[Vienna / Moscow, 13th Reuters]–Poland’s Foreign Minister Lau said on the 13th that Russia has not given up on diplomatic means yet, but is preparing military options in case tensions are not eased. He said Europe was in danger of entering the war.
On this day, a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), which is formed in the United States, Europe and Russia, was held in Vienna. After the meeting, US Ambassador Carpenter said, “The signs of war are getting stronger and the remarks are getting tougher.”
“The threat of military invasion is high,” said Sullivan, National Security Adviser of the White House. He said the schedule for future talks has not been set and it is necessary to discuss with allies.
Russia, meanwhile, has banned Ukraine from joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and is trying to persuade the West to stop expanding its alliance in Europe, but has expressed concern that dialogue is at a standstill.
Ambassador Lucashevich warned that failure to agree on a security red line for Russia could have “catastrophic consequences,” but he did not give up diplomacy and further. He said he intends to accelerate.
The meeting was held following the US-Russia talks in Geneva on the 10th and the Russia-NATO talks in Brussels on the 12th, but Poland’s Foreign Minister Lau said he could not find a breakthrough.
Russia’s Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Ryabkov told RTVI TV that military experts had given President Putin an option in case the situation worsened. On the other hand, he said he also needed to explore diplomatic opportunities.