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Ukraine: l'Amérique et ses alliés divergent sur la stratégie face à Vladimir Poutine | Le Figaro |

DÉCRYPTAGE - Un décalage s'est installé ces derniers jours entre l'alarmisme de l'Administration Biden et   des Européens quant à l'imminence d'une invasion de l'Ukraine par les forces russes.

Depuis les derniers développements de la crise ukrainienne à la fin de l'année dernière, un troublant décalage est apparu entre les perceptions des uns et des autres. Début novembre 2021, quand le gouvernement américain a tiré la sonnette d'alarme en affirmant que l'armée russe préparait une nouvelle offensive militaire de grande envergure contre l'Ukraine, les responsables de Kiev étaient restés plutôt dubitatifs. Même chose sur la ligne de front, près de Marioupol, où les militaires, habitués au renforcement des forces russes depuis le printemps 2021, ne voyaient pas l'imminence d'une intervention qui, selon Washington et l'Otan, aurait pu avoir lieu fin décembre ou début janvier.

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DECRYPTION - A gap has developed in recent days between the alarmism of the Biden Administration and the evaluation of Europeans regarding the imminence of an invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces.

U.S.-Russia engagement deepens as CIA chief travels to Moscow | NY Times - Nov. 2, 2021 |

CIA director dispatched to Moscow to warn Russia over troop buildup near Ukraine | CNN - Nov. 5, 2021

Putin, CIA Chief Discuss `Regional Conflicts' - Kremlin | The Moscow Times - Nov. 8, 2021

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 26th, 2022 at 04:17:57 PM EST
Secretary Blinken's Meeting with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy - Nov. 2, 2021

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy today in Glasgow on the margins of COP26.  Secretary Blinken reaffirmed the United States' unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.  He welcomed Ukraine's steps to address corruption and underscored that, together with our allies and partners, the United States would continue to reinforce Ukrainian energy security, including by reducing the risks posed by the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

CIA chief warns Russians of consequences if they caused 'Havana Syndrome' | NBC News - Nov. 24, 2021 |

Director William Burns raised the issue during a visit to Moscow this month while he was speaking to top Russian intelligence officials, sources said.

Step by step the US State Dep't, CIA Bill Burns together with Zelensky/ SBU intelligence head have ratcheted up tensions with the Kremlin. Exploiting the opportunity of Russian troops build-up along the border. Developing a strategy ...

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 26th, 2022 at 04:19:08 PM EST
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Putin, CIA director discuss Russia-US relations, regional conflicts over phone -- Kremlin | Tass - Nov. 8, 2021 |

The TV channel noted that during his official two-day visit this week, the US intelligence chief also expressed concern "that Russia is close to using its gas exports as leverage, with Ukraine and other European nations forecast to suffer energy crises heading into winter." After meetings in Moscow, where the US official held talks with Secretary of Russia's Security Council Nikolai Patrushev and Director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergei Naryshkin, "Burns called [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky to convey the administration's concerns over Russia's behavior and reassure him that the US is closely tracking the Russian activity, according to a person with direct knowledge of the call," CNN reported. The CIA's press service has not yet responded to a TASS' request to confirm this information.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 26th, 2022 at 04:20:26 PM EST
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