- The U.S. shows worry across Russian troop action near the border.
- Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov blamed the U.S. and its partners of ‘artificially’ mounting tensions about Ukraine.
Dmitry Peskov blames the US and the west:
The Kremlin on Sunday blamed the West of “artificially” routing up tensions throughout Ukraine with rehearsed statements implying Russia was poised to begin an attack on its neighbour — and said the U.S. and its associates to hold a military development closeby.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated on Saturday his nation has real worries, generally shared with allies in Europe, over Russian activities at the Ukrainian border. U.S., NATO and Ukrainian officials have been preparing alike comments for almost two weeks, pointing to what they say are new Russian troop movements in the vicinity of Ukraine.
Moscow has rejected such charges as provocative and fussed about what it says is growing activity in the province by the NATO partnership.
In remarks due to be broadcast later on Sunday on state TV, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated that “a provocation” in the region could not be ordered out given the U.S. discourse. Source – cbc.ca
“This hysteria is being artificially whipped up. We are being accused of some kind of unusual military activity on our territory by those who have brought in their armed forces from across the ocean. That is, the United States of America,” Peskov stated. Source – cbc.ca
“It’s not logical or polite.” Source – cbc.ca
Russian troops massing near the boundary, Ukraine states
Russia joined the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, a movement that Ukraine recognises as criminal; several nations, including Canada, do not believe Russia’s right to the area.
An ongoing battle in eastern Ukraine between Kyiv and Russian-backed insurgents in the province known as Donbas has left approximately 14,000 individuals dead.