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Russia denies US media reports of possible attacks on Ukraine

Military drills of the Ukrainian Airborne Strike Force in the Zhytomyr . region
FILE PHOTO: Servicemen of the Ukrainian Airborne Forces attend a military exercise in Zhytomyr Region, Ukraine November 21, 2021. Press service of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces Command / Information news via REUTERS

December 4, 2021

Russia has denied new US media reports of a possible Russian attack on Ukraine, accusing Washington of trying to aggravate the situation, Kommersant newspaper, citing a Foreign Ministry source, said. while blaming Moscow.

The Washington Post cited officials and an intelligence document on Saturday as saying that US intelligence believes Russia may be planning a multi-faceted attack on Ukraine as early as next year involving of 175,000 troops.

“The United States is conducting a special operation to aggravate the situation around Ukraine while transferring responsibility to Russia,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was quoted by Kommersant as saying.

“It is based on provocations near Russia’s borders with accusations,” she said.

US, NATO allies and Ukraine have accused Moscow of mass orchestrating the military https://www.reuters.com/world/top-us-general-milley-says-indicators-russian-military-moves-are -worrying-2021 -12-03 near the Ukraine border, and Kyiv says they are concerned Russia is planning an attack.

Moscow denies any plans to invade Ukraine, accusing Kyiv of building up its own forces to attack territory held by pro-Russian separatists.

They say they can move troops on Russian territory as they see fit and that they pose no external threat.

(Reporting by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Helen Popper)

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