What can the West do if Russia attacks Ukraine? | DW News

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

DW News published this video item, entitled “What can the West do if Russia attacks Ukraine? | DW News” – below is their description.

The British Foreign Secretary has warned Russia of “severe consequences” if it attacks Ukraine. Liz Truss made the remarks before welcoming G7 counterparts to a weekend-long meeting in the English port city of Liverpool. Truss hopes the group of the world’s richest democracies can show a united front against Russia, as the country appears to be massing troops along Ukraine’s border. Russia denies it plans to attack.

Truss also warned against relying on Russian gas supplies – a shot at Germany, which may soon approve the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, despite widespread opposition. It’s the first major meeting for Germany’s new foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, whose own Green party opposes the pipeline. The government she’s part of is more ambivalent. In a statement ahead of the summit, Baerbock spoke of the need to defend common democratic values and work together with likeminded countries. Germany takes over the G7 chair next year.

Meanwhile, Germany’s new Chancellor Olaf Scholz has had his first call with US President Joe Biden since taking office. They discussed those tensions on the Russia Ukraine border. Earlier, Scholz was in Brussels for talks with European Union and NATO leaders, where again Russia’s troop buildup was high on the agenda. Scholz said he wants to revive negotiations with Russia to deescalate tensions and avoid a military conflict.

DW News YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - DW News

DW News is a global English-language news and information channel from German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, established in summer 2015.

Recent from DW News:

  • Hacking backdoor? Security flaws in China’s mandatory Olympics app | DW News
  • German FM Baerbock in Moscow to ease Ukraine tensions | DW News
  • Tonga volcano: How much damage did it cause? | DW News
  • In This Story: Germany

    Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. It lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south.

    Germany is a federal parliamentary republic led by a chancellor. With over 83 million inhabitants of its 16 constituent states, it is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Its capital and largest city is Berlin, and its financial centre is Frankfurt; the largest urban area is the Ruhr.

    5 Recent Items: Germany

  • Germany ‘to do all’ to ensure Ukraine’s security • FRANCE 24 English
  • Hacking backdoor? Security flaws in China’s mandatory Olympics app | DW News
  • German FM Baerbock in Moscow to ease Ukraine tensions | DW News
  • Bautzen Skies Turn Purple as Hundreds Denounce COVID Measures
  • German FM visits Ukraine first amid rising Russia tensions | DW News
  • In This Story: Joe Biden

    Joe Biden is an American politician serving as the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.

    He is married to Dr Jill Biden.

    Books by Joe Biden #Ad

    6 Recent Items: Joe Biden

  • Rabbi describes escape from Texas synagogue siege – BBC News
  • Live: Activists march for voter rights on Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Texas synagogue siege: Two teenagers held in Manchester after ‘act of terror’ in US
  • Joe Biden says Texas synagogue siege was an ‘act of terror’
  • Biden: Texas synagogue attack ‘an act of terror’
  • Two teens arrested in UK in connection with Texas hostage-taking • FRANCE 24 English
  • In This Story: Olaf Scholz

    Olaf Scholz is the Chancellor of Germany. He previously served as Vice-Chancellor under Angela Merkel and as the First Mayor of Hamburg from 2011 to 2018. He was the deputy leader of the Social Democratic Party from 2009 to 2019.

    3 Recent Items: Olaf Scholz

  • Global Omicron infections keep surging | COVID Update
  • EU Parliament President David Sassoli dies aged 65
  • COVID PROTESTS: Chaos as anti-lockdown protesters pepper sprayed by police in Germany
  • In This Story: Russia

    Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.

    Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.

    The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

    3 Recent Items: Russia

  • German FM Baerbock in Moscow to ease Ukraine tensions | DW News
  • ‘The Ukrainian people deserve better frankly, they’ve endure the most appalling civil war’ says MP
  • China-Russia pipeline delivers 15b cubic meters of natural gas
  • In This Story: Ukraine

    Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia’s Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks.

    2 Recent Items: Ukraine

  • Germany ‘to do all’ to ensure Ukraine’s security • FRANCE 24 English
  • German FM Baerbock in Moscow to ease Ukraine tensions | DW News
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

    Posting....