War in Ukraine: Russia warns of global war, US gathers allies to arm Ukraine
Sylvie Claire / April 26, 2022
The United States is bringing together some 40 allied countries in Germany on Tuesday to further arm Ukraine against the Russian invader, which has warned of a real risk of World War III.
The United Kingdom announced on Monday the removal of all tariffs on Ukrainian goods and a ban on the export of certain sensitive technology to Russia, in order to help Kiev cope with the Russian invasion. Tariffs on all goods imported from Ukraine will now be reduced to zero, and all quotas will be abolished, the British government announced in a statement. This measure is in response to a direct request from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the statement said.
Russia said Monday that it wants to continue peace talks with Ukraine, while warning of the real danger that the conflict could degenerate into World War III, a day after the visit of U.S. ministers to Kiev. While the Russian army said it had struck a hundred targets in Ukraine on Monday, including railway facilities in the center of the country, the head of Russian diplomacy Sergei Lavrov accused Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky of pretending to discuss with Moscow.
Moscow will continue peace talks with Kiev, Russian diplomatic chief Sergei Lavrov said Monday, while accusing Ukraine of pretending to discuss and warning against the real danger of a third world war.
Goodwill has its limits. And if it is not reciprocated, it does not contribute to the negotiation process, said Lavrov, quoted by Russian news agencies.
But we continue to conduct negotiations with the team delegated by (Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelensky), and these contacts will continue, he assured.
Lavrov accused the Ukrainian president -- a former comedian elected to the presidency in 2019 -- of pretending to negotiate.