The week began with the proposal launched by Joe Biden for a summit with Vladimir Putin. It ends with new US sanctions against Russia. The United States accuses him of having interfered in the last presidential election, of having organized a vast cyberattack targeting American administrations and companies and of having put a price on the heads of their soldiers in Afghanistan. They also expelled ten Russian diplomats and hinted that covert retaliation – such as a cyber operation – was being considered. Meanwhile, Russian troop movements across Ukraine’s borders are causing concern in Kiev. Samuel Greene, director of the Russia Institute at King’s College London, deciphers the state of relations between Washington and Moscow.
Le Temps: Ukrainian media raise the risk of a Russian invasion. Is it credible?