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But he said U.S. and NATO statements that Russia's main demands were unacceptable did not leave much room for optimism. The nuanced Kremlin reaction made clear that Russia was not rejecting the U.S. and NATO responses out of hand or closing the door to diplomacy. Russia denies planning to invade Ukraine but says it wants to enforce "red lines" to protect its own security. He has warned of an unspecified "military-technical response" - something defence analysts say could relate to missile deployments - if Russia's demands are ignored. Ermakov said Moscow believed Washington was preparing to deploy short and intermediate range missiles to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Persons: Jan, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Sergey Pivovarov Read, Antony Blinken, Washington, Dmytro Kuleba, Kuleba, Sergei Lavrov, Lavrov, Putin, Russia's, Vladimir Ermakov, Ermakov, Nikolaj Skydsgaard, Mark Trevelyan, Timothy Heritage, Gareth Jones Organizations: Kremlin, U.S, NATO, Russian, REUTERS, Kyiv, Beijing, TASS, Thomson Locations: Moscow, Ukraine, MOSCOW, Russia, United States, Washington, Europe, Rostov, U.S, Ukrainian, Kyiv, Russian, China, Asia, Pacific, Copenhagen
The United States said it had offered a “diplomatic path forward” in the standoff with Russia over Ukraine. In a series of bold security demands last month, the Kremlin asked that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other ex-Soviet countries and roll back its military deployments in Central and Eastern Europe. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan hand-delivered a response to the Russian security demands in Moscow on Wednesday. Alexander Zemlianichenko / APNATO also conveyed its written proposals to Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said late Wednesday. Meanwhile, Russia continued to enlarge its military presence near its borders with Ukraine, intelligence and defense officials told NBC News.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Antony Blinken, Biden, won’t, Russia John Sullivan, Alexander Zemlianichenko, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg, Dmitry Peskov, Alexander Grushko, Russia’s, Dmitry Medvedev, Medvedev, Putin, Ria, , Organizations: Kremlin, NATO, Washington, U.S, NBC News, Intelligence Locations: States, Russia, Ukraine, Moscow's, Europe, Central, Eastern Europe, Moscow, U.S, , Belarus, Minsk
Russia has demanded NATO pull back troops and weapons from eastern Europe and bar its neighbour Ukraine, a former Soviet state, from ever joining. DIALOGUEIn Paris, diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany held more than eight hours of talks on ending a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, part of the wider crisis between Moscow and Kyiv that risks becoming a full-scale war. 1/3 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Russia and Ukraine during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2022. A day after the U.S. delivered Javelin anti-tank missiles, launchers and other hardware to Ukraine, Germany came under criticism for saying it would supply Kyiv with 5,000 military helmets while stopping short of providing weapons. U.S. officials say they are in talks with major energy-producing countries and companies worldwide over a potential diversion of supplies to Europe if Russia invades Ukraine.
Persons: Blinken, Jan, Antony Blinken, Wang Yi, Ned Price, Vladimir Putin, Alexander Grushko, Joe Biden, Putin, Dmitry Peskov, Brendan Smialowski, Peskov, Dmytro Kuleba, Vitali Klitschko, Jen Psaki, Psaki, John Irish, Rami Ayyub, Mark Trevelyan, Gareth Jones, Grant McCool, Michael Perry Organizations: Kremlin, United, Foreign, State Department, NATO, Washington, U.S, Putin, REUTERS Read, Wednesday, . State Department, White, United States, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Kremlin Russia, Ukraine, Paris WASHINGTON, MOSCOW, United States, Europe, Moscow, U.S, Russia, Soviet, Washington, Britain, Paris, France, Germany, Kyiv, Normandy, Berlin, Washington , U.S, Belarus
U.S.'s Blinken holds talks with China's Wang on Ukraine risks
  + stars: | 2022-01-27 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Russia and Ukraine during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2022. Brendan Smialowski/Pool via REUTERSJan 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi about Ukraine on Wednesday, highlighting global security and the economic risks that could stem from further Russian aggression, the State Department said. "Secretary Blinken ... conveyed that de-escalation and diplomacy are the responsible way forward," department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. Global security and the economic risks posed by further Russian aggression against Ukraine figured in the talks, the department added. The United States and its NATO allies reject that but say they are ready to discuss other topics such as arms control and confidence-building measures.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Brendan Smialowski, Wang Yi, Blinken, Ned Price, Akriti Sharma, Clarence Fernandez, Robert Birsel Organizations: State Department, REUTERS, Foreign, Global, United, NATO, Thomson Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Washington , U.S, United States, Europe, Moscow, Soviet, Bengaluru
Senior Chinese diplomat calls for calm in Ukraine
  + stars: | 2022-01-27 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
