(UnitedVoice.com) – Russia has roughly 100,000 troops along the Ukrainian border, stoking fears of an invasion. An official of the Russian government is claiming the real problem is NATO – but the US isn’t buying that excuse.
On January 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria the soldiers are on the border to prevent NATO from invading Ukraine. According to the official, when Germany was reunited, the US allegedly promised NATO wouldn’t “expand its military infrastructure or political infrastructure eastwards.” He claimed the international organization violated the agreement and has been expanding for decades. Now, he alleges the US military has made Russia feel as though its national security was “endangered.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russia will no longer "tolerate" NATO's eastward expansion and "gradual invasion" into Ukraine. https://t.co/Jncock0VeB
— Newsmax (@newsmax) January 17, 2022
Putin is vehemently against the possibility of Ukraine joining NATO. His officials have demanded the US and NATO bar the country from entering the international organization. Both have refused to create such a prohibition.
While Putin’s spokesperson is making accusations, US intelligence officials reportedly believe Moscow is planning a false flag operation to use as a pre-text for invading Ukraine.
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan believes the possibility is high that Russia will, in fact, invade Ukraine.
What do you think? Do you think Peskov was being honest?
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