US President Joe Biden significantly increased pressure on Moscow on Monday, January 24, by announcing that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) could deploy thousands of U.S. troops to strengthen its forces. In an even more tense situation, the EU, which is on high alert, has called on all parties to refrain from issuing warning statements and “Nerve Fractures”.
Biden increases pressure on Moscow
The United States has 8,500 troops on alert. This means the Pentagon’s spokesman John Kirby said Monday that they could be ready in five days to strengthen the military coalition’s rapid reaction force of 40,000 troops. “No decision has yet been made on the deployment of forces (…)”, he said. Corn “It’s very clear.”, He added, “The Russians do not currently intend to reduce the intensity.”.
Joe Biden is trying to manipulate the balance of power established by Russian envoy Vladimir Putin by concentrating troops on the Ukrainian border.
NATO, for its part, has announced that it is preparing troops and sending ships and warplanes to strengthen its security in Eastern Europe.
Moscow condemnation a “Mania” And blamed the United States and NATO “Increase tensions through announcements and concrete actions”. The Kremlin also ruled ” very high “ Risk of Kiev attack on pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Kiev, for its part, determined Washington’s decision “Advance” And “Excess”.
Europeans have been annoyed by Americans’ sense of alarm in recent days, who see the Russian offensive as imminent. But the United States made the promise on Monday, through State Department spokesman Nate Price “No difference” With the Europeans about the sanctions imposed on Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine or the urgency of the threat.
In parallel with this increase in pressure, the United States continues to defy everything to explore the diplomatic path. According to a European source, we learned from a European diplomatic source that a new meeting was planned between Foreign Secretary Anthony Blingen and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
Video conference between Biden and several European leaders
In addition, a video conference between US President Joe Biden and several European leaders is planned: French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholes, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Polish President Andrzej Duterte, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Michael and Ursula van der Leyen, President of the European Commission.
Atlantic allies need to find a common response to Russia’s military build-up on the Ukrainian border. “If diplomacy fails, we have made great strides in preparing responses for a possible Russian occupation, which will certainly be a swift and decisive step, with strong solidarity.”, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Joseph promised. Borel.
Russia has demanded a written commitment not to extend NATO to Ukraine and Georgia, and to withdraw the forces and weapons of the Atlantic Alliance of Eastern Europe, which joined NATO after 1997, particularly from Romania and Bulgaria. Requests “Unspeakable” For Westerners.
Moscow has vowed not to intervene in Ukraine, but supports pro-Russian separatist claims in the east of the country and has amassed more than 100,000 troops, tanks and artillery along Ukrainian borders. The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov ruled on Monday ” very high “ Risk of attack by Ukrainian troops against Russian-backed separatists.
Meeting between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine on Wednesday
France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will hold a meeting in Paris on Wednesday at the level of diplomatic advisers. It will include advisers to Emmanuel Macron and President Olaf Scholes, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister and the Kremlin’s ambassador to Ukraine for peace talks, Dmitry Kozak, and the director of the Presidential Administration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky.
This quartet, known as “Normandy”, aims to implement the 2015 Minsk Peace Accords, now resolving the conflict between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian separatists in Kiev and Donbass. Emmanuel Macron will soon meet with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and present him “A Path to Increase”, For its part, announced to the French president on Monday that the exchange would take place “In the next few days”.
1.2 billion euros in financial assistance
The European Commission on Monday announced plans to increase funding to Ukraine to 1.2 billion euros to help meet its needs in relation to the conflict with Russia. This is a new one “Emergency Assistance Package” In preparation for further verification by the European Parliament and member states, the specific M.S.Me From Lion.
The head of the commission said the EU had already mobilized since the conflict began in 2014 “17 billion euros in subsidies and loans” For the benefit of Ukraine.
This new assistance will be allocated in several stages: மில்லியன் 600 million in the first installment “Delivered Quickly”, Said Ms.Me The green light was soon given by Van der Leyen, another EU institution. Brussels’ effort, she underlined “Double” EU-Ukraine bilateral assistance in this year’s grants.