Ukraine conflict: USA presents tough plan against Putin - Scholz briefed on "secret visit"?
Created: 01/25/2022, 11:05 am
By: Stephanie Munk
Ukraine conflict: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken sent clear warnings to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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In the Ukraine conflict, the United States is using heavier guns against Putin: If Russia attacks, he is to be checkmated in several steps.
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Russia has recently stationed more than 100,000 soldiers on the border with Ukraine.
The West fears a new war in Europe.
Moscow denies attack plans.
On Wednesday, Russia* and Ukraine* will meet in Paris for new negotiations.
German and French representatives want to mediate.
The US has apparently come up with a sanctions plan for a possible invasion of Ukraine: Russia's role in the global economy is to be massively damaged.
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Moscow/Washington, DC - Western countries continue to try to dissuade Russian President Vladimir Putin* from launching a military strike against Ukraine. According to
information, the USA has now
presented a plan that provides for several severe penalties against Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine. The goal: Russia's role in the world economy is to be catastrophically weakened if it starts a war against its smaller neighbor.
According to the report, the US and the West want to block raw material supplies from Russia and thus checkmate the country as the world's largest exporter of energy.
More than 500 billion dollars are said to slip through the fingers of the Kremlin.
Domestically, this could have serious consequences, since sooner or later Putin would run out of money for social benefits for the Russian population.
Ukraine conflict: US plans sanctions for Putin's Russia
According to Bild
, the US is also planning
to block Russian trade routes worldwide, including arms deliveries, and to expel Russian diplomats from Western embassies.
This should also weaken the Russian secret service.
The attack plan against Putin was designed by CIA director William Burns.
, he was on a “secret visit” in Germany two weeks
to discuss sanctions against Russia in the Ukraine conflict with Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
It had been decided that an invasion of Ukraine would have to end "painfully" for Putin.
The CIA chief specifically demanded that Germany bury the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline completely if Russia attacks Ukraine.
Scholz was hesitant on this question in the past *, but had recently put more pressure on Putin when it came to Nord Stream 2.
The US government had recently announced that it had put around 8,500 soldiers on increased standby in response to the escalating Ukraine crisis.
On Wednesday (January 26) should be new talks between Ukraine and Russia.
At the meeting in Paris, representatives from Germany and France will also sit at the negotiating table.
Ukraine conflict with Russia: The background
Pro-Russian separatists have been fighting the Ukrainian army in eastern Ukraine since 2014.
Kiev and the West accuse Moscow of providing military support to the separatists, which the Kremlin denies.
More than 13,000 people have been killed in the conflict.
In the past few weeks, Russia has massed tens of thousands of soldiers on the Ukrainian border.
The West therefore fears a possible Russian invasion of the neighboring country.
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