The US has warned Russia that it will monitor its activities on the border with Ukraine.

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The US has warned Russia that it will monitor its activities on the border with Ukraine.

In a joint press conference after receiving his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmitro Kuleba, at the State Department, the head of US diplomacy warned Moscow that it would make "a serious mistake if it tries to do it again," what happened? in 2014.

The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, stressed on Wednesday his "concern" about the "unusual" military activity of Russia on the border with Ukraine, noting that the intention of Moscow is not known with "clarity," so the North American country will closely monitor any "aggressive action."

In a joint press conference after receiving his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmitro Kuleba, at the State Department, the head of US diplomacy warned Russia that it would commit "a serious mistake if it tries to do it again" what happened in 2014 about the occupation of the Donbas and Crimea regions.

Blinken stressed that they are familiar with Russia's "operations manual," so he praised Kyiv for its "containment" in eastern Ukraine.

"If there is any provocation, they are coming from Russia," said the head of US diplomacy.

In this sense, Blinken remarked that "any aggressive or escalation action" on the Ukrainian border will cause "great concern" for the US.

For his part, Kuleba stressed that the trip to Washington was to strengthen the strategic relationship between the two countries and thus send "a clear message" to Moscow.

The Ukrainian government has warned about the latest movements by Russia on the border with Ukraine, where, according to Kyiv, there are almost 90,000 Russian soldiers concentrated.

Precisely this week, the Kremlin confirmed that the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, spoke by phone with the director of the CIA, William Burns, during his recent visit to Moscow, a conversation in which they discussed bilateral relations, regional conflicts and cybersecurity.

Meanwhile, the president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, confirmed this Wednesday that the European bloc and the United States would coordinate their actions to respond to The Belarussian government has launched a "hybrid attack" on European borders, including sanctions against airlines that "facilitate human trafficking" to Minsk.

In a statement to the White House after meeting with US President Joe Biden, the German diplomat said, "We will sharply increase our sanctions against Belarus early next week."

Von der Leyen also assured that Biden had informed him this Wednesday that "the United States will impose sanctions (against Belarus) on this issue in early December."

(Biden and I) share the conclusion that this is a hybrid attack by an authoritarian regime to try to destabilize its democratic neighbors, and that it will not be successful," the German official stressed.

He added that he agreed with Biden "to coordinate his contacts with the countries of origin" of the immigrants, mostly Kurds from Syria and Iraq, who arrived at the border with Poland on Monday accompanied by members of the Belarusian security forces.