US News Lead 1-Blinken Dating Lavrov on Tensions on Ukraine
Speculations around a Russian military mobilization at the gates of Ukraine
© AP Russian paratroopers during a joint military exercise near the border with Poland and Belarus, November 12, 2021. For several weeks, Speculations swells, on a new Russian military mobilization, and on possible risks of armed offensive on Ukraine, on the growing tension fund between the Kremlin, Europeans and Americans, on the question of Belarus among others. of our correspondent to Kiev, life follows his course in Kiev.
Europe-Securite / (Lead 1, Photo, TV): Lead 1-Blinken Dating Lavrov on Ukraine
Tensions (Updated After Interview Blinken -Lavrov; TV production available)
by Humeyra Pamuk and Johan Ahlander
Stockholm, 2 December (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Russia against the serious consequences it would suffer in case of Invasion of Ukraine and exhorted Moscow to find a diplomatic solution to its crisis with Kiev.
The Head of American Diplomacy sent this warning to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during an interview - he described as "Franc" - in Stockholm, on the sidelines of the Summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Ukraine worries about "dangerous" signals from Moscow at the border
© Ukrainian Presidential Press-Service / AFP L e President Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky has worried Friday of "very dangerous" signals of the Russia , accused of deploying troops at the border, while saying "entirely prepared" to a possible military climbing with Moscow.
Sergei Lavrov reaffirmed Russia would take steps to ensure its own safety if the United States and their allies refused to discuss guarantees in this area.
"I very clearly expressed our deep concerns and determination to hold Russia responsible for its actions, including our commitment to working with our European allies to impose severe costs and consequences to Russia in the event of a new action Aggressive against Ukraine, "said Antony Blinken at a press conference at the end of his interview.
He urged Russia to redeploying its thousands of recently grouped troops on the Ukrainian border on "normal positions of peace time" and "refrain from other acts of intimidation or attempts to destabilize the Ukraine "
According to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, cited by the Russian Agency Interfax, Sergei Lavrov told his interlocutor that Moscow would react if Ukraine was driven in any "geopolitical maneuver" American.
NATO warns Russia against attack on Ukraine
Brussels. NATO is worried at the Ukrainian border in view of the persistent Russian troop march and urged the government in Moscow to deflect. © Olivier Matthys NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday evening in Brussels. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warns Russia: "Every use of violence against Ukraine will have consequences, will lead to costs for Russia," said the Norwegian in Brussels.
He also announced in Stockholm that Russia would soon have proposals for a new European security pact that would block any expansion of NATO east.
Biden and Putin should speak very soon
The Russian Foreign Ministry has hoped to hope for a summit between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin in the coming days, interfacked.
"I think it is likely that the presidents speak directly in the near future," said Antony Blinken.
The Kremlin has been talking about the possibility of a second summit between the two presidents, after the "pragmatic" organized in Geneva in June in which Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin had made thin progress and endorsed their differences on a range of topics. .
Moscow is ready for dialogue with Kiev, assured Sergey Lavrov. "As President Putin said, we do not want any conflict," he said.
Ukraine accuses Russia for massaging some 90,000 soldiers near their common border. Moscow reproaches back to Kiev to accumulate troops in the border area.
Foreign Ministers of the United States and Russia speak Thursday about Ukraine
Against the background of the military tensions at the Ukrainian-Russian border, US Secretary of Foreign Minister Antony will blink and meet his Russian colleague Sergei Lavrov on Thursday in Stockholm. A US representative said on Wednesday in Riga, Blinking and Lavrov would give calls on the sidelines of the organization for safety and cooperation (OSCE). Blinking will first meet the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitri Kulba.
Antony Blinken also met with the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Dmyro Kouleba, reminding him of "the unshakable commitment of the United States in favor of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, his sovereignty, his independence" .
The US Secretary reiterated Washington's concerns regarding the strengthening of Russian troops at the Ukrainian border, which led the Westerners to reflect on new sanctions against Moscow.
Dmyro Kouleb declared via Twitter that Ukraine, who is not a member of NATO but seeks to tighten his links with the Atlantic Alliance, worked with Western countries on a "complete set of deterrence measures including severe economic sanctions ".
The United States is ready to answer with "a range of high economic impact measures that we have refused to take in the past," warned Antony Blinken on Wednesday after a meeting in the Latvian capital Riga with Its counterparts from NATO countries, without giving more details. (With the contribution of Sabine Siebold to Riga, Daphne Psaledakis and Simon Lewis in Washington, written by Niklas Pollard, French version Elena Vardon, edited by Sophie Louet, Jean-Stéphane Brush and Jean Terzian)
Conflict in Ukraine: Paris and Berlin want a "as soon as possible" meeting with Moscow .
The conflict between the Russian separatists and the Ukrainian army has been invented in recent weeks on the border between Russia and Ukraine © Sergey Volskiy / AFP A Ukrainian soldier at the border between Ukraine and Russia, Talakivka, November 24, 2021.