U.S. Should Support Insurgency in Ukraine if Russia Invades: Mitt Romney
Putin "has to understand that the consequences are going to be significant," the Republican senator said Sunday.Meet the Press host Chuck Todd asked whether Romney, if Russia invades Ukraine, backed the idea "of us supporting an insurgency, basically what we did to the Soviets in Afghanistan?"
Ukraine-crisis-GB-Russia: London accuses Moscow wanting to install a leader in Ukraine © Reuters / Anna Kudriavtseva London accuses Moscow to want to install a manager in Ukraine
London (Reuters) - Great Britain has accused the Kremlin Saturday to seek to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, adding that Russian intelligence agents had been in contact with a number of former Ukrainian politicians in the context of invasion projects.
The British Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave no details supporting these accusations, which intervene in a tense context that saw Russia gather tens of thousands of soldiers at the borders of Ukraine.
Ukraine: in Kiev, Blinken calls for choosing a "Pacific way"
Your Browser does not support this video pass that does not end. On Wednesday, the US Secretary of State called the Russian President Vladimir Putin to choose the "peaceful path" to get out of the crisis around the Ukraine , while noting that Moscow could reinforce "very quickly" his troops that already threaten his neighbor.
The Department has stated that the Russian Government considered the former Ukrainian MP to Mouraïev as a potential candidate.
"We will not allow the Kremlin to plot to install a pro-Russian leader at the head of Ukraine," wrote the British Foreign Minister on Twitter.
"The Kremlin knows that a military incursion in Ukraine would be a serious strategic error and that the United Kingdom and its allies would impose severe sanctions to Russia," added Liz Truss.
Evguéni Mouraïev, 45, is a pro-Russian political personality who opposes the integration of Ukraine into the West. According to a survey conducted in December, it was ranked seventh among the candidates for the presidential election of 2024 with 6.3% support.
while mocking the affirmations of Great Britain, he called on Sunday to put an end to the division of Ukraine between Pro-West and Pro-Russian.
Senators wrestle with Russia sanctions as Ukraine crisis deepens
“We should impose those sanctions sooner rather than later, not wait for the invasion to start," said Sen. Richard Blumenthal.With the Biden administration warning that Moscow could launch an offensive against Kyiv at any moment, senators from both parties are hustling to back up their promises of bipartisanship with a legislative response aimed at crippling Russia’s economy if President Vladimir Putin triggers a war in eastern Europe. But despite some positive momentum, Republicans and Democrats have yet to agree on a consensus sanctions plan.
"The time of pro-Western and pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine is over again," he said on Facebook. "Ukraine needs new politicians whose policy will be based solely on the principles of national interests of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people."
The British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab from his side told Sky News on Sunday that there would be "very serious consequences if Russia takes (the) decision to try to invade (Ukraine) but also of Install a puppet diet ".
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has described the statements of London of "misinformation" and accused Great Britain and NATO to contribute to "climbing tensions" about Ukraine.
"We call the Department (British) Foreign Affairs to cease its provocations, to stop spreading inepies (...)," wrote the department on one of its official Facebook accounts.
The United States National Security Council spokesperson, Emily Horne, mentioned in a statement a "plot (...) deeply worrying". "The Ukrainian people have the sovereign right to determine its own future, and we are alongside our democratically elected partners in Ukraine," she added.
Great Britain, which provided this week 2,000 missiles and a team of military trainers to Ukraine, also stated that it had information that the Russian intelligence services had links with "many" old. Ukrainian politicians, including personalities related to former President Pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovich.
(report Michael Holden and Paul Sandle, with William James, Natalia Zinets in Kiev and Polina Devitt in Moscow; French version Camille Raynaud and Benjamin Mallet)
Biden warns of rare personal sanctions on Putin .
By Jeff Mason, Humeyra Pamuk and Dmitry AntonovWASHINGTON/MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine, as Western leaders stepped up military preparations and made plans to shield Europe from a potential energy supply shock.Following multiple rounds of U.S.-Russia talks over Ukraine that failed to reach a breakthrough, Biden, who has long warned Moscow of economic consequences, upped the ante on Tuesday by saying Putin could personally face sanctions. Direct U.S.