French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced this Saturday that both he and his German counterpart, Annalena Baerbock, will visit Ukraine on February 7 and 8 to discuss with the country’s authorities the current tension with Russia over the build-up of troops on the border and examine ways to alleviate the economic deterioration generated by the chaotic situation.
The head of French diplomacy, through his Twitter account, has assured his Ukrainian counterpart, Dimitri Kuleba, “the full support and solidarity of France with Ukraine”. “The mobilization continues to reduce tensions,” he added.
In response, Kuleba added on his own account on the social network that he has explored with Le Drian different ways to help the deteriorating Ukrainian economy. “In a conversation with Jean-Yves Le Drian, we discussed helping Ukraine’s economy to overcome security risks,” Kuleba wrote on his Twitter account.
In any case, the heads of the Ukrainian and French diplomacy, according to the tweet, agreed on the “Importance of remaining vigilant and tough on Russia, and working on diplomatic solutions.”
A day earlier, the President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, lamented a flight of capital from the country estimated at 12,500 million dollars (about 11,000 million euros) due to the panic generated by the situation.
“Our state cannot meet such challenges. We are stabilizing our national currency from state reserves, so it is very expensive for Ukraine, and this is a bit reckless information policy,” he said before estimating that an injection of between 4,000 and 5,000 million dollars would be necessary. (about 4,400 million euros) to repair part of the impact of this leak.
For his part, the President of the United States, Joe Biden said Friday that he will soon send US troops to support NATO’s presence in Eastern Europe. at times of tensions with Russia over Ukraine. “I will mobilize troops to Eastern Europe and NATO countries at short notice. Not many”, the president informed journalists upon returning to Washington after giving a speech in Philadelphia.
Y NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg He had a conversation with the Russian journalist Alexey Venediktov, in which he reiterated that they do not want to confront Russia. “We don’t want any confrontation with Russia, we don’t need a cold war. We are interested in cooperation and constructive relations with Russia,” Stoltenerg said in an interview on Russian radio. Echo of Moscow.
The leader of the military alliance believes that the problem is that Russia should also want to avoid a cold war, and stressed that “the condition” of “constructive relations” and cooperation is that they are based on “mutual respect.” “If these principles are violated, it is quite obvious that the future also becomes difficult,” he said.
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