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Blinken says Russia could double troops on Ukraine's borders in 'short order'

Russia could double the number of troops it has on Ukraine's border in "relatively short order," Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Wednesday after meeting with Ukrainian leaders.
Tags: Russia, Ukraine, Cnn, State, Antony Blinken, Blinken


Fear and defiance on Ukraine’s frontline: ‘We don’t like dictators here’

With ageing Soviet-era rockets and a depleted, elderly fleet, Ukraine’s military hold their breath for Moscow’s next moveYiry Ulshin surveyed a scene of ruin. Before him were the remains of what was once a school. Desks were covered in debris. A photo of the class of 2011 lay in the wreckage. There were abandoned crayons and year 3 books in Ukrainian and Russian. Beyond a bullet-splattered wall was a view of pine trees and sea.“My heart is hurting. Why did Russia do this?” Ulshin – a Ukrainian a...
Tags: Europe, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow


Blinken: Russia has plans in place to increase force on Ukraine borders 'even more'

Russia has plans to further increase its military forces on Ukrainian borders, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday in remarks to personnel at the US Embassy in Kyiv.
Tags: Russia, Ukraine, Cnn, US Embassy, State, Antony Blinken, Blinken


Ukraine says Russia has 'almost completed' its buildup of border troops for a potential invasion

A convoy of Russian armored vehicles moves along a highway in Crimea on January 18, 2022.AP Photo Russia is almost done gathering troops along Ukraine's border for an invasion, Ukraine warned. A security assessment said Russia has deployed more than 127,000 troops, CNN reported. The White House warned on Tuesday that Russia appeared poised to attack Ukraine "at any point." Ukraine warned that Russia was almost done gathering troops along the country's border in apparent preparation fo...
Tags: Politics, White House, Russia, US, Trends, European Union, Ukraine, Cnn, News UK, Crimea, Donbass, Defense Ministry, Ukraine Russia, Jen Psaki, US Ukraine, Sinead Baker


Ukraine: Blinken in Kyiv urges Russia to take peaceful path

Russia denies any plan to attack Ukraine but tensions are high as Russian troops carry out drills.
Tags: News, Russia, Ukraine, Blinken, Kyiv


Ukraine: Blinken arrives in Kyiv amid Russia invasion fears

Russia denies any plan to attack Ukraine but tensions are high as Russian troops carry out drills.
Tags: News, Russia, Ukraine, Blinken, Kyiv


Analysis: Putin and Biden are caught in a high-stakes gamble over Ukraine

It is a very bad idea -- for all concerned. Yet the drumbeat towards another war in Ukraine is echoing and amplifying itself, taking on a life of its own, in a huge, high-risk maneuver by either the Biden administration or Moscow, or both.
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Ukraine, Moscow, Biden


Ukraine warns Russia has 'almost completed' build-up of forces near border

Ukraine has warned that Russia has "almost completed" its build-up of forces that could be used for an offensive against the country, compounding fears that Moscow could launch an invasion at any time.
Tags: News, Russia, Ukraine, Stories, Moscow


Ukraine warns Russia has 'almost completed' build-up of forces near border

Ukraine has warned that Russia has "almost completed" its build-up of forces that could be used for an offensive against the country, compounding fears that Moscow could launch an invasion at any time.
Tags: Russia, Ukraine, Cnn, Moscow


US and Russia to hold talks on Ukraine in potential sign ‘diplomacy is not dead’

US secretary of state Tony Blinken to meet with foreign minister Sergei Lavrov amid fears of Russian attack on UkraineThe US and Russian foreign ministers will hold talks in Geneva on Friday in a development that a US official said suggested that “perhaps diplomacy is not dead” in the efforts to fend off a new Russian attack on Ukraine.With the White House warning that such an attack could come “at any time”, the US secretary of state, Tony Blinken, will fly to Kyiv on Wednesday and Berlin on Th...
Tags: Europe, White House, Russia, Berlin, US, World news, Ukraine, Nato, Geneva, State, Sergei Lavrov, Tony Blinken


White House warns Russia ready to launch an attack on Ukraine 'at any point'

A Russian service member walks near a T-72B3 main battle tank during military drills at the Kadamovsky range in the Rostov region of Russia on December 20, 2021.Sergey Pivovarov/Reuters The White House warned that Russia could launch an attack on Ukraine "at any point." The US has warned of severe consequences if Russia invades the former Soviet republic. "No option is off the table, in our view," Psaki said. The White House on Tuesday warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could be immine...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Germany, Russia, US, International, Trends, Georgia, Ukraine, Nato, Crimea, Belarus


America has taken its eyes off the ball on Iran

All but lost in the noise of Russia's "drumbeat of war" on Ukraine is an even more pressing warning siren -- getting Iran back into the agreement that would keep it from building a nuclear weapon. And that is looking increasingly chancy.
Tags: Russia, America, Iran, Ukraine, Cnn


After talks with Moscow ended without a breakthrough, Biden's administration is exploring new options to help Ukraine resist possible Russian occupation

The Biden administration is weighing new options, including providing more arms to Ukraine to resist a Russian occupation, to try to raise the costs for Russian President Vladimir Putin should he decide to invade the country.
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Stories, Moscow, Biden


