Ukraine-Russia explained: A simple guide to what’s going on

1/27/2022 4:35:00 AM

Ukraine-Russia explained: A simple guide to what’s going on

Ukraine-Russia explained: A simple guide to what’s going on

Western powers are ramping up preparations for a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine

Moscow -friendly president was driven from power by mass protests.Krishnan Guru-Murthy Presenter We spoke to Fyodor Lukyanov, the chairman of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, which advises the Kremlin, and began by asking him what he expects Russia’s next move is likely to be.However, Mr Macron insisted that Russian aggression would be met with “serious consequences”.Boris Johnson and world leaders including Joe Biden have agreed to take "swift retributive responses" if Russia invades Ukraine warning of "unprecedented sanctions".

Weeks later, Russia threw its weight behind a separatist insurgency that broke out in Ukraine's east. More than 14,000 people died in the fighting that devastated Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland known as Donbas. Both Ukraine and the West accused Russia of sending troops and weapons to back the rebels but Moscow denied the allegations stating that Russians who joined the separatists did so voluntarily. “In parallel we are planning a joint response to any attack. A 2015 peace agreement - the Minsk-2 agreement - was brokered by France and Germany helped end large-scale battles. The 13-point agreement obliged Ukraine to offer autonomy to separatist regions and amnesty for the rebels while Ukraine would regain full control of its border with Russia in the rebel-held territories. "The leaders stressed that diplomatic discussions with Russia remain the first priority, and welcomed talks that have already taken place between Russia and Nato allies.

The agreement is very complex however because Russia continues to insist it has not been a party in the conflict and is therefore not bound by its terms. Mr Macron has previously called for a European response to the crisis and appears to be positioning France and Germany as alternative negotiating partners for Russia. In point 10 of the agreement, there is a call for the withdrawal of all foreign armed formations and military equipment from the two disputed regions, Donetsk and Luhansk: Ukraine says this refers to forces from Russia, but Moscow denies it has any troops there. Earlier this year, a spike in ceasefire violations in the east and a Russian troop concentration near Ukraine fueled war fears, but tensions abated when Moscow pulled back the bulk of its forces after maneuvers in April. How is the situation at present? In early December 2021, US intelligence officials determined that Russia was planning to deploy 175,000 troops near Ukraine’s border in preparation for a possible invasion that they believed could begin in early 2022. READ MORE:. Ukraine had complained in December that Moscow has kept over 90,000 troops near from the two countries’ border, warning that “large scale escalation” was possible in January. They resolved to continue co-ordinating closely on any such response.

Additionally, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces says Russia has about 2,100 military personnel in Ukraine’s rebel-controlled east and that Russian officers hold all commanding positions in the separatist forces. Moscow has repeatedly denied the presence of its troops in eastern Ukraine, not providing any details about its military numbers and locations, saying that their deployment on its own territory should not concern anyone. Meanwhile Russia accuses Ukraine of breaching the 2015 Minsk-2 Agreement, and has criticised the West for failing to encourage Ukrainian compliance. Amid the recriminations, Russia has rejected a four-way meeting with Ukraine, France and Germany, saying it is useless in view of Ukraine’s refusal to abide by the 2015 agreement. Moscow has strongly criticized the US and its Nato allies for providing Ukraine with weapons and holding joint drills, saying that this encourages Ukrainian hawks to try to regain the rebel-held areas by force. But having surrounded Ukraine with forces from the north, east and south, Moscow is now citing the Western response as evidence that Russia is the target, not the instigator, of aggression.

What might happen next? The situation has now reached a type of stalemate as both sides anticipate the other’s next move. Moscow continues to deny talks of a Ukraine invasion while Western leaders have insisted that an incursion could be imminent. Recommended .

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It’s hard to read the explanation with a fucking ad in between every sentence…. PROPEGANDA Easy man... You totally skate over Western involvement in the 2014 putsch that ousted an elected government.

Russia ‘will try everything to avoid’ war with Ukraine, says Russia defence expertThe US and Nato will “reject” Russia’s proposals, Fyodor Lukyanov, chairman of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, tells krishgm. Russia will respond with a “powerful force demonstration”, but not “war”, with Ukraine, he believes. krishgm USA and NATO? Why not just NATO? krishgm Is it possible to just remove the psychopath from the situation? krishgm The ordinary people of this world just want to live thier lives, go to work, raise their kids, watch a film, eat some decent food etc, etc...whether Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Irish, American, British, Chinese or Icelandic etc...WE DO NOT WANT FUCKING WAR -Sort it out now MEN

Macron calls for ‘de -escalation’ of tensions in Ukraine as threat from Russia loomsEMMANUEL MACRON has demanded a 'de -escalation' of tensions between Russia and Ukraine after the Kremlin moved 100,000 troops near to the border, despite denying it is planning an invasion. Like Russia cares what Macron says

PM warns of 'unprecedented sanctions' in fresh talks if Russia invades UkraineThe UK prime minister spoke with US president Joe Biden and other world leaders about the Ukraine crisis and agreed 'swift retributive responses' if Russia invaded UK must stay out of this.

