Nato sends ships and jets to eastern Europe in Ukraine crisis

24/1/2022 2:55:00 PM

Nato sends ships and jets to eastern Europe in Ukraine crisis

https://str.sg/wALeKIEV/BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) said on Monday (Jan 24) it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets in response toRussia's military build-up at Ukraine's borders.

The move added to a flurry of signals that the West is bracing for an aggressive Russian move against Ukraine, though Moscow denies any plan to invade."I welcome allies contributing additional forces to Nato,"the Western military alliance's secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement."Nato will continue to take all necessary measures to protect and defend all allies, including by reinforcing the eastern part of the alliance."

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sg/wALe KIEV/BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) said on Monday (Jan 24) it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets in response to Russia's military build-up at Ukraine's borders. The move added to a flurry of signals that the West is bracing for an aggressive Russian move against Ukraine, though Moscow denies any plan to invade. "I welcome allies contributing additional forces to NATO," the Western military alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement. "I welcome allies contributing additional forces to Nato,"the Western military alliance's secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement. Once the current surge of Omicron currently sweeping across Europe subsides,"there will be for quite some weeks and months a global immunity, either thanks to the vaccine or because people have immunity due to the infection, and also lowering seasonality."Nato will continue to take all necessary measures to protect and defend all allies, including by reinforcing the eastern part of the alliance." Britain said it was withdrawing some staff and dependants from its embassy in Ukraine in response to"a growing threat from Russia", a day after the United States said it was ordering diplomats' family members to leave." Britain said it was withdrawing some staff and dependants from its embassy in Ukraine in response to"a growing threat from Russia", a day after the United States said it was ordering diplomats' family members to leave. The options include sending 1,000 to 5,000 troops to Eastern European countries, with the potential to increase that number tenfold if things deteriorate.

"Military action by Russia could come at any time," the US Embassy said in a statement. Officials"will not be in a position to evacuate American citizens in such a contingency, so US citizens currently present in Ukraine should plan accordingly", it added. "There is a lot of talk about endemic but endemic means . Officials"will not be in a position to evacuate American citizens in such a contingency, so US citizens currently present in Ukraine should plan accordingly," it added. US diplomats at the embassy in Kiev were being allowed to leave voluntarily. The tensions over Ukraine have contributed to a rise in oil, with the latest Russia-US talks on Friday failing to produce any big breakthrough. The tensions over Ukraine have contributed to a rise in oil, with the latest Russia-US talks on Friday failing to produce any big breakthrough. that it is possible to predict what's going to happen. Russia is demanding that Nato withdraw a promise to let Ukraine join one day, and that the alliance pull back troops and weaponry from former Communist countries in eastern Europe that joined it after the Cold War. Washington says those demands are non-starters but it is ready to discuss other ideas on arms control, missile deployments and confidence-building measures. "Even as we're engaged in diplomacy, we are very much focused on building up defence, building up deterrence," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview that aired on Sunday on CBS's"Face the Nation".

Washington says those demands are non-starters but it is ready to discuss other ideas on arms control, missile deployments and confidence-building measures. The United States and the European Union have warned Russia not to invade Ukraine. Denmark said the EU was ready to impose"never-seen-before" economic sanctions and EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels said they would send a unified warning to Moscow.3 per cent a week earlier, the health body said. Denmark said the EU was ready to impose"never-seen-before" economic sanctions and EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels said they would send a unified warning to Moscow. Troop build-up An estimated 100,000 Russian troops remain poised within reach of the Ukrainian border. Russia is awaiting a written response to its demands this week. Russia is awaiting a written response to its demands this week. More On This Topic.

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it considered the US embassy move as"premature and a manifestation of excessive caution. "In fact, there have been no cardinal changes in the security situation recently: the threat of new waves of Russian aggression has remained constant since 2014 and the buildup of Russian troops near the state border began in April last year," it said." "In fact, there have been no cardinal changes in the security situation recently: the threat of new waves of Russian aggression has remained constant since 2014 and the buildup of Russian troops near the state border began in April last year," it said. More On This Topic . The Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed the British allegation as"disinformation", accusing NATO of escalating tensions over Ukraine.