The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations warned Thursday Evidence on the ground suggests that Russia is “moving towards an immediate invasion” of Ukraine Washington is questioning Moscow’s claims of withdrawing troops.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield He pointed out that he had asked the US Secretary of State Anthony Blink UN Security Council calls on Ukraine to suspend uranium enrichment To attend this Thursday’s meeting of the Security Council.
The long-planned meeting will be chaired by the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister. Of Sergei VershinHe will also serve as the British Deputy Minister in charge of Europe. James is smart.
On the way to the security conference organized in Munich over the weekend, Blinken visited the UN. “To make it clear to the world that we are doing everything we can to avoid a war.”The U.S. ambassador, who is also a member of Joe Biden’s cabinet, told reporters.
“Our goal is to convey the seriousness of the situation“Because “This is an important moment”Said Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
Blinken mentions “Our intense commitment to diplomacy paves the way for intensification and underscores”He added.
At almost the same time, the Secretary of Defense From the United States, Lloyd AustinWarned Russia can be expected to create an excuse for an invasion Following reports of a “problem” with Ukraine’s front line shelling with pro-Moscow separatists.
“We have been saying for some time that the Russians can do something like this to justify the military conflict.. So we will look at this very carefully, ”Austin told reporters after a meeting with NATO defense ministers.
Thus said Austin Moscow continued to build its forces Despite the Kremlin’s withdrawal of troops, its war readiness on the Ukrainian border.
Russia has repeatedly denied plans to invade Ukraine.
“We see them joining the 150,000 troops already stationed on that border, including the last few days. We see some of those troops slowly approaching that border. Austin said.
“We see them flying in more war and support aircraft. We see them ready in the Black Sea. We even see them donating blood to themselves. he said.
He added: “Do not do this for any reason.. If you’re ready to pack up and go home, you’re not sure. “
Separatists with the support of Kiev and Russia East Lukansk district In Ukraine They traded allegations that the fighting escalated on Thursday.
Ukraine has come inside Conflict with pro-Moscow rebels in the east of the country since 2014In the war that claimed more than 14,000 lives. Recent reports may heighten fears of Russian intervention.
President of Ukraine, Volodymyr ZhelenskyHe said the bombing had reached a kindergarten and that it was a “great provocation”.
NATO Secretary General, Jens StoltenbergThe coalition said it was “concerned” that Moscow was looking for an excuse for an attack as tensions swirled around Ukraine.
“Russia’s intentions are not yet clear and we do not know what will happen.”Stoltenberg said.
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