Ukraine worries about troop movements on border with Russia

Ukraine worries about troop movements on border with Russia

A “very dangerous” rhetoric from Russia that could lead to war: this is what the Ukrainian president denounces. Volodymyr Zelensky is worried about troop movements on the border with Russia. Russia would seek, according to him, a “ pretext To trigger a military intervention against his country.

The Ukrainian authorities estimate the number of Russian soldiers massed near the border at more than 90,000, and are now worried about an offensive which could take place at the end of January or the beginning of February.

During a press conference given this Friday, November 26 in Kiev, the Ukrainian president denounced for his part ” a very dangerous rhetoric From Russia, believing that it was the “ signal of a possible military escalation. “

In the eyes of Volodymyr Zelensky, Russia is looking for a pretext to carry out this intervention in Ukraine. For their part, the Russian authorities categorically deny any hint of military intervention and, on the contrary, accuses Ukraine and its Western allies of having been at the origin of the current tensions by carrying out military maneuvers near the Russian borders.

The tension, which has escalated in recent weeks between the two countries, recalls the sudden surge of fever last spring, when Russia suddenly massed tens of thousands of men on the border with Ukraine.

Moscow had finally withdrawn its troops. During his press conference Volodymyr Zelensky declared that he had received guarantees from his Western allies, asserting ” that they would be on our side that they would support us no matter what. ”

NATO warning

The NATO Secretary General on Friday warned Russia against ” the results ” and ” the price to pay if it uses force against Ukraine “With” the forces ready for combat “transported to the borders of this country.

Russia has for the second time this year concentrated heavy equipment, tanks and combat-ready troops on the borders of Ukraine (…) It must be clear that if Russia uses force against Ukraine, it will have costs that will have consequences. This is why we continue to call on Russia to avoid escalation ”, He declared during a press conference at the headquarters of the Alliance.