A Criminal (and stupid!) Empire: US is playing with fire in Ukraine

Ukraine wants to speed up joining NATO to send ‘real signal to Russia’

Apr.6, 2021
Ukraine’s president wants to speed up the country’s path to NATO membership to send a “real signal to Russia”.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy made the call after discussing rising tensions in eastern Ukraine with the military alliance’s secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg.
More than 13,000 people have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which began in 2014 after a pro-Western revolution in Kyiv and Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.
“In recent weeks, we have seen a very dangerous tendency to increase the number of ceasefire violations by the Russian occupation forces and the number of Ukrainian defenders killed,” Zelenskyy said in a statement.
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Why Is the Biden Administration Pushing Ukraine To Attack Russia?

Posted on On March 24th, Ukraine’s President Vladimir Zelensky signed what was essentially a declaration of war on Russia. In the document, titled Presidential Decree No. 117/2021, the US-backed Ukrainian leader declared that it is the official policy of Ukraine to take back Crimea from Russia.
The declaration that Ukraine would take back Crimea from Russia also followed, and was perhaps instigated by, President Biden’s inflammatory and foolish statement that “Crimea is Ukraine.”
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was a chief architect of the US-backed coup against Ukraine in 2014, continued egging on the Ukrainians, promising full US support for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine. Many Americans wonder why they are not even half as concerned about the territorial integrity of the United States!
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Moscow warns Washington of consequences of Kiev’s provocative policies in Donbass

Apr.6, 2021
MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. Representatives of Moscow and Washington held contacts on the situation in Donbass, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS Tuesday.
“We had contacts with the US administration in Donbass. We have exhaustively conveyed what is going on to the US side,” he said.
According to Ryabkov, an ever more provocative and defiant behavior of Kiev and its Western benefactors led by the US is observed.
“Washington must be concerned by the consequences of this coordinated policy. I see no point in going back to this topic,” the diplomat said
Continue reading at tass.com

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