Moscow Urges US to Stop Speculations About Russia Allegedly Preparing to Invade Ukraine
08:16 GMT 19.01.2022 (Updated: 13:27 GMT 06.08.2022)
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow urges the United States to stop spreading speculations about Russia's allegedly impending invasion of Ukraine, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
"The Russian side demanded to stop ... speculating about some impending Russian aggression," Zakharova told the Solovyov Live show on YouTube.
In recent months, the Western media, as well as state officials, have been circulating allegations that Russia is plotting an invasion of Ukraine; deploying "up to 100,000 troops" to the border. Moscow has repeatedly rejected the allegations, adding that it has the right to move its troops within its borders as needed. Russia has also pointed to the fact that NATO has been increasing its military presence close to the Russian border and providing financial assistance as well as weapons to Kiev.