Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed Friday that Russia is “ready” to seize a Ukrainian city in the north of the country. Some of the statements that arrive on the same day that Moscow confirmed through the mouth of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov It will not attack the neighboring country.
Lavrov issued these words after his meeting in Geneva (Switzerland) with the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, who, for his part, stated that “If Russia chooses the path of conflict, there will be dire consequences,” he added. Similar to what was previously expressed President Joe Biden.
And Blinken warned in the press conference after the meeting with Lavrov, who told him that Washington and its European allies “the United States and Europe will continue to meet with Russia on either of these two tracks (military or diplomatic)”. support Ukraine ”which, according to the United States, He has the right to join NATO.
“We’ve heard (Lavrov) repeat that they don’t intend to invade Ukraine, but there are things we all see, so I told him it was to convince the world that they could call up the forces they had on the border and stay committed to the diplomatic path as they did today.”
Moscow continues to strengthen the border militarily
The Secretary of State also considered it a “paradox” for Russia to defend its desire to resolve tensions over Ukraine through diplomacy, but at the same time Continue to strengthen its military presence on its border with Ukraine.
Blinken emphasized that the nearly ninety-minute dialogue at the Wilson Hotel in Geneva was “candid and objective,” which – finally – warned Lavrov that the United States and its allies would regard any kind of troop incursion as an “invasion” of the Russians into Ukraine. province.
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