Christopher Miller

Christopher Miller


Correspondent, @RFERL, covering Ukraine, Russia, Belarus. Bylines with @POLITICOEurope @guardian @TheTimes @TheAtlantic @CNN & more millerjchristopher@gmail.com

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Kuleba: Ukraine’s main goal now is to deter Russia and demotivate it from further military actions. To achieve this goal, Ukraine has proposed to the West a three-tier package of support. The package is composed of political, economic, and security deterrence options.

“You can discuss whether the likelihood for an incursion is 20% or 80%, it doesn’t matter. We need to be prepared for the worst,” Stoltenberg told reporters in Riga.

Putin reiterated today what he wants (at least in part) from the US and Western allies: Legal guarantees of no further eastward expansion of NATO troops and weapons systems.

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I see this powerful ad by Ukraine’s Armed Forces has been making the rounds on social media — and rightly so. The country’s military has been rebuilt over the past 7+ years into a formidable force, composed of some very brave people from all walks of life.

Baba Masha was born as WW2 broke out. She watched her son die in this current war and was forced to bury him in a shallow crater left by a rocket in her yard. She told me two years ago, “War is misery. I wish it would end soon and we could live in peace.”

Five arrested in Finland over far-right terror plot “According to police the men appear to be motivated by ‘accelerationism’, a white supremacist ideology…in which followers aim to sow division and inter-racial tensions in society.”

Ukrainians are prob the calmest of all amid latest escalation. (You could maybe argue to a fault? We’ll see.) They’ve had a gun aimed at them for 7+ years & gone in living. And Ze’s popularity was in decline before latest Russian threat — b/c corruption & oligarch fights, etc.

The media wing of white supremacist and Rise Above Movement co-founder Robert Rundo’s new organization is shadowing Patriot Front and publishing propaganda on various social media channels. Here the host interviews Rousseau. The groups showed up in DC in several box trucks.

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SCOOP: The Trump administration is withholding approval for at least six commercial orders for arms and ammunition from US companies to Ukraine together worth roughly $30 million. The sales have been delayed for a year+ and nobody knows why exactly.

Three(!) Russian doctors have fallen from windows in the past two weeks. Latest was Dr. Aleksandr Shulepov, who fell out of a hospital window and is in critical condition. He had made a video complaining about being forced to work while sick with COVID-19.

Amazing video. A taxi driver saves a Belarusian protester being chased by club-wielding riot police.

The entire Frankfurt, Germany SWAT unit has been dissolved after 20 active and former officers were suspected of participating in right-wing extremist chat groups and sharing extremist content.

NEW: For years I've researched men who go to fight with Ukraine's far-right units. This story of a US Army vet charged with killing a Florida couple and an examination of his exploits provides a stark example of the impact of one American’s radicalization

Russia finally admits its COVID death toll is much higher than previously reported, over 186,000. That makes the country third worst behind the US and Brazil. It also validates analysts like Alexey Raksha, who told me earlier Russia was falsifying stats.

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