The foreign minister of the United States, Antony Blinken, and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held what they held frank discussions to try to cut the chance of a broader dispute in Ukraine. Lavrov repeated denials that a significant number of forces assembled near the border of Ukraine would use to attack Ukraine.
On the other hand, Blinken said that the U.S. would respond harshly to any invasion. Pro-Russian insurgents control large areas of eastern Ukraine since a violent war erupted approximately eight years ago. Around fourteen thousand individuals were killed, and at least two million fled their homes before weak pacts brokered. Furthermore, the United States and its allies jeopardized new economic sanctions if the Russian military took action.
Foreign Ministers of the US and Russia hold talks to lessen the chance of a broader controversy in Ukraine. Blinken warned that America would respond harshly to any aggression. The U.S. and its allies threatened economic sanctions if Russia invaded Ukrainehttps://t.co/XCdk8NFe80 pic.twitter.com/Tn6GA8H7Hj
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With approximately one hundred thousand Russian troops deployed near Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, issued demands to the West that say concern Russia’s security, including that Ukraine should not join NATO. Moreover, he wants the Western defensive coalition to halt military exercises and stop sending battlefield weapons to eastern Europe, seeing this as a straight threat to the security of threat.
The U.S. Prepared to Persuade Possible Means of Addressing Aggression
Blinken described the talks as frank and substantive, while Lavrov was also frank with a deal to have a good conversation. Lavrov added that he hopes emotions will decrease. Blinken warned the Russian foreign minister of a swift, united, and severe response if Russia attacks Ukraine.
Joined @GMA this morning to discuss the U.S. and international response to Russia’s aggressive actions toward Ukraine. We will continue building a strong, united response from allies and partners to any renewed Russian aggression. https://t.co/IKDtOUJRTY
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) January 21, 2022
After the dialogs, Blinken said that the United States prepared to follow likely means of handling Russian concerns in the spirit of retaliating. Previously, analysts proposed this might include more clarity on military exercises in the region or restoring sanctions on miles in Europe. Blinken also forced Russia to stop its aggression towards Ukraine, saying the troop build-up at the border gave it the ability to attack Ukraine from north, south, and east.
Permanently Stationed and Newly Arrived Units of Russian Troops
Blinken said that the United States knew from experience that Russia also had a widespread playbook of non-military ways of advancing its interests, including cyber-attacks. Further, he added that America would supply security assistance to Ukraine shortly. Last year, the U.S. sent anti-tank-led missile systems to Ukraine, including ammunition and arms. Blinken said they also discussed Iran and dialogs over its nuclear capabilities, which he called an example of how Russia and the United States can work together on security issues.
On the other hand, Lavrov accused the Ukrainian government of using state terrorism against the rebels in the east and harming the Minsk deals on the dispute there. The foreign minister of Russia said that the United States would send written responses to all proposals of Russia next week. However, Blinken said America hoped to share its ideas and concerns in more detail in writing next week. The conversation between the two ambassadors came one day after Russia revealed plans for naval drills involving over one hundred and forty war vessels and over sixty aircraft, seen as a show of strength.