US looking at a range of military support to help defend Ukraine

• Analysis: Putin and Biden are caught in a high-stakes gamble over Ukraine
Tags: News, Putin, US, Ukraine, Stories, Biden


US weighs options to help Ukraine fight Russia

• Analysis: Putin and Biden are caught in a high-stakes gamble over Ukraine • Blinken to meet with Russian counterpart Lavrov on Friday amid Ukraine crisis
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, US, Ukraine, Stories, Biden, Lavrov, Blinken


Blinken to meet with Russian counterpart Lavrov on Friday amid Ukraine crisis

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have agreed to meet in Geneva on Friday as the Russian threat toward Ukraine continues to loom, a senior State Department official confirmed Tuesday.
Tags: US, Ukraine, Cnn, Geneva, State Department, State, Sergey Lavrov, Lavrov, Antony Blinken, Blinken


US is weighing options to help Ukraine fight Russia if it invades, including more military support

The Biden administration is weighing new options, including providing more arms to Ukraine to resist a Russian occupation, to try to raise the costs for Russian President Vladimir Putin should he decide to invade the country.
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Ukraine, Stories, Biden


US weighs more military support for Ukraine to resist Russia if it invades

The Biden administration is weighing new options, including providing more arms to Ukraine to resist a Russian occupation, to try to raise the costs for Russian President Vladimir Putin should he decide to invade the country.
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Ukraine, Cnn, Biden


Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Ukraine as US-Russia tensions escalate

Blinken will be in Kyiv on Tuesday to show U.S. support after last week's talks with Moscow failed to resolve disagreements over Ukraine.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Ukraine, Moscow, Usa Today, State, Antony Blinken, US Russia, Blinken, Kyiv


Nato invites Russia for fresh talks on Europe amid Ukraine crisis

Main task is to prevent military attack on Ukraine, says Nato secretary generalNato has invited Russia to a fresh series of talks to discuss European security and arms controls as the alliance scrambles to avoid a possible Russian attack on Ukraine.“The main task now is to prevent a military attack on Ukraine,” the Nato secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said after a meeting with the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Ukraine, Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, Olaf Scholz, generalNato


These maps show why Putin might invade

As tensions escalate between Russia and Ukraine, journalist and writer Tim Marshall examines the geopolitics and geography of the region, and what the scenarios could be if Putin decides to invade
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Stories, Tim Marshall


Blinken to travel to Ukraine and Germany this week

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Ukraine and Germany this week as the Russian threat toward Ukraine continues to loom.
Tags: Germany, Ukraine, Cnn, State, Antony Blinken, Blinken


5 things to know for January 18: Covid, Texas synagogue, voting rights, Ukraine, 5G

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
Tags: Ukraine, Cnn, Covid Texas


UK planes took a long detour around Germany to deliver weapons to Ukraine in case Russia invades

An RAF C-17 plane seen at RAF Brize Norton air base, England, in August 2021.UK MOD via REUTERs The UK sent Ukraine anti-tank weapons on Monday for use in self-defense in case Russia invades. Royal Air Force planes carrying the weapons flew around German airspace to get there, flight data shows. Germany had declined to send military support to Ukraine and blocked NATO shipments to Kyiv. The UK defense ministry said Germany didn't deny access to its airspace because Britain didn't requ...
Tags: UK, Germany, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cnn, Mod, Britain, Royal Air Force, Nato, News UK, Raf, The Daily Mail, Parliament


Putin and Biden are caught in a high-stakes gamble over Ukraine

It is a very bad idea -- for all concerned. Yet the drumbeat towards another war in Ukraine is echoing and amplifying itself, taking on a life of its own, in a huge, high-risk maneuver by either the Biden administration or Moscow, or both.
Tags: Putin, Ukraine, Cnn, Moscow, Biden


Analysis: Putin and Biden are caught in a high-stakes gamble over Ukraine

It is a very bad idea -- for all concerned.
Tags: News, Putin, Ukraine, Stories, Biden


Former Ukrainian president lands in Kyiv to face treason case

Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenko landed in Kyiv on Monday to face treason charges in a case he says was trumped up by allies of his successor, President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Tags: Europe, News, Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, Kyiv


Ukraine Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Ukraine and learn more about the second-largest European country in area after Russia.
Tags: Europe, News, Ukraine, Cnn


Russia-Ukraine crisis: UK sending weapons to defend Ukraine, says defence secretary

The defence secretary says he is sending short-range anti-tank missiles amid Russian invasion fears.
Tags: UK, News, Ukraine, Defence, Russia Ukraine


Russia moves troops to Belarus for joint exercises near Ukraine border

Move likely to stoke invasion fears as war games also planned near borders of Nato members Poland and LithuaniaRussia has begun moving troops to Ukraine’s northern neighbour Belarus for joint military exercises, in a move likely to increase fears in the west that Moscow is preparing for an invasion.The joint military exercises, named United Resolve, are to take place as Russia also musters forces along Ukraine’s eastern border, threatening a potential invasion that could unleash the largest conf...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Ukraine, Nato, Poland, Moscow, Belarus, LithuaniaRussia, United Resolve



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