The West seeks to create a state hostile to Russia on the Ukrainian territory where NATO will deploy its troops, Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Stanislav Gadzhimagomedov said on February 14 during the round table discussion at the Federation Council.
According to Gadzhimagomedov, the West is provoking Ukraine into carrying out military action to establish control over Donbas and Crimea.
“In Ukraine, the West continues to form a state hostile to our country… creating a foothold for the deployment of NATO troops on its territory. Political and military support from abroad is provoking Kiev to use force for establishing control over Donbas, and then Crimea,” said the Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.
In recent months, Western politicians and the mass media have repeatedly announced Russia’s alleged plans to invade Ukraine. Moscow has time and again denied such accusations. Despite this, the escalation of the situation around Ukraine is intensifying, as the anti-Russian information campaign has reached an unprecedented level. Kremlin believes that such a campaign is necessary to cover up a large-scale provocation preparations in Donbas, as well as to build up NATO military presence near the Russian borders.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency