– I’m very concerned about this situation. We have been interested in cooperating with other NATO countries. We want Russia to come to the negotiating table and talk. It’s good to have meetings, but I’m very worried.
Heitfeldt is currently in New York and attends meetings of the United Nations Security Council. She says she follows the situation closely all the time, and has discussed the matter with her colleague, the Albanian foreign minister.
– It is very tragic that there are 100,000 soldiers ready outside the borders of Ukraine. It’s a threat to the security policy system that we’ve had in Europe in recent years, Foreign Minister Anneken Heitfeldt says of the US message.
Hoytfeldt comments on US statements that Russia may attack Ukraine “at any time”:
“We have now reached the point where Russia could launch an attack on Ukraine at any time,” said President Joe Biden’s spokesman, Jen Psaki.
Psaki says the United States is keeping “all possibilities open” when it comes to how to respond to an attack on Ukraine.
The US Secretary of State will travel to Kiev on Wednesday
Russia has recently amassed significant military forces around Ukraine and Crimea, which Russia has occupied since 2014.
Both NATO and the United States warned Russia against taking new steps against Ukraine.
Earlier on Tuesday, it was announced that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Friday. The goal is to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine.
“Blinken will ask Russia to reduce its activities on the border with Ukraine,” a US State Department spokesman told AFP.
Before that, Blinkin will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kiev. Then Blinken goes to Germany to meet with the foreign ministers of Europe.
It is very important to bring people to the negotiating table. We believe in dialogue, and we called for more dialogue last week, Hoytfeldt says about meetings planned this week.
The situation between Russia and Ukraine has been tense for several weeks. It affects a number of other countries.
According to Reuters, Poland has increased the threat level of computer attacks since then Ukraine was hit by computer attacks last week.
The websites of the Ukrainian ministries and government have disappeared. At one time, it was possible to read an interesting message about personal data from hackers on this page:
“Ukrainians! All their personal data has been deleted and it is impossible to recover it. All information about you is made public. And the letter, which was written in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish, read, “Be anxious and prepare for the worst.”
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