BEIJING, Jan 27 (Reuters) - China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that all parties involved in the Ukraine issue should remain calm and refrain from actions that stir tension and hype up the crisis, as he held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Russia has demanded that NATO pull back troops and weapons from eastern Europe and bar its neighbour Ukraine, a former Soviet state, from ever joining. Washington and its NATO allies reject that position, but say they are ready to discuss topics such as arms control and confidence-building measures. read moreOne country's security cannot be at the expense of the security of other countries, and regional security cannot be guaranteed by strengthening or even expanding military blocs, Wang told Blinken by telephone. read moreRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Ryan Woo; Editing by Clarence FernandezOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Jan, Wang Yi, Antony Blinken, Wang, Ryan Woo, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: China's, U.S, NATO, Washington, Thomson Locations: BEIJING, Ukraine, Russia, Europe, Soviet
U.S., China confer on Ukraine, urge de-escalation and calm
  + stars: | 2022-01-27 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +4 min
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Russia and Ukraine during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2022. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke about Ukraine on a telephone call late on Wednesday. "We call on all parties to stay calm and refrain from doing things that agitate tensions and hype up the crisis," Wang told Blinken, China's foreign ministry said in a statement. The United States and its NATO allies reject that position but say they are ready to discuss other topics such as arms control and confidence-building measures. Wang told Blinken that the United States "continues to make mistakes in its words and deeds on China, causing new shocks to the relationship".
Persons: Antony Blinken, Brendan Smialowski, Wang Yi, Wang, Blinken, Vladimir Putin, Ryan Woo, Gabriel Crossley, Akriti Sharma, Clarence Fernandez, Robert Birsel Organizations: State Department, REUTERS, Reuters.com Register Russia, NATO, U.S, Security, Winter, Beijing, Thomson Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Washington , U.S, China, United States, U.S, Europe, Soviet, U.S ., States, Minsk, Russian, Taiwan, Canada, Australia, Britain, Beijing, Bengaluru
And last week, I told Foreign Minister Lavrov the United States would do the same. The United States delivered a written response to Russia’s demands in Eastern Europe, which included its concerns over escalating military tensions in the region. “There’s no daylight among the United States and our allies and partners on these matters,” he said. The United States would not release its response publicly, Mr. Blinken said, adding that he hoped Russia would take the same approach. Mr. Blinken did not indicate what he expects next from the Russians, or when.
Persons: Lavrov, Sullivan, Brendan Smialowski, Antony J, Blinken, John J, Jens Stoltenberg, ” Mr, Sergey Lavrov, Biden, we’ve, Vladimir V, Putin, , ’ ’, Aleksandr V, , Russia’s, it’s, Stephanie Lecocq, Stoltenbeg, , Mr, Stoltenberg, , “ we’re, ” Michael Schwirtz, Steven Erlanger Organizations: United, Credit, NATO, Soviet, Russia, Engage Locations: Russia, States, Eastern Europe, United States, Moscow, U.S, Ukraine, Russian, American, NATO, Washington, Europe, Belarus, Belarusian, France,
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (not pictured) in Kyiv, Ukraine, January 19, 2022. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERSCOPENHAGEN, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Russia is likely to remain on a diplomatic track with Ukraine and the West for at least two weeks following talks in Paris to de-escalate the situation, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Thursday. "Nothing has changed, this is the bad news," Kuleba said of the talks in Paris, where Moscow held security talks with diplomats from Ukraine, France and Germany on Wednesday. "Unfortunately, the biggest demand that Russia has is that Ukraine engages directly in talks with Russian proxies in Donetsk and Luhansk instead of negotiating with Russia. Donetsk and Luhansk are self-proclaimed republics in the Donbass in eastern Ukraine.
Persons: Dmytro Kuleba, Antony Blinken, Alex Brandon, Jan, Kuleba, Jeppe, Nikolaj Skydsgaard, Jacob Gronholt, Pedersen, Stine Jacobsen, Andrew Cawthorne, Alison Williams Organizations: Ukrainian, U.S, REUTERS, Danish, Russia, Thomson Locations: Kyiv, Ukraine, REUTERS COPENHAGEN, Russia, Paris, Moscow, France, Germany, Berlin, Copenhagen, Normandy, Donetsk, Luhansk
The visit by Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani's comes after his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian on Monday said Tehran is ready to consider direct talks with Washington if it feels it can get a "good nuclear deal". However, IRNA said the visit was not intended to facilitate direct talks with Washington. After then-U.S. President Donald Trump quit the nuclear deal in 2018 and reimposed harsh sanctions, Iran gradually started violating the pact's nuclear curbs. The minister, Sheikh Mohammed, is expected in Washington on Friday in advance of the emir's visit. PRISONER RELEASEAmirabdollahian previously met Sheikh Tamim and Sheikh Mohammed in Doha on Jan. 11.
