The Kremlin says the United States is fueling tensions over Ukraine, stressing that Moscow is watching with great concern, after Washington put thousands of troops on alert for deployment in Eastern Europe.
The United States is further ratcheting up tensions with Russia, announces to put about American 8,500 troops on heightened alert for a possible deployment to Eastern Europe, amid claims that Moscow is preparing to invade Ukraine.
US-led NATO member countries are putting their forces on standby and reinforcing the deployment of weaponry in eastern Europe amid escalating tensions between Russia and the US over Ukraine.
Russia says the United States has promised to provide the Kremlin with a written response to its security demands, after "frank" talks between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Geneva, Switzerland.
Moscow says US President Joe Biden’s warnings of devastating consequences for Russia will not help defuse rising tensions over Ukraine and will rather destabilize the situation further.
The European Union must conduct its own dialogue with Russia rather than supporting diplomatic efforts led by the United States and NATO, French President Emmanuel Macron said.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Wednesday called on the West to stop supplying Ukraine with weapons, amid boiling tensions between Moscow and the West.
The Biden administration has approved $200 million in additional military aid to Ukraine, a senior US State Department official has declared, amid heightening tensions with Russia over the issue.
Russia has ruled out any further talks with the United States and NATO over the situation around Ukraine unless the West responds properly to its security demands.
Moscow can no longer tolerate US-led NATO's eastward expansion and “gradual invasion” of Ukraine, top Russian official warns.