April 19 2021 Tensions between Russia and the United States and Europe have escalated recently as the situation in eastern Ukraine has been rising. Following the announcement of U.S. sanctions against Russia to expel Russian diplomats, Poland, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and other U.S. “allies” have “come down”, to Russia to sacrifice tough diplomatic measures, NATO, Britain, France and other attitudes, closer to allies the United States. In the face of a series of hostile acts by the West, Russia hit back, saying that all anti-Russian actions have the presence of the United States, the West is spreading panic around the world.
U.S. sanctions Russia’s allies follow the lead
Behind it is the shadow of America
15, the United States announced a new round of sanctions against Russia, U.S.-Russian relations again strained, the two countries have expelled each other a number of diplomats. After the U.S. “shot” Russia, its European allies began to follow the lead and take tough measures against Russia. Hong Kong’s Grand Gazette points out that russia’s recent diplomatic turmoil, and there is always the shadow of the United States behind it.
On the same day that the United States announced sanctions against Russia, Poland, a European country, was the first to announce the expulsion of three Russian diplomats, accusing them of “engaging in activities detrimental to Poland’s interests”. The Russian side criticized Poland for following the “Big Brother of America” anti-Russian.
Since then, the Czech Republic has also announced the expulsion of 18 “identified agents” of Russian diplomats, it is worth noting that NATO, Poland, Britain have expressed support for the Czech decision.
NATO officials said on the 18th, NATO supports member states of the Czech Republic to investigate Russia’s “behavior” in the territory. Poland’s foreign ministry also said it fully supported the Czech decision to expel Russian diplomats.
British Foreign Secretary David Raab also issued a statement saying: “Britain fully supports our Czech allies.” In addition, the Times quoted naval sources as saying that a destroyer and an anti-submarine frigate of the Royal Navy will enter the Black Sea in May to show solidarity with Ukraine against the backdrop of the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border.
In an interview with CBS Television, French President Emmanuel Macron said the international community should draw a “clear red line” against Russia and consider possible sanctions “when it crosses the line.” In an interview with U.S. media, Macron also said he agreed with U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposal to open a dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a time of heightened tensions.
Reuters said Macron’s remarks were a “departure” from France’s original position on Russia and moved closer to ally the United States.
German Defense Minister Annette Cramp-Calumbauer said Russia posed a “real threat” to Europe. “Russia’s weapons and its military operations in central Europe pose a real threat,” she said. However, she added that the statement should not be interpreted as “anti-Russian” but rather an “important political fact” that would encourage “positive preventive measures in our country and Europe”.
“The West is going to spread panic around the world.”
Russia is determined to fight back against the West and consider retreating
Relations between Europe and Russia have tightened recently as the situation in eastern Ukraine has risen, particularly as tensions between Russia and Ukraine have escalated and diplomats have been expelled from each other. Russia has also hit back at tough action in other European countries.
16, Russia announced the U.S. sanctions against the countermeasures, also in response to Poland’s expulsion of three Russian diplomats in Poland, Russia will expel five Polish diplomats in Russia.
On the 17th, Russia accused the Ukrainian consul in St. Petersburg of illegal activities and asked him to leave the country by the 22nd day. On the same day, Ukraine hit back, demanding that a senior diplomat at the Russian Embassy in Ukraine leave the country 22 days ago.
On the 18th, Russia announced the expulsion of 20 diplomats from the Czech Embassy in Moscow in retaliation for the expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats identified as agents. Russia also summoned the Czech ambassador to express “strong dissatisfaction.” Rudolf Kindrak, head of the international division of the Czech presidential office, said the embassy would have only five diplomats left to work after 20 staff members were expelled from Russia.
Responding to the Czech expulsion of Russian diplomats, the Russian Foreign Ministry added: “This hostility is a continuation of a series of anti-Russian actions taken by the Czech Republic in recent years, from which it is impossible to see the United States.” Against the backdrop of recent U.S. sanctions against Russia, the Czech government has tried to please the U.S., even surpassing its masters across the ocean. ”
In addition, Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, said that in view of recent anti-Russian events, the possibility of Russia’s withdrawal from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) could be discussed.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zakharova said the West was deliberately spreading panic around the world in order to cover up the burden of its own problems.
“Our Western partners intend to spread panic and increase hysteria around the world,” Zakharova told Russia’s First TV channel. It was deliberate, deliberate, and the answer was obvious. The burden of not being able to solve its own problems forces the West to take advantage of this pattern of behaviour”.