Persons: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Antony Blinken, Olivier Douliery, Qatar's, Thani's, Hossein Amirabdollahian, IRNA, Donald Trump, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, Joe Biden, Sheikh Mohammed, Amirabdollahian, Sheikh Tamim, Parisa Hafezi, Andrew Mills, Frank Jack Daniel Our Organizations: Qatar's, State Department, REUTERS DUBAI, Washington, Washington ., Tehran, U.S, Jan, Reuters, Qatar, Sunday, Thomson Locations: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al, Washington , DC, Iran, Washington, Tehran, Doha, United States, Vienna, Thani, Qatar, Iranian, U.S, Dubai
The Kremlin has given its response to U.S. security proposals that were hand-delivered to Moscow on Wednesday, saying it believes Russian views have not been taken into account. While President Vladimir Putin has read the documents and will take time to study them, "it cannot be said that our views were taken into account, or that a readiness to take our concerns into account was demonstrated," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Thursday, Reuters reported. Likening current tensions in Europe as reminiscent of the Cold War, Peskov said it would take time for Moscow to review the U.S.' response and that "it would be silly to expect a response on the next day." In its response, which was given to the Kremlin by the U.S.' ambassador in Moscow, the U.S. repeated its previous refusal to concede to such demands, sticking instead to its commitment to NATO's "open-door" policy. At the same time, Blinken told reporters in a press briefing that the U.S.' response also offered Russia "a serious diplomatic path forward, should Russia choose it."
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Sergei Lavrov, Antony Blinken, Blinken, we're Organizations: Reuters, Russian, Blinken, Kremlin, NATO, U.S . Locations: Moscow, Europe, Ukraine, U.S, Eastern Europe, Russia
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow, which has massed troops near Ukraine, would not rush to draw conclusions after Washington formally responded to Russian proposals for a redrawing of post-Cold War security arrangements in Europe. Describing tensions on the continent as reminiscent of the Cold War, Peskov said it would take time for Moscow to review Wednesday's response from Washington. But he said U.S. and NATO statements that Russia's main demands were unacceptable did not leave much room for optimism. Russian and Ukrainian dollar bonds, which have been hammered in recent weeks by the mounting tension, both rose in response to Peskov's comments. 1/4 A Russian army service member fires a howitzer during drills at the Kuzminsky range in the southern Rostov region, Russia January 26, 2022.
Persons: Jan, Dmitry Peskov, Peskov, Sergey Pivovarov Read, Sergei Lavrov, Antony Blinken, Washington, Dmytro Kuleba, Dmitry Antonov, Tom Balmforth, Mark Trevelyan, Timothy Organizations: United, U.S, Russian, REUTERS, NATO, Ukrainian, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Russia, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, MOSCOW, United States, Ukraine, Moscow, Washington, Europe, Rostov, Denmark, Kyiv
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (not pictured) in Kyiv, Ukraine, January 19, 2022. Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERSSummary Ukraine's foreign minister visits DenmarkHe says 'nothing has changed' after 'Normandy' talksCOPENHAGEN, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Russia is likely to remain on a diplomatic track with Kyiv and the West for at least two weeks but will continue efforts to destabilise Ukraine, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Thursday. Russia has massed troops near Ukraine's border but says it does not plan to invade its neighbour. The so-called "Normandy" talks in Paris were seen as a step towards defusing broader tensions in a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. "Unfortunately, the biggest demand that Russia has is that Ukraine engages directly in talks with Russian proxies in Donetsk and Luhansk instead of negotiating with Russia.
