Lead 1-Ukrainian Crisis-Meeting Friday in Geneva Between Blinken and Lavrov
Ukraine-crisis / USA-Russia (Lead 1, Photo, TV): Lead 1-Ukrainian crisis-meeting Friday in Geneva between Blinken and Lavrov * Head of US diplomacy expected in Kiev Wednesday * Discussions between European representatives and Russians * Berlin could stop North Stream 2 in case of attack against Ukraine * NATO proposes to Moscow additional meetings (updated all the way ; Photo / TV available) by Susan Heavey and Sabine Siebold Washington / Berlin, January 18 (Reuters) - The Head of American Dipl
100,000 soldiers, air assistance, heavy device: the Russian military threatens Ukraine with a large squad. It could advance quickly. © Maxar Technologies / DPA Russian Fighting Associations at the Troop Exercise Pogonovo in the Western Russian administrative district of Vorone's satellite image of Wednesday, January 19,
of the conflict around the Russian threats against Ukraine is increasingly tricky. At least 100,000 soldiers has associated Russia over the past few months at the border with Ukraine, including air support and heavy military device, for example ballistic Iskander missiles , which could theoretically meet the Ukrainian capital Kiev with a range of 500 to 700 kilometers. Lastly, other Russian associations entered Belarus in the joint neighboring country to hold exercises there. NATO reacts with an reinforced Presence in the Eastern European Member States. The United States are considering significantly increasing their local Troop Controllent . 8,500 US soldiers were set in alert .
Ukraine: the leader of American diplomacy in Europe to avoid climbing
© AP - Alex Brandon The US Secretary of State for his departure for Ukraine, January 18, 2022. The Head of American Diplomacy Antony Blinken goes on Wednesday in Kiev, before Berlin then Geneva Friday, where he will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. "We are at a stage where Russia can launch an attack in Ukraine at any time," said Tuesday the spokesman for the White House Jen Psaki, speaking of an "extremely dangerous situation".
Our map shows how the Russian troops concentrate along the border. According to the Polish company Rochan Consulting, is currently active about 66 Russian battalions in the border area. This corresponds to around 116,000 soldiers. The line runs from Jelna located on the height of Moscow along locations near the northern and eastern border of the Ukraine down to the Crimea; If you take the stationations in Belarus, the threatening potential is even greater. In the case of an armed conflict, the Russian army could penetrate from these positions quickly and theoretically on a broad front into Ukraine. © Maxar Technologies / Reuters Russia's troop march is also observed out of space. The satellite photo of January 19 shows on the military location Jelna parked Russian tanks and artillery equipment.
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Six Russian ships in transit in the Channel: towards a landing of troops in Ukraine?
© DR A Russian amphibious ship during exercises. Six of these buildings are in hand transit. Six Russian landing vessels left the Baltic and are likely to be en route to the Black Sea. Could they take part in an amphibious operation against Ukraine? Six Russian buildings have left the Baltic in recent days and make road south, via the North Sea. These are Olenegorskiy Gornyak and Georgiy Pobedonosets, as well as Pyotr Morgunov.
For the small neighbors, the troops are nothing more than an existential threat, especially since the Ukrainian Military is the Russian is inferior . Russia's President Vladimir Putin denied offensive intentions - he simply claims the opposite: The Ukrainian government would provoke a military conflict in the east of the country because they contracted large troop associations there, said a spokesman for the Russian government on Monday. And the US and their allies allegedly escalated the tensions by increasing their presence.
But the Ukrainian leadership has all the reason to mistrust, a Russian approach or even an invasion is not unimaginable from the perspective of the government in Kiev: Putin has annexed the Crimea in 2014, a few years later he left Russia-lectured militias the East of the country To attack Luhansk and Donetsk.
Ukraine: Confirmed meeting between Russian and British Defense Ministers
© - Andrew Medichini The Russian Defense Minister Sergei Choïgou has agreed to meet Som British homologis Ben Wallace, Moscow. Here, at a press conference in Rome, February 18, 2020. While the pressure remains live at the Russian-Ukrainian border, diplomatic initiatives continue.
© Maxar Technologies / Reuters also at the Crimea peninsula, which has annexed Russia in 2014 by Ukraine, are registered by satellite images of increasing military agents. In the photo of December 22, battle associations on the coastal Crimean troupe exercise can be seen opuk.
The Russian President wants to know the former Soviet Republic in his military influence. With the march, he tries to polls the West concessions: no NATO membership for Ukraine and a deduction of the Western troops from the Eastern European states, so are his demands. But that leans the West.
would Putin go to the utmost? Whether in Kiev, in the EU or in the USA - nobody knows exactly what the Russian president intends. Anyway, a military aggression of Russia can not be excluded.
from Historical Responsibility: Lace Diplomat Heusgen demands German weapons deliveries to Ukraine .
Germany export because of the Nazi crimes "State-of-the-art submarines to Israel". For the same reason, there must be weapons to the Ukrainian government. © Photo: DPA / Luiz Rampeletto Former Merkel consultant and UN Ambassador: Christoph Heusgen. The Future Head of the Munich Security Conference and Former German UN Ambassador Christoph Heusgen has spoken out for German weapons deliveries to Ukraine .