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Ukraine’s crisis is escalating.. How big are the fears that Moscow will open another front in Georgia?

news now – 02/25/2022 20:01

Spokesperson for the European Union in the Middle East and North Africa Luis Miguel Buenoin an interview withnews now“What Ukraine is witnessing today is a complete aggression and an invasion, indicating that there are clear contradictions in the Russian positions regarding the military operation launched by Moscow against a sovereign country.

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Bueno: Europe today is experiencing a painful reality as it stands in front of an attempt by a member state of the Security Council to change the security structure that is binding on all European countries.

He said that Europe today is living a painful reality, and it is standing in front of an attempt by a member state of the Security Council to change the security structure that is binding on all European countries, describing what is happening as a very dangerous matter accompanied by a continuous campaign of misinformation by the Russian authorities. Bueno asked Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: Where are the reports that confirm the existence of genocide in Ukraine?

He stressed that diplomatic work is continuing to avoid the scenario of the Russian occupation of Ukraine, pointing out that the European Union is not a military alliance, but rather supports Ukraine with a package of meaningful and humane rewards.

Bueno stressed that in addition to the sanctions on Russia, the European Union is working with its international partners to find an appropriate solution, explaining that the appropriate solution does not mean that Russia is satisfied, but is among basic principles agreed upon by Europe, as the crisis cannot be addressed at the expense of those principles and respect. international law.

He described the recent package of sanctions that were imposed on Russia, as very harsh and include many sectors, even affecting institutions, banks and personalities close to Russian President Vladimir Putin personally, noting that the repercussions of the sanctions will be great on the Russian authorities, who chose by themselves through what they are doing in Ukraine, international isolation. He said that the Russian currency recently reached its lowest level in its history.

Bueno stressed that Russia should understand that its invasion of Ukraine would be met with serious consequences, saying that “what is happening in Ukraine today is the worst crisis since the end of the Cold War. He stressed that any attack on any NATO country would be considered an attack on the alliance, and that would have serious consequences.”

Ukraine's crisis is escalating.. How big are the fears that Moscow will open another front in Georgia?

Bueno: European sanctions target senior Russian leaders and personalities close to Putin, and their repercussions are severe

And whether the sanctions will affect Belarus, which supports Russia in its war on Ukraine, the European Union spokesperson toldnews now“Belarus is directly involved in the invasion of Ukraine, and European and Western sanctions will affect that country as well.

And when there were fears that the Russian authorities would open another front in Georgia, Bueno responded by saying that fears that Russia would open another front in Georgia exist, so coordination is taking place in the European Union with the G7 countries and discussing that option.

He pointed out that Russia is promoting that there is a division in Europe and the West, and is playing on that chord, but this is not true, and the European Union is ready for all scenarios in parallel with the continuation of diplomatic work. He pointed out that the Russian violations are taking place at various levels, as well as the misinformation campaign it is leading, calling on the international community to respond clearly and frankly to the Russian behavior.

Ukraine's crisis is escalating.. How big are the fears that Moscow will open another front in Georgia?

Bueno: European countries have learned the lessons of asylum in the past years, and this time we will respond better

And about the size of displacement or asylum that is expected to occur as a result of the outbreak of military operations in Ukraine, Bueno said,news now“There is an exodus towards some countries close to Ukraine, including Romania, which said they are ready to receive the displaced.

And whether European countries will deal with the refugee crisis from Ukraine in a better way than they did in the refugee crisis in previous years from Syria and more recently from Afghanistan, Bueno said that the policy of receiving refugees in Europe is linked to the policy of each country separately, there are European countries that were hosting refugees and others She refused, adding, “I think that European countries have learned the lessons of previous asylum, and we hope that this time we will be able to respond more effectively.”

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