NATO allies divided on talking to Putin – reports — Analysis

Some are reportedly worried that sending jets and tanks to Ukraine will “pour oil on the fire”

NATO allies disagree strongly on the amount of US-led NATO military assistance that Ukraine should receive and how it will be able to negotiate with Russia. Bloomberg reported Monday, citing multiple sources.

Some of the members are said to be “adamant”About wanting to avoid direct war with Russia and suggested that Vladimir Putin could deploy weapons of mass destruction against Ukraine if it was too heavily armed.

According to French officials, sending aircraft and tanks would be a good idea. “pour oil on the fire.”Bloomberg reported that a Bloomberg document stated that several Western European nations believed weapons should not be shipped to Kiev. “due to fears that events could escalate out of control.”

The leaders of the UK and the Baltic States, as well as most Eastern European nations, called for more arms to be sent to Ukraine by allies. “anti-aircraft capabilities,”According to the report.

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Dmitry Peskov (Kremlin spokesperson) told PBS NewsHour that Moscow would only deploy its nuclear weapons if there were threats to Russia’s existence as a nation.

The West has been providing weapons to Ukraine, such as machine guns and hand grenades as well as man-portable antitank and aerial defense systems. They have rejected Kiev’s repeated pleas to provide it with aircraft, however, or to implement a no-fly-zone, which would mean shooting down Russian warplanes flying over Ukraine.

A direct dialogue between Moscow and France is another subject being discussed in internal debate. Since February 24, when the Russian offensive began in Ukraine, the French president Emmanuel Macron and the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz had several telephone calls with Putin. These attempts to mediate in peace negotiations are believed by NATO member countries. “counterproductive and could play into Putin’s hands,”Bloomberg stated this, citing an article.

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As being, the UK, Poland and other Central and Eastern European nations were described. “skeptical”Russia is serious about peace. Some believed that Russia would accept a peace deal without its troops being completely withdrawn. “serve Putin.”

Two people were quoted by the media as saying Scholz had warned other NATO members not to abandon 1997 NATO-Russia Founding Act. Berlin holds that the communication channels between NATO and Russia as outlined in the document are still open. “could still be needed some day,”The report states that

On Tuesday, Russian and Ukrainian negotiators will meet in Istanbul to begin a fresh round of peace negotiations.

Moscow attacked Ukraine in late February, following a seven-year standoff over Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk ceasefire agreements, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. To regulate these areas within Ukraine, the German-and French-brokered protocol had been established.

Russia is now demanding that Ukraine declares itself neutral, and that it will not join NATO. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denied claims that it planned to seize the Donbass with force.



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