EACS Situation Room is a center for situation monitoring in crisis situations, which is activated when necessary in the event of major security changes in the world:

 

* Reports are based on publicly available sources to describe a changing situation. Information is subject to change.


Sitaution Room – South China Sea dispute: 7.4.2021

The US has sent the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group to the South China Sea for a second time this year.

A Chinese military anti-submarine aircraft entered Taiwan’s southwest air defence identification zone.

France, US, Japan, India and Australia began two days of joint naval exercises in the South China Sea.

More details in the article at the link.   

(Picture source: U.S. Navy/MCSN Eduardo A. Torres)


Situation Room – Balkan migration horizon: Turkey: 5.4.2021

There are more than 4.6 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory.

The EU and Turkey have agreed to extend a 2016 agreement aimed at preventing irregular migrants from reaching Europe.

The head of the EU Frontex agency warned that after the COVID-19 pandemic many more migrants and refugees will try to reach Europe.

More details in the article at the link.   

(Picture source: picture alliance/ Photoshot I)


Sitaution Room – South China Sea dispute: 31.3.2021

220 Chinese fishing ships are still anchored in the Whitsun Reef, within the claimed exclusive economic zone of the Philippines.

Twenty Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone.

Taiwanese military increased their force training and further strengthened its defence infrastructure on Itu Abo Island.

More details in the article at the link.   

(Picture source: Maxar Technologies/AFP)


Sitaution Room – Coup d’etat in Myanmar: 18.3.2021

Protesters this week attacked premises owned by Chinese companies in protest of China’s support for the miltiary regime.

Since the begining of protests at least 200 people have died and over 2000 have been imprisoned.

UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani expressed concern over the rising numbers of casualties and cases of tortue.

More details in the article at the link.   

(Picture source: UNTV CH)


Sitaution Room – Coup d’etat in Myanmar: 12.3.2021

Despite its calls for dialogue, China signals it is prepared to work with any government in Myanmar.

Death tool reaches 70, including two members of the NLD, the political party of the ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

UN special rapporteur on Myanmar accused the military regime of crimes against humanity.

More details in the article at the link.   

(Picture source: Andrew Nachemson/Foreign policy)


Sitaution Room – Coup d’etat in Myanmar: 6.3.2021

Over 38 people killed in the bloodies day of protests so far .

Protests in Mandalay overflown by a formation of military fighters.

US imposes sanctions on 10 individuals connected to military regime.

More details in the article at the link.   

(Picture source: AP)


Sitaution Room – Coup d’etat in Myanmar: 2.3.2021

Myanmar military regime removed the UN ambassador over his call for a UN intervention.

Bloody protests continue, security forces still utilising live ammunition.

The US preparing new sanctions for those responsible for the bloody protests.

More details in the article at the link.   

(Picture source: UN WEB TV)


Sitaution Room – Coup d’etat in Myanmar: 26.2.2021

G7 countries condemn Myanmar coup.

Indonesia has taken a leading role within ASEAN in an attempt to resolve the crisis.

Despite court ruling, Malaysia has continued deporting people back into Myanmar.

More details in the article at the link.   

 

(Picture source: AFP)


Sitaution Room – Coup d’etat in Myanmar: 20.2.202

Mass protests continue following the coup in Myanmar. Reports of new deaths amongst protesters.

Since 1 February over 640 people are said to have been arrested.

EU Foreign Ministers are set to debate imposing sanctions on the military regime.

More details in the article at the link.   

 

(Picture source: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)


Situation Room – Nagorno Karabah conflict: 25.11. – 4.12.2020

From 25 November – 4 December 2020, protests against the peace deal continued in Armenia. Russian and Turkish defence ministers signed a cooperation agreement and work commenced on joint control centre. Refugees from both sides of the conflict were returning to the region in great numbers.
Azerbaijan released the official casualty count saying that almost 3000 soldiers lost their lives.

More details in the article at the link.   

(Picture source: Karen Minasyan AFP)


Situation Room – Nagorno Karabah conflict: 14.11. – 24.11.2020

From 14. – 24. November 2020, Armenian forces began leaving the regions agreed to in the peace agreement. Russia and Turkey to set up a joint peacekeeping control centre. Iran expresses concerns over the lengthening of its border with Azerbaijan.

More details in the article at the link.   

(Picture source: BBC)

 

 

 


Situation Room – Nagorno Karabah conflict: 11.11. – 14.11.2020

From 7. – 10. November 2020, after announcing the peace agreement, mass protests erupted in Armenia, demanding PM resignation.
Russian peacekeepers arrived in the region and Iran sent troops to the border.
Over 100,000 people reportedly fled from Nagorno Karabakh into Armenia.

More details in the article at the link.   

(Picture source: AP News/Dmitri Lovetski)


Situation Room – Nagorno Karabah conflict: 7.11. – 10.11.2020

From 7. – 10. November 2020, authorities reported fighting all along the frontline, with the heaviest fighting near Shusha. Iran expressed its concern over the entry of extremist groups into the conflict zone, which is a threat to the entire region. 

On the night of 9 -10 November, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed a statement suspending fighting, according to which all the areas around Nagorno-Karabakh will return to direct Azerbaijani control by 1 December 2020. The northern part will remain under Armenian control. Russian 15th Mechanised Brigade will carry out peacekeeping activities.

More details in the article at the link.   (Picture source: Reuters)


Situation Room – Nagorno Karabah conflict: 3.11. – 6.11.2020

From 3. – 6. November 2020, fighting continued for the 38th day. Both sides reported that fighting continued overnight along the eastern, south-eastern, and southern sections of the front. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, expressed alarm over possible war crimes. Azerbaijan’s Prosecutor General reported that 91 civilians have been killed, and 405 injured.

More details in the article at the link.

(Picture source: oc-media.org)


Situation Room – Terrorist attack in Vienna: 2.11.2020

Several attackers opened fire on residents in the centre of Vienna around 8 p.m. on what was the last evening before the lockdown and several residents visited pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas in the city centre.

At least 4 people have been killed, 15 people seriously wounded, among them one policeman.

People were instructed to stay at home.

More details in the article at the link.

(Picture source: sg.news.yahoo.com)


Situation Room – Nagorno Karabah conflict: 30.10. – 2.11.2020

From 30. October till 2. November 2020, peace negotiations continued in Geneva under the auspices of the Minsk Group, unsuccessfully. The EU has added another € 400,000 in humanitarian aid this Saturday and called for an immediate end to the hostilities, which have already resulted in civilian casualties.

More details in the article at the link.

(Picture source: indianexpress.com)


Situation Room – Nagorno Karabah conflict: 26. – 29.10.2020

In the week of October 26-29, Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of violating a new ceasefire. Tensions continue, a planned meeting between Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers scheduled for Thursday in Geneva has reportedly been postponed until Friday, 30 October 2020.

More details in the article at the link.

(Picture source: Wikipedia)