UkrInform

Ukraine and world news. Ukrinform brings the latest news, daily news, political news, business news, social news, cultural news, sports news, international news

https://www.ukrinform.net/

Russia's aggression against Ukraine: Kuleba names worst-case scenario.

Russia may try to undermine the post-Cold War security architecture in Europe and forcibly cross borders, again, as it did in 2008 in Georgia and in 2014 in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

This was stated by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba who spoke at an online briefing for foreign media on Monday, November 29, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Kuleba noted that Russians might try to do so today as they see opportunities for implementing such a plan.

Read also: EU sanctions policy should deter Russia, Belarus from crossing "red lines" - Kuleba

Ukraine’s key European partners, Germany and France, are focused on domestic affairs, Kuleba believes, explaining that the elections have recently taken place in Germany and are due to be held in France soon. Nord Stream 2, Russia's geopolitical gas pipeline project, is undergoing a process of certification. Vladimir Putin is convinced that the West is weak and indecisive, especially now, ”the minister stressed.

The Ukrainian foreign minister called on western partners to prove that Putin was wrong, offering a package of deterrence measures that would work at three levels: political, economic and security.

At the first level, Ukraine calls for sending a clear signal that Russia would pay a high price for further action against Ukraine's territorial integrity or sovereignty, and that the Russians would face an immediate and insurmountable response. The second level involves the launch of a discussion within the transatlantic community on special economic restrictions targeting Russia. The third level is about the West strengthening cooperation with Ukraine in the security and defense sectors.

The stronger Ukraine is, the less likely it is that Russia will launch a large-scale military attack on Ukraine, Kuleba believes. A strong Ukraine as such is a measure to deter Russia, Kuleba concluded.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, The Washington Post wrote citing sources among the U.S. and EU officials that the movement of Russian troops to the border with Ukraine was being recorded. At the same time, "unusual movement" of equipment and military in Russia’s western regions was noted, which is reminiscent of the developments of April 2021 which caused a stir in the international community.

Read also: Kuleba believes decision to invade Ukraine “on table” in Kremlin

Later, Politico published imagery taken by a commercial satellite, in confirmation of the previous publication by The Washington Post.

On November 21, Kyrylo Budanov, head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate, told Military Times that Russia had amassed more than 92,000 troops near Ukraine's borders and was preparing for an offensive that could be launched in late January-early February 2022.

On November 25, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, said there was no imminent threat of a Russian large-scale invasion, although the situation could change.

During a press marathon on November 26, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine stated that the possibility of a military escalation by Russia remains, while Ukraine is fully prepared for any developments.

im

Related news
Hannity: Americans will suffer

Hannity: Americans will suffer

Sean Hannity enumerates the woes of an ailing Biden administration in the opening monologue of ‘Hannity.’ #FoxNews #Hannity Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-enco...

Afghan refugees reflect on struggles after fleeing Taliban.

Afghan refugees reflect on struggles after fleeing Taliban.

Months after fleeing their homes from Taliban rule, some Afghan refugees tell ABC News they still face hurdles as they try to resettle in the U.S.

2 1

Prince Andrew ‘on collision course with Palace’ after demanding trial by jury.

Prince Andrew ‘on collision course with Palace’ after demanding trial by jury.

PRINCE Andrew is "on a collision course with the palace" after he sensationally demanded a trial by jury overnight in his battle against sex abuse claims, a source has said. Court documents from New York show the royal denies all of the allegation...

Sweden boosts patrols on Gotland island: Could Russia invade? DW News.

Sweden boosts patrols on Gotland island: Could Russia invade? DW News.

The US and NATO have formally rejected Moscow's sweeping security demands, refusing - among other things - to rule out future NATO membership for Ukraine. In its written reply to Moscow's proposals, Washington offers what it calls 'a serious diplo...

Gutfeld slams Pelosi after re-election announcement.

Gutfeld slams Pelosi after re-election announcement.

'Gutfeld!' panel discuss Nancy Pelosi’s re-election announcement and ‘for the children’ comments. #FoxNews #Gutfeld Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing...

Controlling thug kidnaps girlfriend before she falls from van at 60mph.

Controlling thug kidnaps girlfriend before she falls from van at 60mph.

THIS is the harrowing moment a controlling thug kidnapped his teen girlfriend before she fell from a van travelling at 60mph - leaving her unable to walk or talk. Angel Lynn, 19, was found lying in the carriageway of the A6 near Loughborough, Leic...

1