OREANDA-NEWS German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer believes that the Russian side is allegedly trying to stage a provocation on the border with Ukraine.

According to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the Russian side is making every effort to provoke a reaction, while Germany and Ukraine do not want to participate in this game.

Western states have recently expressed concern over the alleged intensification of "aggressive actions" by Russia in Ukraine. Washington announced the escalation of "Russian aggression" and the movement of Russian troops in Crimea and on the eastern border of Ukraine. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is moving troops within its territory and at its own discretion. According to him, this does not threaten anyone and should not worry anyone.

Peskov notes that the reality on the line of contact of forces in Donbass is frightening, the provocations of the Ukrainian military are not single, but multiple. According to him, Russia, not being a party to the conflict, cannot ensure a comprehensive ceasefire in Donbass, but uses its influence to implement agreements. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict and is interested in Kiev overcoming the political and economic crisis.