Persons: Dmytro Kuleba, Antony Blinken, Alex Brandon, Jan, Kuleba, Jeppe Kofod, Biden, Nikolaj Skydsgaard, Jacob Gronholt, Pedersen, Stine Jacobsen, Andrew Cawthorne, Alison Williams, Timothy Organizations: Ukrainian, U.S, Danish Foreign, Russia, NATO, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Kyiv, Ukraine, Denmark, Normandy, COPENHAGEN, Russia, Ukrainian, Ukraine's, Paris, France, Germany, Copenhagen, Berlin, Donetsk, Luhansk, U.S
Aside from the obvious potential human and political impact, a Russian invasion of Ukraine could destabilize global stock markets. Strategists from the Swiss bank UBS said that Russian invasion looks increasingly unlikely. "Our base case is for diplomatic efforts to continue, allowing the situation to stabilize and the tensions to eventually ease," Haefele's team said. Over that period of volatility, UBS outlined three strategies that retail investors can use to shield their portfolios from geopolitical risk. "Russia supplies around 40% of Europe's natural gas, and prices have already risen sharply," Haefele's team said.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, State Anthony Blinken, Mark Haefele Organizations: UBS, State, White, West, Nasdaq Locations: Russia, Ukrainian, Ukraine, Russian, Swiss, Iran, Iraq
It is also difficult because the named terrorist groups often have a very bloody history. Including two new Colombian groups and six individuals to the terrorist lists showed Colombia that the US remains concerned about the terrorist threat landscape there. First, named terrorist groups are blackballed from the US formal financial system, meaning their bank accounts are frozen. In doing this, the Biden administration may improve the FTO list's credibility by making it more dynamic and open to changing political climates and conflicts. It would also show there are benefits if listed terrorist groups and people engage in a political process.
Persons: Biden, Antony Blinken, Jaime Saldarriaga, George W, Bush, Raul Castro, Juan Manuel Santos, Timoleon Jimenez, Desmond Boylan, Ivan Marquez, Ricardo Mazalan, Blinken, DISSIDENCE HANDOUT, Jason M, Blazakis Organizations: Biden, Foreign, Service, Colombian, Revolutionary Armed Forces, US Foreign, REUTERS, State, Treasury, State Department, Colombia People's Army, Segunda Marquetalia, The State Department, AP, FARC, Crisis, Center, Terrorism, Counterterrorism, Creative Locations: Colombia, Toribio, Colombia's Cauca, Colombian, Havana, , Khmer Rouge, Cambodia, Middlebury
U.S. ambassador to Russia John Sullivan leaves after visiting the Russian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow, Russia January 26, 2022. Ambassador John Sullivan on Wednesday handed over Washington's written responses to a sweeping set of security demands that Moscow has made of the West, Russia's Foreign Ministry said. Russia, which has alarmed the West with a military buildup near Ukraine, laid out an array of security demands late last year, including a demand that Kyiv never join NATO. The U.S. envoy arrived at the Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday evneing and could be seen leaving the building later that evening in footage published by the RIA news agency. Russia's troop buildup in Belarus and near ex-Soviet neighbour Ukraine has prompted fears that Russia is planning a new attack on Ukraine.
Persons: Russia John Sullivan, Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW, Jan, John Sullivan, Antony Blinken, Tom Balmforth, Anton Kolodyazhnyy, Polina Devitt, Andrew Osborn Organizations: Russian Foreign Ministry, REUTERS, Russia's, NATO, RIA, Reuters.com Register U.S, U.S . State Department, Moscow, Thomson Locations: Russia, Moscow, Ukraine, U.S, Belarus, Soviet, Ukraine's Crimea, Washington
Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged US citizens in Ukraine on Wednesday to "strongly consider leaving" the country as tensions over a potential Russian invasion continue to rise. "Our message now for any Americans in Ukraine is to strongly consider leaving," Blinken said at a press conference. Blinken said those consider leaving should use either commercial or private transportation options, and said the US embassy in Kyiv will remain open. Earlier in the day, the US Embassy in Ukraine made the same suggestion, telling American citizens in Ukraine to think about fleeing as "the security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable" because of the "threat of Russian military action." Blinken's remarks come a few days after the State Department authorized the "voluntary departure" of government employees and their family members from Ukraine.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Blinken Organizations: Embassy, State Department, Kremlin Locations: Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukrainian
Kyiv's mayor said city will use its subway system as a giant bomb shelter if Russia invades Ukraine. Mayor Vitali Klitschko also said "we are ready to defend our city" if necessary. His remarks come as US and its allies try to negotiate with Putin amid the threat of war. Klitschko also said bomb shelters will take place near "certain buildings," but did not clarify exactly which ones. "Our message now for any Americans in Ukraine is to strongly consider leaving," Blinken said at a press conference.
