World Ukraine: Moscow oute and threatens Western Allies
Russia is risking all-out war to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO
Russia's dealings — or, more accurately, its clashes — with the West have focused on one country in recent years: Ukraine.It's back in focus this week with a series of high-stakes meetings taking place between Russian and western officials which are centered on trying to diffuse heightened tensions between Russia and its neighbor.
Russia promises "The most serious consequences" if NATO allies continue to ignore its "legitimate concerns". The issue of US military strengthening in Ukraine and Russian borders is at the heart of the debates.
Russian-American relations are found "in unsatisfactory state". Russia promised, Friday, January 21, to Westerners "the most serious consequences" if they continue to ignore its "legitimate concerns". "This can be avoided if Washington responds positively to our security guarantees agreements, which we hope to receive a written response from the United States Article by article next week," said the Russian Ministry of Business foreign in a statement.
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According to the ministry, this position was served on the leader of American diplomacy Antony Blinken, who met Friday in Geneva, his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. "Antony Blinken has been clearly informed that again the legitimate concerns of Russia mainly related to the current United States military exploitation and their NATO allies of the Ukraine territory, in the context of A large-scale deployment of strengths and means of the alliance near our borders, will have the most serious consequences, "Moscow said.The war, started in 2014, did more than 13,000 dead
video: Ukraine greets the "efforts" of Moscow and Westerners to defuse the crisis (Le Figaro)
Russia A Also insisted, during this meeting, on "the establishment of a direct dialogue" between Kiev and the Prerussian separatists of Eastern Ukraine, where a war started in 2014 has made more than 13,000 dead.
US, allies pledge unity on Russia; to do what isn't as clear
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has rallied European allies to pledge as one that they will take tough measures against Russia if it rolls troops into Ukraine. But when it comes to what exactly the United States and Europe are willing to do, the allies don't look as ringingly united. Militarily, for example, the United States, Turkey and Britain have stood out for supplying or agreeing to supply anti-tank missiles, armed drones, naval warships and other weapons, along with money to help Ukraine build its defenses.
According to Moscow, Antony Blinken and Sergei Lavrov foundand agreed to continue to "standardize the functioning" of their respective diplomatic missions, hampered by series of crossed expulsions and visas problems.
"Russia is favorable to the resumption of a diplomatic presence in its own right on a reciprocal basis," added the department, While demanding "the rapid restitution of Russian diplomatic goods confiscated by the US authorities".
If war is coming, the West must decide how far it will go to defend Ukraine against Russia .
Analysts are questioning whether the West can actually deter Russia, and just how far Western allies are willing to defend the country. © Provided by CNBC Ukrainian soldiers are seen along the frontline near the town of Zolote-4, Ukraine on January 19, 2022. Fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine are growing, as the military buildup at the border shows no sign of dissipating and crisis talks remain at an impasse. As the U.S. and U.K.