Russia-West impasse over Ukraine – “War drums sound”

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The US ambassador to the OSCE warns that “the drums of war are sounding loudly”, the Polish Foreign Minister warns that Europe is in danger of sinking into a war and Russia says it wants peace, but not at any cost.

In accordance with Reuters, after three consecutive rounds of talks between the Russian delegation and the United States, NATO and the OSCE countries on the crisis on the border with Ukraine, all sides are talking about a stalemate, although they say they are not abandoning diplomacy.

At the same time, military experts are examining their options in case tensions over Ukraine could not be eased, the White House says it will release information within 24 hours suggesting that Russia may seek to invent a pretext to justify aggression. moves and Moscow does not rule out a possible deployment of forces in Cuba and Venezuela in retaliation.

Yesterday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in his large annual press conference, said that Moscow was not ready to wait forever for the US and NATO to respond to its security demands and that it wanted a detailed written response to any Russian proposal. As he said, President Vladimir Putin can make a decision as soon as Russia receives a point-by-point response to its proposals, as well as counter-proposals from the West.

Anxiety soars

“The drums of war are ringing loudly,” said Michael Carpenter, the US ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), following talks with Russia in Vienna.

“The threat of a military invasion is high,” White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters. “There are no set dates for other talks. “We must first consult our allies and partners.”

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