OREANDA-NEWS. The information about Russia's plans to attack Ukraine, published by the American media, has nothing to do with reality. This was stated by the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

“The first is who is planning to attack whom: Russia against Ukraine or Ukraine against Russia. American media claim that Russia is preparing aggression against Ukraine. And we affirm that Ukraine is planning aggressive actions against Donbass - LPR and DPR, ”the Kremlin spokesman dotted the i.

He also strongly denied publications in which Moscow is presented as an aggressor.

“Second: we have repeatedly stated at various levels that Russia is not going to attack anyone, is not hatching aggressive plans,” Peskov emphasized.

The spokesman for the head of state explained that it is inappropriate to take the movements of our troops across the country as preparations for war.

“We are deeply concerned about the provocative actions of the Ukrainian armed forces on the line of contact and preparations for a possible military solution to the Donbass problem,” the Kremlin spokesman said, recalling that the self-proclaimed republics did not provoke the situation in any way.

The Kremlin's fears are well founded, given the recent use by Ukraine of the American Javelin missile weapon in the fighting in the Donbas. And at the end of October, the General Staff of the Armed Forces reported the first use of the Turkish Bayraktar attack drone in the contact zone.

Commenting on the situation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that Ukraine seeks to bring the conflict in Donbass into a hot phase.

At the same time, the American media seem to be reporting from a parallel reality. For example, the head of the military intelligence of Independent General Kirill Budanov said in an interview with the Military Times that Russia is "preparing to attack" Ukraine in late January - early February next year. To this end, Moscow allegedly "concentrated" more than 92 thousand troops near the borders of Ukraine.

At the same time, Peskov has already called publications about the impending “Russian invasion” of Ukraine “empty, groundless escalation of tension.