France is now gearing up to solve the Russia-Ukraine crisis. French President Emmanuel Macron is confident that he will find a “historic solution” to the crisis in Eastern Europe during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to The Guardian, talks have been held with US President Joe Biden before and Putin was talked to on the phone three times. Macron will meet Putin in Moscow on Monday to try to de-escalate tensions along Ukraine’s eastern border.
At the same time, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will go to Washington to assure the US and NATO allies that he can be trusted with the Ukraine crisis. Meanwhile, Germany is preparing to increase military force in Lithuania. Germany and Russia have particularly close trading ties on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
On the other hand, Ukraine’s former Defense Minister Andriy Zagorodnyuk said in an interview to The Guardian, “The situation is very bad. Russia can now capture any city in Ukraine. But Russia has to take over the whole of Ukraine.” 2 lakh soldiers will be needed. Which is not yet deployed. At present, Russia has deployed 70% of the force needed to occupy the whole of Ukraine. “
Russia denies plans to attack Ukraine, but Russia’s 1,45,000 troops are stationed on Ukraine’s border. Due to this, America also had to deploy 3000 more soldiers in Poland and Romania in the commands of Eastern Europe of NATO.
America believes that Russia can attack Ukraine in mid-February. US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday that Russia could strike Ukraine “tomorrow too”.