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Slight diversion but still Ukraine related

I.met my first Ukrainian on Saturday

Was sitting at a bar on Calis seafront and fella with young family sat next to me

Long story short he was from Ukraine and spoke a wee bit of Spanish so between that lingo and google translate we had good yarn

Was his 31st bday and his fball team was Shakatar.

When wifey and me went to leave we set him up a vodka and ice as a bday prezzy

Decent lad lovely family
 

Jaycey

African Refugee
Ukraine
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Time to remind Russia that Crimea is Ukraine

 

Kanga

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Time to remind Russia that Crimea is Ukraine

Well good luck with that one! Perhaps a certain partitioned island in the Med would care to join in to remind the world of their problems too.
 

Jaycey

African Refugee
Ukraine
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''On August 8, 2008, Russian forces began the invasion of Georgia, marking the start of Europe’s first twenty-first century war. The conflict itself was over within a matter of days, but the repercussions of the Russo-Georgian War continue to reverberate thirteen years on, shaping the wider geopolitical environment...

 

Camden

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Ukraine

Russia Is Angry: Ukraine and Turkey are Building Stronger Defense Ties​

Turkish/Ukrainian defense cooperation has stepped up significantly in the past few years, with Turkey building on Ukraine’s strengths of armor and anti-armor technology.

 

Jaycey

African Refugee
Ukraine
Today is Ukraine’s 30th anniversary of independence

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Today is Ukraine’s 30th anniversary of independence

We’ve been watching the celebrations on TV - most impressive and contingents from many overseas countries (including GB with the Red Arrows, thanks for that).

Ukraine military has come a long way since the Russian invasion back in 2014 and even the navy is catching up.

I’ll post a video later.
 

Kanga

Member
Ukraine
Unconfirmed but widely reported.



Denial from Iran.

 

Camden

Member
Ukraine

Russian disinformation it seems ... source the Russian state run Sputnik media

Sozcu article..

INFORMATION THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAS BEEN MISSED IS NOT TRUE'

According to the RBK-Ukraine agency, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nikolenko said, “There is no Ukrainian plane hijacked in Kabul or anywhere else. "The information that a plane has been hijacked, spread by some media outlets, is inconsistent with reality," he said. He said that all the planes allocated by Ukraine to evacuate its citizens returned safely, and 256 people were brought back to Turkey in three flights.

 

Jaycey

African Refugee
Ukraine
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Biden can reassert US leadership by backing Ukraine against Russia

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The geopolitical split between Ukraine and Russia is irreversible as long as Vladimir Putin remains in the Kremlin, but the Russian leader shows no signs of relenting in his campaign to undermine Ukrainian sovereignty. Now in its eighth year, ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine represents one of the greatest challenges to global security and has the potential to destabilize Europe for decades to come. With this in mind, US President Joe Biden must use his August 31 White House meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to demonstrate America’s readiness to reinforce its support for Ukraine and defend the rules-based international order.

Since becoming president of Russia 21 years ago, Putin has sought to deprive Ukraine of its sovereignty and block its path towards integration with the European Union and NATO, all in flagrant contradiction with the principles of the UN Charter and Helsinki Final Act. By destabilizing Ukraine and even seizing some of its territory by force, Putin hopes to bring more pliable leaders to power in Kyiv that would enable Russia to force Ukraine back into Moscow’s sphere of influence.

Putin’s efforts to weaken Ukraine, stoke inter-ethnic and religious tensions, undermine reforms, fuel corruption, and discourage Western investment are designed to diminish the appeal of Ukraine as a model for the Russian people, while also making the country an unattractive candidate for the EU and NATO. What Putin fears most in Ukraine is not the expansion of the EU or NATO, but the penetration of Western ideas such as democracy, individual liberty, and the rule of law, values that could cement Ukraine’s reorientation toward Europe and serve as the catalyst for similar demands within Russia that could jeopardize Putin’s authoritarian system.

Ensuring that Putin doesn’t succeed is essential to the future of the international rules-based order that the United States and its allies have forged and defended since 1945. This order is based on the sovereignty of states and the freedom to choose their own destiny. That is why Ukraine’s fight for freedom is our fight as well. For if Putin does succeed, Ukraine will not be the last victim of Russian aggression.

 

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