Persons: Kyiv's, Mayor Vitali Klitschko, Putin, Vitali Klitschko, Klitschko, Antony Blinken, Blinken Organizations: Service, Current Time, Kremlin, NATO Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukrainian, Europe
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Russia and Ukraine during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2022. Brendan Smialowski | ReutersWASHINGTON – Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. delivered a document to Moscow on Wednesday that lays out "a serious diplomatic path forward" should Russia decide against invading Ukraine. The development came as NATO warned that Russia continued to increase its military presence along the Ukraine border. Russian officials have meanwhile, repeatedly called on the U.S. to prevent an eastward expansion of the NATO military alliance. "Russia continues its military buildup and we see also more troops not only in and around Ukraine but also now in Belarus.
Persons: Antony Blinken, Brendan Smialowski, Blinken, Joe Biden, Russia John Sullivan, Biden, We're, Vladimir Putin, it'd, Anatolii Stepanov, Putin, He's, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg, Olivier Hoslet Organizations: State Department, Reuters WASHINGTON –, NATO, Kremlin, Ukrainian Military Forces, AFP, Getty Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Washington , U.S, U.S, Moscow, Soviet, Washington, Zolote, Belarus, Brussels, Belgium
Germany is offering 5,000 helmets to Ukraine amid fears of a Russian invasion. "We will supply Ukraine with 5,000 helmets as a clear signal: We are at your side." Nord Stream 2 bypasses Ukraine — depriving it of billions in gas transit fees. Even still, the Ukrainian government vehemently opposes Nord Stream 2. "Nothing will be off the table, including Nord Stream 2."
Persons: Kyiv's, Christine Lambrecht, Vitali Klitschko, Klitschko, Andriy Melnyk, couldn't, Dmytro Kuleba, Vladimir Putin, Biden, Berlin, hasn't, Jens Stoltenberg, Olaf Scholz, it's, Emily Haber, Antony Blinken, Putin, Melnyk Organizations: NATO, Service, Wednesday, Reuters, Politico, Ukraine's, Associated Press, Kyiv, Nord Steam, Berlin, Russia, Ukraine, Gazprom, Washington Post Locations: Germany, Ukraine, Ukrainian, Russia, Europe, Berlin, Estonia, Russian, Crimea, Associated Press Germany, Washington, Russia's, Baltic, Nord
And on Wednesday, he said that his government would describe the American and NATO responses to the Russian people, even if the details remained confidential. The documents also make clear that Russia will not have veto power over the presence of nuclear weapons, troops or conventional arms in NATO countries. Russia had insisted for weeks that the United States provide written responses to its demands, which were issued in late December, before it would decide on its next course of action. They caution that Mr. Putin could also attack Ukraine — where he has backed a separatist war since 2014 — in a more limited fashion. Konstantin I. Kosachev, a deputy chairman of Russia’s upper house of Parliament, said there were “things to discuss with the United States” even though he had not seen the written response.
Persons: Blinken, United States “, Lavrov, Biden, America’s, Putin, Konstantin I Organizations: Tass, NATO, Nuclear Forces Treaty, Ukraine —, United Locations: United States, Geneva, U.S, Ukraine, Russia
Russia has grown in both capability and confidence, and the combination seems to have convinced Putin that he is in the best possible position to reassert his demands, Giles said. The end result would be a continent that is dominated by Russian military power and held at risk by Russian missiles, he added. Ukraine is just an “unfortunate victim and the most convenient place for Putin to mount his demands with menaces,” according to Giles. Still, military action in Ukraine could be tricky to sell to the Russian public, especially if the standoff turns into a prolonged conflict. Experts and military analysts are divided on whether Putin intends to engage in a full-blown war with Ukraine.
Persons: Putin, , Keir Giles, Giles, Alexei Navalny, Antony Blinken, Sergey Lavrov, Alex Brandon, menaces, Oleksiy Honcharenko, Russia’s, “ Putin, ” Giles, , Volodymyr Fesenko, ” Will Organizations: NATO, Washington, Eurasia Program, West, Kremlin, , Getty, Penta, Russian Defense Ministry, Moscow Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, London, Eastern Europe, Europe, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarus, AFP, Berlin, Kyiv, The U.S
Western allies are preparing for some kind of military confrontation, with NATO putting more forces on standby and looking to reinforce Eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets. Concerns over Russia's behavior toward Ukraine grew amid reports that it had deployed around 100,000 troops and military hardware to various positions along its border with Ukraine. NATO has itself been bolstering its military capabilities in Eastern Europe by putting forces on standby and deploying more ships and fighter jets to the area. Europe preparing for conflictThe EU said on Monday that it will continue to stand by Ukraine's side and, despite preparations for conflict, diplomats in Europe continue to push for peace. On Monday afternoon, Biden held a video call with a number of European leaders and NATO chief Stoltenberg.
