Putin Spokesman: Russia Won’t Invade Ukraine – Unless it’s ‘Provoked’

Putin Spokesman: Russia Won’t Invade Ukraine – Unless it’s ‘Provoked’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman pledged Tuesday that his country will not launch a war with Ukraine, but he warned of threats from Kyiv that may require military action.
Russian President Vladimir Putin leads a meeting with officials via videoconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Ukraine did not attack Now

Russia will not attack Ukraine and is not harboring aggressive plans. a Kremlin spokesman said Tuesday also not rul out military action following what Moscow considers fearsome threats from Kyiv.

anyone is not going to attack by Russia

“Russia is not going to attack anyone,Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, told reporters Tuesday morning, according to a translation of his remarks. It’s not like that.
He add however that Russia remains deeply concerned about provocative actions of the Ukrainian Arm Forces on the line of contact as well as preparations for a possible military solution to the Donbas problem.



U.S. leaders recently warned

We don’t know what President Putin’s intentions are. But we do know what’s happened in the past.  He said the U.S. and its partners had real concerns about Russia’s unusual military activity.

The Pentagon confirmed midday Tuesday

The Pentagon confirmed midday Tuesday that its top officer Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had spoken with his Russian counterpart Gen. Valery Gerasimov a continuation of communication between both leaders to ensure risk reduction and operational deconfliction.  Both by policy usually do not release specific details of their calls.

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For seven years, Russia has supported separatist militants in eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk provinces, known collectively as the Donbas.

Russia’s dramatic escalation of forces

Russia’s dramatic escalation of forces on its side of the border with Ukraine to its east. combined with the deployment of special operations troops to Belarus to the north and the mobilization of previously staged forces in Crimea to the south has . Western efforts to defend Ukraine.

Renewed conflict in Ukraine

It assesses Moscow has mobilized as many as 115,000 Russian forces as a part of the campaign to intimidate Ukraine.

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Russian state news on Tuesday almost gleefully reported supposed rolling blackouts in parts of Ukraine in response to shortages wrought by Russia .

seizing up coal exports earlier this month.

Russia’s deputy UN ambassador said Thursday that Moscow will never invade Ukraine unless it is first provoked by its neighbor or someone else, then cited what he called many threats from Ukraine and provocative actions by US warships in the Black Sea.

Dmitry Polyansky was responding to a question about the buildup of troops along Russia’s frontier with Ukraine, which has led to stepped up US pressure and an assurance Wednesday from Secretary of State Antony Blinken to the Ukrainian foreign minister that the American commitment to Ukraine’s security and territorial integrity is “ironclad” and will not change.

Polyansky was asked if Russia planned to invade Ukraine.


“There are a lot of threats coming from Ukraine,” Polyansky quickly added. “And don’t forget that the American warships around the Black Sea acting very close.”
“So, every day is a very difficult day to avoid direct clash in the Black Sea. We warned our American colleagues that this is a real provocation,” he told reporters at U.N. headquarters.

Blinken said the U.S. did not know


“We don’t have clarity into Moscow’s intentions, but we do know its playbook,”

he said. has repeatedly denied any presence of its troops in eastern Ukraine.


“We have the right to concentrate our troops wherever we want,” Polyansky said. “This is not Ukrainian territory. This is Russian territory”


U.S. ‘Escalating’ Russia-Ukraine Tensions by Arming Kiev – Kremlin

The United States is “escalating” the tense situation between Kiev and Moscow by sending weapons and military advisers to Ukraine, the Kremlin said Tuesday.


U.S. Intel Believes Russian Invasion of Ukraine ‘Imminent’ – Bloomberg

The United States has warned European allies that Russia is readying for a possible invasion of Ukraine “on a scale far greater than seven years ago,” Bloomberg reported Monday.

Russia has been accused by the West of funding and arming pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine since the outbreak of conflict there in 2014, claims Moscow denies.

U.S. intelligence shared with some NATO members reportedly expresses “high confidence” that Russia could invade Ukraine from annexed Crimea, the western Russian border and Belarus as soon as next year, Bloomberg reported.

It added that its sources “said it is likely [Putin] has not yet decided what to do.”

Russia Unlikely to Invade Ukraine Despite Ratcheting Tensions, Experts Believe

Growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine are unlikely to lead to a full-blown invasion because of the enormous military, economic and human costs such action would provoke, experts told The Moscow Times on Monday.

Russia has been mustering military units on its border with Ukraine this month, in moves the EU on Friday called “rather worrying,” as the long-running standoff between the two becomes more unpredictable.



“I don’t know what it would achieve. The losses would be huge, and the potential gains very limited.”


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