USA President , Joe Biden said Friday that he is preparing new policies to stop any Russian plans to invade Ukraine. After Washington and Kiev reported that Moscow did concentrated forces near the border.
The Tensions have skyrocketed In recent weeks after the US Secretary of State, Anthony BlinkAnd Moscow warned of the invasion.
Kiev said Russia has spread around it 115,000 troops near its borders, in the annexed Crimea and in two eastern regions held by pro-Russian rebels. The Kremlin denied the allegations and held the United States responsible for inflaming the alleged tensions.
“What I do is Putting together what I think will be the most comprehensive and meaningful set of initiatives to make it very, very difficult for (Russian leader Vladimir) Putin to go ahead and do what people can do.Biden told reporters.
The Kremlin claimed on Friday that Next week Putin and Biden will hold a phone call.
Both Russian Minister, Sergey Lavrov as he met Blinken on Thursday in SwedenOn the sidelines of the OSCE ministerial meeting, planned for a long time and in which Ukraine also participated.
Diplomatic heads The United States and Russia held a meeting filled with warnings and threats about Ukraine, But they also indicated that they are seeking to resolve the crisis through diplomatic channels. We are deep Concerned about Russia’s plans to launch new aggression against Ukraine“Blinken to his Russian counterpart.
The senior US official also warned Thursday that If Russia continues on the path of “confrontation” it will suffer “serious consequences” after Moscow threatened harsh sanctions on Wednesday.
The Kremlin’s foreign policy advisor, Yuri Ushakov told reporters that a date had been agreed upon, but that it would not be announced until the final details of the talks were settled.
In spite of Contacts between the two foes have increased since Putin and Biden first met at a summit in Geneva in JuneTensions remained high.
In addition to the conflict in Ukraine, Russia and the United States continue to discuss cyberattacks and the employment of their embassies, After several waves of diplomatic expulsion.
Putin criticized Erdogan for deploying drones in Ukraine
On Friday, Putin criticized the Ukrainian army’s use of military drones provided by TurkeyIn a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
According to Putin, the use of Kiev troops Turkey’s armed Bayraktar drones, which were used against pro-Russian separatists in October, are a “provocation”.
The Russian president criticized the “Kiev’s destructive policy” aims to “undermine the Minsk agreements” signed in 2015 It aims to end the conflict in separatist eastern Ukraine, but its political component has never been implemented.
Putin also stressed “Kiev’s need to abandon all military activities that it attempted to carry out” in eastern Ukraine, according to a Kremlin statement. The data comes at a time Tensions escalate between Russia and Ukraine, with accusations against Moscow To concentrate troops on the border to prepare for a possible attack.
(with information from the AFP and EFE)