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.

We are currently monitoring the Russian-Ukrainian crisis in 2021 – 2022.


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 20.11.2022

Ukrainian forces liberate Herson.

US and Russia restart talks to deescalate nuclear threat.

A missile hits a Polish farm, killing two people.

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(Picture source: BBC/Polish police)

 

 


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 5.11.2022


Successful Ukraininan counteroffensives have seen them retaking significant tracts of territory in the Herson region and in the vicinity of Kharkiv.

Russia stopped gas deliveries through the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines to Europe in the summer. Both pipelines were later sabotaged and heavily damaged.

Military assistance to Ukraine by the US and the EU continues. On the other side, Russia has been using numerous Iranian »kamikaze« drones to target Ukrainian infrastructure.

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(Picture source: ISW/BBC)

 


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 30.6.2022

Russia captures Sievierodonetsk, the offensive now shifts to capturing Lysychansk.

EU leaders give candidate membership status to Ukraine.

At NATO summit in Madrid, leaders of the member states confirm the new NATO Strategic Concept.

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(Picture source: NATO; Official portrait of NATO Heads of State and Government)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 2.6.2022

Fighting intensity in eastern Ukraine reaches new heights.

Russian soldier, charged with war crimes, jailed for life.

French and German leaders call for direct negotiations between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine.

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(Picture source: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

 


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 23.5.2022

Finland and Sweden apply to join NATO.

Ukrainian fighters in Azovstal surrender, Russian army takes full control.

US gives $40 billion in aid to Ukraine, EU pledges a further €500 million.

Russia cuts electricity and natural gas supplies to Finland.

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(Picture source: Al Jazeera)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 11.5.2022

French and Russian presidents talk on the phone for the first time since March.

Rusian Foreign Ministry ruled out the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine.

Putin did not use the parade to commemorate the end of the Second World War to expand operations in Ukraine.

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(Picture source: Alamy)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 3.5.2022

First evacuations from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visit Ukraine.

Russia cuts off gas to Poland and Bulgaria.

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(Picture source: Al Jazeera)

 


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 24.4.2022

According to international organisations, so far over 5200 civilians have died in the fighting. The number of internally displaced people and refugees has exceeded 12 million.

IMF predicts a 35% decrease in Ukrainian economy which will affect global markets.

US Secretaries of State and Defense visit Kiev.

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(Picture source: POOL/AFP)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 17.4.2022

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the outskirts of Moscow.

Russian forces have almost completely captured Mariupol, with only around 2500 Ukrainian defenders remaining.

Russian Black Sea Fleet lost its flagship the Moskva. Ukraine claims to have sunk it with its anti-ship missiles.

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(Picture source: Washington Examiner)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 9.4.2022

After the Russian withdrawal from northern Ukraine, heavy fighting has begun in the east of the country.

The EU passed the fifth sanctions package, including a ban on Russian coal.

UN General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from Human Rights Council.

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(Picture source: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 5.4.2022

Russian forces continue their withdrawal from Kiyiv, but fighting intensifies in Eastern Ukraine.

Following the withdrawal of the Russian army from the towns around Kyiv, satellite images show destruction in the town of Bucha, where hundreds of civilians were reportedly killed.

Talks between Russia and Ukraine are said to have reached a point where President Putin and President Zelensky could meet in person.

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(Picture source: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abdir)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 1.4.2022

Over 4 million refugees have left Ukraine while 6,5 million people are internally displaced.

Ukrainian and Russian negotiators have met for another round of talks in Turkey.

Germany and Austria initiated the first steps in their gas shortage contingency plans.

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(Picture source: Murat Cetin Muhurdar/Turkish Presidential Press Service)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 28.3.2022

Russian forces begin shelling the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, which has largely not been targeted so far. Mariupol is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe, with Russian troops moving closer and closer to the city centre.

US President Joe Biden, said in a statement that the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, should not stay in power, which upset Moscow. The White House later clarified that the statement does not mean that the US is trying to topple President Putin from power.

Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned he is willing to negotiate on the issue of Ukraine’s neutrality.

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(Picture source: The Sydney Morning Herald)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 24.3.2022

One month has passed since Russia began its military operations in Ukraine.

President Zelensky says the two sides could reach an agreement, but it would have to be confirmed by Ukrainians on a referendum.

NATO heads of governments meet at an extraordinary summit in Brussels.

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(Picture source: NATO)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 20.3.2022

Russian forces continue shelling Ukrainian cities such as Kiev, Mariupol, Melitopol, Lviv and Kharkiv. Many of the victims are civilians.

Russia fires a hypersonic missile for the first time, destroying an arms depot in the west of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has said that negotiations are the only solution to end the war. Turkey has pointed out that progress is being made in the negotiations.

