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US News: Ukraine worries about "dangerous" signals from Moscow at the border

Ukraine-Russia publishes its diplomatic correspondence with France and Germany

 Ukraine-Russia publishes its diplomatic correspondence with France and Germany Ukraine-crisis / Russia - Europe: Ukraine-La Russia publishes its diplomatic correspondence with France and Germany by Andrey Ostroukh Moscow, 17 November (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry published some letters of its diplomatic correspondence on Wednesday with France and Germany with the aim of demonstrating that its diplomatic position in the talks about the crisis in eastern Ukraine been distorted.

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L e President Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky has worried Friday of "very dangerous" signals of the Russia , accused of deploying troops at the border, while saying "entirely prepared" to a possible military climbing with Moscow.

Tensions have been at the highest for a few weeks between the two neighbors, already with knives drawn since the annexation of Crimea in 2014 followed by a conflict between Kiev and Prorusses separatists in the east of the Ukraine .

In recent weeks, the United States , NATO and the European Union have continued to express their concern about Russian troop movements at the Ukrainian border, competing with a possible invasion.

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

Speaking Friday at a press conference, Mr. Zelensky denounced a "very dangerous rhetoric" on the part of Russia and estimated that "it is the signal (...) that an escalation is possible "

Mr Zelensky felt that Russia was looking for a pretext to intervene militarily in his country, citing the criticisms expressed by Moscow on a presence of NATO in Ukraine and his accusations that Kiev would undermine the peace process with the separatists.

"Today, there are intimidations saying that a war will take place tomorrow," he continued, while promising that his country was "entirely ready to climb".

"we have to rely on ourselves, on our army, it is powerful," said Zelensky, while his forces reported a soldier killed on the front line with the separatists in the East Friday .

Ukraine asserts that Russia-controlled forces are preparing for combat

 Ukraine asserts that Russia-controlled forces are preparing for combat Ukraine-Crisis-Donbass: Ukraine affirms that Russia's controlled forces are preparing for combat © Reuters / Alexander Ermochenko Ukraine affirms That controlled forces by Russia are preparing for battle by Natalia Zinets Kiev (Reuters) - Russia-controlled forces in the Donbass region, in eastern Ukraine, are preparing for combat and have carried out Large-scale military exercises, said Tuesday the intelligence management of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

Kiev Allies have multiplied support statements.

A Russian aggression in Ukraine will have "consequences" for Moscow, warned NATO Secretary General Jens Soltenberg.

The United States "closely monitor the situation and will" consult "their partners" on how to discourage "a possible Russian action, declared the US Deputy Secretary of State Karen Donfried on his side.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Polish counterpart Moutusz Morawiecki have expressed them in London the "unwavering support" from their countries to Ukraine, according to a Downing Street statement.

"Coup d'etat"

The head of the Ukrainian military intelligence service, Kyrylo Boudanov, assured Sunday that Russia had massaged nearly 92,000 soldiers at the borders of Ukraine, anticipating an offensive at the end of January or early February.

This hypothetical attack could involve aerial and artillery strikes, followed by airborne assaults and amphibious, supported Mr. Boudanov with the American media Military Times.

Stoltenberg calls Russia in Ukraine conflict to enlarge

 Stoltenberg calls Russia in Ukraine conflict to enlarge in Ukraine conflict called NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Russia to split. "I call Russia to reduce and decalate the tensions. When the tensions are high, dialogue is even more important," said Stoltenberg of the newspaper "World on Sunday" in view of the Russian troop march on the border with Ukraine. © John Thys In Ukraine conflict, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Russia has called for a deletion.

Moscow denies for his part any plan in this sense and accuses in return Kiev and the Westerners to aggravate the tensions.

Mr. Zelensky also provided Friday having received information on a "coup d'etat" project scheduled in early December, involving "some people in Russia" and a Ukrainian oligarch, Renat Akhmetov, who immediately denied a "lie" .

Mr. Zelensky, however, said not to believe in this coup. The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, asked about these statement, said that "Russia does not do that kind of thing."

In 2014, Russia had, in response to the arrival of Western Pro-Westerners in Kiev, annexed the Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula.

It is also accused of militarily and financially supporting the Eastern Ukraine separatists, with which Ukrainian forces have been at war since 2014, a conflict that made 13,000 deaths.

A precedent peak of tension between the two countries took place in April, when Russia has deployed tens of thousands of soldiers at Ukrainian borders for "military exercises" in response to "threatening" activities of NATO.

Ukraine was already alarmed with a hypothetical imminent invasion, while armed incidents multiplied parallel between Kiev and separatist forces.

"The situation is not worse than in the spring, the number of soldiers (Russians) is lower", however, judged Friday President Zelensky.

As the Ukrainian army was outdated in 2014, it now seems more confident, with the experience of accumulated and better equipped combat, especially thanks to the help of its Western allies.

26/11/2021 18:54:33 - Kiev ( AFP ) - © 2021 AFP

Virtual Summit: Putin and biders speak on Tuesday about Ukraine conflict .
The Russian army should have put together in large numbers of troops to the border with the neighboring country, the US President warns Moscow in front of a military escalation. © Patrick Semansky / AP Russia President Vladimir Putin (left) and US President Joe Biden at her previous meeting in June in Geneva.

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