Russia is retaliating for US and NATO mobilization in Crimea, while Washington is clarifying what sanctions will be imposed if it dares to cross Ukraine’s borders, bringing a severe blow to Moscow’s economy: including Vladimir Putin’s personal threats. In the evening of Joe Biden, the tension is increasingly worrying. In short, the tug-of-war between the two major powers with Europe continues amid the attempt by Germany and especially France to carve out an independent role. Despite the promises of a “total consensus” of the Western Front, the US President said through video conference with key European allies – including Mario Draghi – after the summit that the difference of interests and the resulting approach was increasingly clear. After all, the United States seems to understand European fears for Russian gas supplies, which depend on 40% of their needs. That is why they are looking at different parts of the world, from North Africa to the Middle East, Asia to the United States, and are developing emergency plans with allies to offset a possible reduction in Moscow’s exports. Washington is in contact with major buyers and suppliers of liquefied natural gas (LNG): aims to protect small quantities from multiple sources of survival in winter and spring, initially using stocks in emergencies. However, different approaches to the crisis between the two sides of the Atlantic have come to the fore in recent days. Berlin, which initially had strong economic ties with Moscow, refused to send arms to Ukraine. The EU has decided not to follow the US example in withdrawing non-essential staff from embassies in Kiev. Finally, the proposal of French President Emmanuel Macron to open a private diplomatic channel with Putin, he will speak on the phone on Friday. The goal is to reduce the intensity, which includes a “great resemblance” between France and Germany, emphasizing Elise’s tenant from Berlin, where he met with President Olaf Scholes. Of course, both Macron and Scholes warn Russia again that if it crosses Ukraine’s borders it will have to pay a very high price in terms of sanctions, which, according to the Financial Times, is increasing the “merger” between. Washington and Brussels. But the outstretched hand to Moscow signifies a clear departure from Biden’s words, which continue to speak of a credible and immediate threat of a Russian attack: “it could happen anytime, at any time, but once again we can not do it.” Jen Zaki said again. Prior to Putin’s personal threats, the United States had unofficially circulated a blueprint for what constitutes punitive measures from the export embargo on technology, excluding the use of US and NATO troops in Ukrainian territory. Artificial intelligence, advanced computers, defense and aerospace sectors. In addition, Russian banks are barred from making transactions in dollars. For his part, the commission’s spokesman promised “strong solidarity” with the Western camp, saying the EU was ready to follow the US and impose “massive economic costs” on Moscow if it actually attacked Ukraine. Russia retaliates by mobilizing its troops for maneuvers on the Ukrainian border and reminds Washington of its response to its demands for security in Europe in terms of reducing the presence of NATO forces in Eastern Europe and promising that Kiev will never enter. Be a part of it. The “written proposal” for the Kremlin will come from NATO over the weekend, Coalition Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told CNN. “We are ready to sit at the table and listen to Russia’s concerns, but – Stoltenberg warned – we are not ready to compromise on our policies.” However, Putin and his diplomats did not show patience and seemed to be waiting until the small cracks in the wall on the west side became real cracks. In this sense the symptoms do not subside. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has openly criticized Germany, accusing it of thinking only of its “economic interests”. Croatia, a member of the Atlantic Treaty Organization since 2009, has stated that it does not “want to do anything to increase NATO’s military presence in Eastern Europe,” as President Joran Milanovic has stated. Ukraine is also sending some conflicting signals, perhaps warning of growing tensions. According to Defense Minister Alexei Resnikov, the threat of a Russian invasion “does not exist” at this time, although “dangerous situations” exist in the future. But Kiev officials later said they had removed a “crime group” linked to Moscow, which was preparing “armed attacks” to destabilize the country.
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