Poland’s foreign minister said on Thursday that Europe was closer to war than any time in the last 30 years.
Meanwhile, for his part, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said talks had reached a “dead end”, with no reason to sit down again in the coming days to re-start the same discussions. The bleak assessments come as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe met in Vienna, hoping to push Russia and the West towards a diplomatic solution to the tension along Ukraine’s border. CGTN’s Natalie Carney has a report.
- Anton Fedyashin is a Russian affairs analyst and history professor at American University.
- Andrij Dobriansky heads UN Affairs for the Ukrainian World Congress.
- Yuval Weber focuses on Russian military and political strategy at Marine Corps University, and is a research assistant professor at Texas A&M.
- Klaus Larres is a European affairs analyst and professor of history and international affairs at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Russia says talks with Nato over Ukraine are hitting a dead end https://t.co/AayU9mUBCJ
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 13, 2022
'The drumbeat of war is sounding loud, and the rhetoric has gotten rather shrill,' a U.S. official said after NATO-Russia talks ended with no resolution on Ukraine https://t.co/s5UOJ0xXeB
— CNBC (@CNBC) January 13, 2022
With Russian troops on its borders, Ukraine is pressing to become a member of NATO. But President Biden and European leaders are not ready for that step. Here's why. https://t.co/EH5NEBg0cq
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 13, 2022