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Russia should step back from Ukraine, UK warns
... Russia to engage in meaningful discussions. Truss claimed autocracies were emboldened in a way we haven't seen since the Cold War. They are trying to export dictatorship as a service around the world. That is why regimes like Myanmar , North Korea and Belarus find their closest allies in Moscow and Beijing . In Australia , Truss and the UK defence secretary, Ben Wallace are in Australia to talk about the next stage of the Aukus partnership, including plans for Australia to have access to US nuclear-powered ...
Updated: 01/21/2022
US charges Belarusian officials with plane piracy for diverting Ryanair flight
... journalist. The charges, announced by the federal prosecutors in New York, were about how a regularly-scheduled passenger plane traveling between Athens , Greece and Vilnius , Lithuania , was diverted by air traffic control authorities to Minsk in Belarus on 23 May. Since the dawn of the powered flight, countries around the world have cooperated to keep passenger airplanes safe. The defendants shattered those standards by diverting an airplane to the wrong purpose of repressing dissent and free ...
Updated: 01/21/2022
Us charges Belarusian officials over diverted Ryanair flight
A Ryanair aircraft carrying Belarusian opposition blogger and activist Roman Protasevich was rerouted to Belarus, where authorities detained him on May 23, 2021, at Vilnius Airport in Vilnus, Lithuania. A Ryanair aircraft carrying Belarusian opposition blogger and activist Roman Protasevich was rerouted to Belarus , where authorities detained him on ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
Us charges Belarusian officials with aircraft piracy for diverting Ryanair
... girlfriend were led away, according to the prosecutors. No bomb was found, prosecutors said. The Justice Department said the defendants include Leonid Mikalaevich Churo and Oleg Kazyuchits, respectively the director general and deputy director general of Belarus ' state air navigation authority, and Belarus state security officers Andrey Anatolievich Lnu and Fnu Lnu. They were charged in a one-count indictment alleging conspiracy to commit air piracy and remaining at large, the department said. Belarus ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
Lukashenko seeks constitutional change in Belarus
After months of mass protests, the authoritarian of Belarus called for a referendum next month on constitutional amendments, which could allow him to strengthen his grip on power and remain in office until 2035, according to a report by the authoritarian. After months of mass protests, the authoritarian ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
West warns Russia of consequences if it massed up to Ukraine
... about 10,000 servicemen deployed to the Atlantic, Pacific, and about 10,000 servicemen, after the US leader vowed a severe response to any invasion of Ukraine . Russia held joint military drills Wednesday with the forces of the ex-Soviet republic Belarus , which also neighbours Ukraine . A U.S. official said the exercises could presage a Russian military presence involving both conventional and nuclear forces in Belarus . The West warned Russia that it would pay high prices for economic and ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
NATO allies wary of Russian troop buildup
... Afghanistan . Despite intense diplomacy with Russia , the United States and its NATO allies say they cannot consider demands that Moscow is making security guarantees while it forces troops near its neighbour's border and holds live-fire exercises in Belarus . Western officials, diplomats and former officials say NATO - created in 1949 to deter the Soviet threat - is obliged to consider reinforcements that go against Putin's demands that the alliance must not expand further eastwards. Finland and ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
Russia stoked by Ukraine invasion as 6 russian warships headed for Black Sea
... eventually the Black Sea , according to The Drive. The landing craft that can unload troops, vehicles and other equipment directly onto the beach pose a higher risk to Ukraine , already reeling under Russian activity on its borders with Russia and Belarus . The vessels of the Northern Fleet - Project 775 Olenegorskiy Gornyak and Georgiy Pobedonosets and Project 11711 Ivan Gren class Pyotr Morgunov - set sail from the Kalingrad base on January 18, following the Korolev, Minsk and Kaliningrad ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
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