Britain and France have warned of the dire consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine
In Britain, it was recalled that Russia had recently drawn 90,000 Russian troops to Ukraine's borders. France has expressed concern that Russia is increasing its troops near Ukraine's borders.
"Europe is increasingly reminiscent of a besieged democratic island in an anarchic world, where a growing wave of authoritarianism, impunity and violations of international rules threatens to flood it", - was reported by the Guardian.
The author does not rule out the possibility of a new Russian invasion and recalled that Russia has recently drawn 90,000 Russian troops to the Ukrainian borders.
"Putin's persistence follows directly from the de facto agreement (of the European Union) with the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014," the British newspaper wrote.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned of serious consequences in the event of an invasion, according to Bloomberg.
He noted that Vladimir Putin's authoritarian tendencies have become increasingly apparent in recent months.
"Any border violation, any invasion will lead to extremely serious consequences", - Le Drian said.
In addition, according to the French Foreign Minister, Russia should use its influence to resolve the migration crisis in Belarus.
What is known
- The US Senate has proposed sanctions against Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine.
- US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has stated that Russia's political and military actions against Ukraine are a cause for concern for the United States leadership, as they do not know the intentions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Russia transfers the 56th Assault Regiment to the occupied Crimea.
- The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba spoke about the security situation in Crimea and Donbas, as well as along the Ukrainian border to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrel on the eve of the EU Council of Foreign Ministers.