Not only has Russia not withdrawn its troops, it has added at least 7,000 more troops to the border with Ukraine, according to White House sources. Some of the new troops arrived Wednesday, and official US sources added that Moscow’s withdrawal announcement was “false.” The evidence concluded that Russia could launch an operation “at any time” as a false pretext for occupying Ukraine. US Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.
US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholes have called on Moscow to take decisive action to defuse tensions, warning that Russian troops have not been significantly withdrawn from the Ukrainian border. Following a phone call between the two allies, the German Chancellor issued a statement saying that “Russia must take decisive action to reduce aggression.” In their phone call, Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholes “discussed their respective conversations with Russian President Putin and Ukrainian Zhelensky about continuing to build Russian troops on Ukraine’s borders.” This was announced by the White House. The two leaders “reaffirmed their commitment to Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity and underscored the importance of the ongoing Atlantic Ocean in diplomacy and preventive measures and the strengthening of NATO’s eastern territory if Russia invades Ukraine.”
For now, it is only a nerve war between the West and Vladimir Putin on the border with Ukraine. Following the Kremlin’s announcement of a partial end to the Kremlin’s exercises and the return of troops to their bases, NATO accused Russian troops of not withdrawing from Ukraine’s borders. In short, Western nations, possessed by satellite images, fear Jars troops, and today Europe, the United States and NATO are united as never before in rejecting a Russian hybrid attack to force them to take on a new defense structure. Minister Lorenzo Curini, representing the East and the alliance considering Italy’s “long-term” strengthening, said he was “ready to do his part” in sending troops to the blockade. Of course, there are signs of diplomatic transparency from Moscow, which all leaders recognize. “After words, now we need facts,” said Ursula van der Leyen, head of the EU Commission. If relaxed it will be in slow motion. As the words of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky confirm: “Russian troops are not really leaving, they are changing,” he warned, adding that his country was “almost fearless, not afraid of anyone” and ready to defend itself. Welcoming the defense ministers of the 30 allies to the headquarters, Stoltenberg was not surprising in defining Russia’s “military threats” as an attempt to impose a “new nature” on the East. And offers are available. But he said he was “cautiously optimistic” of Putin’s desire to pursue a diplomatic path. In Crimea, on the other hand, images relaunched by the media show Russian vehicles leaving the peninsula – annexed in 2014 – across the (more expensive) bridge built by the Rottenberg brothers, the newly built oligarchs and Vladimir Putin’s magic scenes. Hopefully. The Ministry of Defense has announced that the troops will return home after the end of joint exercises with Belarus (February 20). “I would like to hear the US and British misinformation about the release of our plan for the coming invasions for the year: I would like to plan my holidays,” said Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. The most dreadful invasion foretold by Washington and London did not actually take place until almost the right time. But for the column of tanks returning to the hangars, another exercise begins, this time in the Mediterranean. With long-range nuclear-capable bombers and fighter jets with hypersonic missiles located at the Khmeimim Air Force Base in Syria. Moscow, for its part, is now playing the card of counter-accusations. It is the West that is arming Ukraine as “push to war” or “a provocation” in Donbass, while at the same time considering the possibility of continuing Joe Biden’s conversation “positively”. Putin later rejected the Duma’s request to recognize the pro-Russian separatist republics of Donetsk and Lukansk as “unconnected” to the Minsk agreement. As the saying goes: we value contracts. Words of Peace, so to speak, Joseph Borel (certainly not Russoble), the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, called on us to consider Russia’s “legitimate concerns” on security grounds. Anyway, the understanding ends here. Borel spoke clearly about the “value conflict” between the “democratic” West and “dictatorial Russia”, which fears the victory of Ukraine because it would be a failure of its model. Coordination continues: The informal EU Council on the Ukrainian Crisis will meet tomorrow, a meeting with NATO colleagues in Ukraine and Georgia, and a meeting of G7 foreign ministers on Saturday. In the evening came another phone call between Biden and Olaf Scholz, while Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to meet with Serghei Lavrov after being stopped in Kiev. The European Union has promised the Ukrainian people “never to give up,” but Berlin has made no secret of its readiness to meet with the Kremlin in some respects. Kiev has been waiting a long time to enter NATO, however, and reiterates that Russia cannot accept it now or forever.
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