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Ukraine does not want a military offensive against the pro-Russian rebels
© AFP President Volodymyr Zelensky salutes Ukrainian troops not far from the forehead held by pro-Russian separatists in the region of Maroupol, 9 April 2021. Depending on the leader of the Ukrainian armed forces, Kiev will not lead a military operation against the eastern separatists supported by Russia. Tensions between the two countries are climbed from a notch these last days, Ukraine accusing Moscow to seek a pretext for an armed confrontation. diplomacy rather than the sound of weapons.
Ukraine-crisis: Russia strengthens its naval presence in the Black Sea
Moscow (Reuters) - two ships of Russian War passed Saturday by the Bosphorus towards the Black Sea, where 15 more modest vessels arrived, Moscow reinforcing its naval presence in the region on the background of tensions with the West and Ukraine.
These movements occur in the aftermath of the appeal by Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and Volodimir Zelenski in Russia to remove the additional troops that it has accumulated in recent weeks at its border with Ukraine and Crimea.
Ukraine asks to talk with Russia on Donbass, Moscow adds the ears
Ukraine-crisis-Russia: Ukraine asks to talk with Russia on donbass, Moscow turns a deaf ear © Reuters / Pool Ukraine asks to talk with Russia on Donbass, Moscow adds the ears by Ilya Zhegulev Kiev (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelenski has not yet been able to discuss with his counterpart Russian Vladimir Putin about the conflict in the east of Ukraine, although he expressed the wish, said Monday the president of the president.
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The French President, the German Chancellor and the Ukrainian President, who was at the Elysée, expressed a common concern about this Russian military activity, according to the Chancery in Berlin.
Relationships are also stretched between Russia and the United States, which criticizes in particular in Moscow its hostile attitude towards Ukraine.
In this context, Russia announced Friday that it would require the departure of 10 US diplomats in retaliation to the expulsion by Washington of an equivalent number of Russian diplomats.
(Andrew Osborn in Moscow and Yoruk Isik in Istanbul, French version Patrick Vignal)
Russia announces to remove his troops from the Ukraine .
the Ukrainian authorities had until then accused Russia to seek to "destroy" their country. His Western allies remain on their guards. © Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik via AFP Russian President Vladimir Putin in Kremlin on February 23, 2021. End of the military threat in Ukraine? Russia announced, Thursday, the withdrawal of his troops massaged near his neighbor and Crimea annexed before May 1st. But Washington, NATO and Ukraine remain cautious.