December 11, 2023

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Russian forces in Donetsk, Putin sets 3 conditions. Biden replies: “Sanctions and other weapons in Kiev.” Blinken cancels meeting with Lavrov

Zelensky calls reservists to the army

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky He announced to the Kiev parliament that he intends to call back reservists For an exceptional period in the face of the threat of a Russian invasion, with the exclusion of a general mobilization of the population. reports that BBC.

Blinkin cancels the meeting with Lavrov: “It makes no sense”

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Canceled the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov Scheduled for Thursday, he noted, it was conditional on the absence of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Now it doesn’t make sense,” he said, noting that he consulted with allies first.

US: Stop at Nord Stream 2 “will loosen Russia’s geostrategic grip on Europe”

A senior White House executive said the stop at Nord Stream 2 would “reduce Russia’s geostrategic control of Europe through natural gas supplies,” stressing that the move (announced by Berlin) is an “important turning point in the world’s ‘energy independence’.” . from Russia “. “The precious $11 billion investment pipeline controlled by Russia … will be in vain,” he added.

Russia has entered into diplomatic relations with Donetsk and Luhansk

The Russian government announced the start of “diplomatic relations” with the self-proclaimed republics Donetsk And the LuhanskAfter Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized its independence.

Biden Sees Kuleba: “Military and Economic Aid”

Joe Biden Today received the Ukrainian Foreign Minister at the White House Dmitro Koleba “Reaffirm US commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” and “continue to provide security assistance and macroeconomic support” in Kiev. The President briefed the head of Ukraine’s diplomacy on US sanctions and reiterated “the willingness of the United States, in close cooperation with its allies and partners, to Reply quickly And the firmly to any further aggression against Ukraine.”

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Biden: We have no intention of attacking Moscow

Sanctions against Russia are defensive and we have no intention of that fight Against Russia,” said US President Joe Biden, speaking of the crisis in Ukraine.

Biden: “We continue to arm Kiev”

“We will continue to supply Ukraine with defensive weapons.” The US President said that Joe Biden. Russia may decide to launch attacks on various Ukrainian cities “including the capital, Kiev”.

Biden: “Sanctions far exceed those of 2014”

Speaking from the White House on developments in the Ukraine crisis, Joe Biden said that Russia’s actions in Ukraine are “the beginning of an invasion,” and announced sanctions that “much exceed” those related to the annexation of Crimea in 2014. The US president announced ” first slideAmong the sanctions imposed on two Russian financial institutions, were sovereign debt And against the elites and their families for Moscow’s moves in Ukraine.

Borrell: “Do not shop in Milan for the sanctioned”

“No more shopping in Milan, party in Saint-Tropez, diamonds in Antwerp.” This is the summary in a tweet by EU High Representative Josep Borrell about the future recipients of the EU sanctions against Russia.