weeks after Failed binaryAnd Accusations And Threats There is no progress at the diplomatic level, and today it is the turn of the German Chancellor, Olaf SchulzTry to open Interlocking Ukrainian crisis Attempting to avoid a military escalation that would have serious repercussions on all parties involved. Today he meets the president in Kiev Volodymyr Zelenskywhile tomorrow the most awaited meeting will be held, the meeting A flies with the president Russian President Vladimir Putin: A duality of paramount importance given that these two countries line up on opposing fronts but maintain it Close business and economic relations Who are involved in the pipeline project Nord Stream 2, whose moratorium was used by the Atlantic bloc as a possible retaliation in the event of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Schultz said that any attack by Russia would lead to “severe sanctions that we have carefully prepared and that we can impose at any time” and that his visit to Kiev represented “an attempt to ensure peace for Europe.” Leader Spd Ask Russia ‘Immediate signs of calm’We expect immediate signs of de-escalation from Moscow – he wrote in a tweet – of a new military aggression that will have serious consequences for Russia.
Even the foreign minister, Luigi Di Maio, is preparing a trip to Kiev to try to achieve Italy’s contribution to de-escalation. Despite warnings of a possible imminent attack, the Farnesina Let’s know that”We can not give up trying to extreme To understand whether political and diplomatic negotiations can still avoid the extensive use of weapons,” according to reports Republic. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has been following the developments of the crisis for days with his main collaborators. The ministry’s secretary general, prime minister, and directors of political affairs are in constant contact with their American and European colleagues to update their assessments.
Even the finance ministers in st 7 He promised serious repercussions for Moscow in the event of an invasion: “Our immediate priority is to support efforts to de-escalate the situation ‘about Ukraine’, but we reiterate, in particular, any further military aggression by Russia against ‘Ukraine’ will be welcomed.” Quick, coordinated and decisive response. We are ready to collectively impose Economic and financial sanctions Which will have immediate and severe consequences for the Russian economy,” reads a memorandum issued by the British government. “The continued Russian military expansion on Ukraine’s borders – the text continues – is a cause for grave concern.”
This morning appeared to fileUkraine He decided to take the first concrete step of Avoid military escalation on its borders. Kiev Ambassador to Great Britain, Vadim Pristikointerview by BBC It was reported that the government of an Eastern European country is studying whether Giving up on pursuing plans for NATO membership To avoid conflict. Fears of new clashes (and new deaths) near the disputed areas or even of unrest that could lead to The overthrow of the executive They can then bring the president’s country Volodymyr Zelensky to abandon their Atlantic aspirations, in what would be a huge concession to Russia From Russian President Vladimir Putinworried, as they have repeated over and over since then KremlinFrom the eastward advance of the forces and influence NATO. But to calm the enthusiasm came a declaration from the Kiev government, in which the words of the Ukrainian ambassador in London came. ‘Out of context’. It is “very important” for Ukraine to have one “security guarantee” “The best guarantee would be immediate membership in NATO,” the ministry said.
For his part, a Kremlin spokesman said, Dmitriy PeskovHe said that relations between Moscow and Washington are in one ‘very low level’. He said, in statements carried by the Russian media, that there are some channels of dialogue BBCBut when it comes to “bilateral relations, we can only speak negatively. We are at a very low point.” Peskov said that the presidents of the two countries “are talking, there is a dialogue on other fronts,” noting that this is a positive side “because only two years ago there was no dialogue, there was no gender contact.”
Meanwhile, US intelligence has reviewed the rise of the Russian troop presence on the border with Ukraine: it is 130 thousandnot 100 thousand, from the military Washington It is estimated that they were sent by the Kremlin to the gates of the country and are ready to act in the event of a military escalation. Even if yesterday, as in past weeks, Maria ZakharovaThe Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed that Russia has no intention of invading Ukraine.
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