Munich, 19 February 2022 (TDI): Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkevics has urged the West to engage Russia on the Ukraine issue to avert war. Edgars Rinkevics is in Germany for the three-day Munich Security Conference.
Whilst talking to Reuters, the Latvian Foreign Minister emphasized that diplomatic efforts should be continued. The participant countries attending the conference will deliberate upon the Ukraine situation and the likelihood of war.
Rinkevics urged NATO to base troops permanently in the Baltic states should Russia invade Ukraine, giving up the alliance’s current principle of deploying troops there on a rotational basis only.https://t.co/XafeT01i2a
— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) February 18, 2022
According to the Ukrainian government, tensions are escalating. In this regard, Edgars Rinkevics stated that there is no sign yet that Russia is pulling down its 10,000 troops.
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“We should be really cautious”, he said. Besides, Rinkevics urged NATO to station troops permanently in the Baltic States in case there is an escalation of the situation.
Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference is one of the most impactful councils which can play an important role in peace and prosperity all around the world. Particularly, in the present situation especially in the West of Europe in Russia and Ukraine.
It can play a definitive role for peace and stop war and prosperity and integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine with the help of this conference. It will make sure that peace is restored and borders are protected.
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More recently, Russia has been alleged to amass armies on the border of Ukraine. However, the Russian side declared that Russia has no intent to invade Ukraine. Though, it also doesn’t mean that Russia would permit others to jeopardize its national interests.
Accordingly, a series of negotiations have been going on between Russian Representatives and the West to resolve the crisis. Russia demands a tangible response from both US and NATO. Nevertheless, so far both sides have maintained a different stance.