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AFlemish daily reported that fighting erupted in the east of the country on Thursday morning as Russia continued to press for the withdrawal of troops from the Ukrainian border. morning. A school blast injured two teachers. Boris Johnson immediately accused Russia of “provocation” to “discredit” Ukraine.
Fighting between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian armed forces has intensified recently. Artillery fire was fired at several points along the border. At this point, the two camps accuse each other of firing.
“The bombing of a kindergarten, which we consider to be (…) a ploy designed to create a false provocation justifying Russian action, aimed at humiliating the Ukrainians,” the prime minister said. When British Boris Johnson journalists visited the military base.
Meanwhile, US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Thursday that “despite Russia announcing the withdrawal of the Ukrainian military, it is moving towards an immediate occupation of it.”
Warning from NATO and US
The US Secretary of Defense and NATO warned on Thursday against Moscow’s provocation to justify Ukrainian military intervention in Brussels.
“We have seen reports of bombings, which are certainly worrying. We are gathering more details. We have been saying for some time that the Russians could do something like this to justify the military-style conflict,” US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said after meeting with his allies at NATO headquarters.
“We will be wary of those actions that could provoke a dramatic event for Russia to justify an attack. We have seen a game we played in the past and we will continue to explore ways to improve our readiness,” he added. “We’m not sure about the incidents, but we have seen attempts to make an excuse to justify the invasion of Ukraine, which of course is worrying,” said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
“There are some Russian officials in Donbass who can make an excuse,” he argued. “We are closely monitoring what is going on and will continue to expose Russia’s misinformation plans and actions to make it more difficult and to make the invasion more difficult,” he said.
“We see a lot of misinformation from Russian bases to create the atmosphere for alleged attacks on the Russian people in this part of Ukraine,” said Joseph Borel, head of European diplomacy after a meeting of EU leaders. Russia and Ukraine, ahead of the summit with their African Union counterparts in Brussels.
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