NATO supports Kiev, facing a strong conflict with Moscow, while working to avoid a broader confrontation.
The conflict in Donbass not only continued to have sporadic conflicts in the military field, but also became more serious in the diplomatic arena, causing new face-to-face conflicts between Moscow and the West.
On Wednesday, April 14, at a press conference held at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, US Secretary of State Anthony Brinken delivered a speech. “Deep Concern” Faced with the large-scale operation of the Russian army on the Ukrainian border.During this unexpected trip-the second time to Brussels in less than a month-he reviewed his wishes “Downgrade”In response to the words of Union Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, he had provided support to Ukraine the day before “Unwavering”.
On Wednesday night, at the same time, Angela Merkel and Joe Biden jointly asked Russia to reduce its military presence on the Ukrainian border as a direct link to the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The day before these statements, pro-Russian forces bombed Donbass, killing one Ukrainian soldier and wounding three people.
The unity shown by NATO members in supporting Ukraine is undeniable, and they have not ventured into an overly belligerent ground. « This is a question of finding the proper balance between firmness and restraint, because Russia’s provocation must not be sidelined., Declassified diplomats. Therefore, NATO has promised to continue and consolidate its support for equipment and trainers, but many diplomats are not satisfied that the Ukrainian Foreign Minister will not reiterate Voladimir’s request on Wednesday. “Member Action Plan” From Kiev to NATO.
Since 2008, this prospect has been mentioned at a summit in Bucharest, but this prospect is particularly sensitive when Russia shows its strength. « The Ukrainians did not repeat this request yesterday. Identify a diplomat. This is proof of their desire to avoid conflict. “ Such prospects will also reopen the differences between NATO members. “France, France and Italy are most skeptical of expansion », explaining Gustav Gressel of the ECFR think tank. Emmanuel Macron will receive Mr. Zelensky at the Elysee Palace on Friday.