The situation in Ukraine is now similar to that observed in Georgia before the events of 2008. This was stated by the Foreign Intelligence Service (FIS) of the Russian Federation.
"The provocative policy of the United States and the European Union, which deliberately strengthens Kyiv's sense of permissiveness and impunity, is extremely worrying. We observed a similar situation in Georgia on the eve of the 2008 events. Then Saakashvili "broke free from the chains" and tried to destroy Russian peacekeepers and the civilian population of South Ossetia. It cost him dearly," the message says.
Russian Foreign Intelligence Service said that the information about the concentration of forces in Russia for a military invasion of Ukraine was "absolutely untrue."
"The Americans are painting a terrible picture of how hordes of Russian tanks will begin to crush Ukrainian cities, convincing them that they have some "reliable information" about such intentions of Russia," the statement said.
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.
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.
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.
President Volodymyr Zelensky reacted to the information of Western mass media about the concentration of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine. According to him, "psychological pressure" from Russia on Ukraine has not been effective for a long time.