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Kazakhstan does not Recognise the Donetsk and Lugansk Decision
Regional / Strategy

Kazakhstan does not Recognise the Donetsk and Lugansk Decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Russia recognised the independence of two Moscow-backed breakaway enclaves there that call themselves the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic. Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan stated that they would not recognise the decision.

The U.S. Global Hawk Monitored Ukraine Borders and Russia controlled areas in the Black Sea
Air Unmanned Systems

The U.S. Global Hawk Monitored Ukraine Borders and Russia controlled areas in the Black Sea

The U.S. Air Force's strategic unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-4 Global Hawk patrolled the Ukrainian border over Donbas and Crimea. In addition, U.S. surveillance aircraft monitored regions of naval drills restricted by Russia in the Black Sea.

NATO: any de-escalation on the ground from Russia
Bilateral Relations

NATO: any de-escalation on the ground from Russia

Stoltenberg said Tuesday NATO has not seen “any de-escalation on the ground” from Russian forces near Ukraine, despite earlier claims from Moscow.

Russia Announces Withdrawal of Some Troops From Ukrainian Border
Land

Russia Announces Withdrawal of Some Troops From Ukrainian Border

Russia’s defence ministry says some troops positioned on the border with Ukraine are returning to their bases after completing drills.

The US Wants to Kill Two Birds with One Stone
Regional / Strategy

The US Wants to Kill Two Birds with One Stone

The U.S. wants to end the Russian–Ukrainian crisis so that it can permanently enter the Black Sea.

Russia Deployed its S-400 Battalion in Belarus
Regional / Strategy

Russia Deployed its S-400 Battalion in Belarus

Russian S-400 battalion deployed in Belarus amid tensions. Eastern Military District's Air Force enhances defence capacities.

President Erdoğan visits Ukraine
Bilateral Relations

President Erdoğan visits Ukraine

While the tension between Ukraine and Russia rises, Turkey is volunteered to be a mediator between two northern neighbours.

Belarusian Hackers Wanted to Disrupt Russian Build-up
Cyber Warfare Homeland Security

Belarusian Hackers Wanted to Disrupt Russian Build-up

According to the British daily The Guardian, Cyberactivists opposing Belarus' president, Alexander Lukashenko, claim to have breached the state-run railway's computer system and threatened to halt trains transporting Russian troops and weaponry to the nation preparation for an assault on Ukraine.

Bulgaria to Acquire Second-Hand Submarines
Navy / Maritime Regional / Strategy

Bulgaria to Acquire Second-Hand Submarines

Bulgaria is considering acquiring submarines due to the Russia- Ukraine tension.

The USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group joins NATO Exercise
Navy / Maritime Regional / Strategy

The USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group joins NATO Exercise

The USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group participated in a NATO exercise in the Mediterranean Sea that started on Monday.

 Is Turkey selling MILGEM Ada and FAC to Morocco?
Navy / Maritime

Is Turkey selling MILGEM Ada and FAC to Morocco?

According to Maroc-hebdo, Morocco is negotiating with Turkey to acquire seven Kılıç II Class Fast Attack Crafts (FAC) and one Ada Class corvette for ASW.

Crack in West’s Crimea Policy
Regional / Strategy

Crack in West’s Crimea Policy

Bulgaria’s re-elected President Rumen Radev said, “Crimea is Russian for the time being”. Shortly after Radev’s victory at the presidential election, the U.S. voiced its “deep concern” on Monday. Radev commented on a televised debate last week.

Putin Warns about the Use of TB2s in Donbass
Bilateral Relations

Putin Warns about the Use of TB2s in Donbass

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that he is restless about the use of TB2 UAVs in Donbas. Putin answered questions from Russia 1 TV.

France Considers the TB2 UCAV as a heavy weapon
Defence Politics Unmanned Systems

France Considers the TB2 UCAV as a heavy weapon

France objected to using the Turkish TB2 UCAV in Ukraine’s Donbas area, claiming it was a heavy weapon saying it was “concerned” due to TB2.