NATO, US discuss troop deployment in eastern Ukraine, talks to stop Russia

Russia has deployed about 100,000 troops and weapons in eastern Ukraine over the past few months. The United States and NATO are in talks with Russia over whether Russia could invade or invade Ukraine again.

Russia held talks with the United States in Geneva on Monday Talks with NATO will be held in Brussels on Wednesday This is going to be the first discussion between NATO and Russia after 2019 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grasko and Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin will attend the talks. US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will be present at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Russia occupied Crimea in Ukraine in 2014 Even then, Russia deployed troops and weapons on the Ukrainian border But Jim Townsend, a senior Pentagon official at the time, said Russia had been able to occupy Crimea because the United States and Europe had not responded. He is currently serving as a Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Society After the Pentagon, Townsend also served as the Obama administration’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. He recently said that the Obama administration should have reacted more strongly to Russia’s move in Ukraine in 2014.

In talks between NATO and Russia on Wednesday, NATO aims to prevent a repeat of 2014. In return, Russia will seek assurances that NATO will not move its activities further east Russia also wants assurances that NATO will reduce its troop numbers from Europe and that Ukraine will never be a member of NATO. Ukraine is currently a NATO partner The United States and NATO have already strategically rejected sanctions on NATO members.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg is not expecting much from Wednesday’s talks He said the biggest thing would be to reach an agreement at Wednesday’s meeting to continue further discussions in the future. The talks between NATO and the United States, which took place on Monday, were described by both sides as constructive But no conclusion could be reached Russia will hold talks with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Thursday after talks with NATO.

(Note: The report was taken from Deutsche Welle. That report has been published. No representative of Hindustan Times Bangla has written this report.)