NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that NATO countries agreed that this risk was “very high” and said that “Russia plans to launch a full-scale attack on Ukraine”.
In an interview with the German channel “ARD” on Saturday evening, Stoltenberg said: “All indications show that Russia is planning a comprehensive attack on Ukraine. We all agree that the risk of an attack is very high.” said.
The meeting came after the alliance announced that it had transferred its employees in Ukraine from the capital, Kiev, to the city of Lvov in the west of the country, and to Brussels, the Belgian capital, to ensure their safety.
NATO member states claim that Russia has deployed more than 100,000 large forces near the Ukrainian border “to prepare for a new invasion”.
The Russian government has repeatedly emphasized that it does not intend to launch any operation against Ukraine, and stressed that all the reports about this are baseless and that the purpose of these allegations is to escalate tensions in the region and fuel anti-Russian rhetoric. which justifies new economic sanctions and NATO’s eastward expansion, which it opposes. Moscow strongly says this threatens Russia’s security.
Source: “France Press” + agencies
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