Tensiones en Ucrania
Articulo en The Guardian. Al calor de un tema "interno", las acusaciones del gobierno ucranio de un intento de golpe de estado promovido desde Moscú, un breve repaso de los movimientos y declaraciones en ambos lados. En breve: las tensiones están aumentando en la frontera. La implicación y apoyo europeos a Ucrania aumentan: Suecia también ofrece apoyo militar.
Russia has been building up forces near its border with Ukraine, and Kyiv, the US and Nato have voiced concerns in recent days about a possible Russian attack – a suggestion the Kremlin has dismissed as false and alarmist.
“We are in full control of our borders and are fully prepared for any escalation,” Zelenskiy said. He did not give full details of the coup plot. Asked whether he thought the Kremlin was involved, he said: “I’m sorry, I can’t talk about it."
But he also spoke at length in the press conference of a threat of Russian military escalation, and said Ukraine would be ready for it.
The Nato secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, repeated western concerns about the buildup on Friday and warned that if Russia used force against Ukraine, “that will have costs, that will have consequences”.
In an attempt to set some red lines for Putin, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, have both spoken directly to him over the past two weeks. The British defence secretary, Ben Wallace, met his Ukrainian counterpart in Kyiv to provide a further promise of arms. Sweden’s defence minister said he was ready to send Swedish troops to Ukraine to help train the country’s military.
US intelligence officials and senior figures in Ukraine’s military have suggested as many as 92,000 Russian troops are massed to the north and east of Ukraine – many in the area around Yelnya, near Russia’s border with ally Belarus – and in Crimea, the peninsula that lies south of mainland.
El juego favorito de militares: medición pública de genitales masculinos
Desconozco hasta qué punto hay "halcones" en el ejército ruso, aunque los antecedentes de Chechenia, Osetia, etc., apuntan a que bastantes. Pero si algo está claro, es que lo que hagan será siguiendo órdenes de Putin.