Antonov said that the US statements about the invasion “show off”

Antonov: words of politicians about the attack on Ukraine during the Olympics are not supported by facts The Ambassador commented on the words of Jake Sullivan about a possible attack on Ukraine during the Olympics. According to Antonov, these statements are based on nothing and reflect the desire of the United States to “raise the degree of the propaganda campaign”

Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov

Statements by American politicians that Russia will “invade” to Ukraine “during the Olympics or after it” unsupported by evidence, said US Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov. His words are quoted by the Russian diplomatic mission on Facebook.

“We see in such statements only the desire of the administration to maximize the degree of the propaganda campaign against our country. To give the public the impression that “aggression” inevitable»,— stressed the diplomat.

U.S. officials, he said, continue to “show off” by not giving details of the intelligence on which they base their statements.

On Friday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that Russia could launch an invasion of Ukraine “at any moment,” including during the Beijing Olympics. He added that Washington continues to record “very disturbing” signs of escalation, including the arrival of new Russian forces on the border with Ukraine.

Following Blinken, the beginning of the conflict during the Olympics, which will end on February 20, was allowed by Joe Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan. He noted that the United States does not yet know whether Vladimir Putin has made the final decision. Sullivan said that Russia, if it decided to attack, could attack Kiev. The invasion, he said, could start with an air attack.

Russia has repeatedly stressed that it is not going to invade Ukraine. The Foreign Ministry declared the inadmissibility of “even a thought” about the war.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on February 6 that he did not see the risk of an imminent Russian invasion. Subsequently, he explained that Russian troops had not yet formed strike groups on the border that could launch an invasion.

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