European Council head calls on Putin to de-escalate on Ukrainian border

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Russian president, for his part, accused Ukraine of provoking and discriminating against the Russian-speaking population
14:26, 25 November 2021

Charles Michel/Twitter

During a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, European Council President Charles Michel called for de-escalation on the border with Ukraine, he writes in Twitter.

"The EU is following closely the military buildup along  Russia’s border with Ukraine. De-escalation and stability are essential," Michel said.

And meanwhile the press service of Kremlin said that the Russian president had expressed concern over the ongoing provocations of the Ukrainian side aimed at exacerbating the situation on the line of contact.Putin stressed the lack of alternatives to the Minsk package of measures as a basis for resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The President of the Russian Federation also pointed out the need to stop Kyiv's policy of discrimination against the Russian-speaking population, which violates Ukraine's international obligations.

As we reported, Politico published new satellite photos taken by Western experts confirm the reports that Russia is again concentrating troops and military hardware on the border with Ukraine. The images were taken by Colorado-based US space technology company Maxar Technologies.

Later Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Secretary Oleksiy Danilov, in his turn, called this information “deliberate disinformation”.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said that Pentagon is monitoring Russian military activity near Ukraine.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell warned that if the situation on Ukraine's borders worsens, the EU will not be able to support Kyiv with troops.

Related: Canada can send soldiers to Ukraine due to Russian army at border

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