BERLIN (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 09th February, 2022) Before talks with the leaders of France and Poland, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated the three international locations have a standard evaluation of the state of affairs round Ukraine.
“Our common goal is to prevent a war in Europe. The movement of Russian troops toward the border of Ukraine is of great concern,” Scholz stated.
“Our assessment here is the same, just as the position: a new violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine is unacceptable, will entail large-scale consequences for Russia – political, economic and, of course, geostrategic,” he stated.
Kiev and Western states have lately expressed concern in regards to the alleged improve in “aggressive actions” by Russia close to the borders of Ukraine.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated Russia is shifting troops inside its territory and at its personal discretion. According to him, this doesn’t threaten anybody and shouldn’t fear anybody.
Russia has repeatedly rejected accusations by the West and Ukraine of “aggressive actions”, stating that it doesn’t threaten anybody and isn’t going to assault anybody, and that claims about “Russian aggression” are used as a pretext to deploy extra NATO army gear close to Russian borders.