Britain will deploy army to defend Europe if Russia invades Ukraine, says Boris Johnson🗣️Britain will deploy troops to protect its allies in Europe if Russia invades Ukraine, Boris Johnson said as he predicted Vladimir Putin’s army would face “ferocious resistance” from Ukrainian freedom fighters Frickin warmongering barsteward.. Hope there not all pissed

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions if Russia invades UkraineUS makes preparations to avoid European gas crisis if flow from Russia is cut, while talks aimed at defusing tensions continue Putin needs to stay relevant. Do what is necessary to make him feel relevant. Good thinking POTUS When will US running out of sanctioning objects? US is desperate.

How will Europe cope if Russia cuts off its gas?If Russia does wield the gas weapon, how much would it hurt the West? european economy energy officially bankrupt . europe needs russia Who could have seen this coming? New leaked:

Moscow -friendly president was driven from power by mass protests.Krishnan Guru-Murthy Presenter We spoke to Fyodor Lukyanov, the chairman of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, which advises the Kremlin, and began by asking him what he expects Russia’s next move is likely to be.However, Mr Macron insisted that Russian aggression would be met with “serious consequences”.Boris Johnson and world leaders including Joe Biden have agreed to take "swift retributive responses" if Russia invades Ukraine warning of "unprecedented sanctions".

Weeks later, Russia threw its weight behind a separatist insurgency that broke out in Ukraine's east. More than 14,000 people died in the fighting that devastated Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland known as Donbas. Both Ukraine and the West accused Russia of sending troops and weapons to back the rebels but Moscow denied the allegations stating that Russians who joined the separatists did so voluntarily. “In parallel we are planning a joint response to any attack. A 2015 peace agreement - the Minsk-2 agreement - was brokered by France and Germany helped end large-scale battles. The 13-point agreement obliged Ukraine to offer autonomy to separatist regions and amnesty for the rebels while Ukraine would regain full control of its border with Russia in the rebel-held territories. "The leaders stressed that diplomatic discussions with Russia remain the first priority, and welcomed talks that have already taken place between Russia and Nato allies.

The agreement is very complex however because Russia continues to insist it has not been a party in the conflict and is therefore not bound by its terms. Mr Macron has previously called for a European response to the crisis and appears to be positioning France and Germany as alternative negotiating partners for Russia. In point 10 of the agreement, there is a call for the withdrawal of all foreign armed formations and military equipment from the two disputed regions, Donetsk and Luhansk: Ukraine says this refers to forces from Russia, but Moscow denies it has any troops there. Earlier this year, a spike in ceasefire violations in the east and a Russian troop concentration near Ukraine fueled war fears, but tensions abated when Moscow pulled back the bulk of its forces after maneuvers in April. How is the situation at present? In early December 2021, US intelligence officials determined that Russia was planning to deploy 175,000 troops near Ukraine’s border in preparation for a possible invasion that they believed could begin in early 2022. READ MORE:. Ukraine had complained in December that Moscow has kept over 90,000 troops near from the two countries’ border, warning that “large scale escalation” was possible in January. They resolved to continue co-ordinating closely on any such response.

Additionally, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces says Russia has about 2,100 military personnel in Ukraine’s rebel-controlled east and that Russian officers hold all commanding positions in the separatist forces. Moscow has repeatedly denied the presence of its troops in eastern Ukraine, not providing any details about its military numbers and locations, saying that their deployment on its own territory should not concern anyone. Meanwhile Russia accuses Ukraine of breaching the 2015 Minsk-2 Agreement, and has criticised the West for failing to encourage Ukrainian compliance. Amid the recriminations, Russia has rejected a four-way meeting with Ukraine, France and Germany, saying it is useless in view of Ukraine’s refusal to abide by the 2015 agreement. Moscow has strongly criticized the US and its Nato allies for providing Ukraine with weapons and holding joint drills, saying that this encourages Ukrainian hawks to try to regain the rebel-held areas by force. But having surrounded Ukraine with forces from the north, east and south, Moscow is now citing the Western response as evidence that Russia is the target, not the instigator, of aggression.

What might happen next? The situation has now reached a type of stalemate as both sides anticipate the other’s next move. Moscow continues to deny talks of a Ukraine invasion while Western leaders have insisted that an incursion could be imminent. Recommended .