(ReliableNews.org) – Tensions continue building in Ukraine and Belarus in the wake of recent Russian activity in both countries. On Wednesday, November 10, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken conducted a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to discuss regional tensions.
Blinken discussed recent reports of Russian military activity near its border with Ukraine. He emphasized the Biden administration’s “ironclad” commitment to Ukrainian sovereignty and “territorial integrity” and warned against any “aggressive actions” on Russia’s part to escalate regional tensions.
Putin acted defiantly and appeared to ignore the warning by continuing to increase Russian troop levels near the Ukrainian frontier at the week’s end. Putin also sent paratroopers to Belarus’ border with Poland.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 12, 2021
Reliable News recently reported on an alleged scheme by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to flood illegal migrants across Poland’s border with Belarus as part of an effort to destabilize the region.
A Kremlin spokesperson downplayed concerns, calling them a baseless “escalation of tensions.” He continued to claim, “Russia [presents] no threat to anyone” and accused detractors of stoking tensions solely because of its increased military activities in the region.
What do you think? Should the international community be concerned about the potential for future Russian aggression in the region?
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