In Ukraine's Donbas region, war rumbles Russia's Mystery Launch of the "Sputnik 1 day ago   05:42

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Last month, a naval incident saw Russia shoot openly at Ukrainian military personnel for the first time and seize 24 Ukrainian sailors. Ukraine, in response, has declared martial law in ten regions, made good on promises to create an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and ended a treaty of friendship with Russia that was still in force. Little noticed by the world, war rumbles on in the eastern Donbas region, occupied by Russian-backed forces. FRANCE 24's Gulliver Cragg reports.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Gaëlle Essoo.

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Jub Jub
@4:20 Is that Samuel Tarly? Sam the slayer?
Bjorn Ditlef Nistad
I recommend my video on Ukraine:
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Donbass is Russia. Get over it already and let them secede. But no, the NATO junta in Kyiv will continue leveling Russian villages with artillery and murdering civilians smh.
Porky ^^
You fought to be free now you have never been more divided
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If France can do it to Serbia, Russia can do it to Ukraine. At least Russia has a legitimate, understandable interest in Ukraine.
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Violet Crystal
It's important to observe to both sides of the situation and then form your own opinion to avoid being persuaded or brainwashed
Violet Crystal
The definition of a successful war is a war where both sides can benefit from it. Our ability to fight successful wars has been lost in the 21 century
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Crimea is Serbia
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Ukraine in the same situation as Croatia in the 90's. Well Croatia won
invaded or reclaimed? the people want it to be russian. brainwashed deep states..
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as soon as you revolted against russia
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Russia's Mystery Launch of the "Sputnik In Ukraine's Donbas region, war rumbles 1 day ago   10:15

“A very troubling development.” Those are not the type of words one wants to hear in the battle between the United States and Russia for outer space. But those were the exact words of Yleem Poblete, the US Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, as stated in a speech she gave at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland, on August 14th, 2018.
The reason for Poblete’s ominous statement was simple: a Russian satellite seemed to be orbiting in space with an unknown purpose and had been repeatedly observed acting strangely. It had been troubling U.S. defense officials since it had been brought to their attention earlier that summer: Poblete told the assembled conference that she believed the Russians had covertly launched the space object the previous October under the auspices of it being a “space apparatus inspector.“ Yet Poblete contended that the space object appeared to be something else entirely.” Potentially, the U.S. believed it to be something dangerous and unprecedented in the field. It was, in the ominous words of Poblete, “a very troubling development.” Fighting words indeed.
Poblete explained the American assertion regarding this Russian spacecraft thus: “Its behavior on orbit was inconsistent with anything seen before from on-orbit inspection or space situational awareness capabilities, including other Russian inspection satellite activities. To add to the mystery, Poblete also reported that Russia’s intentions concerning the satellite were “unclear.” She continued: “Our Russian colleagues will deny that its systems are meant to be hostile. “So, the question before this body is this: how do we verify what countries say their spacecraft are doing?”

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