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Ukrainian crisis: Moscow wants Western responses, Blinken expected at Kiev

 Ukrainian crisis: Moscow wants Western responses, Blinken expected at Kiev © Ministry of Defense Republic of Belarus / AFP M Oscou claimed Western responses to its demands before new talks on the Ukrainian crisis, on the day before A visit to the Head of American Diplomacy in Ukraine , in the fear of a Russian invasion. The Russia has deployed tens of thousands of troops on the Ukrainian borders, and says a de-escalation goes through guarantees for its security, especially the commitment to never expand NATO.

The new CDU boss Friedrich Merz demands clear attitude in Ukraine conflict by the Federal Government. "I asked Federal Chancellor Scholz to take the initiative with others," Merz said on Saturday the transmitters RTL and NTV. The European heads of government would now have to decide joint action to show that they take the situation at the Ukrainian-Russian border seriously.

Der neue CDU-Chef Friedrich Merz verlangt von der Bundesregierung klare Haltung im Ukraine-Konflikt. © Hannibal Hanschke The new CDU boss Friedrich Merz demands clear attitude in Ukraine conflict by the Federal Government.

"Russia endangers the territorial integrity of a European country," highlighted Merz. Therefore, the European Union "now find an answer".

Germany: the CDU entrusts Friedrich Merz the heavy task of rebuilding the party

 Germany: the CDU entrusts Friedrich Merz the heavy task of rebuilding the party © Reuters / Annegret Hilse Friedrich Merz, long-standing opponent in Angela Merkel, representative of Conservative aid, begins a mandate with the heavy task of Raise the party, still ranging by the debacle to the legislative elections of September. German Christian Democrats must meet in Congress on January 21st and 22nd in Hanover. Delegates must officially designate, Friedrich Merz, President of the CDU, after the vote of the activists, who had granted him 62.1% of the votes against his two o

on the question of whether ex-Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) should take a key role in the negotiations, says Merz: "You can talk to many about this location. Because there are many the intimate knowledge about the location on site and Angela Merkel No doubt about it. "

Merz emphasized, however, that in the end, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) alone could make the decision that the Federal Government in the conflict to advise. "He has to lead and he has to decide," Merz said about Scholz.

in the ZDF program "What now, Mr. Merz?" The opposition leader, the often demanded stop of the pipeline project Nord Stream 2 be the "Ultima Ratio, if Russia is now really to an attack, to an occupation of Ukraine". At the same time, the CDU boss refers to the decision not to record Ukraine in NATO as "right".

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Ukraine: Beijing defends "the concerns" of Russia .
© Vincent Isore / Maxppp / IP3 Press / Maxppp L E Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, has defended, Thursday, the "reasonable concerns" of the Russia for his safety, during a telephone exchange with his American counterpart Antony Blinken about the Ukraine . "We call all parties to calm, to refrain from increasing tensions and rising the crisis in pin," said Wang Yi, according to a statement broadcast by his department.

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