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World "If the consequences of" NATO warns Moscow against an attack on Ukraine

22:50  26 november  2021
22:50  26 november  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Russia has warned against violence against Ukraine. The German government in solidarity with Ukraine.

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Russian troop movements on the border with Ukraine are continuing to violent tensions. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Moscow on Friday before an attack on Ukraine. "Any use of force against Ukraine will have consequences, will lead to cost Russia" , he said in Brussels.

The NATO foreign ministers will discuss, among other things, about the situation on the border between Ukraine and Russia next week in Riga. One see there an unusual concentration of Russian military forces, said Stoltenberg. He called the use of heavy equipment, armored vehicles, tanks, drones, systems for electronic warfare and troops in combat readiness. In addition, there is an aggressive rhetoric of Russia.

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"We are obviously concerned about what we in and to Ukraine see around, "Stoltenberg said. Although there is no certainty about the intention of Moscow, but Russia had to Ukraine ever attacked. Russia continues to be occupied illegally Crimea, destabilize eastern Ukraine and am continuing cyber attacks against the country. All these are reasons to be very concerned, Stoltenberg said. You call Russia to be transparent, to de-escalate and resolve tensions.

Ukrainian Speaker Volodymyr Selenskyj complains "dangerous rhetoric" Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj complained an " very dangerous rhetoric " Russia and warned of a war. He spoke of " sign that there could be an escalation " . " Today there is a danger that there will be war tomorrow. " But Ukraine is ready to take on Russia, the " powerful " army Kiev is " well prepared ".

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Selenskyj also denounced plans for a coup, were involved in those Russian citizens. The Ukrainian authorities dispose of specialized information, he did not call for further details. The Kremlin dismissed the accusation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, however, criticized by the US-led military exercises in the Black Sea. Ukraine accused it of violating the use of drones from Turkish production against separatists in eastern Ukraine against peace accords.

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Merkel threatening consequences in the event of an attack on the Ukrainian sovereignty

In a telephone conversation with EU Council President Charles Michel expressed concern Putin on Wednesday that " provocations " Kiev might heighten tensions in eastern Ukraine. He also demanded that the Ukrainian government should its " policy of discrimination against the Russian-speaking population quit " .

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On Thursday, the executive Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) had threatened in the event of an attack on the Ukrainian sovereignty consequences. She had previously consulted with Selenskyj about the security situation in eastern Ukraine and on the border with Russia.

government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in Berlin on Friday once again that Russian aggression would not remain without consequences. " We say very clearly, any further aggression comes at a price, but we always keep the conversation offer upright " , he said. Let " enttäuschnd and very regrettable " that Russia " did not consider itself in a position " , even during Merkel's term of office, a meeting of foreign ministers in Normandy format to guide the way.

The situation in the Ukraine is starting Tuesday Thread to a two-day NATO meeting in Latvia. The foreign ministers of the alliance come together in the capital Riga, among others, with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitri Kuleba. On Sunday Stoltenberg is expected along with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Latvia and Lithuania. The Baltic states want to bring the refugee conflict with Belarus discussed.

Russia and Ukraine blame each other to aggravate the situation on the common border. The Russian foreign intelligence service SWR had also accused the US of spreading false information about Russian troop movements. (AFP, AP)

threat of invasion of Ukraine: Russia would prepare an offensive with 175,000 men .
© Valery Ax Vladimir Putin Thursday in Kremlin, during a videoconference. The Russian President would wait for Joe Biden validates the modalities of their summit, in the coming days. AFP / Sputnik / Mikhail Metzel Russia prepares an offensive against Ukraine involving up to 175,000 soldiers next year, said Friday the Washington Post , citing American information.

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