Russia – Ukraine: the conflict, live


The escalation of tension continues in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov informed President Putin that there is possibilities according to the United States and NATO on “key issues” of the security guarantees demanded by Moscow, while fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine grow.

The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, announced hours later the relocation of the American embassy in Kiev to the largest city in the west of the country, Lviv, which is close to the border with Poland in the face of the Russian threat.

Russiafor his part, assures that there are still possibilities for diplomacy in his pulse with the West on the security guarantees that it demands to avoid NATO approaching its borders, in a possible sign of its willingness to de-escalate around Ukraine.

Several countries recommend their citizens leave Ukraine, including Spain, which insists that it is not an evacuation. The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholzhas traveled to Ukraine to discuss the situation with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky. It has asked Russia for an “urgent signal” of de-escalation, while Ukraine insists on its interest in joining NATO.

Russia and Ukraine, last hour of the conflict:

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  • 08:20

    The Secretary General of the UN, Anthony Guterres, calls to “deactivate” the tension in Ukraine and asks to reject the “incendiary rhetoric”. The United Nations leader has met with the foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine and has warned that a war would be “disastrous.”

  • 08:13

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has asked Russia for an “urgent signal” of de-escalation and Ukraine insists on its interest in joining NATO. Its president, Volodímir Zelenski asks the German for “legal guarantees” to protect Ukraine against the Russian threat. For his part, the Russian Foreign Minister affirms that there are possibilities of an agreement with the US and NATO.

  • 08:06

    Washington announces that it is beginning the process to “temporarily relocate” its Embassy in Ukraine, that it will cease its operations in the capital, Kiev, and will move to the largest city in the west of the country, Lviv, near the border with Poland“by prudence”.

  • 07:44

    Meanwhile, Russia assures that there are still possibilities for diplomacy in its confrontation with the West on the security guarantees it requires to avoid approaching its NATO borders, in a possible sign of its willingness to de-escalate around Ukraine.

  • 07:42

    The United States assures that it has not seen “any tangible sign” of de-escalation by Russia in Ukraine. “We need a de-escalation for diplomacy to advance,” said Ned Price, a spokesman for the State Department, at a press conference.

  • 07:24

    Good morning, we begin the narration minute by minute of all the relevant information about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.


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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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