Ukraine – Russia latest news: PM urges Russia ‘back from brink’ of war as Kiev demands Kremlin meeting in 48hrs



Labor backs Government in ruling out sending UK troops to Ukraine

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold further crisis talks with world leaders in a bid to bring Russia “back from the brink” of war with Ukraine.

It comes as Downing Street warns that a feared Russian invasion of Ukraine could arrive “at any moment.”

A No 10 spokeswoman said: “The crisis on Ukraine’s border has reached a critical juncture. All the information we have suggests Russia could be planning an invasion of Ukraine at any moment. This would have disastrous consequences for both Ukraine and Russia.

“There is still a window of opportunity for de-escalation and diplomacy, and the prime minister will continue to work tirelessly alongside our allies to get Russia to step back from the brink.”

Meanwhile, Ukraine has demanded it meet with Russian officials within 48 hours after Moscow “failed” to supply explanations of its military activities on the border.

Tweeting today, Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, said: “Consequently, we take the next step. We request a meeting with Russia and all participating states within 48 hours to discuss its reinforcement & redeployment along our border & in temporarily occupied Crimea.”

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Watch: Putin will be ‘constantly reassessing his options’ for potential invasion, says Russia analyst

Russia analyst: Putin will be ‘constantly reassessing his options’ for potential invasion

Emily Atkinson14 February 2022 03:00

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In pictures: Ukrainian civilians attend basic combat training amid fears of Russian invasion

Ukrainian civilians today attended basic combat training organized by the country’s National Guard in Mariupol, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, amid warnings from Western officials that a Russian invasion is increasingly imminent.

Valentyna Konstantynovska, 79 years-old, holds a weapon during basic combat training for Ukrainian civilians

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A small child struggles to remove ammunition from a clip

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A woman holds a weapon during training organized by the Special Forces Unit Azov

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A crowd gathers during a demonstration on weapons handling

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Emily Atkinson14 February 2022 02:00

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Vladimir Putin ‘doesn’t give as*** about sanctions’, Russian ambassador warns

Vladimir Putin “doesn’t give as***” about the threats of sanctions being imposed by the UK and other Western countries, according to a senior Russian diplomat.

Viktor Tatarintsev, Russia’s ambassador to Sweden, said his country was already under a raft of sanctions and claimed that these measures were even having a positive impact on parts of the economy.

In an interview with Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published late on Saturday, Mr Tatarintsev said: “Excuse my language, but we don’t give as*** about all their sanctions.

“We have already had so many sanctions and in that sense, they’ve had a positive effect on our economy and agriculture.”

My colleague Tom Batchelor reports:

Emily Atkinson14 February 2022 01:00

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Watch: Rush for plane tickets after embassy announcements in Ukraine

Rush for plane tickets after embassy announcements in Ukraine

Emily Atkinson14 February 2022 00:00

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British ambassador to Ukraine tweets from ‘calm’ Kiev

Emily Atkinson13 February 2022 23:47

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War, peace, stalemate? Week ahead may decide Ukraine’s fate

Even if a Russian invasion of Ukraine doesn’t happen in the next few days, the crisis is reaching a critical inflection point with European stability and the future of East-West relations hanging in the balance.

A convergence of events over the coming week could determine whether the stalemate is resolved peacefully or Europe is at war. At stake are Europe’s post-Cold War security architecture and long-agreed limits on the deployment of conventional military and nuclear forces there.

Emily Atkinson13 February 2022 23:07

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PM to urge Russia ‘back from brink’ of war

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold further crisis talks with world leaders in a bid to bring Russia “back from the brink” of war with Ukraine.

It comes as Downing Street warns that a feared Russian invasion of Ukraine could arrive “at any moment.”

A No 10 spokeswoman said: “The crisis on Ukraine’s border has reached a critical juncture. All the information we have suggests Russia could be planning an invasion of Ukraine at any moment. This would have disastrous consequences for both Ukraine and Russia.

“There is still a window of opportunity for de-escalation and diplomacy, and the prime minister will continue to work tirelessly alongside our allies to get Russia to step back from the brink.”

Emily Atkinson13 February 2022 22:34

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US will respond ‘swiftly’ to further Russian aggression, says Biden

US president Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated they will pursue diplomatic avenues to ease tensions with Russia during an hour-long phone call today.

“President Biden made clear that the United States would respond swiftly and decisively, together with its allies and partners, to any further Russian aggression against Ukraine,” the White House said on Sunday.

Emily Atkinson13 February 2022 22:10

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Liz Truss repeats demand for Russian de-escalation following call with Canadian counterpart

Emily Atkinson13 February 2022 21:56

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Canada temporarily relocates Ukraine military personnel

Canada’s defense ministry has made the decision to withdraw its Ukraine-based armed forces to an unidentified destination in Europe.

Canadians living in Ukraine account for the third-largest population in the country after Ukrainians and Russians.

Since 2015, Canada has kept a 200-strong training mission in western Ukraine.

The defense ministry said the military personnel have been relocated due to the “complex operational environment linked to Russia’s unwarranted aggression against Ukraine.”

Emily Atkinson13 February 2022 21:37


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