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There will be no major Russian invasion of Ukraine, - Defense Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Рe does not yet believe that the Russian Federation can take such a step
18:13, 20 November 2021

Oleksiy Reznikov
Kyiv City State Administration

Ukrainian Defense Minister Olexiy Reznikov believes that there will be no major Russian invasion of Ukraine. He announced this in an interview with the Voice of America.

According to him, he does not yet believe that the Russian Federation can invade the territory of Ukraine.

“I don’t believe it. Because, let's not forget, we have learned to defend ourselves in eight years of this war. Our Armed Forces are at a high level, especially the Ground Forces, "Reznikov said.

He also noted that over the years of the war, the Ukrainian army has become many times stronger, and therefore if the Russian Federation decides to invade, it will not be possible to do it as easily as in 2014.

"Let's not forget: we have 400,000 or more veterans who have passed through this front and are ready to  defend their land. Therefore, there will be no such easy passage as it was in 2014," he said.

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At the same time, he added that the data of the Ukrainian intelligence coincide with the data of the European and American intelligence services on the concentration of Russian troops near Ukraine, but "the assessments may be different."

On November 11, Bloomberg reported that the United States of America had warned its European partners about a possible Russian military operation against Ukraine.

According to the agency, Washington's estimates are based on information that the American side has not yet shared with the EU. Officials familiar with the White House say this information is backed up by publicly available evidence.

Bloomberg later released a Janes report saying Russia was moving tanks to the Ukrainian border. This time the observers noticed a battalion of T80-U tanks in the Voronezh region.

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