OREANDA-NEWS. Russia has not concentrated enough force to "invade" Ukraine, its main goal now is to "sow panic". Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said this at a briefing, Reuters has reported.
According to the foreign minister, to date Russia has not yet assembled a sufficient group of troops for an "invasion", but this does not mean that this will not happen later. In this regard, he said, Moscow's main task today is to "sow panic" in Ukraine.
Kuleba also noted that the US response to Russia's proposals on security guarantees would take into account Ukraine's position. "Our position is taken into account, and the proposals that the United States will send to Russia regarding Ukraine do not raise our objections,"- he said.
In mid-January, consultations on security guarantees proposed by the Russian Foreign Ministry between the United States, NATO and Russia ended inconclusively. Western politicians have accused Russia of preparing a full-scale invasion of Ukraine and threatened new sanctions. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied this information and pointed out that it is Kiev that is planning to start combat operations in Donbass.
On 25 January, a representative of the Donetsk people's republic's militia said that Ukraine had moved multiple rocket launchers and tank units to Donbas in order to form strike groups. At the same time, DNR head Denys Pushylin said that the republic was ready for possible "aggression" by Ukraine.
For its part, the Ukrainian intelligence service earlier reported about the transfer of Russian military equipment to the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics. In addition, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine, more than 7,000 tons of fuel, ammunition (including for artillery systems and mortars) and other weapons have arrived in the self-proclaimed republics.
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