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Moscow expels two German diplomats in retaliation for similar sanctions by Berlin

 Moscow expels two German diplomats in retaliation for similar sanctions by Berlin © Sputnik The Russian President Vladimir Putin accumulates diplomatic tensions. Last as dated: He expelled two German diplomats on December 20, in retaliation to the allegations of Berlin about the death of a Chechen opponent, on his territory. Reuters / Sputnik / Mikhail Metzel / tooth for tooth.

Vladimir Poutine refuse toute présence otanienne le long des frontières russes. © Yuri Kochetkov - EPA / Maxppp Vladimir Putin refuses any native presence along the Russian borders.

The strategic dialogue between Russians and Western, announced for January 2022, in three stages, to soothe the tensions of the last few weeks, looks undoubtedly promising.

representatives and Russians will take part on 10 January on discussions on the military activities of their respective countries and on the tensions related to Ukraine . Another meeting should take place on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 between Russia and NATO, before broader discussions, the next day between Russian, American and several European country countries.

Gas: prices explode in Europe due to winter cold and diplomatic tensions

 Gas: prices explode in Europe due to winter cold and diplomatic tensions Current cash price levels are nearly eight times higher than the beginning of the year. © supplied by FranceInfo Where will it stop? The gas course in Europe beat a new record, Tuesday, December 21, on the first day of winter, doped by seasonal demand and geopolitical tensions between the main supplier, Russia, and its client countries. The European Reference Course, the Dutch TTF, has risen around 13 hours of nearly 20% to 175.00 euros the megawatt hour (MWh), beating its previous record of Oc

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bilateral talks of Monday, January 10, will be held as part of Joe Biden's strategic safety dialogue and Vladimir Putin at their Geneva summit last June. Although this format is mainly devoted to strategic issues, such as the renegotiation of nuclear arms control treaties, the discussions will also concern the stretched situation at the Russian-Ukrainian border.

But it was at the meeting on Wednesday January 12th that Ukraine will be specifically on the menu. In a discussion of Friday, December 17, Russia demanded a commitment from the Atlantic Alliance not to expand in the territories of the former USSR, particularly to Ukraine; It also calls for the end of Western military activities near Russian borders (especially in the Black Sea).

Info Europe 1 - Wagner in Africa: How the Russian military company manipulates the opinion

 Info Europe 1 - Wagner in Africa: How the Russian military company manipulates the opinion © Thomas COEX / AFP according to documents that Europe 1 progred with, the French intelligence services have established and documented the discrete operations Influence of the private group Wagner on behalf of Moscow, including Mali. With two goals: legitimize its action in the countries where it is implanted and facilitate its recruitment. No website, account of official social networks. The digital impression of Wagner is almost non-existent.

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will speak

NATO has already qualified some of these Russian applications of unacceptable, while the head of the Russian Diplomacy Sergei Lavrov has already excluded any concession on his requirements. Tensions affect, also, the new role of Moscow in Africa and the hardening of Russian domestic policy, where any democratic for life is unimproved.

US President Joe Biden and Russian Vladimir Putin must talk to each other on Thursday, December 30 on the phone. Unless there is a brand new tone, at this stage observers hardly wait for January meetings that they bring solutions to disputes between the two camps. At most, they may lead to a finding of misunderstanding and mutual intransigence.

The risk of conflict in Ukraine is "real", warns Jens Stoltenberg .
NATO is concerned about the "real" risk of conflict in Ukraine with the continuation of Russian military strengthening at its borders, and must prepare for failure From diplomacy, warned Friday the Secretary General of the Jens Stoltenberg Alliance.

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