What is happening in eastern Ukraine?
The attack, which has been met with international condemnation, comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday recognised two breakaway regions held in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian rebels as independent states and ordered troops into the territories. Here is a timeline of the reported events so far:
What did Putin say in Grodno?
Putin also emphasized the Belarus-Russia alliance when he told a bilateral forum in the Belarusian city of Grodno on July 1 that the sanctions from the West is pushing Russia and Belarus to speed up the unification process.
Does Rustam Minnikhanov support Putins War in Ukraine?
In another show of support for Putins war in Ukraine, the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov said: Western values don’t suit us at all. Events that are happening today (in Ukraine) related to our special military operation. The Islamic world has a different view on that.
Is Putin threatening to deploy atomic weapons in Ukraine?
His warning comes amid heightened tension with the West over its involvement in the Ukraine war, and the near-daily threats by Putin’s propagandists to deploy atomic weapons.
Why does Putin want to enlist more Russian soldiers?
With his strategy to enlist more Russian soldiers, Putin is hoping to tap into the Russian Muslim population. According to the US Department of State, Russia numbered 14 million Muslims in 2017 – 10 percent of Russia’s 144million inhabitants.
Do Republicans support Ukraine or Russia?
In 2017, 49% even considered Russia an ally while 32% held a favourable opinion of Putin. Now 58% of Republicans support Ukraine (compared to 57% of the general population), and approximately 6% favourably regard Putin.
Which countries have supported Putin in the Ukraine crisis?
Map shows which nations - such as North Korea and Syria - have voiced support for Ukraine invasion, those against… and those trying to avoid taking sides NATO, the EU and their allies have provided support to Ukraine and imposed heavy sanctions on Russia Some countries have backed Putin citing US aggression or close historic ties with Russia
Who is Ramzan Kadyrov and why is he allied with Putin?
Ramzan Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic, signalled his alliance with Putin in the early days of the war by announcing the deployment of Chechen military forces to Ukraine.