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Ukraine: Several BTRs and other military vehicles roll through the streets of Odessa

Ukraine’s behavior in the Kerch Strait is another example of a U.S. ally (or security dependent) trying to gain American military backing for its own parochial agenda. Georgia sought to do that in 2008 regarding its territorial dispute with Russia over two secessionist regions, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. A European Union-sponsored report subsequently concluded that […]

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Ukrainian T-64 tanks moved towards Mariupol

Ukrainian T-64 tanks moved towards Mariupol https://t.co/bo2sYHYDxb pic.twitter.com/GwnHtgkUrS — Already Happened (@M3t4_tr0n) December 4, 2018 “The justice minister has been instructed today to complete preparations to sue Russia over this act of aggression so that those who gave orders can be held accountable,” Poroshenko said at a meeting with the families of Ukrainian sailors arrested […]

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US has completed another airstrip in northeastern Syria (Al-Malikiyah District)

US has completed another airstrip in northeastern Syria (Al-Malikiyah District) https://t.co/Xgehl9Vkyn pic.twitter.com/EiAjMaeCHo — Already Happened (@M3t4_tr0n) December 4, 2018 The U.S. may be headed down a similar path in Syria as it was in the lead-up to the Iraq War in 2003, a conflict that vastly changed the dynamics of the region and entrenched the […]

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S-300s on the move in Odessa, Ukraine

S-300s on the move in Odessa, Ukraine https://t.co/gLv4FwvRri pic.twitter.com/qNUBlFSegQ — Already Happened (@M3t4_tr0n) December 1, 2018 KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday his country had stepped up security at vital infrastructure sites such as nuclear power stations and Black Sea ports in the face of what he called a Russian test […]

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Fresh Iskander(s)-M ready for Russian troops

European officials are seeking to act as intermediaries between Russia and the US in the hope of salvaging a cold war-era arms control treaty that Donald Trump has threatened to scrap. Fresh Iskander(s)-M ready for Russian troops https://t.co/PZkSkVyoKm pic.twitter.com/kVkUj4TplZ — Already Happened (@M3t4_tr0n) November 19, 2018 However, the diplomats involved are not confident of success in the […]

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Endless column of Russian military vehicles (mainly BTRs) heading north toward Saky, Crimea

Russia continues preparing its military infrastructure in the occupied Crimea for deploying nuclear weapons in the area, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, told a UN Security Council briefing on the situation in Ukraine held in New York October 30. Endless column of Russian military vehicles (mainly BTRs) heading north toward Saky, […]

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Western Pacific: Japan and US have mobilized 57,000 sailors, marines and airmen featuring simulated air combat, amphibious landings and ballistic missile defense drills

(Reuters) – U.S. fighter jets darted over the Western Pacific on Saturday as the nuclear powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier joined Japanese destroyers and a Canadian warship for the biggest combat readiness war game ever staged in and around Japan. Western Pacific: Japan and US have mobilized 57,000 sailors, marines and airmen featuring simulated […]

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“Russia will have to create a defense belt near Sochi, if Georgia becomes a member of NATO,” the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s European cooperation department, Andrei Kelin

“We will have to create a defense belt near Sochi. We will have to spend colossal resources on preventing likely actions by a hypothetical enemy, this is inevitable,” Kelin said. "Russia will have to create a defense belt near Sochi, if Georgia becomes a member of NATO," the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s European […]

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Russian military column recently spotted in Ingushetia as Chechnya border tension increases + “Tbilisi has turned down all our offers to restore diplomatic ties and continues its hostile actions against us on the international scale, contributing to the NATO strategy of containing Russia

Protests have been under way for nearly two weeks in the Russian republic of Ingushetia over a land-swap deal with neighboring Chechnya. More: https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-ingushetia-chechnya/29548561.html Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Grigory Karasin, has blamed the country of Georgia for upsetting attempts to make peace and restore diplomatic ties in the wake of the 2008 conflict. “Tbilisi has turned […]

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For first time in nearly 30 years USS Harry S. Truman operates in the Norwegian Sea

“We are unbelievably excited to be operating in the Norwegian Sea,” said Harry S. Truman Commanding Officer, Capt. Nick Dienna. For first time in nearly 30 years USS Harry S. Truman operates in the Norwegian Sea 📸 https://t.co/utBtqdbORh pic.twitter.com/W1Di3HKxGi — Already Happened (@M3t4_tr0n) October 28, 2018 “It has been over three decades since carrier aviation has […]