International observation | diplomatic war with new sanctions, “Bucha incident” to Russia and the west game to upgrade

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Moscow, April 6 (Xinhua) — By Geng PengyuUkraine has accused Russian forces of killing civilians in the so-called Bucha incident, sparking a fierce diplomatic battle in Europe.More than a dozen European countries have expelled more than 100 Russian diplomats;Russia said it would soon respond to what it said were unfriendly actions by Europe that complicated the situation.Many analysts believe that the fact of the “Bucha incident” is not yet clear. The United States and its Western Allies have launched a diplomatic war against Russia and threatened to impose more sanctions in the financial and energy fields, which will further escalate the game between Russia and the West and add uncertainty to the ongoing russia-Ukraine negotiations.File photo taken on April 16, 2021 shows the Russian Foreign Ministry building in Moscow, capital of Russia.Ukraine on Thursday accused Russian troops of killing hundreds of civilians in the city of Bucha, northwest of Kiev, and released a series of photos and videos purportedly taken after Russian troops withdrew as evidence.Photos and video showed bodies on the road.The Russian side has categorically denied Ukraine’s allegations.The Russian Defense Ministry said On April 3 that Russian troops completely withdrew from Bucha on March 30, and the alleged “criminal evidence” did not appear until four days after the withdrawal, when Ukrainian security Service personnel arrived in the area.Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on May 5 that it was a “well-planned tragic show” aimed at defaming Russia.The Russian side does not accept any accusation against Russian soldiers and supports an impartial investigation into the incident.At a news conference at UN headquarters in New York, Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Sergei Nebija, presented some evidence, including a video released by Bucha Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk on March 31, in which Fedoruk did not mention the killing of civilians by Russian troops.Nebinja also showed video taken by the Ukrainian National Guard in Bucha on April 2, showing no dead on the streets.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on May 5 that the hyping up of the Bucha incident was to divert attention from the russia-Ukraine negotiation process.The talks between Russia and Ukraine have made positive progress in Istanbul, Turkey.It can be seen that Ukraine’s provocative actions related to the “Bucha incident” are an attempt to divert attention from the negotiation process and put forward new conditions.Diplomatic containment although the truth of the “Bucha incident” is not yet clear, but western countries have reacted strongly.Eu High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Andriy Borrell announced that a number of Russian mission staff in the EU as “persona non grata”, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and other European countries expelled some Russian diplomats, Lithuania and Latvia also announced the downgrade of diplomatic relations with Russia.Eu High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell arrives for a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 24, 2008.More than 300 Russian diplomats have been expelled since Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, according to Russian media.Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said that The Russian side will respond to the expulsion of Russian diplomats, and the response measures will not take long.Pavel Danelin, director of the Russian Center for Political Analysis and Social Studies, sees the mass expulsions as part of a collective western backlash against Russia.The West is waging war against Russia on all levels, including information war, economic war, and now diplomatic war.Vladimir Olenchenko, a senior researcher at the European Studies Center of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, believes that the reduction in the number of diplomats will further reduce the possibility for Russia to interact with western countries, obtain objective information and develop bilateral relations.Western countries are not only expelling Russian diplomats on a large scale, but also preparing a new round of sanctions against Russia.European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday announced a new round of sanctions against Russia, including a ban on coal imports from Russia and a ban on Russian ships entering EU ports.The EU is also studying new sanctions on oil imports from Russia.White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the ADMINISTRATION was preparing to ban “all new investments” in Russia and tighten sanctions on Russian banks and state-owned companies.Photo taken on Feb. 21, 2019 shows the White House in Washington, THE United States.Germany, France, Italy and other European countries also expressed shock over the Bucha incident and said they would study imposing new sanctions on Russia.For the above series of actions by western countries, Ivan Timofeev, project director of the Russian Council of International Affairs, believes that the “Bucha incident” will become the impetus for a new round of anti-Russian actions, which actually reduces the possibility of reaching any agreement on security issues in the future.He said the process of downgrading diplomatic relations has already begun, and that future sanctions targeting Russia in the financial and transportation sectors could be expanded, and Russia’s relations with NATO countries could further deteriorate.Under the current situation, all parties are ready to put pressure on each other to the end, making it extremely difficult to achieve any compromise, which will further affect the Russia-Ukraine peace talks.