Following the Russian military escalation at the gates of Ukraine, the United States, allies of Kiev, have resolved to lower the tension by organizing a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Poutin and Joe Biden on Tuesday.
“We confirm” that this videoconference interview will take place on Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday, quoted by the Interfax news agency.
The exchange will take place “in the evening” according to the Russian schedule and its duration will be “determined by the presidents themselves,” he told Ria Novosti.
This interview comes as tensions reach their peak at the Ukrainian borders. Senior US official on condition of anonymity, Moscow on track to launch attack on Ukraine
Russia is preparing to send “100 battalions made up of tactical groups with an estimated strength of 175,000 men, as well as tanks, artillery and other equipment,” he told the American daily Washington Post.
Moscow has denied these accusations which Ukraine first announced and taken very seriously by the West. In Contratio, Russia accused Western countries of increasing “provocations”, in particular by carrying out military exercises in the Black Sea.
The United States, allies of Ukraine, do not want the scenario of 2014, when Moscow annexed Ukrainian Crimea, to repeat itself. On Friday, the American head of state said that the United States was preparing a “package of initiatives” to prevent the attack on Ukrainian territories by Russia and would make “very, very difficult for Mr. Putin to do what the people fear it will do ”.
Russia is pressuring to abort a plan for Ukraine to join NATO, thus fearing for its security with the strengthening of Western support for Ukraine. But Kiev, which has proposed this project since 2008, does not intend to reverse this decision.
On Sunday, Russia returned to the niche accusing NATO of having caused the crash of a Russian airliner because of a spy device. According to the Interfax news agency, the Russian plane encountered a NATO spy device crossing its intended flight lane over the Black Sea.
It “came down quickly” and the Russian plane plunged 500 meters to avoid the aircraft. “The increased activity of the flights of NATO aircraft near the borders of Russia (…) creates a risk of dangerous incidents involving civilian aircraft”, denounced the agency, adding that it was going to “protest” through diplomatic channels.