Editorial Cartoon by Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator – Saturday January 22, 2022
Fears of an Invasion
Russia has stationed about 100,000 troops near its border with Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s government has issued a list of demands that Western powers are highly unlikely to meet. And President Biden said yesterday that he expected Putin to send troops over the border. “But I think he will pay a serious and dear price for it,” Biden added.
Today’s newsletter offers a Q. and A. on the risks of war in Eastern Europe.
“The overall threatening rhetoric from the Kremlin and the movement that military analysts are seeing on the ground give us a lot of ground for concern,” Anton Troianovski, The Times’s Moscow bureau chief, told my colleague Claire Moses. “It’s a very serious situation.”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russia’s foreign minister are scheduled to meet for talks tomorrow in Geneva.
Here are 5 questions on the latest regarding recent events between Russia and Ukraine: