Russia Ukraine Crisis: This will be Olaf Schulz's first visit to Ukraine and Russia as German Chancellor. They will leave for Ukraine on Monday and Russia on Tuesday. He will interact with the presidents of both the countries.
German Chancellor Olaf Schulz will visit Ukraine and Russia this week to ease tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Germany has asked German citizens in Ukraine to leave the country as soon as possible after Western intelligence agencies warned that Russia could attack Ukraine at any time.
This will be Olaf's first visit to Ukraine and Russia as Chancellor. They will leave for Ukraine on Monday and Russia on Tuesday. He will interact with the presidents of both the countries. He warned that an invasion of Ukraine would be costly. "It simply came to our notice then. Therefore, the consequences of any kind of military aggression would be serious for Russia. We are allies on this issue, "he said in a statement to the German parliament. "All sorts of political avenues will be open," he said.
Russia has brought more than a million troops to Ukraine's border; Russia has said it did not intend to attack. Russia's foreign intelligence service has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating "Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia's intelligence have been made more than once. Russia has demanded that NATO and other Soviet republics not be recognized as members of NATO; Russia has also said it will not deploy weapons and troops to Ukraine from Eastern Europe. The United States and NATO have categorically rejected Russia's demands.