Washington, however, made the door for open diplomacy with Moscow - with US Secretary Antony Blinken spoke to his Russian colleagues, Sergey Lavrov, and both agreed to meet in Geneva this week

Washington: In an escalation of clear tensions over Ukraine, the United States warns on Tuesday that Russia can, at any point, attack Ukraine. But when calling it the "very dangerous" situation, Washington made the door for open diplomacy with Moscow - with the Minister of Secretary of the US State scoring to the Russian partner, Sergey Lavrov, and the two leaders agreed to meet in Geneva this week.

The White House press secretary, Jen PSAKI, blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin or has created a crisis by collecting 100,000 Russian troops along the Ukrainian border, and added, "This includes transferring Russian troops to Belarus recently for joint exercises on the eastern border of Ukraine. Let's explain. Our view is that this is a very dangerous situation. We are now on stage where Russia can, at any point, launched an attack in Ukraine ... it's more clear than we have. "

PSAKI reiterated the US position that Russia will face "heavy consequences" if they choose not to pursue diplomatic paths.

Blinken will first visit Ukraine - where, according to a senior Department of Foreign Affairs, he plans to emphasize "US support for the integrity of the sovereignty and territorial of Ukraine". He will then visit Germany - where, according to the same official, Blinkenwill continue intensive consultation with European allies and partners "as part of our integrated response to Russian actions".

On Friday, he will meet Lavrov in Geneva. The senior official said, "The United States does not want a conflict. We want peace. President Putin has it in his strength to take steps to increase this crisis so that the United States and Russia can pursue relationships that are not based on hostility or crisis."

In recent weeks, US officials have increased their warnings for Russian actions. The recent talks between the US and Russia are bilaterally in Geneva, between NATO and Russia in Brussels, and under the auspices of the security organization and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - where we and Russia are members - in Vienna failed to rest Bunt down.

The latest trigger for the crisis is the Russian troops to Belarus. A Senior Department of Second State Official, "The Russian forces movement report to Belarus, which should be under the auspices of joint military training scheduled regularly, related. The time is important, and of course it raises fears that Russia can intend to place troops in Belarus Together military exercises, potentially, to attack Ukraine from the north. "

The official claimed that the upcoming changes of Belarus in their constitution included "languages ​​that could be interpreted as opening the way forRussia to Garrison forces in the Belarusian region"; This can indicate a Belarus plan to "allow Russian conventional and nuclear forces" placed in the region. The official added more than the Kremlin problem, the problem was the ability. "What he represents is an increase in the ability for Russia to launch this attack, increasing the opportunity, road improvement and route increase."

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