Kremlin: Biden statements on Russian "attack" escalate tensions
Russian Presidential Spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, responds to US President Joe Biden's statements about Russia's alleged "attack" on Ukraine in the next few days.
Statements about Russia's plans to "attack" Ukraine, including US President Joe Biden's, escalate the situation, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told Sputnik.
"Unfortunately, such statements continue to escalate tension," he said.
Biden: Risk of Russian "invasion" is very high
Earlier, Biden warned that "the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine is very high," adding that a diplomatic solution with Russia to the Ukrainian crisis is still possible.
In a press conference, he stated that a Russian invasion could happen "in the coming days," noting that he had "no intention" of contacting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
He believed that all indications suspect Russia will invade "to attack Ukraine."
In a speech to the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken repeated his accusations of Moscow of planning to "invade" Ukraine in the upcoming days, adding that Russia has mobilized more than 150,000 troops on Ukraine's borders.
It is noteworthy that Russia's Defense Ministry announced a few days ago withdrawing some Russian troops from the area near the border with Ukraine after completing their joint training missions with the Belarusian forces.
Zakharova: US running a media campaign
NATO and several Western countries have accused Russia in recent months of preparing an "attack in Ukraine", based on allegations that Russia has increased the number of its soldiers in areas near the Ukrainian border to 125,000 people.
For its part, Moscow rejects all these accusations, noting that the transfer of its forces in its territory is an internal matter.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, accused the United States of "running the media campaign about the so-called (the imminent Russian invasion) of Ukraine."