World Ukraine: the country will not give up its project to join NATO, despite the pressures of Russia
The US's refusal to accept reality in Ukraine could get a lot of people killed
Biden must honestly assess if it is worth starting World War III over a territory with little significance to overall US security. © Sergei Malgavko\TASS via Getty Images Russian landing ships and military vehicles during an exercise at the Opuk training ground in Crimea, April 22, 2021. Sergei Malgavko\TASS via Getty Images Russia has proven that it is willing to bear significant monetary and human costs to prevent a western-aligned Ukraine. Years of tough economic sanctions and the estimated loss of several hundred Russian soldiers has done little to change Russia's objectives in Ukraine.
the tensions have been strengthened for a few weeks at the border between Ukraine and Russia, seven years after the Annexation of CrimeaDiplomacy - Tensions have been strengthened for a few weeks at the border between Ukraine and Russia, seven years after the annexation of Crimea
thecategorically refuses to promise to give up its accession project to The and any other "guarantee" claimed by the , declared its leader of diplomacy this Friday, asking his allies to do the same. Kiev, for whom such a promise is "not an option", calls on the United States and its allies to reject the requirements made by Moscow to soothe tensions at the Russian-Ukrainian borders, by the voice of Dmyro Kouleba on the margin of An OSCE meeting in Stockholm.
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"I reject this idea that we should guarantee anything in Russia. I insist: It is Russia that must guarantee that it will not continue its aggression against any country, "he said. A commitment from Ukraine to abandon his NATO membership project, offered in 2008 by the Western Alliance but remained in limbo since, "is not an option," he concludes, pointing out that the MembershipMoscow does not want an extension of NATO to east is included in the Ukrainian Constitution.
"It is absolutely inappropriate from Russia to have any influence on the decisions taken by another sovereign country, Ukraine, and By an international organization, NATO, "said the minister. At a meeting in Stockholm, the head of the Russian Diplomacy Sergei Lavrov had called for Thursday to his American counterpart"Safe Guarantees" at Russian borders. Moscow claims a gel of NATO's progress towards the East, after the rocking of a good part of Eastern Europe in the Alliance following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
NATO chief warns Russia of 'costs' if it moves on Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Russia Friday that any attempt to invade Ukraine would have costs, as concern mounts about a Russian military buildup near its former Soviet neighbor’s borders. Ukraine says Moscow kept about 90,000 troops near their common border following massive war games in western Russia earlier this year. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said units of the Russian 41st army remain near Yelnya, about 260 kilometers (160 miles) north of the border.Moscow denies that it’s planning any invasion and refuses to provide details about troop movements on its own territory.
Dmyro Kouleba called his Western allies to make no agreement in this direction with Moscow, warning that Kiev would never recognize them. "We have a golden rule in the Ukrainian foreign policy: no decision on Ukraine without Ukraine. If anyone, even our nearest allies, made a decision related to Ukraine in our back, we would not recognize this decision, "said Ukrainian Foreign Minister.
The American Presidentand his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin should soon exchange directly on the tensions around Ukraine, seven years after the Russian annexation of the and the taking of control of a part of the East of the former Soviet Republic by pro-Russian separatist forces.
Talks on Ukraine would pose challenge of their own for Biden .
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said this week the U.S. would take a more direct role in diplomacy to address Vladimir Putin's concerns over Ukraine and Europe at large, part of a broader effort to dissuade the Russian leader from ordering a destabilizing new invasion of Ukraine. But any negotiations to peacefully resolve Europe’s tangled East-West rivalries will present minefields all their own for the U.S. president. AdministrationBut any negotiations to peacefully resolve Europe’s tangled East-West rivalries will present minefields all their own for the U.S. president.