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# ukraine tensions

Last year
Moscow meeting: Lavrov 'disappointed' with talks as Truss asks for 'Cold War rhetoric' to be dropped
Translations of what Sergei said indicate that he described their meeting like “a mute person talking to a deaf person”.
Ukraine tells West not to 'panic' over Russian troop buildup at border
Putin and Macron spoke by phone amid deep fears that a Russian troop build-up on the Ukrainian border.
Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis
It comes after Russia said the US was failing to address its main security concerns, but left the door open to further talks.
US offers no concessions in response to Russian demands over Ukraine
But Antony Blinken said the written response also contains “serious” offers for a diplomatic path to de-escalate soaring tensions.
Ukrainian president urges calm, insisting Russian invasion not imminent
Russia has denied it is planning an assault, but it has massed an estimated 100,000 troops near Ukraine in recent weeks.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation is “under control” and there is “no reason to panic”.
Nato said it was bolstering its deterrence in the Baltic Sea region, and the US ordered 8,500 troops to potentially deploy to Europe.
The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has also downplayed concerns about planned Russian missile tests off the Irish coast.
No reason to change plans for Russian missile tests 240km off Irish coast, ambassador says
Coveney: Russian military exercises 240km off Irish coast allowed but 'not welcome'
US puts troops on alert over Ukraine as Biden calls European allies
NATO also said it was sending jets and ships to bolster its eastern flank.
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Biden set to offer Putin 'diplomatic path' to ease Ukraine tensions
A phone call between Biden and Putin is set to take place tomorrow, at the request of the Kremlin.