World Tensions at the Russo-Ukrainian border: Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin

14:20  04 december  2021
14:20  04 december  2021 Source:   fr.euronews.com

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

 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Russia has warned against violence against Ukraine. The German government in solidarity with Ukraine. © Photo: Olivier Matthys / AP / dpa Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, speaking in Brussels at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers. 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.

before a meeting planned between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, the US President reaffirmed his support for Ukraine. From are side, Moscow wants "guarantees" that NATO does not try to expand east with the addition of Ukraine within its alliance. View on euronews

Le président américain Joe Bien, a dit être en © Susan Walsh / Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The American President Joe well, said to be in "constant contact" with his Ukrainian ally.

The US President states preparing "initiatives" to protect Ukraine with a possible Russian invasion. For several weeks, the situation has been very tense at the Russian-Ukrainian border. Kiev and his Western allies accuse Russia to massage tens of thousands of soldiers for the purpose of invading Ukraine.

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"The probability of a large-scale climbing from Russia exists. The most likely moment is the end of January." Affirmed the Ukrainian Minister of Defense during a speech Friday, December 3rd. He adds that "the solution" is to make an attack "unacceptable" for the aggressor, calling on his allies to put pressure in Moscow.

Stormy exchanges between Moscow and Washington

If the US Secretary of State and the Russian Foreign Minister have both claimed to want a diplomatic solution to the border crisis, the exchanges at their meeting in Sweden were heated. Moscow accuses NATO to wanted to extend to the east by adhering Ukraine. For its part, Washington indicates to be in possession of "evidence" of future Russian aggression towards Ukraine. According to a US official interviewed by the Washington Post, the Kremlin plans to launch "100 battalions composed of tactical groups with an estimated number of 175,000 men, as well as tanks, artillery and other equipment".

An exchange between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden is expected in the coming days without a specific date. This new climbing takes place seven years after the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the beginning of the conflict between government forces and pro-russian separatists. Since 2014, more than 14,000 people have been dead because of the conflict.

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US president also briefed NATO allies on talks with Vladimir Putin as efforts to ease tensions with Ukraine continue.Biden and Zelenskyy’s call on Thursday comes just days after the US president held a two-hour discussion with Vladimir Putin, urging the Russian leader to take the path of diplomacy to de-escalate the situation or face harsh economic sanctions.

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