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Ukraine joins alliance: Russia threatens NATO with consequences

Status: October 21, 2021 at 3:02 pm

Russia threatens repercussions if Ukraine joins NATO Federal Defense Minister Gromb-Karenbauer spoke in support of the crackdown on Moscow.

Russia threatens NATO with repercussions if the military alliance takes further action to persuade Ukraine. Undersecretary of State Andrzej Rudenko responded with threatening statements from US Secretary of State Lloyd Austin. But Rudenko opened up about how Russia would react.

The United States supports joining

Ukraine has long wanted to join NATO. Austin said a few days ago that the United States supports this and that no third country can block NATO’s decision to allow members. Austin had said during a visit to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, that Russia was an obstacle to peace in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists have been hostile to each other for years. Russia has repeatedly denied allegations that it sent troops to eastern Ukraine and supported separatists there.

Armed conflicts begin in 2014. At the time, Russia annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and justified this with the fact that the Russian population there must be protected. Earlier, pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine was ousted in a mass protest. There is a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, but it is repeatedly violated. At least 14,000 people have been killed in clashes between Ukrainian security forces and Russian-backed separatists.

Cramp-Karenbower for a tough pace

Union Defense Minister Annegret Cromb-Karanpower (CDU), meanwhile, has spoken out in support of a tougher approach to Moscow. Cramp-Karenbauer told Deutschlandfunk at the first body meeting with his NATO counterparts in Brussels that NATO was ready to take “very clear” military action in light of the growing “challenges” posed by Russia. Year. Cromb-Karenbauer insisted that no one should get the “idea” to “attack” NATO allies. He noted that Russia was “violating airspace in the Baltic states, but increasing attacks around the Black Sea”.

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels that the coalition relied on a combination of “credible prevention” and “efforts for meaningful dialogue”. At the same time, he lamented Russia’s decision to close its permanent representation to the military alliance and the NATO office in Moscow. Russia responds to suspected spies at NATO headquarters