russia - Monday 3 January, 2022

World powers vow to prevent spread of nuclear weapons
# World Powers
# World Powers

World powers vow to prevent spread of nuclear weapons

Jan 3rd 2022, 3:51 PM 16,374 Views 25 Comments

China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA released a joint statement.

# russia - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Ukrainian soldier killed as tensions with Russia soar
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukrainian soldier killed as tensions with Russia soar

Jan 1st 2022, 1:30 PM 39,777 Views 46 Comments

The army said Russian separatists had launched three attacks within 24 hours using grenade launchers and small arms.

# russia - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin hold call on Ukraine military tensions
# Military Tensions
# Military Tensions

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin hold call on Ukraine military tensions

Dec 30th 2021, 9:12 PM 11,630 Views 14 Comments

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russian President Vladimir Putin was “in the mood for a conversation.”

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Dec 30th 2021, 8:16 PM 15,455 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Russia labels Pussy Riot members, satirist 'foreign agents'
# Russia
# Russia

Russia labels Pussy Riot members, satirist 'foreign agents'

Dec 30th 2021, 6:30 PM 23,245 Views 19 Comments

The status is reminiscent of the Soviet-era term “enemy of the people” and is meant to apply to people or groups that receive funding from abroad.

Biden and Putin to hold call amid growing tension over Russian troops at Ukraine border
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Biden and Putin to hold call amid growing tension over Russian troops at Ukraine border

Dec 30th 2021, 8:52 AM 7,682 Views 20 Comments

The White House indicated that Biden would make clear to Putin that a diplomatic path remains open.

# russia - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

'An attack on civil society': Court shuts down another human rights group in Russia
# Moscow
# Moscow

'An attack on civil society': Court shuts down another human rights group in Russia

Dec 29th 2021, 12:55 PM 9,684 Views 25 Comments

Russian authorities have in recent months mounted pressure on rights groups, media outlets and journalists, naming dozens as foreign agents.

# russia - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Russian Supreme Court orders closure of prominent human rights group Memorial
# Russia
# Russia

Russian Supreme Court orders closure of prominent human rights group Memorial

Dec 28th 2021, 2:30 PM 10,574 Views 4 Comments

The group has spent years cataloguing atrocities committed in the Soviet Union.

US-Russia talks on security, Ukraine to be held on 10 January in Geneva
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

US-Russia talks on security, Ukraine to be held on 10 January in Geneva

Dec 28th 2021, 8:48 AM 5,750 Views 15 Comments

It comes after Moscow demanded that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet countries.

# russia - Monday 27 December, 2021

Vladimir Putin says he will consider options if West fails to give security vow
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Vladimir Putin says he will consider options if West fails to give security vow

Dec 27th 2021, 7:05 AM 22,782 Views 38 Comments

The Russian president has said NATO should not expand to include Ukraine.

# russia - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Russia completes 10,000-troop drills near Ukraine
# Border Tensions
# Border Tensions

Russia completes 10,000-troop drills near Ukraine

Dec 26th 2021, 11:05 AM 21,401 Views 25 Comments

Western countries have accused Russia of massing upwards of 100,000 troops near Ukraine ahead of a possible invasion.

# russia - Friday 24 December, 2021

Russia fines Google €85 million over banned content
# Russia
# Russia

Russia fines Google €85 million over banned content

Dec 24th 2021, 2:34 PM 16,527 Views 8 Comments

Russia regularly takes legal action for not removing content it labels illegal, such as pornographic material or posts condoning drugs.

# russia - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Putin warns West of military measures over Ukraine threats
# Russia
# Russia

Putin warns West of military measures over Ukraine threats

Dec 21st 2021, 8:20 PM 24,574 Views 26 Comments

He said Russia “will react toughly to unfriendly steps”, adding that he wanted to underscore that “we have every right to do so”.

Ex-Ukraine president accused of helping pro-Russian separatists in treason charges
# Petro Poroshenko
# Petro Poroshenko

Ex-Ukraine president accused of helping pro-Russian separatists in treason charges

Dec 21st 2021, 6:38 PM 11,254 Views 0 Comments

The country’s former president is a suspect in a treason investigation.

