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Ukrainian Court Rejects Detention Request For Ex-President Accused Of Treason (RFE RL)

A Ukrainian court has rejected a prosecutor’s request to arrest Petro Poroshenko in a treason case that the former president rejects as politically motivated.

Poroshenko appeared in Kyiv’s Pechersk district court on January 19 while hundreds of his supporters demonstrated outside, chanting and waving flags and briefly scuffling with police before the hearing.

Ukrainian Court Rejects Detention Request For Ex-President Accused Of Treason (rferl.org)

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Ukraine USA

Top U.S. Diplomat Lands In Ukraine Amid Fears Of Imminent Russian Invasion (RFE RL)

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in Kyiv on January 19 in a show of support amid mounting fears that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could be imminent.

In Ukraine’s capital, Blinken is scheduled to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and other top Ukrainian officials, before heading to Berlin on January 20 for four-way talks with Britain, France, and Germany to seek Western unity.

Top U.S. Diplomat Lands In Ukraine Amid Fears Of Imminent Russian Invasion (rferl.org)

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Russia Ukraine USA

Blinken to travel to Ukraine amid fears of Russian invasion (Al Jazeera)

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to travel to Kyiv following a week of diplomacy between Washington, Moscow, and NATO countries that failed to ease heightened tensions along the Russian-Ukrainian border.

Blinken will fly to Ukraine on Tuesday before meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba the next day, the Department of State said.

Blinken to travel to Ukraine amid fears of Russian invasion | NATO News | Al Jazeera

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Germany Ukraine USA

Blinken To Visit Ukraine, Germany This Week Amid Russian Invasion Fears (RFE RL)

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to visit Kyiv on January 19 for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a show of support amid Western concerns that Russia is preparing to invade its neighbor.

Blinken To Visit Ukraine, Germany This Week Amid Russian Invasion Fears (rferl.org)

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Canada Russia UK Ukraine

UK gives Ukraine anti-tank weapons as Canada sends special forces (Al Jazeera)

The United Kingdom has begun supplying Ukraine with anti-tank weapons and Canada has reportedly deployed a small contingent of special forces to Kyiv amid concerns of a possible invasion by Russia.

The developments came as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov angrily rejected claims by the United States last week that Moscow was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine if diplomacy failed to meet its objectives.

UK gives Ukraine anti-tank weapons as Canada sends special forces | Military News | Al Jazeera

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Russia Ukraine

Ukraine bonds sink into distress, Russia drops as tensions bite (Reuters)

Ukrainian sovereign dollar bonds slipped into distressed territory and Russian bonds suffered sharp falls on Monday as geopolitical tensions between the two countries showed no sign of easing.

Ukraine bonds sink into distress, Russia drops as tensions bite | Reuters

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Germany Russia Ukraine

Berlin Calls For Diplomacy Over Ukraine, Warns Russia Against Attacking (RFE RL)

During a visit to Kyiv, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has said diplomacy is “the only way” to resolve a tense standoff between Moscow and the West over Ukraine, while also warning that Russia will pay a “high price” if it launches an attack on its neighbor.

Berlin Calls For Diplomacy Over Ukraine, Warns Russia Against Attacking (rferl.org)

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Canada Ukraine

Canadian foreign minister to visit Ukraine, vows to deter Russian aggression (David Ljunggren, Reuters)

Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly will visit Kyiv next week to reaffirm support for Ukrainian sovereignty and reinforce efforts to deter “aggressive actions” by Russia, Ottawa said on Saturday.

Canadian foreign minister to visit Ukraine, vows to deter Russian aggression | Reuters

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Russia Ukraine USA

Top Ukrainian official: Get the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, and the US together (Dan Peleschuk, Atlantic Council)

With tens of thousands of Russian troops still massed along his country’s borders—and following a week of tense diplomacy between Russia and the West—Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has a new plan to address the crisis: Sit down with his Russian and American counterparts for a trilateral summit.

Top Ukrainian official: Get the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, and the US together – Atlantic Council

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