German Foreign Minister Annalena Barbach said in Kiev on Monday Germany will do everything possible to ensure the security of Ukraine, while reiterating its desire to have a “serious dialogue” with Russia. For his part, the country’s defense minister United Kingdom, Ben Wallace, announced Monday in Parliament Agreement on the supply of new weapons to enhance Ukraine’s “defensive capability”.
“We will do everything we can to ensure the security of Ukraine and Europe.” The German diplomat told a news conference with his Ukrainian envoy Dimitro Kuleba. “We are ready to start a serious dialogue with Russia.”He further added that the aim was to calm down the current situation which he described as “very dangerous”.
During his visit to Madrid, German Chancellor Olaf Scholes reiterated this It is “important” to wait for Russia’s clear action to ease the situation.
“Military aggression against Ukraine will have very serious political and economic consequences” To Russia, Sholes was included during a press conference with the President of the Spanish Government Pedro Sanchez, in which he called for doing everything possible to “avoid”.
Guleba said for his part that he had addressed the complex issue of arms supplies to Ukraine, following Kiev’s accusation in December that Berlin was preventing munitions from entering the framework of cooperation with NATO.
“Our conversations with Germany on this issue will continue.” The minister said.
Minister of Defense of the country United Kingdom Explained that includes the package provided to Ukraine “Light anti-tank weapons systems” He also stressed that all teams have the use of “short distance” and “clear defense”, so they are not a “threat to Russia”.
Adds package Military cooperation between the United Kingdom and Ukraine has already been agreed Last year, which included other features, Training programs and construction of various armored ships.
The Defense Minister said British personnel will travel to Ukraine for a short time to operate and train new weapons.
Ben Wallace, meanwhile, said he had invited his Russian envoy, Sergei Shoiku, to visit London in the coming weeks. He expressed the desire to use bilateral relations to advance a “constructive and optimistic” dialogue on tensions on the Ukrainian border, where tens of thousands of troops are stationed in Moscow. The British position on the conflict is “very clear”.
“Any Russian instability in Ukraine will be a strategic mistake and have significant consequences.”“The set of international sanctions is ready to ensure that the Russian government is punished for violating the border,” the minister warned.
Russia has been accused of stationing about 100,000 troops near the Ukrainian border, While Moscow expects assurances from the West that Kiev will never join the NATO Atlantic Alliance.
Ukraine has been embroiled in a conflict with pro-Russian separatists since 2014, which has killed more than 13,000 and began after Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula.
(With information from AFP and EFE)
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