Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected on Monday the disinformation campaign launched by the United States (USA) about Moscow’s alleged interest in “invading” Ukraine.
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During the meeting he held with his Croatian counterpart, Gordan Grlic Radman, the Russian foreign minister denounced that since 2014 the White House has interfered in Ukraine’s internal affairs, “US officials have commented on the issue of the so-called invasion of Ukraine (…) spread complete disinformation that we are preparing a provocation with an attack on the Russian-speaking population in Donbass to get a pretext for such an invasion,” he said.
For his part, the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dmitri Peskov, reiterated that his country has never considered invading any territory, “no one is threatening military action, that would be crazy,” he added.
“We see a gradual invasion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Ukraine, with its infrastructure, instructors and supply of defensive and offensive weapons… NATO is an instrument of confrontation,” Peskov said.
Alluding to the border situation with Ukraine, Peskov explained that his country is seeking to create a dialogue with the authorities in Kiev to settle the differences, “we are insisting on solving this situation, on solving the problem (…) We have too much tension on the border , we have too much tension in that part of Europe,” he added.
The statement by the Russian Executive authorities comes after several Washington media agencies issued rumors about Moscow’s plans against Ukraine. Media publications assert without argument that Putin would send 100,000 Russian soldiers.