# russia - Monday 20 December, 2021

Eastern European countries push for more sanctions against Russia as troops line Ukrainian border
# Invasion
# Invasion

Eastern European countries push for more sanctions against Russia as troops line Ukrainian border

Dec 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,713 Views 32 Comments

Russia amassed 100,000 troops near the border on Friday.

# russia - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
# Armenia
# Armenia

EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics

Dec 15th 2021, 11:00 PM 11,503 Views 10 Comments

The EU summit with its Eastern partnership came on the same day as Russia issued Washington a series of security demands.

# russia - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Russia would face ‘severe consequences’ if it invaded Ukraine, UK minister warns
# Liz Truss
# Liz Truss

Russia would face ‘severe consequences’ if it invaded Ukraine, UK minister warns

Dec 11th 2021, 9:30 AM 26,519 Views 47 Comments

Liz Truss was speaking ahead of the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in Liverpool today.

# russia - Friday 10 December, 2021

NATO chief rejects Russia's demand to deny Ukraine entry
# Jens Stoltenberg
# Jens Stoltenberg

NATO chief rejects Russia's demand to deny Ukraine entry

Dec 10th 2021, 10:55 PM 25,723 Views 59 Comments

Jens Stoltenberg was speaking at a joint news conference with Germany’s Chacellor Olaf Scholz.

Explainer: What's happening on the Russia-Ukraine border and how likely is an invasion?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What's happening on the Russia-Ukraine border and how likely is an invasion?

Dec 10th 2021, 1:08 PM 14,524 Views 9 Comments

Nearly 100,000 Russian troops have massed on the Ukrainian border in recent weeks.

# russia - Thursday 9 December, 2021

Biden promises support for Ukraine and sanctions for Moscow if Russia invades neighbour
# Border Tension
# Border Tension

Biden promises support for Ukraine and sanctions for Moscow if Russia invades neighbour

Updated Dec 9th 2021, 9:30 PM 16,632 Views 53 Comments

Nearly 100,000 Russian troops have massed on the Ukrainian border.

# russia - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Joe Biden warns Putin of 'unprecedented sanctions' if Russia invades Ukraine

Dec 8th 2021, 6:01 PM 11,022 Views 31 Comments

The US President spoke to his Russian counterpart for two hours by video link yesterday.

# russia - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

Biden and Putin square off for two-hour call as Ukraine tensions mount

Dec 7th 2021, 10:33 PM 18,446 Views 26 Comments

Putin came into the meeting seeking guarantees from Biden that the Nato military alliance will never expand to include Ukraine.

Joe Biden begins video summit with Vladimir Putin amid fears over potential Ukraine invasion
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Joe Biden begins video summit with Vladimir Putin amid fears over potential Ukraine invasion

Dec 7th 2021, 4:09 PM 8,827 Views 23 Comments

Satellite pictures showing massive troop concentrations on Ukraine’s border.

# russia - Monday 6 December, 2021

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine

Dec 6th 2021, 10:33 PM 18,172 Views 66 Comments

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are due to hold talks via video call tomorrow.

# russia - Saturday 4 December, 2021

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine invasion
# Putin
# Putin

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine invasion

Dec 4th 2021, 7:33 AM 39,995 Views 46 Comments

It comes as Russia has picked up its demands on Biden to guarantee that Ukraine will not be allowed to join Nato.

# russia - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Russia warns of return to 'nightmare scenario of military confrontation' over Ukraine
# Crimea
# Crimea

Russia warns of return to 'nightmare scenario of military confrontation' over Ukraine

Dec 2nd 2021, 11:50 AM 15,239 Views 19 Comments

Ukraine’s goal of re-taking Crimea has been described as “a direct threat to Russia.”

# russia - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine
# Russia
# Russia

US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine

Dec 1st 2021, 5:59 PM 16,123 Views 35 Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he wanted “concrete agreements” from NATO that it would not expand eastwards.

# russia - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons
# Lukashenko
# Lukashenko

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons

Nov 30th 2021, 8:21 PM 25,254 Views 26 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko has also said for the first time that he recognises the contested Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia.

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