Biden ally issues new warning to Russia
A White House statement said US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan had reiterated “America’s firm and unequivocal opposition to the unprovoked and unjustified aggression of Russia“.
The US has told Russia directly that it will continue to impose “costs on Moscow” and support Ukraine’s defense of its territorial sovereignty, warning Russia of “consequences” if it uses biological and chemical weapons in Ukraine, and Asked Moscow to stop bombing Ukrainian cities. If it was serious about diplomacy.
In the first high-level contact between the two governments since the invasion began, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, one of President Joe Biden’s closest aides, spoke to Russian Security Council Secretary General Nikolay Petrushev, who are one of them. President Vladimir Putin’s closest adviser on Tuesday.
A White House statement said Sullivan had reiterated America’s “firm and unequivocal opposition to Russia’s unprovoked and unreasonable aggression.”
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“Sullivan clearly expressed the United States’ commitment to continued full coordination with our allies and partners, to continue to impose costs on Russia, to support the defense of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to strengthen the eastern side of NATO.” clearly laid out.”
The statement said the US NSA had told Patrushev that if Russia was “serious about diplomacy”, Moscow should “stop attacking Ukrainian cities and towns.”
“Mr Sullivan also warned General Petrushev of the consequences and implications of any possible Russian decision to use chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine.”
In order to attack, the US canceled a scheduled meeting between Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, and rejected a French proposal for a high-level summit between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Canceled. Don’t get off the ground.
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The US said that these meetings were contingent on not proceeding with the invasion of Russia. Both maintain contact at the diplomatic level through their embassies in the two capitals, and have a deconvolution hotline between the two armies to clear up misunderstandings that are tested on a regular basis.
new stage of engagement
But the Sullivan-Petrushev talks represent a new phase of engagement, and come against the backdrop of two parallel events. On the one hand, direct talks between Russia and Ukraine continue, with both sides indicating that some progress has been made, although a resolution has been elusive.
US sending more weapons systems to Ukraine
Hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a passionate appeal for more support in an address to the US, President Joe Biden announced $800 million in military aid to Ukraine, up from one billion defense aid to Ukraine in the past week alone. Took more than a dollar.
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The new safety package includes the 800 Stinger anti-aircraft system; 2,000 javelin, 1,000 light anti-armored weapons, and 6,000 AT-4 anti-armor systems; 100 tactical unmanned aerial systems; 100 grenade launchers, 5,000 rifles, 1,000 pistols, 400 machine guns and 400 shotguns; more than 20 million rounds of small arms ammunition and grenade launchers and mortar rounds; 25,000 sets of body armor and 25,000 helmets.
Russian president says operation ‘as planned’
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said talks were becoming “more realistic”, while Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the proposals now being discussed were “closer to an agreement”.
But Russian President Vladimir Putin also said that Russia would achieve its goals in Ukraine and would not submit to a Western attempt to achieve global dominance and isolate Russia. The military operation was “going to plan,” he said in a televised address.
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UN court orders Russia to end hostilities
The United Nations Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered Russia to halt hostilities in Ukraine, approving measures requested by Kyiv, though many doubt Russia will comply. Two weeks ago, Ukraine asked the International Court of Justice – also known as the World Court – to intervene, Russia falsely accusing Ukraine of committing genocide in violation of the 1948 Genocide Convention and calling it an ongoing invasion. used as an excuse.
On the 21st day of the struggle, more bloodshed was seen on the ground. The United States said the Russian military shot and killed 10 people standing in line for bread in the city of Chernihiv.
Biden ally issues new warning to Russia
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