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.
NATO-Russia: NATO warns Moscow on Ukraine © Reuters / ints Kalnins NATO warns Moscow on Ukraine
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Riga (Reuters) - Russia would pay a heavy tribute in case of new military aggression against Ukraine, warned the United States and the Atlantic Alliance before a NATO meeting on the situation. At the Ukrainian border, where the deployment of Russian troops in large numbers worries Westerners.
The West has already shown that it could use economic, financial or political measures against Moscow, stressed before the press the Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, before the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Member States in Riga, the Latvian capital.
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.
"There would be a heavy tribute to pay for Russia if it had to make use of the force against the independence of Ukraine," Stoltenberg added.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken shall submit to his 29 NATO counterpart information from US intelligence services concerning the situation on the eastern side of NATO and Ukraine, which does not belong to the Alliance .
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"Any action of Russia leading to an escalation would be a big concern for the United States (...) And a new aggression would trigger serious consequences, "warned the leader of American diplomacy at a press conference.
Foreign Ministers of the United States and Russia speak Thursday about Ukraine
Against the background of the military tensions at the Ukrainian-Russian border, US Secretary of Foreign Minister Antony will blink and meet his Russian colleague Sergei Lavrov on Thursday in Stockholm. A US representative said on Wednesday in Riga, Blinking and Lavrov would give calls on the sidelines of the organization for safety and cooperation (OSCE). Blinking will first meet the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitri Kulba.
"We will focus closely in the coming days between NATO allies and partners (...) on the opportunity to take, as an alliance, other measures to strengthen our defenses, our resistance and Our abilities. "
Russia took place in 2014 the Ukrainian Peninsula of Crimea and supports the Prorussian separatists of Eastern Ukraine since the beginning of their armed conflict against government forces the same year.
Westerners are worried about recent roller troop movements near the Russian-Ukrainian border, where 100,000 Russian soldiers were massaged last May, a number ever reached since the annexation of Crimea.
Belarus, Allied Russia, announced Monday that it would participate with Russia with military exercises near its border with Ukraine.
Moscow says not to threaten anyone, defends his right to deploy his troops where he seems to him, deny wanting to attack Ukraine and denounces Kiev's "incendiary" statements.
(with John Chalmers in Brussels, French version Jean-Stéphane Brush, edited by Matthieu Protard)
Lead 1-The situation Ukraine-Russia is "unstable", says Macron .
Ukraine-crisis / France-Macron (Lead 1): Lead 1-The situation Ukraine-Russia is "unstable", says Macron (updated with details , context) Paris, December 9 (Reuters) - The situation between Ukraine and Russia is "unstable", said Thursday French President Emmanuel Macron, indicating that he was going to talk next week with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodimir Zelenski and with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.