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Level of threat increased: Ukraine’s Foreign Minister about risk of full-scale Russian invasion

Source : 112 Ukraine

Kuleba noted that the risk of a new large-scale Russian invasion has increased over the past month
10:57, 28 December 2021

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba
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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said the risk of a new large-scale Russian invasion has increased over the past month as RBK-Ukraine reported.

“We can say that this year the level of threat has increased significantly. Now over the last month - the threat level has increased, but it has not crossed the red line. You know, there is a red line on the thermometer at 37 degrees. We have come close to this red line in the last month, but we have not crossed it yet. And now all efforts are still directed precisely at preventing the risk of military escalation on the part of Russia,” Kuleba said.

Related: US is ready to support NATO's eastern flank countries in response to Russian threat – Sullivan

He noted that in December 2020 the security situation was more stable, the level of threat that existed from Russia was lower.

As we reported earlier, Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov exchanged data with intelligence services of Great Britain and the USA about the risks of the buildup of Russian troops around Ukraine.

Related: US, Russia to hold talks on nuclear weapons, Ukraine on January 10, - White House

Earlier, US intelligence revealed Russia's plans for a possible military invasion of Ukraine, which may take place in early 2022. According to sources, it is a probable attack from the annexed Crimea, across the border from Russia and through Belarus.

Recently, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov said that 122,000 Russian troops are 200 km away and 143.500 troops are 400 km away from the Russian-Ukrainian border.

 

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