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World Ukraine. The Head of American Diplomacy calls Russia to cease his "aggressive" action

16:35  06 may  2021
16:35  06 may  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Russia must "cease its hazardous and aggressive actions" towards Ukraine, exhorted Antony Blinken, head of American diplomacy, Thursday, May 6th.

The Head of American Diplomacy urged Thursday, May 6, the Russia to cease his aggressive behavior with respect to the Ukraine , the Russian armed forces in the remaining significant number deployed at the frontier despite the border despite recent withdrawal.

"We look to Russia to stop his dangerous and aggressive actions" , "said Antony Blinken, when meeting Kiev with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.

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"There are still significant forces"

"We are aware that Russia has withdrawn some forces from its border with Ukraine, but we see that there remains significant forces and a significant amount of equipment there" , He emphasized, promising to work with Ukraine so that it " can defend itself against aggression" .

For its part the Ukrainian president denounced the withdrawal of the Russian forces, announced by Moscow on April 23rd after weeks of tensions following the deployment of tens of thousands of men at their common border and in Crimee annexed .

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"We consider that the reduction (of the number of Russian troops) is too slow, that's why the threat can always exist" , "said Zelensky.

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For weeks, Moscow had expanded tens of thousands of soldiers at the borders of Ukraine, officially for "military exercises" who have feared to the country and Westerners a possible offensive or an invasion.

of the "aggressive" operations of NATO

Especially since this mass military deployment had been accompanied by a renewed violence in the conflict with the protracted separatists of the east of Ukraine and major maritime maneuvers in Black Sea as in Crimea Peninsula.

Did Russia ensure that these troop movements "did not threaten anyone" , and that it was a response to NATO's "aggressive" operations in Eastern Europe.

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VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY thanked its US guest for US support against Russia that "a lot had been done to stop climbing" .

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