Showing posts with label Ukraine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ukraine. Show all posts

Russia-Ukraine war live: Ukraine claims strike Black Sea naval HQ

Sept 22, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Ukraine has claimed responsibility for a strike on the headquarters of Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet on the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula.

Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine


Sept 22, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Policy Options for Ukraine, the United States, and the International Community

Ukraine suspends spokeswoman from US over unapproved comments


"Sarah Ashton-Cirillo has been suspended from the duties of the spokesperson of the (territorial defence forces of Ukraine) while an investigation is underway," Ukraine's defence ministry said on social media.


Sept 20, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The Ukrainian army said Wednesday it had suspended Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, a spokeswoman for Ukraine's territorial defence forces from the United States, over statements that the hierarchy said were not approved.

Debate in Security Council/Rama-Russian delegation: Stop war and Zelenskyy will not take his floor


Sept 20, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Albania is leading this Wednesday one of the most important sessions in the United Nations Security Council. It is the head of the Albanian government, Edi Rama, who is the Chief Executive at the Security Council’s table where the focus are the consequences of the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Russian submarine was hit in Sevastopol


Photo credit: @MT_Anderson / Twitter

September 13, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Reports are surfacing that a KILO class submarine under the command of the Russian Navy has potentially been targeted by Ukraine in Sevastopol, as asserted by submarine expert H I Sutton in a tweet, although confirmation remains pending at this juncture.

Following Outcry Zelensky Calls for Public Disclosure of Officials' Assets


Zelensky said government officials’ wealth and income declarations must be open to the public immediately, not hidden for a year.


Sept 12, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Ukrainian President Zelensky said electronic financial declarations by officials should "immediately" be available to the public, vetoing a law that triggered a scandal across Ukraine.

Ukraine: In Odessa, SSU has detained officials who were selling fake "seafarer's certificates," allowing individuals to evade travel abroad


Sept 12, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The Security Service of Ukraine has uncovered another scheme involving evasion of mobilization and illegal emigration abroad in the Odessa region.

Organ trade begins to flourish in Ukraine — Russian diplomat


According to Vasily Nebenzya, Ukraine is forming a legal framework actually encouraging this

Sept 12, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Trading in organs is common practice in Ukraine and the country’s law only encourages it, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Tuesday.

Ukraine disappointed with G20 Declaration


Sept 9, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The G20 group adopted a consensus declaration at a summit on Saturday that avoided condemning Russia for the war in Ukraine but called on all states not to use force to grab territory. Kyiv is not entirely happy with the outcome. However, European countries such as Germany and the U.K. boast that this kind of consensus was what they were aiming for.

Zelensky replaces Ukraine's defense minister Reznikov

Sept 4, 2023. Posted by  
Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Rustem Umyerov as the new defense minister, replacing Oleksii Reznikov. Oleksii Reznikov, who had been serving as Ukraine's defense minister, was appointed just three months before Russia's invasion of Ukraine. During his tenure, he played a crucial role in negotiating and equipping Ukraine's forces with modern weaponry from its allies.


Achieving Peace in Ukraine Is More Complicated than Some Would Think


Does the war in Ukraine mark a turning point in how the community of peace activists responds to wars?

August 31, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


by Paul R. Pillar*

Arecent article by Michael Crowley in the New York Times highlights divisions within the community of peace activists over U.S. support for the Ukrainian war effort. 

Croatia offers its ports for export from Ukraine


August 31, 2023. Posted by Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Croatia offers its ports for the export of Ukrainian grains through the Solidarity Lanes and is currently expanding their capacities, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Gordan Grlic Radman said in Toledo, Spain, on Thursday.

Ukraine Loses Two Su-25 Attack Jets, Drones and Mi-8 helicopter in Clashes With Russian Forces

August 29, 2023. Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The Ukrainian Air Force lost two Su-25 attack jets and an Mi-8 helicopter in intensified clashes with Russian forces, according to a report from the Russian Defence Ministry on August 27.

"We Warned You – What You Did in Serbia Was Inhumane"


August 26, 2023. Hellas.

Maria Zakharova warned Kyiv about the dangerous consequences of using cluster munitions, which could turn Ukraine into a country unsuitable for living.


Greece terminates the contract with Russia and may send Tor-M1 and Osa-AKM air defense systems to Ukraine

August 25, 2023. Hellas.

Greece has decided to terminate the contract with Russia for technical support and maintenance of the Tor-M1 and Osa-AKM air defense systems. This "top secret" document was accidentally published in the country's parliament, which caused a wide resonance. This is reported by

No other option can be alternative to Black Sea Grain Initiative, says Turkish foreign minister


Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan shakes hands after a joint news conference, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, during marking the Independence Day in Kyiv, Ukraine August 25, 2023. (REUTERS)

August 25, 2023. Hellas.

"We know that alternative ways are currently being sought for grain export. However, we also see that these ways cannot be an alternative to the original initiative and contain risks," Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said on Friday at a news conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba in the capital Kyiv.