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Russia's military exercises in the Black Sea threaten to strangle Ukraine's economy.Russia's military exercises in the Black Sea threaten to strangle Ukraine's economy.

Leaked Ukraine defense memo reveals scope of Russia's aggression - Axios

The Pentagon says Russia has carried out a steady troop buildup in occupied Crimea near Ukraine’s border over the past couple of weeks.The Russian troop presence is now greater than in 2014, when Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, the Pentagon says.

Steady increase in Russian troops in Crimea on Ukraine border, says Pentagon

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The State Department also noted that this development "is particularly troubling amid credible reports of Russian troop buildup" on the border with UkraineThe State Department also noted that this development "is particularly troubling amid credible reports of Russian troop buildup" on the border with Ukraine

US calls Russia’s plans to restrict navigation in Black Sea ‘unprovoked escalation’ - World - TASS

US calls Russia’s plans to restrict navigation in Black Sea ‘unprovoked escalation’

The United Kingdom will be sending its Royal Navy warships to the Black Sea over the build-up of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border. They will sail next month.They will sail next month.

Build-up of Russian troops - UK to send Royal Navy warships to Black Sea – media — UNIAN

A concerning satellite image shows military build up on the border of two countries as tensions between them continue to mount.A concerning satellite image shows military build up on the border of two countries as tensions between them continue to mount.

Chilling satellite image of 'troubling' threat on border

US President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the deployment of two American warships to the region last week was a tactical pause in a still escalating conflict.US President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the deployment of two American warships to the region last week was a tactical pause in a still escalating conflict.

UK sends warships to the Black Sea, targeting Russia - World Socialist Web Site

UK's newspaper with the report,  Mirror Vladimir Putin's warships are building-up near Ukraine and Moscow now has at least 150,000 heavily armed troops on the border and in Crimea - experts fear Russia will seize water supply facilities By Eamonn SheridanUK's newspaper with the report,  Mirror Vladimir Putin's warships are building-up near Ukraine and Moscow now has at least 150,000 heavily armed troops on the border and in Crimea - experts fear Russia will seize water supply facilities

UK media report that "Russia 'planning large-scale warship assault on Ukraine water supplies'"

Pope Francis on Sunday voiced apprehension over a recent Russian troop buildup near the border with Ukraine and called for efforts to ease tensions in the 7-year conflict in eastern Ukraine pitting Ukrainian forces against Russia-backed rebels.Pope Francis on Sunday voiced apprehension over a recent Russian troop buildup near the border with Ukraine and called for efforts to ease tensions in the 7-year conflict in eastern Ukraine pitting Ukrainian forces against Russia-backed rebels.

Pope calls on Russia and Ukraine to seek reconciliation

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More than 100,000 Russian troops have massed on Ukraine's border and in annexed Crimea, the office of the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell said after EU foreign ministers were briefed by Ukraine's foreign minister.More than 100,000 Russian troops have massed on Ukraine's border and in annexed Crimea, the office of the EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell said after EU foreign ministers were briefed by Ukraine's foreign minister.

OFFICIAL Russian military build-up near Ukraine numbers more than 100,000 troops, EU says | Reuters

Russia-backed separatists violate cease-fire 5 times in a day, according to statement by Ukrainian armed forces - Anadolu AgencyRussia-backed separatists violate cease-fire 5 times in a day, according to statement by Ukrainian armed forces - Anadolu Agency

Ukraine: 1 soldier killed, another injured in Donbas

Foreign policy chief says EU ministers very concerned about mobilization on Ukraine border but not planning new sanctions.Foreign policy chief says EU ministers very concerned about mobilization on Ukraine border but not planning new sanctions.

Borrell offers ‘hope’ — but no EU action — on Russia-Ukraine standoff – POLITICO

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Pentagon also said Russian military build-up is an ‘unprovoked escalation’ aimed at ‘destabilising’ Ukraine.Pentagon also said Russian military build-up is an ‘unprovoked escalation’ aimed at ‘destabilising’ Ukraine.

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US says Russian build-up on Ukraine border is bigger than in 2014US says Russian build-up on Ukraine border is bigger than in 2014

US says Russian build-up on Ukraine border is bigger than in 2014 - France 24

Pope Francis expressed concern over military activity in eastern Ukraine and called for de-escalation and peace amid rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia.Pope Francis expressed concern over military activity in eastern Ukraine and called for de-escalation and peace amid rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

Pope Voices Concern Over Tensions In Eastern Ukraine, Calls For Peace And End To Suffering

Common interests and shared values are necessary for durable bilateral relations—and the United States shares neither with Russia.Common interests and shared values are necessary for durable bilateral relations—and the United States shares neither with Russia.

