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Ukraine conflict: Macron wants to propose an expansion route to Putin

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Diplomatic efforts are underway in the Ukraine conflict. French President Macron wants to explore ways to reduce the intensity of a phone call with Vladimir Putin.

  • Stokes for weeks Russia* As he heavily deployed his forces on the border with Ukraine, he was concerned about the impending attack.
  • President of Russia Vladimir Putin* Justifies action by saying that they are threatened by NATO and that Ukraine is under threat of annexation.
  • In United States* And more Bundestock* Possible actions against Russia are discussed.

Updated Friday, January 28, 2022, from 6.30am: French President Emmanuel Macron wants to propose to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin a way to defuse the conflict with Ukraine. Today the two leaders want to talk on the phone. Macron also sees this conversation as an opportunity to see where you stand in the current situation. He expects some clarification from the Russian side. According to Elysee sources, Macron wants to reiterate in a phone call that the invasion of neighboring Ukraine by Russian troops could have serious consequences.

Meanwhile, at the request of the United States, the UN Security Council will also deal with the Ukraine crisis for the first time. The U.S. embassy said Monday that the United States had requested a meeting of the most powerful UN body. Debates in New York will be held in public, probably at 4:00 pm CET. “As we continue to pursue diplomacy to defuse tensions in the face of this serious threat to peace and security in Europe and the world, the UN Security Council is an important place for diplomacy,” the US mission said.

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US President Joe Biden has reiterated Washington’s support for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky. Biden said after the White House statement that the United States is committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

French President Emmanuel Macron expects the Ukraine crisis to ease.

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Ukraine conflict: Pentagon sees “further concentration” of Russian war troops

+++ 9:57 pm: According to the US government, the strength of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border has continued to increase “in the last 24 hours”. “As for the Russian structure, we see another concentration of (…) war troops stationed by the Russians in the western part of their country and in Belarus in the last 24 hours,” said Pentagon spokesman John. Kirby on Thursday. Kirby will not say how many Armed Forces have joined recently. Restoration is not “dramatic”, but it is not “frozen”.

Kirby announced further military assistance to Ukraine. So the next deliveries should come and join the site soon. “We will not describe all the items in this export,” Kirby continued. Given the location on the Ukrainian border, they would like to be careful with this information. “We are in constant contact with Ukraine about their needs and capabilities.”

Updated Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 3:35 pm: While Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia have resumed Normandy-style talks, Russian state media are reporting on the upcoming Ukrainian “attack” on the eastern city of Donetsk. The government’s main news site, The Moscow Times, reported the news on Thursday.

The state news agency TASS reports that a commander of the Ukrainian army in the Donbass region is expected to prepare for a possible offensive through Ukraine. The Moscow Times quoted Komsomolskaya Pravda as saying: “Donetsk is surrounded! Horlicka cut off! Cyber ​​troops from Ukraine and NATO have already started war in the Donbass region. Denis Bushlin, a Donetsk politician from the internationally unrecognized People’s Republic, spoke on a radio program that NATO would “pump” weapons into Ukraine.

Ukrainian soldiers trained with missile systems near Donetsk. (Archive image)

© Ukrainian Ministry of Defense / Imeko

First Report Thursday, January 27, 2022 2:24 PM: Kiev / Berlin – In the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Germany clearly spoke out against providing arms to Ukraine, which is incomprehensible, especially by its allies in the East. Ukrainian Ambassador to Berlin Andriy Melnyk described the fact that instead of warships and air defense systems needed for security purposes, only security equipment is guaranteed to “drop in the bucket” and “absolutely a symbolic gesture”.

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Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko, for example, on Wednesday (January 26, 2022) called Germany’s commitment to supply 5,000 military safety helmets to the Tabloid Bild “a complete joke.” German Defense Minister Kristin Lambrecht (SPD*) He accused Ukraine of not understanding that it was “dealing with a perfectly armed Russian army.” In a guest article for the tabloid, Klitschko accused German politicians of “failing to provide assistance” and “betraying friends.”

Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko has criticized German military aid to Ukraine. (Archive image)

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Conflict with Russia: The majority of Germans are opposed to supplying arms to Ukraine

However, among the German population, the majority support the federal government’s decision not to supply arms. This is the result of a study conducted by a referendum organization called Yukov. Ninety-five percent of participants opposed the supply of arms to Ukraine. Only 20 per cent said they wanted to reconsider German politics, while 21 per cent said no.

On Thursday (01/27/2022) the situation of the Ukrainian border was discussed in Bundestok. The Foreign Minister confirmed Annalena Barbach* (Green*) Rejected the German government’s decision not to supply arms and allegations that Germany did not provide adequate support to Ukraine. He noted economic support and cooperation, but also military assistance. In addition, Germany is currently engaged in repairing a security bunker near Odessa and training Ukrainian armed forces.

Conflict between Russia and Ukraine: Beerbock threatens retaliation for aggression

Barbach threatened severe retaliation for his contribution to the Bundestag debate if there was an attack on Ukraine. “We have a variety of responses to the new occupation, including Nord Stream 2,” Barbach said. View of the Russian-German gas pipeline*. “Yes, we like conversation at all times,” Namebach insisted. But the minister said it was “about toughness, which undoubtedly makes it clear: the cornerstones of the European peace order are not negotiable.” Germany and its allies “have made it very clear that renewed military action against Ukraine will have massive repercussions for Russia.”

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Kiev and the West fear a Russian offensive as large Russian troops are concentrated on the border with Ukraine. Moscow has denied the allegations and feels threatened by Ukraine and NATO. Germany, to calm the conflict peacefully France* And launched in 2014 in Ukraine Negotiations with Russia in the form of Normandy* Suspended and restarted from 2019. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said in Copenhagen on Thursday that Ukraine was “good news” and a sign of Moscow’s efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis diplomatically. (with dpa / AFP)* fr.de is an offer IPPEN.MEDIA

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