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World rigid fronts in Ukraine conflict

03:45  17 january  2022
03:45  17 january  2022 Source:   dw.com

The risk of conflict in Ukraine is "real", warns Jens Stoltenberg

 The risk of conflict in Ukraine is NATO is concerned about the "real" risk of conflict in Ukraine with the continuation of Russian military strengthening at its borders, and must prepare for failure From diplomacy, warned Friday the Secretary General of the Jens Stoltenberg Alliance.

"disturbing": Russia and the West, according to the Kreml, continues "completely opposite" positions. The German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wants to convey.

Russische Soldaten bei einer Militärübung in der Nähe zur Grenze der Ukraine © ap / dpa / picture alliance Russian soldiers in a military exercise near to the border of Ukraine

despite the diplomatic crisis talks on Ukraine conflict recently, the Kreml sees no approach between Russia and the West. In terms of fundamental questions still "completely opposite" positions. This is "disturbing," Kreml spokesman Dmitri Peskov said in an interview with the US news channel CNN.

"That would be crazy"

on the question of a possible Russian invasion in Ukraine replied Peskov: "Nobody threatens someone with a military action. This would be crazy." If NATO does not take on the demands of the Kremlin, but Russia is "ready to take retaliatory measures".

Ukraine, a country in the middle of the duel between Russia and NATO

 Ukraine, a country in the middle of the duel between Russia and NATO ©. 196 TH Mobile Public Affairs Deta of the American and Ukrainian soldiers discuss with a Polish General during the combined Exercise Resolve XVI in Hohenfels (Germany) in December. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. George Davis / Released) Russians and members of the Atlantic Alliance will attempt to pacify their tensions on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in Brussels, but the intransigence dominates on the Ukrainian question.

The West fears in view of a massive Russian troop march on the border with Ukraine that Russia is currently preparing an invasion of the neighboring country after the annexation of Crimea 2014. This is denied by Kremlin vehemently. The government in Moscow, in turn, defends itself against the inclusion of other Eastern European countries in NATO and requires a guarantee that Ukraine will never become a member of the Western Military Alliance. An appropriate commitment does not want to give NATO and the USA.

Wirbt um Verständnis für Russlands Sorgen: Dmitri Peskow © Sefa Karacan / AA / Picture Alliance promotes understanding of Russia: Dmitri Peskow


Video: Hardened fronts at NATO-Russia Council (AFP)

to possible other negotiations Peskov, Russia wool "No process only For the sake of the process ". You do not want to discuss eternally about opinion differences, but urge the willingness to "consider our worries".

Ukraine: The cyber, the fuzzy factor omnipresent in geopolitical crises

 Ukraine: The cyber, the fuzzy factor omnipresent in geopolitical crises is Russia behind cyberattacks against Ukraine on Friday? If yes, why ? If not, who? These attacks, which raise a lot of questions about their authors and intentions, confirm in any case their major place in contemporary geopolitical crises. even before any evidence being gathered, Russia, suspected by Westerners to prepare the invasion of its neighbor , is in their viewfinder after blocking Ukrainian government websites.

The US government was prepared for all scenarios, explained the National Security Advisor of President Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan. If Russia is interested in a diplomatic solution, the United States would break this path "in equation with our allies". But Washington is also ready for a "robust answer" if the conflict should continue to escalate and Russia invaded Ukraine, emphasized Sullivan.

Baerbock visits Kiev and Moscow

in the midst of the tense situation travels Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock into Ukraine and Russia. In Kiev she wants to meet this Monday with President Wolodymyr Selenskyj and her office colleague Dmytro Kulba. For Tuesday, a meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is planned in Moscow.

Lotet Möglichkeiten zur Annäherung aus: Annalena Baerbock © Photothek / Picture Alliance Lotes opportunities for approximation: Annalena Baerbock

The chairman of the Defense Committee in the Bundestag, Marie-Agnes Strack Zimmermann (FDP), welcomed the diplomatic efforts - but at the same time warned against major concessions to Russia. "(President) Putin tested how far he can go, he introduces us and forces us that we have to move that we have to move," Strack Zimmermann said. The Kremlin boss pursue "bulk fantasies" and wool "back to the time of the Cold War". This is unacceptable.

A basically other perspective took on the right-handed AFD faction: its outer expert Petr Bystron warned Baerbock to further exacerbate the situation with "one-sided debt poses" to the address of Russia. The Foreign Minister must "use the German influence on Ukraine" to achieve improvements here, said Bystron.

WA / RB (AFP, DPA, RTR)

Ukraine. France, Germany and the United States threaten Russia of "Lourdes" consequences .
© Anatolii Stepanov / AFP A soldier of Ukrainian military forces checks his weapon while he stands in a trench on the front line With the separatists supported by Russia near the village of Zolote, in the eastern region of Lugansk, January 21, 2022. gathered during a visio-conference on Monday, the leaders of the United States, France, Great Britain , Italy and Poland promise "very heavy consequences" in Moscow in the case of "aggression" against Ukraine.

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