International watch | Russia pulls back some troops from Ukraine border, US and Western “day of war” predicted bankruptcy


Xinhua News Agency Beijing, February 18 (reporter Huang He, Deng Xianlai, Li Jizhi)The Website of the Russian Defense Ministry released information on The 15th and 16th, saying that the troops of the Russian southern and western military regions have started to return to their bases after completing military exercises.Video released by the Russian Defense Ministry showed tanks and armored vehicles driving onto railway freight trains.Before that, the MEDIA of the United States and some western countries drummed up predictions that Russia would “invade” Ukraine in the early morning of 16th.Many analysts believe that the Us western media hyped up the “day of failure”, and the Biden administration tried to provoke the escalation of tensions in Ukraine to divert people’s attention from the domestic problems in the US, but this approach did not work.The troops of Russia’s southern military region have returned to their posts in dagestan and North Ossetia, according to a statement released on the website of the Russian Defense Ministry on Thursday.Units of the Western Military Region are returning to their bases in Nizhny Novgorod.Large-scale combat training for other armed forces continues.Earlier, some US media quoted US government officials as saying that intelligence showed that Russia had set the time of “invasion” into Ukraine at 3:00 am local time on September 16 in Kiev.This “prediction” did not come true that day.Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that he “slept well” last night and “started his day calmly” in the morning.At present, the situation in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, is stable, and local people work and live in a stable order.An elderly man feeds pigeons on a street in Kiev on Feb. 10.Many media and analysts believe that Russia is using concrete actions to show that it has no subjective intention to escalate tensions or even start a war, but also to show the world who is sparing no effort to start a war.The U.S. and NATO are still stressing the possibility of war.NATO secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in a press conference on 16, Russia often “back and forth” troop movements, “moving tanks does not prove that Russia is withdrawing military forces.”About 150,000 Russian troops are still massed on the border with Ukraine, US President Joe Biden said On Thursday, adding that the US could not confirm Russia’s claim of a “withdrawal”.The crisis in Ukraine has escalated again since last year.NATO and Ukraine are conducting frequent military exercises in the Black Sea and other places, and Russia and Ukraine are deploying a large number of military personnel and equipment along their border. The United States, Ukraine and NATO say Russia is threatening to invade.Russia denies this, saying NATO activities threaten its borders and that it has the right to deploy troops to defend its territory.Western countries such as America and Britain threat to impose sanctions on the Russian side on one hand, on the one hand, spare no efforts by giving military aid to Ukraine, evacuation diplomats and adjust the foreign institutions deployment, factual, upgrade regional tensions in the court of public opinion at the same time grasp the so-called Russian “invasion” of the timetable and roadmap, rendering the war atmosphere.Regarding the recent public opinion offensive of the United States and the West, Russian presidential press secretary Peskov said that the United States spread the news of “invasion” is groundless hysteria.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized western media and politicians as “information terrorism” for playing up the atmosphere of impending war.Photo taken on Jan. 14, 2018 shows Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holding his annual press conference in Moscow.(Xinhua) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Pankin pointed out that the so-called “attack neighboring countries” talk exposed the West’s fanatical obsession, Russia has never planned to invade Ukraine, but the “Russian aggression” talk is still used as an excuse by the West to plot the deployment of more NATO forces near the Russian border areas.Many analysts believe that the United States is motivated by multiple considerations of its own interest in provoking the escalation of tensions in Ukraine.On the one hand, the United States is approaching mid-term elections this year, and the Biden administration has made few achievements in domestic affairs, the domestic epidemic is fierce, and inflation is rampant.By stirring up the Ukraine issue, Biden can show his tough side on Russia, demonstrate the SO-CALLED “control” of the regional situation and boost his flagging approval ratings.On the other hand, the United States intends to draw in and bind its European Allies with the Ukraine issue, further squeeze Russia’s strategic space and maintain the European order dominated and controlled by the United States.The Biden administration has devoted a lot of time and energy to diplomatic pressure on Russia over the Ukraine crisis in an effort to keep the heat on, but that has not diverted attention from domestic politics in the United States, the Hill reported Tuesday.”There is little chance that the current course of events in Ukraine will shift the biden administration’s public opinion rating from poor to moderate,” the report said.The American public, exhausted by the continuing epidemic and inflation, is likely not to pay close attention to the situation in Ukraine unless things change dramatically.The chaos over America’s hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan has “undermined Mr Biden’s foreign policy authority”.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (l) meets with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Kiev, Ukraine, Jan. 19, 2019.(Xinhua News Agency, photo provided by Ukrainian President’s Office) The latest quinnipiac University poll in the United States supports the Hill’s view.Inflation, immigration and the pandemic ranked the top three policy issues out of a total of 11, while foreign policy came third from the bottom, according to the poll.The US has stirred up trouble on the Ukraine issue, causing opposition from many sides.On January 28, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky complained about western rhetoric that “war is inevitable”, saying that this is not the case.During a visit to the United States last week, Eu Foreign affairs and Security Policy Chief Henrik Borrell responded to a question from American academics about impending war by saying that Ukrainians were privately asking Europe not to overplay the threat of war, but to tone it properly because it would cause financial hardship for Ukraine.He said it was “not the war, but the talk of war” that caused trouble.

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