2 month ago
The Times: British government officials said the situation had changed in the last 24 hours, and that Putin had made the decision to invade Ukraine
Ukraine, the UK and Poland announce a creation of a trilateral alliance during the UK foreign secretary @trussliz visit to Kyiv. Countries will cooperate in the areas of defense, economy, trade and countering disinformation
2 month ago
British Ministry of Defense: Russia retains a significant military presence that can conduct an invasion without further warning. Below demonstrates President Putin's possible axis of invasion. He still can choose to prevent conflict and preserve peace
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the attack on a kindergarten in Ukraine was a "false flag operation designed to discredit the Ukrainians", adding: "We fear very much that that is a thing we will see more of over the next few days"
UK foreign secretary Truss says reports of alleged abnormal military activity by Ukraine in Donbas are a blatant attempt by the Russian government to fabricate pretexts for invasion
UK Defense ministry estimating recent additions to Russian forces as amounting to 7000 troops in past 48 hours
Russia continues to build up military capabilities near Ukraine, including armored vehicles, helicopters, and a field hospital: Britain's top defense intel official "Russia has the military mass in place to conduct an invasion of Ukraine" said Lt Gen Sir Jim Hockenhull
British Minister of Defense: Russian troops are moving into positions to attack closer to Ukraine's borders. At the same time, their number continues to grow in key areas. There are no signs of retreat
3 month ago
Something happening at Cambuslang train station. A train is stopped and a number of police are in attendance
Johnson: We will keep our embassy in Kyiv to show support for Ukraine, but the decision will remain under review
Russian Foreign Ministry: It's time for Britain to apologize for its lies about "Russian invasion of Ukraine"
British Foreign Office warns of military operations by Russian forces in Eastern Ukraine within days
Iran FM @Amirabdolahian and British FM @TrussLiz had a phone conversation, discussing the Vienna talks, bilateral and regional issues. Truss hoped Britain could pay its debt to Iran in near future. Iran FM had earlier talked to EU FP chief Borrell and Russia FM Lavrov
3 month ago 3 month ago
UK to send "small number" of troops to Lithuania to support with intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance. It follows the deployment in December of small team to scout out what support UK military could offer at time of crisis for Lithuania with Belarus over migrant crossings
Downing Street says Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Joe Biden agree there remains a "crucial window for diplomacy and for Russia to step back from its threats towards Ukraine"
3 month ago
RAF C-17A Globemaster III about to begin its descent into Kyiv from RAF Brize Norton. Second flight to Kyiv in (just under) 24 hours
UK PM @BorisJohnson warned that an attack on Ukraine could occur in the next 48 hours
Boris Johnson: 'All European countries need to get Nord Stream  out of the bloodstream - yank out that hypodermic drip feed of Russian hydrocarbons. We need to find alternative sources of energy, to get ready to impose some very, very severe economic consequences on Russia.'
UK PM Boris Johnson says situation in Ukraine is "very, very dangerous," urges Putin to step back from "the edge of a precipice" - PA
Police make two arrests following fatal stabbing outside Banbury home. Thames Valley Police have made two arrests after a man was found stabbed outside a Banbury home last night, Sunday February 13
British Armed Forces Minister: The attack on Ukraine could happen without warning
3 month ago
USAF B-52 bomber pinging away on the ground at RAF Fairford
Foreign office confirms that UK members of the OSCE monitoring mission will be withdrawn from Ukraine. Along with US members (and probably some others)
Britain will send Typhoon fighter jets to patrol Romanian airspace in light of tensions in eastern Europe, the Defense Ministry said
Secretary Antony Blinken:Spoke with @TrussLiz today and appreciate her strong coordination with the U.S., Allies, and partners to deter Russia's escalation against Ukraine. The U.S. and UK are in lock-step to ensure Russia will face severe costs if it further invades Ukraine
A small team of about 30 UK troops from the specialist Ranger regimentthat was sent in on a temporary basis last month to train Ukrainian military personnel on anti-tank weapons gifted by UK will also be withdrawing from Ukraine, it is understood
Around 100 British troops on a training mission in Ukraine - dubbed Op Orbital - set up in 2015 in wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea to support Ukrainian armed forces will be withdrawing from the country this weekend, @DefenceHQ says
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Chair Gen Mark Milley also held calls with: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Britain. Topics included "ongoing coordination during the adjustment of US force posture in Europe"