Ukrainian and American experts warn that Russia is massing its forces on its western border and preparing for its spring offensive. According to the head of the Ukrainian Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of National Defense of Ukraine Kiricha Budanov, the attack may take place from three directions – north, east and south. Currently, approximately 100,000 people are expected to remain at the border. As well as artillery and armored forces.
In response to the Russian mobilization of the Ukrainian army She carried out exercises in the east of her country using Su-24M and Su-25 aircraft, as well as MiG-29 and Su-27 fighters, which conducted training experiments on military air strikes, as well as simulated strikes on air and surface targets that were located on the Black Sea.
The press spokesman for Russian President Dmitry Peskov responded to these reports last weekend, describing the statements warning of Russian aggression as a “provocation of Ukraine.”
“We don’t need a dispute, but…”
On Tuesday, more statements emerged from representatives of the Russian government, igniting the already hot atmosphere between Kiev and Moscow.
The head of Russian diplomacy declared that Russia “if necessary” will be able to respond to security threats posed by the West and Ukraine. We cannot exclude the possibility that Kiev is preparing for a military adventure, said Sergey Lavrov at a joint press conference with the head of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
– President Putin stressed that we do not need a conflict, but if the West is unable to stop Ukraine – on the contrary, it encouraged it – we will, of course, take the necessary steps to ensure our security – as announced by Russia’s Minister.
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