Top executives in Europe and Poland, who have the highest risk of war in decades, say


According to Poland’s top executives addressing a delegation gathered in Vienna for the final round of diplomatic negotiations, the potential for a new war in Europe is higher than at any point in the last three decades.

“The risk of war in the OSCE region seems to be greater than ever in the last three decades,” Zbigniew Lau said in a speech without naming Russia.

The head of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs addressed a mission from 57 members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), citing a series of disputes allegedly involving Moscow.

“For weeks we have faced the prospect of a major military expansion in Eastern Europe,” Lau said, perhaps with Russia deploying more than 100,000 troops near the Ukrainian border. Mentioned.

“We should focus on the peaceful resolution of conflicts in and around Ukraine,” he added, “full respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity within internationally recognized borders.” Asked.

Western nations have repeatedly accused Moscow of planning an invasion of Ukraine after the Kremlin gathered a large number of troops, tanks and cannons near the eastern border of Ukraine.

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On November 16, 2021, a member of the Ukrainian National Border Guard stands near the border between Belarus and Poland in the Volyn Oblast region of Ukraine. (Gleb Garanich / Reuters)

Russia occupied the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, but the current crisis has denied positive intentions. The Kremlin argues that military deployment is a response to threatening actions from the West after the growing presence of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Eastern Europe.

Moscow presented some draft requests in December to further expand NATO, missiles at the Russian border, and that NATO has no military exercises, intelligence activities, or infrastructure outside the 1997 border. He said he was looking for it.

Washington said some of Russia’s proposed guarantees were “just non-starters for the United States,” which are open to negotiations and resolution of concerns through diplomacy.

The third and final talks on Thursday follow Wednesday’s attention-grabbing meeting where a Russian delegation met with NATO members in Brussels to discuss security proposals.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko at the Alliance headquarters for a meeting. The alliance’s chief said that it was a “positive sign” that 30 NATO members and Russia sat around the same table and worked on substantive topics, but “easy” between NATO and Russia. Can be bridged to. “

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko on January 12, 2022 at the Alliance Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, prior to the NATO-Russian Council. (Pool via Olivier Hoslet / Reuters)

Russia gave a harsh assessment of Russia’s security negotiations between the United States and NATO this week as “failed” on Thursday.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow saw the drastic sanctions bill announced by the U.S. Senate Democratic Party “very negatively”, and the timing seemed to be an attempt to put pressure on Moscow. Stated.

Peskov added that the first and second talks between Russia and the West produced some “positive nuances”, but Moscow sought concrete results rather than nuances.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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Lorenz Duchamps

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