Di Mayo in Moscow – ANSA
Press diplomacy and comfortable speeches on the one hand Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio meets with his counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. And very high tension on the ground in eastern Ukraine, on the other hand, with Donbass separatists denounced the mortar attacks and the Kiev government rejected the accusation against the same pro-Russian. Moreover, between October and December 2021, there were 36,780 ceasefire violations recorded by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Therefore, there is no sign of decoding Arm wrestling between Russia and the West over Ukraine, which aspires to NATO.
Lavrov: Today we will send the response to the United States. Di Maio: Avoid Sanctions
“Today we will send the letter of response to the United States, and it will be announced because we believe it is necessary for people to have an accurate idea of what is happening,” Lavrov said at a press conference with Di Maio. There is complete Russian readiness to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis “and the same applies to Kiev. Our foreign minister explained that this course “means avoiding any kind of sanctions”, declaring aAn imminent face-to-face between Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Russian President Vladimir Putin: “We are coordinating to find an appointment.”
“real time “There have been no incidents of calm on the ground,” Draghi said. At the end of the EU informal Council on the crisis Ukraine. “The goal now is to get Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the table. Italy is doing everything it can to support this trend.”
Stoltenberg (NATO): We do not know “Moscow’s exact intentions”
The United States described Moscow’s announcement that it had initiated the withdrawal of troops from the Ukrainian border as “false.” And NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the “gravity” of the situation: Russia “deployed enough forces and capabilities to launch a complete invasion of Ukraine with very little or no warning.” He noted that NATO does not know “Moscow’s exact intentions.”
In Donbass mortar fire. and mutual accusations
on the earth, Pro-Russian separatists in Donbass accuse Kiev of opening fire On their territory four times in the past 24 hours. Allegations that Kiev refuses to sender: “Despite the bombing of our positions with prohibited weapons, including 122 mm artillery, the Ukrainian forces did not open fire in response,” a press official in the process of joining the Ukrainian forces told Reuters news agency.
The army condemns this Separatists from the Lugansk region fired mortars at the village of Stanytsia Luhanska, hitting a shelter: three adults were wounded. Reporterdoes not depend onOliver Carroll wrote on Twitter that the children were “in another room”: “I spoke to a humanitarian who confirmed that there are now three wounded: a teacher, a laundry assistant and a security guard.” Carroll posted a video showing the interior of the damaged asylum area, with visible damage.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe recorded “multiple explosions along the line of contact in eastern Ukraine” earlier today. This is nothing new: just think that in the last quarter of 2021 the OSCE itself recorded more than 36,000 ceasefire violations. A struggle that has been going on for some time, low in intensity.
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