US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen NBC News said Wednesday Russia expects to attack Ukraine that night. However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Lukashenko’s government.
“Everything we see in that area shows that Russia is engaged in a serious aggression against Ukraine,” Blinken said. He said the exact location and time of the attack could not be ascertained at present.
Earlier, AFP reported this UN Arrange another emergency meeting on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the second in three days, “due to military advances” in the region. The meeting requested by Kiev is scheduled for Wednesday 21.30 local time (Wednesday to Thursday 3:30 CET).
23 people in Russia, including the Minister of Defense Sergei Shoiku and Economy Minister Maxim ReshetnikovAgencies announced on Wednesday night that they were being punished by EU sanctions.
Sanctions were used by military commanders, the head of the Kremlin administration, the head of Russia Today’s television and a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry to pledge to recognize the independence of Ukraine’s separatist regions.
Prohibitions include a travel ban and a freeze on property in the EU. They went on strike against a total of 23 “leading figures”, three banks and companies and 351 members of the State Duma. It was adopted by EU foreign ministers on Tuesday and came into force on Wednesday evening.
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