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Ukraine is on the brink of war. Russian forces appear to be ready to attack 20 kilometers from its border. The United States and its allies NATO are doing their best to avoid this war. The focus is on the meeting of Russian and US foreign ministers to be held in Geneva today. Fear that if Russia attacks it may be Russia vs. the West. Considering the possibility of war, Britain has provided anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, while Canada has sent its paramilitary regiment to Ukraine.
NATO is not united
According to the New York Times, the meeting between US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will determine whether a new war will break out in Europe or whether it will be avoided. Russia is now a major threat to the West and there is no proper coordination between the United States and its European allies.
On Thursday night he immediately confused the allies by using the word ‘small intrusion’. However, he later clarified that if Russia invaded Ukraine, the United States and its allies would retaliate financially.
The Ukrainian army showed its weapons at a parade in 2018.
Do not expect too much
U.S. officials did not expect much from the Lavrov-Blinken meeting. Last week, three US diplomats met with Russian officials. After this, they think the chances of ending the controversy are slim. Russia has made it clear that NATO must ensure that Ukraine does not become part of NATO and that neither the United States nor its allies enter the region. Also, the United States will remove all its nuclear weapons from here. The Russian Foreign Minister himself agreed that not much should be expected from his talks with Blingen. Blinken said – it’s okay, but the avenues of conversation should remain open.
Photo of a military base destroyed by the Crimean War in Ukraine.
An excuse for Ukraine, the US vs Russia case
Blinken said Wednesday – some of Russia’s things can not even be considered. We can talk about arms control and military exercises. Both Blinken and Lavrov are expected to speak openly to the media after Friday’s meeting. Russia has demanded that US officials make written promises. Blinken says he can consider it, but does not promise.
Before arriving in Geneva, Blinken held talks with the Foreign Ministers of Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Following this, he met with the President of Ukraine on Thursday. The United States has also provided $ 60 million in military aid to Ukraine.
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