The number of Russian forces at the borders of Ukraine is increasing

A spokesman for the US Department of Defense, “Pentagon”, revealed, on Friday, that the numbers of Russian forces at the border of Ukraine It is increasing, and that his country will announce sending equipment to Kiev in the coming hours.

He said at a press conference, calm down with Russia It begins with the removal of the military buildup from the borders of Ukraine, noting that the Russian military buildup in eastern Ukraine cannot be described as training exercises.

He also announced that NATO will carry out extensive maneuvers using an aircraft carrier and submarines to deter threats.

An American threat to retaliate

This came, while the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, announced earlier today, after the end of the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, that Washington is ready to discuss the security issues raised by Russia, stressing his country’s commitment to supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and the right of its people to self-determination, threatening Responding to any attack, even if it is not military.

He stressed in a separate press conference after the end of the press conference of his Russian counterpart in Geneva, that Russia would face consequences and international condemnation if it attacked Ukraine, adding, “Russia must choose the path it wants regarding the Ukraine crisis.”

Russian forces near the border of Ukraine (Archive – Reuters)

Russia is mobilizing

He stressed that the window of the diplomatic track is open with Moscow, noting that “we can find common ground to resolve the crisis.”

He also added, “Russia is amassing forces on the borders of Ukraine and has already invaded,” threatening to respond to any Russian attack, “even if it was not military.”

Relations between Russia and NATO, led by the United States, have recently been tense due to the increase in its military presence near the Russian borders under the pretext of protecting Ukraine from a “potential Russian threat”, which Moscow considers a violation of the basic document of relations between the two sides. And confirms the incorrectness of Western fears of preparing to invade Ukraine.

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