It is Time to Stop Looking for a Reset with Russia - Lawfare

The United States renewed concerns about Russian military maneuvers along its border with Ukraine, charging that Moscow has now massed more troops in the area than when it invaded and seized Crimea seven years ago. “It is certainly bigger than that,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters Monday, calling the ongoing buildup of Russian forces “very seriously concerning.” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, April 19, 2021.“In general, we have continued to see this buildup increase,” he said.The United States renewed concerns about Russian military maneuvers along its border with Ukraine, charging that Moscow has now massed more troops in the area than when it invaded and seized Crimea seven years ago. “It is certainly bigger than that,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters Monday, calling the ongoing buildup of Russian forces “very seriously concerning.” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, April 19, 2021.“In general, we have continued to see this buildup increase,” he said.

Bigger Than 2014: US Calls Out Russian Military Buildup Along Ukraine Border | Voice of America - English

Ukraine has been the number one target of Putin’s new-age imperial ambitions. He has consistently refused to recognize the legitimacy of Ukraine’s independence, stating Ukraine is not a “real country” and that it will always be part of the “Russian world.”Ukraine has been the number one target of Putin’s new-age imperial ambitions. He has consistently refused to recognize the legitimacy of Ukraine’s independence, stating Ukraine is not a “real country” and that it will always be part of the “Russian world.”

Why Putin Threatens Ukraine « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

Why Putin Threatens Ukraine – Breaking Defense

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on the Russian authorities to provide "adequate medical assistance" to Alexey Navalny whose health condition had deterioratedGerman Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on the Russian authorities to provide "adequate medical assistance" to Alexey Navalny whose health condition had deteriorated

EU top diplomats to discuss situation around Navalny on Monday - agency - World - TASS

EU top diplomats to discuss situation around Navalny on Monday - agency

BRUSSELS >> The European Union is estimating that 150,000 Russian troops have already amassed for the biggest military buildup ever near Ukraine’s borders and that it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation.

European Union estimates 150,000 Russian troops amassed near Ukraine’s borders | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Moscow's military build-up on the border with Ukraine is even bigger than in 2014 when Russia invaded Crimea, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday, describing the deployment as "very seriously concerning."While the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell cited a figure of 150,000 Russian sol...Moscow's military build-up on the border with Ukraine is even bigger than in 2014 when Russia invaded Crimea, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday, describing the deployment as "very seriously concerning."While the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell cited a figure of 150,000 Russian sol...

Putin's troop build-up along Ukraine border is bigger than when he invaded Crimea: Pentagon - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba at a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council proposed a step-by-step plan on how to discourage Moscow from further escalation. — Ukrinform.Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba at a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council proposed a step-by-step plan on how to discourage Moscow from further escalation. — Ukrinform.

Military escalation: Kuleba offers EU a plan to deter Russia

There is a visible escalation in Russia’s relations with Ukraine, part of a bigger struggle over Ukraine’s drifting toward the Euro-Atlantic bloc. The escalation has its roots on the night of Nov. 21, 2013, when Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych, at Russia’s behest, suspended the signing of an association agreement with the EU. Many in Ukraine identify themselves asThere is a visible escalation in Russia’s relations with Ukraine, part of a bigger struggle over Ukraine’s drifting toward the Euro-Atlantic bloc. The escalation has its roots on the night of Nov.

Turkey between a Russian rock and a Ukrainian hard place | Arab News

The US State Department on Monday branded as an "unprovoked escalation" the reported Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea, which could ultimately impact access to Ukrainian ports. Russian state media have reported that Moscow intends to close parts of the Black Sea to foreign military and official ships for six months.  Such a move could affect access to Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov, which is connected to the Black Sea through the Kerch Strait, on the eastern tip of the Crimean peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014.The US State Department on Monday branded as an "unprovoked escalation" the reported Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea, which could ultimately impact access to Ukrainian ports. Russian state media have reported that Moscow intends to close parts of the Black Sea to foreign military and official ships for six months.  Such a move could affect access to Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov, which is connected to the Black Sea through the Kerch Strait, on the eastern tip of the Crimean peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014.

'Unprovoked escalation': US says Russia's plans to block Black Sea to impact access to Ukrainian ports, World News | wionews.com

Two British gunboats will soon be cutting through the waters off the south coast of Russia, amid escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over troop deployments and NATO military activity on Russia’s border with Ukraine.Two British gunboats will soon be cutting through the waters off the south coast of Russia, amid escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over troop deployments and NATO military activity on Russia’s border with Ukraine.

British warships set sail for Black Sea showdown with Russia, days after American sailors ‘cancel’ plan to chart course for region — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Tensions between Moscow and Kyiv have been rising amid a build-up of Russian troops along the border and clashes in eastern Ukraine between the army and pro-Russian separatists.Tensions between Moscow and Kyiv have been rising amid a build-up of Russian troops along the border and clashes in eastern Ukraine between the army and pro-Russian separatists.

UK warships to sail for Black Sea in May as Ukraine-Russia tensions rise: Sunday Times - The Economic Times

The images reveal a new Russian camp near the shores of Kachyk Lake on the south coast of Crimea, where more than 1,000 vehicles are being stationed alongside infantry tents.

