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Signs of war and frantic attempts at dialogue: Moscow summons employees from Kiev. Blinken Lavrov phone call. Today, Putin is speaking with Macron and then with Biden. Farnesina for Italians in the country: traceable

Regarding the crisis in Ukraine, here are all the updates for Saturday, February 12th.


12.40pm – Di Maio calls the crisis unit

Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio called a coordination meeting in the Farnesina Crisis Unit at 13 am on developments related to the situation in Ukraine.

12.20 pm – Germany: A clash cannot be ruled out

The Berlin government is calling on its citizens to leave Ukraine. Germany is among the countries most open to negotiations with Moscow. The German Foreign Ministry said that tensions between Russia and Ukraine have increased further in recent days and a military clash cannot be ruled out.

12.19 – Immediately leave the US Embassy

The United States has ordered all 200 embassy staff in Ukraine to leave the country immediately. From tomorrow all consular services in Kiev will be suspended. Only a small diplomatic contingent would remain in the city of Lviv, towards the western border, to deal with emergencies. The US State Department announces it.

12.00 – The European Union supports Kiev

The European Union and its partners are united in support of Ukraine. This was written by the Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Josep Borrell, in a Twitter message. Borrell said he had a phone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba last night. We will be firm and decisive in taking action Borrell wrote in case Russia was subjected to further aggression.

11.25 am – Zakharova’s spokesperson rush

The White House hysteria is clear: the Anglo-Saxons need a war. At any price. Provocations, misinformation and threats are the preferred way to solve internal problems. This was stated by a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova. look who’s Talking.

10:50 – Russian Navy exercises

Large-scale exercises began this morning by the Russian Navy, which transported 30 ships from Sevastopol and Novorossiysk, and continues in the Black Sea. The Moscow Defense Ministry argues that the goal is to defend the Crimean coast, the bases of the Black Sea and the country’s economy from potential military threats.

10.45 am Farnesina’s invitation to the Italians in Ukraine
The Italian Foreign Ministry invites citizens who are in Ukraine to register with the embassy so they can be traced, but does not require them to leave the country. Farnesina, through the Crisis Unit and the Embassy in Kiev, which is still fully operational, is constantly monitoring the situation in Ukraine and hour by hour assessing the development of the situation in the country, also in coordination with EU partners. Citizens of various fields in Ukraine were reminded of the possibility To register on the site www.dovesiamonelmondo.it
allowing you to indicate your home on the map.

10.24 – The Kremlin: The West wants to subjugate Russia

Europe, our common home, would be much more stable and secure today if the West had not been so obsessed with subjugating Russia to its will. Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told the news agency Sputnik.

9.24 – Blinken: Signs very worrying

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken confirmed from Fiji that he will speak today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. There is still no indication of what is expected of the next interview between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. We continue to see very worrying signs of Russian escalation, including the arrival of new forces at the Ukrainian border — we are at a point where an invasion could begin at any moment, Blinken said.

9.05 am – Mayor of Kiev: Fuel reserves

Kiev city services are working to prevent an emergency of a military nature. The mayor of the capital, Vitali Klishko, spoke about it Reserves of fuel and generators Installed to operate continuously in case of emergency.

Staff of the Russian diplomatic mission In Ukraine they began to leave the country. bring it back RIA NovostiQuoting an informed source. Diplomats and consular officials in Ukraine began returning to Russia, according to what the Russian Agency wrote, which came in the background of the warnings issued by Western countries to their citizens, Moscow decided to take the same path. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hinted at the possibility of such a scenario at a news conference following this week’s talks with his British counterpart Liz Truss in Moscow.

run away US President Joe Biden has issued a warning that a Russian invasion could begin next week. According to the CIA, the date of the attack will be February 16. The United States and Great Britain asked their citizens to leave the country within 48 hours. Jake Sullivan, the White House’s National Security Adviser, told reporters that an attack by more than 100,000 Russian soldiers (according to Norwegian intelligence services there are now 150,000) could happen overnight.

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The United States will announce the evacuation today To all employees of their embassy in Kiev. Agency reports it News agencyAccording to which the US State Department will make this announcement today. A few officials may remain in the Ukrainian capital, but most Americans working for the diplomatic mission will be evacuated from the country or relocated to the western regions, near the Polish border, in order to maintain a diplomatic presence. Washington had already ordered the families of US embassy employees to leave Kiev.

A meeting was expected today between Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. In December, the two talked for 50 minutes on the phone. President of the United States Six European leaders, the leaders of NATO and the European Union yesterday On the worst crisis between the West and Russia since the end of the Cold War, at a remote summit attended by Prime Minister Mario Draghi. Currently, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announces that he had a phone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today. Putin should return to hear from French President Emmanuel Macron, with whom he has held talks in the Kremlin for five hours in recent days. A glimmer of negotiation proposed by Macron After the visit contradict what is happening in these hours. The departure of Russian diplomats is another step that makes the invasion scenario more credible. To underscore the bleak outlook, a number of countries joined the exodus of diplomats and citizens from Ukraine, while oil prices around the world rose to a level not touched since 2014: Brent crude breached $95 a barrel yesterday. Meanwhile, in China, the Olympic Games on artificial snow continue.

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