Ukraine: Molotov cocktail attack against a Russian consulate, no wounded
Moscow denounced a "terrorist act" while Kiev ensures that Putin wants to "destroy Ukraine" © AFP the Secretary of the National Security Council Ukrainian Oleksiy Danilov On December 24, 2021. Tensions - Moscow denounced a "terrorist act" while Kiev ensures that Putin wants to "destroy Ukraine" no Christmas truce.
Vladimir Putin agreed with Joe Biden to talk at midnight on the future of Europe. However, the EU remains outward. © Mikhail Metzel / AP Russian President Vladimir Putin at a video conference with US President Joe Biden in early December.
love greeting from Moscow
turn of the year Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to Joe Biden, which is almost like a love greeting from Moscow read. Putin urged the historically grown, shared responsibility of the two nuclear powers for the international and regional stability. He offered to constructive cooperation on the basis of "mutual respect" and "consideration of the national interests of others."
crisis in Ukraine: talks between Russia and the United States will be held in January
these discussions, which will begin on January 10, aim to allow de-escalation of tensions around Ukraine. Kiev and his Western allies accuse Moscow for massaging tens of thousands of soldiers at his border. © Provided by FranceInfo The United States and Russia announced, Tuesday, December 28, having agreed on the 10 January talks on Ukraine and security in Europe. These discussions aim to allow de-escalation of tensions around Ukraine.
The text, which was published on Thursday, put Putin set the tone for the planned evening telephone conversation with Biden, which should especially have the Ukraine crisis on the topic: Moscow and Washington are negotiating the fate of Europe, and the Europeans then learn eventually beating.
on the published by the Kremlin list of New Year's wish addressees were also President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Chancellor Olaf Scholz, whose predecessor Angela Merkel and former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. About Greetings to Brussels nothing was initially known, but does what Putin by the European Union and its institutions, we also know this: nothing. This is evident not least in the fight for the future of Ukraine.
contempt for the EU representatives
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Ukraine: biden and poutine advocate "diplomacy" and "dialogue" before their maintenance
© AFP The American and Russian presidents said, at a few hours of an interview Thursday, their willingness to dialogue to solve deep tension Russian-Western, on the background of fear of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Joe Biden intends, according to the White House, a "diplomatic channel" to get out of the crisis during their phone call, the second in less than a month.
Russia stirs with a military buildup, the fear of an invasion and wants the West now extort negotiating concessions: no eastward enlargement of the EU and NATO, no new Stützunkte in its area of influence. The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell demanded this week in an interview with the World , the Europeans would have to be involved. But the Russian government just does not take Borrell seriously came in February during his visit to Moscow: During his conversation with the Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in which concerned the case of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the expulsion of three EU was diplomats from Russia known. An affront. punished at the following press conference, Lavrov EU representatives Borrell with contempt. Whether he is heard?
In Geneva have talked on January 10 delegations of the United States and Russia on a new European security architecture. In addition, Russia wants with NATO and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) negotiations. The EU has so far no question. The US government has assured the Europeans "transparency" to the talks with Putin. "Nothing about them without them", the language regime is that there is no agreement with Putin without consent Europeans.
Ukraine: a soldier killed in the east of the country on a background of tensions with Russia
This is the first death since the new ceasefire introduced last month by the belligerents, in a conflict that has Made more than 13,000. © Provided by FranceInfo The Ukrainian crisis does not know a truce. The Ukrainian army announced, Saturday, January 1, the death of one of his soldiers in clashes with the Prorussian separatists in the east of the country, on a background of strong tensions with Moscow for several weeks.
The Ukrainian government insists in vain to being involved in the negotiations over the future of their country, but they have been seen in doubt, she trusted her fate prefer US President Joe Biden as the Europeans. The EU's massive investment in the development of Ukraine, but the weapons for the Ukrainian army come from the USA.
There threaten tough sanctions
It was Vladimir Putin, who had asked for the agreed on Thursday night telephone conversation with Joe Biden. The conversation was so important to him that he took an appointment to Moscow midnight in buying. Supposedly it should go about preparing the negotiations in Geneva. reported from the White House, Biden will advertise in the telephone call for a diplomatic solution to the conflict over Ukraine, but also threatening with harsh punitive measures in case of an invasion.
"We have aligned ourselves with our allies, to impose tough sanctions against to the Russian economy and the financial system - much broader than that which was implemented in 2014," said a representative of the US government on Wednesday. At that time, Russia had occupied the Crimean Peninsula and started to fuel the civil war in eastern Ukraine. Just in case one is willing to expand the NATO presence in the Eastern European Member States and to support Ukraine, "to defend their territory." Like a love greeting to Moscow not sound.
before talks about Ukraine crisis: Russia disappointed with US signals .
On Monday, the US and Russia's vice-out ministers meet to discuss Ukraine. The expectations are not great. © Photo: DPA / AP / Andriy Dubchak A Ukrainian marine soldier in the Donetsk region One day before the talks about an solution of Ukraine crisis , Russia has shown itself disappointed about the US signals. The United States continued to insist on unilateral concessions of Russia, the government in Moscow criticized the news agencies interfax and RIA on Sunday.