The tension is sky high. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin condemns the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to decree the formal annexation of four Ukrainian regions to the Russian Federation and warns that the Tsar could follow up on his nuclear threats: “He is making the decisions. . There is no supervision over Putin, “said the secretary in an interview with the CNN television station.
But inciting the nuclear threat “will not help defuse the situation in Ukraine, it will only add fuel to the fire.” The Chinese Foreign Ministry responds to the alarm raised by the US. “Beijing invites all parties to show restraint and support diplomatic efforts for an agreement,” read a press release issued to the Russian agency Ria Novosti.