The Kremlin on Sunday targeted the United States and accused Washington of “hysteria” for referring to a possible invasion of Ukraine by Russia, as Western nations accused Moscow of concentrating its troops near the former Soviet republic. Was.
,This frenzy is being created artificially“Spokesman Dmitry Peskov declared on public television. Those bringing their armed forces from abroad are accusing us of carrying out unusual military activity in our own territory. This is the United States of America, ”he said. “It is not logical or civilized, The spokesman said.
In addition, the Russian spokesperson Urges “the United States and its allies” not to further strengthen their troops near Russian borders, something that Moscow has often condemned because it believes it threatens its security.
Secretary of State for North American Country, Antony Blinken reiterated Saturday that the United States has “serious concerns about Russia‘s unusual military activities along its border with Ukraine.”
“We are really disturbed by some of the rhetoric we have seen and heard both in Russia and on social media,” Blinken told reporters in Dakar.
For his part, Putin said on Thursday that the West was “advancing” the Ukrainian conflict by conducting exercises in the Black Sea and flying bombers near its borders.
After an increase in violence at the beginning of the yearRussia concentrated some 100,000 troops on Ukraine‘s borders in the spring, raising concerns about a major escalation of the conflict, which has claimed more than 13,000 lives. Later, Russia announced withdrawal, but both Ukraine and its ally, the United States, said at the time that the evacuation was limited.
For his part, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Sunday that Work was underway on another summit between Putin and US President Joe Biden after meeting in Geneva earlier in the year.
Tensions have escalated recently, despite increased contact between the two rivals since the June summit.
In addition to the conflict in Ukraine, the United States has warned Russia about its alleged impact on the migrant crisis at the Belarusian-Polish border, as well as a missile attack on a satellite last week.
After several waves of expulsion of diplomats, Washington and Moscow have also continued to debate about cyberattacks and the staff of their embassies.
(with information from AFP)