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No major build-up of Russian forces near Ukrainian border – security council – world

KIEV, December 29. / TASS /. Kiev does not see any major build-up of Russian forces near its borders, Ukrainian Defense and National Security Council Secretary Alexey Danilov said in an interview on Wednesday.

“We are not seeing a major build-up of Russian forces. There are a few movements, but they are not critical for us. A full-scale invasion would require three, four, five times – much more than what is present today. ‘hui,’ he said. said, but noted that the threat of invasion is still present.

The official stressed that Ukraine “has enough weapons to face the enemy”. Ukraine periodically receives military aid from the United States and other partners, he said.

“But, if there is an escalation, we will need a lot more. And all partners have promised us that they will do so immediately. We would like to receive help now,” he said.

Recently, allegations of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine have been heard frequently in Ukraine and Western states. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called such reports of escalating tensions empty and unfounded, stressing that Russia poses no threat to anyone. Peskov noted that provocations can occur in order to justify such claims and warned that such attempts will have the most serious consequences. According to the spokesperson, Moscow is making every effort to help Kiev settle the conflict in the Donbass, while adhering to the Normandy format and the Minsk agreements.