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World before talks about Ukraine crisis: Russia disappointed with US signals

11:15  09 january  2022
11:15  09 january  2022 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

Biden to hold weekend call with Ukraine leader after Putin talks

  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.

On Monday, the US and Russia's vice-out ministers meet to discuss Ukraine. The expectations are not great.

Ein ukrainischer Marinesoldat in der Region Donezk © Photo: DPA / AP / Andriy Dubchak A Ukrainian marine soldier in the Donetsk

region One day before the talks about an solution of Ukraine crisis , Russia has shown itself disappointed about the US signals. The United States continued to insist on unilateral concessions of Russia, the government in Moscow criticized the news agencies interfax and RIA on Sunday.

Russia does not go optimistic about the consultations, said Vice-Foreign Minister Sergei Rjabkow Interfax. He meets on Monday in Geneva with Deputy US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman. For Wednesday, a meeting of NATO-Russia-Council is also planned.

The West has a few bargaining chips to stop Russia from invading Ukraine

  The West has a few bargaining chips to stop Russia from invading Ukraine About 100,000 Russian troops have been spotted at the Ukrainian border.Although US and NATO leadership have both expressed a strong desire for a diplomatic path forward, more aggressive options to support Ukrainian sovereignty against Russian aggression, including major trade restrictions, are reportedly on the table.

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The USA and its allies are available for discussions with Russia through a limitation of military maneuvers in Eastern Europe, according to Government Circles in Washington. A reciprocal restriction of the stationing of missiles is also possible.

"Both sides should essentially require the same obligations," said a ranted employee of the US government. It is not necessary to talk about a limitation of deployment or use of US troops in NATO states in the region. Russia, on the other hand, demands security guarantees and secrudes another east extension of NATO, while Ukraine is aiming for membership in the Western Military Alliance.

NATO-Russia Council for the first time has been a good two years

 NATO-Russia Council for the first time has been a good two years Against the background of Ukraine conflict, the NATO Russia Council has come together for the first time for more than two years. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg received on Wednesday, among other things, the Russian Vice Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko in Brussels. Gruschko had spoken of a "moment of truth" in relations with NATO. © Olivier Hoslet Against the background of Ukraine conflict, the NATO Russia Council has come together for the first time for more than two years.

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The situation has been tense for weeks. Russia has pulled around 100,000 soldiers on his border with Ukraine. The government in Kiev and Western states fear that could serve the preparation of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. The government in Moscow rejects this. She has been supporting the pro-Russian separatists in the east of Ukraine for years and has annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea 2014. US Secretary of State Antony Blinking on Saturday, it is important to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Any further aggression of Russia will result in a serious reaction, he said according to his ministry. (Reuters)

Ukraine: Washington fears a Russian attack "At any time" .
The US Secretary of State must meet with his Russian counterpart on Friday, while the United States worries about the possible deployment of nuclear weapons at Belarus © AFP Russian tanks transported to Belarus on January 18, 2021 (photo provided by the Belarusian Ministry of Defense).

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