Washington has been in contact with Russian officials regarding tensions on the Ukrainian-Russian border. This was stated by the press secretary of the White House Jen Psaki during a briefing.
"In recent weeks and days, we have held active consultations with our European partners and allies, including Ukraine ... We also contacted Russian officials on the topic of Ukraine, and on the topic of relations between Russia and the United States in general," Psaki said.
As we reported, Politico published new satellite photos taken by Western experts on Monday confirm recent reports that Russia is again concentrating troops and military hardware on the border with Ukraine. The images were taken by Colorado-based US space technology company Maxar Technologies.
However, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov denied this information and called it “deliberate disinformation”.
Later, Bloomberg published the report of Janes Company, which states that Russia is moving tanks to the Ukrainian border. This time, observers noticed a battalion of T80-U tanks in the Voronezh region.