S'poreans advised to defer all travel to Ukraine over escalating tensions: MFA

The U.S. and the UK have withdrawn the families of diplomats from the country.

26/1/2022 4:48:00 PM

S'poreans advised to defer all travel to Ukraine over escalating tensions: MFA

The U.S. and the UK have withdrawn the families of diplomats from the country.

A stop on NATO's eastward expansion,A formal veto on Ukraine from ever joining NATO, andNATO's rollback of its military deployments in the region, among others.These demands were rejected by the U.S. and NATO, on the grounds that it will significantly redraw the security landscape.

At least one political commentatorthat Putin intentionally made excessive demands he knows will be rejected, so that he can claim the diplomatic approach has failed.A senior U.S. official told thethat Russia"knows" at least some of its demands would be seen as"unacceptable".

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on January 21, Russia issued the following demands: A stop on NATO's eastward expansion, A formal veto on Ukraine from ever joining NATO, and NATO's rollback of its military deployments in the region, among others. These demands were rejected by the U.S. and NATO, on the grounds that it will significantly redraw the security landscape. At least one political commentator that Putin intentionally made excessive demands he knows will be rejected, so that he can claim the diplomatic approach has failed. A senior U.S. official told the that Russia"knows" at least some of its demands would be seen as"unacceptable". The U.S. also highlighted that the issue at stake was not NATO's expansion but Russia's aggression. Follow and listen to our podcast here Top image Screenshot from ABCNews