For several weeks, the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border has been very tense. U.S. triggered, Wednesday 1There is December, “Source” Confirms that Russia is considering“Important aggression against Ukraine” And promised to give him money “More expensive” If she takes action. According to Anthony Blingen, President of US Diplomacy, The “Projects” Includes from Russia “Attempts to destabilize Ukraine and large-scale military action”. Update the situation.
What is happening on the border between Russia and Ukraine?
First, Kiev and its Western allies expressed concern about the large-scale deployment of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border and saw preparations for a possible invasion.
Russia, which denies any militant intentions, on Wednesday blamed Ukraine on Wednesday.There is December, to mass troops in the east of the country.
The situation in the region has been very tense since Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in 2014. For more than seven years, Ukraine has been embroiled in conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of its territory. The conflict has already claimed more than 13,000 lives.
The current height of tensions is reminiscent of the previous crisis, when Russia sent tens of thousands of troops to the Ukrainian border for military operations. “Military Exercises”, In response to actions “Threat” Of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). After several weeks of tension, Moscow finally withdrew its troops.
Russia raises its voice and criticizes the West
This is exactly what Russian diplomat Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.There is December it “The Ukrainian military is getting stronger[çait] Its military capabilities by bringing in heavy equipment and personnel In the east of the country. According to him, there are 125,000 soldiers in this area near the Russian border, where some parts of the territory are under the control of pro-Russian separatists. MMe Zakarova also accused Kiev of sabotaging the peace process, which began in 2015 with separatists, by planning military exercises in the presence of foreign troops next year.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov scolded “The politics of destruction” NATO countries, this “Drag Ukraine into their orbit and try to turn it into an anti-Russian country.”. It also accuses the West of wanting “Order how the Russian Armed Forces should behave in their own territory”, He warned that Moscow “It simply came to our notice then[it] Respond to any unfriendly attitude.
The day before, Russian President Vladimir Putin had promised that this was necessary “Fix connections” With Kiev, so “Nobody feels threatened”. He also called on Wednesday “Firm Agreements” Prevents NATO from expanding eastward and from deploying Atlantic Alliance armed forces near the Russian border. “We propose to initiate substantial negotiations on this matter.”, He added. “We need legal guarantees because our Western counterparts are not fulfilling their appropriate oral obligations.”, The Russian president insisted.
Dmitry Kuleba, the head of Ukrainian diplomacy, immediately condemned the comments, believing that Russia had not done so. “Not allowed” To conclude Kiev’s relations with the Atlantic Alliance. “Any Russian proposal to negotiate with NATO or the United States is a guarantee that the alliance will not extend eastward.”, he said.
Ukraine calls on NATO for help, US warns Moscow
Ukraine on Wednesday called for a meeting of NATO nations in Riga, Latvia “Block package” Against Russia. “We hope that by combining our efforts and acting in a coordinated manner, we can prevent President Putin and encourage him not to choose the worst situation that a military operation can represent.”, Head of Ukrainian Diplomacy, announced his arrival at this meeting. He also spoke about possible sanctions in Kiev and strengthened military support.
“We are committed to providing political and practical support to Georgia and Ukraine.”, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reaffirmed. The previous day, Mr. Stoltenberg and the US diplomat warned Moscow “Aggression” Targeting Kiev “Severe Consequences”.
“We have made it clear to the Kremlin that we will retaliate, including a series of high-impact economic measures that we have avoided using in the past.”, Mr. of the NATO meeting on Wednesday. Blinken reaffirmed. “I do not know if President Putin decided to invade. If he decides to do so, we know that he is involved in providing ways to do it quickly., He added “Diplomacy is the only responsible way to resolve this potential crisis.”.
The U.S. diplomat will meet with a Russian envoy in Stockholm on Thursday, a U.S. official announced Wednesday. In parallel, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky addressed the Ukrainian parliament on Wednesday. “Direct Negotiations” With Russia “Stop the war” In the east of his country. “I’m not afraid of direct conversation” Russian President, he insisted.