Persons: NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV, Eurasia Group's Emre Peker, Alex Brideau, Brideau, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Putin, Antony Blinken, Mariana, Sean Gallup, Jens Stoltenberg, Biden, Stoltenberg, Von der Leyen Organizations: AFP, Getty, NATO, U.S . Department of Defense, EU, Ukraine, U.S, State, Kyiv Territorial Defence, EU's Foreign, European Commission Locations: Novo Selo, U.S, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Brussels, Moscow, France, Germany, Soviet Union, Baltics, EU, Estonia, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Kyiv, Finland, Sweden, Paris
Russia has massed a lot of troops, weapons, and equipment along Ukraine's border. Some observers think Russia is still interested in a negotiated solution, possibly through gradual, coercive escalation, while other experts believe that Russia is done talking and is currently preparing for a full-scale invasion of its neighbor. View of Russian battle groups in Yelnya, Russia on Jan. 19, 2022. He suggested that the Russian military may face an insurgency for which it might not be prepared given Russia's often misguided perceptions of the Ukrainians. Edmonds added that his guess is "that the offensive is going to go west of Kyiv," possibly putting the Russian military close to NATO.
Persons: Putin, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Gustav Gressel, Andrew Lohsen, Lohsen, Gressel, Brendan Hoffman, Jeffrey Edmonds, they're, Biden, Edmonds, Seth Jones, CSIS Edmonds, Jones, CSIS's Jones, It's, Antony Blinken Organizations: Service, Russia, Ukraine, European Council, Foreign Relations, Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Ukrainian, CNN, CIA, CNA, CSIS, International Security, Project, Transdniestria, NATO, Pentagon Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Yelnya, Europe, Russian, Yelyna, Belarus, Moscow, Kyiv, New York, Klimovo, Odessa, Baltic, Moldova, Crimea
Qatar's emir to visit Washington on Jan. 31
  + stars: | 2022-01-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani speaks during the 76th Session of the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21, 2021. Timothy A. Clary/Pool via REUTERSSummary Talks to touch on Afghanistan, gas supply security, IranUkraine crisis raising concern about gas suppliesEmir making first visit since Biden took officeDOHA/WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Qatar's ruling emir plans to visit Washington on Jan. 31, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, a trip likely to address Afghanistan, the security of gas supplies to Europe as well as Iran. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani's visit, the first since President Joe Biden took office a year ago, comes as Washington discusses with energy-producing states and firms a potential diversion of supplies to Europe if Russia invades Ukraine. Global gas supplies are already tight and Qatar Energy's shipments are locked into long-term supply contracts which the company cannot easily break. The emir's visit also comes amid a spiraling row between Qatar Airways and Europe's Airbus (AIR.PA), a rival of U.S. planemaker Boeing (BA.N).
Persons: Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, Timothy A, Biden, Jan, Joe Biden, Antony Blinken, Sheikh Tamim's, Washington, Sheikh Tamim, Andrew Mills, Jonathan Landay, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: UN, DOHA, Reuters, U.S, Reuters.com Register Washington, Global, Qatar, Doha, Kabul's, Qatar Airways, Europe's Airbus, planemaker Boeing, Airbus, Qatari, Thomson Locations: Thani, New York, Afghanistan, Iran Ukraine, WASHINGTON, Washington, Europe, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, Qatar, Moscow, Turkey, Yemen, U.S, Doha
While family members of embassy employees in Kyiv were required to depart, the others covered by the travel advisory were not, a senior State Department official said. The "do not travel" advisories, designated as top-level travel warnings, cited "the increased threats of Russian military action," as well as "the potential for harassment against U.S. The U.S. and its allies have long tussled with Moscow over Ukraine because of its strategic position between Russia and Europe. "The United States attaches great importance to the success of Ukraine as a free and democratic state with a flourishing market economy," the State Department has said. The senior State Department official said the advisory should not be taken as a sign that the U.S. believes an invasion will definitely happen in the following hours or days.
Persons: Russia's, Joe Biden, Biden, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Emily Horne, Vladimir Putin, availing Organizations: U.S . State Department, State Department, The State Department, U.S, NBC, Kremlin, Security, Ukraine Locations: WASHINGTON, Ukraine, Kyiv, Russia, Russian, Ukraine's, U.S, Moscow, Europe, States
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