World NATO-Russia Council for the first time has been a good two years
Ukraine Conflict In Focus: Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock travels to Washington
Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock travels this Wednesday against the background of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine to Washington. At their first visit as Minister in the US, Baerbock will meet with their US counterpart Antony, among other things, Antony blinking, announced a spokesman for the Foreign Office on Monday in Berlin. © dpa Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.
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.
for the USA took part in the meeting Vice-Foreign Minister Wendy Sherman. She had informed the other alliance partners in front of the Council on their talks with Russia in Geneva at the beginning of the week. A European NATO diplomat said the news agency AFP: "There is no reason to optimism, but the Russians are seriously involved in the diplomatic processes."
before talks about Ukraine crisis: Russia disappointed with US signals
On Monday, the US and Russia's vice-out ministers meet to discuss Ukraine. The expectations are not great. © 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.
The talks between the US and Russia over the Ukraine conflict had come to an end without recognizable approach. According to the new US ambassador at NATO, Julianne Smith, the United States secured the interlocutors from Moscow to wane no offensive weapons in Ukraine.
Russia demands from the US and NATO in the conflict comprehensive security guarantees. The Kremlin thus wants to prevent the construction of US armed innovations in states of the former Soviet sphere of influence as well as an eastward enlargement of the military alliance around Ukraine and Georgia. NATO poses a withdrawal of the Russian troops on the border with Ukraine.
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The NATO Russia Council had been launched in 2002 as a regular call platform. After the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia 2014, NATO expanded practical cooperation with Moscow. The NATO Russia Council felt the last time in 2019.
in the Eastern Ukraine has been fighting for the Crimean-Annexion Prorussian militias and the Ukrainian army. According to Ukraine, one of their soldiers was killed on Tuesday at fighting with the rebels. The attackers thus shielded the positions of the Ukrainian army with machine guns and small arms. The government troops would have returned the fire. In total, more than 13,000 people have already been killed in the fighting.
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Last-ditch US-Russia talks amid Ukraine tensions .
The top US and Russian diplomats will meet in Geneva later as fears of an invasion grow.On Thursday Mr Blinken warned Moscow of grave consequences if any of its forces crossed the border.