NATO warns Russia of further escalation in Ukraine

NATO warns Russia of further escalation in Ukraine

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NATO warns Russia of further escalation in Ukraine

“I don’t think Putin will attack on a large scale now.”

Russian troop movements near the Ukrainian border make NATO stand and watch. It appears that the tanks have been transferred to the border area. WELT reporter Christoph Wanner reports in Moscow.

In Donbas, Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels accused each other of launching attacks over the weekend. “NATO will continue to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the spokesman said. Watch the situation closely.

aIn the face of Russian troop movements close to the Ukrainian border and increasing violations of the ceasefire agreement in the conflict zone in Donbas, NATO is warning Moscow of a further escalation of the situation. NATO will continue to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. A NATO spokesperson told WELT: “We are vigilant and continue to monitor the situation closely.” “The destabilizing measures on the part of Russia undermine all efforts made to de-escalate tensions under the (ceasefire) agreement brokered by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on July 27, 2020.”

A NATO spokesperson also told WELT that the Allies were already on Thursday Maundy (April 1; ed.) In the form of the so-called North Atlantic Council (30th round of NATO ambassadors; editor) to exchange views on the current situation. Security environment on the Black Sea. The Allies share a concern about large-scale Russian military activities in and around Ukraine. The Allies are also concerned about Russia’s violation of the ceasefire agreement in July 2020, which resulted in the deaths of four Ukrainian soldiers last week.

Background: Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels accused each other of launching attacks over the weekend in the conflict zone in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. Germany and France, which are trying to find a solution to the Ukrainian conflict in the Normandy manner, have expressed their “concern over the increasing number of ceasefire violations” after the situation has stabilized in the meantime.

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The rebels have controlled parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions along the Russian border for nearly seven years. According to UN estimates, more than 13,000 people have been killed since then. Despite the agreed ceasefire, at least 21 soldiers on the government side have been killed since the beginning of the year. According to the separatists, about 23 people were killed during the same period.

New tensions in eastern Ukraine have recently caused international concern. However, according to observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the number of ceasefire violations is still much lower than the figure for the previous year.

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