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Russia looking for an excuse to escalate tensions

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky emphasized the need to prepare a preventive package of sanctions against Russia in a meeting with a group of US Senators in Kiev.

Notifying the delegation of the security situation on the Ukrainian border, Volodymyr Zelensky emphasized the need to prepare a preventive package of sanctions against Russia. (Reuters)

The Ukrainian president said Russia is looking for excuses to raise tensions in the guise of protecting Russian citizens by continuing to issue passports to the people in Ukraine’s “temporarily occupied territory.” ..

According to a statement by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky met with a delegation of US Senators such as Amy Klobuchar, Robert Portman, Chris Murphy, Jeanne Shaheen, Richard Blumenthal and Roger Wicker in the capital Kieve.

During the meeting, he thanked the US Parliament for solidarity with the Ukrainian people, whose country faces security challenges.

Notifying the delegation of the security situation on the Ukrainian border, Zelensky emphasized the need to prepare a preventive package of sanctions against Russia.

US Senators also expressed their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, emphasizing that Ukraine has its own right to choose how to ensure its security.

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Increased tension

Russia, Ukraine and NATO have stepped up military exercises as tensions have increased in recent weeks, and Kiev has openly accused Moscow of planning an invasion.

Russian troops entered the Crimean Peninsula in February 2014, and President Vladimir Putin formally divided the region into two separate federal themes of the Russian Federation the following month.

Turkey, the United States, and the UN General Assembly consider the annexation illegal.

According to the United Nations, more than 13,000 people have been killed since 2014 in a battle between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.

This region is one of several causes of friction between Russia and Ukraine.

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Source: TRT World and distributors

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