Russia Calls For Agreements to Prevent Expanding NATO Eastward

Via telesur english, Dec. 7, 2021

“Ukraine’s accession to NATO is a red line for us and we have said it for a long time. The ongoing policy aimed at dragging Kiev into the orbit of the alliance, the actual move by NATO to use the Ukrainian military infrastructure, and attempts to turn Ukraine into a foothold in a confrontation with Russia, could have serious negative consequences and exacerbate the military and political situation in Europe,” she explained.

Since 1990, NATO has been expanding its zone of influence beyond Germany’s eastern borders through the incorporation of 13 former Soviet Union countries into the Alliance. This geopolitical movement has been accompanied by the promotion of an anti-Russia sentiment through international mainstream media.

“Until an overarching understanding between Russia and the West is reached, the threat of large-scale armed conflict will always exist. It’s not about whether Ukraine will join NATO or not, it’s Russia’s growing political marginalization in its historic hinterland,” analyst Sinan Hanioglu tweeted.”

Via Dec. 7, ‘Biden Warns Putin of Economic Sanctions and Other Measures in Event of Ukraine Military Escalation’

“The Tuesday call between Biden and Putin lasted two hours and one minute and covered a range of topics, but focused primarily on Russian troops deployed near the country’s western borders, which Western media is widely reporting as a sign of an imminent invasion of Ukraine.

“President Biden voiced the deep concerns of the United States and our European Allies about Russia’s escalation of forces surrounding Ukraine and made clear that the US and our Allies would respond with strong economic and other measures in the event of military escalation,” a readout of the call released by the White House said.”
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