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US News: Speculations around a Russian military mobilization at the gates of Ukraine

"Yellow Vests": Three years later, could mobilization resume?

 © Sylvain Thomas / AFP "Yellow Vests" celebrate the third anniversary of the movement, November 13 in Montpellier. What remains "yellow vests" ? Three years ago day for day, started a historic mobilization that would block the circles and invade centers for several months. Today, they are only a handful of irreducible to meet each Saturday during sporadic events. The movement of "yellow vests", however, marked the French.

Parachutistes russes lors d'un exercice militaire conjoint près de la frontière avec la Pologne et la Biélorussie, le 12 novembre 2021. © AP Russian paratroopers during a joint military exercise near the border with Poland and Belarus, November 12, 2021.

For several weeks, Speculations swells, on a new Russian military mobilization, and on possible risks of armed offensive on Ukraine, on the growing tension fund between the Kremlin, Europeans and Americans, on the question of Belarus among others.

of our correspondent to Kiev,

life follows his course in Kiev. But a little insidious music, has been introduced into the daily lives, including this weekend, when the radios and television, began to report the words of the Chief of Ukrainian military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, who announced that the Russia was going to invade Ukraine, at the end of January. This high-graded said the Kremlin was preparing an offensive, coming from the East, but also an amphibious attack, in the Black Sea, as well as incursions to the north, via the Belarusian border.

Diplomatic tug of war around Ukraine negotiations

 Diplomatic tug of war around Ukraine negotiations The calls over the Ostukraine stick. Now Germany and France throw Russia to have published confidential letters exchanged in the so-called Normandy format. © dw / e. Daneiko The flags of Belarus, Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine One have taken note of the publication of "confidential communication" at the instigation of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said a spokesman for the Foreign Office in Berlin. "We consider this step as a break of diplomatic practices." Germany and France

A media war interposed

In any case, in the east, nothing new: the daily fighting continues in the donbass, with victims. They never stopped. But, with regard to a massive invasion of Ukrainian territory, no major alert, no mass mobilization, nor recall of reservists. In fact, it seems like the war to the outrage is held rather, in the media and on social networks. Yet Western and Ukrainian services report a strengthening of Russian troops at the borders of Ukraine.

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we know that since last spring, the Russian army mobilized many units and equipment near Ukraine . But rather the question is whether the Kremlin uses these troupe movements as a means of pressure and a lever of negotiations in a global framework to strengthen its position on the international scene, or if there are real intentions. to launch a military offensive on Ukraine. In this case, it would be a real catastrophe. The Ukrainian forces were notoriously strengthened seven years after the start of the Donbass War, and the losses on both sides, would be much more important than in 2014 and in 2015.

Russian ships helping Mali? No, these photos have been taken in 2008 in other countries

 Russian ships helping Mali? No, these photos have been taken in 2008 in other countries © Observers A Facebook publication dating back to November 17 claims Show Russian ships in Algiers, ready to "help Mali" Two photos published on Facebook on 17 November claim to show "Russian ships in Algeria to help Mali". Although the photos are those of Russian warships, one is that of the Moskva warship in Sevastopol in 2008, the other is that of the ship "Pierre Le Grand" taken the same year in the vicinity of Tripoli in Libya .

Ukraine is at war, since more seven years. It's a daily reality that tends to forget in Europe. There are dead, every week, and the reality is also this dimension of the hybrid war: the blows of pressure, threats, psychological war, and this impression when one gets up in the morning, in Ukraine, May the next day, everything can happen, especially the worst, and that is an element of major destabilization.

Turbulence period

In recent times, Ukraine has accentuated its military cooperation with the Americans, the British and Turkey, especially with the arrival in Ukraine of these famous drones of attack, Bayraktar TB2, we've seen at work between Azerbaijan and Armenia. This change is absolutely not like Russia. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel will soon leave power, French President Emmanuel Macron will return to the election campaign and the year 2022, could be an extremely dangerous year.

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drone factory

Lead 1-Blinken Dating Lavrov on Tensions on Ukraine .
Europe-Securite / (Lead 1, Photo, TV): Lead 1-Blinken Dating Lavrov on Ukraine Tensions (Updated After Interview Blinken -Lavrov; TV production available) by Humeyra Pamuk and Johan Ahlander Stockholm, 2 December (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Russia against the serious consequences it would suffer in case of Invasion of Ukraine and exhorted Moscow to find a diplomatic solution to its crisis with Kiev.

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