Satellite images reveal new Russian military base in Crimea

Russia continued to ramp up its military presence in the Black Sea over the weekend as two more warships and 15 smaller vessels moved to the waterway amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow. The two Russian ships, capable of carrying tanks and armored vehicles as well as troops for coastal assault traveled through the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey on Saturday.

Russia reportedly adds to military muscle in Black Sea

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Pope Francis on Sunday called for the easing of tensions between Russia and Ukraine, following reports that Russia increased its military presence in the Black Sea.Pope Francis on Sunday called for the easing of tensions between Russia and Ukraine, following reports that Russia increased its military presence in the Black Sea.

Pope calls for easing of tensions between Russia and Ukraine | TheHill

Pope Francis on Sunday called for the easing of tensions between Russia and Ukraine, following reports that Russia increased its military presence in the Black Sea.Pope Francis on Sunday called for the easing of tensions between Russia and Ukraine, following reports that Russia increased its military presence in the Black Sea.

Pope calls for easing of tensions between Russia and Ukraine | TheHill

Russia has temporarily restricted the movement of foreign warships and what it called "other state ships" near Crimea.Russia has temporarily restricted the movement of foreign warships and what it called "other state ships" near Crimea.

Russian military build-up numbers more than 100,000 troops, EU says - The Jerusalem Post

Days after announcing a partial closure of the strategic Kerch Strait, Russia has dispatched two add...Days after announcing a partial closure of the strategic Kerch Strait, Russia has dispatched two add...

Amidst Ukraine Tensions, Russia Sends More Warships to the Black Sea

US-allied governments accuse Russian President Vladimir Putin of secretly amassing troops — for unknown reasons — amid fear of an invasion, the Daily Mail reported.Satellite images show that Russia recently built a new military base in Crimea, according to a report. US-allied governments accuse Russian President Vladimir Putin of secretly amassing troops —

Satellite photos show new Russian ramp up with base in Crimea

A corresponding note will be sent to the Russian embassy tomorrow morning, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin saysA corresponding note will be sent to the Russian embassy tomorrow morning, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin says

Ukraine to expel Russian embassy senior diplomat Chernikov - deputy foreign minister - World - TASS

Ukraine to expel Russian embassy senior diplomat Chernikov - deputy foreign minister

Few analysts believe that Moscow intends to invade. But as Russia’s military buildup proceeds, the tension is rising in war-weary Eastern Ukraine.Few analysts believe that Moscow intends to invade. But as Russia’s military buildup proceeds, the tension is rising in war-weary Eastern Ukraine.

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The European Union's (EU) top foreign policy minister warned Monday that tensions on the Ukraine-Russia border were at an all-time high, adding that "a spark" could set off a war between the two countries.The European Union's (EU) top foreign policy minister warned Monday that tensions on the Ukraine-Russia border were at an all-time high, adding that "a spark" could set off a war between the two

EU warns 'a spark' could ignite confrontation on Russia, Ukraine border | TheHill

The European Union's (EU) top foreign policy minister warned Monday that tensions on the Ukraine-Russia border were at an all-time high, adding that "a spark" could set off a war between the two countries.The European Union's (EU) top foreign policy minister warned Monday that tensions on the Ukraine-Russia border were at an all-time high, adding that "a spark" could set off a war between the two

EU warns 'a spark' could ignite confrontation on Russia, Ukraine border | TheHill

French President Emmanuel Macron said during an interview aired on Sunday that the heightened Russian military presence at the Ukraine border is "absolutely counterproductive and unacceptable."French President Emmanuel Macron said during an interview aired on Sunday that the heightened Russian military presence at the Ukraine border is "absolutely counterproductive and unacceptable."

Macron: Russian presence at Ukraine border is 'absolutely counterproductive and unacceptable' | TheHill

French President Emmanuel Macron said during an interview aired on Sunday that the heightened Russian military presence at the Ukraine border is "absolutely counterproductive and unacceptable."French President Emmanuel Macron said during an interview aired on Sunday that the heightened Russian military presence at the Ukraine border is "absolutely counterproductive and unacceptable."

Macron: Russian presence at Ukraine border is 'absolutely counterproductive and unacceptable' | TheHill

Amid rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia, British warships are expected to sail for the Black Sea in May, the Sunday Times newspaper reported citing...Amid rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia, British warships are expected to sail for the Black Sea in May, the Sunday Times newspaper reported citing...

UK warships to sail to Black Sea amid Ukraine-Russia tensions | Daily Sabah

The pope has expressed alarm at Russia's military deployment near the Ukrainian border and urged both countries to work towards building 'reciprocal trust'.The pope has expressed alarm at Russia's military deployment near the Ukrainian border and urged both countries to work towards building 'reciprocal trust'.

Pope Francis voices 'great apprehension' over Russian military buildup near Ukraine | Euronews