Thursday, May 19

Security expert: Russian invasion of Ukraine likely – News (Ekot)

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  • A Russian invasion of Ukraine is “a likely scenario,” said Anna Wieslander, Northern Europe chief of the American think tank Atlantic Council.

  • Several US media outlets reported over the weekend that the Russian military has moved blood and other medical equipment closer to the Ukrainian border, and on Friday US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said Russia’s mobilization has now reached a level where Putin has a range of military capabilities, including a military attack.

  • Russia is also negotiating a new security system, says Anna Wieslander. The proposals for extended security guarantees are “so far-reaching that they would change the whole order and the rules that we have had between states since the end of the Cold War,” she says.

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