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Weekend Reads Ukraine-USAmbassador US in Russia Transmitted the Washington Responses to Moscow

20:45  26 january  2022
20:45  26 january  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

Ukrainian crisis: Moscow wants Western responses, Blinken expected at Kiev

 Ukrainian crisis: Moscow wants Western responses, Blinken expected at Kiev © Ministry of Defense Republic of Belarus / AFP M Oscou claimed Western responses to its demands before new talks on the Ukrainian crisis, on the day before A visit to the Head of American Diplomacy in Ukraine , in the fear of a Russian invasion. The Russia has deployed tens of thousands of troops on the Ukrainian borders, and says a de-escalation goes through guarantees for its security, especially the commitment to never expand NATO.

Ukraine-crisis / USA-Russia: Ukraine-Umbassador US in Russia transmitted the answers of Washington to Moscow

Moscow, January 26 (Reuters ) - The US Ambassador in Russia, John Sullivan, wedard the Russian Foreign Ministry Wednesday to give Washington's written responses to the Moscow security requests, reports the Kommersant newspaper, without indicating from sources.

No comment was obtained immediately from the US Embassy in Russia.

The United States and Russia participated in several bilateral meetings to try to appease the tensions about Ukraine, while the deployment by Moscow tens of thousands of soldiers on the Ukrainian border makes a fear of the Westerners an offensive .

Trudeau promises to support Ukraine as Canadian warship departs for Black Sea

  Trudeau promises to support Ukraine as Canadian warship departs for Black Sea HALIFAX — A Canadian warship departed for Europe and the Black Sea near Russia on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted to fears of a Russian invasion in Ukraine. Trudeau went on to accuse Russia of trying to start a fight with Ukraine and promised Canada’s support to the Ukrainian people, who are on edge as 100,000 Russian troops sit on their country’s eastern border. Yet the prime minister stopped short when asked for details, including whether the government will extend a 200-soldier Canadian training mission in Ukraine whose mandate is set to expire at the end of March.

Russia, which denies any bellicose intention towards its neighbor, calls for the West safe guarantees, including that that NATO will not expand to the East to include Ukraine and that it withdraws its offensive weapons systems in the region.

Moscow asked Washington to provide in writing responses to his requests, following a meeting last Friday in Geneva between the heads of the Russian and American diplomacy, who did not make it possible to move towards an exit of crisis.

The US President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he did not exclude to directly punish his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in case of invasion of Ukraine, while the French President Emmanuel Macron said he would ask Friday at A telephone interview of "clarifications" in Vladimir Putin.

A meeting is held this Wednesday in Paris in "Normandy format" between political advisers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France. (Reporting Anton Kolodyazhny and Tom Balmforth; French version Jean Terzian)

crisis around Ukraine: The turnaround of Alexander Lukashenko .
Belarus has long supported Ukraine, but now it is firmly allied with Russia. This increases the worries in Kiev and Washington. © Shamil Zhumatov / AFP Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko at a joint press conference in the Kremlin in the fall 2021. The turnaround of Alexander Lukashenko The warnings to the east are hardly countable, but this time Washington did not mean Moscow this time . It's Minsk.

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