PARIS (Reuters) – There are no indications at this stage to recommend that Russia is ready to take action in Ukraine, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian advised France 2 Television on Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West on Tuesday of intentionally making a situation designed to lure it into warfare and ignoring Russia’s safety issues over Ukraine.
Russia has gathered tens of 1000’s of troops close to its border with Ukraine however has denied plans to invade Ukraine.
Nearly eight years after Russia seized Crimea and backed separatist fighters in Donbass in jap Ukraine, the previous Soviet republic has change into the flashpoint in doubtlessly essentially the most harmful East-West confrontation for the reason that Cold War.
(Reporting by John Irish; Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)