US Defense Secretary says Russia should guarantee will not invade Ukraine / Russia deploying its Army units along its Western border

March 26, 21:56 UTC+4 WASHINGTON Chuck Hagel recalled his conversation last week with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, whom he asked why Russia deploying its Army units along its Western border AP Photo/Charles Dharapak WASHINGTON, March 26, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia should provide guarantees of an absence of plans to invade Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck…

Turchynov Demands Self-Proclaimed Crimean Authorities Free All Hostages, Stop Provoking Ukrainian Troops By 21:00 On Wednesday

(19:32, Wednesday, March 19, 2014) Турчинов3 Ukrainian News Agency Parliament Speaker/acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has demanded that the self-proclaimed Crimean authorities free all hostages and stop provoking Ukrainian troops by 21:00 on Wednesday, the acting president’s representative office announced in a statement. “If all provocations against Ukrainian troops are not stopped and Admiral Haiduk and…

Defence Ministry Allows Ukrainian Military Use Weapons In Crimea

(20:22, Tuesday, March 18, 2014) Ukrainian News Agency The Defence Ministry has allowed Ukrainian military to use weapons in Crimea, reads a statement made by the Ministry press service. “Since the death of Ukrainian serviceman warrant officer Kakurin S.V. during the assault of the 13th photogrammetric centre of the central military-topographic and navigational department of…

Statement of the MFA of Ukraine with respect to assault landing of the Russian Armed Forces in the Kherson region on March 15

 Yesterday, 17:31 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its strong and categorical protest against the landing on March 15, 2014 near the village Strilkove, Kherson region of troops of the Russian Federation Armed Forces in a number of 80 military personnel, and seizure of the village Strilkove with the support of 4 helicopter gunships…

U.S. intelligence under fire over Ukraine

EEV: From an intelligence analyst standpoint this was lunacy, and unbelievably stupid. 1. You fund a rebellion without anticipating various out comes or geopolitical destabilization 2. You use a bulk of intelligence assets fixated on domestic surveillance instead of potential adversaries 3. Pentagon officials for years were warning of the potential flashpoint, yet you ignore…