biden threat poutine penalties "As it has never seen it" in case of invasion of Ukraine
© Copyright 2021, Obs US President Joe Biden agitated on Wednesday 8 December the threat of sanctions like Vladimir Putin "Never saw" in case of invasion of Ukraine , his Russian counterpart judging him that Moscow had "the right" to defend himself. Other Western countries have also raised the tone.
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Ukraine and Russia will again be at the center of the European concerns on Thursday, December 16 in Brussels, for the winter summit of the 27 heads of state and governments of the European Union. The latter met with the Moldovan, Armenian, Azerbaijan, Georgian and Ukrainian counterparts on Wednesday for a summit of "Oriental Partnership". Beyond the various projects, it is mainly Ukraine who mobilized attention and has established itself as the main concern, on the background of boot sounds from Russia.
with our correspondent in Brussels, Pierre Benazet
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.
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Restart a negotiation, such is the solution that advocates the European Union. She wants, to make, use the so-called "Normandy format", where France and Germany play the good offices between Ukraine and Russia .
The French President, Emmanuel Macron, and the new German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz , have met their Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, even before the summit of "Oriental Partnership" on Wednesday; A sign of the European will to participate in the resolution of disputes between Russians and Ukrainians at the summit of this Thursday, December 16th.
To convince the Kremlin, the European Union has been muscle since a week the threatening warnings to Moscow. "In connection with militarization along the Ukrainian borders on the Russian side, we have prepared an extremely firm, coherent, united position: we say calmly but firmly that we affirm the territorial sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine. And we say that the consequences will be massive and that the cost will be high if there should be a new military aggression led by Russia against Ukraine, "said Charles Michel, the President of the European Council.
The EU gathered against Russia on Ukraine, says Borrell
Ukraine-Crisis-EU: the EU gathered against Russia on Ukraine, says Borrell © Reuters / Pool the EU gathered To Russia on Ukraine, says Borrell by Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold Brussels (Reuters) - Foreign Ministers of the European Union posted their unit Monday on the issue of Ukraine by asserting that any aggression Russian would be followed by sanctions aimed at Moscow, trying to maintain the pressure on the Kremlin after similar statements by NATO and G7.
The will of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe to accelerate the candidacy of Ukraine to NATO or the EU faces the Italian and especially German will to house the essentially commercial relations with Russia, As for example the future German-Russian pipeline Nordstream II . The strength of the sanctions that will be finalized this Thursday will depend on this internal political balance of the EU.
more than 10,000 Russian soldiers regain their bases after exercises close to Ukraine .
Ukraine-crisis-Russia-Defense: more than 10,000 Russian soldiers regain their bases after exercises near Ukraine © Reuters / © 2021 Maxar Technologies more than 10,000 Russian soldiers regain their bases after exercises close to Ukraine Moscow (Reuters) - more than 10,000 Russian soldiers regained their bases after conducting exercises for a month near Ukraine, reported Saturday The Interfax press agency, citing the Russian army.