Blinken Discusses Ukraine, NATO Buildup With French Foreign Minister – State Department

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 07th February, 2022) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has mentioned the Ukraine state of affairs with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, US State Department Spokesperson Ned value mentioned.

“Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian about ongoing efforts by NATO Allies, EU partners, G7 members, and other partners to address Russia’s continued military build-up on Ukraine’s borders, and the importance of continuing to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Price mentioned in a Sunday assertion.

According to the discharge, Blinken and Le Drian additionally talked about strengthening NATO presence in Eastern Europe. In addition, they reviewed the most recent developments within the Sahel area of Africa.

On Sunday, US President Joe Biden mentioned Ukraine with French President Emmanuel Macron over the telephone, forward of the latter’s assembly with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which shall be held in Moscow on Monday.

Biden and Macron additionally held a phone name discussing Ukraine on Wednesday, following the Pentagon’s announcement concerning the deployment of extra US forces to Poland, Germany, and Romania within the subsequent few days.

US officers mentioned the deployment is designed to bolster NATO’s jap flank amid the Ukraine disaster.

In the previous few months, the West and Ukraine have accused Russia of a troop construct-up close to the Ukrainian border in alleged preparation for an “invasion.” Moscow has denied these accusations, repeatedly stating that it’s not threatening anybody and on the similar time expressing sturdy issues over NATO’s army exercise close to the Russian borders, which it deems a risk to its nationwide safety.

Moscow has additionally mentioned Russia has the proper to maneuver troops inside its nationwide territory.

Russia has additionally warned Western international locations that army deliveries to Kiev could encourage the latter to make use of them in opposition to the breakaway Russian-speaking area of Donbas. The United States has been within the strategy of delivering $200 million price of safety help authorised by President Joe Biden in December.

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