Russia lists demands for Ukraine de-escalation
Russia’s response to the US has also listed a series of demands Moscow says need to be met in order for there to be a de-escalation of the Ukraine crisis.
These include a halt to Western weapons supplies and removal of those already sent, the withdrawal of Western military advisers and instructors from Ukraine, and a halt to any joint NATO exercises with Ukraine.
“In the absence of the readiness of the American side to agree on firm, legally binding guarantees of our security from the United States and its allies, Russia will be forced to respond, including through the implementation of military-technical measures,” the document said.
Russia has suggested in the past that “military-technical measures” could include missile and troop deployments.
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Biden says threat of Russian invasion is ‘very high’
US President Joe Biden has warned that the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine is now “very high”, but added the door to a diplomatic solution remains open.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Biden said “every indication” Washington had suggested Moscow was “prepared to go into Ukraine” within several days.
He claimed that Russia had not moved back its forces from near Ukraine’s borders and said Washington had reason to believe the Kremlin was now engaged in a false flag operation that could be used to justify an invasion.https://www.reddit.com/r/EaglesvBroncosnfllive/
But he added a diplomatic solution remained possible, which is why he had asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken to go to the United Nations to make a statement on Thursday. “He’ll lay out what that path is,” Biden said.