Alexis Guilleux, edited by Clément Perruche 07:41, December 07, 2021

Joe Biden and Vladimir Poutine will discuss this Tuesday afternoon during a videoconference.

The opportunity for the two leaders to defuse the strong tensions around migrants, the Black Sea, but especially Ukraine.

Washington fears that Russia will repeat the scenario of 2014 and invade its neighbor.

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It is a very important summit which opens today between Joe Biden and Vladimir Poutine.

The objective of these discussions is to ease tensions because there is no shortage of issues of tension between the two countries: the migrant crisis between Belarus and Poland, the tensions in the Black Sea ... But the hottest subject Ukraine remains.

Kiev indeed accuses Moscow of preparing a military operation and the Americans seem determined not to let Russia do it.

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According to a senior American official, in the event of an invasion of Ukraine, the United States and Europe will take heavy and severe financial sanctions vis-à-vis Russia. Washington is also ready to strengthen its military presence in Eastern Europe in the event of a Russian attack. Joe Biden has already promised a long discussion with Vladimir Putin and will repeat that the United States is not seeking a military confrontation. The American president should focus on diplomatic alternatives, even if on this point, the White House remains very vague.

Joe Biden has already spoken Monday with his European allies.

The purpose of these consultations is to show unity against Moscow.

An interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is also scheduled in the wake of his meeting with Vladimir Putin.

According to an American intelligence document, Russia has already placed its pawns for a possible invasion of Ukraine in early 2022. The White House admits not knowing the intentions of Vladimir Putin, but fears a repeat of the scenario of 2014, the year in which Russia annexed Crimea.

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