BUCHAREST, Romania – The Czech Republic has sent T-72 tanks and BVP-1 infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine, A Czech defence source told Reuters on Tuesday, confirming a local media report. Public broadcaster Czech Television initially reported the shipment, showing footage on Twitter of a train loaded with five tanks and five fighting vehicles. It said … More Czech Republic Sends Tanks, Infantry Fighting Vehicles To Ukraine – Source
PARIS, France – South Korea will ban exports of strategic materials to Russia and join the international effort to block some Russian banks from the SWIFT global payments system, the country’s Foreign Ministry said Monday. The ministry did not disclose which key strategic materials would be subject to export bans but said it had notified … More South Korea To Join SWIFT Sanctions Against Russia, Send Humanitarian Aid To Ukraine
PARIS, France – Latvia’s parliament voted unanimously on Monday to allow its nationals to fight in Ukraine if willing, the parliament said in a statement. ‘Our citizens who want to support Ukraine and volunteer to serve there to defend Ukraine’s independence and our common security must be able to do so’, said Juris Rancanis, chairman … More Latvia Allows Its Citizens To Fight In Ukraine
BUCHAREST, Romania – The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has claimed five Russian aircraft and a helicopter were shot down early Thursday, as Russian forces attacked Ukraine. The Russian military has denied the claims, state news agency TASS reported on Thursday.
BUCHAREST, Romania – Russia has issued a notice banning civil aircraft from flight routes bordering north – eastern Ukraine. Russia issued a NOTAM (notice to airmen or notice to air missions) that covers a corridor of territory where Russian forces have gathered over the past weeks. The NOTAM remains in force until May 18.
PARIS, France – U.S. President Joe Biden condemned on Monday a decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize two breakaway regions of Ukraine as he spoke to world leaders following the latest development in the crisis. ‘Biden strongly condemned Russian President Putin’s decision to purportedly recognize the ‘independence’ of the so – called DNR … More Biden Condemns Putin’s Recognition Of Ukraine Breakaway Regions
BUCHAREST, Romania – Russian President Vladimir Putin recognised two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent on Monday and ordered Russian army to launch what Moscow called a peacekeeping operation in the area, upping the ante in a crisis the West fears could unleash a major war. Putin told Russia’s defence ministry to deploy troops … More Putin Orders Troops To Breakaway Regions In Eastern Ukraine
PARIS, France – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz condemned remarks by President Vladimir Putin that Russia could recognise two Kremlin – backed breakaway Ukrainian regions as independent, his office said on Monday. Scholz’s office said in a statement the German chancellor also told Putin during a phone call that any such move would amount to a … More Germany’s Scholz Condemns Putin’s Threat To Recognize Ukraine Regions
PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macon on Monday called an emergency national security meeting to address developments linked to the crisis in Ukraine, the Elysee Palace said. Macron earlier on Monday spoke to the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, the Elysee said in a statement. He also spoke to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and … More France’s Macron Calls Emergency National Security Meeting On Russia – Ukraine
PARIS, France – Russian President Vladimir Putin told France’s president and Germany’s chancellor during phone calls on Monday that he planned to sign a degree recognising the two breakaway regions of Ukraine as independent entities shortly, the Kremlin said. The French and German leaders voiced disappointment after hearing the decision, the Kremlin said in a … More Putin Plans To Recognise Eastern Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions – Kremlin