Russia says it was pulling forces back of the border are false american secretary of State Antony Blinken says in A declaration on Friday, adding that “on on the contrary, we see additional forces moving to the border, including leading edge forces that would be part of any assault.”
Blinker also says everything Washington has seen happen on The border of Russia with Ukraine in the past 24 to 48 hours is part of a scenario of creating false provocation designed to elicit a response.
The top US diplomat was speaking at the Munich Security Conference alongside German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.
Earlier on on the same day, the American ambassador to the Organization for Security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Michael Carpenter said that the rise of Russia of military personnel threatening Ukraine probably totals up to 190,000 at a meeting on the Ukrainian crisis.
“We estimate that Russia probably massaged between 169,000 and 190,000 personnel in and close to Ukraine compared with about 100,000 on January 30,” Michael Carpenter told the meeting, which Russia did not attend. “This is the most important military mobilization in Europe since World War II.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin as in Poland on Friday warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could trigger an exodus of people fleeing to the European Union.
“If Russia invades Ukraine more, Poland could see dozens of thousands of displaced Ukrainians and others crossing its border trying to save themselves and their families from the scourge of war,” he said alongside son Polish counterpart Mariusz Blaszczak in Warsaw.
Washington has estimated that some 30,000 Russian troops have been deployed to neighboring Belarus as part of of joint exercises due to run until Sunday.
These and other large-scale exercises near Ukraine have fueled concerns in European capitals and Washington that Moscow is preparing a attack on son next to.
Russia has denied everything plans and accused Ukraine of violate ceasefirefire The agreements in ballast of the country, where the army combat pro-Moscow separatists.