Security policy Chancellor Scholz sees “progress” in diplomatic efforts to alleviate Ukraine’s crisis

According to the Kremlin, there are “positive signs” in the air to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. EU Borrell: Macron’s visit to Russia was important but did not work wonders.

German the Chancellor Olaf Scholzin according to recent diplomatic efforts mark “progress” in easing the crisis in Ukraine. He also expressed confidence that war in Europe could be avoided.

“The task is to ensure security in Europe, and I believe that will be achieved,” Scholz said at a joint press conference on Wednesday with the Danish Prime Minister. Mette Frederiksen with.

Compared to previous weeks, a lot has happened, according to Scholz. He highlighted the recent talks at various levels between the Western Allies and Russia.

“It’s progress,” Scholz said.

However, at the briefing, Scholz emphasized that Germany agreed with its allies on possible sanctions that could be imposed if necessary.

Scholz himself will travel to Kiev and Moscow next week to discuss with Ukrainian and Russian leaders.

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Kremlin told the French president on Wednesday Emmanuel Macronin and the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky after the meeting that there are “positive signs” in the air to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov according to him, the solution to the situation in Ukraine could be based on the fulfillment of the 2015 Minsk agreement. The agreement would secure autonomy for the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine.

However, Peskov added that President Zelenskyi had not shown that the Ukrainian authorities would be ready to do what “Kiev should have done a long time ago” in the near future.

“So there are positive signs, but also less positive ones,” Peskov said.

Russian To the EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhovin according to his country still believes that diplomacy can help alleviate the crisis in Ukraine. Chizhov spoke BBC’s in an interview on Wednesday.

According to Chizhov, Russia has no plans to attack anyone, but he said it was important that Russia was not provoked to change its mind.

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In an interview, Chizhov did not say whether Russia plans to withdraw its troops from the vicinity of the Ukrainian border. Instead, he asked why no one was talking about the number of Ukrainian soldiers directly opposite Russia.

European Union External Relations Officer Josep Borrell in turn, estimates that Macron and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Tuesday’s meeting provided elements for easing the crisis in Ukraine.

Despite his optimism, Borrell recalled that the problem has not yet been resolved.

“Macron’s visit to Russia was important, but it didn’t work wonders,” he said in Washington on Tuesday local time.

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