NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO is ready to increase its presence in Eastern Europe if Russia invades Ukraine. Vladimir Putin is angry against the West.
Friday started promisingly with the aim of avoiding a major war in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov They came out and said that Russia does not want war.
“We do not want a war with Ukraine, but we will not accept that our interests are ignored,” Lavrov told Reuters.
According to him, there would be no war if it were up to them, but exactly where Russia would draw the line for what it believed they could accept from the West, and not that, Lavrov was not clear.
The foreign minister also said that “there is at least something” in it Proposals sent by the United States and NATO to the Russians.
According to Lavrov, Russia will send a letter to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Friday.
“If our attempts to agree on mutually acceptable principles to protect security in Europe do not lead to a result, we will respond with action,” Lavrov said in a radio interview on Friday.
But Lavrov said that before Russia will take “necessary retaliatory measures” If the United States does not provide a response based on Russia’s demands for security guarantees.
Thus, neither the United States nor NATO is reassured. Last night, US President Joe Biden confirmed that they fear Russia could invade at any time.
At an event organized by the Atlantic Council on Friday afternoon, NATO leader Jens Stoltenberg said there was no clarification on Russia’s invasion plans for Ukraine.
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Stoltenberg also says that NATO is ready to increase its presence in Eastern Europe so as to leave no doubt about the design of the defense alliance. The potential increased presence would be in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
According to Stoltenberg, Russia has several thousand combat-ready troops in Belarus, according to Reuters.
On Monday of this week it showed up too NATO is sending more ships and fighter planes to deploy to Eastern EuropeAnd that the United States is considering strengthening its military presence.
At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to rumble his torrents. In a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, Putin said that “the West has not taken Russia’s concerns seriously.”
Putin told Macron, according to a call from the Kremlin, that “the response of the United States and NATO to Russia’s demands did not take into account Russia’s basic concerns, including stopping NATO expansion and refraining from deploying advanced weapons systems near Russia’s borders.”
Macron’s talks with Putin are the latest episode in a frantic diplomatic process between the West and Russia to avert war. Tensions in Europe are very high in connection with the fact that Russia has displaced tens of thousands of soldiers along the border with Ukraine, who fear invasion.
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And while the West is concerned about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian president says domestic instability poses a greater threat to the country.
President Volodymyr Zelensky held a press conference with foreign journalists on Friday. Here he urged the West not to panic about Russian aggression.
“The biggest danger for Ukraine now is the destabilization of the situation inside the country,” he said.
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