 

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(Picture source: AP Photo/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, File/ timesofisrael.com)*

*In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Sunday, March 11, 2018, a Russia’s Kinzhal hypersonic missile flies during a test in southern Russia


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 16.3.2022

The Prime Ministers of Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Poland visit Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv.

Two Russian drones fly into Poland and Romania. The Ukrainian Air Force Command described the action as a provocation by Moscow.

The EU adopts a fourth sanctions package and US President Joe Biden announces $800 million worth of arms aid to Ukraine.

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(Picture source: BBC)

 


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 13.3.2022

Russian forces have started bombarding targets in western Ukraine, specifically near the city of Lviv, 20 kilometres from the Polish border.

The European Union will impose a fourth set of sanctions against Russia.

Russia accused the US of developing biological or chemical weapons in Ukraine. The US has rejected the claims, saying that Russia wants to create a pretext to use such weapons in Ukraine.

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(Picture source: AJC)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 10.3.2022

Russian forces violated the ceasefire agreement, preventing safe evacuation of civilians from major Ukrainian cities.

The EU has added several Russian oligarchs and officials, involved in the Russian aggression in Ukraine, to the list of persons it is imposing sanctions against.

Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers met in Turkey. Talks have not brought the desired solutions on how to resolve the Ukraine crisis.

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(Picture source: CNBC)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 7.3.2022

Russian troops are getting closer and closer to Kyiv, as fighting continues in other major Ukrainian cities.

Two attempts to evacuate civilians through humanitarian corridors have been largely unsuccessful.

Third round of negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian delegates in Belarus, focused on the establishment of humanitarian corridors. The Russian side has also said that the war could be over in an instant if Ukraine accepts Russia’s demands.

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(Picture source: Politico)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 4.3.2022

Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, located in Energodar, Ukraine, is the biggest nuclear power plant in Europe.

The Russian army seized the port city of Kherson and continues its attacks on the cities of Kyiv and Kharkiv.

Russian and Ukrainian delegates negotiated an agreement on the creation of humanitarian corridors to allow the evacuation of civilians from Ukraine.

A fire broke out at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, during a Russian artillery bombardment. The fire has been extinguished and, according to experts, there is no serious threat to nuclear safety.

NATO does not support the establishment of a no-fly zone over Ukraine because, according to Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, it would lead to more civilian deaths and could spread the war beyond Ukraine.

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(Picture source: Energoatom; archive photo)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 1.3.2022

The European Commission announces the EU will purchase €500 million worth of weapons for Ukraine.

Russian and Ukrainian delegates meet at the Ukraine-Belarus border.

Ukrainian president Zelensky signs Ukraine’s application to join the European Union and addressed EU Parliament.

Russian president Putin orders Russian nuclear forces to be put on high alert.

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(Picture source: Belarussian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 26.2.2022

An expected Russian veto prevented the UN Security Council from passing a resolution condemning Russian aggression in Ukraine.

The West announces new sanctions against Russia, specifically against Russian banks. There is also the possibility of Russia being excluded from the SWIFT banking system.

President Putin announces further advances of Russian troops into Ukraine from all sides. The possibility of Russia occupying Kyiv is growing.

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(Picture source: Al Jazeera)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 24.2.2022

Vladimir Putin signed the official recognition of the separatist Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Following the declaration he ordered Russian troops, termed peacekeepers, into their territory.

US and EU have announced severe sanctions in response to Russian actions.

Ukrainian parliament declared a state of emergency and the Ukrainian military began calling up reservists.

Russian troops entered Ukraine on several points and Russian missiles hit important targets in large Ukrainian cities.

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(Picture source: Getty Images)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 16.2.2022

As tensions escalate on the Ukrainian border, many countries, including Slovenia, have advised their citizens to leave Ukraine immediately.

The Russian Ministry of Defence announced that a partial withdrawal of troops at the conclusion of military exercises. The US has responded that no such moves are visible.

NATO Defence Ministers met to discuss permanently reinforcing Alliance presence in Eastern Europe.

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(Picture source: AS USA)


Situation Room – Ukrainian crisis, 9.2.2022

Russian deployment of troops towards the Ukrainian border in the autumn of 2021 has been presented by the US as a possible beginning of an invasion of Ukraine.

The US and NATO have rejected Russian demands that NATO should renounce the possibility of Ukrainian membership and halt military activities in Eastern Europe.

French president Macron recently met with Russian president Putin and later with Ukrainian president Zelenski. He later stated that diplomatic solutions are still possible.

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(Picture source: Sputnik/Kremlin via REUTERS) // [Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Moscow, Russia February 7, 2022]