Biden claims to be “convinced” That Russia wants to attack Ukraine?!Airlines are suspending flights to Ukraine…

2022-05-16 0 By

U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday that Russia will attack Ukraine “in the coming days” and that Russia will pay a “high price” if it goes to war with Ukraine.Biden said he was “confident” That Russian President Vladimir Putin had decided to use military force in Ukraine and that Russia would launch attacks on Kiev and elsewhere “in the coming days.”Mr. Biden said he had spoken with leaders of NATO and the European Union to share the latest intelligence the United States had on the situation in Ukraine.Biden stressed that Russia still has the option of de-escalating the situation and returning to the negotiating table, and that in the event of a war with Ukraine, Russia would face tough and costly sanctions from the United States and its Allies.Us insists Russian troops have not withdrawn from Border area Russia’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday that Russian troops have withdrawn from border area with Ukraine after completing previous exercises.The Russian Defense Ministry said another train carrying tank units and military equipment in the western Military region returned to their stations after completing the exercise. The Ministry also released the video, saying that more tanks and armored vehicles will be withdrawn from the Border with Ukraine.Despite Russia’s repeated announcements of its withdrawal from the border, the US insists there is a massive build-up of Russian forces along the border.Us Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that in the past 24 to 48 hours, more Russian military forces have been deployed to the border area, including some forward troops, which may be part of the intent of aggression.Us Defense Secretary Austin also said he did not see any withdrawal of Russian troops from the border area, but rather more Russian military forces moving into the border area.German airline Lufthansa will suspend all flights to and from Kiev from February 21 to February 28, the Independent Ukrainian News agency reported Wednesday.In addition, Swiss Airlines and Austrian Airlines have also stopped flights to Kiev.”Lufthansa has been monitoring the situation and will decide later whether it will resume flights,” Lufthansa said in a statement.Separately, Austrian Airlines issued an announcement that its flights to Kiev and Odessa would be suspended until the end of February.Swiss air also announced that it has suspended flights from Zurich to Kiev until The 28th.Ukraine’s foreign Ministry’s special representative for sanctions policy, Andrei Makyev, commented on social media that he wanted the European airline to explain the reasons for its decision.Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers held emergency talks on the Crisis in Ukraine at the Munich Security Conference on Thursday (Local time), chaired by German Foreign Minister Berberck.In a statement after the meeting, Belbek said tensions along Ukraine’s borders are so high that the G7 ministers decided to use the Munich Security Conference as an opportunity for emergency talks, to which Ukrainian Foreign Minister Alexander Kuleba was also invited.Mr Belbock said the G7 had agreed on a response. “We have a responsibility to avoid imminent disaster.”Despite the seriousness of the situation, it is not too late and she called on Russia to return to the negotiating table.Belbek also stressed that the G7 and international organizations have provided more than $48 billion in assistance to Ukraine since 2014 and will continue to strengthen assistance and economic cooperation to ensure Ukraine’s economic and financial stability.Germany’s federal Foreign Ministry on Tuesday updated its travel and security alert for Ukraine, warning German citizens not to travel to Ukraine and urging them to leave the country immediately.The French foreign ministry advised their citizens to leave Ukraine as soon as possible the local time on February 19, the French foreign ministry update travel tips, suggest that the current is still in the French citizens within the territory of Ukraine, if not necessary and compelling reason, immediately leave Ukraine, especially in kharkov, lugansk and donetsk French, should leave quickly.Biden will hold a national Security Council meeting on Monday to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the White House said.French President Emmanuel Macron talks with His Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on the phone on The evening of February 19, local time.Dialogue through diplomatic channels is the most possible and necessary means to avoid a major conflict, and French President Emmanuel Macron will do everything to maintain stability and peace in Europe, the Elysee palace said in a statement after the phone conversation.Macron will reportedly have a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (local time).Source: CCTV military, CCTV news client producer: Ke Chengyun Article editor: Wang Yihan