– Olaf Scholz is expected in Moscow, hoping to avoid war
German Chancellor Olaf Scholes is expected to arrive in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss a diplomatic solution to a war in Ukraine, the West and Russia, which could lead to intimidating prospects.
In Kiev on Monday, Olaf Scholz urged Russia to seize “concessions to negotiate” as more than 100,000 Russian troops are concentrated on Ukraine’s borders, and the United States says those capabilities have been further extended.
In the event of an attack, the German Chancellor warned that “we will take far-reaching measures that will have a significant impact on Russia’s economic growth potential.” He said he would reveal the news in Moscow on Tuesday.
“Military action can happen at any time,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday. His spokesman for the State Department, Nate Price, told him that the United States “does not see any definite signs of a slowdown.”
“Diplomacy still has an important chance,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden spoke by phone Monday.
In response to a question from Vladimir Putin, the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, declared that “there is always a chance.” “Our possibilities are far from exhausted,” the minister continued, proposing to “prolong and expand” the dialogue. Much less hurtful than the comments that have come out of Moscow in recent weeks. “Good,” the Russian president replied boredly. Sergei Lavrov also called some of the US proposals “constructive.”
The media has raised Wednesday as a possible day for a Russian invasion. One hypothesis is that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky was wiped out with a dose of teasing. “We have been told that February 16 will be the day of the attack. We will make it a day of unity, ”he told the nation, calling on Ukrainians to hang the blue and yellow national flags on this day.
For his part, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that “all elements” were in place for a “strong” Russian military offensive. He said President Putin had made a decision that “there are no signs today.”
But according to Vladimir Chisov, Russia’s ambassador to the European Union, his country “will not invade Ukraine unless we are provoked.”
As if to give a sense of peace, the Russian defense minister announced on Monday the end of some military maneuvers, while raising fears that exercises on the Russian-Ukrainian border and in Belarus could intensify. “Exercises are happening, one part is over, another part is coming to an end. Others are still being given (their) size, ”Sergei Shoigu told Vladimir Putin.