Russia made a number of statements about the escalation in Ukraine

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Situation near Russia’s borders could ignite at any moment, – Peskov

Moscow is declaring the threat of an escalation of the situation in Ukraine with new force, accusing the Armed Forces of Ukraine of provocations in the Donbass.

Russia declares that the situation in Donbas has worsened over the past 24 hours, accusing the Ukrainian military of provocative actions, reports TASS on Thursday, February 17th.

“Over the past 24 hours, we have been hearing reports that, they say, Russia retains a huge strike potential on the border, but we are talking about our own territory. But no one, not a single Western representative, talks about the huge strike potential of the Ukrainian armed forces on the line And, coupled with provocative actions that have only intensified in the last day or several days, this is a very, very dangerous situation,” said Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the President of Russia.

According to him, the situation near the borders of Russia can ignite at any moment.

“Every moment risks moving from the realm of information attacks to consequences that will cause a new outbreak of war in the immediate vicinity of our borders,” Peskov said.

In turn, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he did not know whether the escalation around Ukraine would end on February 20.

“As for February 20, the question is not for me. On February 20, our exercises end, as it was announced. Whether the escalation will end on February 20, I don’t know, because we are not inflating it, we are not doing it,” he said.

Lavrov added that Russia will decide for itself how and by what means to ensure its security.

Recall that today it became known about the shelling of Stanytsia Luhanska and nearby villages. In particular, separatist shelling hit a kindergarten And railway depot. The separatists also claim to intensify the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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