World Russia: Putin's warning to the US
Putin told Macron that he wants to limit the expansion of NATO
Ukraine-crisis-Putin-Macron: Putin told Macron that he wants to limit the expansion of NATO © Reuters / Pool New Putin told Macron that he wants to limit the expansion of NATO Moscow (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke of the situation in Ukraine with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and told him that He wanted to discuss without delay with Western countries to prevent NATO from expanding further towards the Russian border, announces Tuesday the Kremlin.
According to Russian President, the West is responsible for any tension. He threatens "hard military-technical" answers, there should be no talks on written security guarantees.Putin's warning to the US
The Russian President Vladimir Putin has made the US with fierce allegations responsible for the current tensions in Europe. "It's your fault," said the Kremlin Chef on Tuesday at a meeting with representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense. Russia is today "in a situation, decide something". What exactly Putin said he did not say. However, he clearly warned: it will understand "that Russia will respond hard to unfriendly steps with reasonable military-technical measures if the western colleagues continue their extremely aggressive line. We have full right to do so". He assured at the same time that he wanted "no military conflict or bloodshed". With its sharp statements,
Tiergarten Murder: Moscow shows German diplomats from
The Foreign Ministry reacts as expected that Berlin has explained to undesirable persons after the guilt, two members of the Russian Embassy. © Alexander Shcherbak via www.imago-images.de/imago images / Itar-TASS Russia's President Putin leaves two German diplomats - at the dialogue with Chancellor Olaf Scholz, he wants to keep his speaker absolutely.
Putin puts the US leadership under pressure to negotiate with Russia via a new security architecture in Europe. The Russian President explicitly spoke of a "long-term obligatory document", which he is aiming for with his US colleague Joe Biden instead of "oral statements". Russia wants, among other things, a guarantee of the West that Ukraine, who has become independent with the disintegration of the Soviet Union 30 years ago, will not join NATO.
Putin a scenario, which would shorten the over-flight time for missiles from the NATO stock to Moscow to seven to ten minutes, should the infrastructure advance direction Russian border, in the case of hyphalshal weapons, this flight time would decrease for five minutes . This would be a "serious challenge for the safety of Russia," Putin said. The Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Schoigu also said on Tuesday at the meeting with Putin, that the US had about 8000 soldiers near the Russian border and kept working together with NATO allied military exercises. Putin claimed that some of them were unplanned.
Ukraine: Molotov cocktail attack against a Russian consulate, no wounded
Moscow denounced a "terrorist act" while Kiev ensures that Putin wants to "destroy Ukraine" © AFP the Secretary of the National Security Council Ukrainian Oleksiy Danilov On December 24, 2021. Tensions - Moscow denounced a "terrorist act" while Kiev ensures that Putin wants to "destroy Ukraine" no Christmas truce.
Stoltenberg: Troop march continues
However, the cause and effect of dangers in Russia and in the West are interpreted completely different. The US, NATO, European Union and the new federal government strongly warned Moscow to attack Ukraine, whose boundaries Russia has associated with western intelligence services between 75,000 and 100,000 soldiers. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday, the march continues unabated. Russia annexed the peninsula Crimean in 2014 and also supports the separatists in Eastern Ukrainian Donbass. Stoltenberg said he wool held a meeting of NATO Russia Council at the beginning of next year. Whether Moscow would be ready, however, is unclear.
The US Lace Diplomatin Karen Donfried responsible for Europe turned against the "increasingly aggressive rhetoric" Putin's and that of Russia "false narrative, that Ukraine wants to provoke a conflict with Russia". It reaffirmed that US President Biden consider a diplomatic solution as a sole way, mainly by negotiating Normandy format, in which Germany and France convey between Russia and Ukraine. The goal must be the complete implementation of the Minsk deal. There could be bilateral talks in January, but not across the heads of the Europeans. Also, central pillars of European security would not be touched, including the right of all countries to freely choose their covenants.
The Ukrainian leadership under President Wolodimir Selensky is aimed at membership in NATO as well as the Caucasus state of Georgia. Most recently, a majority of the Ukrainian population had also spoken out, albeit no overwhelming majority. In fact, such memberships in 2008 are continued in 2008, even for Georgia, which has long been involved in Iraq for a long time as a NATO partner.
Biden to hold weekend call with Ukraine leader after Putin talks .
President Joe Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky will speak by phone on Sunday, both sides confirmed, after the US leader again warned that Russia's Vladimir Putin would face a tough response to any invasion of the eastern European country. Using some of his most direct language yet, Biden said Friday, "I'm not going to negotiate here in public, but we made it clear he cannot -- I’ll emphasize, cannot -- invade Ukraine." HeUsing some of his most direct language yet, Biden said Friday, "I'm not going to negotiate here in public, but we made it clear he cannot -- I’ll emphasize, cannot -- invade Ukraine.