29 January 2022
Blinken: The door to NATO will remain open to those who want to join it, according to specific criteria
White House press security Jen Psaki says U.S. is not at the point of releasing travel advisories, warnings for Americans in Ukraine amid Russian military build-up at border
1 month ago
[email protected]: Contrary to news reports, U.S. gov't is not currently considering evacuations of government personnel or American citizens from Ukraine. We conduct normal contingency planning, as we always do, in the event the security situation severely deteriorates
The Biden admin is watching for the possibility that "Russia could actually use Belarusian territory to march on Ukraine and/or mask its forces as Belarusian forces," @UnderSecStateP tells SFRC
"Ultimately we will see in the days ahead thru actions, not thru words, what course of action Russia chooses" re Ukraine, per @JakeSullivan46
In the event Russia further invades Ukraine, US will be "looking to respond positively" to requests from Baltic allies, Romania, Poland, for "additional capabilities & potentially additional deployments"
Following Putin call, @POTUS spoke with leaders of France Germany Italy Britain "to consult on the way forward" per @JakeSullivan46, Other key allies, US lawmakers also getting briefed - call with Ukraine's @ZelenskyyUa scheduled for Thursday
Biden made no commitments or concessions to Putin about NATO, Sullivan says
Today @POTUS "looked President Putin in the eye" and told him the things US wasn't prepared to do in 2014 following the Crimea takeover it is "now prepared to do," @JakeSullivan46 tells @WhiteHouse reporters
"We still do not believe President Putin has made a decision" on a Ukraine invasion, says @JakeSullivan46
"We would provide additional defensive materiel to the Ukrainians above & beyond which are already proving" per @JakeSullivan46 "And we would fortify our @NATO allies on the Eastern flank with additional capabilities"
Potentially additional deployments of US forces to @NATO allies if Russia further invades Ukraine, confirms @JakeSullivan46
US National Security Adviser: Biden was clear with Putin and confirmed Washington's support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty
"There's a lot of work to do in the days ahead" and the US "will prepare for all contingencies" to respond to escalation from Russia "should they be required," states @JakeSullivan46
Nuland: US considering military response to Russian invasion of Ukraine: "We are talking about Day 1 measures, Day 5 measures. But it's important for President Putin to understand, that this will be different than it was in 2014 if he goes in
"The president will be speaking shortly with leaders of both house of Congress" about Russia, says @JakeSullivan46
In the call, @POTUS told Putin US would respond with "strong economic measures" and provide additional defensive materiel to Kyiv if Russia further invades Ukraine, @JakeSullivan46 tells reporters
1 month ago
Putin urged not to shift responsibility, for the escalation of the situation around Ukraine, on Russia- Kremlin
1 month ago
Putin told Biden that Russia is seriously interested in obtaining firm guarantees on NATO expansion eastward - Kremlin
1 month ago
Putin in talks with Biden stressed NATO is making dangerous attempts to "conquer Ukrainian territory" - Kremlin
1 month ago
Putin and Biden agree to order their representatives to engage in substantive consultations on sensitive issues - Kremlin
1 month ago
Kremlin: Biden outlined to Putin prospect of sanctions that the United States and its allies would be ready to apply in the event of an escalation on the border with Ukraine
1 month ago
Main topic of the call between Putin and Biden was Ukrainian crisis and the lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements - Kremlin
White House readout of Biden-Putin call: "The two presidents tasked their teams to follow up, and the U.S. will do so in close coordination with allies and partners
[email protected] held a secure video call with President Putin of Russia today to discuss a range of topics in the U.S.-Russia relationship, including our concerns about Russian military activities on the border with Ukraine, cyber, and regional issues
White House: President Biden's secure video call with President Putin of Russia ended at 12:08 PM. (The White House previously said the call started at 10:07)
Talks between Putin and Biden concluded after 2 hours
