Kiev did not see the threat of a “full-scale invasion” of Russia

The NSDC declared the absence of the threat of a “full-scale invasion” of Russia in Ukraine Kiev does not yet see the threat of “aggression” from Russia, in connection with which it is not going to impose a state of emergency, the secretary of the NSDC said. He considered the reports of a large number of Russian troops near the border as an information attack

Ukraine today does not see the threat of a full-scale invasion by Russia. This was announced by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of the country Oleksiy Danilov, reports Ukrainian Pravda.

“ If we talk about a significant build-up [of Russian troops], which some foreign media insist on, then I will say again that we do not see this. To date, we do not see threats for open aggression from Russia, '', & mdash; he stressed.

Danilov also said that there are no grounds yet for the introduction of a state of emergency in Ukraine. He called the situation on the border controlled. “ This is one of the information attacks on Ukraine, when they are trying to intimidate us with something, '' & mdash; he added.

According to experts, now Russia is not capable of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, since all calculations and preparation take a certain amount of time, Danilov concluded.

Nevertheless, the NSDC Secretary emphasized, Russia is “ doing everything for the internal destabilization of Ukraine '', and therefore the Ukrainian authorities must ensure the operation of an integral system of territorial defense.

Danilov also said in an interview with Reuters in mid-December that Russia had no sign of an “ invasion '' Russia is inevitable. According to him,

Kiev is concerned about the accumulation of '92 thousand Russian troops near the borders of Ukraine', but for a full-fledged 'invasion' Moscow will need “ about 500-600 thousand soldiers. ''

In the event that Russia invades Ukrainian territory anyway, Ukraine will use a “ special weapon '' & mdash; the spirit of its citizens, the NSDC secretary assured. He expressed confidence that the spirit of freedom and responsibility for the country distinguishes Ukrainians from other nations.

Potential intrusion messages Russia to Ukraine began appearing in Western media, including Politico, Bild, Washington Post, this fall. Thus, the Associated Press, citing the US intelligence services, wrote that Moscow intends to start hostilities in early 2022, sending 175 thousand troops to Ukraine.

White House spokesman Jen Psaki said that Washington is studying the option with the dispatch of military personnel to the countries of Eastern Europe when the situation between Russia and Ukraine aggravates. The US Senate also proposed introducing anti-Russian sanctions in the event of an “ invasion. ''

Russia has repeatedly denied reports of impending aggression. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov called the data on a possible “ invasion '' to Ukraine by “ empty injection ''. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that it is NATO that is making “ dangerous attempts to conquer Ukrainian territory. ''

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