US News Tensions Russia - Westerners: strong diplomatic activity (and military)

03:11  19 january  2022
03:11  19 january  2022 Source:   fr.euronews.com

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allegations according to Kremlin "Sundlist": USA Throw Russia Preparations for Sabotage Acts in Ostukraine

 allegations according to Kremlin Russia wants to attack our own allies in Ukraine under "Wrong Flag", so US government officials. The aim is to justify an invasion. © Photo: DPA / AP / Andriy Andriyenko Ukrainian soldiers relate to the front line in the Donetsk region (archive image). Russia works according to the US government to create an excuse for an invasion of Ukraine.

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Deploying Russian soldiers in Belarus, sending British weapons in Ukraine ... In the face of the risk of armed conflict, diplomats are busy trying to renew a dialogue between Russians and Western.

Sweden deploys troops on Gotland Island, a consequence of the tensions between Moscow and NATO

 Sweden deploys troops on Gotland Island, a consequence of the tensions between Moscow and NATO Sweden deploys military and armored on the Gotland Island in response to the aggravation of tensions between Russia and NATO member countries. © Frame Swedish soldiers and armored vehicles landing on Gotland Island, the largest in the country . Stockholm deploys strengths, an unusual initiative in response to a rise in Russian activity in the region. Three ships circulated this week in the Baltic Sea crossing the Strait of the Grand Belt in Denmark.

Russia started deploying soldiers to Belarus. These are officially preparations for exercises in February, training exercises, in the event of combat at the borders of the European Union and Ukraine.

For its part, Great Britain has indicated this Monday started providing weapons to Ukraine. Objective: To help Kiev defend themselves in case of eventual invasion.

In any case, it adds a little more the climate already very tense between Russians and Westerners .

Chancelleries activate to attempt to lower pressure.

Visit of the German diplomacy at Moscow

Annalyna Baerbock, German Foreign Minister, spoke with his Russian counterpart in Moscow.

In recent weeks, more than 100,000 Russian soldiers, equipment and tanks have been deployed near Ukraine, without valid reason. It's hard to not see this as a threat. Annalya Baerbock German Foreign Minister

For its part, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs rejected Western Demand to withdraw tens of thousands of Russian soldiers deployed at the Ukrainian border, ensuring that these troops did not threaten anyone.

Ukraine: the leader of American diplomacy in Europe to avoid climbing

 Ukraine: the leader of American diplomacy in Europe to avoid climbing © AP - Alex Brandon The US Secretary of State for his departure for Ukraine, January 18, 2022. The Head of American Diplomacy Antony Blinken goes on Wednesday in Kiev, before Berlin then Geneva Friday, where he will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. "We are at a stage where Russia can launch an attack in Ukraine at any time," said Tuesday the spokesman for the White House Jen Psaki, speaking of an "extremely dangerous situation".

Video: Ukraine: NATO fears a military conflict with Russia (Dailymotion)

"We have never had any reason to want to create a situation of conflict.

We only have one requirement: that the agreements are respected to the letter. This applies to the Minsk agreements, which - I repeat - are currently bordered by the Ukrainian authorities, and it also applies to the general security architecture in Europe.

Sergei Lavrov Russian Minister Foreign Affairs Visit of NATO Chief in Berlin

To avoid triggering a conflict, Westerners strive to bring Russia back to the negotiating table.

The discussions last week in Geneva N ' have allowed no progress.

Tuesday, visiting Germany, NATO Secretary-General said I invited Russia to new discussions.

Today, I invited Russia and all the Allies of the NATO to attend a series of meetings NATO-RUSSIA Council, in order to respond to our concerns but also to listen to Russia's concerns and trying to find a way forward to prevent any military attack against Ukraine. Jens Stoltenberg NATO Secretary of NATO Visit of US Secretary of State to Kiev

US side, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected on Wednesday in Kiev in Ukraine.

During a telephone interview with Mr. Lavrov, Mr. Blinken also argued for the "diplomatic channel" to defuse the crisis, according to Washington.

But Mr. Lavrov reaffirmed that Russia was expecting "concrete" answers and "as soon as possible" to his requests, according to Moscow.

Russian-American meeting in Geneva?

In addition, a Russian newspaper affirmed this Tuesday that a meeting would take place this Friday in Geneva between the American and Russian ministers of foreign affairs.

But neither Washington nor Moscow confirmed for the moment.

Tensions between Russia and Westerners: the German position .
while other countries deliver weapons to Ukraine and deploy troops in Eastern Europe, Germany tries to play both the role of allied. NATO and bridge with Moscow. View on Euronews © Photo: Hannibal Hanschke (Copyright 2022 2022 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) The German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at a press conference in Berlin on Monday, January 24th 2022.

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