US News Ukraine: bid ensures that the United States "will respond energetically" to a Russian invasion

08:35  03 january  2022
08:35  03 january  2022 Source:   leparisien.fr

The Mali denies the presence of Russian mercenaries of Wagner on his territory

 The Mali denies the presence of Russian mercenaries of Wagner on his territory Mali-Security-Wagner: Mali denies the presence of Russian mercenaries of Wagner on his territory © Reuters / Paul Lorgerie The Mali denies the presence of Russian mercenaries From Wagner on his territory Bamako (Reuters) - The Malian Government denied the presence of Russian mercenaries on its territory, thus reacting to accusations of 15 Western powers for whom Russia provides material support to private security companies.

Joe Biden a assuré du soutien des Etats-Unis à son homologue ukrainien Volodymyr Zelensky. Reuters/Evelyn Hockstein © Evelyn Hockstein Joe Biden assured US support to its Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. Reuters / Evelyn Hockstein Faced with a Russian invasion of Ukraine, the United States "will respond energetically". This is the message issued by American President Joe Biden to his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the words reported on Sunday by the spokesman for the American Presidency Jen Psaki. A few days ago, Joe Biden traded about fifty minutes with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the same subject, without moving from one iota the positions of the two camps. Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday eager to discuss with Joe Biden "ways to coordinate (their) actions in the interest of peace in Ukraine and security in Europe". After their appeal on Sunday, he welcomed the "unwavering support" of the United States towards Ukraine. "We mentioned the joint actions of Ukraine, the US and its partner to maintain peace in Europe and avoid aggravation of the situation," he added on Twitter. Kiev and its Western allies accuse Moscow to have massed tens of thousands of soldiers at the country's borders in anticipation of a possible attack. For its part, Russia claims that its safety goes through the prohibition of any expansion of NATO , perceived as an existential threat, and the end of Western military activities that it says to observe near the Russian borders. Talks on the 9th and 10th of January Joe Biden, which multiplies warnings to Vladimir Putin and pleading for a "de-escalation" , assured to have warned again the Russian President against an attempted invasion of Ukraine during A telephone interview Thursday. "I made it clear to President Putin that we would adopt severe sanctions and we would increase our presence in Europe, among our NATO allies," said Joe Biden Friday. "We were clear: he can not, I repeat, he can not invade Ukraine," he said to journalists in his Wilmington fief, in the Delaware, where he passes the end holidays of the year. At the end of the call - the second between the two leaders in less than one month - Moscow had argued that Joe Biden had committed not to deploy "offensive weapons" in Ukraine. Affirmation immediately minimized by the White House, which had ensured that it was only a confirmation of the current policy and not "a new commitment". On January 9th and 10th, Russia and United States will conduct talks on Ukraine in Geneva. Leaded by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and his Russian counterpart Sergei Riabkov, they will be followed on January 12 from a Russia-NATO meeting, and January 13 of a meeting under the OSCE.

Lead 1-Russia excludes any concession under the pressure of the United States .
Russia-USA / Security (Lead 1): Lead 1-Russia excludes any concession under the pressure of the United States (updated with Antony Blinken and Background) Moscow, January 9 (Reuters) - Russia said Sunday that it would not do any concession under the US pressure in the future discussions on the Ukrainian crisis and the requests of Moscow on safe guarantees , reported the RIA news agency. According to the RIA Agency, Russia believes that there is a risk that discussions can stop quickly.

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