This afternoon, @POTUS "will convene a call with President Macron of France, Chancellor Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Draghi of Italy, and Prime Minister Johnson of the United Kingdom following his call with President Putin," according to a @WhiteHouse statement
Russian forces shelled Mayorsk - there are damaged houses1 month ago
Russian forces shelled Mayorsk - there are damaged houses
1 month ago
UK PM's spokesman says pm Johnson and leaders from Germany, Italy France and U.S. Will hold call at 1800 GMT following meeting between U.S
1 month ago
Russian media reports that online summit between Putin and Biden just started
1 month ago
"The Biden administration is exploring options for a potential evacuation of US citizens from Ukraine if Russia were to invade the country and create a dire security situation, half a dozen sources tell CNN
We observe the exclusion of Ukraine and other Central and Eastern European countries from the US-Russia talks. It's just a mistake - says the deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs @paweljabIonski in an interview with @wirtualnapolska
New joint patrol of Russian and Belarusian jet fighters of Belarusian border1 month ago
New joint patrol of Russian and Belarusian jet fighters of Belarusian border
The head of the Crimean branch of Aeroflot committed suicide in Simferopol
1 month ago
Joint Forces Operation: 5 ceasefire violations yesterday
US Army (Lasai) CL-600 ARTEMIS N488CR  active over the Black Sea1 month ago
US Army (Lasai) CL-600 ARTEMIS N488CR active over the Black Sea
1 month ago
Black Sea Fleet exercises: Naval Infantry loaded on Ropucha-class LSTs Tsezar Kunikov and Novocherkassk for amphibious exercise at Opuk. Also NBC-training on "large landing, missile, anti-submarine and anti-mine ships
10 dead, 7 wounded in road accident with a bus and a truck in Chernyhiv region1 month ago
10 dead, 7 wounded in road accident with a bus and a truck in Chernyhiv region
US State Department: Blinken and Ukrainian President agreed to restore sovereignty over Crimea
1 month ago
Downing Street says Boris Johnson and the leaders of the United States, Italy, France and Germany have agreed to present a "united front" against Russian threats towards Ukraine
Biden, Johnson, Macron, Merkel, Draghi discuss Ukraine ahead of Biden/Putin talks. Downing St1 month ago
Biden, Johnson, Macron, Merkel, Draghi discuss Ukraine ahead of Biden/Putin talks. Downing St
Ahead of the @POTUS-Putin call, @thejointstaff chairman meets virtually with @NATO military committee
Russia-Ukraine: "There's no reason for this to come to blows. There's no reason for this to become a conflict" per @PentagonPresSec "There's still space & time for diplomacy" he says, pointing to @SecDef's recent remarks
Russia-Ukraine: "We continue to see a build-up of Russian military forces. this build-up is concerning" per @PentagonPresSec, who adds Putin's intentions still "not entirely clear to us"
@Secdef did chair a mtg with key DoD leaders, including @thejointstaff's Gen. Mark Milley and @US_EUCOM Cmdr Gen Tod Wolters about developments re Russia-Ukraine
Sec Blinken is now speaking to Ukraine's President Zelensky, ahead of the Biden-Putin call tomorrow, says @StateDeptSpox
"Nothing has changed abt our commitment to making sure Ukraine has what its needs to defend itself" per @PentagonPresSec "We don't believe that conflict in inevitable here" he adds
Russia-Ukraine: "What we continue to see is added capability. added military capability" per @PentagonPresSec on moves by Russia's Putin along border with Ukraine
1 month ago
Concerns about Russia military activities on the border with Ukraine will be a prominent part of Tuesday's discussion between @POTUS and Putin, says @PressSec
Military movements in Donetsk
1 month ago
Putin and Biden to discuss tensions around Ukraine, NATO's advance towards Russian borders and Russian President's initiative on security guarantees - Kremlin
US Army (Lasai) CL-600 ARTEMIS N488CR heading towards Georgia1 month ago
US Army (Lasai) CL-600 ARTEMIS N488CR heading towards Georgia
USAF  RC-135V Rivet Joint HOMER19 Black Sea mission1 month ago
USAF RC-135V Rivet Joint HOMER19 Black Sea mission
Illegal armed groups of the so-called "Transnistrian Moldavian Republic" hold military gathering
Joint Forces Operation: 1 ceasefire violation yesterday
The command staff of the Southern Military District will discuss the methods of covert and operational transfer of troops at the operational mobilization gathering
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