Ukraine: Truss in Moscow, no more Cold War rhetoric

(ANSA) – LONDON, 10 FEB – The West cannot ignore the deployment of Russian troops on the border and the “attempts” attributed to the Kremlin to “undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine”. This was stated by the British Foreign Minister, Liz Truss, meeting today in Moscow with the Russian counterpart Serghiei Lavrov, as reported by the BBC: a correspondent this morning did not fail to underline the difference in posture between the expert Lavrov, at ease and almost relaxed in the initial stages of the face-off – the first among the heads of diplomacy of the two countries since 2017 – and a rookie Truss who appeared “rigid”.

The head of the Foreign Office then warned that a conflict would also be “disastrous” for Russia, however evoking that “the alternative path of diplomacy” remains open and urging Moscow to “take this path” and renounce “Cold War rhetoric. “,.

From London, defense colleague Ben Wallace, expected in Moscow tomorrow by Russian colleague Serghiei Shoigu, for his part evoked intelligence reports in a series of interviews according to which Russia could resort to provocations of “false flag” border to justify a hypothetical invasion of Ukraine. Not without warning about the risks of a war that would be bloody because the Ukrainians “would fight”.

In the context of the British diplomatic action on the Ukrainian dossier, the Moscow missions of the two ministers intersect with that of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who arrived today in Brussels for talks at NATO headquarters before a subsequent stop in Warsaw to reiterate the support of London to Poland.


Source: Ansa

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