Monday, April 12, 2021

Russia - Ukraine Border Tensions Continue


 CNN: Ukraine's President heads to the trenches as Russia masses its troops 

On the front lines in eastern Ukraine 

(CNN)Ankle-deep in thick black sludge, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky moves stealthily with his troops in single file through the warren of trenches and tunnels that form the tense front lines in the east of his country. 

It feels more like the early 20th century than a modern conflict, with tired, nervous soldiers gripping their rifles around him as they reach open ground, scanning the area for movement across no-mans-land. 

They know snipers, likely trained by Russians, say Ukrainian officials are looking for a chance to fire. More than 20 of their comrades have been gunned down already this year.

It's eerily quiet with an occasional crack of a gunshot in the distance shattering the calm, keeping everybody on edge.  

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WNU Editor: Ukraine says it has offered to have talks with the Kremlin. The Kremlin is saying that they have not received any requests for talks .... Ukraine claims Russia ignoring call for crunch talks to avert all-out war in Donbass, but Moscow says it never received an invite (RT). In the meantime border skirmishes continue .... Ukrainian soldier reportedly killed in artillery fire from Russia-backed troops (The Guardian). 


More News On Russia - Ukraine Border Tensions  

Ukraine says Putin won't talk to Zelenskiy about Russian troop build-up despite request -- Reuters  

Ukraine leader's request to talk to Putin ignored: official -- The Independent 

Ukraine accuses Russia of blocking talks to ease military tensions -- Financial Times  

Ukraine Says Russia Ignoring Calls For Dialogue Amid Rising Tensions -- RFE  

Russia denies moving towards war with Ukraine -- DW  

Moscow committed to protecting interests of Russian speakers in Donbass, Kremlin says -- TASS  

Kremlin: some conditions must be met for further peace talks on eastern Ukraine -- Reuters

1 comment:

Caecus said...

they're supposedly crossing an area under sniper fire but they are running without the least bit of urgency, and there's a soldier kneeling and completely still.