In a dig at Biden, VDL declares that the EU “must be involved!” in the Putin-Ukraine feud.

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In a dig at Biden, VDL declares that the EU “must be involved!” in the Putin-Ukraine feud.

On Friday, URSULA VON DER LEYEN demanded that the EU be included in talks to resolve tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

The EU Commission chief issued a thinly-veiled warning to her US counterparts while speaking in Paris ahead of crucial talks between the US and Russia next week.

“One thing is certain: there will be no solution without Europe,” she said.

Whatever solution is found, Europe must be a part of it.”

“It’s a good thing that there are discussions between the United States and Russia,” French President Emmanuel Macron said alongside Ms von der Leyen.

“On this issue, the coordination between Europeans and Americans is exemplary.

“Concessions are not a part of dialogue.”

On Friday, France’s foreign minister claimed that Russia was attempting to circumvent the European Union by holding direct talks with the United States over Ukraine.

Following weeks of tensions over Russian troop deployments near its border with Ukraine, talks between US and Russian diplomats will begin in Geneva on Monday, with envoys on both sides attempting to avoid a crisis.

“(Russian President) Vladimir Putin wants to bypass the European Union… he wants to put dents in the EU cohesion, which is solidifying,” Jean-Yves Le Drian said on BFM TV and RMC Radio.

“It’s impossible to imagine EU security without Europeans.”

In an attack on the Scottish lockdown, Sturgeon has been compared to Hirohito.

France has just assumed the EU’s six-month rotating presidency.

Russia has deployed nearly 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s border.

It claims it is not planning an invasion, but it wants the West to withdraw its support for Ukraine’s government and has demanded assurances that NATO will not expand further east.

“Putin has proposed to discuss with NATO to sort of return to the zones of influence from the past…which would mean Russia restore the spirit of Yalta,” Le Drian said, referring to a conference between World War Two Allied powers in February 1945 that gave the Soviet Union control over its eastern European neighbors.

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“Though this is not our point of view, we must accept the debate.”

In 2014, Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, drawing international sanctions and condemnation.

“News from the Brinkwire.”

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