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West should prepare for Russia-induced escalation, - US envoy in OSCE

Source : 112 Ukraine

The European security is facing a crisis now
21:53, 13 January 2022

RF Ministry of Defense

Western governments should be getting prepared for escalation from the Russian side. Michael Carpenter, the U.S. permanent envoy in the OSCE said so during the talks with Russian delegates.

Reuters reported that, citing the official on January 13.

“At the present time, we’re facing a crisis in European security. The drumbeat of war is sounding loud, and the rhetoric has gotten rather shrill," Carpenter stated.

According to him, one needs to "take it very seriously". 

The OSCE representative added that the deployment of 100,000 Russian troops, cutting-edge weaponry, artillery, electronic warfare systems and ammunition next to the border with Ukraine raises a lot of questions about Russia's intentions.

Related: Russian army deploys new radar on border with Norway, Finland

As is known, Russia can launch the new invasion of Ukraine from the sea. Deputy Commander of Ukraine's Navy Andriy Tarasov reported that as quoted by Sky News.

He claimed it's a form of attack that the Russian forces have been practicing all the time, including that in the occupied Crimea. Tarasov said the threat of a landing of Russian assault team from the sea is real; howeve, Ukraine's Armed Forces will be able to deter any such attempt, Tarasov said. 

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