Mon Nov 26th, 2018 at 10:34:13 AM EST
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Embattled president of Ukraine attempt to get in favor with the political leadership in the White House after two difficult years under Republican leadership and a surprise president Trump election in 2016. Could Poroshenko under guise of martial law postpone the next elections he is about to lose? Of course he is our [the Western alliance] culprit so the EU, US and NATO will stick with him and his cronies.
Crimea: Three Ukraine navy boats captured by Russian forces following firefight | The Independent |
Russia has seized three Ukrainian navy vessels following a shoot-out in the Black Sea near the Crimean peninsula, prompting the UN Security Council to call an emergency meeting.
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The Russian coastguard opened fire on two artillery boats and a tug belonging to Ukraine which it claimed had made an unauthorised passage through Russia's waters.
Two of the craft, the Berdyansk and the Nikopol [Tass], were damaged and six crew members injured.
The confrontation took place near the hotly contested Kerch Strait, which separates the peninsula from the Russian mainland.
Periodically the propaganda media of NATO complaining about their forces being watched and "intercepted" by modern Russian planes and their submarines. NATO washing their hands in innocence.
○ NATO Launches 'Biggest Military Exercise Since The End Of The Cold War' | RFERL |
Poroshenko: introduction of martial law does not mean declaration of war
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says that the introduction of martial law does not mean a declaration of war.
"Martial law does not mean declaration of war. Ukraine has no plans to go to war with anyone," Poroshenko said at the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine in Kyiv overnight Monday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Poroshenko stressed that "martial law is introduced exclusively for the purposes of defense, protection of the Ukrainian land, our territorial integrity, our country's sovereignty and independence."
According to the head of state, martial law is needed to strengthen defenses against the background of growing aggressiveness and an act of outright aggression on the part of the Russian Federation in accordance with international law.
The Ukrainian leader has noted that the introduction of martial law does not mean that Ukraine gives up on political and diplomatic means for the liberation of the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories. "We intend to continue to comply with all international obligations, including the Minsk Agreement," Poroshenko added.
Germany, France Hopeful Of More Lasting Cease-Fire In Eastern Ukraine | RFERL - June 2018 |
○ Ukraine-NATO Joint Military Exercises Begin In Lviv Region | RFERL |
○ U.S. Air Force to join large-scale aviation exercise in Ukraine | Unian |
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Breaking news ...
British MI-6 captain pardoned by UAE Sheikh from life sentence. To be released from jail soon and free to travel back to the UK. Nice deal struck between allies in battle against Houthis in Yemen and the ultimate war against Iran.
○ British spy Matthew Hedges pardoned by UAE government | The National - Emirates |
Five years on, corruption and cronyism as bad as ever, same elites with a few additions ...
○ Five years after Euromaidan, Ukraine's new reformers battle corruption | DW |
○ Ukrainian activist Kateryna Handziuk dies from acid attack | Irish Times |