The conflict in Ukraine is coming to a head, fighting is escalating in the east of the country – the situation in the news ticker.
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+++ 11.15am: Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk has warned that the conflict in Ukraine could escalate. The Kremlin’s recognition of the “People’s Republics” of Luhansk and Donetsk is a declaration of open war. ” .
He criticized Vladimir Putin for “pursuing his insane interests in a most brutal manner – so far there has been no opposition from the West.” According to Melnyk, no one was spared the catastrophic effects of war. Even Germany should no longer feel safe. “If the Federal Republic abandons us as Ukrainians instead of supporting us with all its might and courageous actions, German prosperity will be the next victim of Putin,” Melnik explained.
Ukraine conflict: Russia’s attack on Kiev “highly possible”
+++ 10.50 am: According to the British government, Russia’s large-scale attack on the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, is “highly possible.” “We hope he will carry out his plan for a large-scale invasion of Ukraine,” Foreign Secretary Lis Truss told Sky News. According to Truss, part of this will advance the Russian army to Kiev.
Ukraine conflict: More than 1000 explosions in eastern Ukraine
+++ 10.40am: International observers have re-recorded more than 1,000 eruptions in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. According to a report by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Luhansk region was particularly badly affected by 1,224 “ceasefire violations” and 1,149 explosions. In the Donetsk region, there were 703 violations, including 332 explosions, according to the OSCE in Ukraine. The number has been high for several days. According to observers, they inspected the destroyed buildings in an area of the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.
Updated Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 10:20 AM: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba has called for tougher sanctions against Russia. On Wednesday morning he released a statement on Twitter in which he identified, among other things, the Russian economy as a weak point. He appealed to NATO and the United States to “strike hard.”
First Report Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 9.45 am: Kiev / Washington DC – US President Joe Biden on Tuesday (February 22, 2022) ordered additional US troops to the eastern part of NATO, the US news website The Hill reported.
“While Russia is considering its next move, we are also preparing for the next move,” Biden told reporters at the White House. “Today, in response to Russia’s acknowledgment that it will not withdraw its troops from Belarus, I authorize the deployment of additional US troops and equipment already deployed in Europe to promote our Baltic allies Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.”
Ukraine conflict: US re-establishes armed forces
Washington has already stationed or relocated about 6,000 US troops near the Ukrainian border in Germany, Poland and Romania, while Russia has concentrated 190,000 troops near its borders with the former Soviet Union and Belarus.
Belarus said on Monday that the withdrawal of Russian troops stationed there under the guise of a joint war game between the two countries would depend on NATO withdrawing its troops from its sovereign territory.
Ukraine conflict: Biden talks about “purely defensive measures”
“In my opinion, he’s laying the groundwork for forcible occupation of more territory,” Biden said of Vladimir Putin in an East Room speech. “This is the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
The U.S. president did not specify in his speech how many troops would or would not be sent to the three Baltic states, but said that these were “purely defensive moves on our part” and that the United States had not “made them”. I have no intention of fighting Russia.
“We want to send a clear message that the United States, along with our allies, will protect every inch of NATO and honor our commitments to NATO,” Trump said. Biden added that Washington would continue to provide security assistance to Ukraine.
The Hill News has reported that additional forces will have air and ground forces in the coming days to the northeastern and southeastern parts of NATO, and that they are expected to be there later this week.
Ukraine conflict: War equipment deployed in Germany relocated
The Armed Forces includes an infantry battalion of about 800 men, which will be transferred from Italy to the Baltic states, with eight F-35 fighter jets being transferred from Germany to “many locations east of NATO,” a battalion. 20 AH-64 Apache helicopters are shipped from Germany to the Baltics and 12 Apache helicopters from Greece to Poland.
Sources told The Hill that additional personnel would be temporarily relocated “to assure our NATO allies, to prevent possible aggression against NATO member states and to train with host country forces.” (skr / tu with dpa / AFP) * fr.de is an offer IPPEN.MEDIA.
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