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before talks about Ukraine crisis: Russia disappointed with US signals

 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.

Des militaires américains et ukrainiens discutent avec un général polonais pendant l’exercice Combined Resolve XVI à Hohenfels (Allemagne), en décembre. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. George Davis/Released) ©. 196 TH Mobile Public Affairs Deta of the American and Ukrainian soldiers discuss with a Polish General during the combined Exercise Resolve XVI in Hohenfels (Germany) in December. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. George Davis / Released)

Russians and members of the Atlantic Alliance will attempt to pacify their tensions on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in Brussels, but the intransigence dominates on the Ukrainian question.

after the Russian-American meeting of Monday, January 10th, and before the meeting, Thursday, January 13 in Vienna (Austria), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Atlantic Alliance (NATO) And Russia meet this Wednesday in Brussels (Belgium). This meeting should hardly be more conclusive than that of Monday, Dmitri Peskov, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, recognizing that the reasons for optimistic are not yet very numerous.

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Des soldats américains s’entraînent dans le cadre de la manœuvre otanienne « Alpine Swarm » (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gloria Kamencik). © KFOR Regional Command East American soldiers train as part of the Natanian maneuver "Alpine Swarm" (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Gloria Kamencik).

Three Russian requirements

Russian delegates arrive in Brussels with three requirements. First, NATO reduce its military means (including interceptor missile bases) in the countries of the old east block. Then, that it ceases to threaten Russia by strengthening its strengths in Eastern Europe. Finally, that the Alliance no longer accepts any new member, and especially not

Ukraine !

For us, it is absolutely mandatory to ensure that Ukraine never becomes, never, never a member of NATO

", warned the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov. And Vladimir Putin described a red line a membership of Ukraine to NATO or the deployment on the Ukrainian territory of Western arms that could reach Russia.

Kiev satisfied with the "unity" of its partners against Moscow

 Kiev satisfied with the The Ukrainian authorities welcome the refusal of NATO to grant Russia a right to look at a possible accession of their country to the Atlantic Alliance . © Provided by the world The Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, and the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, Brussels, 16 December 2021.

The head of Ukrainian diplomacy, Dmyro Kuleba, immediately replied that Russia does not have the right to vote on Ukraine's accession to NATO. It's a red line.

NATO plays the timer card

for its part, NATO templay, saying not to have an integration project of

Ukraine in the short term but it rejects the idea that Russia can in fact to arrogate a veto right on its possible enlargement.

Just as she does not want to withdraw her forces from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania ... she intends to protect these states against any interference by Moscow, keeping in mind the Russian intervention in South Ossetia and in Abkhazia (2008),

the conquest of Crimea (2014) and support for Donbass separatists.

Failed this Wednesday is likely to cause mutual hardening. The Russians have suggested that they could deploy tactical nuclear weapons at their border with Ukraine. NATO could strengthen its military means of the Baltic to the Black Sea.

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