Diplomatic efforts continue to defuse the Ukraine crisis. Meanwhile, the United States and Russia accused each other of provoking the situation.
- In the conflict between Russia* And Ukraine’s diplomatic efforts have been going on for weeks. Now the Turkish president is returning Recep Tayyip Erdogan* As an intermediary.
- President of Russia Vladimir Putin* And this United States* Blaming each other in a provocative way.
- All the information about the situation in Ukraine and the tensions with Russia is in our live ticker.
Updated from 6.45am on Friday, February 4, 2022: In the conflict in Ukraine, Russia and the United States have leveled serious accusations at each other. Russia on Thursday accused the United States of escalating tensions on the continent by sending troops to Eastern Europe. The United States, for its part, said there were reports that Moscow was trying to “find” an excuse to invade Ukraine. Meanwhile, crisis diplomacy continues: President Olaf Scholes (SPD) announced a trip to Moscow, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again brought himself as a mediator in the conflict.
The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused the United States of aggravating the situation by announcing that it would send thousands of troops to Eastern Europe. In Moscow, Peskov said Russia’s concerns about NATO’s expansion to the east and the deployment of U.S. troops in the region were “absolutely justified.”
Ukraine conflict: Russia may make excuses for invasion with fake video
+++ 8:54 pm: According to the United States, Russia is considering a number of options to create an excuse for an invasion of Ukraine. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in Washington on Thursday (February 3, 2022) that it was possible to produce a campaign video of an attack.
The content of the film will be the result of an explosion and will show the equipment of Ukraine or allies. Russia wanted to cause outrage. Kirby said such a video could give Vladimir Putin the “spark needed to launch and justify military action against Ukraine.”
Ukraine conflict: US fears work
“We’m not sure if this is the path they will take, but we know it’s an option to consider,” Jonathan Finer, a U.S. deputy national security adviser, told MSNBC. The Reuters news agency quoted a senior US government official as saying that the US had made the allegations publicly to prevent Russia from implementing such plans.
The United States has long warned of Russia’s false flag action. Moscow has denied such allegations in the past.
+++ 7.16pm: According to the US government, the joint military exercises between Russia and Belarus and the increase of 30,000 Russian troops near the Belarusian border with Ukraine indicate a “clear intensification and non-intensification of action.” The events are a factor in how the United States should support its NATO partners in the region, said Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the president’s office, according to Reuters.
Ukraine conflict: Erdogan offers to mediate between Ukraine and Russia
+++ 5.12pm: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who visited Kiev on Thursday (February 3, 2022), is now engaged in efforts to defuse the conflict in Ukraine. There, Erdogan offered to mediate between Ukraine and Russia. Will the Russian government provide under President Vladimir Putin Turkey* Received, but questionable.
Turkey is Kiev’s key ally as a NATO member, which also supports Ukraine’s potential access. At the same time, Erdogan maintains close ties with Putin, for example even though their countries are on different sides in the Syrian conflict. Ukraine is an important issue in bilateral relations. Turkey has condemned Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Most recently, Turkey’s supply of war drones to Ukraine has caused tensions between Turkey and Russia.
Ukraine conflict: Finland also worries about possible provocation by Russia
Meanwhile, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has assured Finland of its support for the EU country in the ongoing crisis. As a member of the European Union, Finland will always show solidarity, and we can count on the full unity of the European Union, said Van der Leyen after a meeting with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin in Helsinki on Thursday. That is the characteristic of the EU.
The backbone of this guarantee is Finland’s fear of being the target of potential provocation by Russia. EU member state with longest national border with Russia. Although Finns are not members of NATO, they are closely linked to the military alliance. Marin said the only way to find peaceful solutions was to engage in dialogue: “We all want Russia to improve the situation and find peaceful ways out of the situation.”
Ukraine conflict: thousands of signatures against the occupation – the glow of hope in Kiev
Updated from 1:20 pm on Thursday, February 3, 2022: Thousands of members and supporters of the Association of Intellectuals and Educators in Russia have called on the Russian government to take steps to intensify the conflict in Ukraine and thus prevent an “immoral, irresponsible and criminal” war. This was reported by the government’s main news portal, The Moscow Times.
The petition was created by more than 100 prominent figures campaigning for human rights, science, media and politics in Russia – so far they have received support in the form of 3,000 signatures. The petition alleges that the government is deceiving the people of Russia. “The idea of a holy war against the West” stands in the way of the country’s development and the living standards of its people: “The question of price is not discussed, but ultimately the Russian people pay the price – a high and bloody price,” the appeal states.
Russia expands troops – a beacon of hope in Ukraine
First Report on Thursday, 03.02.2022, 11.40 am: KIEV – The close partnership between Russia and China gives audiences hope during the current crisis in Ukraine. Winter Olympic Games* There is currently no attack on Ukraine. Nevertheless, more and more Russian troops are being transferred to the border with Ukraine.
According to the American television channel CNN, current satellite imagery shows that troops are still moving in western Russia, the Crimean region and Belarus. According to satellite operator Maxar Technologies, the provision and evaluation of images has greatly expanded the number of military bases along the Ukrainian border.
Crisis with Russia: Troops now move along the Belarus-Ukraine border
This development indicates that the Russian military has expanded its “general readiness”. When comparing the records of September and January, using the example of the military camp in the Crimean settlement of Novosern, there is a marked increase in operations. Numerous tents have recently been added to the previous infrastructure.
A U.S. broadcaster says more and more Russian troops have recently been stationed in neighboring Belarus. Russian and Belarusian foreign ministries have promised an increase in troops on the Belarus-Ukraine border: the troop movement for a joint military exercise scheduled for February.
Coalition between Russia and China: Experts see relaxation in Ukraine crisis reason
Meanwhile, the news portal Newsweek.com reports that experts and insiders are to blame for the Winter Olympics. China* Assume for now that there will be no occupation from Russia towards Ukraine in the coming weeks. This is because of the close alliance between Russia under President Vladimir Putin and China under President Xi Jinping.
For example, Alexander Daniluk, former secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Security Council, told Newsweek that China could view the attack on Ukraine during the Olympics as a diplomatic insult. Background to the 2008 Summer Olympics Peking* The Caucasus war between Russia and Georgia has already intensified. According to Daniel, Russia cannot “screw up Xi Jinping’s show a second time.”
Ukraine crisis: US sends troops to Europe, Russia condemns relocation “destructive”
Last week, the United States and NATO responded in writing to Russian demands for “security guarantees.” In the letters, Washington and NATO rejected NATO’s request for Putin’s further expansion and withdrawal of U.S. weapons from states in the former Soviet sphere of influence.
The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that the United States plans to send thousands of additional troops to Europe. Most of the 2,000 troops are due to be transferred to Poland from the Fort Brock base in the state of North Carolina, but 300 of them will also go to Germany. The 1000 American soldiers currently stationed in Wilzek, Bavaria, will be sent to Romania. Moscow condemned the post as “destructive”. Chancellor Olaf Scholes* (SPD*) Announced wanting to travel to Moscow “soon”. (ska / dpa / AFP / rtr) * fr.de is an offer IPPEN.MEDIA
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