Peskov: Russia has nothing to do with the cyberattack in Ukraine Earlier, Washington did not rule out that Russia is preparing a provocation in Ukraine as a pretext for “aggression”
Responding to US accusations that Moscow is preparing a provocation in Ukraine, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov recalled the world of lies and fake news. He stated this in an interview, his fragment was published on Twitter by The Hill.
The host asked him to assure that Russia was not planning an escalation in the neighboring state in the near future. The Kremlin spokesman categorically denied such intentions.
He quoted US national security adviser Jake Sullivan as promising to release the evidence within 24 hours. Russia, as Peskov pointed out, is still waiting for these confirmations.
“We live in a world of false accusations, fake news, and a world of lies. While this [accusations] somehow— clear and understandable— will not be proven, we will continue to believe that these are fakes, & mdash; he said.
Speaking of talks with the United States and NATO, Peskov said in an interview with CNN that, despite having “some understanding”, the parties are “completely different tracks”, which “causes concern”, Bloomberg quoted him as saying.
The Kremlin spokesman also denied allegations that Russia was involved in a cyberattack on the websites of Ukrainian state structures. “We are almost used to the fact that Ukrainians blame Russia for everything, even bad weather in their country,” — he pointed out. In particular, US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland stated that the attacks were carried out according to the “time-tested Russian scheme”.
Earlier, Sullivan, referring to intelligence data, said that Russia was looking for a pretext for an “invasion”; to Ukraine. “Our intelligence community is processing data that Russia is working to create a pretext for an invasion, including through sabotage, accusing Ukraine of preparing an attack on Russian forces in eastern Ukraine,” — he said, promising to provide information within a day.
According to CNN, the United States has information that Moscow is preparing a “task force to carry out a false flag operation in eastern Ukraine.” The Joe Biden administration believes that Russia may drop saboteurs weeks before the alleged “aggression”, the channel reported. The New York Times noted that the provocation “could provide Russian President Vladimir Putin with a pretext to order an invasion of some regions of Ukraine or the entire country.”
According to a spokeswoman White House Jen Psaki, “assault” should occur between mid-January and mid-February. According to her, “Russian agents of influence” began to fabricate provocations in the state media and the Internet in order to “justify Russian intervention and sow division in Ukraine.” Psaki confirmed that Russia is preparing a “false flag” operation in Ukraine. The Kremlin called these statements unfounded.
Regular accusations of Russia in the upcoming “invasion” to Ukraine were voiced after negotiations on security guarantees, which Moscow insists on, primarily the non-advancement of NATO to the east.
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